Vampire Queen’s Seal of Approval

The extraordinarily gracious and talented Charlaine Harris, creator of the Sookie Stackhouse series  — the next book, DEADLOCKED, hits May 1 — has given RED, WHITE, AND BLOOD an enthusiastic review on her blog. Which is pretty freaking incredible for me. Christopher Farnsworth’s premise – that the presidents of the U.S. have, starting with Andrew Johnson, had a […]

On The Road Again…

John Scalzi (the man, the myth, the best-selling author) gave me a guest spot in his BIG IDEA series, where writers try to explain the big idea behind their latest books.I wrote about how I killed Osama Bin Laden. You might have seen something in the news about that. T-shirt giveaway is back on until […]

"Well, Mr. Mayor?"

Nathan Fillion is already an A-lister to me. (Wow. That looks really creepy when it’s typed out like that.) Why do “True Blood’s” vamps have their fangs on the laterals, not the cuspids? This is actually something that’s bothered me for a while. Leave it to The Answer B!tch to uncover the truth. The weirdest […]

The Vampire Queen of the USA

I was lucky enough to meet Charlaine Harris at Comic-Con in San Diego this year. We sat on a panel of vampire lit authors together, where I was the token male. Everyone, with maybe five exceptions, was there to see Ms. Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse books that inspired HBO’s “True Blood.” (If you’re […]

School (of) Sucks

University to offer master’s degree in vampire literature. (Via Topless Robot and FilmDrunk.) “Vampires used to be rooted in the past, representing something primitive; now they are about modern culture, living in cities, listening to punk music, embracing technology. Some are even female, and vegetarian.” George claims that change reflects the fact that vampire stories […]