Wednesday, 2 February 2011
Author Spotlight Week - Stephanie Burkhart shares her passions for paranormals
People at work often ask me "What are you writing?" and I usually reply: "My novel." They raise an eyebrow. "How do you come up with ideas for your writing?" I usually tap my temple with my finger and smile. "You'd be surprised by what goes on up here."
I grew up watching Creature Double Feature in the 1970's as a young girl. They had zombies, godzilla, vampires, werewolves, Frankensteins, and all of them gave me a good scare. Those creepy characters resonated with me growing up.
As a young adult, I loved Anne Rice's Mayfair Witches and vampire books. In the 1990's, Gary Oldman's Dracula spooked me out.
I took to writing seriously for publication in 2001 and wrote a sweet military romance and a pair of contemporaries. Then I saw Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabhan in the movie theatre and it rekindled the flame I had for paranormals. I wanted to write my own paranormal stories. The Budapest Moon series is the outgrowth. It's set in an exotic locale and focuses on the man and his humanity despite his condition.
Imagination can drive you wild on occasion, can't it? Wink.