Rich Douglas is from New Orleans, Louisiana where he has lived the majority of his life. He loves teaching, storm chasing, Nintendo Wii and drinking orange soda while he writes young adult fiction, urban fantasy and science ficton.
The First book of the The Eliza Felding Trilogy, The Magical Tale of Eliza Felding, is available now in paperback and kindle. Set in New Orleans in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina, and influenced by Harry Potter, Twightlight and other exciting books, the first book combines a mixture of action, romance and of course magic to set the tone. Also available is The Secret of the Dogs, a tale of four very different dogs set on a quest to save a young boy from being abused. (Amazon)
BBB: What inspired me you to write Vampire World?
RD: I have always wanted to write a good YA novel, especially since they are so popular these days with readers of all ages. I was questioned why I would spend the time and effort to write a novel on what some said was a washed up genre: vampires. However, I didn’t believe it was washed up, as there are many readers that still would love to read about these fascinating creatures of the un-dead. I felt it just needed a new twist: a new world completely controlled, populated and ruled by vampires. Now I’ve got your attention?
RD: Janice FreeCut lives in Vampire World. She can’t remember anything about her past because she was involved in an accident. All she knows is that her parents were killed and she survived, but has lost her memory.
She feels like she has lived somewhere else many years ago, though but can’t recall where. One thing is for sure though, she loves drinking blood!
BBB: What advice can you off others on becoming a better writers?
RD: Read every day! Write every day! Don’t procrastinate! Don’t forget that the writing process is more than writing! It includes editing, marketing and reading as well! Learn how to market you books on the internet! Find a publisher like Great Minds Think Aloud (GMTA) that can help you market your books on the internet! Then you should be good to go!