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ellen1I recently interviewed Ellen Shreiber, author of the Vampire Kisses series amongst other books. Check out her website at http://www.ellenschreiber.com/! She has some exciting books news to share you all of you. Book 7 in the Vampire Kisses series, Royal Blood, will be out in June. Also, all of the Vampire Kisses book covers are getting a make-over! So here is my interview with her, enjoy!

How thrilling is it to walk into a bookstore and see your books on the shelves? It is amazing!!! Mostly a surreal, feeling. But I get excited every time I see them.

Was the publishing process hard? My brother was instrumental in the beginning. He showed my first book to his Dutch publisher and that publisher took my book. I was ecstatic! That publisher published the other books I wrote. However, it took a little longer to get it to US publishers, since I didn’t have an agent. I sent Teenage Mermaid to Katherine Tegen at HarperCollins when I read that she was taking unsolicited (not represented by an agent) manuscripts. I was amazed to hear back from her that she wanted to publish it–and two of my other novels. She’s also been instrumental in my career!

Do you need to have something or be somewhere specific when you write? No, I usually can write anywhere. I have an overactive imagination and it helps to write it down sometimes–even if I’m not at the computer. Otherwise, I just remember the scenes and write them down later. I usually switch the location that I write it–to keep things fresh.

From what or where do you get your inspiration? Everything–love, moods, a title that I come up with.

It must be hard to write a series. Do you ever get tired of the characters and wish you could start something new? I do love writing about Raven and Alexander. I don’t get tired, but rather inspired by continuing their story–but I do have some other novels I work on in between writing them.

Why do you think people today are so in love with vampires? I think it’s nice to escape and romance is always hot. Also, vampires are very sexy and alluring. I think they are popular all the time.

What is one thing readers might be interested to know about you? That when I’m not writing, I love to shopp on ebay.

Ms. Schreiber has also been kind enough to give away one of her books!  She is even autographing it!! One winner will have his/her choice of a paperback of Vampire Kisses or a hardback of the Coffin Club. This contest ends 11:59 p.m. Central on February 27, 2009. I will then pick a random winner using random.org and e-mail them, they will have 2 days to respond, otherwise I will pick another winner. To enter all you need to do is leave a comment saying that you would like to win. Please provide your first name and a valid e-mail address.

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Good luck everybody!!