Wednesday, June 22, 2011

From Stevens

That child is more powerful than anyone I've encountered in decades upon decades of warring with both humans and Vamps. How good does it feel to almost be killed by a boy that can't even shave yet? Not very! But there will be other opportunities....

Friday, June 17, 2011


Sure, most lawyers are bloodsuckers. But just because I'm a vampire doesn't make me one of them, does it?

Saturday, March 26, 2011


What I'm worried about -- other than the fact I may be turning into a vampire -- is that I'm pretty sure the person trying to abduct my son is my psychotic brother-in-law. I really don't want Alden to be raised by a terrorist...

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Dylan says...

Just because those fools Ramenov and Stevens failed to abduct my nephew doesn't mean I'm going to lay down and give up. What kind of Fallen Master just gives up at the first sign of adversity? After the bloodletting I will let another pair of my best soldiers try...and they will not fail...

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

From Alden

What is the deal with my uncle? I know he thinks I'm the Destined but he needs to get a grip. Just because I look like the kid mentioned in the Draclavian and I beat the crap out of his Russian henchman doesn't necessarily mean anything. It's hard enough being a Vamp in a human world (with a human sister and father, no less), without having to deal with this. I'm not worried about uniting all Vamps or anything of the sort!! The main thing on my mind is getting a new iPod...

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Virtues of Being Sick

I hate being sick (who doesn't?). But I will say, one of the nice things about being an author is that being sick gives you a great opportunity to catch up on your writing.

To wit: Five days of illness, 120 pages of Z-Day. We're that far along. I've finally merged the beginning and middle (which I inadvertently wrote first, thinking it was the middle). This required major editing, beefing up of certain sections, and writing several new chapters.

And now I have a clear idea of what happens next. So off we go!

Also I'm on Twitter now...@jsteeleauthor. Up to 30 followers. Follow me!

More soon...

Monday, February 7, 2011

Coming together!

Z Day is way harder to write than VEMPIRE. That book came out of me like water from a fire hose. I literally couldn't stop the flow. Z-Day is much more painstaking. I'm getting there but finding it's much harder to write in the first person. Also, the particulars are revealing themselves to me in a much different way. A more laborious process. I started out writing the middle, thinking it was the beginning. Then I realized it was actually the middle. So now I've been writing the beginning, and I'm ***this close*** to attaching the two. Once that starts, I think I can cruise through the end pretty easily. I hope. Important thing is to just keep Joe Sabah always says, ideas are a dime a dozen, but people who follow through are PRICELESS. Whoot.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Taking the Plunge

So my agent tells me it's time for a blog...

I don't really have time for a proper post right now but I'll say this:

VEMPIRE is about to be submitted (Yay!!) and...

There's mayhem in Z-DAY as Cassie and her motley crew are being attacked by zombies outside the New England Aquarium.

I'm ready to tie the middle (already written) and the beginning (been working on it) in the next few days, then write the end in the coming month or two.

That would make three books down with a few more in the hopper.