Monday, January 9, 2012

John Hundley Interview

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1. What is The Draculata Nest about?
   Wow. I don’t want to say too much, because I’m afraid I’ll give away some things about the story that are now being revealed to me in the sequel, but The Draculata Nest is set against the backdrop of a war that’s been going on between vampires and werewolves for over twelve millennia, a fight for the future of the human race. Clifford Crane, within whom the lycanthropic gene has slept for over fifty years, is turned into a werewolf by a Uwharrie Indian shaman, herself a werewolf, who thinks Clifford is the red wolf of prophecy, the one foretold to lead the wolves to final victory over the vampires. After turning him, she dies before telling him of the prophecy, and leaving him a lone wolf in a town full of vampires.
   When a traveling nest of vampires, masquerading as a troupe of performance artists called Draculata, comes to Clifford’s town and tries to seduce a friend of his, the young and beautiful Danielle Anderson, Clifford intervenes. He kills one of the Draculata vampires, launching a series of events that leads him on a journey of self-discovery and drawing him into the middle of the ancient war.

2. Do you play any games on facebook?
Absolutely not!  Many of my friends do, but, I mean, where do y’all find the time?

3. Which is your favorite? Why? (If the answer to Question 2 was a yes)

4. Where is your favorite place to travel to? Why?
I live in North Carolina, and like the state, I’m torn between the mountains and the sea. I love backpacking, so I try to spend a few weeks each year on the trails in the western part of the state. However, I also relish the times I can get to the beach. Incidentally, a great part of the action in the sequel takes place along the Outer Banks, a magical strip of beach on the eastern end of our fair state, where, alas, vampires abound.

5. Do you plan on writing another book soon?
I hope to have The Dragon of Doughton Park finished and published by late spring/early summer 2012. There will be at least one more book , Red Wolf Rising, before Clifford Crane’s story is done.

6. When did you get your first book published?
DN is my first. Thank god for the recent self-publishing revolution. I first published it on amazon kdp over Thanksgiving weekend, 2011.

7. Are you planning on having any book signings? If so, where and when?
Nothing planned, so far.

8. What was your favorite cartoon when you were a kid?
Okay, this is definitely going to date me, but I am still convinced that Rocky and Bullwinkle was the best cartoon show of all time.

9. What inspires you to write?
Since starting the Red Wolf Novels project, I’ve become very intrigued with the characters. I honestly don’t know what they’re going to do next, so each writing session is truly an adventure. More recently, I’ve begun to get feedback from readers who also want to know what will happen next, which is thrilling and inspirational to me.

10. Thank you! Is there anything else you'd like to say?
Thank you for reviewing the book, and I hope everyone enjoys it half as much as I enjoyed writing it.

John Hundley, PrincessReviews's Tasha Nicole

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