Lilith is a mystery. There are varying accounts of who or what Lilith is, including references to her in the Talmud as a demon. Some traditions hold that Lilith was the first wife of Adam. And some lore, of course, tells of Lilith as being a vampire. There’s a lot of contradicting information out there.…Continue readingLilith, vampire of mystery
Sweetblood is a fantastic young adult vampire book. I read it when I was a teenager, and felt really connected to the main character, Lucy Szabo. She’s a girl who feels like she is different from others, and thinks that no one can really understand her. Unique, right? But in that common experience, this book…Continue readingSweetblood
Something I get asked on a regular basis, whether it’s in an interview or by a reader, is if I believe that vampires exist. After all I do love vampires and write about them everyday, so you would think the obvious answer is that yes, I do. But truth be told, it’s not that simple…Continue readingDo I Believe In Vampires?
There are many vampire animals that we know of, bats and fish being the most common. But, a chicken? Yep, this vampire legend comes from Hungary and it entails a hen, or rather the egg of a hen, that has vampire tendencies and eventually will leave their owner sick and weak after drinking their blood.…Continue readingA Vampire Legend from Hungary
There is some research that suggests ancient India was the original source of the vampire legends. Stories of undead, bloodsucking creatures may have traveled from India to places like Romania, Russia, and other lands, to form what our ideas of the vampire are today. Earliest myths of vampire-like creatures seem to come from India, and…Continue readingVampire Myths Originated in India