Ann Greyson is the author of The Lonely Vampire – “This tale of a good vampire will hold up on its own and engage your imagination right up to the conflict with the werewolf, who at long last finds the missing vampire from Transylvania. Or does he? The stakes are higher than ever in this dark, engrossing story full of passion, humor, and has such a good finish, people who read it will feel like they are waiting for the ball to drop on New Year’s Eve and, when it does drop, you don’t see it coming and that’s the reason you’ll adore this book.”
When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
In 2013, my first idea for Gotham Kitty came which I developed into a short screenplay which became PuRR, a TV short program broadcast on television in 2018. In between 2013 and 2018, other ideas came which I also turned into independent short TV programs one of those being The Lonely Vampire in 2017.
What is your book about?
The Lonely Vampire is about Ileana Vladislava, a lone vampire that flees to England from Transylvania in 1578 after an uprising by Hungarians and Romanians against vampires in the region. Hundreds of years later, Ileana who now lives in a castle in Newcastle upon Tyne, must confront her fears and take on the task of creating a new vampire when she spots the right candidate in Myrna Ivester.
Why did you want to write this book?
I feel it is a unique vampire story that incorporates the vampire history in Romania to present day notions about how vampires really are. I think important too is the exploration of the relationships among the many women characters concerning their beliefs and traditions within the conventions of society.
What do you hope other people will take away from reading your book?
An understanding into the nature of the vampire world and some laughs from the quirks of some of the characters such as Ileana Vladislava and Lorraine Krag. The book is a dark comedy with the intent to entertain those who read it.
How long did it take to write your book?
It took me seven months to write The Lonely Vampire, as it was adapted from a short screenplay for a short TV program of the same name that appeared on television in New York in 2017.
What’s next for you?
I am currently writing Gotham Kitty, about a cat-woman from outer space that lands in East Africa. This book will release in early Spring 2021.
How can our readers get a copy of your book?
Paperback and e-book editions of the novel are available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble. Walmart and numerous other retailers online.
ABOUT ANN GREYSON:
ANN GREYSON’s debut novel is Never-DEAD released in 2019. Other writing credits include book reviews for Goodreads website, poetry for The Muse literary & arts magazine, and theatre reviews for Talent Magazine. She has a passion for creating fictional characters for television, acting in the programs: i Citizen, SpaceWoman Light-years Apart, Birdwatcher, PuRR, The Out World, and Never-DEAD. Ann portrays Ileana Vladislava in The Lonely Vampire short television program broadcast on Manhattan Neighborhood Network’s Lifestyle Channel 2 in 2017. Inspiration for the lead character in Gotham Kitty, the latest novel she is working on, gets its inspiration from a dance performance in 2006 where Ann portrayed the cat Victoria in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats musical.