About Billie: After keeping journals and diaries in her teens and aspiring to be a writer, Billie Sue Mosiman studied English Literature as her major at the University of Alabama. Hoping to experience the Hippie Revolution in 1968 in order to further her writing, she traveled to San Francisco and then to Long Beach, California where she met her husband-to-be. Throughout her twenties and early thirties, she wrote short stories and finally began work on novels. She had three NY agents before going with the William Morris Agency in 1982. Her first novel, WIREMAN, was sold in 1983. In ensuing years, she published thirteen novels and more than one hundred fifty short stories. One novel was nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel and later another novel was nominated for the Stoker Award for Superior Novel. She taught writing for AOL online and Writer's Digest. She was an editor, a columnist, a book reviewer, and published articles and poetry. Today she travels frequently and is writing a new horror novel, BLACK WINGS.
Vampires Suck and That's Why We Love Them
Nora asked me to stick up for vampires since she'd had a guest blogger who did the same for zombies. First off, let me say I like zombies just fine and dandy. I've written a zombie story that you can find in my hardcover collection of short stories, DARK MATTER. (This story will soon be in an e-book collection.) But I've written about all sorts of paranormal creatures, so I'm an equal opportunity lover of the non-human. These sorts of characters give writers the freedom to explore completely different worlds and even emotions that might be different from what we feel as humans. So I love them all, take that as a given.
So I have no quibble with the zombie or the werewolf or the vampire or the angel or the ghost. I love them all equally well, but so far, my work has concentrated on vampire and angel so I can say for sure that we don't have to settle for one or the other, pin all our love on one, or disrespect those who choose an immortal that is not the one we have chosen to write about. We can have them all. We can love and enjoy them all. I know I do.