David Burton

I have completed my interview with David Burton author of Blood Justice which I recently did a book review on. Thank you for taking the time to do the interview with me and I look forward to reading more of your work in the future. Check out the book review that I did on Blood Justice by clicking HERE!

Check out the books that we have listed by David Burton here: Vampires

What was your inspiration for the book Blood Justice?
I don’t know where it came from, but the first line, “Justine Kroft died for the first time at 11:26 on a Tuesday night,” came into my head. I was instantly intrigued. It implied a second death which implied a Vampire and the What Ifs took over from there. And I’ve always been drawn to strong women characters. And Blood Justice has three! And I’ve always been drawn to unrequited injustice, as in revenge.

When can we expect to see book two in the series: Blood on the Water?
It’s in the hands of my publisher, By Light Unseen Media. No pub date yet. This year I hope.

Who is your biggest supporter and why?
My wife, even though she’s gone through some periods as a Writer’s Widow. We’ve pretty much worked through all that.

Do you enjoy reading other books about vampires and if so what is your favorite?
I do enjoy other vampire books, but as much as I like strong women characters, a little bit of snarky female vamps goes a long way. I read all over the place – historical, sci-fi, mystery, crime, thriller, supernatural/paranormal, non-fiction. I know there’s vampires in all those genres, but I haven’t come across a good contemporary, non-snarky, non-wisecracking every other sentence, vampire series I can sink my teeth into. Ha! Sorry about that, I couldn’t resist. I am open to suggestions.

How long did it take you to complete the book Blood Justice from start to finish and how many books total do you see being in the series?
With working, at a San Diego boatyard with an 85 mile round trip commute, writing, and all the other miscellanea of life, about 1 ½ years.

Ideally, in my head, I see four books before a slightly out-of-sequence novella, Down Home (see next question), and probably three more after that.

Are you currently working on any other books?
I’m more or less finished on a sci-fi vampire mystery novella, Down Home, featuring Simone Gireaux from Blood Justice. It takes place about 35 years in the future on a space station.

Before staring on a longer project, I’d like to write the fourth short story, A Night at the Casino (?) in the An Accidental Vampire series. These stories will eventually follow Simone from 1648 when she was accidentally changed to present day when she meets Justine Kroft. Most of the stories will touch on moments in history. Info and links at – dcburtonwriting.wordpress.com

What one word would you use to describe yourself and why?
Persistent, or stubborn. Once I start something I don’t ,or won’t, let it go until it’s finished. Unlike back in the day when I wasn’t known as someone who could be counted on to follow through.

Do you have a favorite author and if so do you believe they have impacted the writer that you are today?
If the book is good, my favorite author is which ever one wrote what I’m reading at any particular time – if it’s good. China Mieville’s Perdido Street Station at the moment. Very strange.

I have to add Terry Brooks. His Word and Void series, starting with Running with the Demon, really turned me on to all things supernatural.

I know that many of your books involve something to do with sailing or water and I am just curious if this helps you to continue to live out your love for the work that you did for many years?
Yes. I do like the water and sailing. You might add Optimistic to my list of descriptives. I probably won’t build another boat (it’s a lot of work), but someday I’ll go bluewater sailing again. If you and, say, 5000 of your closest friends buy a book or two, that should float my boat.

What advice would you give to new authors?
Read; write; if you’re planning to self-publish read up on all the promotional tools available; write; at first, stick with writing in one genre; write some more.

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