Steven Van Patten

Author Steven Van Patten takes a new and creative approach to the classic vampire tale in his “Brookwater’s Curse” series of books. We also discuss his thriller “Killer Genius”.

Interview Highlights

  • I explain how I almost miss our interview time
  • We talk about Steven’s motivation for creating the Brookwater’s Curse series
  • Steven describes the history of African Americans in the horror genre and how he is changing that in his books
  • We talk about how different the life of an African American vampire would be if they lived in the 1800’s, 1900’s and today
  • Steven helps us understand the root cause of the beef between Werewolves and Vampires and how we can draw parallels to today
  • The process of developing the extensive world in the Brookwater’s Curse is explained
  • We switch gears and talk about Steven Van Patten’s book “Killer Genius”
  • Steven explains what motivated him to create “Killer Genius” and how he brings a new flavor with his novel
  • We discuss the process Steven used to write this story from the viewpoint of the female protagonist
  • We learn about Steven’s readers reactions to the books and his very special Beta reader
  • We talk about the “Colors in Darkness” Facebook group and how the group has affected and help Steven in his writing process

Follow Steven Van Patten

Website:  www.laughingblackvampire.com

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/laughingblackvampire
https://www.facebook.com/Steven-Van-Patten-SVP-129361770518443/
https://www.facebook.com/Brookwaters-Curse-119367184744776/
https://www.facebook.com/KillerGeniusSerial/
https://www.facebook.com/Rudys-Night-Out-1184670768255175/

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Brookwater’s Curse Volume One

Brookwater’s Curse Volume One

Christian Brookwater is a former Georgia plantation slave who became a vampire during the 1860s. His long, tumultuous life takes a complicated turn when he is forced to travel to modern-day Senegal to rescue a child from a vengeful werewolf prince. It is here that Christian uncovers a plot that woul... More info →
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Brookwater’s Curse Volume Three: Extinction Agenda

Brookwater’s Curse Volume Three: Extinction Agenda

Armed with a new, prestigious title and his family and friends still at his side, vampire Christian Brookwater has spent the last four years helping to cure the werewolves of their insatiable bloodlust. The only problem is that his funding is coming from vampire taxes. Christian is about to be call... More info →
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Brookwater’s Curse Volume Two

Brookwater’s Curse Volume Two

In the vampire nation, the civil war Christian Brookwater sought to prevent has become a harsh reality.On one side stands the High Counselors. Once considered great and benevolent rulers, their web of deception has unraveled, revealing them to be nothing more than self-serving power mongers. To pres... More info →
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Killer Genius

Killer Genius

Imagine if you lived in a world where you couldn’t be racist, sexist, an uneducated bully or even a career criminal without being killed. That’s at least part of the vision of The Killer Genius, the most elusive serial killer in human history. Her methods are diverse and her knowledge is unfatho... More info →
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