I have enjoyed creating things from young; drawing, macramé, jewelry, poetry and eventually stories. I started writing around 7th grade shortly after being introduced to the poetry and works of Dr. Maya Angelou. So when I began writing, I tried to emulate the world in which writing takes me.
I started ‘Crimson Awakening: The 1st Line’ several years ago when I lived in Charlotte, NC. It was originally call ‘I Married a Vampire’. I was inspired by the fantasy books I read by Karen Marie Moning and Stephanie Myers. I wondered if there were authors who straddled the boundary between the young adult world and mature adults. Many mothers like myself read and enjoyed Twilight and rallied behind the characters.
So I wanted to create a vampire novel that created the fantasy world but for adults. So Crimson Awakening creates that. Instead of vampires being born of total darkness, they were created from the deities that walked the earth thousands of years ago.
I wanted to tell a different story, not the typical vampire tale. This one is steeped in the Khemetic (Egyptian) ‘mythology’ if you will. Even though the story takes place in New York City the characters and their history are just like the New York population, immigrants to America to make a better life.
Crimson Awakening is a love story that was written years before it takes place in modern times.