People think vampires are creatures of the Old World.But before modern borders divided the lands around it, the Caribbean Sea was better known as the Spanish Main.
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Paramaribo is one of the only places where a large yacht can be safely anchored along the coast of Suriname. It’s also, conveniently, one of the places that an ex-vampire sea-faring businessman might legitimately be expected to be familiar with.
Death is for the Living: a tale of vampire hunters and intrigue set on and around the Spanish Main…because in the Tropics, night comes early.
Cristina Batista: I find that the facts remain the facts no matter your beliefs. It makes my job a little easier, in some ways. Vampires have a vested interest in human ignorance, so populated areas can provide good cover under the right circumstances.
Guadeloupe. It’s a convenient place to stop for sail repairs, as I found out – or, of course, for a fleeing team of vampire hunters to pause and stock up.
The crew of the Artemis base in Nassau, Bahamas. Nassau is the capital of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, It’s a thriving city, providing plenty of cover.
Jean Vignaud: Take-out is one of my favourite things of this century. If you are trying to put the Frenchman at his ease by asking about food, be assured: I am quite relaxed.
The inspiration for Mama Gale: Believe it or not, my godmother by courtesy was a lady named Cyralene Gale, and she ran the Bequia Bookshop until sometime in the early 1990s.
Sun, sails…and vampires: incongruous trio of concepts. When I first floated (aha) the idea of vampire hunters based on a yacht in the Caribbean, I expected to get shot down in flames.
Vampire hunter. The ones who don’t stand by and do nothing. The crew of the Artemis are an eclectic bunch, but they have exactly one thing in common; they fight to save your ass from something you don’t even believe in.