I was excited to attend Bill Blume’s book launch of Gidion’s Blood, the second in the Gidion Keep, vampire hunter series set in Richmond, Va.
Held at the Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, the book launch was slightly different than Blume’s debut novel. This time, author Tee Morris interviewed Blume, discussing the new book, writing challenges and moments that save a writer from despair.
Welcome to my Working Title inaugural podcast. I interview friend and fellow James River Writers’ member Bill Blume. He has written a fun teen read called Gidion’s Hunt,* published in 2013 by Fable Press. You can visit him on the web and follow him on Twitter: @BillTheWildcat.
With this debut novel, we discuss Bill’s writing process, finding inspiration in the USA network show, Burn Notice, snagging a publisher, and much more.
What did you think of the podcast? Would you like to hear more? Be sure to pick up Bill’s novel and let us both know how you liked it!
* Bill’s book was initially released under the title, Tales of a 10th Grade Vampire Hunter.
† Intro and outro music in the podcast is called, “The Strategy.”
Buffy meets Burn Notice — that’s how author Bill Blume described his debut novel, Tales of a a 10th Grade Vampire Hunter, to his book launch audience. We gathered at Fountain Bookstore in downtown Richmond and were amply supplied with Dixie Donuts (specially made with red frosting shaped as bats).
Store owner, Kelly Justice gave a warm, heartfelt introduction, then Bill described his teen novel and how it all came about and fielded questions. We queued up for book signings, which included stamped red bats.
Celebration continued a block away at Siné, where the novel opens.