St Louis #1Why vampires some ask. I’ve always held a fascination, all the way back to the days of Bela Lugosi for classic horror. So it wasn’t a huge surprise anytime my subconscious reeled off some fantastic tale of the undead. This story was certainly not the first, and most likely will not be the last of its kind.

But my brain has always told me bedtime stories, at all hours of the day, all the way back to my elementary school classrooms. Unfortunately, nobody ever told me I was supposed to be writing these down. It wasn’t until I stumbled across the legend of the Casket Girls of the Old Ursuline Convent in New Orleans, that I was moved enough to actually write my musings. Never believing I would become a writer, the story resided on my laptop for almost nine years. Things have changed.

Now I write. Not as often as I would like, but my day job has the tendency to restrict my writing, just a bit. What kind of day job? I am a master optician and own a small optical boutique, Studio Optix, in Virginia Beach. Before that, a ship fitter at Norfolk Shipbuilding and Dry Dock. Not really the classical foundation of a writer, but stranger things have happened.

I hope you will enjoy my work. Please, never mistake the opinions of my characters for my own, and enjoy each tale for what it is intended to do, entertain. I look forward to sharing many tales of suspense, romance and humor over the upcoming years.