Any vampire fans out there? If so, today’s featured author will make your vamp-loving heart happy with the first book in a series. She’s a talented pumpkin carver and loves it so much it’s not just for Halloween anymore. Welcome Cheryl A. Hunt!
Which urban legend scares you most?
The hook man legend scares me. I remember when I was a teenager, it was a favorite to tell around a campfire, and I was always scared.
Would you rather dunk for apples or carve a Jack o’ lantern?
Carve a Jack o’ lantern. I have always purchased several pumpkins each year to carve on Halloween. I love owls and usually carve at least one of my pumpkins with an owl design. Recently I started growing pumpkins in my garden, and I am carving for Thanksgiving as well.
If you watch horror movies, are you the person who yells at the characters, covers your eyes, or falls asleep?
I am definitely the person who covers her eyes. I remember sitting on the couch watching Dracula with my daughter when she was 12 or 13. She sat eating popcorn, and I had my arms over my head and my eyes closed.
Would you and your main character get along?
Yes, we would get along because we have some similar interests. When I wrote the main character, I made her interested in Mythology because it is a something I enjoy.
If you decided to write a spinoff of a side character, who would you choose?
I would write Marcus’ story. He turned into such an interesting character. I have hinted that he is very old and a soldier, so his story would be interesting to write.
What are you working on now?
I have a few novels in the works, and I am writing short stories that expand on my vampire hunter series. I usually work on a couple of stories until one takes hold and then I focus on it.
Arianna Sabini is twenty-five years old and a first-year professor finishing her PhD. dissertation and teaching at Weymouth University in upstate New York. She meets James Merden, a handsome and intriguing man who is at the university under the guise of writing a novel, but who is really there to get to know Arianna. Their relationship develops, and it seems like everything in her ordered and planned life is falling into place when she is viciously attacked. Arianna awakens and must accept the reality of how her life is changed, forever. She discovers she is a vampire hunter, James is a vampire, and the mythology she teaches is not entirely fiction. With help from Giovanni, a rough and cranky old vampire hunter, Arianna discovers her inner talents, and she begins to unravel the mysterious family secret in her past.
Cheryl A. Hunter is an author and artist. Her books span multiple genres including contemporary fiction, paranormal fantasy, and nonfiction. Cheryl is also an artist who works in glass, ink and watercolor, and photography. When she is not writing, taking pictures, or creating glass art, she loves to travel. Her interest in Ancient Greek and Roman cultures has taken her to many Archeological sites and museums in several countries.