Pick Your Poison

It is true, no matter how bad things get, they can always get worse. For a handful of survivors the worst is not a virulent superflu which has killed 99% of the earth's population. No, the worst comes when they learn they are not the only ones to live through the end of civilization; the creatures of the night have survived just fine and they are ravenously hungry now. More
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Words: 3,040
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301535354
About F.C. Schaefer

I have always been a fan of such old school monsters as the vampire, the werewolf, the unquiet ghost and the walking dead, and always had the strong ambition to write a novel with one of these creatures in the spotlight. Caden is Coming is my vampire story, but unlike the works of Charlaine Harris and Stephanie Meyer, most of the bloodsuckers in my novel are true spiritual descendants of the original Dracula, returning them to the roles of villain and anti-hero they were always meant to play. Caden is Coming is roughly the same length as Stephen King's Salem's Lot.

It's sequel is Big Crimson, another vampire epic, in which a truly good deed does not go unpunished.

One of my short stories, Pick Your Poison, could best be described as The Stand meets Dracula and the Wolfman. A concept that would make for a great straight to DVD movie. The other one, You Never Know What's Going to Come Through the Door, turns on the mundane encountering the extraordinary when a vampire has to go shopping for a new suit.

Beating Plowshares into Swords is an alternate history of the Vietnam War and comes from my lifelong passion for history, especially military history. I also enjoy speculative fiction and this story is actually the first thing I ever tried to seriously write. It had been sitting around for more than a decade until I pulled it out recently for revisions before putting on the final touches. Alternate History is a sub-genre all its own, but I wanted my first work to be something other than the usual tropes-no What If the South Won the Civil War or What If Hitler had been victorious. I tried to do write something unique, something fans of this sort of thing might enjoy. Hope I was successful.

At the present time I am trying to write a fantasy novel; wish me luck because it's much harder than it looks.

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