My name is Lumi (Luminita) Laura. I’m the author of the novel Carpathian Vampire and a couple of associated short stories, all in the series Tales of the Carpathian Vampire. I was born somewhere in Romania, probably Victoria but possibly Fagaras. I have no record of birth, and my parents never seemed concerned about it. I attended public schools until I was to enter high school, but when I didn’t pass the entrance test, they were going to ship me off to a craft school for a couple of years, so I bolted. That was four years ago when I was fifteen. For a long time I was on the run, then stayed with a gypsy woman.
Being a fugitive is nothing new to my family. My father killed a man, and we were on the run for two years before they caught up with him. Now he’s in Codlea Prison for life. My mother has moved since I was last with her and now lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. I moved there myself and live with my boyfriend.
I’ve been reading and writing English since I was five. The Roma family picked up a laptop computer for me. I didn’t ask where they got it, and they didn’t say. That was a few of years ago, and I’ve not put it down since.
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Call Me Missy: Traveling Ireland with a Vampire
by Lumi Laura
This short story, written as pose poetry, is set in the future, far beyond the time period of my novel Carpathian Vampire from which it derives. I tell it from the point of view of a traveler on vacation in Ireland. The mysterious lady he meets is the protagonist in the novel.
Carpathian Vampire, When You've Never Known Love
by Lumi Laura
A trip to grandmother's house that rapidly becomes a descent into an underworld community of vampires and a frantic rush to save Heaven and Earth. Lumi Laura is a Romanian author who now lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. You can learn everything about her on her blog: LumiLaura.com.
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