Oct. 20, 2020

The Laughing Black Vampire

The Laughing Black Vampire

Audra Russell chats with award-winning author Steven Van Patten.

Brooklyn native Steven Van Patten is the author of the critically acclaimed Brookwater’s Curse trilogy, about an 1860s Georgia plantation slave who becomes law enforcement within the vampire community. 

Steven's short fiction includes contributions to nearly a dozen horror anthologies, including the Stoker Award nominated New York State of Fright. A collection of short horror and dark fiction stories entitled Hell At The Way Station, published by his company Laughing Black Vampire Productions and co-authored by celebrated storyteller, Marc Abbott, hit shelves in 2018.

Steven and I had a great time talking about his book, Brookwater's Curse, revealed some behind-the-scenes info about how he did his research and discussed the importance of Black writers and characters in the horror genre. 

So grab your favorite beverage, sit back, and enjoy!

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