Friday, June 16, 2006

Adrienne Barbeau Sweating Blood For Vampire Novels

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – After a 30-year career as an actress, Adrienne Barbeau is learning she has the “write” stuff to be an author.

Barbeau is getting raves for her autobiography, There Are Worse Things I Could Do (Carrol & Graf) and that has inspired her to attempt a series of vampire novels.

She’s begun by sinking her teeth into writing her first two vampire tomes concurrently.

The inspiration came when her cowriter – veteran vampire novelist Michael Scott – suggested the novels would be a good way to tap into her own “18-to-35, horror genre fan base.”

Scott is handling the structure of the books, but Barbeau writes all the character scenes and the dialogue. As she puts it, “If I don’t think there’s enough blood, I put it in myself.”

Barbeau – who turned 61 on June 10 – expects the first vampy tale of her series to hit shelves in the fall of 2007.

In the meantime, she is working an audio book version of her autobiography and says the book tour for it is helping her “catch up with old friends from high school.”

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