When I sat down to write a story about the infamous Count Dracula, I didn’t realize that my characters would be the ones to tell the story. During the early stages of my work, I would often discuss plotlines with my husband, Joseph while we were cooking dinner. When I finished relating what I had written that day, he would often ask, "What happens next?" My answer was always the same, "I really don’t know yet, I will see what they have in mind tomorrow." This answer seemed to puzzle him, but it made perfect sense to me. Each and every time I sat down to write, my characters spoke to me in a way I never expected. The end result was the creation of an epic tale of what it means to live as a creature of the night.