Vampire author shares advice for teen writers
October 13, 2010 • Sara Malik
Filed under Features
On Sept. 30, Lory Alison, the author of Sydney’s Vampire Diaries, was special guest and speaker for the Book Thieves, the book club. The series features teens dealing with abusive relationships, drugs, alcohol, and suicide.
“One out of every five teenagers go through teen violence,” Mrs. Alison said.
Lory said she wrote Sydney’s Vampire Diaries because she felt the need to do something, that her own mother was also a victim of domestic violence. Alison said she was inspired to help young readers and that she felt she had a calling to write this book.
“I used the title ‘vampire’ because a libraian once told me that she just could not keep books with titles with the word vampire on the shelves. Also because of big fans of The Twilight Saga and other vampire-related books,” Alison said.
She said that ”Sydney” of the title is actually her best friend who also supported her in the writing process.
Alison told book club members who want to write a book to not to worry editing. ”Just write,” she said. ”The editing can be done later.”
She also referred members to the publishing website www.createspace.com.