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My Aunt the Vampire is a fun collection of short stories following the humorous events in one boys life. What inspires you to write short stories?
I’m inspired by wanting to give reader’s a laugh – a simple story without a heavy handed message.
What were some driving ideals behind your character’s development?
Learning from experience, forgiveness, righting wrongs and remembering to have fun in the process!
What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?
Trusting your friends, the importance of honesty, life is not always fair, we must play the cards we are given.
What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?
The Destiny Shoes – time travel shoes take a young girl on the most exciting adventures!
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Posted by Literary Titan
My Aunt The Vampire, by Paul Bird, is the sequel to One Mad Rooster and is a lively collection of short stories that follow the hilarious and heartwarming events of one boy’s life. Within this humors collection for young teens, you’ll find him convinced his aunt is a vampire, battling haunted fireworks, and trying to outwit his English teacher.
Paul Bird does a great job of getting inside a teenager’s mind. It allowed me to connect with the protagonist because he felt authentic. It is that awkward age between childhood and adulthood where you can believe one thing, even when logic is rearing its head and telling you that your belief is wrong.
At the beginning of each chapter there is a picture that is associated with tit. They are cute pictures without being too childish and really brings life to these stories. Author Paul Bird also starts each chapter with a paragraph or two in the middle of the action and then goes back in time a little to help explain what’s going on. This can be a little disorientating at first but he does handle it well and everything within the story connects with that particular story.
While this is a collection of stories, all of the stories do have the unifying thread of having the same protagonist. It is a little difficult to keep track of when the events happen in the protagonist’s life, as I was not sure when these things were happening. But otherwise these were entertaining stories that felt grounded but still imaginative.
My Aunt The Vampire by Paul Bird is a well written collection of fun stories that will appeal to anyone looking for a lighthearted read with organically humorous situations.
Pages: 155 | ASIN: B07MY2B8PX
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