Fangs God It’s Friday: Gidion Keep

I’ve been doing my Fangs God It’s Friday feature for more than a year now. I’ve highlighted vampires as famous as Dracula and as obscure as Una (the vampire villain in Vampires: Los Muertos). I’ve highlighted vampire hunters like Van Helsing (the ladies really enjoyed that one) and Buffy. In all that time, I’ve put off featuring someone who might seem rather obvious: Gidion Keep. Well, Gidion’s time has come.

Gidion Keep doing that vampire hunting thing. An image from the book trailer to Gidion's Blood.

I’ve created a lot of images for Gidion during the past few years, like the one above, mainly for the book trailers to Gidion’s Hunt and Gidion’s Blood. I posed for all of the Gidion silhouettes in the first book’s trailer, but for the second book, my son also posed for a few of the pictures.

It’s weird to think Gidion has been part of my life now for five years. Even though the first book wasn’t published until 2013, I started the manuscript to the first book in the summer of 2010. My goal was simple: I wanted to write the best vampire hunter novel anyone had ever seen. Making it a YA book wasn’t originally the goal, but in crafting the story and my characters, that’s where it took me. I’ve never regretted it. Seeing the second book come out this week filled me with a joy and relief I can’t begin to describe. I’m looking forward to finding out what all of you think about it.

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About Bill Blume

Bill Blume discovered his love for the written word while in high school and has been writing ever since. His latest book Gidion's Blood is being released on August 11th by Diversion Books. His short stories have been in many fantasy anthologies and various ezines. Just like the father figure in his first novel, Bill works as a 911 dispatcher for Henrico County Police and has done so for more than a decade. He also served as the 2013 chair for James River Writers in Richmond, which produces one of the nation’s best annual conferences for educating and connecting writers.
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