Author Interview: Lindsay Francis BramblesWednesday, October 07, 2015
Lindsay Brambles is represented by Kelly Sonnack of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency. He was born in Ottawa, Canada in 1959. In ‘68 his father, an electrical engineer, signed on for a job overseas. This led to a decade of living and traveling in countries such as Pakistan, Iran, and Tanzania.
After grade three, Lindsay’s formal education was largely through the Ontario Ministry of Education correspondence course. He has spent most of his post-academic life in a variety of unrelated jobs, ranging from construction to childcare, all while pursuing a vocation as an artist.
When not engaged in the literary arts, painting, or earning money in less creative pursuits, Lindsay enjoys anything fitness related (especially cycling), collecting Gold Key comics and motion picture soundtracks, tinkering with computers, and just about anything that will expand his awareness of the world around him. Passionate about science and technology, he is especially interested in astronomy, cosmology, and quantum mechanics.
Lindsay is at present busily working on several books, not least of which are the sequel and final novel in the Haven trilogy (of which Becoming Darkness is the first in the series).--Goodreads
It didn’t take me long to imagine a world in which Hitler’s war machine had unleashed an airborne virus that rapidly spread around the globe. Those the virus didn’t wipe out would be turned into vampires (or people who manifested vampire-like traits) – except, of course, the few individuals immune to the virus. I did at one point consider calling the transformed survivors of the plague “virals,” but I felt the vampire angle offered more potential for drawing the reader in. There’s also the fact that when you say “vampire,” people have an immediate sense of what you’re talking about and what is at stake for some of the characters involved.
The more I worked on developing the novel, the more I realized that vampires have so much potential as a vehicle for saying a lot about our own society. And I thought there was a way to create a vampire novel that wasn’t like any other out there. Whether I’ve succeeded will be up to the readers.