I am very honored to have Lynn Messina with us today, who has graciously agreed to answer a few fun questions.
If you haven’t read Lynn Messina’s Little Vampire Women, get off your bum and do so!
So without further ado, I give you Lynn:
What is your favorite thing about Halloween?

During my trick-or-treating days, my absolute favorite thing was the big score. You’d get house after house of boring old Smarties and lollipops and candy corn and then suddenly—bam!—a full-size Milky Way bar. Now my favorite thing is roasting pumpkin seeds. Store-bought ones just don’t taste the same. 

 
Why turn a classic into a paranormal novel?
Chapter 11 of Little Women. Amy, who’s always getting words wrong, calls Aunt March “a regular samphire.” Jo corrects her: “She means vampire.” I had mashups on the brain because I thought Pride & Prejudice & Zombies was the funnest thing ever. So when I read that, it all clicked. 
 
Having turned a classic into a paranormal novel, do you love reading other classics? And if so which ones?
I just discovered Hemingway. I recently read The Sun Also Rises for my book group and was astonished by how lovely the sparse prose was–astonished because I thought Hemingway was a lot of overwrought masculinity. But I was wrong. I’m reading A Moveable Feast now. 
 
What paranormal/scary books are your favorites?
Harry Potter, of course. And I loved The Time Traveler’s Wife. (Does that count? Something supernatural going on there.) I’m not good with scary books. Whenever I get frightened, I close my eyes and obviously that’s sort of counterproductive to reading.
What is your most fondest/funnies/scary memory of Halloween?
Fondest memory: The year my son decided he wanted to be a giant taco for Halloween and my husband spent weeks devising a plan using yellow foam, green cellophane, red paint and yards of yarn. Scariest memory: Same one. I look at the amount of effort, creativity and craftsmanship that went into the costume and my blood runs cold. I could never have done it.

 

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 “Christmas won’t be Christmas without any corpses.”

The dear, sweet March sisters are back, and Marmee has told them to be good little women. Good little vampire women, that is. That’s right: Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy have grown up since you last read their tale, and now they have (much) longer lives and (much) more ravenous appetites.

Marmee has taught them well, and so they live by an unprecedented moral code of abstinence … from human blood. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy must learn to get along with one another, help make society a better place, and avoid the vampire hunters who pose a constant threat to their existence. Plus, Laurie is dying to become a part of the March family, at any cost. Some things never change.

This horrifying — and hilarious — retelling of a timeless American classic will leave readers craving the bloodthirsty drama on each and every page.

Lynn Messina grew up on Long Island and studied English at Washington University in St. Louis. She has worked at The Museum of Television & Radio (now the Paley Center for Media), TV Guide, In Style, Rolling Stone, Fitness, Self and a bunch of wonderful magazines that have long since disappeared. She mourns the death of print journalism in New York City, where she lives with her husband and two sons. She is author of five novels, including the best-selling Fashionistas, which has been translated into 15 languages and is in development as a feature film. She loves traveling and watching TV.

You can find Lynn Messina on her Site / GoodReads / Twitter
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