Dacre Stoker, a chat with the descendent of Bram Stoker

Dacre Stoker, descendent of the creator of Dracula, Bram Stoker took some time to answer a few of my questions. It’s always a pleasure to share his thoughts with other vampire fans. Dacre Stoker is the first of the Stoker family to pick up the Dracula legacy and add new literary creations to the genre. I am personally a huge fan of his work.

1.Do you think that you would have been fascinated by vampires even if Stoker would not be your last name?

Probably not, my fascination with vampires has been a result of my overwhelming desire to understand my famous relative Bram Stoker and to figure out what inspired him to write Dracula. 

2. What are your future book projects?

I am working on the continuation of Dracul. Turning some of Bram Stoker’s short stories into Graphic Novels. 

3. From all the versions of Dracula which one is your favorite?

1. BBC mini Series Dracula in 1977 with Louis Jourdan (most faithful adaptation) 

2. 1992 Bram Stoker’s Dracula Directed by Francis Ford Coppola 

4. Did you see VWars on Netflix? 

Absolutely, loved it. I actually wrote the introduction to the first book in the series back in 2012. I have been a fan of Jonathan Maberry ever since. He created a very original take on modern vampires. I love the way he integrated different world wide vampire myths into a story set in the US. 

What do you think about the adaptation of Jonathan Maberry’s idea? 

Very original concept to have the vampires activated based on their DNA backgrounds. 

5. Your 5 must read books. I am cheating a bit, as I mentioned some book series. 

Ken Follett Pillars of the Earth (Series)

JD Barker Fourth Monkey (Series)

Bram Stoker The Mystery of the Sea

John Irving The World According to Garp

Pat Conroy My Losing Season

6. You picked up the religious conflict in Northern Ireland in your novel Dracul, how “political” are vampires nowadays?

Vampires are not oblivious to the societies in which they are living in at the time. So to be successful predators they must be aware of political and cultural issues.  It is hard to escape political issues, vampires are no different. 

7.If you could live for a few days inside a TV show or book, what would it be and why?

“Game of Thrones”, riding, sword fighting, drinking and attractive women….what is not to love for a few days,  if one is lucky enough not to die! 

8.What is the last book that you read?

London Underground: A Thriller by Chris Angus. I like historical based fiction.  

9.Will the Stoker on Stoker be available for people online too?

Telos Publishing has recently released a Stoker on Stoker on  paperback companion book to my presentations. It is available on Amazon and on the Telos Publishing website . I am currently working on having my presentation filmed with locations visits and turned into a short documentary. 

Find Dacre Stoker on Facebook and his work on Amazon and bookstores.
Bio

Dacre Stoker is the great grand-nephew of Bram Stoker and the international best-selling co-author of Dracula the Un-Dead (Dutton, 2009), the official Stoker family endorsed sequel to Dracula. Dacre is also the co-editor (with Elizabeth Miller) of The Lost Journal of Bram Stoker: The Dublin Years (Robson Press, 2012). His latest novel, Dracul, a prequel to Dracula, released in October 2018 co-authored with JD Barker, has been sold in over 30 countries. It was the UK’s # 1 Bestselling Hardcover Novel in Horror and Supernatural in 2018 with film rights purchased by Paramount Studios.   

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