Bellingham novelist explores the dark psyche of vampires

James Patrick Brotherton's first novel, "Reclaiming the Dead," is an adult tale with characters who hunt and kill the undead, yet Brotherton is not part of the pop vampire craze.
The Bellingham author has never read the "Twilight" series, never seen Bela Lugosi or Christopher Lee in a classic film portrayal of Dracula, and never heard of "Dark Shadows" or almost any other popular interpretation of vampire legends. Nor has he read any examples of the exploding genre of "paranormal romance."

Monday, March 5, 2012 - 8:28am