The Evolution of Shade

The creation of the primary character of Shade Medici was a collaborative effort. My friend Joanna had been a long-time fan fiction writer, who wrote with a group. She had a vision for a warrior vampire named Shade and had always wanted to work him into the fan fiction stories, but the group never felt there was a place for him. When she was encouraging me to write, and I had no idea what to write about, she suggested this character.