Dacre Stoker - Interview With a Vampire Author

I’ve lived in the same town as Dacre Stoker for a while now, but I first met him a few years ago at an author event in Columbia SC. We shared a table and spent the day talking with fans and talking with each other. I had been a fan of his great-granduncle since I was a child, but I instantly became a fan of his. I followed his career over social media, and when we launched Stories, Secrets and Sagas, he became my dream interview. After reaching out to him, he graciously accepted. In our one-on-one interview, we talk about Bram Stoker, his legacy and the adventure of a lifetime. It makes a perfect Halloween treat for all fans of Bram Stoker and Count Dracula! For more on exploring Dracula’s Romania through Dacre Stoker, sink your teeth into this fantastic WhereTraveler article.

Interesting Facts About Our Interview

  • 1 Bram Stoker left 125 pages of notes for his writing of Dracula. They are currently housed at the Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia PA.
  • 2 The published edition of Dracula begins on page 102 of the Dracula Typescript, meaning that 101 pages are missing. Part of the missing pages were published by Bram’s widow in 1914 in Dracula’s Guest.
  • 3 The novel Dracula originally ended with a volcanic eruption as the count was stabbed. This ending was struck through in the Typescript and not published. Bram made notes of map coordinates that aligned with an extinct volcano at Mt. Izvorul in the Carpathian Mountains in Romania, enforcing that this was, in fact, the site of Bram’s fictional Castle Dracula.
  • 4 Bram Stoker had never visited Transylvania. However, his research was impeccable. Writing the entire book from England, his research brought the area to life to Dracula’s readers.
  • 5 Dacre Stoker, together with his wife Jenne, oversee the North American and South American rights and trademarks to the official Bram Stoker Estate.
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Special Thanks

Special thanks go out to The Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson in Augusta GA for allowing us to film the reenactment scenes for this episode. This is the Civil War home where Wilson lived the longest throughout his lifetime. There are fourteen rooms furnished to the 1860s Victorian period and contains the original service building with kitchen. They are open for tours. Find out information about the home and the tours on their website.

Keep Up With Dacre Stoker

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