About The Author

Katie Salidas is a USA Today bestselling author and RONE award winner known for her unique genre-blending style.

Since 2010 she's penned five bestselling book series: the Immortalis, Olde Town Pack, Little Werewolf, Chronicles of the Uprising, and the all-new Agents of A.S.S.E.T. series. As her not-so-secret alter ego, Rozlyn Sparks, she is a USA Today bestselling author of romance with a naughty side.

In her spare time Katie also produces and hosts a YouTube talk show; Spilling Ink. She also has a regular column on First Comics News where she explores writing from a nerdy perspective.

Life as a teenager is normally a living hell but even more so when you have fangs

Title:  FANGS RULE A Girls Guide to Being a Vampire
Author :  Amy Mah
Genre:  Young Adult
Format:   print,

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Tell us the story behind the story. What inspired you to write this novel?
It all started when my publisher Nicholas Reardon of Reardon Publishing was looking for authors to write some paranormal novels, he wanted something funny and wanted a new undiscovered author, he even put little adverts on sites such as goodreads,  What was needed was a book with a new take the Vampire story and that is where I came in.
He must be mad for as soon as we met he offered me a full contract and also said he would be my agent when I’m rich and famous.
I am still writing the novel, but first I wanted to produce a self help guide explaining what goes on in the world of vampire, and that is what turned into Fangs Rule.
In my novel the character..er…..me, is writing a self help guide and Fangs Rule is it!  More clues to life as a vampire will be fully revealed in the novel The Night Eternal coming out next year.
As to what inspired me that is easy, it is me! My teenage life growing up with my aunt and the stupid rules teenagers have to live by, so when you read about how to sit in a short skirt without showing your panties or having school clothes too big so that they would last longer, it may be funny but it is also true!.   
Tell us about the book cover.
The front of the book has the title in dripping blood and shows Amy as a 18th century dressed vamp in a graveyard, where as the back is in modern clothing, 
How does it represent your book?
Well the front shows what people think a vampire should be doing like hanging about graveyards …………… This is very silly as everything to eat there is well past it sell by date!  Whereas the back shows that vampires walk about in normal clothing and do not look like an extra in a comic opera. 
How did you choose the artwork?
The artwork is by the Asian manga artist Heby Sim and what happened is that I sent pictures of myself and she turned me into what you see in the books, so it is really me you see in the books!!!!  She even produced a full portrait of me which I have hung up on the wall over looking the computer.   

Fangs Rule a girls guide to being a vampire

Being A vampire sounds like it should be a cool thing to be as a teenage girl, like sleeping during the day and enjoying a night life with friends but no one warned Amy that it also meant having to suffer Teenage hormones for so long as she was stuck as a 16 year old vampire until her new vampire family would let her grow up, being a vampire was not as much fun as she had hoped and as to walking about wearing a see through nightdress with no underwear, well that was so not going to happen!
So Amy decided to write a book to help all teenage vampire girls and here it is FANGS RULE a girls guide to being a vampire.
A self help guide for teenage vampire girls, the guide is fully illustrated by manga Artist Heby and is written in an easy to follow A - Z format explaining everything a teenage vampire girl would need to know about living life as a modern Vampire.
What is fashionable to wear when eating out?
Fang maintenance & how to keep your claws sharp.
Should you let a boy bite you on the first date?
Easy to understand clear advice is given to every day problems Example:
When you get an urge to bite: We all get those normal urges to bite things, and I must point out it is very normal, Claws are all well and good in a fight but a bite gives the extra advantage of getting a refreshing drink at the same time. Lots of girls worry about showing their Fangs in public believing that to show your fangs is rude, but don't be shy they can be a girls greatest asset (ok second greatest asset) if a boy is being rude to you, don't just snarl at him, just bite him! You are a vampire why do you think you have sharp teeth if not for sinking them into a boy that is being rude to you.
Life as a teenager is normally a living hell but even more so when you have fangs. She knows the world is just out to get her, and not just by people trying to stake her because she has better teeth than they do!

Where can readers find out more about you and your work?
My website    www.amymah.com   tells a bit more about me and you can see lots more of Heby’s manga artwork.