The Lost Reflection

About the author: 

Buddy Guy sings a song called Living Proof. In life, we all have our struggles. ADD and dyslexia- my demons and friends. Although it took years to discover, through them, my mind meanders in the world of artistic creation. Like so many things in life, appearances are deceptive. Yes Buddy, “We are living proof.”

So here is where you get to know me a little better. In the interest of not putting you to sleep, I will keep it short. Prior to beginning my career as an optician, I completed an apprenticeship in shipbuilding at Norfolk Shipbuilding and Dry Dock, repairing maritime vessels and taking part in the construction of the Cape May ferry boat. Currently- Master Optician and owner of Studio Optix, an optical boutique, serving the Tidewater community for over twenty years. I am an Honored Fellow in the Opticians Association of America, have lectured to a multitude of Opticians on the continuing education circuit and served as an educator in the Optician’s school for the State of Virginia.

In my spare time, to avoid completing my “honey do” list, poetry, fiction, hacking up a golf course and cycling are my passions. As my friends will attest, behind every idiot, is an amazing wife. I have one, her name is Tracy, and extraordinary nurse and mother. My children, Andrew, Mallorie, Ryan, and Ali, (although not much child left in them), all serve to remind me of how truly blessed a life can be. Facebook page you ask? Of course. Please drop on in.

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Our interview with Bruce T. Jones

Tell us about your book. What makes it worth reading?

This book did not start out as a vampire story. It was conceived from a legend over two hundred and fifty years in the making. The Ursuline Convent in New Orleans, has held a dark secret since the mid 1700’s. This book is the accounting of Brian Denman, sent to investigate the mystery of the infamous third floor of the Convent. Thus, the perspective is from the eyes of one unaware, not ready to believe in the evil which exists nightly in our midst.

How long have you been writing and what inspired you to do it?

Standing in the shadows of the Convent, nine years ago, late on a summer’s eve, the concept of what lied behind the boarded dormers on the third floor provoked my imagination. From there, something buried deep within took hold and guided me through the process.

What do you think causes people’s enduring fascination with vampires?

Power and immortality would be what most desire. For others, it is the birthing experience. To pass from one life form to another; few know the complexities of the transformation, but the appeal to depart from one’s life and experience the transformation, the journey is the fascination.

What are you reading right now? Would you recommend it?

Tolkien, The Simarillion. A great read for fantasy fans.

The vampires are attacking! Grab the first thing you see to your right and hit them with it! What was it? And how do you think you did in the ensuing fight?

The first thing to my right is an 18 year old bottle of Macallan Scotch. Not being one to waste a great scotch, I would pour two glasses, raise toast my journey with my assailant, and get on with my transformation.

The afore mentioned vampire attack didn’t go so well and you were bitten by the vampire…now what?

I am a vampire? Two words. Jennifer Aniston.

In the event of a zombie apocalypse what item would you make sure that you took with you to your underground safety bunker? (we will presume that your family are already safely in the bunker!)

As I am a vampire, I have no need for weapons in the bunker. Blood yes, scotch I surely hope so.

You are planning an awesome dinner party. Which 3 celebrities/fictional characters/historical figures (past or present) would you add to your guest list?

My dinner party list: Vlad Tepes, Buddy Guy and Abe Lincoln.

Can you give us five random facts about yourself?

In a pinch, I can build a dandy ship.
I despise Crocs
I tell myself bedtime stories.
My muse bewilders me.
I dig wearing a kilt.

Where can readers find your books?

The Lost Reflection is available at many local bookstores, Boutique du Vampyre, as well as Amazon, Barnes and Noble.com and iTunes.

Is there anything you would like to say to your readers?

I would love the opportunity to thank my readers for buying my book and their good patience awaiting the sequel. I look forward to meeting at book signings or The Lost Reflection Experience in New Orleans later this year.

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