Teens savagely murder a couple in the name of their vampire cult. A sex-starved teacher cannot get enough of her young male student. The case of a missing child keeps cops awake at night for years after his confounding disappearance. During his decades-long crime coverage in Central Florida, journalist Frank Stanfield covered every atrocity that man or nature could unleash. Vampires, Gators, and Wackos: A Florida Newspaperman's Life recounts … [Read more...]
COLD BLOODED: A True Crime Story of a Murderous Teenage Vampire Cult
Investigators and Central Florida residents were horrified when 16-year-old vampire cult leader Rod Ferrell was arrested and charged with bludgeoning a cult member's parents. When they realized the slain couple's 15-year-old daughter was missing, they feared she was a victim, too. Detectives and journalists swarming over three states soon uncovered a web of blood-drinking occult rituals, illicit sex, wildly dysfunctional families and spiritual … [Read more...]
COLD BLOODED Author Frank Stanfield: Why Are Vampires So Popular?
Why are vampires so popular in pop culture? I mean, sure, Count Dracula wore nice clothes -- black tie for dinner and all -- and he lived in a castle, but he was so creepy. Bela Lugosi launched a career scaring the heck out of moviegoers in 1931’s Dracula. I watched it as a kid on late night “Creature Feature” TV shows in the1960s. Deep psychological messages escaped me at the time. Perhaps I was too busy bonking my little brother over … [Read more...]
Congratulations to Kevin Pierce on 1,000,000 Audiobooks Sold!
Audible narrator Kevin Pierce has sold over 1,000,000 audio books. This milestone is not an unusual feat for narrators who read exclusively for large publishers or work with authors who churn out bestsellers year after year. For narrators like Pierce, who work with independent publishers and authors, this accomplishment requires work on dozens more titles. When you search his name on Audible, over 450 results appear! "Thanks to WildBlue … [Read more...]
True Crime Author Kevin Sullivan Reveals VAMPIRE Secrets On Shattered Lives Radio
If you missed the WildBlue Press Authors Series show with Kevin Sullivan on Shattered Lives with Donna Gore click here to listen to the very lively discussion they had about Richard Chase, true crime, and the art of writing ... and don't forget to buy VAMPIRE: The Richard Chase Murders. … [Read more...]
Buy A WildBlue Press eBook or Print Book, Win A True Crime Audiobook!
The WildBlue Press Authors Radio Week 99-Cent Sale is over but not the deals! All WildBlue Press True Crime and Crime Fiction eBooks are still on sale at reduced prices. And now for a limited time, buy one of our eBooks or print books, then forward the Amazon receipt to us at [email protected] with the subject line "I Want An Audiobook," and you'll be entered to win one of twenty WildBlue Press true crime audio books--a $17.95 value! … [Read more...]
VAMPIRE’S Sullivan Never Meant To Write About Bundy
Several days ago I wrote an article about real evidence, and how those personal items of murder can have an impact on the one holding and viewing such evidence. Mostly, the reaction will be positive, but there will be times when a sense of repulsion will surface based solely on what is confronting you. In the case of Richard Chase, there was one item that really turned me off. But most of it was interesting and contributed to my … [Read more...]
VAMPIRE Author Recounts Personal True Crime Story
“Follow that blood trail” I thought as I got out of my car. I was attempting to visit my brother in a downtown Louisville care facility (Ken had damaged his mind in the late 1960’s through the use of hallucinogenic drugs), but as soon as I pulled up to the curb of this three-story brick fortress-looking building, I spotted several small pools of blood, and a trail of blood leading inside. Being young and feeling invincible, I didn’t give it a … [Read more...]
Sullivan Recreates Historic True Crime Tale With VAMPIRE: The Richard Chase Murders
From The Bestselling Author Of THE BUNDY MURDERS Comes The Story Of 'The Vampire of Sacramento' VAMPIRE is the tale of a diabolical, homicidal madman running amok, mutilating and murdering the unsuspecting residents in the quiet neighborhoods of Sacramento, CA. His diabolical and unrelenting desires, not just to kill his victims but to drink their blood, unleashed a terror within the city unlike anything the residents had ever known. Check Out … [Read more...]
True Crime Author Kevin Sullivan
Greetings fellow readers! My journey with the written word began very early in life. The first book I read (devoured actually) was Charles Franklin's, The World's Worst Murderers, published in 1965. Since I was only ten, it wasn't the kind of book that should have interested me, but it did. And despite having to stop occasionally to ask my mother the meaning of a particular word or two, within two weeks I closed the book with a distinct … [Read more...]