The vampire literature course I’m teaching is continuing to be pure awesomeness! This past Monday, we were honored to have as our guest speaker, Dacre Stoker, the great grand-nephew of Bram Stoker and co-author of: Dracula: The Un-Dead. Stoker gave a fascinating presentation to my students entitled: “Stoker on Stoker: The Mysteries Behind the Writing of Dracula.” Through the presentation he separated fact from fiction regarding Bram Stoker’s life and the writing of Dracula, and shared interesting stories surrounding the many Dracula films. After the presentation, Stoker led a discussion with my students about symbolism surrounding the vampire in the media and novels. Above is a photo of me completely stoked (*heh heh*) to have my picture taken with Dacre Stoker and his book.