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Traumafessions :: Reader Shannon on The Vampire Tapes (Book)

April 2nd, 2009 by aunt john · No Comments

AUNT JOHN SEZ: Initially, Shannon submitted this entry as a Name That Trauma!:

I’ve been looking for a book entitled ‘Vampire Types‘ or ‘The Vampire Type‘ but for the life of me can’t remember the author’s name, and I was hoping maybe you or one of your readers might know it. The book was published around the same time as ‘The Vampire Tapestry‘, and the cover truly gave me horrible dreams when I was a little girl. It had a blue background and a very pale, cadaverous, black haired woman on the cover with a single, very large drop of blood running from one corner of her mouth. My mom borrowed the book from my uncle, and all the way home I was in terror because the book was in a paper grocery bag next to my leg.

Internet searches haven’t even been helpful. I’d really appreciate it if anyone can tell me the name of the author.

P.S. – I love your site – it brings back so many memories!

AUNT JOHN SEZ: Thanks to the power of our procrastination, Shannon rolled up her own sleeves and was able to track down not only the name of the book, but also a picture to share with the rest of the class:

After I contacted you last night my son found the book. I had the title wrong – it’s ‘The Vampire Tapes‘ (I thought it was ‘Types‘). We located a copy online. Oddly, it’s a bit different from the image I remember but I figure that’s because I was so young and terrified of it.

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