I'm going to be doing a guest segment Monday morning on WFAA (ABC)'s Good Morning Texas. We're going to be talking about Alex Van Helsing: Vampire Rising, vampires, and whether there can be teen vampire books aimed at boys.
I do ask myself, Is that what we did? Aim a book series at boys? The answer is yes, with a but. The Alex Van Helsing series is aimed at boys in roughly the same sense that James Bond is aimed at boys, which is to say, it's not aimed as much at female readers. But because girls read more overall, we'd still be foolish to create a series that female readers would hate. It turns out so far that most of our reviewers have been women, and most of them have enjoyed Alex.
Can't wait for the discussion!