Fiction. MIDNIGHT HIGHWAY is the boisterous account of a traveling vampire act wending its way through the remote reaches of the American Southwest. Written with a chronicler's love of the area, with a sharp eye for its characters and a keen ear for its speech, the narrative conveys the high energy and bright spirits of a performance group in the midst of mountains, cacti and ten-gallon hats. Count Magic's never-ending roguery and his skills at creating a vodka-fueled show, along with his crew's enthusiasm for presenting vampire horrors, sex and blood-letting to the denizens of desert towns, merge affably to offer the reader a good-feeling ride.
KEN WILKERSON is the author of Blue Ride (Xenos Books, 1998), a collection of fifteen stories from the California desert. When not involved in misadventures on the road, he enjoys exploring the Borrego Badlands with a coyote pal named Cloud Walker. Author City: BORREGO SPG, CA USA