CBS News Entertainment has posted an interview with Jim Steinmeyer for "Author Talk." Discussing "The Last Greatest Magician in the World: Howard Thurston Versus Houdini & the Battles of the American Wizards" with Jeff Glor, Jim talks about his next project.
JG: What's next for you?
JS: I've written a few books that aren't books on show business or magic, and my next book will be one of those. It's called, "Who Was Dracula?" and it's a historical story about Bram Stoker's novel and the important influences that were responsible for that character. It will be published by Penguin early next year. It's really a great tale, with lots of surprises and ties to history. And, I confess, there's plenty of "show business" in this story, too, because Stoker was heavily influenced by the late Victorian theatre. I think that Dracula has to be seen in that context.