Was there anything in particular that inspired you to write Enthralled? If so, tell us about it. While visiting New Orleans, I noticed many of the shops along Bourbon street had second floors that seemed to be used for storage. I wondered what could be hiding up there, behind those darkened windows, left over from a time when things like slavery and prostitution were legal in the city. The zombie slave is a staple of local folklore. I feel it neatly embodies the exploited soul. I like to find new ways to present old ideas, or in the case of enthralled, old ways to present new ones. We have taken the vampire ( originally a monster ) and re-imagined it as a hero. Then we took the zombie ( originally a helpless slave ) and re-imagined it as a monster more horrible then any of the rest. This intrigues me. I’d like to give it back to the zombie.