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Nick Lake

Nick Lake is a children’s book editor at Harper UK. He received his degree in English from Oxford University. The Blood Ninja trilogy was inspired by his interest in the Far East, and by the fact that he is secretly a vampire ninja himself. Nick lives with his wife and daughter in England.
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. To paraphrase the existentialists - life is what you make it. Which amounts to a practical kind of karma, I suppose.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Chocolate, in any form.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Er... someone who was a writer and an editor? I don't know. I don't think I identify with anyone.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Haruki Murakami. Stephen King. Anyone who works for Medecins sans Frontieres or Amnesty International.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I wouldn't mind being Simon Cowell. I could make the X-factor go away. Not to mention R&B flavoured pop music.

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December 04, 2009

Absolutely no one at all has asked me who would win in a fight between Taro, the vampire ninja hero of BLOOD NINJA, and Edward, from those obscure, hard-to-find books by Stephenie Meyer. Which is a shame, because I could answer them very simply: Taro would win. Why? Dude is a NINJA. As we all know, thanks to the mine of valuable information that is the internet, a ninja can whale on anyone's *ss. Even a pirate's. And yes, even Edward's. ESPECIALLY Edward's. Even if Taro wasn't a vampire, he'd win. Has Edward got throwing stars? No. But of course, as BLOOD NINJA teaches us, all ninjas are actually vampires - that's why they sneak around at night, and why... see more

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