Baxter said of the story that:
'I know for me the concept immediately gave me inspiration in two main areas:
1. Australia is a wide open, sun-drenched land; and 2. Vampires are supposed to be nasty, feral creatures that feed on people, not lovely sparkly sex symbols.So that's the angle my story takes.'
Source: Author's website (http://www.alanbaxteronline.com/2011/01/20/dead-red-heart-cover-launch.html). Sighted 27/5/11.