Of Love and Evil. The La Jolla Village News was there and Claire Harlin conducted this great interview with the author: Author of "Interview With the Vampire" and former La Jollan opens up about success, inspiration, Diet Coke.
From the interview with the (author of many books about) vampires:
...writing for me is a vocation, not just a profession. It's my life. I really do want to create books that people will not only love, but never forget. It's the only thing I have any talent for at all in this world. I can't dance or sing or play the violin. And the meaning of my life depends on my writing and offering books to my readers.