|Posted by peteklein on April 29, 2018 at 10:45 AM|
Pete Klein Biography
Pete Klein was born and raised in Detroit, Mich. where he attended Notre Dame High, Harper Woods. After high school, Pete joined the US Navy and served as a Corpsman in New Port, RI, and Long Beach, CA.
After the Navy, Klein moved to New York where he studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and studied Journalism and Philosophy at NYU.
Klein married in 1968, has three children and two grandchildren, and has been living in the Adirondacks for the past 30 years and has been a reporter for the Hamilton County Express for 17 years. It was going to work as a reporter that finally moved him to return to his early dream of writing books.
Klein’s interest in vampires goes back to his childhood. After watching Dracula, the movie, he asked his grandmother who was born in Romania, if there was any truth to the vampire story. She said there wasn’t, it was only superstitious nonsense. Obviously, that didn’t stop his interest, an interest that lead him to read many vampire books and watch many vampire movies. Many of these books and movies, Klein found some interesting, some funny, none very scary and all totally unbelievable. For all these reasons, he began writing his own vampire novels with one basic idea – what might they be like if they really existed and were created by God.
The hiking guide book to trails in the Adirondacks, while very different from the four vampire novels Klein has written, was a natural for Klein who loved the outdoors and the northern woods even when growing up in the city.