P. N. Elrod is the print-published author of over 20 novels and 20 short stories, and is best known for her ongoing hard-boiled noir series The Vampire Files. She has cowritten three novels with actor/writer Nigel Bennett. She’s edited three collections, including coediting Stepping Through the Stargate for BenBella Books, and is working on a fourth, and writing, writing, writing. Her Web site is www.vampwriter.com. She would love to buy Harvey a drink and talk about Crichton’s lesser-traveled subconscious paths, especially if it includes dish on where he got those leather pants.