Local author Larry Deibert has a new book out, and it's timely for the upcoming Christmas season.
Deibert, of Hellertown, recently announced that his latest novel, The Christmas City Vampire, has been released by Bradley Publishings.
"Set in Bethlehem, Pa., between Black Friday and Christmas of 2010, the novel tells the story of a vampire, who had been cursed by a witch in 1860, and its unholy mission. The vampire must take the blood of five young women during that time period in order to break the curse and become human again," Deibert said.
He explained that he began work on The Christmas City Vampire as a National Novel Writing Month project in 2010.
"The object of the project was to write a 50,000 word, seat-of-your pants novel. I am very proud to have this book published by Bradley Publishings," Deibert said.
In addition to The Christmas City Vampire, Deibert is the author of three other books, including 95 Bravo (2004), Requiem For A Vampire (2007) and Combat Boots dainty feet--Finding Love in Vietnam (2009), which he described as "a revamping of 95 Bravo."
A Vietnam veteran and the past president of the Lehigh Northampton Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Deibert retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 2008, after working as a letter carrier for more than 21 years.
He and his wife, Peggy, are the parents of two grown children, Laura and Matthew.
Deibert credited his wife for her "total support" of his writing, and said he enjoys hearing from readers and fans.