Compiled here are my ideas, writing samples, and sketches for “The Outcasts”. A young adult series I’ve been chipping away at over the years. This has become a true labor of love and as I became more and more attached to my characters, the ideas to make them more compelling thru stories grew and grew, thus turning into a series of many novels.The “A” story is Dante’s search for his father and unlocking the dark secrets behind “The Vampyres of Babylon." It's structured in the Joseph Cambell classic hero archetype, in which our hero is inherently searching for himself. The “B” stories introduce a new “Outcast” and are morality plays that advance our main story.The book premises help give an idea of what the story/stories are. I’ve been painstakingly researching myth, folklore, literature and historical events of the period and incorporating these into the stories and, by mapping out the journey and actual locations I hope to give the adventures scope.I don't yet know all the content and how books will conclude, it’s all still developing in my head and heart.Much is gestating until I can continue more research or get bit by a vampire.I hope my random writings, the trailer, and sketches give a feel for the sensibility of the books. I realize I have a long way to go but I hope this is a good start.