Abraham "Bram" Stoker (8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912) was an Irish novelist and short story writer, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned.
WRITING PROMPT: You are heir to the throne, prince(ss) of a medium sized nation of this world. Your parents died too early and everyone is ready to exploit your inexperience, your enemies are ready to tear the kingdom apart, your advisers ready to use you as a puppet. It's time to establish dominance.
Dame Daphne du Maurier was a British author and playwright. Many of her works have been adapted into films, including the novels Rebecca (which won the Best Picture Oscar in 1941) and Jamaica Inn and the short stories "The Birds" and "Don't Look Now". The first three were directed by Alfred Hitchcock.