I just sent the following to JonathonFrid.com, and thought I may as well share it here as well:
Back in 1993, I published my 12th novel, AGYAR, my only vampire novel. I was one of those kids who raced home from school to catch Dark Shadows at 3:30. Until recently, when I’ve been watching DS again, I didn’t realized the degree to which Jack Agyar was influenced by Barnabas Collins. Now that I am aware of it, it seems only fair to acknowledge it, and to say thank you.