Read an entertaining interview with Kimberly Frost author of Would-Be Witch (Berkley Trade (February 3, 2009) at Amerkatze's Blook Blog. There is a contest also which ends Sunday July 26. A sequel Barely Bewitched will appear on Sept. 1
Tate Hallaway author of Dead If I Do (Garnet Lacey) has this happy announcement to make. "My fabulous agent just negotiated a three-book deal for a NEW young-adult series. The books as they're conceptualized right now will feature a fifteen year old Saint Paul girl who's father is a vampire prince and her mother's a real Witch!"
Not sure when these books will appear, but I will definitely be watching for them.
Here's something for Dracula aficionados!
"Welcome to Real-Time Dracula--a reimagining/modernization/condensation of the classic horror novel Dracula in the Web 2.0 medium. RTD consists of "tweets" by the 7 protagonists of Dracula, each represented by a Twitter persona."
I have been looking forward to this series since I read about it maybe a year ago. At that time it was only available on British BBC but now those of us in the colonies can watch it. Here's the scoop: "Being Human is a witty and extraordinary look into the lives of three twenty-somethings and their secret double-lives - as a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost. They struggle to live normal lives, despite their strange and dark secrets." The following video explains the vampire side of things.
Here's a headline from Examiner.com Sadler introduces "Vampire LSA" airplane
"True Blood fans are certainly familiar with the Anubis Airlines from Club Dead which offers ultra secure transportation for its more light-sensitive passengers. However, it would seem that the Sadler Aircraft Company has seen the marketing potential behind the current vampire craze and is planning on announcing its next-generation Vampire LSA at EAA Airventure 2009. Yes, this is an actual company and the Vampire LSA will be a real, functioning aircraft, though its passengers will no doubt be mortal.... Read more
I want one!!
The Vampire Diaries coming this fall to the CW channel.
"Elena Gilbert has always been a star student: beautiful, popular and involved with school and friends. As the fall semester begins, elena becomes fascinated with the mysterious new boy in school, Stefan Salvatore, and she has no way of knoing he is a centuries-old vampire. While Stefan struggles to live peacefully among humans, his brother Damon is the embodiment of violence and brutality. Now these two vampire brothers - one good, one evil - are at war for Elena's soul in the small town of Mystic Falls, Virginia"
Based on the series by L. J. Smith The Vampire Diaries.
Rising From the Ashes
On Paranormality Lynda Hilburn, author of vampire novel Dark Harvest (Kismet Knight, Vampire Psychologist series), is collecting stories from writers who have had to start their writing careers over.
"I met with a group of authors recently, and the subject of "starting over" came up. They shared some wonderful, inspirational stories about the twists and turns of a publishing career, and I wish I'd asked permission to tape the discussion. It really was very helpful to hear how these successful authors rose from the ashes at some point in their careers. In many cases, the authors in question were certain their careers were over -- that they'd never sell again. If you'd like to send your story to me directly, please send it to:
Lynda has already begun posting stories from authors such as Brenna Lyons, Susan Kearney, Laura Resnick, etc. Well worth reading!