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Monday, June 15, 2015

Horror in the Summer, Oh Yes!


Greetings my Sun weary fiends! Break out the hats and sunscreen, because Yours Truly and the Horror Addicts Guide to Life anthology are afoot this Summer!


Did you miss out on the fun at A Novel Idea in May? Tsk Tsk! 



You can see all the photos and fun on Facebook or read the round up on the South Jersey Women Authors Blog.


But never fear! Fellow writers, readers, and horror compatriots can catch up with us as part of the New Jersey Author Network's panel series at the A Novel Idea Bookstore inside the Landis Marketplace in Vineland June 27 and August 8. Our first workshop will be "I've Finished My First Draft, Now What?" followed by the "Which Publication Route is Right for You?" panel.  Mark your calendars the 3rd Annual Autumn Authors Fair will also return to A Novel Idea this November!


njauthorsnetwork.com

A Novel Idea Facebook


What to do in July, you say? Well, well, the NJAN will be talking YA at the Millville Library July 15. If you write for young adults or if you are a younger teen writer yourself, then this is the workshop for you!  I promise I'll try not to be so scary for the young folk, honest! 


So that's...

June 27 Vineland
July 15 Millville
Aug 8 Vineland


This heat is making me dizzy!



Thursday, May 7, 2015

May Mayhem Forthcoming!!



Hello my Vampy peeps! Ignore the sunshine and join The Vampire Family and the Horror Addicts Guide to Life as we celebrate the newly renovated and expanded A Novel Idea Bookstore in Vineland! Come out and see us alongside more local authors from the New Jersey Authors Network, South Jersey Women Authors, and South Jersey Writers Group Saturday May 30!


Say goodbye to the old A Novel Idea and see the full lineup of authors on the GRAND RE-OPENING AUTHOR PARTY PAGE! 

https://www.facebook.com/events/957779684252703/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&feed_story_type=17



Looking for even more writing workshops in South Jersey? The NJAN will be back at the Landis Marketplace June 27 for a Publishing Panel before heading down to the Millville Library July 15 for a Young Adult Writing Workshop! 


http://www.njauthorsnetwork.com/





Need your horror fix for the summer? Remember the Horror Addicts Guide to Life anthology will be available at all these events and more come the Fall! 


Do you love the horror genre? Do you look at horror as a lifestyle? Do the “norms” not understand your love of the macabre?
Despair no longer, my friend, for within your grasp is a book written by those who look at horror as a way of life, just like you. This is your guide to living a horrifying existence. Featuring interviews with Midnight Syndicate, Valentine Wolfe, and The Gothic Tea Society...

For more information, join the gang on Facebook to stay up to date!


https://horroraddicts.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/horror-addicts-guide-to-life-available-now/


https://www.facebook.com/horroraddicts.net



See you soon!


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Horror Addicts Guide to Life is HERE!!!


Greetings my Hungry F(r)iends!


Fellow fans of the horror genre, the HorrorAddicts.net's Horror Addicts Guide to Life anthology is Available NOW!!!

Remember, several reviews, lists, and articles from Yours Truly are among the ghoulish goodies here! 


Here's the Blurb and Where to Buy:

Horror Addicts Guide to Life – Available Now!

 




Cover art by: Masloski Carmen
Editor: David Watson


Do you love the horror genre? Do you look at horror as a lifestyle? Do the “norms” not understand your love of the macabre?

Despair no longer, my friend, for within your grasp is a book written by those who look at horror as a way of life, just like you. This is your guide to living a horrifying existence. Featuring interviews with Midnight Syndicate, Valentine Wolfe, and The Gothic Tea Society...



Authors: Kristin Battestella, Mimielle, Emerian Rich, Dan Shaurette, Steven Rose Jr., Garth von Buchholz, H.E. Roulo, Sparky Lee Anderson, Mary Abshire, Chantal Boudreau, Jeff Carlson, Catt Dahman, Dean Farnell, Sandra Harris, Willo Hausman, Laurel Anne Hill, Sapphire Neal, James Newman, Loren Rhoads, Chris Ringler, Jessica Robinson, Eden Royce, Sumiko Saulson, Patricia Santos Marcantonio, J. Malcolm Stewart, Stoneslide Corrective, Mimi A.Williams, and Ron Vitale. With art by Carmen Masloski and Lnoir.



For more information, visit Horror Addicts.net or join the gang on Facebook to stay up to date on all our summer events and appearances!




 
After my Radiovision interview next week, we're going to celebrate with the A Novel Idea Bookstore in Vineland this May! 

See you soon! 

 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Horror Addicts and Beyond!!


Arise my lovelies!! 

Winter hibernation is over and it is time to celebrate Spring in scary fashion!!


To start our 2015 event season, how about a new anthology to whet your thirsty appetites? The Horror Addicts Guide to Life anthology is coming this April, featuring several articles from myself in addition to more insights from the fiendish friends and family at Horror Addicts.net!!




Follow the latest at Horror Addicts.net or join the Addicts team on Facebook! Looking for just reviews, interviews, articles, and essays from Yours Truly? Bookmark the Kbatz tag, and don't forget you can listen to the upcoming podcast season for more!

https://horroraddicts.wordpress.com/horror-addicts-guide-to-life/

https://www.facebook.com/horroraddicts.net

https://horroraddicts.wordpress.com/author/KBattz/



Not a listener? You would rather see me and Fate and Fangs: Tales from the Vampire Family? We're penciled in to visit with Stefani Milan and the new Radiovision authors program April 15! Keep up to date on all our summer panels with the New Jersey Authors Network, socials with the South Jersey Women Authors, and more book festivals and scary events at our Facebook page!


https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Vampire-Family/157922293588






Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Final 2 Fall Events!

Happy Halloween my F(r)iends!


Don't forget there are thus far only TWO more opportunities to see Yours Truly in 2014! 

Join me THIS SATURDAY and kick your NaNoWriMo off *write* with the Inside the Toy Box Workshop 1 p.m. Saturday November 1!!!


Come out and see how to use Everyday Things to Inspire Character Personality, Create Literary Depth, and Top Off Your Novel! Be prepared to let your hair down, play with props, and see everyday things thru your character's eyes in this informative and interactive session! By getting in touch with your manuscript's needs via physical objects, you can create more depth, dimension, personality, and emotional connections with your characters and readers. Learn how to finalize your novel with sights, sounds, feelings, and sensations and see your literary world in a whole new light! Following the workshop will be a write in session, so feel free to bring your laptop, connect to our free WiFi and stay awhile!


You can register at the Library's Page Here: http://www.bcls.lib.nj.us/calendar/writing-workshop-nanowrimo#.VDSLdJK_lRM.facebook


Fate and Fangs is ending the year as we started - the Inside The Toy Box workshop was also done way back in January with the South Jersey Writers Group.  You can read up the great follow up post on their blog.

http://south-jersey-writers.blogspot.com/2014/02/kristin-battestella-and-her-bag-of.html?spref=tw



Getting your NaNoWriMo on elsewhere the first weekend of the month? Never fear! You can can get your autographed copy of The Vampire Family at the 2nd annual Autumn Authors Fair November 8! 

The New Jersey Authors Network is again sponsoring this gathering of local Authors in Vineland at the A Novel Idea Bookstore. You can see all the pictures from last year on the 2014 Facebook event page!


https://www.facebook.com/events/272681609608589/?ref=22

http://njauthorsnetwork.com/


 

 Limited Quantities Available Now so See You Soon!



Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tis the Season!


Happy Autumn my fellow Nocturnes! 


I'm still neck deep in a much needed writing sabbatical, but as this is the season for all things macabre, Fate and Fangs: Tales from the Vampire Family will be making a few appearances this season! 

Thanks to the New Jersey Authors Network, you'll be seeing myself Jennifer Eaton, Stefani Milan, and Brian McKinley for the Paranormal Authors Q&A Night 6 p.m. October 16 at the Maple Shade Library! 

http://njauthorsnetwork.com/
 

Of course, October is decidedly packed with plenty more events, including the Witches Ball, Collingswood Book Festival, NJ RWA Conference, and the Laurel Springs Monster Bizarre. But never fear, we're starting November off right with two more appearances!

Saturday November 1 I'll be presented my Inside the Toybox workshop as part of a special NaNoWriMo series at the Cinnaminson Library, and the following Saturday November 8 is the 2nd Annual Autumn Authors Fair at the A Novel Idea Bookstore in Vineland!


http://www.bcls.lib.nj.us/cinnaminson

https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-NOVEL-IDEA-CHAPTER-TWO/111779972172578


Can't get out to South Jersey this Fall? Never fear! You can hear Yours Truly as part of the HorrorAddicts.net podcast! Listen to my snips on the state of horror film and television or read up on my reviews and essays on the Addicts blog with my Kbatz tag!

http://horroraddicts.wordpress.com/author/KBattz/


As always, remember you can stay up to date with the latest news our on Vampfam Facebook page or - gasp! - you can now find @vampfamwriter on Twitter!


https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Vampire-Family/157922293588

https://twitter.com/vampfamwriter