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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Summer Vampire Hibernation!

Sunshine Greetings, my fledglings!

Catch The Vampire Family while you can next week with the New Jersey Authors Network!  I'll  be on the panel for the "So You Want to Be a Writer" seminar 6 p.m. Tuesday June 17 at the Heggan Public Library in Sewell along with Jordanna East, Jane Luder, Jennifer Eaton, Brian McKinley, and moderator Laura Kaighn.

http://njauthorsnetwork.com/



After that, however, this vamp writer is going to be neck deep in editing and more manuscripts, so we're on slim pickins for appearances until September! This will be the first major break I've had in promotions and events since the Fate and Fangs: Tales from the Vampire Family series began way back in 2011! I've already slacked back on events after a particularly kooky winter, and I certainly need the hibernation, because October is already packed, packed, packed as always! 




Remember you can stay up to date and join in on the Family fun at our Facebook page!

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


And don't forget all of the Vampire Family books are available in ebook and kindle formats on Amazon! Big linky....

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&field-author=Kristin%20Battestella&search-alias=digital-text

Till then, you can also read up on our film and television reviews or macabre interviews and podcasts at Horror Addicts.net!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Local Authors on Youtube!


So you can't make it from the virtual vampy world to one of our live local workshops and appearances with the New Jersey Authors Network?

Never fear! Thanks to Rowan student Sarah, who filmed a few minutes of the NJAN presentation at the Millville Library on Friday April 25, you can see us on Youtube!


http://sjbooknook.wordpress.com/2014/04/27/south-jersey-writers-talk-about-the-publishing-side-of-books/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=je-315qrtWs





Check out Sarah's write up or youtube direct for more information about her school project that led her to video us and for all the links about the NJAN and the Millville Women's Club who hosted our workshop! 



Can't wait to join us in the real world again? May 21 we'll be at the Woodbury Public Library again! Keep track with their Facebook event page here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/262396623924734/


See you soon!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Spring into Fangdom!


Sunny Greetings, Fledglings and Horror Fans!

We've been busy on the page this past winter - an author is only as good as her next book! However, that doesn't mean we won't have a few upcoming Fate and Fangs: Tales from the Vampire Family appearances!

This April, visit me and my fellow New Jersey Authors Network friends April 24 at the Maple Shade Library! We'll also be working with the Millville Library again April 25 for a special Women's Club program!

April 24 NJAN Maple Shade
April 25 NJAN Millville


http://njauthorsnetwork.com/


Can't get out to one of the socials with the South Jersey Women Authors or take part in one of the writing workshops with the South Jersey Writers Group?  You can join the NJAN again this May at the Woodbury Library or see us in June at the Heggan Library in Sewell! 

 
May 21 NJAN Woodbury
June 17 NJAN Sewell



http://www.meetup.com/South-Jersey-Writers/

http://southjerseywomenauthors.wordpress.com/



The NJAN Woodbury panel is also on Facebook, and all our spooky Vampire Family events and happenings are for the social media taking, too! 


https://www.facebook.com/events/262396623924734/?ref=22  

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


 See you soon and remember to wear your sunscreen! 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

New Year, Same Old Vampires!


Shake thy dust off and arise into this sunny but frigid New Year!! 


Just because our official Fate and Fangs:Tales  from the Vampire Family book tour ended before the holiday that doesn't mean that we won't still be making *a few* literary appearances in the  coming months!  


Snow and polar vortices notwithstanding, we're set for the Inside the Toy Box workshop with the South Jersey Writers Group January 16!

http://www.meetup.com/South-Jersey-Writers/ 


Are we plotting for the insanity of Monster Mania and the Liberty States Writers Conference? Maybe!!


Of course, there will be some mayhem with the South Jersey Women Authors as well, and upcoming New Jersey Authors Network appearances are in the works for April and May in Maple Shade and Woodbury. 

http://southjerseywomenauthors.wordpress.com/

http://www.njauthorsnetwork.com/

 


As always,  stay up to date on all the literary macabre at our Facebook page!

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




Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Gobble Gobble into November!!


Fate and Fangs: Tales from the Vampire Family is still going full steam ahead after our October whirlwind tour!!

Pictures of all our October events - including the Witches Ball and the Autumn Authors Fair - are available on our Vampire Family Facebook Page here:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Vampire-Family/157922293588?ref=hl

 

And, treat of treats! Ladybug Lin Reviews has finished reviewing all 7 books in the Fate and Fangs series!! 4 and a half stars!!!

http://ladybug-lins-reviews.blogspot.com/2013/10/resurrectionstephanie-after-lilithan-by.html?spref=fb



Our November events with the New Jersey Authors Network, South Jersey Women Authors, and South Jersey Writers Group are also in full swing for NaNoWriMo!! Here's our NJAN Panel Breakdown for the Cinnaminson NaNo series! 


This Thursday November 7, 6pm-8:30pm Tina Gabrielle and Kristin Battestella, Two Fiction Genres: Romance & Fantasy Panel

Thursday November 14, 6pm-8:30pm Tina Gabrielle, MaryAnn Diorio, Kristin Battestella, Ilene Schneider, What It Takes to Break into Publishing Q&A

Thursday November 21, 6pm-8:30pm MaryAnn Diorio and Ilene Schneider, Two Fiction Genres: Cozy Mysteries & Inspirational Fiction Panel

For the full scoop, visit http://njauthorsnetwork.com/ 



In addition to our literary ladies and Scribe Snacking with the the South Jersey Women Authors, we'll be taking part in the South Jersey Writers Group NaNo Write Sessions Mondays this November. 

http://southjerseywomenauthors.wordpress.com/

www.meetup.com/South-Jersey-Writers/




Can't join us in good old NJ? Catch us virtually with 2 chances to chat at Coffee Time Romance November 20 with the SJWA and December 4 for the Muse It Up Holiday Party! Our Final Chats of the year!!

 
http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/Chat.html
 

As always stay up to date via our facebook page or our vampfam.blogspot.com blog, as more 2014 events are in the works, wow!!

See you soon!

Monday, September 23, 2013

A Busy, Busy October!!

Yes, yes, we haven't even gotten to our September 25 New Jersey Authors Network Panel at the Woodbury Library and yet October is fast approaching with a bloody bevy of scary literary events!  Can you say Fate and Fangs three times fast?

Stop by and see us first This Wednesday in Woodbury!! Our next NJAN events won't be until November for a special NaNo workshop series at the Cinnaminson Library.

https://www.facebook.com/events/168508756643955/

http://www.njauthorsnetwork.com/




You can also read an excerpt of Fate and Fangs: Tales from the Vampire Family on The V Spot Blog and find us virtually at Vampire Book Realm!

http://www.vampirebookrealm.com/1/post/2013/09/kristin-battestella-fate-and-fangs.html



Next, North Jersey and New York friends can find us at the Fall Atlantic Indie Booksellers Conference Tuesday October 1 with representatives from the A Novel Idea Bookstore in Vineland!  And speaking of A Novel Idea, remember they and the Landis Marketplace are hosting an Anniversary Autumn Authors Fair October 19!!!

http://www.newatlanticbooks.com/

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


But wait, wait, Did we mention the South Jersey Writers Group and the Collingswood Book Festival October 5?  And of course, we'll be with Brian McKinley and Krista Magrowski again for the Witches Ball October 12!!

http://www.collingswoodbookfestival.com/

http://www.thewitchesball.com/The_Witches_Ball/Home.html





Can't get out to New Jersey? Never fear!  October 7-13 we're taking part in the Muse Online Writers Conference! 9 p.m. October 8 join our Horror Trends 2013 Chat Workshop!

http://themuseonlinewritersconference.com/


Wow, we have so many more October events planned, both real world and virtual.  Here's a list, and remember our complete calendar and event updates are always on our Vampire Family Facebook page and Yahoo group!


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

groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/kristinbattestella 


9/16 Vampire Book Realm V Spot Guest
9/25 NJAN Panel Woodbury
10/1 Indie Booksellers Convention
10/2 Muse Chat Party at Coffee Time
10/5 Collingswood Book Festival
10/7-13 Muse Online Writers Conference

10/8 9 p.m. Horror Trends Conference Workshop Chat
10/12 Witches Ball

10/15 Marsha West Tuesday Author Guest
10/16 South Jersey Women Authors Brunch
10/16 9 p.m. SJWA Coffee Time Chat
10/17 Vamp Chix Guest Day
10/19 Autumn Authors Fair, Vineland

10/22 9 p.m. Coffee Time Romance Horror Chat Night 
10/25-27 Hallow Read Convention, Baltimore
10/29 Coffee Time Romance Halloween Bash

  
Whew!