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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


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!