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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!

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!

Can't get out to South Jersey this Fall? Never fear! You can hear Yours Truly as part of the 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!

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!

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.

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!

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

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

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!

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:

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

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

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

 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! 

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.


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

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:


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

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 

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.

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!!

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

See you soon!