I have a fun announcement for you today. One of the unfortunate side effects of the pandemic has been the demise of writer conventions. For many of us, these events presented a rare opportunity to talk shop, exchange tips and industry gossip, and interact with readers. It’s a place where really fun discussions happened, and while I am a hermit, I do miss it.
So, next week, on December 18th, at 1 pm CT, Gordon and I will be hosting a fun Zoom panel on vampires.
The chat is called Fangs for Christmas, because why wouldn’t you want fangs under your Christmas tree, and will feature two other panelists besides us.
First, Jeaniene Frost, who set a high standard for vampires in paranormal romance. She will have some exciting news to share with you regarding her current project.
Jeaniene Frost is a New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author whose works include the Night Huntress series, the Night Prince series and the Broken Destiny series. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to 20 different countries. Jeaniene lives in Maryland with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on the weekends. Aside from writing, Jeaniene enjoys reading, poetry, watching movies, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking and traveling — by car.
Our next panelist is a relative new comer to the vampire genre. We are happy to welcome Scarlett St. Clair. As a librarian, Scarlett possesses a unique perspective on research, and we’re looking forward to her point of view.
Scarlett St. Clair is a citizen of the Muscogee Nation and the author of the HADES X PERSEPHONE SAGA, the HADES SAGA, KING OF BATTLE & BLOOD, and WHEN STARS COME OUT.
She has a Master’s degree in Library Science and Information Studies and a Bachelors in English Writing. She is obsessed with Greek Mythology, murder mysteries, and the afterlife.
I’m not going to do our bio. You are here, so you know who we are.
This is going to be fun. We’re going to cover topics like Vlad Dracula, the origins of vampire myth, the transformation of vampire form monster to hero, the heroines of vampire genre, and so on.
We will be doing Q&A as usual and there will be a spoiler question section at the end. Please submit your questions to all three panelists by commenting on this post or by emailing Mod R directly at email@example.com – specifying it’s for the Zoom Q&A please. They don’t need to be questions solely on vampires. As Mod R says, “let your curiosity fly free hehe.”
The panel is set to last 90 minutes.
We ask you to please register for this event. This helps us plan our Q&A. Spaces are limited. Once again, the zoom chat will be held on December 18, 1 pm CT. Here is a website that lets you figure out Central Time as it relates to your time zone.
We’ve partnered with Bank Square Books for this event. NOTE: because of the pandemic, “signed book” in this case means a book with a signed bookplate in it. Bookplate is a fancy sticker with the author’s signature.
If you would like a signed book by one of our panelists, you can order it through this store. Once the book is in your cart and you are ready to check out, you will see this screen.
Scroll down until you see Order Comments.
You’re going to click that and type in your request for signed copies.
We hope to see you for this fun Q&A. Oh and one more thing. Those who attend the chat will get to read Chapter 1 one week early. Chapter 1 of what you ask? Hehehehe.