Tune in tomorrow (Wednesday July 8th) afternoon at 3:30pm EST to the Metal Crypt for an interview with yours truly! The crazy guys, known as Badslayer, Grimm, and Valkyrie, at the Metal Crypt are known for having a variety of cool horror authors, filmmakers and metal musicians on their weekly show so I’m honored to be their guest this week! The show is online every Wednesday from 3 to 6pm EST on Hard Rock Radio Live! The station, by the way, is among the top 10 internet radio stations, and can be reached via PSP, iTunes, and iPhone. They play the best hard rock and metal anywhere, and they have a classic rock feed, too! Tune in by visiting hardrockradiolive.com.
Next week I will be appearing at the 2009 Apollocon conference in Houston, TX. Below is a list of the panels I will be participating in on Saturday and Sunday. Last year I had a fabulous time at Apollocon and am looking forward to this year’s events! For more info on Apollocon visit www.apollocon.org
Modern Horror: The Changing Face of Fear
Description: Panelists will discuss current trends in horror fiction and how the genre is evolving.
Date/Time: Sat 11:00AM – 12:00PM
Panelists: Gabrielle S. Faust, Linda Donahue, Lee Thomas, Joe McKinney
YA Dark Fantasy: Beyond Twilight
Date/Time: Sat 5:00PM – 6:00PM
Room: Seattle II
Panelists: Discuss the current trends in YA dark fantasy. Topics might include: What about dark fantasy appeals to the YA audience? What other YA vampires are out there besides the Meyers’ Edward Cullen? Which YA authors are leading the way in dark fantasy?
Speakers: Joe McKinney, K. Hutson Price, Lee Thomas, Gabrielle S. Faust
A Better World: Making the Future Look the Way We Want
Description: Panelists discuss activism in fannish culture. Topics may include (but are not limited to): volunteerism, social activism, political activism, and how to incorporate your ideals into your everyday fannish life.
Day/Time: Sun 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Room: Seattle I
Panelists: Chuck Coshow, Karen Meschke, Tim Miller (M), Gabrielle S. Faust, Tim Frayser
A nice bit of news graced my inbox this morning in the form of a lovely review of my vampire novel Eternal Vigilance: From Deep Within the Earth, the first book in the Eternal Vigilance series, by the famed vampire website Taliesin Meets the Vampires! Thank you to Andy Boylan for taking the time to review my work! 🙂 Read below…
Faust’s writing style is richly gothic, but she doesn’t fall into the trap of all too flowery prose, rather she spreads a splendidly velvet web over her story. The story itself encompasses several areas of sci-fi and fantasy blended together; the world Tynan wakes to is best described as post-apocalyptic, the glimpse we get of the Tyst Empire is a cyberpunk society (at least amongst the elite) that has become totalitarian and then we have the spiritual, ‘new age’ rebels who have embraced magic, the Phuree. These disparate societal strands work well together creating a future vision that works… Click here to read the rest of this review on Taliesin Meets the Vampires!
This month I will be giving away to one lucky winner the “True Blood: Complete First Season” boxed DVD set! There are four ways you can enter this giveaway contest:
1. Purchase a copy of either Eternal Vigilance: From Deep Within the Earth or Eternal Vigilance: The Death of Illusions. Email me a copy of the receipt. Purchases may be made through any online retailer, the ETERNAL VIGILANCE website (click here) or through your local book store. For book store purchases, scan your receipt and email it to me as a JPEG or PDF attachment.
2. Tweet or post information and links on your MySpace page, Facebook wall or personal blogs to either of the “Book One” or “Book Two” pages of this website talking about the Eternal Vigilance vampire series! If you are Tweeting the links be sure to use @VampireFaust to alert me of your entry. If you are blogging the information or posting it on MySpace or Facebook, email me about the post or leave a comment here with a link to your entry. Here are the links:
Book One: http://www.gabriellefaust.com/about-the-book
Book Two: http://www.gabriellefaust.com/about-book-two
3. Post on your blog, MySpace page or Facebook page the video for, or tweet on Twitter a link to either of the ETERNAL VIGILANCE book trailer videos. The links are below:
Remember to leave a comment on this website or email me with a link to the post where the video is featured or, if you’re tweeting about it on Twitter, use @VampireFaust in the tweet to alert me that you have done so!
The Horror Writers Association kicks off the 2009 Bram Stoker Awards weekend with a massive group book signing at the legendary horror book store Dark Delicacies in Burbank, California on Thursday, June 11th! From 7 until 9 pm all of the below authors will be on hand to sign copies of their work, including yours truly. This is a unique experience that you simply shouldn’t miss!
Attending authors will include:
Hal Bodner, Cody Goodfellow, Del Howison, Lisa Mannetti and Martel Sardina (Traps); Gary A. Braunbeck (Coffin County); Bill Breedlove (Like a Chinese Tattoo); S. G. Browne (Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament); Michael Louis Calvillo (As Fate Would Have It, I Will Rise); Ellen Datlow (Inferno, Troll’s Eye View); Corrine De Winter (Women at the Funeral, Virgin of the Apocalypse); Scott Edelman (The Hunger of Empty Vessels); John Everson (Sacrifice); Gabrielle Faust (Eternal Vigilance); P. S. Gifford (The Further Accounts of the Imaginary Friend); Heather Graham (Nightwalker); Rain Graves (Barfodder); Alice Henderson (Voracious); Brad Hodson (Midnight Lullabies, Voices); Deborah LeBlanc (Water Witch); Editors Vince Liaguno & Chad Helder and contributors Reesa Brown, Michael Hacker, Lisa Morton & Maria Alexander (Unspeakable Horror: From the Shadows of the Closet); Lisa Mannetti (The Gentling Box); Richard Christian Matheson (The Twilight and Other Zones); Gord Rollo (Crimson); Martel Sardina (The Book of Dead Things); Harry Shannon (Dead and Gone); John Skipp & Cody Goodfellow (Jake’s Wake); Alex Sokoloff (The Unseen); Jeff Strand (Pressure); Joel A. Sutherland (Frozen Blood); Christopher Treagus (Building a Better Monster); Amy Wallace, Scott Bradley & Del Howison (Book of Lists: Horror); Connie Corcoran Wilson (Out of Time); F. Paul Wilson (Aftershock and Others: 19 Oddities); and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (The Charlie Moon mysteries). Also attending: Mick Garris, Lynne Hansen, Stephen Jones, John R. Little, Kim Paffenroth, John Palisano, Karen A. Romanko, and Lucy Snyder.
Hello my Darklings!
It feels like it’s been quite a while since I last wrote a newsletter! So much has happened in the past month or so that my head is still reeling. The 2009 ETERNAL VIGILANCE book tour is well underway and, so far, has been incredibly successful. I can’t thank you all enough for your continued support of myself and my work. I certainly could not do it without you!
There are a few things I would like to tell you about. First of all, I would like to thank everyone who has purchased one of the ETERNAL VIGILANCE Vampire Vineyards packages! Apparently, the promotions are selling rapidly and Vampire Vineyards is thrilled! Because of you, the EV promotions are some of the most successful they have sold this year! Both promotions, one for each of the first two books, are available online via the links below:
And, speaking of Vampire Vineyards, don’t miss your opportunity to enter the current online giveaway I am running on the Eternal Vigilance website! The prize for the May giveaway is one of the Vampire Vineyards ETERNAL VIGILANCE packages (your choice as to which one you receive)! There are four, very simple ways you can enter the contest and there is no limit on how many times you can enter! More details can be found on my website via the link below:
The giveaway ends May31st and a winner will be announced on June 1st so be sure to get your entries in while you can! I will be creating an exciting giveaway competition each month this year with prizes ranging from free copies of ETERNAL VIGILANCE to box sets of such shows as TRUE BLOOD and BLOOD TIES, gift certificates, Steampunk & Gothic jewelery, plus much more so be sure to check the Eternal Vigilance website each month for details!
Fabulous news arrived in my inbox this morning from the Vampire Film Festival! They have asked me to be on their Board of Directors for the upcoming festivities in New Orleans! I, of course, happily accepted. The dates for the festival are scheduled for October 23-26 and October 28-30. I will be in New Orleans for the second half of the festival, which coincides with the Anne Rice Vampire Ball, which I am already scheduled to participate in again this year. Rumor has it that the Vampire Film Festival will be bringing in several actors from both the TWILIGHT and NEW MOON movies. I will keep everyone posted as things begin to solidify. Truly, October is going to be a wickedly magical time in New Orleans! More info about the Vampire Film Festival and the Anne Rice Vampire Ball can be found via the below links:
June is proving to be a very exciting month and it’s just around the corner! I will be flying out to Burbank, California for the 2009 Bram Stoker convention and banquet (June 12-15)! On June 11th, beginning at 7pm, I will be participating in the large group signing of horror authors from the Horror Writers Association at the legendary Dark Delicacies bookstore! I have always dreamed of doing a signing at this particular store and look forward to the memorable experience amongst my horror peers. If you are located in California, please help me to spread the word about this unique night!
After returning from California, I will be traveling to Houston, Texas for this year’s Apollocon convention. I will be in the Author’s Row signing & selling from the 26th through the 28th. I believe I will also be speaking on panels that weekend, but as of right now, I have not been told which ones. My publisher Seraphemera Books may also be in attendance, setting up shop in the Dealer’s Room where you will be able to purchase all of the Seraphemera Books titles, etc. If you’re in the Houston area that weekend, please stop by and say hello!
That wraps up June! As always, a full list of the 2009 book tour dates can be found on my website at www.gabriellefaust.com/events.
Beginning this summer, I will be taking over for Christopher Fulbright as head of the Texas chapter of the Horror Writers Association! I am absolutely thrilled about this new position and am looking forward to working with the chapter members in 2009-2010! I will have more information about this transition in the next EV newsletter…
I have written a few new reviews & interviews this month that are now available online:
Star Trek Review: http://www.gabriellefaust.com/archives/1995
Wolverine Review: http://www.gabriellefaust.com/archives/2038
Gary Kent’s “Shadow & Light: Journeys With Outlaws in Revolutionary Hollywood”: <a href="http://www.fatally-yours.com/horror-literature/book-review-shadows-and-light-journeys-with-outlaws-in-revolutionary-hollywood-by-gary-kent/
Interview with Kim Paffenroth: http://fearzone.com/blog/kim-valley
I also contributed to a commentary on the “Best Blood Suckers” for the website Horror Blips: http://horrorblips.dailyradar.com/story/best_blood_suckers/
Back to ETERNAL VIGILANCE news…I recently finished the first draft of the ETERNAL VIGILANCE screenplay and will be pitching the film concept at the Bram Stoker weekend in a couple of weeks. Keep your fingers crossed that I return to Texas with good news to share with you all! There is also quite a bit of other exciting developments surrounding EV in the works, as well as several vampire festivals and balls in New Orleans in October, which I hope to be able to announce in the coming months!
Until next time…adieu!
Bites & Kisses & Best Wishes,
Gabrielle S. Faust
Please join me today, Saturday, May 9th, from 3pm until 5pm, at Book People in Austin, Texas! Lost Cat Magnet will be playing a short set of their dark experimental electronica music beginning promptly at 3, after which I will be reading from Eternal Vigilance: The Death of Illusions, the second novel in my post-apocalyptic vampire series. I will also be reading a few poems from my new collection Crossroads. Copies of both books will be available for purchase and signing. Wine, beer and snacks will be provided to attendees (while it lasts). Last year’s signing for Eternal Vigilance: From Deep Within the Earth was a fabulous success so I am hoping that this year’s signing will be equally entertaining! Please help me to spread the word about this event! 🙂
Bites & Kisses,
Gabrielle S. Faust