Greetings vampire fans! After over 3 1/2 years of researching, writing, and watching a whole lot of television, my book, Un-Dead TV, is finally in print!
Un-Dead TV: The Ultimate Guide to Vampire Television
If Dracula wrote the book on the modern vampire fiction, Twilight creator Stephenie Meyer's four Twilight books (and their five film adaptations) have given it an enormously unfaithful, enormously successful rewrite. Even before the release of Breaking Dawn--Part 2, the Twilight franchise had earned $2.5 billion dollars at the worldwide box-office, and Breaking Dawn--Part 2 is on track to make hundreds of millions more.
Vampires are definitely in vogue right now. Browse through any bookstore's racks and you'll find a score of novels with ‘vampire' in the title. This theme is especially notable in the young adult lit sections, where the reader will observe pieces such as the Twilight series, Vampire Diaries, Vampire Kisses, Vampire Academy and, my personal favorite, Vampire Beach.
Has anyone noticed a trend?
Check out "Vampires!" by Ben Douglass, a seasonal art print showcasing 12 bloodsuckers, available for purchase at http://society6.com/bendouglass/Vampires_Print
Fellow creatures of the night,
Just a note to say we've partnered with a new forum site, http://un-dead.tv, a brand-spanking new discussion board specific to vampires and television.
It's still in public beta, so they could use some kind folks to join up and give the forum a test.
I know there are a lot of fiends out there who are hooked on television vamps, so why not pop over and gush about your favorite shows?
(I'll be there too...) :)
My book, Lure of the Vampire: A Pop Culture Reference Book of Lists, Websites, and Very Personal Essays has finally been published.
Lure of the Vampire is a non fiction quick reference book of vampires. It is divided into ten sections and each section has lists, websites, and essays. There are essays not only from the author but six of her author friends that write either young adult, erotic, or non fiction.
The sections include with mythology, history, literature, movies, television, children, recreation, education, weblife, and real life vampires.
Next week will see the end to the comics that brought back Buffy and others for those die-hard fans who couldn't stand to see their favorite television show end. The comics started back in 2007, and the last issue, #40, is hitting stores January 19th. The new issue will be written by Buffy creator Joss Whedon, with art by series regular Georges Jeanty. In order to commemorate the occasion, Dark Horse Comics is helping to organize a series of "Buffy Birthday Parties" around the USA featuring all sorts of "Buffy"-related stuff.