vampires

Throwback to that time I wrote a book about vampires…or did I?

on October 14, 2018

Time for vampires, witches, and all things spooky, no? It’s the season for reading Gothic, so gather round and let’s talk about THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST my only Gothic novel, and my love letter to Victoria Holt, Ann Radcliffe, and Mary Stewart. There are lots of goodies with this one, and today’s post puts them…

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It’s October!

on October 4, 2016

Time for vampires, witches, and all things spooky, no? It’s the season for reading Gothic, so gather round and let’s talk about THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST, my only Gothic novel, and my love letter to Victoria Holt, Ann Radcliffe, and Mary Stewart. There are lots of goodies with this one, and today’s post puts them…

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In which Theodora writes a letter

on November 14, 2013

Those of you who have the digital edition of THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST had a few special pieces of extra content written exclusively for you. Since it’s been a few years since the book came out (!) I thought I’d share with print readers a letter Theodora Lestrange, the intrepid heroine, has written to her…

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In which it’s time to say goodbye

on October 11, 2013

On our last day with THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST, we’re wrapping up by mentioning the books that are excellent reads if you’re in a Transylvanian-Gothic-vampire sort of mood. Refreshment suggestions follow the reading list. For your listening pleasure while you nibble and read, I’d suggest something truly over the top–like “Halloween” by Mannheim Steamroller or…

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In which it’s bonus day

on October 10, 2013

Most of my books include a bit of poetry, and THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST is no exception. Of course, the poetry in this book is far creepier than what I usually weave in, but it served the story very well. If you haven’t read Baudelaire’s FLEURS DE MAL (FLOWERS OF EVIL), this is the perfect…

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In which it’s pinning time again

on October 9, 2013

Today’s Pinterest board features THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST. The images include foreign covers as well as architectural details that provided inspiration for the Castle Dragulescu. Some of the photographs were taken in England and others were actually snapped in DisneyWorld–proof you can find inspiration anywhere if you look hard enough.

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In which we have an excerpt

on October 8, 2013

In case you haven’t checked out THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST, here’s an excerpt to entice you… THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST Theodora Lestrange leaves her comfortable home in Edinburgh to visit Transylvania at the invitation of her childhood friend, Cosmina, now the betrothed of a Roumanian nobleman. Theodora arrives at the Castle Dragulescu to find that…

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In which the dead travel…pretty quickly

on October 7, 2013

It’s time to say goodbye to Julia for now–she’ll be back during novella week later in October–and move on to the stand alone books, starting with THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST. Oh, chickens, this one was painful. It was the first time I tried to write outside the series, and it was not a book that…

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