Thursday, July 23, 2009

Celebrate Frankenstein's Mother

Members of the BroadUniverse are conspiring to locally celebrate the birthday of Frankenstein author Mary Shelley, who was born August 30, 1797.

A number of events in the New England area are being planned. Come hear about Mary Shelley, hear her works read, and eat Frankenstein cookies!

The first one up is in Southbridge, Massachusetts. I'll post the information for the rest as the dates become firm.

Thursday, Aug 27, 2009, 6:30-8:00 PM

Jacob Edwards Library, 236 Main Street, Southbridge, MA 01550. Authors Trisha Wooldridge, Inanna Arthen, and Morven Westfield. Trisha J. Wooldridge, author, journalist and educator, will offer brief talks about Shelley's themes and influence. Arthen and Westfield will also contribute to the evening's events.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Available in Kindle format

Did I mention that both of my books, Darksome Thirst and The Old Power Returns are available from Amazon in Kindle format? They're pretty inexpensive now, too. Apparently Darksome Thirst has been available for a while, but the publisher had some technical problems with The Old Power Returns.

Personally I'd love a Kindle, but I have to drive to my day job, which makes reading during the commute impossible. Lately I've been listening to audiobooks. I just finished listening to Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris, part of the Sookie Stackhouse series. The reader, Johanna Parker, is really, really good. Though her voice and characterization are slightly different from Anna Paquin's portrayal on True Blood, it's still not enough to jar you. I watch True Blood faithfully and still enjoy listening to the audiobooks on the drive into work.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Cornelia Amiri Reads from Her Work

I just posted the second part of the interview with author Cornelia Amiri, where she reads a selection from her novel, A Fine Cauldron of Fish*, and from her short story “Vampire Dancer," which appeared in Sleeping With the Undead. Cornelia's web site is at

* Don't you just love that title?

Friday, July 10, 2009

Interview with Cornelia Amiri

I just finished a podcast interview with author Cornlia Amiri, who writes a different type of vampire novel featuring vampiric fey!

Within the next week I'll be posting the second half of the podcast, where she reads from some of her material, but right now I have to get ready to run off to Readercon.

Here's the description of the episode. Don't worry if you don't have an MP3 player; you can go to and listen to it right there.

"Author Cornelia Amiri draws on her love of history and fifteen years of research on the ancient Celts to write tales of long swords, hot heroes, and warrior women. Ms. Amiri is the author of seven Celtic/Romance books: Queen of Kings, A Fine Cauldron of Fish, Druid Quest, The Fox Prince, Vixen Princess, Danger is Sweet, and One Heart One Way. She has short stories in two anthologies, “Dead End Job” in A Death in Texas and “Vampire Dancer” in Sleeping With the Undead. Visit her web site at"