I am very excited to bring you an interview with Bekka Black, author of the upcoming Sourcebooks Fire novel iDrakula.
It’s a cell novel re-envisioning of the classic Dracula story by Bram Stoker, due out this fall in book stores … and on your cell phone.
1. Bekka, what IS a cell novel? It’s not a book you typed out on your cell phone … or is it??
A cell phone novel is a kind of novel that is delivered to a cell…
Posted on April 20, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment
We Hear the Dead is a story about seances, spiritualism, and the biggest hoax of the 19th century – but it is also a story of America’s first real "Celebrity Romance."
As soon as the press discovered that gentleman adventurer Elisha Kane was courting the spirit medium Maggie Fox, newspapers scrambled to print the story, reporting sightings of them together, repeating gossip, and even following Dr.…Continue
Posted on April 10, 2010 at 7:43am
One hundred and sixty-two years ago today, in the hamlet of Hydesville in upstate New York, there was a small commotion surrounding the house of Mr. John D. Fox.
Mr. Fox roused his neighbors, banging on their doors around 8 o’clock in the evening, and asked them to come witness the events taking place in his home. His daughters Maggie and Kate, aged approximately eleven and fourteen, were communicating with a ghost.
Neighbors were skeptical. This was,…Continue
Posted on March 31, 2010 at 8:49am
Helen Ellis, author of The Turning: What Curiosity Kills, is the first guest I've ever had on my blog!
I recently met Helen at the Sourcebooks Fire Launch Party, but didn’t have nearly enough time to talk to her. Her book comes out the same month as mine – May – so, in spite of the warning in the title, I am very curious about it! Helen graciously agreed to an interview so that I could ask the questions I couldn’t ask at the party (because I couldn’t find her…Continue
Posted on March 22, 2010 at 5:22pm — 1 Comment