Friday, August 24, 2007

Upcoming Live Appearances and Online Chats/Paranormal Radio Show Interviews

September 8, 2007--Live interview about Haunted Richmond, Virginia on with Preston Dennett 3:30PM Pacific/6:30PM Eastern.

World of the Interview about Haunted Richmond, Virginia on September 17, 2007 at between 8-10PM

September 27, 2007--Live Interview about Haunted Richmond, Virginia on Donna Seebo Radio Show-- 6PM Pacific/9PM Eastern-- --Can be heard on .

Doing a Promoting Your Book panel at Fantasci 6 Convention in Hampton Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia: Sunday, September 30, 2007.

Online chat--September 30th-- with at IOHPChat The chat will begin at 6 p.m. PACIFIC/ 7 p.m. Mountain/ 8 p.m. Central / 9 p.m. Eastern. Not only about Haunted Richmond, Virginia, but horror I write and even my paranormal romance works.

Speaking and signing copies of Haunted Richmond, Virginia with Mathieu Agee Descendents October 5, 2007 (opened only to the group).

Monster Fest-October 13, 2007-Chesapeake Central Library 9AM to 4PM. 298 Cedar Rd, Chesapeake - (757) 382-6579 have copies of Haunted Richmond, Virginia on hand, plus horror anthogies I have stories in, copies of Beyond the Four Walls, my chapbook of four fictional ghost stories, and also book by my pseudonym, Sapphire Phelan.

Signing Haunted Richmond, Virginia at Short Pump Barnes and Noble on October 16th and 17th 4-7PM--teacher appreciation week reception. 11640 W. Broad Street Richmond, VA 23233

Signing copies of Haunted Richmond, Virginia at Chesterfield Historical Society-Magnolia Grange on Iron Bridge Road across from Chesterfield County Administration Buildings. 11 PM to Noon.

Signing copies of Haunted Richmond, Virginia at Barnes and Noble bookstore, 1200 Huguenot Road Midlothian, Virginia 23113 2-4PM 804-378-3651.

Signing copies of Haunted Richmond, Virginia at Creatures and Crooks Book Shoppe Saturday, October 27, 2007 1:00PM to 3:00PM.

Speaking and signing Haunted Richmond, Virginia at Tredegar Iron Works Civil War Museum 490 Tredegar Street Richmond, Virginia 23219. 804-780-1865 October 28, 2007 at 2PM.

Signing copies of Haunted Richmond, Virginia at Fountain Bookstore 1312 E. Cary ST Richmond, VA 23219- October 31, 2007 (Halloween)--12:30PM to 2:30PM--804-788-1594 Fountain Bookstore

Paranormal Radio Talk Show Interview on November 2, 2007-11PM to 1AM Eastern on KDM Radio-Talking about my nonfiction real ghost stories and legends of Haunted Richmond, Virginia. It's coast to coast, but if like Virginia your local stations do not have it you listen at where it will be streamlined.

Friday, August 17, 2007

I'll Be at Dragoncon--With Copies of Haunted Richmond, Virginia

I will be at Dragoncon, which is in another week and half. I am bringing copies of Haunted Richmond, Virginia. I will be signing there sometimes, most likely at Schiffer's table in dealer's room if no where else. But if want a copy, signed, I can hold for you and meet somewhere at the convention. Just contact me at and let me know. I am bringing only so many copies and already sold one here, plus possiblely two more.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Haunted Richmond, Virginia in Chesterfield County Library Branches!

So cool! Haunted Richmond, Virginia in Chesterfield County Library collection--all the branches!! Haunted Richmond,Virginia
I got the email from Neal Wyatt of the County library collections:
Hello from Chesterfield County Public Library,
Thank you for sending a collection request to the Chesterfield County Public Library using LINC. We appreciate your interest in the collection and value your feedback.
We have received your recent book suggestion of Haunted Richmond. We are pleased to tell you that this book is already part of the library's collection. If you would like to place a copy on hold, you can do so by using our online catalog, .
I hope you enjoy the title.
Neal Wyatt Collection Management Chesterfield County Public Library
Anyone who has contact with their library, or even suggesting it to Library of Virginia which would be nice. Yes, Schiffer is contacting them, but as seen by Chesterfield, suggestions from the public help. I also have already a copy in the Colonial Heights Library.
Anyway, this is exciting to me.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Hanover Book Festival

It was a nice day. Least I was indoors, away from 100 degree muggy heat that blazed outside the VFW building.
I arrived around 8:20AM and after parking my Toyota Corolla, carried in boxes of books and decorations for the table and promo items, both mine and from other authors into the place. Because I write romance, I was put in wioth the romance authors, even though I write many other genres. I checked in, found my table against the wall and set it all up. On one side was an author from Phaze and on the other side was author Erin Gorgon who as Pamela Fuller also is publisher of ShadowRose Publishing .
First, other authors walked around, stopping at tables, getting promo items and talking to other authors and publishers. At 10:00 AM the public was allowed in and it got busy until about 2:00PM. I managed to sell and sign some copies of Haunted Richmond, Virginia, a copy of my erotic SF romance novella, Iridescent Invasion on CD and a copy of Cthulhu Express anthology my story, "Azathoth is Here" is in. I also gave away bags of promo from other authors and me, plus other promo from me, especially business cards.
Author Erin Gordon wanted a copy of Forbidden Love: Bad Boys and I had donated it to the festival. It had been packaged with couple other erotic romance books and bottle of champagne for a silent bid auction and she won the basket! So I autogrpahed my story, "Soul Seduction" for her.
Next year though, I plan to get a whole table, not half. I have too many print and e-books, and it doesn't look to get any less over the next few months. LOL

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Travel Guide to Haunted Mid-Atlantic Region on Amazon and Harry Potter 7 Reviewed

I have a horror short story, "Plagued" included with so many other great, scary stories in Travel Guide to the Haunted Mid-Atlantic Region Anthology and now you can get it at AMAZON . So now if you get my nonfiction ghost book you can buy the anthology and read my ficitonal ghost story.

Also if anyone has bought Haunted Richmond, Virginia and read it please leave me a comment here a link to your blog or what not. Thanks. I will post the link to your review and blog on my website.

And now my review of Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows by J. K. Rowling. When I got the last book in the Harry Potter series from Creatures and Crooks Book Shoppe (whihc was the first one picked up--my husband put it aside for me) I took it home after everyone had finally left with their books. I didn't start reading it until the next day. Of course, I started into it. It took me a few days as I had my own manuscripts due and of course, 'Real Life" butting in.

In this book Harry, Ron and Hermoine are older and the war is on. Voldemort, or He Who Shall Not Be Named (whihc we find out why for a very good reason, his name lets him know where those against him are)has his Death Eaters, including Snape. Snape, who everyone is wondering is he really a bad guy, or is it all a fake. That gets answered in this book. And no I won't answer it for those who haven't read it yet. Anyway, Harry's Muggle family is taken away by some of the Order of the Phoenix wizards for their own safety, then , with Mad-Eye Moody leading them, several of Harry's friends are made tp look like him so they can help him escape to a safe place, tricking the Death Eaters. it doesn't work. But when Voldemort tries to stop the real Harry he fails, but unfortunately his owl, Hedwig doesn't escape with her life.

There are deaths in this book. Rowling doesn't let all of the good guys survive. So if you don't want to read any favorite die or have a child who couldn't handle this, I would suugest not reading this book. It's more of an adult book, but then I said from Book 4 on up it was more for young adults and adults and not young children. And there's too much extra stuff in this that could have been edited, amking it a tighter, more straight to the action book. But I still enjoyed it and recommend it for a good read on vacation. It's a fitting end to something we may never see again, or maybe we will.

I give this book 4 1/2 DRAGONS.