Friday, September 3, 2010

'Bloodsucking Vegas' update

Great news! I just found out that Bloodsucking Vegas: a vampire noir (besides being available from Amazon) is also available in paperback from the Barnes & Noble website (for 10% off, no less!).

I am still trying to get the book onto store shelves (at least locally) in a variety of venues, but its increased online footprint can only be a good thing, right? Brother Juan has a great idea about creating a video promo for the book that we can upload to Youtube. I wish I knew some local actors who would work for free...

Also, Bloodsucking Vegas: a vampire noir has been accepted in the Vegas Valley Book Festival on Sunday, November 6th at the historic Fifth Street School. I have been given a 1-hour time-slot sometime between 10am and 4pm, where I get to set up a table and sign & sell books. Brother Juan says I should get t-shirts made...

In other news, I met an old friend last night and I got to sign their copy of Bloodsucking Vegas: a vampire noir. I've inscribed dozens of copies now, and it's a thrill every time. As I've said before, signing books and great friendships are two things that just never get old.

But that's not all: I just got invited to sit in on a local creative-writing class to talk about Bloodsucking Vegas: a vampire noir. My book isn't exactly what you'd call 'workshop fiction' but I'll do what I can to make the session worthwhile. I'm sure this will be yet another instance of a speaker learning more from the students than vice versa.

And, this afternoon, I got a really nice email from an old friend and mentor who paid Bloodsucking Vegas: a vampire noir some very nice compliments. Coming from him, the kind words and spot-on remarks meant so much, and they really lifted my spirits. I know, it's vain of me to be swayed by compliments from friends. But I take what I can get.

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