Hello readers, and welcome to the end! With September almost officially past, October is soon upon us. Between end of year deadlines, fall semester, and the upcoming High Holiday, things are busier than ever in my little corner of the world. The past few weeks have been packed, and with travel, events, and special announcements coming over the next few weeks, October promises to be just as busy, so let's get to it: here's everything that happened in September!
First, I wrote an open letter to librarians about BLESS YOUR HEART, and the place libraries (and librarians!) hold in my heart. You can read the full letter–along with a brief Q&A about four generations of women tasked with battling a vampire to protect their town–on the Macmillan Library site here.
BLESS YOUR HEART began as an exercise—or maybe an exorcism—to say goodbye to the women I loved most. A way to bring them back to life on the page, hear their voices again, and give them different endings. And not just my grandmothers, but my friends, those kids who, like me, were too different to fit into the confines of their small towns. Those beautiful boys and girls who grew up scared to be themselves in small minds. Who, unlike me, never left. Whose stories, like the Evanses’, refuse to stay buried.
And last, but certainly NOT least: earlier this month I was able to rekindle my love of All Things Boulet Brothers by sharing amazing news–come Halloween, THE BOULET BROTHERS' DRAGULA is BACK with Season 5!
This season promises to be bigger, better, and more horrible than ever and I AM HERE FOR IT. Check out the full announcement over at Rue Morgue where you can also read up on last season, my interview with DRAGULA TITANS winner Victoria Elizabeth Black, and more!
That's it for now! Happy almost-October, and remember, Halloween is only 33 days away!
Currently Reading: TENDER IS THE FLESH by Agustina Bazterric
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