Rhiannon Frater is the award-winning author of the As the World Dies trilogy.


Sweet Dreams of Zombies and Vampires

Book Signing v 2.0

Saturday went quite well at the book signing. I actually signed books! That were already bought and brought in for me to sign, but, hey, I actually got to sign my lil‘ name! Everyone was cool about the shipment not arriving on time and the store has asked me back on October 11, 2008. That is the day the Zombie Ball happens at Elysium down on Red River and 7th in Austin, Texas. The store will be supporting the ball by doing a little pre-party and I will be there with my zombie novel.

I Feel Famous!!

The book shipment came in Monday. I dropped the pre-ordered books off at Secret Oktober. I also left five copies for whoever wants to snatch up a copy locally. While I was hanging out talking to my friend (who is the owner), she got a phone call from someone asking if the book was in stock. They wanted to pick one up. She was grinning like crazy when speaking to the customer and pitched the October 11th book signing. I was glowing!

The As The World Dies t-shirt RAWKS
My husband wore it this weekend and got a ton of compliments. It’s really awesome. So go ahead and order one if you want one. They’re really cool. I’m going to see if a local Austin t-shirt vendor can make the shirts for me locally, so we’ll have them at the conventions next year.

Pretty When She Dies-A Vampire Novel

Well, what can I say? I do tend to be a ditz at times. I thought I had done all the revisions on the novel, but could not find the first nine chapters when I sat down to do them. So I thought that maybe I had already done them and forgotten. Uh. Yeah. That would make life easy. I botched it and didn’t do those nine chapters. I am not going to put my copy editor through that kind of hell. So I’m reading through the chapters and fixing them up.

This is the novel I wrote in two and a half weeks. Because I was writing as fast as my little fingers could go, I have a lot of run on sentences. To be specific, I linked two sentences with an “and” that didn’t need to be linked. If that makes sense.

Anyway, fixing that issue.

We’re still trying to get this one out ASAP.

I hope to get the first chapter or two up on Scribd so you can take a sneak beak.

I’ve Been Interviewed!
CL. Fiere, the editor-in-chief of TREI Literary Magazine, contacted me recently about an interview for the October issue of the online magazine. I was thrilled to answer her questions and my interview is now up! Please check it out!

The entire magazine is fabulous and you’ll have plenty to read and enjoy. I’m so glad to be part of such a wonderful issue.

And this zombie girl from TREI Literary Magazine will eat you if you don’t check it out.

How’s that to give you nightmares?

Dr. Pus Loves Me…or at Least My Book
To finish this off, I must give you the fabulous news that Dr. Pus’ Library of the Living Dead podcast will feature the ENTIRE novel of As The World Dies: The First Days complete with voice actors, sound effects, music and Dr. Pus’ own narration. Of course, this won’t be dumped into one podcast, but spread out over time. I’m so excited!

Finally…
I’m making headway with As The World Dies: Fighting to Survive. I’m even dreaming about Jenni and Katie and lots and lots of zombies. That is a good thing, of course. It keeps me inspired.

I have to admit the best part of the book signing was when one woman said to me, “When is the next one coming out? I’m on pins and needles!”

It’s coming. I promise. It’s coming!

And One More Thing…
Here is a mock up of the cover for Pretty When She Dies. Rose Munoz of Excentric Visions Photography has been kind enough to let me use her awesome photograph on the cover!

I’m so excited!