random linkage-Miserere, Winston-Salem

On Sunday, I woke up to find a 5-star Goodreads rating for Miserere from someone in Bulgaria. He has a lovely web site too.

I also found an interview with one of my heroes, Maurice Sendak, at the Guardian yesterday. He talks about his fiction and a host of other things and people. He made my scary childhood easier with his books, because I saw I was not alone. My favorite quote from the interview is: "I refuse to lie to children," says Sendak. "I refuse to cater to the bullshit of innocence." And for that, I am eternally grateful.

Meanwhile, back in Grown-up Land:

The Winston-Salem Writers serial horror novel Rady had some updates, so head over and give them a read. Chapters seven and eight are now online.

I'll be speaking at the Forsyth County Library this coming Wednesday (details here), so if you're in the Piedmont Triad area and want to pop in and hear me talk about "Writing to Horrify," please come. I will be talking about the Winston-Salem Writers horror serial novel Rady, reading from Miserere and also from my current novel, The Garden.

I'd love to meet you.

Rady--Chapter Six by Mary Ann Peden-Coviello

The Winston-Salem Writer's serial horror novel Rady continues this week with chapter six by Mary Ann Peden-Coviello:

Rady opened his eyes in the dark. That was all right, though, ’cause Rady liked the dark. He could see real good but other folks couldn’t see him much at all. Their eyes was weak. He lay still and listened to the house above him. Other folks’ ears was about useless, too. Flat to their heads just like their noses. Couldn’t hear him comin’ and couldn’t hardly smell him till he was on ‘em. Rady grinned all alone in the dark. He liked that, too. [READ MORE]

If you're going to be in the Winston-Salem area on October 5 at 7:00 p.m., I will be speaking to the Winston-Salem Writer's group at the Forsyth County Public Library, 660 West Fifth St., Winston-Salem, NC. This event is open to the public, and I hope if you're in the area, you'll stop by and attend.

Rady-Chapter 5 by Stacy Hope Jones

I know things are crazy-busy for everyone, but don't forget the Winston-Salem Writers and the serial horror novel--Rady.

Chapter five is up, and Stacy Hope Jones takes us deeper into the story and the house where Rady lives ...

The moth was back. This time, not at the window, but just in the room suddenly. He saw it flat on the wall, its pale wings flattened out, barely seen. It looked like a ghostly white eye staring him down from the wall across from his bed, by the crucifix hung there by his Grandma. [READ MORE]

Best keep up, because the tale is winding down and when it's done, I'll be speaking on October 5, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Forsyth County Public Library, 660 West Fifth St., Winston-Salem, NC. The event is open to the public, and I'll be talking about publication, horror, fantasy, and of course Miserere: An Autumn Tale. I have also been persuaded to share some snippets from my current work in progress The Garden.

So if you're free that night, drop in and visit with us. I'd love to meet you.

showing my face and the rest of the review

The Winston-Salem Writers have graciously invited me to speak before their group on October 5, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Forsyth Public Library in Winston-Salem and this event is open to the public. For event information and the street address, just click Find Teresa. I will be listing live events first and online appearances second from this point forward primarily because live events will change rapidly whereas my online interviews are of a more static nature.

I'm also working on scheduling some appearances with bookstores in my state, and I'll keep you posted of when and where on the Find Teresa page and through blog posts.

I also now have the full Library Journal review for Miserere:

Exiled from the Order of Katharos for abandoning his lover, Rachael, to the torments of Hell in exchange for the soul of his sister Catarina, former exorcist Lucian Negru receives a second chance at salvation when he rescues a child from Earth who wanders through the Crimson Veil into the parallel realm of Woerld. In order to save young Lindsay's life, however, he must break the compact governing his exile and open a portal into Hell—and that action condemns him to death.

Frohock sets her first novel on an alternate Earth, a quasimedieval realm that is aware of the existence of Earth's technology and that serves as a battleground for the war between Heaven and Hell. With richly developed, complex characters and a talent for portraying the horrific nature of evil, the author relates a compelling tale of faith rediscovered, trust regained, and hope reawakened. This exceptional dark historical fantasy debut should particularly appeal to fans of medieval fiction, tales of holy warriors, and fantasies that feature strong women characters. The religious aspects, integral to the story without being overwhelming, should interest readers of faith-based fantasy.

That's it for now. Have a super weekend.