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Tonight and this weekend – Meet Emz!

Events this week!
October 11th, 13th, and 14th!

 

Thursday, October 11th

Join us for the second annual Tales of Horror.
Costumed authors will read from their scary works!
Emerian Rich, Trinity Adler, Sumiko Saulson, R.L. Merrill,
S.G. Browne, Loren Rhoads, E.M. Markoff,
J. Malcolm Stewart, Mercy Hollow will read their
chilling tales.

Directions: 55 West Third Avenue, San Mateo, CA

Saturday & Sunday, October 13th & 14th

Join HorrorAddicts.net and authors Mercy Hollow, Emerian Rich, E.M. Markoff, and J. Malcolm Stewart at Sinister Creature Con. Look for us at a vendor table in the Main Hall.
Directions: 6151 H St, Sacramento, CA 95819

 

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Upcoming Events!

Emz is gearing up for a busy season! Besides the podcast finale, online events, and private events she is speaking at this fall, here are some public events you can catch her at!

Saturday, September 15th

Gain a deeper understanding of Catherine Morland by looking at her horror fan side. Was she just a silly young miss innocent of the real dangers of the world, or did she enjoy horror literature on a more intimate level in a way that fans of horror media today can relate to? Author Emmy Z. Madrigal (aka Emerian Rich) will give insight on this most misunderstood heroine.
Directions: 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA

Thursday, October 11th

Join us for the second annual Tales of Horror.
Costumed authors will read from their scary works!
Emerian Rich, Trinity Adler, Sumiko Saulson, R.L. Merrill,
S.G. Browne, Loren Rhoads, E.M. Markoff,
J. Malcolm Stewart, Mercy Hollow will read their
chilling tales.

Directions: 55 West Third Avenue, San Mateo, CA

Saturday & Sunday, October 13th & 14th

Join HorrorAddicts.net and authors Mercy Hollow, Emerian Rich, E.M. Markoff, and J. Malcolm Stewart at Sinister Creature Con. Look for us at a vendor table in the Main Hall.
Directions: 6151 H St, Sacramento, CA 95819

 

New Fiction: Lord Harrington’s Lost Doe #ilovemrgrumpy

I’m excited to announce my first Regency book,
Lord Harrington’s Lost Doe
is available now!

LHLDNewFrontLord Alexander Harrington’s life is rather tame until a shoeless, coatless waif is found wandering his estate with no memory of who she is. Despite his stoicism, Lord Harrington finds himself drawn to the lost girl who he compares to a scared doe. Caring for her illness despite speculation of her mental state, he develops feelings for her.

Is she an escaped lunatic, or simply a lost woman desperately in need of his help? A revelation about his own family’s history with the mental asylum down the road causes him to question his feelings. When a massive fire breaks out on estate grounds, will he lose her forever?

Those of you who follow me on Facebook or Twitter might remember me talking about a character my husband affectionately called “Mr Grumpy” and now he is here! Enjoy Lord Grumpiness in the comfort of your own home now with this print book.

You can win a signed copy of this book along with a special edition favor pack! Check out how here: Lord Harrington’s Lost Doe Enter to Win! #ilovemrgrumpy

New Fiction from Emerian Rich: Once Upon a Scream

OnceUponAScreamFrontEmerian’s new fiction story, “Wax Shadow” is in…

Once Upon a Scream

…there was a tradition of telling tales with elements of the fantastic along with the frightful. Adults and children alike took heed not to go into the deep, dark woods, treat a stranger poorly, or make a deal with someone-or something-without regard for the consequences. Be careful of what you wish for, you just might get it.

From wish-granting trolls, to plague curses, and evil enchantresses, these tales will have you hiding under the covers in hopes they don’t find you. So lock your doors, shutter your windows, and get ready to SCREAM.

A return to darker foreboding fairy tales not for children.
Not everyone lives happily ever after.

Stories include:

“Wax Shadow” by Emerian Rich: Horror fairytale modern retelling of “The Shadow” by Hans Christian Andersen.

“The Black Undeath” by Shannon Lawrence: There was a plague no one speaks about, one much worse than the Black Death. “The Black Undeath” combines the ravages of the plague and leprosy with the tale of Rumpelstiltskin.

“Melody of Bones” by Nickie Jamison:  This is a delightful mashup of the German tales of the “Singing Bone” and “The Pied Piper of Hamlin.” Death can make beautiful music.

“The Godmother’s Bargain” by Alison McBain: This story is based onCinderella but instead of relying on a fairy godmother, Cinderella makes a deal with the devil.

“Leila” by Dan Shaurette: This is a story about vampires and an old witch that lives in a haunted forest in a far away land.

“Nothing to Worry About” by Charles Frierman: Nothing killed Old Smelty, don’t let it kill you too.

“The Cursed Child” by C.S. Kane: Witches do what they must to save a child.

“The Healer’s Gift” by Lynn McSweeney: A pale boy with a whiff of the uncanny begs admission to a wounded healer’s cottage just before sunrise, conjuring her darkest fears of who – or what – he may be.

“Briar” by K.L. Wallis: “Briar” is the story of a man who is lost deep in a mythical Black Forest, where he stumbles upon an abandoned fairy-tale palace with a forgotten sleeping beauty

“Curse of the Elves” by Sara E. Lundberg: This story gives a horrifying spin on the old tale “The Shoemaker and the Elves.” What if the elves were grotesque murderers and you wanted them to go away.

“Lake Tiveden” by MD Maurice: The modern retelling of the legend of Tiveden and the epic encounter between a fisherman, his daughter and the fearsome Nokken.

“Without Family Ties” by Chantal Boudreau: This is a modern horror tale based on the story of Pinocchio.

“Commanding the Stones” by Laurel Anne Hill: A murder, a troubled marriage, a mysterious benefactor and a Russian fairy tale add up to terror and redemption in the sewers of Paris.

“Gollewon Ellee” by DJ Tyrer: Two young girls follow the Gollewon Ellee, Fairy Lights, and discover that not only are the Fair Folk real, they are stranger and more sinister than they imagined.

“Mr. Shingles” by J. Malcolm Stewart: Bay Area boys meeting with a certain rhyming troll who may or may not still be living under the Carquinez Bridge.

“The Boy and His Teeth” by V. E. Battaglia: A cautionary tale against deceiving the Tooth Fairy.

“The Other Daughter” by Adam L. Bealby: It’s nice to see Hannah looking her old self, all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. The problem is Hannah – the real Hannah – with her black nails and even blacker attitude, she’s already upstairs…

“Old and in the Way” by Wayne Faust: Atmospheric tale about an old man who can no longer do his duty.

HorrorAddicts.net Press

Seven Things

Author Loren Rhoads recently challenged me to write seven things about myself and being an author. They are as follows.

  1. I started reading as a young child to make money. My parents would give me a penny for every book I read in a year, up to 100. So, I read like crazy, knowing I could make $1.00 if I read 100 or more.1201141335d
  2. My handwriting has changed drastically during my life. As a child, we moved a lot and every school was teaching a different kind of writing. My second grade teacher asked my mother why my stick/ball printing was so horrid. Mom said, “She’s been taught printing, cursive, leftward-slant D’Nealian, had to write with her left hand (hand injury) and her last school taught 50% of her lessons in Spanish. Give her a few weeks and she’ll learn stick/ball printing if you want her to!” As an adult, people have commented on my strange writing…sometimes its proper cursive, sometimes it’s a mix, and sometimes I’ll throw in some weird character that doesn’t match with the rest of the font. This happens more frequently now that I have tendonitis, which makes my hand hurt when I write too much. It also causes handwriting experts to scratch their heads, but it is all a product of my mobile childhood.hand
  3. I read four to five books at a time and rarely buy books anymore because of my review job, my writer friends always wanting me to read their work, and writing my own stuff. If I do buy books, they are usually signed copies meant to support the author and I rarely read those.
  4. The first full novel I ever wrote was an 86-page, handwritten in pencil, YA book about child actors who become involved in a terrorist hijacking. I was eleven.
  5. I never knew I wanted to be an author until I was in my twenties. I aspired to be a singer, but despite that, I always wrote stories in my journals. Mostly dreams of what I wanted my life to become.
  6. My characters talk to me all the time, every day. There is not a day that goes by in which one of them is not nagging me to write.

    Emerian Rich, Heather Roulo, and Laurel Anne Hill at BayCon Writer’s Convention

  7. I really enjoy geeking out with my favorite author friends about books we’ve read or even movie plots and song lyrics that inspired us.

Want to share your 7? Email me at mailto:memzbox13@gmail.com.

Emerian’s Video Update

My first video update on how things are going.
Thank you for your support!

Keep reading!
~Emz

New Short Story in Night’s Knights World!

Hey Biters, the story you’ve been waiting for is here! Join Sandro as he tells the story of his bringing over. I want to thank David Watson again for inspiring this tale. Hope he and all the other Biter’s out there enjoy this little back story!

Listen to it now here:

With awesome music by David Beard. Visit his site at http://www.davidbeardmusic.com/

And here is the Podiobooks blurb about the book, and my short story Holy Rites.


This short story takes place in the world of Night’s Knights.
About the short story: Emerian Rich’s “Holy Rites” tells the story of Sandro’s birth into vampirism. As an unwilling initiate into vampiric priestdom, can he survive the extinction of his church by a self-righteous band of Blood Warriors?
Podioracket Presents-Glimpses is now available on Podiobooks.com.

Having trouble with the audio button? Here is the direct link:
http://www.podiobooks.com/sample/236445/PB-Glimpses-08.mp3

Dusk’s Warriors Winners!

Many months ago, I offered you Biter’s a chance to get your name in the newest book, Dusk’s Warriors. When Chapter 13 posts, the winners will officially be immortalized in the world of the Night’s Knights Series – whether they like it or not! These lucky Biter’s asked for it by submitting their Night’s Knights themed picture to the contest. Congratulations Biters!  And I hope you enjoy hearing your names in Chapter 13, coming this week.

Biter Heather Pryor

Biters (model) Alyssa and (photographer) Sapphire

Biter Mark Carpenter’s Second Life Version of Julien

Biter Keri Vibe

Wicked Women Writers Challenge

My podcast HorrorAddicts.net is hosting the 2011 Wicked Women Writers Challenge!
You can listen to all the gal’s stories and the main show from the play buttons below,
or go to HorrorAddicts.net to find links to the RSS and itunes feeds.

Who will be HorrorAddicts.net’s 2011 Most Wicked?

VOTE NOW!!!
by emailing your favorite story to:
horroraddicts@gmail.com

Horror Addicts #63, Wicked Women Writers Challenge
Listen to the full show to find out how to enter the contest and hear more about the challengers.

01. Laurel Anne Hill
“Flight of Destiny”
Items: Radioactive Polonium-210, Cigar, Aircraft Carrier on the Pacific

02. Michele Roger
“Root of all Evil”
Items: Unspecified Radioactive Material, Micro Chip, US Treasury

03. Rebekah Webb
“Memory of the Sun”
Items: Lead, Laptop, Space Station

04. Erica Ruedas
“On Spirit Mountain”
Items: Mushrooms, Emerald Ring, Spirit Mountain

05. Marie Green
“Her Pristine Demise”
Items: Arsenic, engraved silver serving tray, a gentleman’s club in London

06. Jeri Unselt
“Never Forget Cynthia”
Items: liver of the fugu fish, water bottle, corner of Bryant and Bell

07. Chantal Boudreau
“Rats!”
Items: ricin, floor 13 in office building, camera

08. Hollie Snider
“Sapphires and Toadstones”
Items: Gas, Sapphire Necklace, Museum of Natural history

09.Arlene Radasky
“The Circle’s End”
Items: Poison Berries, Cell phone, Oak Grove

10. Jennifer Caress
“Freya the Passivist”
Items: Toxic Waste, Times Square, Tire Iron


Who will be HorrorAddicts.net’s 2011 Most Wicked?
VOTE NOW!!!
by emailing your favorite story to:
horroraddicts@gmail.com

Emerian Rich Wins Polidori Award!

The winners of the Dr. John William Polidori Awards for Excellence in Vampire Entertainment have been announced! 

Emerian Rich is the winner for “Best Author Interview in 2010”.

Thank you to Out of the Coffin and everyone who voted for me!  Polidori is the grandfather of vampire fiction and I can think of no higher honor than to receive an award named after him. If you would like to listen to Episode #70 of the Out of the Coffin podcast to hear my acceptance speech and all the vampire winners, click the audio button below, or visit: http://www.outofthecoffin.com