A Free Exclusive Offer Starting today!

From the desk of W. J. Onufer…

As promised, we’re giving away a freebie starting today!

What’s the big deal about today? Not just one, but three things. First, our book, Beckman’s Folly: Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price is now available, online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iBook and Kobo.

Second, today, October 25th, is the one year anniversary of Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price on Facebook. And you’ve been patient as we’ve given you updates on that before it’s release.

Third, this Saturday is Halloween! Vampire prime time!

Yes. It’s a triple whammy!

To reward you for your patience and to celebrate those other two things, we have an exclusive offer. Yes, we want you to buy the book. But this exclusive offer doesn’t cost you a dime. It’s a freebie. In fact, you can get this freebie even if you haven’t gotten the book yet.

Presenting the official Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price bookmark!

What you’ll get:

-The official Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price book mark

-The instruction manual for the optimal operation of your Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price book mark

-A certificate of authenticity to prove that you, in fact, are in posession of an offical Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price book mark.

How do you get this exclusive offer?

Send us an email at: hadleyred@yahoo.com . Write “Bookmark Request” in the subject line.

We’ll send you a pdf package. Print it out and- presto!chango! -you’ll be a proud owner of your very own official Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price bookmark! Print out a bunch of them. Give them to your friends. Leave a trail of them where ever you go.

Did I mention that it’s free?

The picture in this post is the Certificate of Authenticity. What does the Official Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price Bookmark look like?

Email us to find out.

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Coming Sunday!

From the desk of W. J. Onufer…

As mentioned on Monday, we here at Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price are celebrating three things on Sunday, October 25th. What does that mean for you? A free give-away!

What is that free give-away? And what are those three things?
I’ll tell you this weekend, on Sunday.

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A Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price Exclusive Give-Away

From the desk of W. J. Onufer…

This Sunday, October 25th, is special day for all of us here at Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price. What does that mean for you? A free give-away! A Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price exclusive! We have not one, not two, but three reasons to celebtate that day. So join us in frolicking in all our Vampire glory.

What is that free give-away? And what are those three reasons?
I’ll tell you, this Sunday, October 25th.

Untill then, get the book, Beckman’s Folly: Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price. Write a review on Amazon.
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Your exclusive Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price free give-away to coming soon!

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It’s about damn time you get it right

From the desk of W. J. Onufer…

How does a writer come up with the names for their characters?

In the case of my little Vampire gal, Hadley Price, it was a process that took a few months. When I started writing about her and Nathan, I didn’t know their names yet. I knew what kind of people they are. They revealed that to me the more I wrote about them. And in the first draft of that writing I used the pronoun “she” in italics as a place holder for the name that would later become “Hadley Price”. I knew I had to go back in later drafts and plug that name in. But in that first draft, I knew her, I just didn’t know her name yet.

I don’t have any recollection of considering any other first name than Hadley. It wasn’t like I tried a few on for size to see how they worked. Mable? Trixy? Donna? Heather? No. When the name Hadley came to me, I knew that was her first name. It fit perfectly with the character I was getting to know so well.

I probably wouldn’t have chosen that name if it weren’t for the fact that I had spent fourteen years of my life employed at a business in a town called Hadley, Massachusetts. It’s near where I live, here, in Chicopee, Massacusetts. That’s the primarily reason I’m aware of the name, Hadley. I’ve heard it mentioned concerning a lesser character in the TV series True Blood. And the only reason I took note of that is because I have Hadley-name awareness. But other than that, you don’t hear the name Hadley that often. In either case, that place I worked at is a national company and a very well-known name. But since they weren’t so nice to me at the point where I parted ways with them, I won’t give them any free advertising by mentioning that name.

So I had the first name. Hadley. The main character, the central character in my stories, is a powerful Vampire woman named Hadley. I soon after came up with Nathan’s first name. And no, as far as I’m aware of, there is no Nathan, Massachusetts.

But what about her last name? Smith? Jones? Ramirez? Kolwalski? Beware the terror of the Vampire Hadley Potter! Nah. Not exactly original. I vetoed that and Hadley wasn’t crazy about it either. So what then? Cobain? Fallon? Beiber? Hadley Beiber? Oh hell no!

What about…Price? Hadley Price? Where did I get that? I’m not sure. I honestly have no idea where that came from. But it had a certain ring to it. The mighty Vampire Hadley Price! I knew it was right because Hadley basically slapped me upside the head and told me, “It’s about damn time you get it right. What took you so long?”

Now, I will admitt, I’m not a parent. But I will say that naming a character is probably not unlike naming a newborn son or daughter. Or naming a pet, for that matter. You give them something that they will forever be identified with. So I ask you, what was your process in doing that?

And fellow writers, do you know your characters before you know their names? Or do you start with the names and go from there? Or any variation on that? Did you know your main character’s name at the very beginning? Or did your main character play coy and not reveal that at the start, as Hadley did with me?

There’s a reason why I explained how I got the name of the central character in my Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price stories. And I’ll go into that in a near-future next blog.

Until then, I have one question for you: Will the real Hadley Price please stand up?

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Inspite of what the Vampire Hadley Price may tell you, this is where I really got her name.

Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention

From the desk of W. J. Onufer…

A major announcement!

My very first author personal appearance at a Sci-Fi Fantasy convention will happen next month, in Memphis, Tennessee at the Memphis Comic and Fantasy Con. That’s happening November 20th-22nd.

There are plans for me to be on pannels and of course I’ll be there to sign your copy of Beckman’s Folly: Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price. Stop by the vendor area. Say hello. I’ll have some freebie give-aways.

This is my very first Con as an author and my first attending this specific Con. People on my team here at Tale of the Vampire Hadley Price tell me that it’s a great Con, a lot of fun and the people who run it are very good at what they do. I’m looking forward to being part of it.

This Convention in Memphis also marks the first time that everyone on my Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price team will be in the same physical location. My editor, Christine Piesyk, will have a vendor table of her own, next to mine. And the same goes for my cover artist, Keith Wood. Kelly LaPlante, my promotions and creative consultant is a very talented steam punk jewelry maker. I’ll be elbow-to-elbow with her as I sell my books and she sells her jewelry.

My marketing and sales gal, Elizabeth Decourcey (that’s what it says on her business cards, but she’s really my right hand gal and jackie of all trades) and I will be flying down from where we live in Massachusetts to attend this Con. And, as I’ve said, it’ll be the first time that all of us will be in the same room. Skype, Facebook Instant Messaging, phone calls and emails are a wonderful thing. But it’ll be sort like an alignment of stars in the heavens to see everyone lookin back at me, face-to-face, breathing the same air.

So if you’re in or anywhere near Memphis next month, check out the Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention, November 20th-22nd.

So stop by and say hello. Hadley and I look forward to meeting you.

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Don’t you hate it when that happens?

From the desk of W. J. Onufer…

Isn’t it annoying when a blogger gets on and says they’ve been so-o-o busy that they haven’t had time to update their blog? It’s aweful. I hate when that happens.

In either case, I’ve been s-o-o busy recently that I haven’t had time to update my blog. It’s aweful. So allow me to give you the short version, then I’ll get back here in a day or two to give you the longer, blogy-er version.

The big news is-

Beckman’s Folly: Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price, the first book in an all-new Vampire adventures series has been released and is now available, online, at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBook and Kobo. You can get either the paperback or the ebook. Or both. Click on the link below.

All the time and work my team and I and Hadley have put into this has finally resulted in this thing going public. So tells your friends. Tell your enemies. Tell everyone you know, even if they’re not Human. We’re not the least bit prejudice around here when it come to non-Humans. Humans, Vampires, Shape-Shifters, Aliens, Witches, Golems, Zombies- tell them all!

Actually, we aren’t that crazy about Zombies, so don’t tell them.

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Get the book. Read it. Let Hadley and me and the rest of us know what you think. Write a review on Amazon. You can also email me with your thoughts, directly at: hadleyred@yahoo.com

Hadley reads all my email.

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