You never know where the Vampire Hadley Price will show up

From the desk of W. J. Onufer…

Hadley Price is a Vampire woman with a mind of her own. As the author of the Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price books, she allows me to tag along as her offical scribe, to tell you about her adventures. I have no illusions that I, in any way, control her. As a result, there are times when she goes off without telling me. You never know where the Vampire Hadley Price will show up.

There’s a very exciting project in production right now and Hadley’s involved. It’s in a medium other than in the pages of her books. I don’t mean to be a tease about this (well, maybe a little) but I can’t say anything more about that at this time. When it’s released- and that will be soon -I’ll let you know. ¬†Or more specifically, Hadley’ll inform me, then I’ll pass that along to you.

In other news- I just finished the first draft of the next Tales of the Vampire novel a few days ago and have sent that to my Editor, Christine Piesyk. Any author will be tell you that there is a huge sense of acomplishment in getting the first draft of a book done. Any author will also tell you that the calmness of that satisfaction is soon replaced by the storm of the editing process. I’m preparing myself for the doses of humility that Christine takes great delight in giving me in that.

I’ve also been communicating with my cover artist, Keith Wood. He and I are well beyond the half-way point of what that next book’s cover will look like.

But all of that is something you’ll see when that book comes out in a time frame that we project to be something in the order of a year to year and half from now.

For now, Hadley’s new book, Torch, is available to satisfy all your Vampire reading desires. Get your copy, in paper book or ebook, by click on the link here.

And as far as Hadley showing up elsewhere? Stay tuned for more info on that exciting new project I told you about. When you find out what that is, it’ll be worth going through all this tease.

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A Variation on Murphy’s Law

From the desk of W. J. Onufer…

A variation on Murphy’s Law is everywhere. I’ll go a few days, maybe as much as a week with little or no communication with people. Then, all of a sudden, everyone wants to talk with me. I’ll be in the middle of a Skype with someone, then Facebook PM pops ups. Then a second PM from someone else, at the same time. I excuse myself from that Skype to manage those two PMs. And as I’m doing that, my cell pings with a text message. Then, a couple minutes later, it’s rings for a phone convo. Seconds later, I get a prompt telling me I just recieved an important email. Now obviously, the way to manage such things is to prioritize. Which, of all these comunications is most time-sensitive? Which of these people most demand my attention?

As the author of the Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price books, I always have various projects happening. And those projects involve the creative input of other people- all of whom are important to me. But when I get his tidal wave of communications, they’re all those important people.They each have priority in the big picture, but they’re all collectively coming at me at the same time. I’m grateful to have such people in my life and I try my best to give each individual my undivided attention. And hope to receive the same from them. But sometimes Murphy has other plans.

This also applies to people in my personal life, people who have no association with any Hadley Projects. They too join that tidal wave of communication. You never know just how many devices you have until they beep, cherp, ring or prompt- all at the same time.

Has this happened to you? Have you ever been presented with such a Murphy senario? If so, how do you deal with it?

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