Bing Comic Con 2018

From the desk of W. J. Onufer…

Yup. This dorky-looking guy will be have a vendor table at the Bing Comic, along with Grace of Grace and the Author Podcast. Get your copies of Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price books, signed by the Author.

The Bing Comic Con in less than two weeks! See you there.

Bing Comic Con 2018, October 27th at Asbury Hally/Trinity Church at 361 Sumner Ave. in Springfield, MA from 11-5. $5 admission! All proceeds go to supporting the non-profit Bing Arts Center!

 

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New Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price for 2018

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2018! It’s a New Year! Time to update your Tales of the Vampire Hadley book collection and read a quickie plot description of the up come new book, The Family Eternal: Part Two.

Book#1 Beckman’s Folly (available as an paper book or ebook)
Zombies show up. Yes, icky zombies. They have a way of limiting the Human fresh blood supply. Hadley’s not crazy about that. She leads a Vampire army to deal with them, with tragic results to someone closest to her.

Book# 2 The Family Eternal: Part One (Available as an ebook)
Every new relationship is clumsy, funny and frightening. But only more so when the Human man, Nathan Hughes and the Vampire Hadley Price meet and fall in love. Every great love story has a beginning. This is theirs.

Book# 3 Torch (Available as an paper book or ebook)
Hadley Price, the formidable Vampire known as the Guardian Angel, was used to inconveniences by Humans who got in her way. But when Hadley’s daughter, the young Vampire, Svetlana, is put in danger, Hadley and Nathan discover a threat to Vampires that spans across the Seven Worlds. No one messes with the family of the Guardian Angel.

COMING IN 2018
Book# 4 The Family Eternal: Part Two (will be available as an ebook)
The epic, centuries-long, monogamous romance between the Vampire Hadley Price and the Vampire Nathan Hughes was missing only one thing. A daughter. And Svetlana became that daughter. Teenage girls can be annoying and challenging to raise. Imagine if that teenage daughter is an attractive blonde who is also an undiciplined, newly-Made Vampire. Can even the Guardian Angel and her handsome Vampire lover, Nathan, be up to such a challenge?

If you’re missing any of the first three books, you can get them here-

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_pop_book_1?ie=UTF8&text=W.+J.+Onufer&search-alias=books&field-author=W.+J.+Onufer&sort=relevancerank

The fourth book, The Family Eternal: Part Two, is coming soon. Check back with us on the latest news on that here or at Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price on Facebook.

Lots Of Irons In The Fire

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From the desk of W. J. Onufer…

We got a lot of irons in the fire here at Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price. Lot of things coming up in 2016 and 2017.

I’m listening to the new Avatarium album as I write this. Hadley thinks their first album was better. But I think this one isn’t bad. So if my typing get a little sloppy, it’s because I’m doing a wavy head-bang to the slow-jamming doom-metal of this cool band and their great singer.

It’s been decided by all of us here at Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price, that the next major book of Hadley Price Adventures will be coming out sometime next year. My Editor, Christine Piesyk, has the manuscript for it. And I’m bracing myself for the doses of humility she always gives me when I fool myself into thinking that I’ve handed her a literary work of genius. So the first draft of the next Hadley Price Adventure is done. It just needs to be edited- which means it’s not none. And I’m bracing myself for when Christine slaps me off my pedestal and repeatedly kicks me square in the ego. I get the distinct impression that both Christine and Hadley enjoy making me squirm in that process. Hadley may be a Vampire with powers beyond Human kind. But it’s Christine who has the real magic here. She takes what I write and turns it into a real books.

At this point you may be thinking that all you have to look forward this year in the world of Hadley Price is teasers for that book. Hype to reveal the book’s title. Hype to reveal the cover art. Hype to get a teaser about what the story in Hadley’s next adventure is about. This a good news/bad news scenario. The bad news is, yes, those teasers for that book will be coming this year.

The good news is, Hadley thought that was all really lame. No new content until next year? A two-year gap between her first book, Beckman’s Folly and the next one? That wasn’t making it with her. So over the last few months she’s chained me to my desk and made me churn out a couple of novellas about her world. Novellas. Embryo novels. Truth be told, the second one isn’t done yet. But the first one is. And she didn’t chain me to anything. She just lured me in with great piles of chocolate, coffee and cigarettes. Forget the breakfast of champions. That’s the nocturnal nourishment of this Vampire author.

In either case, that first novella will be coming out this year, on or before the first anniversary of the release of Beckman’s Folly. As a mini Hadley novel, we’ll be releasing it as an ebook only. Christine knows that this a priority to Hadley and me, so editing it is higher on the list than the next major book that will be released as both a paper book and an ebook, next year. I’ve also seen the initial sketches from our artist, Keith Wood, for that novella’s cover art. I have to say, he totally nails what Hadley looks like. Keith never disappoints on that. Like the cover art for Beckman’s Folly that he did, this too, looks amazing.

In other news, I have a couple of radio station interviews pending. One with a radio station is Alabama and one with a radio station in Massachusetts (My home state.) Also, I’ve already done a Skype interview with the cools guys over at Something About Geek Stuff. They tell me that video will be posted on their Youtube channel of the same name, sometime next month.

There’s one other thing that has gotten my fully attention recently. And it just happened within the last couple of weeks. There’s someone very high up in a form of entertainment that features Sci-fi/Fantasy/Horror content, who has approached me to be a contributing writer. For the time being, I’m not going to say who that is or what that is. I figure if this turns out to be a big nothing, I’ll look stupid promoting it. But if it does happen, it’ll be the coolest thing ever. Working with this person would be a dream come true. That’s one of the perks of being an author. You get to meet people who’s work you’ve always enjoyed. And that the case here. So we’ll see what happens on this. I’ll certainly keep you posted.

Also on the agenda is to go bookstore hopping and library hopping in my area. Nothing is planned so far, but to be at another book signing or author seminar would be way cool. They’re always fun. Again, I’ll keep you posted.

Hadley just dumped another pile of chocolate on my desk, along with a full pack of cigarettes and a large Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. So if you’ll excuse me, I have to get back to it and finish that second novella…

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.

hadleyred@yahoo.com

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.