1,000…and counting.

1,000From the desk of W. J. Onufer…

You too can become part of the second kilo!

We here at Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price books are celebrating a big one thousand! Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price: The Narrated Short Story Collection just surpassed one thousand minutes listened to on our mixcloud page. (1,019 at the moment, to be exact.)

It’s not exactly mega millions, but not a bad start. And we want to thank everyone who stopped by to listen to Hadley’s adventures. You make it all worthwhile. You folks are the pioneers, the exclusive premere kilo club. I thank you and Hadley thanks you.

Become part of the second kilo on our way to mega-millions. Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price: The Short Story Collection is always a FREE listen. No sign-up. No credit card needed. No user name and password for you to remember. No Human blood volunteer needed to satisfy Hadley’s thirst. (Not there anyways. Elsewhere, you’re on your own on that.)

Just click this link, click “play all” then presto-chango, a bunch of fun-creepy Hadley Price Vampire short stories in your ears. Or download them to your mobile device. While you’re there, get the Mixcloud app to help you with that. And don’t forget to hit the “Follow” button.

https://www.mixcloud.com/warren-onufer/

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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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Don’t Give Them Any Ideas

 

 

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“Don’t Give Them Any Ideas”.

The NEW addition to the Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price Narrated Short Story Collection on Mixcloud is now available for your FREE Vampire thrills and chills listening pleasure. Be sure to click the “Follow” button while you’re there.
https://www.mixcloud.com/warren-onufer/

Get your copies of Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price books here-
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_pop_book_1…

A Special Announcement

 

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From the desk of W. J. Onufer…

A special announcement-

Season One of the Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price Narrated Short Story Collection on Mixcloud will conclude with a little ditty called, “Don’t Give Them Any Ideas”. It was written and will be read my me, Mister little ditty guy.

What exactly is the line of demarcation between Season One and Season Two? So glad you asked.

“Don’t Give Them Any Ideas” will be the last narrated Hadley Price short story posted before the release of Hadley’s new book- Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price: The Short Story Collection Vol. One.

Now you’re thinking: “Why should I purchase the new book of Hadley Price short stories when it comes out, when I can listen to them on Warren and Hadley’s Mixcloud page for free?”

Here’s the catch- Not all of the short stories in the book are on that Mixcloud page. Most of them aren’t. You have to listen AND read to get them all. Yes, I’m being a bit of a control freak in all of this. I thought about making you do the Hokey-Pokey dance, wearing an Elvira costume while listening and reading. But Hadley vetoed that idea.

Until the release of Hadley’s next book, catch up on the other Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price full-length novels here-
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_pop_book_1…

Me? Writing a book?

 

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From the desk of W. J. Onufer…

As mentioned in earlier posts, the next book in the Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price saga will be collection of Hadley short stories and will be titled- Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price: The Short Story Collection Vol. One. Unlike previous Hadley Price books, this one will have some illustrations inside to embelish on the stories. Our official Tale of the Vampire Hadley Price artist, Keith Wood and I are having our regular Friday, share-screen Skype convos to compile the great art work that he’s doing for that. The book is well into production.

I tell you that to say, yes, Hadley’s next book will be coming out soon. Likely before the end of the year or early in 2019. The truth is, the writing for that is all done. The editing and compilation? Finished. I just need to work with Keith on the technical details of actually manifesting a real physical book. And it’s great to have Keith on my team, someone who understand the techie stuff better than I do.

But more than that (or at least equal to it) I tell that to report that I am now heading back into novel-length writing mode for Hadley’s next book-length adventure. I have a few ideas for a title on that, but nothing in stone. Throughout 2018 and the later part of 2017 I’ve been writing nothing but Hadley Price short stories. I won’t say that has come to an end. I get dribs and drabs (writer technical jargon) of short story ideas with Hadley, from time to time. But now, my main focus will be on writing Hadley’s next novel-length book.

Now all you writers, back me up on this. Starting to write a new book is quite exciting. Specially if you’ve written one or more before it. You get all jazzed to get started. When some of the glow of that dies down you realize from past experience that writing a novel is a hellacious amount of work. Just getting the first draft done puts a writer though a creative and emotion ringer. And that’s just the first draft. What normal Human being would willfully put themselves through such an ordeal? You ask yourself: “What the hell did I get myself into here? Me? Writing a book? Who the hell do I think I am that I can actually do that?”

In my case, I have a little Vampire woman who tells me to shut up, stop being a whimpy boy and get to work.

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Stay tuned for news on the progress on and coming release of Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price: The Short Story Colllection: Vol. One. Until then, catch-up on Hadley’s other full-length novels here-

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Where the Author got her name

 

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From the desk of W. J. Onufer…

A comment on Hadley’s name, but first, a brief anecdote-

I had a most pleasant surprise today when I ran into someone I know that I haven’t seen in a couple years.

While at Best Buy to replace my damaged cell phone, I recognized someone at the other end of the cell phone customer service counter.

It turned out to be Desiree Smelcer. A couple of years ago I did a book reading and signing at the South Hadley Public Library. Desiree was my contact person in that library.

She remembered me. I have since emailed her. The South Hadley Public Library has a copy of Hadley’s first book, Beckman’s Folly, but not Torch, the other paper book/ebook release. Hadley’s two other books were ebook only. In that email, I asked to make an appointment to see Desiree at her office to donate a copy of Torch to the library since I- very unprofessionally -didn’t followup with Desiree when Torch came out last year. And update her on the pending release of Hadley’s next book.

I had a great time at the book reading and signing at the South Hadley Public Library. It would be way cool to do that with them again sometime. Desiree is great to work with in something like that. And we’ll keep you updated on any possible personal appearances there.

Now being the perceptive person that you are, you’ve noticed something very obvious in this- the word “Hadley”. Yes, South Hadley, Massachusetts is a real place. And Desiree and that library are in that real place. South Hadley as in H-A-D-L-E-Y. As in Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price Books, also spelled H-A-D-L-E-Y.

Coincidence?

No. That real town near home to me is exactly where I got Hadley’s name.

Who knows- if there was a town near me called South Bertha, Massachusetts, I could be writing the Tales of the Vampire Bertha Price books.

Nah. It just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

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Get your copies of Tale of the Vampire Hadley Price novels here-

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Vampires, zombies and a Cute Butt

From the desk of W. J. Onufer…

Everything’s going forward with all the prep-work necessary to release the next Hadley Price book, titled- Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price: The Short Story Collection Vol. One.

This book, as I’ve mentioned elsewhere, is not a novel-length story. It’s a bunch of Hadley short stories. As such, we’ve added some line drawings throughout the book to embelish on the tales. Keith Wood, the talented artist who has done all prior Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price book covers, is also doing those line drawings as well as a full color book cover for this.

Keith and I had one of our share-screen, work-update Skype convos last night, to check-in with each other on the progress of this project. Me in Chicopee, Mass. and he in Clarksville, Tenn.

It’s interesting to see how a writer and an artist think in a situation like this. I had very definite ideas on what I wanted in terms of something visual in this book and the overall gestalt of that. Several times in the Skype convos we’ve had in our work on this project, Keith brought to my attention that some of my ideas just weren’t that good. To his credit, he was tactful about it. In retrospect, I wouldn’t have blamed him if he laughed in my face at some of the lame illustration ideas I had. Instead, he pro-actively made some suggestion that didn’t occur to me. There’s all the difference in the world on how a writer thinks visually and how an artist and graphics person professional thinks visually. Yes, Keith changes a lot of things from my original ideas and has altered my gestalt on this. In a very good way.

Without giving any spoilers, I had an idea for an illustration for one of the short stories that has zombies in it. And frankly, I was kind of vague about it. Now Hadley’s a small woman. She’s petite. Keith came up with an idea for that short story that was different than mine. He wanted to show Hadley as the little hottie, all sexy and cute. Now hot, sexy and cute where the farthest things from my mind in a Vampire-zombie story. But when he showed me the rough pencil sketch, I had to admit, his idea was right on. He pointed out that the story was scary, but there’s also an element of humor in it. And Hadley looking cute-sexy in a zombie setting totally worked for that humor element.

So lesson learned. You may have written the damn book, but that doesn’t make you a graphics know-it-all -even with your own characters. Listen to your graphics person. They know stuff you don’t. That’s why you brought them in.

Speaking of hot, sexy and cute- here’s a rough pencil sketch Keith did for one of the book’s inside illustrations. (Not the zombie story.) It’s not completed for that hard-line look. That comes later when Keith continues working on it digitally. Now I could have teased you with something like this that showed Hadley bearing her fangs or she knocking someone’s lights out in fight. But no. You get the rough sketch of Hadley’s cute butt. You have to actually purchase the book when it comes out for the fangs-bearing and lights-knocking illustrations.

 

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Hadley takes no offense on this. She finds it flattering and kind of funny. She just reminds you that you can look at her cute butt, but only the Vampire Nathan Hughs gets to touch her cute butt. The only thing worse than pissing-off one Vampire, is pissing-off two Vampires. So no touching.

Until this book’s release, catch-up on all the other Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price novels 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