Dracula in Love, by Karen Essex

Thanks to everyone who attended the DRACULA IN LOVE book launch party on September 20th. We are just revving up for the fall, so please check the calendar below for upcoming events in your part of the world.

Thanks to all stalwart readers who came out yesterday in the sub-Sahara climate to attend the WEST HOLLYWOOD BOOK FAIR. In addition to the panel, I chatted with Amber Benson (Tara on BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER), who is going to perform the ASYLUM piece with me on Halloween! See below for details. Also chatted with Julie Robinson who organizes the BEVERLY HILLS LITERARY ESCAPE WEEKEND in October. I’ll be involved all weekend in various events and lunches, and Julie has generously given me tickets to the event to raffle. Stay tuned for details!
LOS ANGELES WOMEN: Join me at HOITY TOITY BOUTIQUE on Friday, October 1st for a wine, book signing and fashion party. Hoity Toity’s unique, designer clothes will be featured with most on sale. This is a chance to get your goth’n’glam on for the fall season. From 6pm. Location below.

Thanks for all your support for my books, especially the book clubs and libraries that have been scheduling author skype chats. Book clubs are the life-blood of fiction, and clubs can sign up for chats on my website.

I hope to see you on the road.

As ever—

Dracula in Love By Karen Essex
Fall Events


Sep 26 9th Annual West Hollywood Book Fair
Sunday, September 26th, 2010
Panel: Breathing Life Into The Undead
Authors: Bryce P. Coleman (moderator); Dan Borchert (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Undead); Karen Essex (Dracula in Love); Vera Nazarian (Mansfield Park and Mummies);
Time: 3:00-3:55 p.m.
Location: West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
Bookseller: Signing to follow panel at the Dark Delicacies booth


Oct. 1 Hoity-Toity Boutique
4381 Tujunga Ave
Studio City, CA 91604-2752
(818) 766-2503
6-9 pm.
Book signing and clothing sale.
Join us for wine and fashion!

Oct. 8-10 Southern Festival of Books
Nashville, TN
Program: Solo presentation, followed by book signing.
The short play ASYLUM based on a scene from DRACULA IN LOVE will be performed and filmed by Vanderbilt Students.
3:00-4:00 pm, Senate Chambers

Oct. 12 The Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys Book Clubs
Jefferson, TX
Location: Austin Street Bistro, downtown Jefferson, TX
Program: Victorian dinner party with book clubs @ 6:30pm

Oct. 13-14 Various media appearances in Dallas, TX, TBA

Oct. 15 826LA | Dead Author Reading
Location: Upright Citizens Brigade, 5919 Franklin Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028
Time: 7:00 pm
Program: This Is Your Life: Paul F. Thompkins (host) as H.G. Wells; Scott Aukerman as Bram Stoker
DRACULA IN LOVE is a tie-in to the October theme of Halloween and horror writers.

826LA | Dead Author Reading After Party
Location: La Poubelle, 5907 Franklin Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028
Time: 8:00 pm
Program: 826LA | After Party featuring “Bloody Mina” cocktails, author appearance and book signing. Proceeds to be donated to 826LA.
Bookseller: Stories Bookstore

Oct. 17 Dark Delicacies
Location: 3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505
Program: In-store signing with F. Paul Wilson (Fatal Error) and Harry Shannon (A Host of Shadows)

Oct. 22-24 The Beverly Hills Literary Escape
Program: Café Conversations
Authors: Karen Essex , Dani Shapiro, Robert Goolrick, Heidi Durrow, Michelle Huneven, Joyce Maynard, Michael Krasny
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Bookseller: Barnes & Noble

The Beverly Hills Literary Escape
Luncheon: Karen Essex with Robert Goolrick (A Reliable Wife)
Location: tbd
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Bookseller: Barnes & Noble

Oct. 27 Boutique du Vampyre
Location: 633 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Program: Reading and Signing
Time: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Contact: Marita Jaeger, maritavampire@yahoo.com, 504.561.8627

Oct. 28 Octavia Books
Location: 513 Octavia Street
New Orleans, LA 70115-2055
(504) 899-7323
Time: 6:30 pm

Oct. 29 Vampire Film Festival
Location: New Orleans, LA
Time: 7:00 pm
Program: Discussion prior to film screening tbd
Bookseller: Octavia Books

Oct. 30 Vampire Film Festival
Location: New Orleans, LA
Time: 3:00 pm
Program: Panel, reception, book signing
Bookseller: Octavia Books

Oct. 30 Private Party/Fundraiser
Location: New Orleans, LA
Time: tbd
Author signing.
Bookseller: Octavia Books

Oct. 31 826LA | Stories
Location: The Echo in Silverlake, CA, or tbd
Time: 6:00 pm
Program: Staged reading of ASYLUM by Amber Benson and Co.; Music by Ryan Gosling; Author Appearance; Book Signing
Bookseller: Stories Bookstore


Nov 3 Books, Inc.
Time: 7:00 pm
Program: Staged reading of “Asylum” scene; Author Appearance; Q&A; Book Signing
Bookseller: Books, Inc.

Nov. 8-10 Italian Book Tour and Media events in Milan, Italy.
Appearances TBD

Other Events (Dates TBD)

Co-production with Wicked Lit to be hosted at different venues
Author/Movie Nite at The Egyptian with Karen Essex, Kat Richardson and Adrienne Barbeau.