Happy Valentine’s Day, straight from my (staked) heart to yours. Please enjoy “Blood Gothic,” my Valentine to you. “Blood Gothic” was the first short story I ever sold, and the one that has been reprinted the most.
I met the famous horror writer and editor, Charles L. Grant, through his wife, Kathy Ptacek. Kathy and I were attending a romance convention in Manhattan, and Charlie was hosting a cocktail party for the Nebula Awards. Kathy and I cabbed it on over to the party, and I was so nervous I could barely get two words out. Charlie told me he was accepting stories for Shadows 8, and wondered if I had anything to send him? I told him I had a vampire story. He visibly winced, and I almost didn’t send it to him.
With lots of Valentine’s Day hugs and kisses,
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