Monday, February 28, 2011

My First Book!

It is done!  My very first book has been published and is available right now.  Caloo calay! Oh happy day!

The Annotated Carmilla hopes to be an authoritative guide to Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's vampire classic, the 1872 novella which was his last major work.  In its pages, you will find answers to virtually any question that might be asked about this work.  Where, for example, is Styria?  When does the story take place?  How much did the narrator's father have as an income?  (The answer to that one is a bit tricky, since rent in those days was much, much less--but food and clothing and other necessities cost much much more.)  What are all those books mentioned at the end?  Are they real?  (Yes.)  Exactly what is a hippogriff?  An entrucheon?  A gourvernante?  A myrmidon?  What does the name "Karnstein" mean?

Mind you, not all questions have an answer, but in that case I tried to point them out and offer a variety of possible answers.  Exactly what happened to Laura's mother?  We don't know exactly, although it seems pretty clear she was much younger than her husband.  How precisely does Laura feel about Carmilla?  Carmilla about Laura?  A less obvious question--who is Laura telling this story to?  There are hints to that one actually.

Next--finish the pilot for End Of The Line, then resume work on my novel Baneworth, an erotic re-telling of Varney The Vampyre!


RoseOfTransylvania said...

Ah, time to order it, then!

Raven Corinn Carluk said...


Nicole Hadaway said...

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS, DAVID!!! I haven't read Carmilla in a long time and will definitely get myself a copy of this -- I'm sure it will be a thrill to read! Rock on!