Friday, February 24, 2012

KATHRYN MEYER GRIFFITH-WOMAN IN HORROR

KATHRYN MEYER GRIFFITH-WOMAN IN HORROR

http://www.bebo.com/kathrynmeyerG

Kathryn Meyer Griffith has written so many great novels over the years that I'm not even going to attempt to list them all here. My all time favorite The Last Vampire is one great end of world tale that will keep you sitting on the edge of your seat, wondering what will happen next. On one of my frequently visited blogs the other week, my friend was asking about our favorite tales of this nature. My response:" The Last Vampire. Nothing else even comes close." I have enclosed her bio below, and a glowing description of her masterpiece.


Biography

I've been writing for over 40 years now...published for 29 of those years since 1984; have fourteen novels and 8 short stories to my name...and more coming. I write traditional supernatural horror, murder mysteries and paranormal romance. I've been writing about ghosts, haunted places and evil vampires WAY LONG BEFORE Stephanie Meyer (no relation to me even though my maiden name is Meyer) and the rest of the vampire author crowd, ha, ha. And between June 2010 and July 2012 ten of my older Zebra, Leisure paperbacks and Wild Rose Press books are going to be repackaged, reprinted and rereleased for the first time in many years (and in e-books for the first time ever) from DAMNATION BOOKS  and ETERNAL PRESS. Yippie! So look for them.

I'm a wife of 33 years (husband, Russell), mother (one son, James) and grandmother (two grandchildren, Caitlyn and Joshua). I was a graphic designer in the corporate world for 23 years; and have published with Dorchester, Kensington, Avalon Books, The Wild Rose Press, Damnation Books and Eternal Press. Recently, I've crossed over into e-books as well as paperbacks. I love cats and nature, classic rock and country music (my brother, JS Meyer, is a singer/songwriter and does the songs for all my self-made book trailers that are on my websites).

My published books: (The first TEN OF THESE ARE ALL COMING OUT AGAIN, NEW COVERS, REWRITTEN AND IN E-BOOK FOR THE FIRST TIME - FROM DAMNATION BOOKS/ETERNAL PRESS BETWEEN JUNE 2010 AND JULY 2012...SEE THE NEW COVERS UP BY MY BIO PHOTO...PLEASE LOOK FOR THEM!) Evil Stalks the Night (supernatural horror), Leisure 1984; The Heart of the Rose (historical romance) Leisure 1985; Blood Forge (supernatural horror), Leisure 1989; Vampire Blood (romantic supernatural horror), Zebra 1991; The Last Vampire (supernatural horror), Zebra 1992; Witches (romantic horror), Zebra 1993 & Pinnacle 2000; a novella called The Nameless One in Dark Seductions, an erotic horror anthology, Kensington, 1993; The Calling (supernatural horror), Zebra 1994. The Nameless One, a short erotic novella in the 1994 Zebra Anthology Dark Seductions. And Scraps of Paper (hardcover mystery) Avalon Books, 2003; All Things Slip Away, the second mystery in the series came out also from Avalon Books in February 2006. And my three novels and two short stories from The Wild Rose Press are also coming out again from ETERNAL PRESS: Egyptian Heart(ancient Egyptian time travel romance); Winter's Journey(a romantic suspense novel); The Ice Bridge, (a contemporary romance e-novel with a dose of murder mystery) and two ghostly short stories, Don't Look Back, Agnes and In This House. BEFORE THE END: A Time of Demons, an apocalyptic saga from Damnation Books, June 2010. THE WOMAN IN CRIMSON, a vampire eternal love story, is out now from ETERNAL PRESS. The Complete Guide to Writing Paranormal Fiction: Volume 1 (I did the Introduction) 2011***

Did I not say Kathryn is a busy lady?!

Here's the description for The Last Vampire: Product Description Author's new revised edition...never before released as an ebook! The earthquakes with their falling ash, the global floods and the devastating fires arrive first. Then the worldwide plague with its stench of death. And as mankind suffers and dies out, vampires, their numbers dwindling, struggle and fight fiercely among themselves to survive in a world where there aren’t enough humans to prey and feed upon. As the weeks go by they become fewer, more desperate and more ruthless.

Emma, as the world disintegrates around her, finds herself alone, family all have perished…and fending off an unnatural hunger as she becomes one of the undead. Fighting her unwanted destiny she’s determined to resist the bloodlust she feels, the need to kill and feed on humans, of losing her humanity, for as long as she can bear it…but she’s so hungry…and the night calls.

One other thing about The Last Vampire: it was an Epic Awards Ebook Finalist. It should have won.

Is there any doubt that Kathryn Meyer Griffith is a Woman In Horror? Absolutely none!

Blaze 

9 comments:

  1. Blaze,
    I'm so...humbled...by your post above! Especially since recently I'm beginning to doubt myself as a writer because of a vicious attack on one of my books and me on Goodreads and Amazon (where the reviewer really trashed me and her followers sided with her with endless mean comments - when none of them even knew me!). So your kind words were like a gift. Thank you! It's true I've been writing and published for a long time (and have never gotten much recognition or financial success; it's as if I've been writing into a black hole) and have always felt I "just missed the boat" every time; that I just "wasn't good enough" to be considered a great or even good horror writer.
    So thank you. It's for moments like this that I keep on writing...40 years later.
    Oh, I have another two old rewritten earlier horror novels coming out soon. My 1989 BLOOD FORGE-Revised Author's Edition (I just sent you a copy to review...be prepared, it's very dark), March 1 and my first ever published 1984 novel EVIL STALKS THE NIGHT-Revised Author's Edition out again on July 1, 2012. Then I'll be full-circle in my career and can write new stuff. Though I did have two new novels (A Time of Demons and The Woman in Crimson) out in 2010.
    ALSO...you'll be happy to know that they haven't actually AWARDED the 2012 EPIC EBOOK AWARD for horror yet...I'm a finalist and the award will actually be awarded on March 17, 2012. Cross your fingers for me. Say a prayer. I'd love to WIN it. Just once. But I'm also happy with just the nomination. Your friend always, Kathryn Meyer Griffith www.myspace.com/kathrynmeyergriffith rdgriff@htc.net

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  2. It is inconceivable to me that you could doubt yourself as a writer, Kathryn! I love all your stories, but "The Last Vampire" blew me away. I realize when it comes to reading that we all see different things in a book. I saw greatness here. I feel a cruel review is totally senseless and only demeans the reviewer. An honest review, pointing out the plus's first, and then saying how it might be better is one thing: that's constructive. My review policy: all my reviews are Five Star. Anything less than that, and I don't publish a review. I will let the author know what I think to the side. My Five star review of "The Last Vampire" still sits proudly on Amazon. And, I stand behind it! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to read more or your wonderful tales! I am very honored to be your friend!

    Blaze

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  3. Your book sounds fascinating and is on my TBB list (to be bought). I am an End of Days fanatic. Even wrote a book on the subject myself. Would love to read about it from a vampire perspective. And BTW-the cover is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Dina! warmly, asuthor Kathryn Meyer Griffith
      P.S. I also have written another end-of-days novel: A TIME OF DEMONS from 2010.

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  4. I am presently writing or have written six novels with different takes on the End Days, BLCS, and while I feel they are good stories, they don't come close to matching the brilliance of Kathryn Meyer Griffith. She keeps pushing me, but she is a master at this type of story!

    Blaze

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  5. I would agree with you, Blaze. Doesn't sound like there is any doubt that she is indeed a woman of horror.

    And for your readers (and Kathryn), I was the one you recommended this to at my blog. However, based on your rave review both at my blog and here, I'm guessing you have told quite a few folks about her and her books.

    Thanks again for the recommend.

    Paul D. Dail
    www.pauldail.com- A horror writer's not necessarily horrific blog

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  6. Thank you, Paul. I remember the warm summer night I spent reading "The Last Vampire", searching for enough light so I could finish this great tale. Damn the next day! I had to know what was going to happen! That is the sign of a great novel!

    Yes, Paul, I never fail to tell people about my very talented friend Kathryn. The wisest move that Kim did at Damnation Books was to sign Kathryn up.

    Blaze

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  7. Oh, gosh. I'm blushing! You and Paul both make me want to do a happy dance! Thank you both! And Paul, I'd love to be on your blog anytime, just email me. rdgriff@htc.net These are exciting times for me as ALL (14) of my old novels, horror and otherwise, will be out again by July 2012 for the first time ever...ending with the revised EVIL STALKS THE NIGHT my first novel originally out in 1984. It's been so much work the last 2 years, but to have my babies back out in the world, rewritten and better than ever, has brought me so much pure joy. Again...thank you Rob and Paul. Warmly, Kathryn Meyer Griffith

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  8. You deserve every bit of this acclaim, Kathryn! I am so glad you and Kim got together! And so will so many new readers not acquainted with your great stories.

    Blaze

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