"Clay and Susan Griffith's Vampire Empire is Transforming Genre Fiction" Paul Goat Allen, BN Explorations.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Vampire Empire in the Big Apple

We're at Book Expo America...sort of.

Here's a shot of Book Expo booth belonging to Prometheus Books (Pyr Books' parent company). You'll notice among all the wonderful posters the cover for VAMPIRE EMPIRE: THE GREYFRIAR prominently displayed. You may also notice it doesn't look exactly like the version we posted below. They used a poster with an earlier version of the cover; the beautiful finished version by Chris McGrath wasn't quite complete in time for the Fall/Winter catalog promo. Still, that's awfully cool!

We would love to do BEA one year, but alas, our book cover made it before us.

Thanks, Pyr, for the top row!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Vampire Empire: The Greyfriar

We have a cover!

This lovely work of art is by the talented Chris McGrath, best known for his work on Jim Butcher's Dresden Files. The layout is by Grace M. Conti-Zilsberger. And the whole thing was overseen by our editor (Hugo nominee) Lou Anders. We can't wait to see it staring out from bookstore shelves everywhere in November 2010.

Thanks, Chris, Grace, and Lou! Beautiful job.

We are so excited to see our hero and heroine, The Greyfriar and Adele, in the moody kirkyard of Greyfriars in Edinburgh. That's Edinburgh Castle looming in the background.

We were married in that very church and have many wedding photos in the same churchyard...none quite so foreboding as this cover shot though.

You can pre-order from Amazon: