Augusta County Library System hosts a summer ComicCon in their various branches; this year I am happy to say I will be taking part in the activities! Although this is a three day event I am scheduled to appear at the Fishersville branch on Saturday, June 27th sometime between Noon and 4 p.m. I will update when a time slot is sent to me. If you have any questions about vampires, are a fan of the subject, or want to see the comic con, make sure not to miss this event! If you are interested in attending their address is 1759 Jefferson Highway, Fishersville, VA 22939. If you have questions about costuming or otherwise attending the event call (540)-885-3961 or (540)-949-6354. They, like me, also have a Facebook page.

Super fan, Blaze O’Rama has been following the progress of my newest book, (working title) “Encyclopedia of Folkloric, Legendary, and Mythological Creatures” since the day I posted the news on Facebook what seems like forever ago. She has been encouraging me all along and has been ever supportive. In anticipation of the project seeing print she has gone above and beyond and made for me a mock front and back cover of the book. I share it here for everyone’s enjoyment!

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There was a back cover design as well, but I am unable to wrangle the file into the post.

The creature on the bottom half of the image is, by the way, is a yokai known as an Atsuuikakura; it is a gigantic man-eating sea cucumber which grew from the undergarments of a young noble girl who threw herself into the ocean rather than be ravished by lecherous fisherman.

 

Now the my latest book, “The Encyclopedia of Folkloric, Legendary, and Mythological Creatures” has gone off to the publisher I find that I am without a book to write for the first time in a very long while. I am going to begin gathering information for a new encyclopedia, as always, but I am also going to be turning my attention towards some fiction as well.

 

As I am a huge fan of both Jim Butcher and Rob Thurman I am going to give a serious attempt into writing some Urban Fantasy myself. As many of you already know, a few years ago my husband and I co-wrote a novella together which was purchased by an on-line magazine and was very well received. Using that character and the world we created for him, I am going to attempt to develop the character and the world further in a series of short stories. So be on the lookout for updates via my Facebook page on my adventures into fiction by means of my fictional series, “The Prince of Lies: Marko Jaks!”

 

 

The ECML Friends of the Library are proud to present “An Evening with the Vampirologist THERESA BANE” at the Edgecomb Memorial Library, Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 7 p.m. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

As a vampirologist I am prepared to talk about vampires, their history, and how they impact society, then, now, and into the future. I will also take any questions you may have about them, the undead, and any thing that goes bump in the night. Also, as a mythologist and a budding folklorist, I can also wax on demons, fairies, mythic locations, and creatures as well.

The library is located at 909 North Main Street, Tarboro, NC. Although I am perfectly alright with anyone taking photographs or video before, during and after the presentation I am not sure what the library’s policy is, so if you like to call and ask the number is 252-823-1141. If you video the presentation all I ask is you mention the hosting library as well as myself and spell out names correctly.

edgecomb flyer

Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures

fairy cover

978-0-7864-4452-6

For those of you who may be attending the first Con-Gregrate in Winston-Salem during the weekend of July 11, 12, and 13, here is my appearance schedule: Read more

Do you have a question about VAMPIRES you have always wanted to ask but never had the opportunity to put to a credible scholar? Well, here’s your chance, Vampirologist Theresa Bane will be appearing at the Edgecombe County Memorial Library on the evening of Thursday, September 18; event begins at 6:30 pm. Read more

Join me on April 5th when I appear on “The Fearless Ghosthunter Show” from 9 pm to 11 pm. E.S.T. Host, Scott Morrow and I will be discussing Vampires, Demons, Fairies, Mythic Places, Mythological Animals, and regional folklore. Call in and ask me all those questions you always wanted to know the honest and truthful answers to about the occult and paranormal!

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Just thought I would post a review I came across for my “Encyclopedia of Fairies in world Folklore and Mythology” (McFarland, 2013) Read more

Mace, The Carolinas Best Gaming Con, November 15 – 17, 2013 at the Hilton Charlotte University Place, Charlotte NC.
I will be promoting “Bare Bones Beyond” rpg by Scaldcrow Games. If I have the chance, I will also be sitting in on some of the many session of B3 that will be running all week-end long. Both “Amazing Pulp Adventures” and “Rotwang City.”

More dates to be added as they are put on my schedual.

Sneak Peak at Next Year

Congregate – A New SF Convention, July 11-13, 2014being held in the Downtown Marriott in Winston-Salem, NC

McFarland & Company, Inc., the Publisher who I do all my historical non-fiction reference books through sent me a copy of this ad which ran in Booklist, page 12, Vol. 110, No. 1 September 1, 2013. I love the placement of my book, Encyclopedia of Fairies In World Folklore and Mythology! If you would like to get a copy of this book (or any of the ones you see featured here) go to their website here or buy it through your favorite book store or on-line retailer.

Encyclopedia of Fairies In World Folklore and Mythology

Encyclopedia of Fairies In World Folklore and Mythology