Chat Party!

And this one's going to be a little different.

I'd like to introduce the Sleepwalkers writing group, of which I am proud to be a member. And for the first time ever, we'll all be in ONE PLACE. Yup, the chat party on June 13 (yes, that's Tuesday the Thirteenth; Friday was unavailable) will put all five of us in the Wilderness Chat Room for you to meet and greet. I'm sure it will be dignified, intellectual and respectful, with a minimum of snark. Surely.

WHAT: Sleepwalkers Chat Party
WHEN: 8-10 p.m. EST June 13
WHERE: Wilderness Chat Room (see instructions below

JEFF STRAND ( is the author of the upcoming thriller PRESSURE, which has gotten such terrific reviews that the rest of us are salivating to read it. He's already cut a name for himself writing horror comedies such as GRAVEROBBERS WANTED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY; HOW TO RESCUE A DEAD PRINCESS; and SINGLE WHITE PSYCHOPATH SEEKS SAME, as well as others. Jeff is the king of titles, I tell you. 

FRANK FRADELLA ( is not only author of the brilliant VALLEY OF SHADOWS and SWAN SONG, but owner and publisher of New Babel Books. Yes, that means he's my publisher, too, so everybody be nice to him. Have I told you yet that you must go buy SWAN SONG? I did? Well, go buy it. Now. It's a hell of a ride. Frank is also creator of iHero Entertainment and editor of CyberAge Adventures Magazine, among about a dozen other projects. We don't know when he sleeps.

KIT TUNSTALL ( is the author of nineteen (yes, that's a one and a nine together) novels and novellas, all written in the last three years or so. Just recover from that for a moment. Her Blood Lines series of erotic vampire romances is published by Ellora's Cave, along with many of her other books. Her latest is ABLAZE, and somewhere in there she helped me get my foot in the door for publishing. 

JAY SMITH ( is the author of RISE OF THE MONKEY LORD, which means he's also the guy who was handing out Monkeyrangs at Philcon and therefore matches only the Ellora's Cave condom lollipops for creative promotion. He is also the author of SERTSA & ERISA: BLUE COLLAR GODS and runs Zebrapix Productions, a web design company.

ELIZABETH DONALD ( - yes, that would be me - is the author of the award-winning Nocturnal Urges vampire series and SETTING SUNS, an anthology of creepy horror stories. She's the one with the red matchbooks and is famous for killing off her characters en masse. 

Each of us will be giving away prizes, including free books, trinkets, maybe even the chance to get a character named after you. Oops, that one's me, so count on it being a corpse. Jay might even come up with something with a monkey on it. Isn't that enough for you people?

Be there or else! You don't want Jeff's critters coming after you.

Wilderness Chat Room Instructions

a) Go to
b) Wait while it loads. This can take a minute. You may see a little coffee cup thinking.
c) If it asks you if you trust the applet, you say YES.
d) You'll see a little black screen. Click File and go down to Connect.
e) It will ask you for a login name and password. You only have to do this step once. Don't worry, no one's logging so much as an IP address.
f) If you get lost or hung up somewhere, go to the chat room in Elizabeth's YahooGroup ( and scream for help. She'll be keeping an eye out there for lost chatters.