I am now working with a new artist, Javi Salvago, on the web comic about my cat AVALON. From now on, the web comic will appear bi-monthly again.
Have a look at his first illustrations over at http://avalon-lion.blogspot.com/2012/03/characteristics-of-turkish-van-cats.html and let me know what you think. And if you like it... spread the word ;-)
When cats have problems, who can better help them but another cat?That's why Sparkle the Designer Cat published a book to help distressed felines deal with the issues their humans couldn't solve (or perhaps caused in the first place). Whether it's food stealing, territorial disputes, or toy trouble, Dear Sparkle: Advice from One Cat to Another answers each meow for help in true cat-to-cat fashion. A cute and funny book that both cats and humans will love.
I'm gving away an autographed copy of this book on my website Avalon Cat Cartoons. This contest is open internationally and will end July 7. Click here to find the giveaway: http://avalon-lion.blogspot.com/2011/07/win-copy-of-dear-sparkle-advice-from.html
Do you love cats? Then you might go all crazy for Avalon Lion and his cartoon adventures. prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /
My cat Avalon, a Turkish Van cat, has become quite popular since his appearance in the movie adaptation of my horror book The Strangers Outside. After being a movie star, he has now also a weekly cat cartoon athttp://avalon-lion.blogspot.com. His fun, lighthearted stories about life as a cat will delight readers young and old. “Garfield was a phenomenon in the seventies and eighties,” Avalon says. “I believe cat lovers are ready for the feline star of the new millennium and that’s me.”
Name: Avalon (nickname: Lion); he was named after the Mamoru Oshii movie Avalon
Breed: He believes he’s a Turkish Van, but there’s no proof of that whatsoever
Profession: cartoon character, movie actor, celebrity
Favorite food: Almo Nature, chicken
Favorite movies: The Strangers Outside, Avalon, The Cat From Outer Space, The Uncanny, Nekonade, Uninvited, The Cat Returns, Kat
Particularities: Roars like a lion after using his litterbox, shows absolutely no signs of independent behaviour, knows which dvd boxes are the most expensive ones when it comes to getting attention, has two distinct personalities (turns to his Infernicus-mode around 5 o’clock in the morning)
Please share on Facebook, Twitter and your blog and don’t hesitate to use your favorite cartoons from the site. Both me and my cat are available for interviews and additional information.
If you follow Avalon on Google Friend Connect and/or Twitter, he’ll follow you back ;-)
Westende is a quiet little town on the Belgian seaside, situated close to well-known cities such as Ostend and Bruges. It is also the town where my novella The Strangers Outside takes place. For those of you who are fan of the book, I thought I'd share a few pictures of this charming little town as well as of the holiday cabin that I describe in the story.prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /
"After reading only a few pages of Drowned Sorrow, I was immersed in the story. Both the setting and the characters are well-crafted. Wonderful, creepy details abound, such as walls and ceilings that leak water around the corners and edges, and a grocery store that only sells water, which add to the menacing atmosphere. I can imagine this a a movie, with the eerie, icy cold lake that seems to have a mind of its own, the pallid, expressionless villagers, and the constant, dreary rain, dampness, and the puddles. (...) I was shocked not only by the chilling content but by how great I thought this book was. It's everything horror fiction should be: creepy, scary, suspenseful, and yet also touching."
Read the entire review at http://suko95.blogspot.com/2010/11/drowned-sorrow.html
For more reviews on Drowned Sorrow, go tohttp://vanessa-morgan.blogspot.com/2010/11/drowned-sorrow-reviews.html
I just spent three days in Bruges for the Razor Reel Fantastic Film Festival where I presented my latest horror book THE STRANGERS OUTSIDE and its film adaptation. Check out the photos at http://vanessa-morgan.blogspot.com/2010/11/razor-reel-fantastic-film-festival.html.
“A thirst-quenching blend of science-fiction with a twist of horror. The fear factor is accomplished not with blood and guts, but through what is not seen. Moonlight Creek provides the perfect setting to intrigue horror fans. It's isolated, mysteriously vacant and strangely damp. Simple elements like air, water and fire are used to enhance the claustrophobic entrapment that makes this story a great rainy night read. It's not often that a horror book can be recommended to young adult readers, but this one fits the bill. It's not juvenile in any way, but brings the chills without gore, drugs or sexual violence. How, you ask? You've got to read it to find out.” – Charlie Courtland, Bitsy Bling’s Books prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /
Read the entire review at http://www.bitsyblingbooks.com/
In other news, BookNoise just added Drowned Sorrow to its TBR pile and posted the book trailer on the site. Watch it here:http://booknoise411.blogspot.com/2010/10/drowned-sorrow-by-vanessa-morgan.html
What is the best Halloween book ever? A Dutch journalist asked himself that question and came up with stories from Stephen King, John Saul… and me :-) According to the article, my book Drowned Sorrow is one of the best stories to read on Halloween.
What do you think is the best Halloween book ? Let me know in the comment section below.
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