Why I Can’t Wait for New Hero


I cannot wait for “Fangs and Formaldehyde” to debut in the New Hero anthology. No word yet on the street date, but the conversation in my head went something like this:

    READER: What’s so different about your vampires?

    ME: Well, you know how some vampires sparkle?

    READER: Yeah…

    ME: Mine blow up!

    READER: They blow up? *confused look*

    ME: Yep! *grins like an idiot* If a vampire gets too emotional in my setting, they explode into little pieces! It’s very messy.

    Mood: Philosophical crossed with excitement.
    Caffeinated Beverages Consumed: Two.
    Work-Out Minutes Logged Yesterday: Half an hour walk
    Yesterday’s Projects: RPG, Novel, short story
    In My Ears: Computer fan. About to put some tunes in, though.
    Game Last Played: PicCross 3D
    Movie Last Viewed: Return of the King
    Book Last Read: The Encyclopedia of 500 Spells
    Latest Artistic Project: Crystal Medallion pendant in silver and red
    Latest Release: Strange, Dead Love for Vampire: the Requiem

Monica Valentinelli is a writer, editor, and game developer. Her portfolio includes stories, games, comics, essays, and pop culture books.

In addition to her own worlds, she has worked on a number of different properties including Firefly, Vampire: the Masquerade, Shadowrun, Hunter: the Vigil, Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn, and Robert E. Howard’s Conan.

Looking for Monica’s books and games that are still in print? Visit Monica Valentinelli on Amazon’s Author Central or a bookstore and game store near you.

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Would you like to hire me? Because my projects and manuscripts are in flux, I am always open to discussing new opportunities with publishers and studios. As a full-time writer, I spend a portion of my time seeking new gigs–so don’t be afraid to reach out. If you’re interested, please e-mail me via my Contact Page. I typically reply to work-related e-mails within one-to-two business days.

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