Hot off the artist’s computer is the new cover of Michael Thomas Ford’s novel Jane Bites Back.
This new novel due out 29 December 2009 has definitely caught my attention and should be of interest to Jane Austen admirers, Twilight fans, and the vampire crowd. Here’s the press release description when the three book deal was announced by Ballantine in June 2008.
The novel presents an undead Jane Austen, frustrated by nearly 200 years of writer's block and 116 rejections of an unpublished novel she finished just before turning into a vampire; she's becoming increasingly irritated that the rest of the world seems to be getting rich and famous off of her works and her life. The two follow-up books will be derived from the first.
Michael also kindly passed along these stellar author quotes that will be used on the book jacket from two popular personalities with Jane Austen connections: Stephanie Baron author of the Jane Austen Mysteries series, and Seth Grahame-Smith the zombie boy who is making a killing on his hugely popular mash-up Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
"A hilarious send-up of vampire novels, the Austen industry, and one immortal author’s complete inability to find a publisher, Jane would have loved it!" Stephanie Barron, author of the Jane Austen mysteries
"It’s impossible not to love Ford's sharp-witted, sharp-fanged Jane Austen (and I’m not just saying that because she spares my life in Chapter Six)." Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
I hope to have more info on this great new title shortly. You can pre-order Jane Bites Back today for December delivery.
Visit Michael Thomas Ford at his blog Dog on the Bed and enjoy his irreverent humor!
Cheers, Laurel Ann, Austenprose