Regencies and Revenants

For a Dragon*ConTV bumper this year, I made up names of books that might follow “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”. I had “Beowerewolf”, “Grave Expectations”, “Vampire Fair”, “Jude the Undead”, and “Northanger Abbey But This Time Catherine Starts Fires With Her Mind”, among others. I’d thought I’d covered the waterfront.

Then I saw the announcement from Publishers Lunch.

Sarah Gray’s WUTHERING BITES, a retelling of Wuthering Heights in which Heathcliff is a vampire, to John Scognamiglio at Kensington, in a very nice deal, for publication in September 2010, by Evan Marshall at Evan Marshall Agency (World).

Real life is so often funnier than I can ever hope to be.



  1. Tombstone
    on September 23, 2009 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    I saw an article recently commenting on this trend. It was by the author of “Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters”.

    Amazonian link:

  2. on September 23, 2009 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    What’s extra awesome about that is that Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters is being published by the same house as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The author of P&P&Z is off writing Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter.

  3. on September 23, 2009 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    I just picked up a copy of “War of the Worlds Plus Blood, Guts and Zombies” a few weeks ago, and I just discovered “Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim”

  4. Kate McKee
    on September 24, 2009 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    Don’t forget the poetry, like Charge of the Wight Brigade (“Half a leg, half a leg, half a leg, onward!”) and the musical theatre, like Lichs Miserables (“I am a ghoul, I am a ghast/Is Marius undead at last?/I’ve never seen him *urrrgh* and *rrrrrgh*…”)

  5. on September 25, 2009 at 7:09 am | Permalink

    I hadn’t even considered those genres!