Emerging Horror Author To Be Featured at October EyeCon Convention

Posted in Events, Press Releases with tags , , on October 11, 2011 by Kim Weiss

T. Lyn Fletcher will join the cast and fans of “The Vampire Diaries” in Atlanta.

October 11, 2011 (Raleigh, NC) —  T. Lyn Fletcher, the author of the upcoming supernatural book series Twisted and Turned, has been invited to participate in the fall EyeCon Celebrity Autograph Convention to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, October 28-30.

EyeCon Celebrity Autograph Conventions, best known for conventions geared towards the shows “True Blood” and “Supernatural” series and the “Twilight” movies, added a new show and location in March of this year: the EyeCon Vampire Diaries Convention in Atlanta, spotlighting the stars of the CW Network’s TV series that’s filmed in Atlanta.

Fletcher attended the March event and will use the October convention to continue to promote her upcoming book series.

“The reception I received in March was exciting and so encouraging,” she said. “I was thrilled to hear so many people say that they can’t wait for my books to come out. I can’t wait to meet more future readers during the fall convention.”

Twisted and Turned is “a true love story of supernatural proportions,” Fletcher says. It begins with an archangel in heaven who falls so deeply in love with a human soul that she arranges to be born on earth in the same place where this soul will be born. The soul actually becomes twins – stunningly handsome twin vampires. Yet the archangel is destined to find and fall in love with one of the twins – even though her natural instinct is to destroy demons. She even bears children from this unlikely union.

“The archangel/vampire connection seems to really intrigue readers of the genre,” Fletcher said.

The EyeCon weekend will includes panel discussions, celebrity Q&A events, photo op and autograph sessions with the cast of “The Vampire Diaries,” a Sixties style Dance Party and Banquet with the Stars, and a Halloween Party. The event will be held at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel on Courtland Street. For more information on the EyeCon Convention, go to www.eyeconfla.com.

For more information on Fletcher and the entire Twisted and Turned series, visit www.tlynfletcher.com. The author also maintains an active Facebook page and Twitter account.

 

Author and Gallery Owner Launch Writers Guild in Cary

Posted in Miscl., Press Releases on September 2, 2011 by Kim Weiss

To support other new and aspiring writers in the Triangle area.

Author Teresa Lyn Fletcher

September 2, 2011 (Cary, NC) – T. Lyn Fletcher, the author of the upcoming book series Twisted and Turned, and Lynda Chambers, owner of Chambers Arts Interactive Arts Studio, have started the Page Burners Writers Group, an informal guild open to published writers and aspiring writers throughout the Triangle area.

The group is meeting on the final Wednesday of each a month (except November and December) in Chambers’ gallery in Ashworth Village, 200 South Academy Street, in Cary from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

“As Earnest Hemmingway said, ‘Writing is a lonely occupation.’ We hope Page Burners Writers Group will help keep writers in the Triangle – compatible souls who share the joys and pain of a writer’s life — motivated, disciplined, productive,” said Fletcher.

Moderator Lynda Chambers has extensive background in various literary genres, including poetry and screenwriter. “We can evolve however the group decides,” she noted. “There’s no membership fee and the gallery provides refreshments. So whatever your genre, if you’re a writer, come and be inspired and supported by writers of all levels.”

Fletcher has completed the first book of her upcoming horror/vampire book series that she describes as “a true love story of supernatural proportions.” In an interview with Ruby Groves of “Bite Me! A Vampire Books Blog,” she said of her own writing inspiration, “There is absolutely no method to my madness. I never know what I’m going to write until I sit down at my computer and it reveals itself to me. It’s almost like I’m watching a movie in my head.

She and other writers share details about their work and working methods during the Page Burnings Writers Guild.

For more information, contact Lynda Chambers at info@chambersarts.com.

 

Lyn Remembers…

Posted in About the Series on July 28, 2011 by Kim Weiss

In chapter two of book one, “The Unholy Union,” Lyn sits in the swing on the front  porch of the Fletcher mansion in Chatham, Massachusetts, unwinding from her 13-hour drive there from Raleigh. And as she relaxes, she vividly remembers a moment from her childhood when a visit to the home of then-young vampires Christopher and Daniel revealed the manner in which these “creatures of the night” can walk about in daylight without being hurt…

 

“Who is it?” A child’s voice resonated from the other side of the door.

Leaning over to the half-open mail slot, Lyn yelled loudly, “It’s me! Lyn! And my mom!”

“Okay hold on. Mama?” the little boy yelled. “It’s Lyn and her mama. Can I open the door?”

“Yes son, let them in,” Lydia called back.

As the door cracked open slowly, sunlight streamed brightly onto the little boy’s face. Immediately, he reached out and grabbed Lyn’s hand. “Come on. Let’s go to outside. I want to show you my new tree house that my daddy built.”

Lyn giggled. “You mean the Prince?”

“Yep, that’s him.” the boy said.

Lyn’s mom leaned down toward the boy. “Now which one are you?”

“Oh, I’m Christopher,” he said, completely accustomed to the question. “My brother is practicing his magic. But I’ve already finished my lesson today. So I can play, but Daniel can’t.” He frowned. “Daniel doesn’t listen to mama.”

“Lydia. It is so good to see you.” Lyn’s mother said as Christopher’s mother appeared at the door.

“Please come in, Janet,” Lydia responded as the two women exchanged hugs. “Care for a glass of ice tea? I haven’t seen a familiar family face in months. So good to see you. How is the family?”

While the grownups chatted, Christopher looked at Lyn and grinned. “I have a bow and arrow set in my new tree house. You know, to shoot the bad witches. Daddy said they want to steal us, but he won’t let them have me. But if Daniel keeps messing up, my Grandma Bets said she may give him straight over to them.”

“Witches aren’t bad,” Lyn frowned then wrinkled her nose, “I know ‘cause I’m one and I’m not bad. They must be vampires because my Dad says vampires can be mean.”

“Vampires aren’t mean,” Christopher said with a scowl. “We just get cranky because the sun burns our skin.”

“Oh, then use some sun cream like I do,” little Lyn said matter-of-factly. “My mom tells me to use it every time I go outside so my skin won’t burn.”

Christopher’s eyes lit up. “Really?” he said. “Hold on a minute. I have to go tell Daniel about that cream. He’s not allowed outside in the tree house ‘til he practices hiding himself underneath his magic cloak.”

“Huh?” Lyn pinched his arm to stop him from dashing away. “What magic cloak?”

“I don’t know. I can’t see it ‘cause the cloak is invisible, but mine is working ‘cause the sun didn’t make me explode.”

Lyn screws her face up. “That would be yucky. Where is Daniel?” Lyn asked as Christopher pulled her through the basement door.

“Down there,” he said, pointing down the stairs, “practicing his magic.”

“It’s too dark down there,” Lyn said. “I’ll make a light.” Lyn held out her hand and suddenly a bright light rose from her fingertips.  “See? I made a hand candle.”

“Cool!” Christopher said, quite impressed. “How did you learn to do that?”

“My dad,” Lyn said, shrugging. “He’s teaching me stuff.”

Walking carefully down the steep basement stairs, Lyn’s hand-candle lighting the way, the two found Daniel sitting on the floor in front of the family book of shadows. Seeing Lyn, Daniel jumped up and ran over. “Hey! I like your hair. It’s really long.”

“Thank you,” Lyn said, swinging her hair around her shoulders. “Look!” She showed him her hand-candle. “Chris says you’re practicing magic, need help?”

“Nah,” he said, “I have to do it myself or I’ll burn up if I go outside.”

“You can use my sun cream,” Lyn offered.

“Yeah.” Christopher interrupted. “Lyn has cream you put on your skin to keep from burning. I don’t think Mama knows or we wouldn’t have to use magic spells to keep from getting burned.”

“Then go tell her,” Daniel demanded. “I don’t like being in the basement.”

“You go tell her. I did my spell right.” Christopher smiled at Lyn. “He’s learned to make fireflies.”

“I love fireflies,” Lyn said, smiling warmly at Daniel.

“Boys,” Lydia suddenly called down from upstairs. “Please come up for lunch.”

“Okay Mama,” Daniel answered.

“Do you still drink blood or can you eat sandwiches?” Lyn whispered as if keeping a secret from the basement walls.

“No, we have to drink blood. Sandwiches give us stomach aches,” Christopher whispered back.

As the three ran up the stairs, Daniel saw Christopher grab Lyn’s hand. By the time they’d reached the hall above, Daniel suddenly stopped and punched his brother in the stomach.

“She is mine,” he hissed through his fangs as Christopher doubled over. “Daddy said so. You have to keep your hands off her.”

“She could be mine,” Christopher managed. “Grandma Bets said so ‘cause you don’t do your magic right. And you’re not allowed to show your fangs. I’m telling.”

“You say that again and I’ll punch your fangs out!” Daniel said as he grabbed his twin by the shirt. “I mean it!”

“Stop it right now, you two,” Lydia said coming down the hall after hearing the commotion. The comical sight of her young sons fighting over a girl forced her to conceal a grin. “Little Lyn doesn’t belong to either of you. She belongs to her mother and daddy.”

“But Mama,” Daniel whined, not so tough any more. “Daddy said when I grow up she will be my girlfriend. He said Pop’s told him, and that is the way it’s supposed to be.” He turned to Lyn. “You will have my babies.”

“Ew, gross!” Lyn said, punching his arm. “I ain’t having any babies. Ever.  I’m just going to have cats. And Daniel,” she added, hands on her hips as she assumed as much arrogance as a six-year-old could muster. “I don’t belong to anyone ‘cause I’m an angel. My daddy said so.” And with that, she stuck her tongue out at him.

“Mama,” Daniel said, side-stepping Lyn as he remembered something. “Christopher said you could put cream on us, like Lyn has, to keep us from burning. Can you go buy some? I want to play outside.”

Lydia smiled. “Look boys, you know you’re different from Lyn — somewhat, anyway. Sunscreen, which is what Lyn was talking about, will not protect you. You have to use your magic. Daniel,” she leaned down to face him eye to eye. “Let me see what you practiced.”

As Daniel performed his magic cloaking spell, Christopher whispered to Lyn. “He’s real good at magic, but he’s just lazy. Grandma Bets says that if we don’t make him do spells he’ll burst into flames…” 

 

“Twisted and Turned” Author T. Lyn Fletcher Launches New Website

Posted in Press Releases with tags , , , on June 15, 2011 by Kim Weiss

The site is designed to inform and intrigue future readers and fans.

June 14, 2011 (Raleigh, NC) – T. Lyn Fletcher, the author of the upcoming supernatural/horror/vampire book series “Twisted and Turned,” has launched a new

website at www.tlynfletcher.com specifically designed to capture the ambiance of the series and to keep future readers enthralled.

“It was a bit of a challenge to build a site as eclectic and dramatic as T. Lyn Fletcher’s needed to be, without making it difficult for a user to navigate,” said Karin Bilich, founder and president of Smart Author Sites.com. “I think we found a really nice medium in which readers can really feel like they’ve delved into the ‘Twisted and Turned’ series, while still being able to find any pertinent information.”

Against a black backdrop, where the gray form of a raven takes wing behind the author’s name, the team at Smart Author Sites created a window on the landing page that recalls a dark, worn desk. On the desk are various items — from an old, leather book to a 21st century cell phone — that become links to other pages as users scroll over them.

Fletcher’s photograph appears in a small black frame propped on the “desk” and leads to the “About The Author” page. A black leather-bound book becomes the link to “The Series” page for a synopsis and excerpt. A computer keyboard leads to a page of links to the author’s social media sites. An open address book goes to “Fun Facts,” and a newspaper on the desk will lead to reviews of the books. The cell phone links to contact information and downloads (including Fletcher’s head shots and promotional posters), while an ornate, pink envelope takes visitors to a page where Fletcher will post comments and questions readers submit to her by email. All of these items/links remain on the bottom of each page for easy navigation.

Throughout the site, Bilich has sprinkled dramatic photos of the author as well as esoteric symbolism and a sneak peak at the cover of the first book in the series, “Unholy Union.”

“T. Lyn Fletcher is quite an interesting woman, and we wanted to make sure that her personality really came through in the website,” Bilich said. “She has some great photos of herself, which we tried to work into the site wherever possible. It’s important that an author’s website reflects his or her personality, and I think this one does just that.”

The see the new website and for more information on the author and the upcoming “Twisted and Turned” series, visit www.tlynfletcher.com.

 

Seeing Angels…

Posted in Miscl. with tags , , on June 3, 2011 by Kim Weiss

As a young child, I remember enjoying lazy summer days with my Grandmother in her Cape Cod home.  Burning brightest for me are memories of walking down the quaint, cobbled streets of Chatham, Massachusetts with my family:  Dad so handsome and healthy, Mom so strikingly beautiful.

Then, when I was eight years old, my father passed on to heaven and for the very first time, I saw angels.  For a brief moment, my Dad visited me, explaining in his kindhearted, caring way that he would see me again soon and had something important to share with me. Throughout the rest of my childhood…..

Twisted and Turned posters by Darla Yancho

Posted in Twisted and Turned Art with tags , , , on April 27, 2011 by Kim Weiss

NC Author T. Lyn Fletcher Hires Blueplate PR

Posted in Press Releases on April 20, 2011 by Kim Weiss

To increase awareness, promote upcoming book series.

April 20, 2011 (Raleigh, NC) – Emerging North Carolina author T. Lyn Fletcher has hired Blueplate PR of Raleigh to increase awareness of and to promote her upcoming book series, Twisted and Turned.

A medical software designer by day and a member of the philanthropic Fletcher family of Raleigh, NC, T. Lyn Fletcher began writing Twisted and Turned on June 1, 2010. The series is now with editor Jill Yris of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and illustrator Darla Yancho of Cary, NC.

According to Fletcher, Twisted and Turnedwill take fans of supernatural and occult literature on a journey unlike any they’ve experienced before – including Twilight, The Vampire Diaries and The Southern Vampire Mysteries [the basis for the TV series ‘True Blood].”

“The vampire/supernatural genre is pretty cluttered today. I wanted to know was why Lyn believes Twisted and Turned will rise above the rest. Ten minutes later I knew. And after she shared several chapters with me, I was convinced that her series is unique and will absolutely set the genre on its head. I’ve never seen a cast of characters as intriguing and exciting, or a plot line more complex and intricate. Fans of this genre have a lot to look forward to.”

Fletcher’s recent appearance at the EyeCon Celebrity Autograph Convention in Atlanta confirmed Weiss’ optimism. Fletcher reported that the crowd that visited the Twisted and Turned booth was “very excited” and everyone signed up to receive updates on the series’ progress.

“Genre book reviewers are already requesting review copies as soon as they are available,” Weiss noted.

The Twisted and Turned website – www.tlynfletcher.com — will launch soon. The Facebook page is already active.

“This is going to be a exciting adventure,” Weiss said. “I’m honored that Lyn has entrusted Blueplate PR with the publicity surrounding Twisted and Turned.”

For more information on T. Lyn Fletcher and Twisted and Turned, visit www.tlynfletcher.com.

For more information on Blueplate PR, visit www.blueplatepr.com.

About Blueplate PR:

Owned by award-winning journalist Kim Weiss, Blueplate PR is a boutique public relations agency located in downtown Raleigh, NC, with a fee structure optimized for small businesses, individuals and non-profits with moderate marketing budgets. Clients include architects and architecture-related organizations, artists, authors and bloggers, and non-profit organizations. www.blueplatepr.com.