Photo by Thomas Burchfield; wood sculpture by John Radostain

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Dracula Wins the Hat Trick, Scores Runner-up at Halloween Book Fest!

 Dragon’s Ark, Contemporary Dracula Novel by San Francisco Bay Area Author Thomas Burchfield, Scores Hat Trick at 2012 Halloween Book Festival Awards

Oakland, CA—October 18, 2012 (Ambler House Publishing): Dragon’s Ark, a horror novel by longtime Bay Area author Thomas Burchfield, has scored a hat trick this year, thanks to a citation as runner-up for Best Horror Novel in the 2012 Halloween Book Festival.

This is the third literary award Dragon’s Ark has won this year, following recognition for Best Horror Novel from the National Indie Excellence Book Award and the Bronze Award (Third Place) in Horror from the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY).

Dragon’s Ark tells the hair-raising story of Dracula’s bloodthirsty struggle to stave off the modern world and live free and powerful in the California Sierra kingdom where he has secretly ruled for more than a century.

Award-winning author David Corbett (Do They Know I’m Running? and the recently re-released The Devil’s Redhead and Done for a Dime) praises Dragon's Ark as “not a book to read just before nodding off. Unless you're on very good terms with your nightmares.”

Author John-Ivan Palmer (Motels of Burning Madness) concurs enthusiastically, describing Burchfield as “a world-class master of suspense. Dracula not only lives in our world, he is our world. With a language clear and beautiful as a sunset, Burchfield leads you down the path of darkness.”

Author Burchfield, who lives in Oakland, California, says, “It’s hard to move beyond clichés of gratitude, but nevertheless I have to say it’s a very satisfying feeling to have my work appreciated and recognized by the Halloween Book festival. This time, I wish to thanks the judges and other folks at the Halloween Book festival for this recognition. And as always, thanks to my wonderful wife Elizabeth and everyone who lent a hand to Dragon’s Ark, including all the beta readers, my interior designer Joel Friedlander, and cover designer Cathi Stevenson.”

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