Weekend Update

Weekend Update, blog post by Aspasia S. Bissas, aspasiasbissas.com. Autumn, Thanksgiving, indie books, indie authors, writing, am writing, Love Lies Bleeding, vampires.
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I’m excited to share some good news. BiblioBoard has chosen to add Love Lies Bleeding to Indie Ontario and Indie Canada! This means Love Lies Bleeding will be featured and promoted in libraries as a local indie book. Check it out:


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The submission process was a long one, so it was great to find out that Love Lies Bleeding made the cut. And now, assuming this pandemic will ever end, I can look forward to participating in events and signings at libraries around the province and country.

If your local library (or bookstore) doesn’t carry Love Lies Bleeding, not to fear. Let them know you’d like to see it on their shelves. (If they ask, you can tell them it’s available through Ingram.)

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In other news, I’m making progress on the new book. Part of what’s slowing it down is that I keep adding to it lol. I think the changes will make for a better read, though, and I hope you’ll all agree when it’s finished. This book is going to offer more insight into characters from Love Lies Bleeding, as well as introducing a major new character, and bringing back newbie vampire Trina, whom you’ll remember from Blood Magic. I’m really looking forward to being able to share it with you.

Finally, I just want to wish my fellow Canadians 🍁 a Happy Thanksgiving! Stay safe and enjoy your feast with family and/or friends (or solo, because a quiet holiday can be the best kind of holiday).


Aspasía S. Bissas

11 Replies to “Weekend Update”

      1. Not at all! 😁 And that’s a great question- the simple answer is we don’t. At least not any more. Before industrialisation we used to have a harvest feast (bread, cheese, meat, beer, cider- it depended on the county) at the end of the fields being cleared. During industrialisation as people flocked towards larger towns and cities, these became replaced by harvest fairgrounds in September and October. Now, there’s only a few left. In Nottingham we have the Goose Fair which has been cancelled for obvious reasons this year. The occasional church might have a “harvest celebration” to give to charities for the poor, but that depends on the church.

        But in general, we don’t do a thanks giving, but we do have an additional bank holiday the day after Christmas Day called Boxing Day. It came from the 19th Century when the rich would give gifts to the poor…. now it tends to serve as a “hangover” to Christmas and a day for reduced price sales.

        Hope that helps!

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      2. That’s a shame– there’s something really grounding about harvest festivals (plus– any excuse for a feast 🙂 )

        We have Boxing Day here too. Like you, it’s mainly a day of lounging about or going to sales. Thanks for letting me know all that– it’s always interesting to find out what things are like in other parts of the world!

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