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A Helping Hand…

Help Catherynne M. Valente

I don’t actually know [info]yuki_onna or [info]justbeast . I’ve never read any of Catherynne’s work and they aren’t on my friends list. That being said, when I read about their troubles I wanted to help. So I’m donating ad space on Niteblade, a copy of Lost Innocence and a copy of Sister Margaret to the auction to raise some money for them.

My auction is here
. Please stop by and place a bid. For $5 you could win two great things to read and ad space on Niteblade Magazine. Plus, you’ll be help some people who really need it. If you can think of something else I could throw in on the auction to make it better let me know, I’m very open to suggestions.

The deadline is tomorrow night.

September 2007 Archives Done

Yay! I just finished adding all the stories and poems from the September 2007 issue into the pre-2009 archives. It’s a lot of work, but there is a perk to this task — I get to re-read all the work 🙂

The September 2007 issue was the very first issue of Niteblade and I have learned so much since then but I’m happy to say that the quality of the work we featured then was as fantastic as it is now.

If you’ve not read the September issue I strongly recommend taking some time out to do so. Some of my favorite stories from issue #1 include Shine On, Whispers and, of course, the cover story, Dark Angel. If you’re more in the mood for poetry be sure and check out Hall of Shadows and Cut at the very least.

Don’t forget we’re giving away an autographed copy of S.G. Browne’s novel Breathers. Every comment left on/in Issue #8 will count as one entry for the draw and every purchase of a .pdf will count as five entries. I’ll be making the draw on July 1st.

World Horror Convention

I’m going to be at the World Horror Convention in Winnipeg at the end of the month. Will you? We should meet up, have a drink or do dinner. Email me 🙂 (Rhonda at niteblade dot com)


As I’m sure you’ve noticed, 99.9% of this site is currently offline. Bet you’d like to know why. The short version is that Niteblade got ‘hacked’ and so rather than trying to clean it up surgically and risk missing something, I decided to delete it all and start over. That’s going to take some time.

The longer version of the explanation is I use a one-click install to put WordPress on this website. When I upgrade the installations my host saves a copy of the old configuration on the server with .old added to the file name. I thought that was a handy thing to have, in case the upgrade didn’t work or something. I didn’t think ‘Hey, having an old version with whatever vulnerabilities they’ve discovered and fixed with the patch sitting on the server might not be such a good idea.’. I think that’s where the *insert very un-nice name here* got in. I suck.

I have, however, learned my lesson.

Trust me, the work involved in restoring this website should be a pretty good start toward my penance.

If you need to contact me, my email is always open