Deep POV: Confessions of a Christian Writer

The ramblings of an emergent-realistic-edgy-working-for-God-and-the-pay-isn’t-that-great-sometimes-confused-christian-fiction writer (uh, that would be me).

Friday, November 18, 2005

Goth Meets the Brady Bunch?

Goth Meets the Brady Bunch? Must Be An Anne Rice Signing - 11/16/2005 - Publishers Weekly:
"It was a dark and stormy night…just the right atmosphere for former gothic novelist Anne Rice's booksigning at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville, Ill., on Monday. It was Rice's seventh bookstore event on a multi-city tour for Christ the Lord, and a chance to see how her change-of-genre gamble from horror to faith fiction is playing with her fans. Was she nervous when she started the tour? 'No, determined,' Rice told RBL. 'Whatever happens, happens.'

The downpour didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the estimated 400 fans that packed Anderson's. It was a mixed crowd: Goth meets the Brady Bunch. Middle-aged housewives with kids and businessmen in suits lined up next to teens with skull t-shirts, nose rings, and black fishnets. Some purchased Rice's backlist, but Anderson's pre-sold more than 200 copies of Christ the Lord, and sales built from that at a steady clip."