The first vampire crawled out of his grave in 1725, a disgusting, noseless, reanimated corpse. Today, our vampires look super-sexy and sparkle. How did we get from vampires to glampires? In this one-hour performance, Grady Hendrix, award-winning author of the new novel, The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires, delivers a breakneck history of vampires using a barrage of flashy illustrations and, quite possibly, interpretive dance. Hendrix has performed his book-based shows all over the world, from London to Los Angeles, and Dance of the Glampires is guaranteed to be the most (legal) fun you’ve ever had in a bookstore.
Born in South Carolina, Grady Hendrix is the author of several novels, including Horrorstör, about a haunted IKEA, My Best Friend’s Exorcism, We Sold Our Souls, and now Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires. He won the Bram Stoker Award for Outstanding Achievement in Non-fiction for his history of the horror paperback boom of the 70’s and 80’s, Paperbacks from Hell, and he wrote screenplays for the films Mohawk, the only horror move set during the War of 1812, and Satanic Panic.
Publishers Weekly gave his new book a starred review, saying, “A clever, addictive vampire thriller… this powerful, eclectic novel both pays homage to the literary vampire canon and stands singularly within it.”
In another starred review, Booklist writes, “Hendrix has masterfully blended the disaffected housewife trope with a terrifying vampire tale, and the anxiety and tension are palpable… a cheeky, spot-on pick for book clubs.”
Don’t miss the spine-tingling fun at NeverMore Books, on Wednesday, April 8thfrom 5 – 7 pm. Grady Hendrix will sign books… and maybe even dance! www.nevermorebooks.com