After an impressive 737 blog entries, Patricia's vampire notes is no more: '2011 had been a very intense year for me. Some positive happenings, some not so much, but altogether it has meant that I have had very little time for the PVN blog site.'
Its author, Patricia Altner, is best-known for her 1998 book, Vampire readings: an annotated bibliography. It expanded into Vampire readings: the online vampire bibliography, which, in turn, was followed by her blog.
She's to be commended for even attempting the nightmare task of cataloguing and keeping track of vast arrays of vampire fiction—especially with the boom in the past decade, alone. Her efforts will leave a big hole in the vampire blogging world. I hope readers wish her well on future endeavours. Hint, hint.
In the meantime, here's an insight into her work, via an interview conducted with Vampire wire. It was held in conjunction with a competition they ran to give away a signed copy of Vampire readings.
While I was Googling about for the image to add to this blog entry, little did I realise the stand-out turned out to be a picture in a blog entry—written by the same person who won Vampire wire's competition! Freaky.