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May 28th, 2009

Reading at the Stoker Weekend

I don't usually do readings at these convention-ish gatherings, and I'm not sure why. Maybe it's because I figure nobody will bother to show up. Oh yeah. That's it.

Well, I'm hoping that someone will bother to show up when I read on Friday evening at the Stoker Weekend. I actually really like doing readings, because I consider myself a storyteller above all else. I love the old-fashioned idea of telling a story to a group of rapt listeners. Add in the fact that I come from a line of performers (my paternal grandmother made a lot of her living as an actress and print model in the Indianapolis area, and my parents met while they were doing a play) and yeah, I like readings. I had a blast the one time I got to read with the Rolling Darkness Revue, and I guess I should do these more often.

I've gone back and forth a lot on what to read for this weekend, but I finally settled on a chunk of my story from the Midnight Walk anthology, mainly because I get to play both a spunky 19th-century British noblewoman and her young male Cantonese-speaking sidekick. So, if you're around the Stoker Weekend, maybe you'll stop by on Friday night and watch Lisa's One-Woman Horror Show as she reads from "Diana and the Goong-si". Doh jeh!