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Nightfire Proves Love is Real with Chuck Tingle’s Horror Novel Camp Damascus

Tor Nightfire’s senior editor Kelly Lonesome has acquired two new horror novels from two time Hugo-award finalist Dr. Chuck Tingle. The first novel is entitles Camp Damascus and is scheduled for a July 18, 2023 release. “I am so excited to expand the reaches of The Tingleverse with Tor Nightfire,” said Tingle. “While short romantic Tinglers will continue on their usual self-published schedule, Nightfire will be the home of Chuck’s longform horror releases, and I cannot think of a better place to prove love is real even when you’re frightened.”

AMC Releases Full Trailer for Interview with the Vampire

AMC has released the full trailer for their upcoming series based on Anne Rice’s beloved novel Interview with the Vampire. The seven-episode season will not cover all of the events of Rice’s first novel, but producers are hoping they’ll get to continue to tell the rest of the story in future seasons. They’re also looking to create a whole expanded universe based on all of Rice’s novels. “The books are so much fun, and they’re so different,” said executive producer Mark Johnson. “It’s hard to believe sometimes that they’re connected, but they are. While one might be about vampires and one might be about witches and one might be about God knows what, they are all connected. You guys will tell us whether this will be a franchise or not but I believe that this world, the Anne Rice world, is going to go on for some time on AMC.” Interview with the Vampire premieres on AMC and AMC Plus on Sunday, October 2nd.

School District Given LGBTQ-Affirming Books, but Parents Objected

LGBTQ-affirming books donated to Solana Beach School District schools have been met with objections from parents. Over the past three years, Orange County native Keiko Feldman, co-founder of the non-profit Open Books, has helped donate over 15,000 LGBTQ-affirming children’s books to more than 1,000 public school libraries, mostly in California. Feldman says the idea is to show kids that it’s okay to be LGBTQ. But when Feldman dropped off books last year in Solana Beach — a North County district of 2,800 students in kindergarten through sixth grade — at a teacher’s request, not all parents were happy about it. Some parents and community members complained to the district, arguing that the books were inappropriate for elementary school libraries. Now the district has stopped the books from going into circulation due to the controversy.

Book Riot Will Match Your Donation to the National Network of Abortion Funds

This week, we’re matching up to $2500 in donations to the National Network of Abortion Funds. Here’s how to take part.