The Heart is a Lonely Vampire Hunter

Via Paul Tremblay and the Publisher’s Lunch newsletter:

Sarah Gray’s WUTHERING BITES, a retelling of Wuthering Heights in which Heathcliff is a vampire, to John Scognamiglio at Kensington, in a very nice deal, for publication in September 2010, by Evan Marshall at Evan Marshall Agency (World).

So it’s a trend now. Of course, the key to a successful supernatural update is that you should probably start with something out of copyright, because those authors are mostly dead and can’t come to your house in the middle of the night and beat you up. (Or can they…?)

But when I sent this around the office for a chuckle, we had some fun kicking around re-vamps (get it?!) of more recent books and then opened it up to Twitter (#PPZripoffs).

Ami: Me Talk Pixie One Day
Megan/Ryan: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genies, or, The Year of Magical Drinking
Ryan: A Beanstalk Grows in Brooklyn
Joshlandon: Of Mice and Watchmen
Mitzpa: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Sue_Moe: Tuesdays With Mordred

And the title for the image was from maretorliss.

JOIN US. Maybe here we can add descriptions, too? “A Farewell to Arms and Legs, by TaraLazar, pits WWI ambulance driver Frederic Henry against Catherine, the zombie who invaded his heart. And then ate it.”

Megan Messinger is a production assistant at, where her English has come in handy exactly five times.


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