About the Author

Keri Peardon graduated from Hollins University in Roanoke, VA in 2001 with a B.A. in History and a strong background in creative writing. She is a life-long resident of Tennessee and is currently employed as a legal assistant to a private-practice attorney. In addition to writing, she is active in medieval re-enacting and does too many handicrafts.

Contact the author at: keri@keripeardon.com or visit her website for more information about her work.

Currently Published

Short Stories and Novellas

The Bloodsuckers: Vampire Lawyers of Middle Tennessee

The Last Golden Dragon

The Widow

Coming Soon


Acceptance (Book One of the Acceptance Trilogy) – Slated for release in print and e-book format October 31, 2012.

The Flames of Prague – Tentative release in print and e-book format November 2013.

Devotion (Book Two of the Acceptance Trilogy) – Tentative release in print and e-book format November 2014.

The Children of Israel (Sequel to The Flames of Prague) – Tentative release in print and e-book format November 2015.

Why not Sooner?

You may notice that I’ve set a publishing deadline of one book per year. And my serial novels are staggered, so that it’s two years between sequels. Why?

I’m not a full-time writer… yet. While I aspire to that lofty position one day, that day is not today. I still have to work a 40-hour a week job, plus spend 1.5 hours commuting every day. What time is left over after that gets put into my books, my short stories, and my blog. I feel that one novel a year is plenty ambitious. As all of these books are in the first draft stage–or later–I feel I can turn them into reasonably good books within a year’s time.

They’re staggered both because I get tired of working on the same thing all the time, and because I want to publish a little variety. People who read vampire novels and those who read historical fiction are not often in the same circles of readers. By having two such series out, I nearly double my readership. And while the wait for the next book may seem interminable, there’s always my blog and short stories (I plan on releasing about 3 a year) to whet the appetite.

But, if I end up writing part-time, or even full-time, expect to see publication dates for everything move up.

13 comments on “About the Author

  1. Jim Maher says:

    Hey Keri, you’ve inspired me to write a number of posts, and I think you’re a good writer. I’ve nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger award.

  2. I have hereby nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Here’s the nomination link: http://wp.me/p2s9cG-6w

    And here are the rules:

    1. Thank the award-giver and link back to them in your post.
    2. Share 7 things about yourself.
    3. Pass this award along to 15 others.
    4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award

  3. Hey Keri! I’ve finally posted a review for your novellas!!! Check it out here: http://wp.me/p2s9cG-9h

  4. Hi Keri. I tagged you for a ‘like’ challenge for a future blog post. The rule is simple, and it’s in my post today. Looking forward to when you have more time and can post another chapter of The Bloodsuckers! 🙂

  5. Awards ceremony at my place today, Keri. You have been awarded the Liebster Blog Award. http://breezybooksblog.wordpress.com/2012/12/30/overture-curtains-lights/ 🙂

  6. […] Vampires, Ladies & Potpourri. Keri Peardon is a legal secretary, a writer of vampire novels, a medieval re-enactivist (is that a […]

  7. You’ve been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you for your wonderful blog…

  8. Hey hey,

    I entered the iUniverse January Footnotes Challenge on a whim, and the prompt was to tell them your favourite self-published book of 2012. So I “nominated” (more like “mentioned”) Acceptance, and apparently I won! I think the only prize is free publicity on their blog/Facebook page, but since your book is mentioned, I thought you’d want to know. Maybe this will help boost sales! And if not, I guess it’s just a reminder of how much I loved your book 🙂


  9. Marti Carpenter says:

    Is there a chance I can get the sources for the illustrations you used in your BATHING article?…I see sources listed for the first two but none for the rest…Thanks Marti

    • Keri Peardon says:

      I’m afraid I don’t have any more information than what’s posted, however, if you click almost any picture, it will take you to the site where I found it. You might be able to find a reference to what book it came from there. Also, many of these are commonly-cited pictures, so if you look up “bathing in the middle ages” on Google and look through the pictures, you will probably find them on other websites, which might mention what books they came out of originally. At least one of them, though, comes from my personal stash that I’ve collected over the years, and I now have no idea where I found it. (I’ve since gotten the bright idea that, instead of saving pictures with just whatever random name/number they have when I download them, to save them with the name of the book or the name of the painter, along with the year, so that when I need them for research in the future, I’ll be able to identify where and when they came from.)

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