Margaret L. Carter received a B.A. from the
College of William and Mary, M.A. from the
University of Hawaii, and Ph.D. from the
University of California, Irvine, all in English. She has taught
literature and composition courses at various colleges and presently
works as a part-time proofreader for the Maryland General Assembly.
Her first two books were paperback anthologies,
CURSE OF THE UNDEAD and DEMON LOVERS AND STRANGE SEDUCTIONS.
She has published several works on vampirism in literature, including
SHADOW OF A SHADE: A SURVEY OF VAMPIRISM IN LITERATURE,
the anthology DRACULA: THE VAMPIRE AND THE CRITICS, and
THE VAMPIRE IN LITERATURE: A CRITICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY. Her
stories have appeared in several of
Marion Zimmer Bradleyís
Darkover anthologies, and her "Voice from the Void" appears
in THE TIME OF THE VAMPIRES, edited by P. N. Elrod and Martin
Greenberg. The Design Image Group published her werewolf
novel, SHADOW OF THE BEAST, in 1998. Her vampire novel, DARK CHANGELING, appeared in
electronic form in June, 1999, from the Hard Shell Word Factory and
won the 2000 Eppie Award in Horror. Two vampire romances in the same universe, SEALED IN BLOOD
and CRIMSON DREAMS, and WILD SORCERESS, a fantasy novel in collaboration with her husband, Leslie Roy Carter,
have been published by Amber Quill Press. Other fiction is in progress from
Ellora's Cave and Amber Quill.
Each January (from 1990 on) Carter produces a vampire fiction
bibliography update. Contact MLCVamp@aol.com for information.
For information on ordering DRACULA: THE VAMPIRE AND THE CRITICS
and THE VAMPIRE IN LITERATURE: A CRITICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY from the
publisher, UMI Research Press, call 1-800-521-3042 or consult UMIís
Books on Demand web site.
SPECTER OR DELUSION? THE SUPERNATURAL IN GOTHIC FICTION
analyzes the impact of narrative technique on the "reality"
of the supernatural in a variety of works, including FRANKENSTEIN,
"Carmilla," and DRACULA. For ordering information,
contact the Edwin Mellen Press at 1-800-753-2788.