Inanna Arthen (aka Vyrdolak) is the owner and publisher of By Light Unseen Media, a small press dedicated to diverse and unusual fiction and non-fiction on the theme of vampires. In the past year, By Light Unseen Media released debut novels by authors Anne Fraser (Gideon Redoak), Christina Martine (Cat the Vamp) and Joseph Armstead (Krymsin Nocturnes), and will release David Burton's Blood Justice in October, 2010. She has studied and written about vampire folklore, media and fact for four decades. Her non-fiction article, "Real Vampires" (FireHeart No. 2, fall, 1987) and her 1998 Harvard monograph on Greek vrykolakas lore, "May the Ground Not Receive Thee" have been cited extensively by academic writers in print and online. Her article, "Think Outside the Coffin: Writing the Vampire Novel" appeared in the Broad Universe Broadsheet in March, 2008. By Light Unseen Media is aggressively exploiting the cascading changes in the publishing industry, with all titles available in multiple bound and ebook formats.
Inanna is the author of The Vampires of New England Series, which began with Mortal Touch (By Light Unseen Media, 2007) and continues with The Longer the Fall (By Light Unseen Media, June, 2010). The third in the series, All the Shadows of the Rainbow, is scheduled for publication in 2011. Inanna has published numerous non-fiction articles on alternative spirituality and magical paths and is currently a contributing writer and reviewer for Blogcritics magazine. She is a member of Broad Universe and New England Horror Writers, and served on the Board of Directors of Independent Publishers of New England. A trained speaker, actor, editor, artist and designer, Inanna holds a B.A. in English literature (minor in Physics) and an M.Div degree from Harvard Divinity School. For a complete bio and bibliography, see her website at inannaarthen.com.