"Buffy The Vampire Slayer" Actress Amber Benson At Midtown Comics In NYC

Official Press Release

Midtown Comics in New York City will present Amber Benson, signing her novel Death's Daughter, the first book in a trilogy from Penguin books.

Miss Benson earned a large following for her popular role as Tara Maclay on TV's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". The first book in a trilogy, Death's Daughter, was recently released via Penguin Books and arrives on the heels of Benson's acclaimed Ghosts of Albion series, which she co-wrote with Christopher Golden, successful author of the Hellboy novels. Death's Daughter introduces Calliope Reaper-Jones, a normal girl, who also happens to be Death's daughter.

Of the book, Benson says, "Death's Daughter is my take on the classic Hero's Journey, but told from the female perspective. I tried to create a flawed, female protagonist who--even though she makes some really selfish choices during the course of the book--still makes the reader root for her to learn and grow from her experiences."

Prior to the Calliope Reaper-Jones trilogy, Benson co-wrote and directed the animated web-series, Ghosts of Albion, (with Christopher Golden) for the BBC, then novelized the series in two books for Random House. As an actress, Benson spent three seasons as Tara Maclay on the cult show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." She has also written, produced and directed three feature films, including her latest, Drones, which she co-directed with Adam Busch (Warren Meers on "Buffy") and will be released later this year. Following the publication of Death's Daughter, Benson's children's book for Simon and Schuster, The New Newbridge Academy, will be released in late 2009.

Midtown Comics opened its first store in 1997, and is now the industry's leading retailer of comic books, graphic novels and Manga, with its online store as well as two landmark NYC locations in Times Square and Grand Central.

More information available online at: http://www.midtowncomics.com

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