July 2010

August starts tomorrow? There’s no way this month had 31 days.

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RDSPress Bloggers: if you support/post on your blog, please send me the link, and we’ll add you to the list. Contact me for more info.

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HorrorScott If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again…Unless it’s skydiving. That’s a harsh fail.

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Did you know that “Michael Arnzen is Lurking In the Shadowy Corners of Your (@amazon) Bookstore”?: http://amzn.to/bmlt2O

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MichaelKnost Best. Clock. Ever. http://www.neatorama.com…

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RDSPress follow these supporters! @shadowflame1974 @HorrorTalk @slushpilehero @BlackDogNate @LittleWritter @swands @cmdrsue

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ALERT! I will be shutting down the arnzen profile on myspace on August 1st. Kiss it goodbye here: http://www.myspace.com/a…

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SlushPileHell The Top 25 WORST SELF-HELP BOOKS…EVER from yesterday’s contest. http://bit.ly/9IXzOr

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scottjohnson I swear my dog just say the word, “treason”.

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“Gughast” http://bit.ly/aJLaL8 A bizarre new art piece posted to the gorelets.com gallery.

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@TyrusBooks — Twitter won’t let me DM ya unless you follow me <odd…>. I’ll see if I can email you instead, but feel free to follow!

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@HammyPsychoMop Sorry to hear that the body horror didn’t work out at that con. Maybe that’s a sign that you’re doing it right. Keep it up.

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I totally agree @matt_cardin — good blog entry about the positive role of Bezos in effecting ebook readers http://ow.ly/2ikFJ

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Don’t go for the $139 kindle. It’s wifi only. You need the $189 (free 3G) version to read anywhere in the world: http://amzn.to/ckfQ4H

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Eat Brains Die: One Zombie’s Search For Salvation

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Spamming God: Save Time, Make Money with the Power of Direct Message Prayer!

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Enjoyed reading the GQ interview with Bill Murray this morning: http://bit.ly/by6TFi

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Wild virtual pop up book/music project: Dark Night of the Soul: http://www.dnots.com/

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Cripes! I have to catch up with Jack Handey — didn’t realize he had so many books: http://amzn.to/9wTMRc

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jaymgates launches next week! Chats, book bundles, special goodies and some excellent fiction! Come one, come all!

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RDSPress Book/Genre bloggers: We would like to spread the word about Raw Dog Screaming Press’s . Interested? Let me know!

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The People’s Court should include public execution…but ONLY if it keeps running the bongo music.

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paulgoatallen Carnivorous Cosmos: Laird Barron – and His Lovecraftian Stylings – Is Horror’s New Messiah http://bit.ly/arx82z

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RT @RL_Stine New adventures in Child Humiliation. Turning a baby into a worm. http://mbist.ro/cc6WXh <-not quite what I imagined

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RT @JaneFriedman This is the best online book promo I’ve seen, like, maybe EVER: http://www.nomorefriends… <- Love it. To death!

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@scottsplatter Skull Fragments is a VERY quick read. But no, don’t mow after reading. You’ll get…ideas. And congrats on your 11K tale!

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Cool flash offer, @TyrusBooks! I’d love to check out The Deputy by @VictorGischler. Readers: check ‘em out: http://www.tyrusbooks.co…

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Scissors always win when I play Rock Paper Scissors. Of course, I only use poultry shears on my opponent.

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PublishersWkly Huff Post: 9 of the Most Amazing Bookstores in the World http://huff.to/9oQJR3

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Saturday Night Fever Dream. http://campl.us/dJG

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LaughingSquid here’s a great t-shirt to wear to the next crappy 3D movie you see http://bit.ly/99Gj2T

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DHarlanWilson The Huffington Post recently stoked my publisher @RDSPress: http://huff.to/bO25K2

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Nature abhors a full vacuum bag.

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Yes, “horror vacui”. That’s http://en.wikipedia.org/… OR a very cool tattoo shop http://www.lachelihorror…

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Reading Ligotti’s “Conspiracy Against the Human Race”. Dark, depressing, sobering, pessimistic horror vacui at its finest.

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Horror_World RT @WorldHorror2011: We will have exciting news to announce on Mon.! Be sure to keep an eye out at http://www.whc2011.org

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Lawrence Connolly on Werepig radio in five mins: http://www.blogtalkradio…

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Horror fans: @NeconEBooks is starting up a cool horror ebook club. Also see @horrormall’s “Darkside Digital” line + watch @Dark_Regions_Pr !

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@jackayline Sounds cool to me. The more cyborgs, the scarier! Especially if they speak or bleed.

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@NoraThompson Your Hairy Eyeballs project looks fabulous. Thanks for the comments. The sample story/pages are great! http://bit.ly/cK0YFu

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New Goreletter “Blather” posting: Weird Juice http://bit.ly/dhuWwQ

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“Space Hermit” - new iphone art posted on my web gallery: http://www.gorelets.com/…

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RT @NoraThompson The Rots Newsletter - http://eepurl.com/qSZn <- Just subscribed. Love the iFrank at http://bit.ly/cOz8o5

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Sweaty skin. It’s how humans pant and drool like dogs.

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Alan M. Clark imagination workshop: http://ifdpublishing.com…

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‘Twas beauty that drilled the priest.

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earlfando (flat hand) (sideways hand) (clenching hand) (clenching hand) (middle finger)

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No fate but what we bake.

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IT’S A CHIIIIIIIIVE!

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RT @HorrorWriters The Stoker Awards Weekend 2011 website is now LIVE: http://www.stokerweekend… <-I’ll be running a workshop!

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@tanyatwombly I will definitely look for that ’80s Slasher Film’ documentary. I’m sure it will give me ‘slashbacks.’

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Neat: LibraryThing Readathon: http://www.librarything….

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webmonkees “If total eclipse of the heart isn’t about Planet of the Apes, it should be.”

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TheSmokingPoet Why The Next Big Pop-Culture Wave After Cupcakes Might Be Libraries http://www.npr.org/templ…

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At first, Renate thought my “Demonaurus” artpiece was a crumpled Coke can. That is but one ruse of the evil Demonaurus! http://bit.ly/a5B2ry

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hodgman @neilhimself @molly_oneill ghosts may beat hoboes but zombie matadors trump all. Wait. We’re discussing the next great YA novel trend, yes?

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Check out my “Demonaurus”: http://bit.ly/a5B2ry

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I don’t think “weather” is the right word for the environmental torture of mankind. “Tormentilation” works better. Dictionary, get on that.

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scifilondon RT @Steven_moffat Could you retweet please. Save the legendary Hammer studios from re-development. www.savebraystudios.com

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Enjoyed reading Skull Fragments http://j.mp/a9oZKV last nite in event with @hollyblack and Tam Pierce. Thx all!

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My new weird iphone artwork posted on the http://gorelets.com gallery: “Shark Starvation”: http://bit.ly/akn6Zl Comments welcome.

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Right on people @BetsyWhitt @poxypigtails @APMonkey @John_F_Taylor @MelLHay @RDSPress @kamigarcia @Tweet_Shrieks @lois_gresh and all yinz.

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My new weird iphone artwork posted on the http://gorelets.com gallery: “Shark Starvation”: http://bit.ly/akn6Zl

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I’m signing/reading fiction tonight with Tamora Pierce and @hollyblack at BN Greensburg, PA, 7pm. Info: http://bit.ly/9ZEVv8

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Yo @RobertWWalker! Things are well, writing the weirdness as always. I enjoyed your essay on ebook publishing at http://ning.it/c4d3to

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(A personal favorite)

In the Carpathian mountains / there is a blind vampire / tusked and feral / who snorts the rocks below the cliffs / seeking fallen men.

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RT @ChuckWendig @MikeArnzen I grew up about 30 seconds from this PA gravity hill: http://bit.ly/baVeAy <-Wild. Will investigate!

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Safe driving @NicolePeeler. See you soon in sunny muggy PA. If you drive thru Bedford county, test whether www.gravityhill.com is true.

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@PWxyz Penguin’s “amplified” e-books: better or worse than print? http://bit.ly/9iB51Z <-Cool BUT the book is a commercial for the TV show.

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Yawns are the words the soul never gets to speak.

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OccultDetective The mirror is broken. Balance is restored. In silent remembrance of the spell unspoken. Of the magick unprovoked. Of the blood on my hands.

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See you at our signing/reading tomorrow @hollyblack! Any chance you’ll share from Zombie vs. Unicorns?

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Good luck with the story @Rae_Of_Hope! Don’t forget that sleep is where dreams come from…so do rest, but not during @hollyblack

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@BlackDogNate Who knew weirdness could be discounted? Thanks for picking up Proverbs for Monsters!

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Okay kids. Time to read ‘It’s Okay to be a Zombie: An Unchildren’s Book’ by Nathaniel Lambert. @amazon: http://amzn.to/cofTUD

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hopelessjen Great news to wake up to! Wow!! RT @davidhalesmith Congratulations to New York Times Bestselling @ruckawriter ! http://ow.ly/2cRlq

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Overlook HURRY!!! 50% OFF Store-Wide SALE! Only 36 Hours! First Time Ever Offered! Use Coupon - Fifty50 - http://tinyurl.com/2erdg…

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(A personal favorite)

“gridlocked”: somewhere deep in the junkyard / a muffled horn honks / as if the other cars / could get out / of my captive’s way

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Thanks for helping with the hostage negotiations for releasing The Goreletter @NikaLana Soon as I get that helicoptor and unmarked bills…

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RT @typohunter Does it bother anyone else that @twitter’s top nav uses title case for “Find People” but sentence case for “Sign out”? <-yes!

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I loved the “cthulhu gangsta” poses students made at today when they sampled Audiovile. Listen here: http://bit.ly/d5Ck3b

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Greensburg awaits you @NicolePeeler!

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@troilee iPhone, googlebot droid, whatever: We are all deceived. In the meantime, everybody doodle jump!

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Yo @CorpseFire Some plugs don’t seat into the device. Shrug. Minor problem. I am >very< happy w/Iphone4. The twitter app is great, too, btw.

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LOL @amergina “Squittering” = cool word Stephen King used in The Shining. Could have said ‘skittering’ but the k wasn’t q enough.

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@troilee I do not regret iphone. My reception isn’t perfect, but your droid will eat you with invisible teeth when you’re not looking.

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iphone4 bumpers rock and I’m glad they’ll be rebated; but note that they limit your charger and earphone jack options.

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At we analyzed the word ‘squittering.’ Which sounds like twittering. So consider this message the world’s first squeet!

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I’m holding the next issue of the Goreletter hostage until you subscribe: http://www.gorelets.com

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RT @jackayline Q: “What would @MikeArnzen do for a Klondike bar?” <-A. Shark inside out. . Facebook join at http://bit.ly/cyhP27

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tobiasbuckell A map of the creative process (hits too close to home!), via @sterlingediting : http://bit.ly/9BMoem (I want to frame this!)

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@brianjhatcher http://yfrog.com/j6510iqj Neat artpiece. Is that the work of Alan Clark, perhaps?

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Yesterday at we studied the uncanny in @annegeddestweet http://bit.ly/b0utku Today? Imagery in @OfficialOzzy http://bit.ly/cKK5Qa

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This year I miss another . That makes like 30 of them. I should go before I die. In the mean time, there’s http://amzn.to/bfM7VP

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@PiaVeleno @CoffeeForLess is great for kcups. And I think “K-Cup” is my blood type, by the way.

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@DHarlanWilson right on. Glad I preordered the goat head!

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auntbeast RT @science: Japanese researchers have created a baby robot that resembles a human child. http://bit.ly/aMJmUc

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@SlayerEm it’s all about the accurate flavor of unicorn brains!

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hopelessjen @MikeArnzen The Black Scallion

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sarahhollowell You know, the more I think about it, @MikeArnzen is right. The Energizer Bunny is really disturbing.

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Prepping for teen genre writing workshop today. Public reading scheduled for next Tues: http://bit.ly/bEHXKM Freakiness abounds.

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Soylent Green Onions (are People)

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The Black Vidalia

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WALLA WALL-E

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Tomorrow: Alpha cringes. http://alpha.spellcaster… (Your new ‘tentacular-robotic A’ logo is freaky too, btw, ).

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@ryanmwilliams What happens at Wacky Wednesday? :-)

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@mattstaggs Love that word, “Geeknik”! That’s an entire generation. Not finger-snapping and bongo poems, but tweeting about gadgets.

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@amergina I’d recommend @lucky_clan’s ArtStudio for the Ipad! Great drawing app, esp w/stylus. http://www.iphoneclan.co…

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New iphone painting, “Angry Bird,” posted to my website: http://www.gorelets.com/…

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Thank you @akismet for blocking all that garbage from the blogosphere (83% of all comments are spam!) http://akismet.com/stats

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Hellnotes http://hellnotes.com/200…

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‘zombies’ is now an app category in iTunes! I think this is significant.

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My Stoker award-winning collection, Proverbs for Monsters, on sale in paperback from @Dark_Regions_Pr $13.99 at http://bit.ly/9tbPQG

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Canadian Sea Monster gets its own stamp: http://www.cbc.ca/arts/a…

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Exit light. I just bought Ligotti’s pessimistic treatise “The Conspiracy Against the Human Race” from Hippocampus Press http://bit.ly/dnDxpZ

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Congrats @thrillerwriters award winners from @TomPiccirilli @Jamiefreveletti @LisaGardnerBks and all! thrillerwriters.org/

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sfwa Congratulations to SFWA member @paolobacigalupi who has just won the John W. Campbell Memorial award. http://is.gd/dnTm9

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sfwa Congratulations to SFWA member James Morrow who has just won the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial award http://is.gd/dnTm9.

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SFAwardsWatch New blog post: Rhysling Awards http://www.sfawardswatch…

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Oh my KFC-15. Oh-oh. KFC-15.

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Bluejean. I can’t fit into my bluejeans. [Sometimes I feel like: ooooh another oreooooh].

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“Crowned clown in gown drowns bound brown pound hounds in South Sound,” she read aloud with a profound frown.

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Off to work on a grizzly little ghost story.

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DHarlanWilson Peckinpah Giveaway. Win a signed copy of my short novel at GoodReads: http://bit.ly/a6t4Ul

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“Everyone should read Hater by @davidjmoody Awesome story to twist your mind around.” <-Thanks for the tip @tanyatwombly

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@CemeteryDance reports that Futile Efforts by @TomPiccirilli is now shipping. http://www.cemeterydance…

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@amazon has released the NEW Kindle DX…like the gray color, but it’s too big, imo. See it: http://amzn.to/bz0Iq7

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Paint against the darkness! @BrianFreeman’s new book, The Painted Darkness, free for a limited time only at www.DownloadTheDarkness….

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RT @wired “Gaming the System: How Marketers Rig the Social Media Machine” http://bit.ly/aN63EE <-“Ponzi Friendships”?? Sad!

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RT @davidhalesmith @wired on @ruckawriter ‘s Batwoman: Elegy Balances Surreal Suspense, Sexual Politics http://bit.ly/bXgBVP <-Very cool!

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RT @mubidotcom Movie Poster of the Week: “Dogtooth” http://bit.ly/9wxibG <-Anyone seen this? Not a werewolf film; over-protective parents.

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JeffStrand I’ve posted the cover to the hardcover edition of WOLF HUNT at www.jeffstrand.com. The werewolf looks so SNUGGLY!

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RT @LAGilman “Ok, about the zombie chickens” is not a phrase you hear all that often. <- Brain peckers!

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Love is ageless. And sometimes skinless. http://bit.ly/dwukLq

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Thanks @jeffkirvin - helped me decide!: ‘iPhone 4: The bars are a lie’ http://www.jeffkirvin.ne…

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Some people wanna fill the world with zombie love songs. And what’s wrong with that? I’d like to know. So here I go, a-brains! @PaulIsUndead

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@amazon posts new cover art and preorder for ‘He Is Legend: An Anthology Celebrating Richard Matheson’ in HC+Kindle http://amzn.to/a9OpGX

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“100 Artists See Satan” (including my fave, the “Lucifork”): http://gcacfundraiser.co…

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RT @ESPN_US_Soccer “An open letter to Paraguay — good riddance” http://es.pn/ae80px <-HAH!

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horrorbooks @MikeArnzen The Neil Young Cannibals?

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The Cultravox

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“Does Van Hagar Count?” LOL @horrorbooks

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Metallicalla

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2 Live Motley Crue

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P.I.L.L. Cool J

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Good one @mattstaggs! Britney Burning Spear(s)

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Clint Black Sabbath

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@LAGilman They’re all cool and kookie. “Matt” is the smart, quiet one…surprise him by knowing his name.

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I think IHOP should change its name to Planet of the Crepes.

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Back from teaching “Making Your Reader Squirm” at Odyssey writing workshop http://www.sff.net/odyss… Fun. You’re gonna love em @LAGilman!

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Selected poems from
The Nest appear in:

cover for The Gorelets Omnibus by Michael Arnzen