July 2012

Thanks to Gravedigger’s Local 16 @GdL16 for the awesome in-depth review of my spoken word cd, Audiovile: gravediggerslocal.com/2012/07/audiov…

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Winner #2 of the Audiovile cd (info: gorelets.com/books/audiovil…) is: @corey_smith Congrats, Corey! Pls message or e-mail me your postal address.

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Winner #1 of the Audiovile cd (info: gorelets.com/books/audiovil…) is: @hidingout2 Congrats, Lu! Pls message or e-mail me your postal address.

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And so… proverbial drum roll…

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And thanks @g_so @yvettegarza3 @kanessie @heidirubymiller @RDSPress @davidbainaa @suspiria1966 for the RT to spread the word.

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and thx to @ConvergentSpace @DecHousePub @corey_smith @rainyofthedark @rhondareads … all are entered in the contest…

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thanks to @kateoreilley @Caroline_Roche @Pachinko6 @ian_stanton33 @DianaOrgain @AndBeforeYouGo @MrSeanMHogan @metaWord @ILoveYoungRoach

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New followers—TWO of you are about to win an Audiovile cd. I’m going to assign a number and use random.org to pick. But first…

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2K! Will send a free Audiovile cd to a random choice of next 10 followers. RT this to yr pals. gorelets.com/books/audiovil…

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New in The Popular Uncanny: A mounted head talks back in Mike’s Hard Lemonade’s “House: Deer” tv spot: gorelets.com/uncanny/advert…

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If you drop your pants and they’re hard to pick up, literature. I foresee Fifty Shades of Dorian Gray next. professional.wsj.com/article/SB1000…

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The scary side of the : Gecko-Human Wrestling, Deluge, The Pentagramatholon, 50 meter Lash more: SPORTUARY: gorelets.com/books/sportuar…

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tanyatwombly Here’s the eAnthology I’ll be in. Great stories for a great cause. Check out the website. I’m the featured author. hazardyetforward.wordpress.com

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Looking for people to follow on @Delicious…connect with me at delicious.com/arnzen (ps It’s a good way to save yr links posted to twitter)

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meet the next demon of the dark: “mauuhl”
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Finally got to see (+loved) Robot Stories by @gregpak. Writer of Hulk and creator of my longtime fave, PomoKnockKnock: gregpak.com

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Thanks for the excellent review of The Gorelets Omnibus on goodreads @Zoe_E_W ! goodreads.com/review/show/36…

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Completed the book catalog on my website, with the addition of many early works! Excerpts, audio, images,… fb.me/1Spprruau

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Completed the book catalog on my website, with the addition of many early works! Excerpts, audio, images, surprises: gorelets.com/books/

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Next time I grade papers, I’m going to assign a guitar chord instead of a letter: C, A, B, F…some E’s even. No curves…just whammy bar.

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Arrested Development art at Gallery1988: nineteeneightyeight.com/collections/th…

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RedPascoe @tallcathy @961KISS Batman Pittsburgh-style pic.twitter.com/UxcegySd

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Every Writer’s Nightmare: gorelets.com/blog/instigati… New Instigation at gorelets.

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A few small press horror mags from the 90s are listed in The Zine Wiki : zinewiki.com/Main_Page Help build this history if you know others.

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@lucky_clan Fantastic news about the new ArtStudio app version! Looking forward to it. Been playing with it here: flickr.com/photos/gorelet…

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I was recently typing my URL in an email and accidentally wrote “ewww.gorelets.com” … fitting!

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@Zoe_E_W Odd…it’s working for me via the web interface. Workaround: the demons series is mirrored on gorelets here: gorelets.com/gallery/

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“chaumbta” - my new ‘demon of the dark’: flickr.com/photos/gorelet…

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Reading Sample Page from WRITHING IN DARKNESS by Michael Arnzen on Scribd scr.bi/SOQmf5

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Writers: I recommend Brian Hodge — Warrior Poet — Writing as a Full-Contact Lifestyle: warriorpoetblog.com

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@heidirubymiller @RDSPress @bizarroguy @MikeMehalek @dlepsch @s_a_check Uncanny chair! It’s the rolled up sleeves and smile that get me.

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Batman is a spectacle of justice and a story of identity crisis, not dumb violence. The Aurora theater shooter is a total idiot and coward.

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Just because you’re raw doesn’t mean you’re nude: get your Raw Dog Screaming Press t-shirt here: skurvyink.com/?p=796

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@heidirubymiller @JasonJackMiller @RDSPress @bizarroguy @KCeresWright @s_a_check Goofy is the rawest of the Disney dogs. Make him scream.

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BrianKeene Last night, while you were sleeping, JOBS IN HELL rose from oblivion. Details: briankeene.com

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The Arnzen YouTube channel. Now in color: youtube.com/user/ArnzenM

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Last night I studied the ALIEN film again. Soundtrack is amazing. I haven’t heard a heartbeat go on for so long since I’ve been in the womb.

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paulgoatallen “He had this domineering way about him that totally ketchuped my tater tots…” – Tempest’s Fury by Nicole Peelebit.ly/LXmcamJB

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Just learned what the next version of MS Word (2013) will be like.: arstechnica.com/information-te…

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Thanks for posting your review of Play Dead @tanyatwombly! “A sick deck of cards” indeed! goodreads.com/review/show/35…

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davidbainaa DARK HIGHWAYS: FIVE ROAD TRIPS INTO TERRROR-Tales by myself, @MikeArnzen, @johnaburks @CDennisMoore & Lorelei Shannon amzn.to/LAc97D

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timjonesbooks The LGBTQ issue of speculative journal “Eye to the Telescope” is now online: bit.ly/SwPRpS

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richmagahiz Congratulations to the all poets who have won the 2012 Rhysling awards bit.ly/NAOxNG

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tanyatwombly Just finished Play Dead by @MikeArnzen. Unique and brutally entertaining. A great read. @RDSPress @bizarroguy

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@Stokers2013WHC I’m likely to attend…you’re my favorite con. Just waiting on my day job schedule to finalize right now.

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poemsoncrime THE 5-2 will close its first year September 3-9 w/ the twisted “This is How I Murdered the Librarian” by @MikeArnzen

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Made some real improvements to the gorelets.com art gallery today! gorelets.com/gallery/

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Small batch of new Instigation: Twisted Prompts for Sicko Writers posted on my blog: gorelets.com/blog/instigati…

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“wrakth”: wicked new art posted to my ‘demons of the dark’ series: twy.la/ODXnLE

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Happy Friday the 13th! Winner of the Goodreads Gorelets Giveaway announced:… fb.me/H2zSgeQ0

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My goodreads Friday the 13th giveaway of the Gorelets Omnibus has ended. I’ll announce winner shortly. goodreads.com/book/show/1464…

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PhilKomarny There are 3 challenges that the ‘Netflix for magazines’ offerings face. rww.to/OBt6gK

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PublishersWkly New perfume for book lovers available this week | Moby Lives pwne.ws/N5aEkW

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OdysseyWorkshop Class of 2012 will be at Readercon.org in Burlington, MA tomorrow. Group reading of students & grads @ 2PM.

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Did you catch my animated Gorelet yet? youtu.be/t8RRLG8UBaQ Pl Share. But I’m not trying to go viral; it’s already virulent in its own way.

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davidbainaa RT @RDSPress: The Gorelets Omnibus collects all the bloody little bits of @MikeArnzen’s poetry from the past 10 years. tinyurl.com/dyczqrw

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@Zoe_E_W And you should see what I’m eating for breakfast! lol

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ememess Not for the squeamish or ophidiophobic: what snake venom does to blood… bit.ly/NlJ3dY

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@kendallgiles Stonecoast looks rock solid, and this one sounds like a particularly remarkable residency. Tell Jeff and JPK hello for me!

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heidirubymiller Meet MANY GENRES, ONE CRAFT Contributor Michael Bracken manygenres.blogspot.com/2012/07/mgoc-c… @MikeArnzen

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Good morning, he said. Not without my coffee, I replied. Then I beaned him. (photo) fb.me/1JqmDOxCA

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@Tweet_Shrieks Scott likes Fuzzy Bunnies! (There’s a sentence I bet you never thought you’d hear.) Now On YouTube: youtu.be/t8RRLG8UBaQ

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Thanks for your awesome tweets @Zoe_E_W

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@jaypalter @jasonzweigwsj I’ve always said “advisor” not “adviser” because the -or makes it a role while the -er makes it a temp function.

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@LucyLightning13 Congrats on your Pittsburgh zombie book, Working Stiffs! Looking forward to it.

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@MsKrys Thanks for the assist! My twylah page looks extra-groovy now: tweets.gorelets.com

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“Fuzzy Bunnies”: A Book Trailer for THE GORELETS OMNIBUS: youtu.be/t8RRLG8UBaQ?hd… Please share with… fb.me/1ZL1KEsBc

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150 people have entered the Gorelets Omnibus giveaway on goodreads.com so far. Have you? >two days remain: goodreads.com/giveaway/show/…

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Ends on Friday the 13th: @goodreads giveaway of my book The Gorelets Omnibus + collector’s broadside:
gorelets.com/blog/arnzen-ne…

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ericjstolze I just realized Cookie Monster never actually eats a cookie, They just crumble out of his mouth. He’s like a tragic figure from Greek myth.

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@eScottNicholson First I try to horrify…but if not, then I will try to terrify…and if I find I cannot terrify, I go for the gross error.

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@heidirubymiller @angelakulig @bizarroguy I am reading THE BLACK ARTS by Cavendish. Always be researching, even the devil that taunts you.

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heidirubymiller TY 4 RT! Following her gaze / he finds the lake’s still waters / his own reflection

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@tanyatwombly @heidirubymiller @bizarroguy @RDSPress You’ll like the Elviscide scene, Tanya! :-)

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ellenforsyth Margaret Atwood on Wattpad and the value of taking risks gigaom.com/2012/07/09/mar… risk and mentoring, great work by @MargaretAtwood

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RDSPress Lots of good news from our non-fiction imprint Guide Dog Books:… fb.me/1nW41AmDp

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anacortez I hear a little death march playing in the background as the kickstarter campaign draws to a close…12 hours… fb.me/22ysSX99c

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Gorelets Omnibus — Free Giveaway on Goodreads! Enter to win by Friday the 13th…which is very soon!… fb.me/1y6vQ3nhU

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I’m hosting a book giveaway for The Gorelets Omnibus on goodreads soon. Keep your eyes on my author profile here: goodreads.com/author/show/61…

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Just laughed at “Willy Loman Contemplates Twittercide” by @Jas0nHarringt0n / @mcsweeneys: mcsweeneys.net/articles/willy…

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Added a sampling of horror poems from The Gorelets Omnibus to its book page : twy.la/MVKeC4

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(A personal favorite)

she felt the ornate urn / above the fireplace / was a fitting resting place / given that she’d brained him / with his god-forsaken / ashtray

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morbidanatomy “Morbid Anatomy: Exploring the Art of Death” OR New Morbid Anatomy Episode of “The Midnight Archive” bit.ly/NGcTrb

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@LeeThomasWriter Awesome news, Lee! Congrats on your latest novel sale!

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jessenovels Don’t worry what will be, just let the madness pour out of you.

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The blank page is your autobiography.

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@LPOBryan Thx - helpful. But, ironically, they spelled @ScrivenerApp wrong so I shouldn’t be surprised they also included Cliff’s Notes.

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Hey @Tweet_Shrieks — thx for videotaping my reading in 2010 — I’ve added a clip from it to the Gorelets Omnibus page: gorelets.com/books/the-gore…

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“Skin in the Game” youtu.be/_-pXzYhu4cA <-Good advice for writers by @jamesscottbell [ reminded me of our recent convo @JasonJackMiller ]

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Oh, alright, just one more…. FIGHT CLUB SODA.

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The Unbearable Bud Lightness of Peeing [Getting punchy — think I’m done with !]

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hopelessjen @MikeArnzen Gin Eyre?

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Like Firewater for Chocolate

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The Old Man and the Sea Breeze

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Captain Morgan’s Courageous

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The Call of the Wild Turkey

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Johnny Walker Got His Gun

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Ethan Foam

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To Chill a Mockingbird

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tanyatwombly @MikeArnzen The Barmaid’s Tale

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RDansky The Great and Secret Sloe Gin Fizz

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Lime and Prejudice

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tanyatwombly @MikeArnzen Bloody Mary’s Baby

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At the Fountains of Absinthe

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In Cold Bud

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jamesscottbell The Spy Who Came in With a Cold One.

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Here’s “earaker” — another “Demon of the Dark” posted to my flickr art gallery:… fb.me/2h9DFfw1q

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Sportuary : latest addition to the gorelets book catalog at gorelets.com/books/sportuar…

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It’s not all doom and gloom for the horror writer. Some days I feel like Type Dancing: youtu.be/K8E5qY-LSSI fb.me/1cHBbG4Vp

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Writers (esp Romance Writers): Give your character some inept quirks. We all fall for the pratfall effect: yaleherald.com/opinion/from-c…

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The peculiar heat this week was brought to you by John Lydon (PIL): youtu.be/ScnV3rbKpoI

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Indie writers, artists, and design contractors might want to check out my brother’s e-lancing website @WritelyDone writelydone.com

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@OdysseyWorkshop is a charitable trust worthy of support. Great program. My lecture from 2010: “Making Readers Squirm”: sff.net/odyssey/podcas…

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New in ebook for nook and kindle: Many Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction: gorelets.com/blog/arnzen-ne…

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“The Fourth”: a sick US holiday gorelet for you, just posted to my blog:… fb.me/yiRrdsM4

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Generous excerpts from Grave Markings, Play Dead, Freakcidents, more have just been posted to my books pages at gorelets.com/books/

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Added the “Exquisite Corpse” film (produced by +Jim Minton in ’06) to my creative works page at… fb.me/1xgfsRBvr

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“veinbrane”: a new ‘demon of the dark’ work of posted to my flickr gallery: flickr.com/photos/gorelet…

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MichaelKnost Would you please help me raise money for a writing friend with breast cancer?
michaelknost.blogspot.com/2012/07/please…

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Thanks for writing up such an awesome review of 100 Jolts and other microhorror anthos, +John Lovero III ! fb.me/1cAkc50zP

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My book page for 100 Jolts now includes a new sampler of fiction and the complete (huge) TOC:… fb.me/WkW6G19C

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Many Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Popular — now available in for amazon kindle and bn nook: manygenres.blogspot.com/2012/07/many-g…

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Selected poems from
The Nest appear in:

cover for The Gorelets Omnibus by Michael Arnzen