September 2014

RDSPress Meet @MikeArnzen @JustAfterSunset & @LCConnolly tonight at Riley’s Pourhouse in Pittsburgh for flash fiction buff.ly/1oukZoG

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RDSPress Catch Michael Arnzen, Stephanie Wytovich & Lawrence Connolly at Riley’s Pourhous tonight for flash fiction… fb.me/1iiNDo5Fp

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Fantastic, Maria! Love that your wild thing is still by your side — and in the spotlight! @LaMaupin @borderlands_sf @tubemouse

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@David__Harlow Enjoy the cuppa joe — may it lead to late night horror stories a plenty.

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@Tweetacoffee to @David__Harlow Kudos from ‘gorelets’! Here’s your gift for — thank you — and drink up, friend!

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Ding ding ding. @David__Harlow wins the last prize of the night for saying The “Gorelets” Omnibus! gorelets.com

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Happy ! Not too late for my contest for free Starbucks (US only). 1st to fill it in correctly wins: “The __ Omnibus.”

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LisaMannetti Also work by Neil Gaiman, Marge Simon, Joe McKinney, Michael A. Arnzen and many many more! fb.me/6Uu28HpSM

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LCConnolly Flash Fiction and Short-Short Story Night. It’s only a day away! fb.me/3UGPJPum9

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BoingBoing Yesterday was the last Saturday on which Saturday morning cartoons aired on US broadcast TV. boingboing.net/2014/09/27/sat… pic.twitter.com/KDoRgbSUyE

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Congratulations to Sharra Silvestro @VirgoThePoet for winning this contest #2. Another contest will happen later tonight.

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@Tweetacoffee to @VirgoThePoet Congratulations! You won my little contest #2. Thanks Sharra. Happy — drink up!

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See prior tweet for chance to win a free starbucks ecard for . Hint: books at gorelets.com @MikeArnzen

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Happy Contest #2 for free coffee (US only). First answer wins: “What’s the title of my first novel, re-releasing in Nov?”

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@MadeleineSwann You win, but I can only send coffee to US residents. I’ll send you an ebook or something instead. :-)

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Happy First follower to identify the source for this great line wins a coffee: “All animals can scream!”

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(A personal favorite)

“Brain Freeze”: It is hard to tell / if the clumps on your tongue / are flecks of ice or frozen bone / when slurping a Cerebellum Smoothie

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LWhannell If life gives you lemons, then holy shit life has hands, an entity handing out fruit, mostly likely a demon, eyes everywhere (kills self)

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GraveyardCallin Do you make/promote horror music? Add you details to the Horror Music Database to network with other people that… fb.me/6N4EaAKi0

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Beyond the folks you already know, deciding who you follow on twitter is like guessing what paints will mix well on a palette. Smear me in.

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David_N_Wilson I had the chance to curate a STORYBUNDLE that just went live - Supernatural Suspense Myself, @RealCliveBarker more : storybundle.com/suspense

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I love how @goodreads presumes my NEW friends are always my TOP friends. Like we’re all 10 yrs old. Still:
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scott_kerr Illustration by @danielclowes for the November 27, 2000, issue of @NewYorker pic.twitter.com/F8shj2gVuB

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G+: Upcoming Halloween Season Readings and Events posted… gorelets.com/blog/arnzen-ne…  Please subscribe to The..plus.google.com/10618638523940…WH

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stevesilberman Barbie Kali is the best thing ever. goo.gl/Wzm1Rr pic.twitter.com/bZ657zNa9F

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brainpicker “Cryptomnesia” and the psychology of how we unconsciously plagiarize existing ideas buff.ly/1pwGncf pic.twitter.com/SwBruEvrOU

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David_Annandale The all-woman Lovecraft anthology, She Walks In Shadows, is open for submissions: innsmouthfreepress.com/blog/open-call…

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RiffleHorror There’s a lot to look forward to next month in horror: ‘New Horror Books: October 2014 Releases’ bit.ly/1rRmunG

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DepressedDarth Mind = Blown pic.twitter.com/XdycwjudaY

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Halloween season is here! See my blog on Fall Events and hear a clip - at Gorelets:… fb.me/71T02W3NC

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A ton of upcoming Arnzen appearances: readings, book releases, signings, more! gorelets.com/blog/arnzen-ne…

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albertwendland I’ll be appearing at RILEY’S POUR HOUSE, Carnegie PA, Sept. 30, 8 pm, reading “The Everything Box” lawrencecconnolly.com/2014/09/21/spo…

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Imagine if alarm clocks had dreams. We torment them when we set them, like a nightmare trap. Their screams awaken us. We punch them for it.

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BOOKSoftheDEAD At the amusement park… No one can hear you scream. pic.twitter.com/tBoK11sxOu

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Grave Markings XX Sneak Preview! Release Party to be held at @RDSPress “Bizarro Halloween” event at @_TERRAULT_ Gallery in Baltimore 10.25.

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“absolutely wicked, fun, and provocative” Instigation: Creative Prompts on the Dark Side by @MikeArnzen amazon.com/gp/product/B00…

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AuthorBee Turn ANYTHING into a story - just tweet it @AuthorBee (include a if you want). See & work on it later at tweet.authorbee.com/channel/all

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The original “mind clone” will always be @RedDwarfHQ’s Arnold Rimmer. But Rothblatt’s postmortem robot is . escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/…

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“Baby Role Playing”. I blame those e-trade commercials. fastcompany.com/3036073/the-cr…

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And you don’t want to even know what a ‘gagonist’ is. @Sam_Brancat0 @arnzen

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Great looking page! & All the best with the new Meridian title @jayewells

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Love the concept of the HorrorStor book @crave @quirkbooks — Related: “13 Furnishings You’ll Never Find at Ikea”: gorelets.com/blog/blather/1…

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HorrorUK Delighted that my short story collection ‘For Those Who Dream Monsters’ has won: thedraculasociety.org.uk/the-children-o…

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RDSPress Pre-order @bizarroguy’s newest short story collection, DEVIL ENTENDRE, for buff.ly/1pojBDh

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mccrabb_will MARTIN SCORSESE’S hand drawn storyboards for the blood bath finale of TAXI DRIVER. pic.twitter.com/5LcxhI0mQ7

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Just hit my first snag with Kindle Unlimited: can only have 10 titles “out” at a time. Unlike my former googleplex in the netflix cue.

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sixth_formpoet My new book, Publishers Are Idiots, is proving far less popular with publishers than I’d hoped.

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Great recs! Thx for the Many Genres mention and for turning me on to others @Kenyawright77 @orsonscottcard @MichaelKnost @heidirubymiller

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LizardTwits If you haven’t heard, G has a new CD out! Whisky Neat: whiskyneat.ca Make sure you watch the two videos!

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I’m in the ‘pour’ house, 9/30, 8pm, reciting some short shockers. See Lawrence C. Connolly’s event page on fb here: fb.me/3NV9Ulhh3

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Horror 101from @crystallakepub has gotten some fab reviews - good book for writers on the darkside amazon.com/Horror-101-The… via @amazon

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Love this travel guide idea. Would make for a good study away course! See you at WHC 15! fb.me/1n0wsmILB

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Huh. The Bible is longer than War and Peace, shorter than Harry Potter. See this reading length chart from @io9 io9.com/how-long-will-…

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The Goreletter: next issue coming soon — takes just a sec to sign up : eepurl.com/IY4o9

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Fall event listings updated on my site: gorelets.com/upcoming-arnze…

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Fifty years…wow! Liked both, but Addams Family wins for me by a landslide — @MichaelMcCarty6

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Amazon has a new kindle — the Voyage amazon.com/gp/product/B00… via @amazon

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Our Science Fiction Has Become Stale and Repetitive slate.com/articles/techn… via @Slate

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I will be attending the Indie Lit Festival in Frostburg, MD on Oct 11th! Will you?… fb.me/1ix0bSFnO

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MargaretAtwood David Cronenberg: ‘My imagination is not a place of horror’ gu.com/p/4xeap/tw via @guardian

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ScribnerBooks “Let’s hope Cronenberg makes this book-writing thing a priority.”—@BooklistOnlinenow.ly/BqQ4Meed

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chizinepub Celebrate the launch of Helen Marshall’s GIFTS FOR THE ONE WHO COMES AFTER by RTing this & you could win FREE eBook! RT to enter

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CameronPierce Led by @FortGeorgeBeer, Astoria is full of great beer. Help us join that company with Tideland Books and Bottle Shop litreactor.com/news/new-kicks…

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I love how it compares the phonograph to putting lectures into pint bottles. Maybe iphones now put them into pills. @NYTArchives @dmoral26

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I especially like the statue in this:… fb.me/3TREKgntk

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If you always think “murder weapon” whenever you see a letter opener, you might be a horror fan. Happy

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Hah! — Great shot from the alumni ‘choose your punk’ ball @heidirubymiller

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Correction: it looks to me like you’re actually the lead story in that impressive antho roster! Kudos @JustAfterSunset @RDSPress

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I am now registered for @worldhorror con in Atlanta May 2015 whc2015.org Very likely @WorldHorror2016 in Utah year after!

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Dig the Revival Book Tour info: stephenking.com/promo/revival/… <- Love that custom guitar in your photo @StephenKing ! Curious: who made it?

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Lit_Books “When all else fails, give up and go to the library.” -Stephen King*

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NyKill: The Nighttime, Sniffling, Sneezing, Coughing, Raping, Stuffed Head, Evil, So-You-Can-Rest-in-Peace Medicine.

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CAVITYCOLORS I bet you’ve never had a really cool Jack-O-lantern shirt, until NOW! “The Magic Pumpkin” —>> Cavitycolors.com pic.twitter.com/VGk3MO8U2o

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Two scholarships available from the @HorrorWriters Association! One to support female scary fiction authors horror.org/2014-scholarsh…

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Fetching demonic cover art — thx for the post. @BookieMonsterSF

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“Death Gets Married” and other hilarious macabre work by “Memento Mori” artist Mary M Mazziotti mazziottiart.com/mazziotti/Deat…

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OUIJA: Ancient and dangerous word processor that does not have a spell check, and thus might cast one anyway.

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Why do I have nothing to tweet? / My tweets are sealed. / Tweet something once / Why tweet it again? / Psycho Twitter / -friday ff fff

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Black (& Gold) Hours!!! Belt it out 2nite @HLeithauser

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I was impressed by both your books @manuscriptgal & @thaoworra — definitely deserving of the first Elgin Award. Applause. @sfpoetry

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I continue to run a very proudly passive Facebook page at facebook.com/gorelets Shrug. It’s one of many doors you can knock on.

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All the best with this enterprise @NicolePeeler — I think its a great idea to do spin off stories this way and I’m likin’ the cover art!

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Official release: ZOMBIES: MORE RECENT DEAD ed by @paulaguran prime-books.com/shop/print-boo… Includes poems by me, @neilhimself and Marge Simon

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Congrats to @thaoworra @manuscriptgal — the Elgin Award winners for best speculative poetry books! Well-chosen, @sfpoetry!

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Unspeakable Hazing Rituals of the Oompa Loompa Deltas

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AdviceToWriters Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.
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The article was my pleasure, @FictionVale! Thank you. And keep rocking the vales.

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YES! It’ll be interesting to see how they pull off the two-headed character. (Well, not pull-off literally… or maybe so?!) @MichelleRLane

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American Horror Story: Freak Show - Voyeur “Official Trailer”: youtu.be/qKGwySm9nMc via @YouTube

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UncannyMagazine Uncanny Preparing to Receive Submissions wp.me/p4Pudf-2F

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OdysseyWorkshop An “armchair detective” who tested on a shawl claims he knows who was: forensicmag.com/news/2014/09/j…

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Has the Internet Killed Deep Engagement With Books—or Are We Nostalgic for a Reading Eden That Never Was?slate.com/articles/arts/…v via@Slatee

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DailyPrompt I thought that if two heads are better than one, three heads would be better than two, and four heads better than three. Was I ever mistaken

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New guest in the Instigation Showcase at gorelets.com/showcase/ Lawrence C. Connolly talks about drawing… fb.me/48rTlFuRv

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PrimeBooks @matociquala’s One-Eyed Jack: LOCUS New & Notable: tinyurl.com/nwbf6kv pic.twitter.com/xIm0FZOXAh

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New featured guest in the Showcase: Author @LCConnolly issues an ekphratic challenge! gorelets.com/showcase/

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Perfectly good polaroid photos get ruined whenever toddler anti-christ is nearby.

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it’s yer last won’t and detestament @thesulk

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NathanTarantla Would you wear jewelry that uses your blood to make energy in tiny turbines? tinyurl.com/l3e3slg pic.twitter.com/q6omYuGzhC

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Begin with a silent scream. Conclude with a voluminous whisper. [ Bonus prompt, if needed : diaboliquestrategies.com ]

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JamesGoho Winners of the British Fantasy Awards 2014 | The British Fantasy Society britishfantasysociety.org/british-fantas…

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newmanjam An Interview with James Newman wp.me/p4WtEC-1r via @MomkittyCat

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There is no “pro” in “procrastination.” Oh, wait. There is. There’s a whole nation of them. Damn.

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albertwendland “READING YOUR OWN BOOK, ALOUD”—the great experience of a writer’s life. Pointers, suggestions, and how to enjoy it. albertwendland.blogspot.com

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aniaahlborn Those knee socks make me love @StephenKing even more : The Ice Bucket Challenge! John Grisham, you are next!
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Some advice for new writers and thoughts on indie publishing today. Spotlight: Michael Arnzen darkmarkets.com/author-spotlig… via @darkmarkets

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AdamDempsey Chocolate factory owner lures 5 kids to his factory, killing 4 and selecting the survivor to carry on his dark legacy

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Lucy and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes — same poster/cover designer? Did double take on my amazon front page: pic.twitter.com/wZPtYafC84

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it is what it is. “it is?” it is.” yes, but is it? “it is!” I thought so. “thought what?” so. “so what?” exactly. “what exactly?” it.

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Cool preorder item from @ShoutFactory : Nightbreed Director’s Cut Limited Edition Blu Ray: shoutfactory.com/film/fantasy/n… Thx @RealCliveBarker !

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jaronleeknuth Pre-order Margaret Atwood’s new book… releasing in 2114! evpo.st/Wp5Htz

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BoingBoing Our most popular post today: Huang Mingbo, Taiwanese food artist, made these lobstercycles out of discarded shells. boingboing.net/2013/10/08/lob…

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PublishersWkly The best mixtapes in fiction | Guardian pwne.ws/1CxoGTS

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TheKaufmann DIE AND STAY DEAD, which I mentioned is coming out 9/30, is an urban fantasy-noir set in contemporary NYC.

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Audio clip from my storytelling at Riley’s: “What Possessed Me to Write Horror” lawrencecconnolly.com/2014/09/03/sto… Join us on flashfic night 9/30!

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That is an awesome cake. I literally would ask seconds! :-) @Jackson_D_Chase

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Love that photo of giant John @bizarroguy @RDSPress — enjoy the Bizarro tour!!!

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To any of my followers who have used @AuthorBee — please take this short survey and help them out with feedback: docs.google.com/forms/d/11N2CV…

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Hi @AngelaPardue — your “Dreams, Delusions & Chimeras” have arrived on my doorstep! Enjoying it. Thank you.

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“Do pickpockets know they’re living in a second renaissance?” Great reflection by @pattonoswalt c/o @SteveNiles @TIMEIdeas

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Note to self: never order “2 day shipping” online during the Wednesday evening before Labor Day weekend. It almost takes a week! :-)

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MinorArcanaPrs goal! Thankyou! New stretchgoal: at 78 backers, we’ll produce a swank booktrailer video! kickstarter.com/projects/38085…

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Mastication Publications : join the mailing list and fugghedaboudit. eepurl.com/HBNuH

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Selected poems from
The Nest appear in:

cover for The Gorelets Omnibus by Michael Arnzen