December 2014

Happy New Year! May all your skeletons have skins in the days ahead.

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RDSPress Our 2014 releases, books from @JustAfterSunset @MikeArnzen @LaMaupin @LucyASnyder @DHarlanWilson @egerdes full list: buff.ly/1zwSqvq

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Baby New Year ages over the year into the next Father Time. Strangely, it has no mother! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_New_… pic.twitter.com/J5X6T2wYPb

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Classic shot! Congrats @JustAfterSunset — you tell a great story.

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wyto gets ‘hysterical’ at @rileyspourhouse storytelling tonite @JustAfterSunset @RDSPress pic.twitter.com/MZWfYQfOch

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RDSPress Catch @MikeArnzen & @JustAfterSunset telling tales at Riley’s Pour House in Carnegie, PA, hosted by @LCConnolly, tomorrow, 8pm.

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The Amazing Death Race 2000

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To Live and Die in L.A. Law

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A History Channel of Violence

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Drag Me to Hell’s Kitchen

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An American Chopper Werewolf in London

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A Nightmare on Hill Street Blues

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G+: Happy New Year! Here are my author appearances scheduled so far for 2015: gorelets.com/upcoming-arnze… plus.google.com/10618638523940…

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RDSPress RDSP has big plans for 2015 including DogCon 4, the biggest DogCon yet, which will be held in Philly, 10/23-10/25. fb.me/71xixJ49P

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LCConnolly Motown, Blade Runner, and Story Night @ Riley’s make Pittsburgh City Paper’s Short List. I’ll be at one of those… fb.me/6Vu4TOiA9

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Photo: National is today. Play Dead is forever. tmblr.co/ZgGSZr1Z7Kbq4

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“The Magic Typewriter” — Happy in 2015! flic.kr/p/pCjitW

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Ever poured over a book, grazing on the words, savoring each page? Not just reading, but really enjoying what you’re reading? This is that.

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RDSPress RDSP’s Top 14 for 2014 featuring @albertwendland @MikeArnzen @LaMaupin @Betts_Matt @JustAfterSunset @DHarlanWilson buff.ly/1zomklm

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A study in predictable YA tropes: “The Group Hopper” - Saturday Night Live: youtu.be/CnTltDzqhzM via @YouTube

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RDSPress All-Star Story Night is coming December 30th at Riley’s Pour House in Pittsburgh featuring Michael Arnzen &… fb.me/2LSqRdMfZ

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Music: The Sounds of the by Isabella van Elferen amazon.com/gp/product/070… via @amazon

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setonhill will host a presentation, book signing, & reception with author @katecarlisle 1/13/15. Free & open to public! ow.ly/FZDe1

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A fun collection of yuletide horror poetry by guest writers in The Goreletter, from way back in 2003:… fb.me/2hQaef75M

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Happy Day. If you just got a Kindle for Xmas, don’t miss @amazon’s huge page of digital deals here: amazon.com/b/?_encoding=U…

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Have a great Holiday week, everyone. “The Tree Awakens…” flic.kr/p/b1HBVr

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ScreamnGuitars David Fincher is gonna direct an HBO series about music video industry in ’80s LA, Living On Video | x.co/67E17

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Where’s Waldo? And 100 Other Bedroom Games

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Top 10 Ways to Make Santa’s Naughty List: gorelets.com/blog/blather/t… and Happy Holidays weirdos.

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eHorrorBargains HUGE DEAL! Bundle of 20 full-length horror novels for only $2.99! wp.me/p3icls-Sp

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Digitizing Literacy: Reflections on the Haptics of Writing intechopen.com/books/advances…

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FictionVale Bram Stoker Award winner @MikeArnzen joined us to talk about : ow.ly/FVW1J

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BlackOceanOrg Our final title of 2014, @fengsunchen’s THE 8TH HOUSE, “peels away the exterior of life’s pink underbelly” ow.ly/G3IO5

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Mix these two prompt generators for some serious weird writing : joshharrison.net/oblique-strate… ++AND++ diaboliquestrategies.com

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(A personal favorite)

“I’m the Ghost of Christmas Present!” he hissed from a skeletal jaw. I reeled in terror…then relief. I thought he’d said “presents.”

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Pittsburghers: Storytelling night at Riley’s Pour House hosted by the illustrious Lawrence C. Connolly wraps up… fb.me/2Bxz4Gs9Z

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urbanomicdotcom Collapse VIII published: We are delighted to announce the publication of Collapse Volume VIII: Casino Real. Please..dlvr.it/7sMcyMaq

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digital_cfps CFP: “The Other Daemonic: Estranging the Uncanny” Brown Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference ift.tt/1zmmcUF

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NeinQuarterly Question authority. Fight the power. Check your spelling.

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sesow one of two new bull paintings on 11”x14” bristol paper. available at new.sesow.com pic.twitter.com/YpvJe8UArT

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Weirdo writers! Subscribe to the @RDSPress Newsletter for a taste of “Bizarro ”. Tmrw from Raw Dog… fb.me/6Sz9zgadK

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RDSPress We’ve added a new feature to our newsletter: Bizarro Instigations from Michael Arnzen. Sign up now, it goes out… fb.me/7hBOsZEEP

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arnzen Author Kate Carlisle to sign books and present on writing at Seton Hill U 1/13 (January MFA residency event) setonhill.edu/academics/grad…

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Culturally-Interesting Marvel Super-villain : Tatterdemalion - a dancer : marvel.com/universe/Tatte…

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100 horror stories for a nickle a piece. 100 Jolts: Shockingly Short Stories from @RDSPress is only $4.99 for kindle. amazon.com/gp/product/B00…

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The Fridge of the Damned tins fit inside both Christmas stockings and those jangly sewn-in arms of straightjackets. rawdogscreaming.com/books/the-frid…

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A handful of new “spurs” have been added to Diabolique Strategies. Spin the chamber and see if it triggers anything: diaboliquestrategies.com

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RT What were you doing at 9:10:11 12/13/14? @EricTTung @InWheelTime <- Listening to the celestial tumblers locking into place.

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The earth keeps spinning on its tipsy axis. It’s been drunk for eons.

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(A personal favorite)

the headless horseman / decapitates his night mare / unable to ride

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Horror fiction helps you keep perspective by shattering, slashing, clawing and stabbing the comfortable one you’ve settled into.

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Pow! Bang! E-book edition of Drawn to Marvel: Poems from the Comic Books now also available from @MinorArcanaPrs minorarcanapress.com/downloads/

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Flickr rates this the “most interesting” piece in my digital art gallery. Agree? “The Omniscientist” flic.kr/p/iqJu1F

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DavidKM roadside puddle
protozoan sets out
for the new world

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G+: Get the Goreletter: eepurl.com/9uM8X  Latest issue instigates you with horrifying holiday writing..plus.google.com/10618638523940…bk

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TheUnNovelist All good art is an indiscretion. Tennessee Williams pic.twitter.com/ywjKPUBQgS

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It’s all eye glasses and hearing aids. Where’s the odor nozzles, taste bud implants, and haptic skin stimulators? Get on it, biohackers.

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There’s a simple reason why creatures with exoskeletons, natures tanks, haven’t taken over the world. You have to have contact with it.

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Academic analysis of “Flo” in Progressive insurance ads posted to The Popular Uncanny:… fb.me/6V1nyDvFk

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An easy hack for @WordPress : change the lyrics in the Hello Dolly plugin to writing prompts!

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Oddddreeee Step right up! Step right up! Excellent overview of American Horror Story right here: newyorker.com/magazine/2014/… via @NewYorker @AHSFX

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If you’ve used Instigation: Creative Prompts on the Dark Side during I’d love to hear from you. amazon.com/gp/product/B00…

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Picswithastory Horrifying - More Horrifying pic.twitter.com/S9m1kv2ypH

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arnzen I’ll be teaching a workshop for and writers at Nightsun next summer in Maryland: frostburg.edu/cwcenter/works…

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If you liked Many Genres One Craft (co-edited by me and @heidirubymiller), you’ll like this @goodreads list too: goodreads.com/book/similar/1…

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storybundle In the mood for some weird fiction? Then Weird Bundle 2: The Return of the Weird is the one for you. storybundle.com/fiction

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I just bought: ‘They Live (Cultographies)’ by @DHarlanWilson amazon.com/gp/product/023… via @amazon

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Libroantiguo DRACULA First U.S. Edition (1899) signed by Bram Stoker, Bela Lugosi, John Carradine, Christopher Lee, Vincent Price. pic.twitter.com/WMYx3P1XWi

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jmridenhour @eekshecried Resentrification.

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@markvalvarez One thing about low res: you appreciate the community you get when at the res all the more. Keep that in mind as you shop.

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@markvalvarez Day job, family, etc. makes it appealing to students. We feel it best allows you to focus on thesis writing, then regroup.

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LitGenius @jeffvandermeer’s annotations add a new layer of fiction to ACCEPTANCE. Dare you venture down the rabbit hole? genius.com/4452138 (2/2)

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@markvalvarez The sycamores up the hill rule. It IS all low res: work in 1 online course + thesis project between Jan & June residencies.

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artwiculate Today’s word is: “ailurophile”. Definition here - artwiculate.com

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NightValeRadio Greet each morning with a smile… an ominous smile, a petrified smile. Stare still and smile till the sun returns to its other horizon.

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@markvalvarez Anyone who enjoys Garth Marenghi is a friend of mine. Feel free to e-mail or tweet out if you’ve got any q’s about

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mikehostetler The Sleeping Habits of Geniuses: j.mp/1tIdfRb pic.twitter.com/hFN170CtXl

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Thx to all who picked up the Sportuary freebie this weekend. It’s a grand slam. Still a few ticks left on the clock: amazon.com/gp/product/B00…

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chizinepub @chizinepub: Just a few hours left in our epic and sales. 80% of all ebooks!

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wunderkamercast Blood of a Poet Box, wood box containing blood samples taken from 100 poets, 1965-1968 via tate.org.uk/art/artworks/a… pic.twitter.com/Je69Tjzfze

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Great piece by @NMamatas on HPL as experimental writer in LA Review of Books lareviewofbooks.org/essay/real-mr-…

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My ebook of strange athletics, Sportuary, will only be free on amazon for a few more hours (midnight pst). fb.me/2BUEDej2j

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I hereby dub tomorrow “Destitute Tuesday.”

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So sad to hear of the passing of Rocky Wood, prez of @HorrorWriters and inspiring scholar. Curses to ALS. horrorselfies.com/rocky-wood/

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LOL. Advanced math is always involved with those things when they’re done right. @danicamckellar @N7IRL

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6ftplus Enter the Holiday Scarepackage contest (bit.ly/scarepackage) by RT this (pic.twitter.com/QuWrdPUpHz) with

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btw John @hodgman — you deserve a far better author profile page on @amazon amazon.com/John-Hodgman/e… Claim it via authorcentral.amazon.com

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Dimension of Miracles amazon.com/gp/product/B00… <-Ebook + readalong @audible audio from @hodgman on Amazon Fire = superb! (thanx @neilhimself)

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Goodbye, . / Google, Bing, Ebay, Yahoo. / When you surf for discount cookies, / Cookies gonna steal you.

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sixwords NEW : Share the “First Six Words of Your Novel…” sixwordmemoirs.com/story.php?did=… CC: @NaNoWriMo

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Alex_Austin “Making people believe the unbelievable is no trick; it’s work.” —Stephen Kingg

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arnzen Great @awpwriter essay from @JaneFriedman to student writers: “If You Seek a Full-Time Writing & Publishing Career” awpwriter.org/magazine_media…

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The free offer for Sportuary on kindle ends at midnight tonight. Get it here, get it now: amazon.com/gp/product/B00… via @amazon

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Selected poems from
The Nest appear in:

cover for The Gorelets Omnibus by Michael Arnzen