April 2015

literaticat Stephen King (STEPHEN KING!!!) giving the Ellery Queen award to Hard Case Crime’s Charles Ardai at pic.twitter.com/kds4SDrQQ0

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RDSPress Our World Horror Con Schedule featuring @JustAfterSunset @LaMaupin @bizarroguy @LucyASnyder & @MikeArnzen buff.ly/1QJt3lC

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Yes, Jeff Strand: Public Notary of the Devil! ;-) Looking forward to seeing you emcee the Stoker Banquet @JeffStrand! (& lol @37thType !)

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@JustAfterSunset @RDSPress No, in lieu of our usual routine, she’ll have to ‘slam’ herself. :-)

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POEM: “Misty Skin Never Gleams” by Joseph Bouthiette Jr. @JBouthietteJr flic.kr/p/snHkur

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My event schedule for @worldhorror con 2015: gorelets.com/events/whc-201… Bring books and I’ll stain them! May 7-10th

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FYI: Wyto will be taking my reading spot at WHC on Sunday 9:30. The con folks approve. @JustAfterSunset @RDSPress

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Want to see: Kevin Pollak’s documentary: “Misery Loves Comedy” laweekly.com/movies/misery-… via @LAWeekly

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I like moon marrow too. Tastes like…blue cheese. @RDSPress @JBouthietteJr

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RDSPress Our Next event: Coffee with a Writer featuring @MikeArnzen – Frostburg Creative Writing Centebuff.ly/1GzWhABPm

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Grave Markings: 20th Anniversary Edition by Michael A. Arnzen for $4.99 (or FREE on Kindle Unlimited) amzn.to/1OVCniC via @amazon

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I absolutely need to try Play Dead IPA from @YellowDogBeer — nice shot @LCpivo !

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the skeleton inside / dances on its own / tugging the puppet / strings of musculature / in moves not choreographed / by the brain

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A classic! Thanks for the Metalocalypse link @MarkHennion

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My from last night’s event: Shelley got a bear / as a gift for her birthday — / also her deathday

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@NicolePeeler In the fine print: “your baby should not drink this cocktail”! lol

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POEM: “Honey We are Swimming” by Joseph Bouthiette Jr. @JBouthietteJr flic.kr/p/si1u3q

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Totally. Like aliens through the stomach lining, so are the pages of our lives. @TheHumanBot

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improvasylum Happy ! We’re even more excited for the version.

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No pressure; you’re already damned. Send me a photo if you make another poem! @JBouthietteJr

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Have to thank @Dropbox for their great service. Had an autobackup of a file I thought I lost. Try it out yourself: db.tt/6MyClSR

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storybundle Ed Gorman, Sean Black, Clive Barker, David Morrell and more are in the Mean Streets Bundle! storybundle.com/crime pic.twitter.com/oLOKVeRpKf

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JustAfterSunset RT: Cover reveal for AN EXORCISM OF ANGELS stephaniewytovich.blogspot.com/2015/04/cover-…

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arnzen Tonight’s at @setonhill has begun! I made this fridge poem. Happy pic.twitter.com/AQqlwdZmNE

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Watch Farolight Publishing for The Best of Horror Library — coming soon (will appear at World Horror Convention)! fb.me/7f5GhIBlf

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prompt from the app (now w/new cues!): Childless Society / Toxic Waste Dump / Song

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Here’s my Diabolical Strategy for today. See yours at diaboliquestrategies.com — my dark prompt generator. pic.twitter.com/lRDZ8NIHpC

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RDSPress We’ve decided to make our small press spotlight a regular feature. Here’s one on Deadite Press. fb.me/6qsgumARc

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if you die scowling / in rigor / eventually / eyebrows relax / but lips remain / pursed and plump / puckered purple for a kiss

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LucyASnyder I have a new column up at @Horror_World on the character evolution of Mr. Hyde: horrorworld.org/mr-hyde/

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ryanmwilliams Read Neptune Bound, the new Planetary Bodies story for free at wp.me/p1LKDL-lV

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Hey Peter @peterstraubnyc - lovely tribute to @poetswritersinc today! I agree entirely — well worth support! at.pw.org/1bdVwPY

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Get wired with me and talk writing on May 2nd at this event! fb.me/6B4NX9X1X

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POEM: “Swallow the Voices” by Katie Catanzarite @k_catanzarite flic.kr/p/rg2xUx

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If you actually buy this copy of Fluid Mosaic for over $1300, tell me; you deserve a free signed bookplate at least. product.half.ebay.com/Fluid-Mosaic-A…

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If you scored this @GoblinBand album released today on , you have a golden ticket of terror. @discogs discogs.com/Goblin-Chi/rel…

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I am loving @grady_hendrix’s Evil Eighties column at @tordotcom. Here’s ‘The Killer Kids of ‘Somebody Come and Play’: tor.com/blogs/2015/04/…

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NewYorker What is so deliriously fun about @OrphanBlack isn’t the fiction of the science; it’s the fact of the women. nyr.kr/1CSswmR

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If you write on the dark side, go like the new page for @HorrorWriters association (the HWA), on fb here. fb.me/1LEyAShTS

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Attn I invite you to workshop with me at Nightsun at the @FSUCWCenter in July! frostburg.edu/cwcenter/works…

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What it’s like to jump from a plane and plunge to your death -> “A GoPro dropped from 10K feet” theverge.com/e/8145702?utm_… via @verge

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NicolePeeler Here’s a speech I gave yesterday, called “What It Means To Love What You Do.” It’s long. ;) Gird yer loins.

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Belated congrats to Dan McTaggart on the publication of the Diner Stories collection. fb.me/3HBH349eT

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Thanks to all who have expressed condolences on the passing of my mother. Please donate to the Pulmonary Fibrosis… fb.me/78elecuwI

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GET THIS! PYOP for Underground art books from @lastgaspbooks worth up to $134 humblebundle.com/books via @humblebooks

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vampire trap: curtains of pig blood / wash down the windows / bubbly pink / filtering sunlight / luring the fiend / outside

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greensboro_nc R.I.P. blogging, killed by screenshorts - The Next Web nc.gs/1CRdfDh pic.twitter.com/KJJZr3Ux8t

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“Power Rebus” posted to Kindle Experiment gallery flic.kr/p/s7wBtB

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“Secret Level” added to Kindle Experiment gallery. flic.kr/p/s77Y3B

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A Horror Story Constructed Entirely from Actual Sentences in Reviews of the Apple Watch yahoo.com/tech/a-horror-… via @YahooTech

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Things to Do in Denver When You’re Undead fb.me/7xgMozuaE

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ericrickstad Thanks readers! THE SILENT GIRLS was a USA TODAY Bestseller again, an April 12 NYTimes Bestseller & a WSJ bestseller! harpercollins.com/9780062351517/…

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The Chrial Mad series is beautiful! Didn’t realize a #3 was coming out. Right on. twitter.com/thespiderbox/s…

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Next up: World Horror Convention & Horror Writers Association Stoker Banquet, Atlanta, 5/7-9. Website:… fb.me/26hWMd7Qp

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“All About That Base and Superstructure”

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MelissaFOlson My favorite swag, and one I hadn’t seen before: screen cleaners. @NicolePeeler pic.twitter.com/iL413UL2Rn

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@grammarissa Great! Totally understandable and it’ll be fun to see your whole gang next time, if the fates permit. Gratzi.

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Gentlemen Prefer Zombs.

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I’d forgotten about that! @tanyatwombly Ahead of our time, as always.

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Sorry we missed ya @grammarissa — we were in the parlors. But the will return on 4.23 at 7pm in parlors.

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in shadows the texture / of a velvet painting / — his figure emerges / in the velour of darkness / his outline speckled in blood

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the display reads ‘page jam’ / sticky with her blood. / bone frags clatter in the tray; / her suicide note / crumples forgotten.

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Some prefer / to puncture the jug — / the musk of blood in hair. / I prefer the tracheal kiss — / the final stream of air.

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careful: / sometimes the wrapping paper / is the gift

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She showed the class “Fuzzy Bunnies”…on Easter?! Dr. Auld is truly insane in the very best of ways. Thx for letting me know. @avand669

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LOL. Your clothing hamper is the dread abyss. @JustAfterSunset

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Exclusive Excerpt from @timlebbon’s The Silence c/o @DailyDeadNews coming soon from @TitanBooks dailydead.com/?p=97780

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Thank YOU for inventing such a twisty and deviously dark tale, @lois_gresh ! ‘Snip My Suckers’ is a “must read” horror story.

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Up in the Rockies, it’s like the trees drag through the clouds, painting patterns in the sky. “Sky Brushes”: flic.kr/p/rX56LM

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POEM: “Embalmed Black Heart” by Sara Tantlinger @SaraJane524 flic.kr/p/r4fdN2

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heidirubymiller @setonhill guide Many Genres w/@smignerey @SusanCrandall @TomMonteleone @LeeTobinMcClain @MikeArnzen buff.ly/19YNxpi

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If ‘airports’ are for air flights, and ‘seaports’ for sea ships, shouldn’t carports be called ‘roadports’?

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writers workshop with @allisonjoseph @MikeArnzen @Tim_Wendel and Karen McElmurray at @FSUCWCenter Frostburg U - register soon!

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maximum_dan Inside the Insomnia-Inducing World of Horror Podcasting wired.com/2015/02/geeks-… via @WIRED

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Selected poems from
The Nest appear in:

cover for The Gorelets Omnibus by Michael Arnzen