March 2016

@BlackOceanOrg Missing out on this year’s — dammit — and it looks like you’ve got some good readings lined up too.

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kobo Bill Murray is a poetry fan! Check out his favourites here: goo.gl/dmqClL via @thereadingroom_ pic.twitter.com/ncUU98WgrN

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I like this invented entry in the : “Invisibility Complex Personality Disorder” thepetulantmuse.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/inv… via @ThePetulantMuse

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FacultyofHorror A great piece on the symbiotic relationship between horror and the world around us. fb.me/vNxZwGWD

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LuminousLuke A quote from Alan Ziegler’s book “The Writing Workshop Notebook” where he quotes a poem by Sir Philip Sidney @arnzen pic.twitter.com/YD9SotFh6x

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Great to see this awesome collection get the special treatment of a ltd ed. I’d love to get one! @BlackOceanOrg @SporkPress

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BlackOceanOrg is nearly upon us! @awpwriter chatted w/ poetry editor @publicityspy about our ethos & what’s on the horizon: ow.ly/ZQVqC

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RDSPress Check out the @AntiOedipusP table and say hi to @jamesreich_lit at AWP this weekend! @awpwriter

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I don’t write in cafes, but if you do, then you can recreate one at home with a cup of joe & @Coffitivity : coffitivity.com

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Unsplatterpunk antho — potential market (unpaying sadly) for Gross-Out contest stories from @WorldHorror2016 theakersquarterly.blogspot.com/2016/02/theake…

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HorrorWriters “Without humor, just isn’t as good.” - Alistair Cross (@CrossAlistair) pic.twitter.com/USt409oLE6

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washingtonpost “Batman v Superman” broke records at the box office. But that doesn’t justify its existence. wapo.st/1Sfu0zN pic.twitter.com/8w2fRZ8jeT

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Patience by Daniel Clowes is my favorite book of the year so far… and it’s a comic. Here’s my review on… fb.me/JykOvPSS

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“For authors, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line only if…” goodreads.com/quotes/7451340 via @goodreads

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If you like your horror gritty as hell, you’ll love the Milk-Blood books by @matthews_mark - Here’s my review. goodreads.com/review/show/15…

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Thanks for the share, @Betts_Matt! In return, this Underwater Fistfight is for you! youtube.com/watch?v=MfRi-a…

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It’s getting warm out, but I just picked up The Winter Box by @timwaggoner from @darkfuse amzn.to/1RBa75F via @amazon

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LucyASnyder Edited by @JonathanMaberry and out 8/30! Incl. work by me, @RL_Stine, @rachelcaine, @cmpriest, @KendareBlake, more! pic.twitter.com/Gd7C79bgcN

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What an illuminating and great interview with Stephanie Wytovich @JustAfterSunset @davidecowen Thx for the shout-out, Wyto!

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Mad props to the awesome horror writer Kelli Owen, who was there before the Fridge of the Damned became a real… fb.me/4Iuu9xFPo

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Cthulhu Mythos Ebook Bundle - Dark Regions Press - Books of Horror, Fantasy and Science Fiction darkregions.com/books/new-rele…

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RDSPress Here’s our tentative publishing schedule for the year. I had it up in February but forgot to share it!… fb.me/6YS5U1UVx

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AWESOME shot of that rarity. This CD too will return in the near future! @JustAfterSunset

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Fun with McMurphy and a @RDSPress sticker. Check out their books at rawdogscreaming.comfb.me/7MXfoRJOA

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Many Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction is bigger than a breadbox! manygenres.blogspot.com pic.twitter.com/ifJcoeSdkG

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Horror writer Vic Kerry is a happy camper. instagram.com/p/BDTz15ODqgL/ fb.me/7OeRaJC9Q

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we speak zombese: all vowels are potential screams; / consonants, nothing / other than skull-crunching / jibber-jabbering jawbone jamboree

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julie_segovia to save my sanity. pic.twitter.com/jctyWIhJXU

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Retweeting again to say this article essentially refers to the principles behind Terror Management Theory @TheAtlantic

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Bought a book today by the one and only Timons Esaias. @LanaAyers23 @ParsecInc pic.twitter.com/6UGouE9nYx

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TheAtlantic When art is an act of survival theatln.tc/1S36u98 pic.twitter.com/8EqgRax0QH

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LOL. Truth in this. Plus I think you answered your own question @chronicle :-) twitter.com/chronicle/stat…

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after all the zombies died / everyone wondered — / will they be the same / or something far worse / when they come back again?

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Shout out to Neumann University English Program for hosting today’s class skype on my book, Play Dead! Thx Dr. H,… fb.me/XX2KMHJs

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auth2b Unlucky charms

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around the globe / everybody blinked / at exactly the same time / and the sin snuck in

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IYWM 📷 Michael A. Arnzen on writing genre fiction. tmblr.co/Z49fdh23XWs6p

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RDSPress Nearly normal: JG Ballard’s High-Rise and the ‘uncanny valley’ buff.ly/22t4238 @MikeArnzen

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APPLAUSE! A tight little dark number, Heathen! twitter.com/_0110000101110…

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Really looking forward to this, the latest from @The_Perturbator — “inspired by Suspiria and Ghost in the Shell”… @BlooodMusic

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WorldHorror2016 Psst! Wanna be a better horror writer? Check out our programming! whc2016.org

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JeffStrand Looks like I’ll be a contestant in the Gross Out Contest at @WorldHorror2016 next month. I’d advise you all to stay far, far away.

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Her skunkstreaked hair / stunk like the dead animal too. @JustAfterSunset

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You bet! Books from @SGJ72 @BrianKeene @JRJ_Is_Probable and an advance from @julietescoria — too many must reads!!!
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But of course! You continue to be the best in trade. @WritersDigest

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g_so @PoemsOnCrime’s 3/14 Poem of the Week, “Define Pi” by @MikeArnzen: poemsoncrime.blogspot.com/2016/03/michae…

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Finally tracked a copy down. Thx @SWytovich for the lead on Breeding Ground by @pinboroughsarah fb.me/7JFlOKpPK

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Finally tracked a copy down. Thx @JustAfterSunset for the lead on Breeding Ground by..instagram.com/p/BDJ0IV8Dqqc/Up

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Just making sure ebook readers know about the Weird Horror book bundle chock full of Lazy Fascist Press titles…. fb.me/7R5zhNBNo

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I just bought Laymon’s ‘Beast House’ series on a kindle sale, to get ready for the Winchester House Writers… fb.me/215T1tQTg

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Join us…. at the Winchester Mystery House Writer’s Retreat in August! fb.me/86cePmQIi

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Looks like my social networking page - michaelarnzen.com is back up and running. The reaper returns…. fb.me/8iI3wr04T

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Politicians as @StephenKing novels: Cruzjo. Bernie’s Story. Hillsery. The Trump Tower I: The Mudslinger. From a Kasich State. Rubio Madder.

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DrLindseyFitz Oldest known deck of playing cards, ca. 1460. Photo: Metropolitan Museum of Art. cc @AdeTeal pic.twitter.com/cyRfaMcRKg

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Description of my upcoming “Squirm” workshop at @StokerCon2016 - Seats might remain; see: stokercon2016.org pic.twitter.com/6jh5egy9yz

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PoemsOnCrime Poem of the Week, “Define Pi” by @MikeArnzen: poemsoncrime.blogspot.com/2016/03/michae…

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If you’re having trouble getting to the Arnzen Social Network, here is an alternative link for now:… fb.me/4pMnfn7Vu

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humblebooks Venture into the world of fully dramatized versions of The Lord of the Rings with our new audiobook bundle! bit.ly/HBLOTRAudioBoo…

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.”@twitter is fantastic—it’s like making haiku.” Anthony@Bourdainn in@Adweekk on the Future of Digital Storytellingadweek.it/1Ll7qsGz

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@JCSasmor @PoemsOnCrime Transcendental and irrational…and wonderful. Thank you, Josh!

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Just arrived from @valancourtbooks — can’t wait to read The Birds! This is ‘not’ the source for Hitchcock’s… fb.me/4LC7WyoJQ

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PoemsOnCrime Monday @PoemsOnCrime presents @MikeArnzen’s macabre “Define Pi”.

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LOOK FAMILIAR? Pink Floyd - In The Flesh from The Wall youtu.be/IoPpw7DNzCY via @YouTube fb.me/17gEPmPxp

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“mutates…from a sci-fi whodunit to psychedelic psychological horror.” - D. Wolk on Patience by @danielclowes SOLD. barnesandnoble.com/w/patience-dan…

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Scary : Campaign Season Instigation & a few bonus links :… fb.me/VTvkOYI6

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@danrhodesuk Thx! Most recent ish sent in December… hop over to eepurl.com/IY4o9 & re-enter current email address in form?

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danrhodesuk Love this Tim Lott article from Guardian ‘You think writing’s a dream job? It’s more like a horror film’ theguardian.com/books/2015/feb…

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@JustAfterSunset Enjoy! Lucy is so good with the children…. :-)

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@troilee I’ll probably watch too… Even bad TV can sometimes be really, really good in its own way, right?

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DAMN. I idolize The Omen, so it’s sad to read this abt Damien on TV. Too much competition in the prez race, too, I reckon. ;-) @tvdotcom

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HorrorWriters Are you interested in ? Our handbook, “On Writing Horror,” is a great place to start. Get yours: amazon.com/On-Writing-Hor…

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I think punctuation marks should have an upper and lower case, don’t you?+ (that’s my capital q-mark, to indicate a dramatic eyebrow lift).

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RDSPress The Windham-Cambell is a surprise $150,000 prize for authors to write whatever they choose buff.ly/1Qwp61d
How cool!

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@SaraJane524 Kudos! Intense poem, well written and read.

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I do. Now Mr. Romero needs to film The Morning After the Night of the Living Dead, starring @LuminousLuke

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Get Empress Game: Book 1 by grad & sci-fi writer @RMasonWriter today from @amazon kindle for $0.99 amzn.to/1prwVyE

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Thanks for the lead on the old Starlog mags @donhertzfeldt! This issue was a banner year archive.org/details/starlo… Kudos on the blurays!

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alwaysdragxns Problems with reading pic.twitter.com/Qt1xGZuutO

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.@SaraJane524 I did too! I like the score to It Follows very much — avail here from @Disasterpeace : disasterpeace.com/music

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Love this — it totally recollects Mork’s suspenders. But didn’t Mork & Mindy live in Boulder, CO? Can’t recall. @KQED @geekyMary

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YES! (But I think “-augmented” is a misnomer. Isn’t it ‘reality’ that is being augmented by virtuality?) twitter.com/DigitalTrends/…

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Dreams from the Witch House: Female Voices of Lovecraftian Horror from @Dark_Regions_Pr in this great ebook bundle: darkregions.com/books/new-rele…

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.@SaraJane524 YES. Loved The Witch (VVitch?) the way I loved Under the Skin. Creepy art house horror rules (esp. when the audience chills).

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.@LuminousLuke My answer to this conundrum is always this: “let the conflict be your guide.” The rest is secondary, and perhaps irrelevant.

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owlcavedev @ramseycampbell1 In gaming it’s seen as one of the genres you need to be especially talented to do right. None of the other stigma.

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BlackPhillip wouldst thou like a taste of my artisnal evil cheese? jk theres no more I ate it all pic.twitter.com/GJ2wfAVzMb

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MilanRecLabel LP to is in the work. Check out original artwork by ! Pre-order coming soon. pic.twitter.com/XxlfpBzjoQ

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VanityFair is a hit with Satanists vntyfr.com/WuIvfsh pic.twitter.com/tEYlVxAMWs

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Thought I heard a newscaster this morning say, “Vehicular Hondacide.”

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EW .@StephenKing confirms @idriselba and Matthew @McConaughey to star in : bit.ly/1L27e1p pic.twitter.com/JOwWRxygcq

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Good luck with your kindle scout title Stephen! @StephenVernon

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Selected poems from
The Nest appear in:

cover for The Gorelets Omnibus by Michael Arnzen