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  • William J. Grabowski
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    Hi Oz...I'll give this a read. Always interested in discussions like this.

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  • ozmosis7
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    Rafflecopter giveaway for 2 errant hardcover copies of FRESH CUT TALES starts today. http://tinyurl.com/netu3sl

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  • ozmosis7
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    A guest post I did, discussing horror versus dark fiction and why I choose one over the the other, along with a fun true story.
    http://sfsignal.com/?p=85526

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  • RichardThomas
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    If you've got one week and $70, I'm teaching a Short Story Mechanics class over at LitReactor in January. We're trying to offer some shorter classes at lower prices so more people can get involved. Check it out, I hope to see you there!

    http://litreactor.com/classes/short-...richard-thomas

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  • ozmosis7
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    Today you can win a copy of my new dark fiction collection, FRESH CUT TALES. Follow the link to read an excerpt of one of the stories included in the collection, as well as what went into making this particular story. http://www.horror.org/blog/halloween...enneth-w-cain/

    Edit to add this on:
    Both of my collections discounted through the end of the month. Links are on the post...
    http://kennethwcain.wordpress.com/20...ugh-halloween/
    Last edited by ozmosis7; 10-23-2013, 08:18 PM.

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  • Nik Houser
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    Thanks Michael! And I know what you mean. For this one, I had to book in advance, and I was feeling okay about it, albeit a little nervous, for a month, until the day of the show arrived and I kept thinking "WHAT THE F@#! AM I DOING???" Really surreal being up there, as you know. Saying stuff to strangers in the hope that they'll like it. In a strange way, much like story submissions.

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  • Michael Wehunt
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    Aren't you a sneaky little bastard, Mr. Cain? I'll have to check out all your other personalities!

    And Nik, great job. Hell, great job just getting up on stage like that! I did amateur stand-up a few times back in 2010, and while I never deleted them from YouTube, I don't have the guts to openly share the videos with people. It was an interesting experience for me, but my stage fright was a bit too much for me to continue doing it for fun.

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  • Nik Houser
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    So here's something a little different than what I usually write. I recently tried stand-up comedy for the first time at a local open mic and wanted to share it with you guys. Warning, some of it is NSFW. Hope you dig it.



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  • ozmosis7
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    For a long while now I've been writing under a couple pen names, Samantha Quick and Homer Clark. I used these names as an escape, a place where I could go and write for fun without the worry of being judged. These were also my first experimentation into self-publishing; what I used to get my feet wet with formatting and conversion, etc. But it is hard enough starting one career, let alone three. I've also grown more confident in my more recent work. As a result, I have decided to "kill" off these entities and bring the titles under my real name, and continue them there. In the past, I have referred to the first three of these titles as young adult with a little extra bite. Each of the novelette series focuses on different variations of current popular YA themes. There is also one short non-fiction piece regarding food allergies. If you'd like to check out the synopsis and book covers, here are the links.

    http://kennethwcain.wordpress.com/20...tressed-press/

    http://kennethwcain.wordpress.com/20...tressed-press/

    http://kennethwcain.wordpress.com/20...tressed-press/

    http://kennethwcain.wordpress.com/20...tressed-press/

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  • RichardThomas
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    Originally posted by William J. Grabowski View Post
    Hi Richard...excellent news on signing S. Jones. You don't need me to tell you! By the way, Dark House is looking really good, attractive as hell, and intelligent. SORELY needed.
    thanks so much, WJG. i've been a fan of Stephen's for years. and even though he has some 17 titles out/forthcoming i'm still shocked that a lot of people haven't read him. i know he's been in CD a few times, he inspired me to submit, actually, even though i thought i'd never get in. so i owe him a bit of gratitude for pushing me (as my story "Chasing Ghosts" was just accepted by CD).

    i really appreciate the kind words about DHP, too. i'm trying to ease into it, take it slow, and publish the voices and writing that inspires, touches, and resonates with me. neo-noir in an interesting genre/sub-genre, and while it does include horror, it also showcases crime/noir, as well as fantasy, SF, magical realism, southern gothic, etc. for fans of dark fiction, i think we'll showcase a nice variety of voices. our first anthology THE NEW BLACK should really give everyone an idea of what we're trying to do. when i'm inspired by publishers like CD and ChiZine and many others, the bar is set pretty high! thanks again!

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  • William J. Grabowski
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    Hi Richard...excellent news on signing S. Jones. You don't need me to tell you! By the way, Dark House is looking really good, attractive as hell, and intelligent. SORELY needed.

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  • RichardThomas
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    OUT TODAY! Stoked to have my story "Trinity" in Reloaded: Both Barrels—Volume 2. SO many talented authors in here: SHOTGUN HONEY, the premier crime and noir flash fiction website, is locked and RELOADED with 25 new stories by some of the best authors in the world. Featuring work from Patti Abbott, Hector Acosta, Erik Arneson, Cheri Ause, Trey R. Barker, Eric Beetner, Terence Butler, Joe Clifford, Garnett Elliott, Rob W. Hart, Andy Henion, John Kenyon, Nick Kolakowski, Ed Kurtz, Frank Larnerd, Chris Leek, Mike Loniewski, Bracken MacLeod, Julia Madeleine, Brian Panowich, Terry Rietta, Rie Sheridan Rose, Ryan Sayles, Richard Thomas and John Weagly.

    http://www.amazon.com/Reloaded-Both-.../dp/0615875513

    NOT HORROR, but I thought you all might dig it anyway.

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  • Lucian Poll
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    Thanks, TJ, and also for your earlier interest. It's really appreciated! I'll post something to the Goodreads group shortly that may be of interest.

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  • Michael Wehunt
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    Thank you kindly, Lucian. And congrats on Dark Bits, Kenneth!

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  • TJCams
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    Lucian - am looking forward to checking out The Floors.

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