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    Senior Member Involuntarily Committed Nik Houser's Avatar
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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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    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/
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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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    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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    Rafflecopter giveaway for 2 errant hardcover copies of FRESH CUT TALES starts today. http://tinyurl.com/netu3sl

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    Senior Member Involuntarily Committed William J. Grabowski's Avatar
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    Hi Oz...I'll give this a read. Always interested in discussions like this.

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    Wow--quite a painful tale, but I get your "take." For what it's worth, I have experienced the terror and fierce pain of multiple bee-stings. As Mr. Horse on REN & STIMPY says: "No sir--I didn't like it..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by William J. Grabowski View Post
    Wow--quite a painful tale, but I get your "take." For what it's worth, I have experienced the terror and fierce pain of multiple bee-stings. As Mr. Horse on REN & STIMPY says: "No sir--I didn't like it..."
    Thanks, William. I was worried early on, as I didn't have any ideas floating around after getting invited to do a post. But this seems to have entertained a few. Unfortunately, I was a beekeeper when I was younger, so this wasn't my first time being swarmed. But I think the failed date stung more than the bees. :P

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    Some updates on THE NEW BLACK, the first anthology I've ever edited, out with Dark House Press, where I'm also Editor-in-Chief.

    We got our first blurb today, from none other than Jack Ketchum:

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    "THE NEW BLACK ought to be the New High Standard for dark fiction anthologies. It's loaded with intelligence and talent. Every one of the pieces in this extraordinary compilation is worthy of your full attention."—Jack Ketchum

    Also, we're giving away TEN COPIES over at Goodreads.

    ENJOY!

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    Hi, Richard. This is great news. You couldn't ask for a better review! I've registered at Goodreads for the contest (but will--one way or the other--snag a copy!).

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    thanks! yeah, this was kind of unexpected. thought he'd pass. so i'm really stoked that he blurbed it. very cool. plus it's one hell of a blurb, too. much appreciation for the support.

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    You got it!

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    Senior Member Ok, I really can't come up with anymore of these stupid things... srboone's Avatar
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    Looking forward to it Rich. Maybe I can win one of the copies!
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    ---Kirby Bliss Blanton , The Green Inferno (2013)

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    Significant edits have been made to my oldest collection, These Old Tales (a handful of stories removed, a few combined, and some artwork added). I've also added a hardcover edition for purchase. If you've previously purchased a digital copy of this book and would like an updated version, please contact me and I will provide a Smashwords code for a free copy.
    http://goo.gl/9Zmi00

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    TWO BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS, and an UPDATE

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    First, I signed a two-book deal with Random House Alibi. Thanks to the HWA / SFWA, the contract and everything is just fine, no controversy or worries. My first book is DISINTEGRATION, a neo-noir, transgressive thriller about a man who sees his family die in a car accident, and slowly falls apart. Dexter meets Falling Down. Out in eBook only (for now) in May 2015. Random House has a lot of connections, so there a lot of opportunities I think.

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    Second, I've signged with Dzanc Books for a novel in four novellas called FOUR CORNERS. It's four novellas by myself, Nik Korpon, Axel Taiari, and Caleb Ross, set in four parts of a city, over four seasons. It's kind of a Sin City vibe. Out in August 2015.

    It's been many years since I started both of these projects, six years and four years, respectively. But I think it's some of my best work.

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    ALSO, the first anthology I've ever edited, THE NEW BLACK, it's out next week. Tons of authors you know, and we got a great blurb from Jack Ketchum: The New Black ought to be the New High Standard for dark fiction anthologies. It's loaded with intelligence and talent. Every one of the pieces in this extraordinary compilation is worthy of your full attention."
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    Congrats, Richard. I added "the New Black" to my shopping cart.
    "Dance until your feet hurt. Sing until your lungs hurt. Act until you're William Hurt." - Phil Dunphy ("Modern Family"), from Phil's-osophy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryE View Post
    Congrats, Richard. I added "the New Black" to my shopping cart.
    thanks! it's a great anthology, i mean, i basically reached out to the authors that have most influenced me, and the best neo-noir stories i've read in the past 5-10 years. it's not quite horror, but there are definitely elements of horror, and some authors that you horror fans will recognize, such as Brian Evenson and Stephen Graham Jones

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    I wrote a review for Abercrombie's "Half A King" that will be in Oklahoma City's newspaper at some point, probably around publication date (July - come on, already!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by marduk View Post
    I wrote a review for Abercrombie's "Half A King" that will be in Oklahoma City's newspaper at some point, probably around publication date (July - come on, already!).
    Congratulations! Love Abercrobie can't wait for this on

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    Free ebook for Father's Day.

    To celebrate Father's Day and my birthday on June 15, 2014 my ebook Real Life, a Dream and a Tall Tale will be free on amazon.com for that day.

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    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HLSYNUM

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