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Horror as Misrepresented Literary Fiction

There is an ongoing discussion concerning the relative position of “horror” fiction as compared to other types of storytelling, and the more popular pre-conceived notions are rather distasteful. The horror genre is known as a gratuitous one, filled with feeble … Continue reading

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Review of Jordan Peele’s “Us.”

There is much to like about Jordan Peele’s 2018 horror film, “Us,” that which he directed and wrote. First off, many of the shots are meticulously filmed and delightfully choreographed. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (and beach) work quite well … Continue reading

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The Story Behind “The Tool Shed”

Re-blogging today about the inclusion of my short story, “The Tool Shed,” in Jason Henderson’s first anthology titled “Castle of Horror” (released on Amazon July 1st, 2019). I did talk about this more briefly on July 1st, but I thought … Continue reading

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Opinion Day

I find it interesting that sometimes new college students find it difficult to disagree with a source. It seems the social media culture attacks deconstruction, as when one gives a negative opinion about something on Facebook, those who oppose automatically … Continue reading

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Castle of Horror Anthology / July 1st

Jason Henderson, author of Van Helsing, computer games, and several comic book series, is delving into editing and releasing his own anthologies. In a few days on July 1st, his antho titled “Castle of Horror,” named after his podcast, is … Continue reading

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Nemesis and Other Things

S.T. Joshi put together a new anthology with Hippocampus called Nemesis. I have a story in there, and all of us just sent bios. That means publication is coming soon. Exciting! I am enjoying writing the memoir The Electric 70’s. As I … Continue reading

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Latest News

My first collection titled Seven Deadly Pleasures, Hippocampus Press, will be out of print soon. Copies are still currently available on Amazon or the Hippocampus site. This book contains the story “How Bria Died,” which appeared also in Paula Guran’s The Year’s Best … Continue reading

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Almost Sold Out “Alice Walks”

There are only three copies left of the hardcover version of Alice Walks, my first novel with the lovely artwork by Sam Araya. Centipede Press did a fabulous job with this, and to sell out the run of initially 300 pieces … Continue reading

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“Becky’s Kiss” is live for pre-order!!

It is no secret, really. I wrote a young adult love story so different than my other hard core adult horror material that I released it under the name Nicholas Fisher. I have been talking about this book for some … Continue reading

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Literature Tips: Nicholas Fisher

Hey World! I am on Twitter now as “Michael Aronovitz” and also my young adult fiction author’s pseudonym “Nicholas Fisher.” I am in that wonderful position where I have a novel coming out through both personas in the next few … Continue reading

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