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Horror Writing and Metal Music – Similar Process

I know. My pic makes me look like a priest, but I am a rocker through and through. I also write professional horror stories, and the mechanics of forming a metal band and writing a horror novel are eerily similar. … Continue reading

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Social Media Basically Sucks

Of course I use social media, but it still basically sucks. Before discussing its uses (and misuses) as commercial and political conduits, let’s just look at what most people post. From my perspective, I am a small market horror writer … 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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“Slender Man and Ghost Films in General”

I just saw the film “Slender Man,” originally released in 2018, based on the “creepypasta internet meme” created by “Something Awful” forums user Eric Knudsen in 2009. It features a tall, thin, faceless dude who mostly exists in the shadows … 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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“Quest for Sadness” from ‘Seven Deadly Pleasures.’

The third story in the ‘Seven Deadly Pleasures’ collection is surely the creepiest, titled “Quest for Sadness.’ Though the tale went through multiple drafts, it was pretty much completed after the first run, written over the span of one snow … 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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Announcement Page for new YA Novel

The folks at Vinspire Press have developed an awesome announcement page for my first young adult novel, titled ‘Becky’s Kiss’ that I plan to show soon. The release date for the book is at the end of this November and … Continue reading

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Nice Review of ‘Witch’

A short blog entry today! I saw a nice review of my 2nd (and latest) novel ‘The Witch of the Wood.’ This came out fairly recently, and I wanted to share! http://thisdarkmatter.com/reviews/witch-wood-michael-aronovitz/

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Guest Post: Marie Lavender

Marie Lavender is a wonderful romance genre writer I have been lucky enough to call my friend. This is her massive guest blog through which she invited a number of writers to talk about her craft. Thank you, Marie. Pick … Continue reading

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