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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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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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“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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“The Clever Mask” from Seven Deadly Pleasures”

The story that appears in the two-hole in my first collection is titled “The Clever Mask.” This was the first horror story to get accepted anywhere long before I put Seven Deadly together, and it has a nifty little story … 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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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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