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Back from WHC New Orleans

We’re back from the World Horror Convention (WHC), this year held in the hot and muggy city of New Orleans. Tonya and I enjoyed our trip, but we had to leave a day early due to an event at the Thornton Barnes & Noble. One of the things we did was venture out on a treasure hunt for our friend, Quincy J. Allen. He asked us to pick up a brick of Community Coffee with…

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Authors You Should Know: Gene O’Neill

Welcome to the first entry in a new, ongoing series. I will be posting about authors I personally admire. Authors with wit, skill, a dazzling way with words, and who are just wonderful people in Real Life®. Some will be from the Golden Ages of Science Fiction, some will be from my formative years of dwelling in the school library, and some will be from folks I’ve met through conventions, social media, and their recent…

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New Graphic Novel

I’m co-scripting a graphic novel with Peter J. Wacks, and Chaz Kemp is doing the art honors. The GN is called Behind These Eyes, and it will be published by Villainous Press. One nice thing is that it is getting published online at http://villainouspress.com/comic/behind-these-eyes/, so you can pop over to check it out. The electronic version will be available for sale December 18th, and the print version will be available Dec 23rd. HWA members can sign…

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Facebook for Authors

Originally posted in the Horror Writers Association newsletter. The vast majority of an author’s fans have a Facebook page. Writing is a business, and savvy authors take advantage of this marketing tool. Love it or hate it, an author should use this avenue for connecting with their fanbase. There are three separate types of Facebook spaces available to the author: the normal profile, the page and the group. The question is which one is right…

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Pirates: Dead Sites Tell No Tales

As authors, piracy is a constant threat to our income and property. Some don’t mind having their works available for download, while others are adamant that their work should be purchased. Should you find your works posted on a pirate website — or worse, plagiarized with someone else’s name as the author — you can take action to remove the infringing material using the legal tools provided by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, or DMCA.…

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