Showing posts from October, 2010

Reading: Michael Arnzen at Morgantown Poets

Readings Michael A. Arnzen reading his story from Legends of the Mountain State 4 Last night we headed to the Monongalia Arts Center (MAC, as it is affectionately referred to by resident artists) in Morgantown, WV . The Morgantown Poets were having their monthly meeting, and Mike Arnzen was the guest reader. His ghoulish selections for the Halloween season came from Audiovile , Proverbs for Monsters , Rigmarole: Zombie Poems , Legends of the Mountain State 4 and his inventive tweets . Other readers included Scott Emerson and Ted Webb and Diane Tarantini , who will be sharing their written work at Zenclay in Morgantown on November 5, 2010. A video of Mike's readings will be online soon.

Party: Timons Esaias's 19th Annual Passage Party

Parties Jason and I recently attended Timons Esaias's 19th Annual Passage Party at his home in Pittsburgh, PA . Lots of wonderful selections were read by lots of interesting people, including some poetry in the original French, sea shanties, Bukowski selections, and "All You Can Hold for 5 Bucks" from McSorley's Wonderful Saloon by Joseph Mitchell from Tim. McSorley's Wonderful Saloon by Joseph Mitchell I chose some pages from Tom Rob Smith's novel Child 44 . It was one of the best books I've read this year. Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith Jason went with "Nemesis" a favorite essay of ours from Klosterman IV by Chuck Klosterman . Klosterman IV by Chuck Klosterman We're already thinking about our selections for next year...

News: David Morrell's Kindle Exclusive

News You've probably seen this announcement last month from David Morrell (Rambo creator, co-founder of International Thriller Writers , Bram Stoker Award winner, etc.) and Amazon about the 10 books David will have available through Kindle exclusively, including a brand new thriller, The Naked Edge . David Morrell speaking at Seton Hill University's WPF Graduate Program Photo by Heidi Ruby Miller I'm excited about this experiment. Not only because David is a great friend to and repeat guest at Seton Hill , as well as a contributor to an upcoming collection I'm co-editing, but also because what he's doing is very current considering certain discussions happening within the industry right now: 1) e-books and what they offer authors - For eye-opening thoughts, visit J.A. Konrath's blog, A Newbie's Guide to Publishing . He shows in detailed posts how he is making more money from books where he owns the e-rights as opposed to those owned by his two

Interview: Michael A. Arnzen on Snark Infested Waters

Interviews Michael A. Arnzen 's hour long interview with the internet radio show, Snark Infested Waters , is now up on their website . Mike describes it as "a funny-yet-serious chat about all things horror, including such topics as: sick elephants, mutant beards, cows dangling from meat hooks, sleep apnea hoses, ebooks, M. Night Shamayalan, collectible books, goreno, the relationship between zombies and coffee, and much more." You can also hear three tracks from Audiovile , his innovative audiobook/CD. Audiovile by Michael A. Arnzen The first track, "Dreamachinery", stars the one and only Jason Jack Miller on banjo.