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Stabs at Happiness by Todd Grimson

Stabs at Happiness 13 Stories by Todd Grimson

Todd Grimson, author of “Stainless” and “Brand New Cherry Flavor” is about to have a collection of thirteen short stories called “Stabs at Happiness” released by Schaffner Press. The tales follow characters through wild and interesting situations that are eloquently described and a treat for the senses. There is a theme of hopelessness which pervades […]

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Dead Man’s Hand

wild bill hickock of the dead mans hand

Black aces and eights. Wild Bill Hickok was in the middle of a hand of poker when he was shot at Nuttal & Mann’s Saloon No. 10 in Deadwood, in the Black Hills, Dakota Territory. Wild Bill Hickok was a larger-than-life legendary gunman, sometime outlaw, sometime lawman, sometime show shooter, and regular professional gambler. There […]

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Children of the In-Between Art Book

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Delightfully spooky Jodee Taylah is an award-winning artist and illustrator. With the help of Australia’s Love of Books, she has just published a book of her dark drawings. She says her work is “a blend of the fantastical and creepy loveliness” and she is “inspired by stormy days, unusual landscapes, antiques and pocket-watches”. Appealingly gothic […]

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California Deathrock Book Kickstarter

california deathrock

Forrest Black and Amelia G are doing a Kickstarter for a book of their deathrock photography. Forrest Black and Amelia G have been documenting the deathrock scene in California for over a decade now and the goal of this project is to publish a book of some of their best images. Kickstarter is a service […]

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Panel of Experts: Readings and Signings

panel of experts readings signings

Question: Do you like doing readings and signings? Interestingly, more than three quarters of us like or mostly like doing reading and/or signings. For some of us readings and signings are a crucial way of staying in touch with the people who read our work, an up-close-and-personal method for getting a sense of what the […]

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Joe Nassise, Hugh Sterbakov, Michael Mallory, John Palisano, and Richard Finney Signing at Dark Delicacies

dark delicacies signing may 19 2012

Dark Delicacies hosted a signing today for Joe Nassise, Hugh Sterbakov, Michael Mallory, John Palisano, and Richard Finney. Richard Finney even offered a special bonus deal: Buy Angel of Light and also get a Dark Delicacies gift certificate plus a copy of Demon Days. Angel of Light is the sequel to Demon Days and both […]

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Maria Alexander Interview: At Louche Ends

maria alexander at louche ends

I was asked to interview the accomplished Maria Alexander for Gothic.net, and the more I researched and read about her and her work, the more intrigued I became with the artist herself. She has proven her abilities time and time again in fiction and poetry, along with her unmatchable creative side which touches on singing […]

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The Raven (illustrated poem)

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With The Raven movie, starring John Cusack, opening this weekend, we thought today might be an appropriate day to post Edgar Allan Poe’s famous poem The Raven. This is from a Project Gutenberg archive of an illustrated 1883 edition. Gustave Doré was the illustrator. Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, […]

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Ashes and Rust by Loren Rhoads

Ashes and Rust by Loren Rhoads

There’s a new chapbook by a very good friend of mine and a truly brilliant writer, Loren Rhoads. Loren is the woman behind the gone but never forgotten Morbid Curiosity magazine, a hugely influential nonfiction zine about first-person experience. Her fiction is equally cool, so I’m really looking forward to checking this out! Sex. Drugs. […]

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At Louche Ends: Poetry for the Decadent, the Damned & the Absinthe-Minded

at louche ends maria alexander

Gothic.net contributor Maria Alexander’s new poetry collection, At Louche Ends: Poetry for the Decadent, the Damned & the Absinthe-Minded, is an assembly of emotions and senses that touch you from top to bottom. Drawing from the days when the enigmatic drink, absinthe, was illegal and mystifying, Maria’s passion and love of the Green Fairy shows […]

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