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Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues

My first big book sale came in 2008, when Scribner bought a collection of essays I’d culled from my Morbid Curiosity magazine. Morbid Curiosity collected true first-person confessions from people around the world, talking about the crazy stuff they had survived. It … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden Revisited

So I’m going to start wrapping up the series of guest posts on my cemetery blog.  Want to tell me about the graveyard that changed your life?  Now is your chance. Here’s the call for submissions: Twenty years ago, I was given … Continue reading

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Experiments in Publishing: Wattpad

For the last month, I’ve been playing with Wattpad, a site where writers can post their own work free for readers. In the last six days, since Wattpad featured my short memoir All You Need is Morbid, it’s gotten more than 3,000 reads. The … Continue reading

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Horror writers show their Morbid Curiosity

Because I was hosting the Morbid Curiosity Open Mics at the World Horror Conventions, I had the opportunity to meet a whole bunch of horror writers.  I was surprised how easy it was to get them up on a stage, … Continue reading

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The Birth of Morbid Curiosity #7

Putting issue #7 together was rough emotionally. My younger brother died suddenly in July 2002. A month later, I developed a goiter and survived the first needle biopsy of my throat. In September, my dad underwent a second round of … Continue reading

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