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m-allen-cunningham's picture
Oct.10.2011
Sundays have been lots of fun here at Date of Disappearance Headquarters lately, thanks to the weekly Patron Extraordinaire! drawing. This week’s gift, a short story collection by an acknowledged master in the form, posed me a pleasing decision-making challenge—and in the end I just couldn’t narrow...
mayra-calvani's picture
Oct.09.2011
Dear Readers, I’d like to announce the release of my paranormal suspense novel, EMBRACED BY THE SHADOWS, now available on Kindle for $2.99.  Here’s a blurb: In a bazaar in Istanbul one evening, ten-year-old Alana Piovanetti sees a man standing in the shadows. He smiles, and over time she...
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Oct.04.2011
Have decided to go ahead and self-publish my backlog of 3 books of fiction (Two Trains Running, God Awful Acres, and Stockboy), and a new version of Cat Came Back and Other Stories. You can view these and preview the first 10 pages or so, and of course, buy them, at: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/...
m-allen-cunningham's picture
Oct.03.2011
The Date of Disappearance fundraiser continues strong at United States Artists. The matching-grant segment was a phenomenal success: roughly $800 raised in a little more than a week! Renewed thanks to all who continue to share the project, encourage new support, and keep the numbers climbing toward...
tania-hershman's picture
Sep.27.2011
I'm recovering from a packed ten days, first at the Cork International Short Story Festival and then this past weekend at the Small Wonder short story festival. Both were wonderful, but the reason I decided to treat myself and go to both is rather less wonderful. I've been feeling depressed...
m-allen-cunningham's picture
Sep.25.2011
The Date of Disappearance Administrative Assistant has just drawn the name of this week’s PATRON EXTRAORDINAIRE! Ray and Joanna Shields will receive a complete, personalized, downloadable audio version of my short story “Summer.” Congrats, Ray and Joanna! I’ll be in touch. Yesterday, in a blog...
greg-herren's picture
Sep.16.2011
I am in the midst of doing the final rewrite of a vampire novel, to be published under the pseudonym Todd Gregory, and I am absolutely terrified. I am not a huge fan of the vampire genre-- other than Poppy Z. Brite's Lost Souls, Stephen King's 'salem's Lot, and of course Anne Rice's vampire...
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Sep.16.2011
I wasn't going to write a vampire character. You can't go into a bookstore these days without seeing the plethora of vampires (and werewolves, zombies, and angels) on display. They're a hot topic, they sell well, and I couldn't help but feel like if I tried to write a vampire story, I'd just be...
dale-estey's picture
Sep.15.2011
  A tweeter considers their contribution. Photograph: Jonathan Hordle / Rex FeaturesAuthors join 'tweetathon' in support of short stories In protest at BBC Radio 4's plans to reduce its short-story broadcasts, Joanne Harris and Neil Gaiman are among authors joining Twitter users to produce...
m-allen-cunningham's picture
Sep.14.2011
This summer I was invited to submit a project proposal to a leading arts organization called United States Artists. My project page is now live on the USA website in support of my illustrated, limited edition short story collection, Date of Disappearance. Learn more, or reserve a copy at: http://...