I LOVE 100-word stories! Well, obviously. Or else I wouldn’t have written 100 Nightmares. This is why I’m proud to announce that I am a supporter of the First Festival of Drabbles 2015!
The first Festival of Drabbles will start on November 9th and run until the 15th. It will be a week long celebration of drabbles and the art of drabble writing including some of the finest drabblists in the world.
Fellow author Michael Brookes was the one who came up with this brilliant idea. And I’m very pleased to be invited as a participant. If you’re new to drabbles, they are a form of flash fiction in which the story is told in exactly 100 words.
If you’re on Facebook, feel free to join the event! Invite any friends that you think would be interested and share the event on your timeline. 🙂
Gwendolyn Kiste is a horror and fantasy author who runs a really cool blog. You can check out her published fiction on her page. Gwendolyn also writes articles for a travel site called Wanderlust and Lipstick as well as the paranormal-themed The Occult Section. She is also a writer-director and has written and directed several feature-length movies! Honestly, she’s awesome, so be sure to visit her page. 🙂
Hey! Hope everything’s fine with you. 🙂 I’ve been a little busy lately. But I’m really excited about sharing with you a couple of awesome new reviews. One is for my book, 100 Nightmares and one is for Floppy Shoes Apocalypse, an anthology by JEA Press.
It makes me really happy to see that one year after its publication, 100 Nightmares is still getting some great reviews from book review sites. Wende from Julie’s Book Review said that it’s: “A wild twisted ride from start to finish… Morano did an outstanding freaky fantastic job!”
I would also like to thank Dave of the Horror Cabin for saying some nice stuff about my story, “They Died Laughing” in Floppy Shoes Apocalypse. According to him it’s: “As oddly arousing as it is freakishly disturbing…”
I just want to say THANK YOU to Julie’s Book Review for featuring 100 Nightmares on their site!
Julie’s book Review shares the love of reading with book reviews, interviews with authors, blurbs from awesome books, and giveaways. They welcome every genre of fiction. http://juliesbookreview.blogspot.com/2015/01/kz-moran.html
OMG It’s been such an awesome year. A book published, great reviews from various horror sites, being included in the Recommended Reading List, invitations from editors to participate in anthologies, offers from two publishers, winning Editor’s Choice Award not once but twice!…and of course, I’ll never forget all the lessons that I’ve learned about self-publishing . I can honestly say that I’ve grown a lot as a writer ever since my first published story. But most importantly, I’m grateful for all the friendships that I’ve built along the way. Sure, I’ve met a few assholes as well… but overall, it’s been a pretty pleasant trip. 😉
Thank you so much to everyone who supported 100 Nightmares and all the other story collections that I’m in. Thanks for following this blog. Thanks for being here.
The cover for 100 NIGHTMARES created by artist Dan Verkys made it to the FINAL ROUND of the Book Cover Contest 2014 by AUTHORSdB!!! Yay!
Thank you so much to everyone who voted. ❤
We're almost there… but I NEED YOUR VOTES. 🙂
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It’s a privilege to be featured beside so many great book covers. The purpose of this friendly competition is to provide indie authors some additional exposure. The contest includes covers of indie books from various genres– Romance, Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, Non-fiction… so be sure to visit the site. You’re very likely to find something wonderful to read! 😉
Happy All Hallow’s Eve Everyone! 🙂 What are you guys up to? Hope you’re having fun!
Note: This is a scheduled post. This season’s pretty sacred for my family so we’ll all be hanging out in our departed loved ones’ mausoleum… praying and lighting candles and eating and catching up and watching wholesome movies with the projector on top of our ancestors’ sarcophagus (not necessarily in that order). 😉
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