Festival of Drabbles 2015

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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. 🙂

https://www.facebook.com/events/375605662648575/

If you’re on Twitter then tweet a link to this event and if you can use the #festivalofdrabbles hashtag that would be awesome!

See you there!

xx
K.Z. ❤

Guess who got interviewed! :)

Hey! A typhoon may be coming but I do have a reason to smile today. 🙂 Guess who got interviewed by Gwendolyn Kiste! Check out the link below. And thanks for reading the interview! xx

http://www.gwendolynkiste.com/Blog/speculative-superstar-interview-with-k-z-morano/

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. 🙂

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Thanks again! Be safe.
xox
K.Z. ❤

New Reviews!

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!”

http://juliesbookreview.blogspot.com/2015/04/review-of-100-nightmares-by-kz-morano.html

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…”

http://horrorcabin.com/floppy-shoes-apocalypse-book-review

If you have a thing for killer clowns and you haven’t grabbed a copy of FSA yet, head over to Amazon! Plenty of amazing authors and stories in this book…

And of course, don’t forget to write a review! 😉

xo

K.Z. ❤

thank You :)

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

It’s also such a huge honor to be able to make it to The Cult of Me Blog’s Top 5 Reads for 2014!
http://thecultofme.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/my-top-five-reads-for-2014.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.

K.Z.

Help! Need your votes! :)

Hi! 🙂

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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. 🙂
Click the link below and submit your vote through the blue thingy.

http://authorsdb.com/cover-contest/16474-100-nightmares

and please don’t forget to share 🙂

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! 😉

Thank you. ❤

xo
K.Z.

Best Book Cover 2014 Semi-finalist

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Hi! I would like to thank everyone who voted for 100 NIGHTMARES. The book cover, created by great artist Dan Verkys, is currently a semi-finalist for BEST BOOK COVER 2014 at AuthorsdB. Yay! ❤

I need your votes for the small category finals so please, please visit the page and vote for 100 Nightmares! A 5-star rating would be awesome! 😉 Voting ends on November 22 22:00 PST. You won’t have to register or anything, just visit the page and click. http://authorsdb.com/books/2014-book-cover-contest/2014-book-cover-semi-finalists-end/horror-semi/100-nightmares

THANKS AGAIN!! 🙂 Let’s win this thing!

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Achievement

I consider seeing my stories in print as some sort of achievement. 🙂

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Amok: an Anthology of Asia-Pacific Speculative Fiction and the story that I wrote showed up in the paper and got a positive review <3

Amok: an Anthology of Asia-Pacific Speculative Fiction and the story that I wrote showed up in the paper and got a positive review ❤

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I never expected that my first solo e-book would get this much love but I'm glad and thankful. <3

100 Nightmares is #5 in Amazon Top Rated Horror Anthologies. I never expected that my first solo e-book would get this much love but I’m glad and thankful. ❤

100 Nightmares featured in PromoteHorror

Thanks, HorrO, for showing 100 Nightmares some love. ❤

http://www.promotehorror.com/2014/11/100-nightmares.html

PromoteHorror.com spreads the horror all day, every day! Follow the website for the latest in horror films, books, and merchandise. 🙂

xo

Happy Halloween!

Happy All Hallow’s Eve Everyone! 🙂 What are you guys up to? Hope you’re having fun!

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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). 😉

Anyway, awesome news: Writer, photographer, artist and award winning jeweler Isadora De La Vega interviewed me! Visit her blog to read the Q&A. http://insidethemindofisadora.com/2014/10/29/eclectic-eccentric/

She asked me about 100 Nightmares, Bones III, and my thoughts on writing, publishing, and the horror genre.

Thank you, Isadora, for the lovely conversation. ❤

xox

100 Nightmares featured in the ABSOLUTE Magazine!

Just got the most perfect news for this season! 100 Nightmares is featured in the ABSOLUTE Magazine!

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“Thanks to her masterful phrasing and wonderfully chilling imagination, 100 Nightmares will delight any fan of horror and the supernatural.” – Amanda Ferris, the ABSOLUTE Mag

You can read the full article through this link: http://theabsolutemag.com/18913/books/get-your-scare-on-with-k-z-moranos-100-nightmares/

Considered as tastemakers, the folks at the ABSOLUTE uncover rare and interesting finds from across the web… stuff that “doesn’t suck”. 🙂 The contributors are honest and passionate about the things that they recommend so be sure to check out the site. You’ll find everything there– music, art, books, games… things that are cool and original.

Thank you so much! 🙂

Happy Halloween! ❤