Love and Horror The Second Time

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If you like to be scared silly — and your reading batteries have run low, scurry over to Amazon books and look for Dark Visions

That’s the name of the new, amazing horror anthology from editor and best-selling author Dan Alatorre and over 20 other authors, some repeaters, who have collaborated to produce their second of two books together.

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Charge up and get ready for excitement and thrills! Get Dark Visions today! And order the book, as well ! Hahahahahaha— eh-eh-eh!!!

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I contributed a short story called Normal Things to Dark Visions. I also was published in Dan’s first anthology with us titled The Box Under the Bed.

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Through Dan’s writing contests at his WordPress blog, many of us have achieved commercial publication and self-publishing success, as we were winners, or placers, in those contests whom Dan invited to help produce his scary, horror anthologies.

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All of us aren’t exactly genre-tight horror writers, but the contests, plus Dan’s generosity as an editor and best-selling author himself, helped catapult our work into the limelight. We wrote suspense and horror and macabre for his contests, and collaboration on his anthologies was a boost in recognition for us all.

There will, hopefully, be more contests, and more anthologies as a result. Join us! Read us! Order Dark Visions and/or The Box Under the Bed today at Amazon!

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Photos (first two and last) from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

 

 

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Listening Closely to Destruct or Contruct…

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(Photo: A Female Cardinal listens positively for the next click of my camera, perhaps expecting a mate to appear.)

What do we expect to hear, or ascertain, when we listen closely at the workplace?

Is it gossip we seek, or some piece of constructive advice? Do we listen with positivity, or negativity? Is it some band wagon we want to jump on just to be part of the crowd that drives us to listen to whatever topic is being discussed?

Statistics show that co-workers everywhere may have to spend as much as 33% of their time listening to other employees complain about each other.

After collaborating these past two months with many other writers to help produce a scary anthology edited by Dan Alatorre and released at Amazon.com, I spent 0% of my time listening to discord. Even if a writer wasn’t particularly fond of one of the included stories, his focus remained on getting the whole into print, for the benefit of all.

It was a very positive, collective effort that produced “The Box Under the Bed”.

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Credit:
Photo from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

Our Scary Anthology

 

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It is a rewarding experience to meet new writers and find people in every corner of the world, via the Internet, who share the joy of writing!

Because of this wonderful networking capability, our scary anthology titled “The Box Under the Bed”, edited by the prolific talents of Dan Alatorre —

http://www.danalatorre.com/2017/09/02/34540/

https://www.danalatorre.com/2017/09/18/check-this-out/

— has gotten notice from Ellen Datlow. Ellen is the recipient of numerous Horror Fiction awards, including the Life Achievement Award by the Horror Writers Association in 2011 !

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Credit:
Photo from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

It Will Not Be Long

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It won’t be long, now, before author Dan Alatorre’s anthology titled “The Box Under the Bed” makes its debut on Amazon. Dan is a prolific WordPress blogger and one of Amazon’s bestselling authors to boot.

You can see more of his work and get more information about the upcoming anthology at:

http://www.danalatorre.com/2017-09-01/cover-reveal-the-scary-anthology

The anthology, which Dan edited, will feature scary stories from 20, or more, authors, including yours truly, and many of whom are also otherwise published.

It’s scary… !!

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Photo from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg