Archive for March, 2011
How to Write Part 1: Eliminating Distractions
Posted on: March 30th, 2011 by Anthony Rapino 11 Comments

***Disclaimer: The opinions on how to write are the views of Anthony J. Rapino and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Anthony J. Rapino, and if he ever found out, I could kiss my skull goodbye.  But really, this is not a serious article.  Do not attempt to write at home.  In […]

Sunshine Says #4
Posted on: March 29th, 2011 by Anthony Rapino
The Road to TQR
Posted on: March 27th, 2011 by Anthony Rapino 8 Comments

On the heels of the announcement that my chapbook sold out, another bit of cheer-inducing news arrived in my inbox:  My short story “Camera Obscura” has been accepted to TQR Stories. TQR (Total Quality Reading) has a unique and exciting process called “public vetting.”  Instead of remaining unaware of the internal workings of the magazine […]

Sold Out!
Posted on: March 25th, 2011 by Anthony Rapino 12 Comments

News has come down the wire that my chapbook, UPROOTED, has officially sold out!  Thanks to everyone who has helped to spread the word about this, and of course thank you to everyone who has purchased a copy. This was the first time I actively participated in the marketing of something I wrote, and I […]

In the Mailbox
Posted on: March 22nd, 2011 by Anthony Rapino 11 Comments

When I was younger, I loved mail.  I’d send out cereal boxtops and enter contests to ensure a constant stream of overstuffed, padded envelopes.  I’d receive all kinds of goodness: a Tony the Tiger baseball, a Kool-Aid cup (Oh Yeeaahhh!), and even X-Men Figurines.  It was like celebrating mini Christmases all year long, and I […]

Recommended: “Like Flies to Honey”
Posted on: March 18th, 2011 by Anthony Rapino 1 Comment

Mary Rajotte’s “Like Flies to Honey” is a creepy, increasingly claustrophobic story that explores the darker side of tradition. After living in The Estates for six months, Robert Blythe is still questioning why he allowed his wife, Leslie, to force him into moving.  He doesn’t like the prestigious zip code or their mandatory events.  Wanting […]

Sunshine Says #3: The Zed Edition
Posted on: March 17th, 2011 by Anthony Rapino

Sunshine is under the weather today, so her friend Zed is stepping up to the plate.  He comes to us with sage advice.  

Sunshine Says #2
Posted on: March 16th, 2011 by Anthony Rapino
UPROOTED Contest Winner and News
Posted on: March 14th, 2011 by Anthony Rapino 8 Comments

The preorder window has officially closed and I’m proud to announce that there are only five copies of my horror chapbook left!  So if you are were on the fence about picking one up, don’t wait too long or those five copies might be gone by time you decide to take the plunge. For those […]

Sunshine Says
Posted on: March 12th, 2011 by Anthony Rapino 6 Comments

I’d hate to let my beautiful new website stagnate, so in an effort to keep things fresh, I have this blog post, announcements, and a new segment called “Sunshine Says.” First, announcements: There’s only 1 day left to score the bonus materials with your preorder of Uprooted.  Among other things you get two desktop wallpapers, […]

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