When does a writer become an author?

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When does a writer become an author?

One of the advantages to having numerous books on the market with my short stories in them is that people start to call me an author. They start to think of me as an author and they start to treat me like an author, too. I guess I’m becoming an author 🙂

At Jim’s Pyre’s Dead Letter Office, Jim interviews numerous authors at different stages of their career. I’m humbled, being one of the authors that Jim has found to interview. I share the honor and company of outstanding wordsmiths such as, Tim Waggoner, Mercedes Yardley, Alex S Johnson, and Glenn Rolfe.

Thanks so much Jim!

If you would like to hear of my upcoming projects, share in my writing techniques and ideas, stop by and read the interview: The Interview

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Journals of Horror: Found Fiction, Anthology Released

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Journals of Horror: Found Fiction
edited by Terry M. West

Journals of Horror: Found Fiction, includes a short story by yours truly, Michael Thomas-Knight

Suicide notes, inter-office memos, diaries, email threads; people’s most personal thoughts in the pages of this collection. What has happened to these people; where have their lives gone wrong? Find out in Journals of Horror.

Terry M. West and Pleasant Storm Entertainment, Inc. present a revolutionary approach to the multi-author horror fiction anthology. JOURNALS OF HORROR: Found Fiction, is a collection of terror inspired by the mechanics of the found footage horror film. In JOURNALS OF HORROR, the stories presented are horrific encounters committed to paper, item or device and discovered later. Each tale is a case file that has been transcribed from some type of unearthed diary.

This anthology is filled with some of the hottest talent in the horror-fiction genre:
P.D. Cacek
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Glenn Rolfe
Robin Dover
DS Ullery
Scott Essel Pratt
Michael Thomas-Knight
John Ledger
Paul D. Marks
Sonja Thomas
Paula Cappa
Stuart Keane
Darryl Dawson
Crystal Leflar
Lori R. Lopez
Michael Seese
Jeff O’Brien
Matt Hayward
Joseph Ramshaw
Michael McGlade
DJ Tyrer
Wesley Thomas
Regina West
Evan Purcell
Robert McGough
Erik Gustafson
Christopher Alan Broadstone
Robert Holt
and of course, Terry M. West

Get it here for Kindle: Journal of Horror

(print edition coming soon)

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Urban Legend #9 – by Michael Thomas-Knight

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Urban Legend #9 – by Michael Thomas-Knight

Michael Thomas-Knight published in the Halloween issue of Fictionterrifica.com

When you’re online, for most people that means the “Real World’ is offline. There’s a killer on the lose, looking to take advantage of your inattention. 17-year-old, blonde-hair, blue-eyed, cheerleader Nicole, has no idea she is being stalked. But all is not as it seems…

Read for FREE! Urban Legend #9

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All aboard, Terror Train

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All aboard, Terror Train

From NYC to Chattanooga, through winding paths and cityscapes, it grinds the rails and shatters the dead of night. It comes, stopping at stations along the way, to steal the screaming souls of the living and the dead and transport them to hell… Terror Train

Come along for the ride, if you dare!

I am proud to announce the release of Terror Train from JWK Fiction, a collection of horror stories sharing the title’s theme – they all take place on, or are concurrent to a train. Includes the short story by (me) Michael Thomas-Knight, Steel Deliverance.

Best of all I share this space with noted writers and wordsmiths such as:

William F. Nolan, Roger Cowin and William Cook.

I love themed anthologies and having grown up in a town that had a railway running through it, I had witnessed death on the rails more than once. This is one of my favorite themes and I’m thrilled to have my story, “Steel Deliverance” accepted into this publication.

If you are so inclined, check out these horrific tales on locomotive rails, a collection that is sure to terrify and entertain, take the journey with us, on the Terror Train.

Terror Train – Amazon kindle format

Terror Train traditional paperback

Available from JWK Fiction

Edited by Krista Clark Grabowski and A Henry Keene

Cover art by Stephen Cooney

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Full author list:
Roger Cowin
Charie D. La Marr
Michael Thomas-Knight
Mark Rigney
Stephen Alexander
Mike Jansen
Justin Hunter
Mary Genevieve Fortier
Jeremy Mays
Murphy Edwards
Dennis Banning
Brigitte Kephart
Brian Barnett
Mathias Jansson
Abdul-Qaadir Taariq Bakari-Muhammad
Aaron Besson
Stephen Alexander
Jim Goforth
Dona Fox
Tony Bowman
Rie Sheridan Rose
Dale Hollin 
David S. Pointer

Stuart Keane
William Cook
Shenoa Carroll-Bradd
Stephen Alexander & Roger Cowin
A. P. Gilbert
Shane Koch
William F. Nolan
Teri Skultety
E.S. Wynn
Lori R. Lopez
Thomas M. Malafarina
Leigh M. Lane 
Alex S. Johnson

Plus Dedications and Appreciations by Keene and Grabowski

 

Fiction Terrifica

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Who is your favorite horror author? What is your favorite book by that author? These questions are answered for a Mr. Reginald Tate in the story, “My All Time Favorite,” published in the May/June issue of Fiction Terrifica.

The story is an homage to one of my favorite horror authors, perhaps yours, too!

Stop by and give it a read:

“My All Time Favorite”
By Michael Thomas-Knight

Fiction Terrifica is a new web-publication dedicated to connecting terrific fiction with discerning readers and promoting authors to the masses. Read more stories from the current issue in the ‘Atheneum’ section. Selections listed by author names.

http://www.fictionterrifica.com/

 

My Flash Fiction at Microhorror.com

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I have a new piece of flash fiction accepted/posted at Microhorror.com

The Opaque Veil

It’s short, quiet, horror story with a Twilight Zone-esque feel and ending. And best of all it’s FREE ! If any of my reader’s were curious about my work this is a quick, easy piece to check out. If you can, leave a message in the comments. Click on the link to read:

Microhorror.com – The Opaque Veil

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Microhorror.com looks for well-written flash fiction under 666 words.

In the coming week I am going to post an article here about my approach to flash fiction writing.

My New story published in the Cellar Door II Anthology

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My story The Gates of Lament published in Cellar Door II Anthology from JWK Fiction.

An evil hides in the dark basement of Walter Elwood‘s home. It is up to Sherriff Dalton to expose that evil, but he never expects something so vile, so sinister, and so violent. Now awakened, the evil threatens to rip his small town apart. It is up to Sherriff Dalton and Walter Elwood to defeat it and send it back to hell.

In this story, I attempted to write a ‘mini-epic’ in a small amount of space. It contains many characters, it’s all consuming, and it’s extremely nasty on both, a psychological level and physical level. I am pleased with the escalating tension and the explosive climax.

‘The Gates of Lament’ by Michael Thomas-Knight
Now available in,
Cellar Door II Anthology

Available at Amazon.com
Kindle edition
Paperback edition

It also features horrific poetry, flash fiction, art, and short stories, with the central theme of a cellar door by these fantastic contributors: Alex S. Johnson, Mathias Jansson, Dona Fox, DJ Tyrer, Robert E. Petras, K. Z. Morano,  Essel Pratt, Dale Hollin, Mike Jansen, Neil Baker, Michael Thomas-Knight, Greg McWhorter, David Eccles, Matt Cowan, M. J. Sydney, David Perlmutter, Lee Forsythe, Justin Hunter, K. Trap Jones, Lori Safranek, Suzy Saylor, Patrick Lacey, Kevin Rodgers, Matthew Wilson, Michael Randolph, Gary Murphy, Adam Blampied, Jason Wolfgang Gehler. Edited by James Ward Kirk.