Election 2016 in Two Symphonies

The ending of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 4, in which we mourn the forward advance of grotesquely idiotic power.

 

An excerpt from the same composer’s Symphony No. 7, in which we the opposition rally together to fight for what’s right today and each day hereafter.

 

Fuck Trump. Long live the USA.

Thank You, Dearly Departed Books!

A good time was had by all who made the trip to Saturday’s reading and signing event at Dearly Departed Books (Alliance, Ohio). Thanks to proprietor Scott Edwards and his wife Linda for creating such a welcoming atmosphere for me and my readers! And if you missed the event, don’t despair! Scott now has several signed copies of Mr. Suicide and The Mirrors on hand for you to purchase. Check out his EBay listings here and here for details.

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EVENT REMINDER: Saturday Afternoon in Alliance, Ohio (Dearly Departed Books)

reading 3Who: Nicole Cushing

What: Reading and signing event. (Copies of THE MIRRORS and MR. SUICIDE will be available for purchase.)

Where: Dearly Departed Books (335 E. Main Street, Alliance Ohio)

When: Saturday, October 29th from 3:00-6:00 p.m. (reading/Q&A from 4:00-5:00)

Why: BECAUSE IT’S ALMOST HALLOWEEN, SILLY!

 

Gather ‘Round the Radio! (I Was Interviewed by Alliance, Ohio’s 91.1 FM WRMU)

A Wholesome Family Gathering 'Round the Ol' iPhone to Listen to Nicole's Pseudopod Episode, "The Orchard of Hanging Trees"As I’ve mentioned previously, on October 29th from 3-6 pm I’ll be doing a reading and book signing event at Dearly Departed Books in Alliance, Ohio.

Today my interview with the local college radio station aired. You can listen to it online at the linky-link. I talk about why I write horror, what I’m trying to accomplish in horror, and the details about the October 29th event.

 

Event Flyer: November 14 Appearance at Louisville Free Public Library (Main Library, Downtown Louisville)

The event flyer for my November 14 appearance at the Louisville Free Public Library. Feel free to share!

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My Interview with Victoria Price (Daughter of Vincent) is Now Live at Cemetery Dance Online

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Recording the interview with Victoria Price. (Photo by Robert Cushing.)

Some of y’all know that, from time to time, I venture into nonfiction writing. Today my interview with Vincent Price’s daughter Victoria is live at Cemetery Dance Online.

I’m so pleased with how this turned out. We talk about Tim Burton, Roger Corman,her father’s favorite works of literature, and perhaps the most important question of all: “Is Hollywood crazy?”

(Thanks to Dave Conover of WonderFest for making this interview possible.)

Named One of “7 Under-the-Radar Authors Who Will Terrify You” by THE LINEUP.

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Well, looky here! I come in at number 5 on this list of “7 Under-the-Radar Authors Who Will Terrify You” over at The Lineup.

An excerpt from the article:

When a 13-year-old boy begins to hear a voice in his head—someone who goes by the name of Mr. Suicide—we know it’s not going to end well, and boy does Cushing deliver. A mix of psychological horror and splatter gore, die-hard horror fans love the way Cushing doesn’t hold back, and it’s exciting to imagine what she’ll come up with next.

 

Read the whole list (which includes some long-respected publishing veterans) here at the linky-link.

 

ScareFest Bound!

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Freddy (oddly garbed as a chef) points out just a few of the benefits of HWA membership.

 

For the third year, I’ll be coordinating HWA’s presence at ScareFest (a horror film and TV/paranormal/pop culture convention in Lexington, Kentucky).

This year, we’ll once again be in close proximity to Star’s Row. (We’re right across the aisle from Lita Ford.) So, if you’re in the area why not stop by and say hello. In addition to chatting about HWA, I’ll be selling and signing copies of Mr. Suicide and The Mirrors.

 

 

THE SADIST’S BIBLE (Print Edition) Comes to Kickstarter!

 

01 Publishing and I are teaming up to try and crowdfund a snazzy, illustrated, high production value, physical copy of my book The Sadist’s Bible. Click this link (or the K in the upper left corner of the video) to see everything that we’re offering.

Besides the print edition itself, rewards include actual pages of the original manuscript (with handwritten comments, edits, and corrections I made as I was revising it), space in an exclusive online class I’ll be teaching, and physical copies of the creepy “GOD WANTS US BROKEN” gospel tract that appears in the book.

We also have a lot of goofy, fun rewards, too. For example, we thought it was time for the Medieval practice of selling “indulgences” to make a comeback, so chip in $15 and–along with the book in print and digital editions– we’ll give you a certificate forgiving you of one minor sin. (Other available certificates include Licensed Faith Healer, a Naughty Televangelist Get Out of Scandal Free card, etc.) I hope you’ll give this a glance. I’m a Kickstarter virgin so, be easy on me!

 

 

Italian Translation of MR. SUICIDE Due in 2017 from Independent Legions Publishing

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Excerpt from announcement of the Italian translation

 

I’ve already talked about this a bit on social media, but I forgot to add an announcement here on the blog. So, here goes.

I’ve licensed the Italian translation rights for Mr. Suicide to Alessandro Manzetti’s Independent Legions Publishing. Alessandro is building a nifty stable of authors in translation with his press, and I’m proud to join the team.

To see the announcement in its entirety (in Italian), click here. To visit the English language page of the Independent Legions website, click here.