It's hard to believe, but 2016 marks my eighth anniversary as a published author. If you'll allow for a bit of sentimentality, it's hard for me to believe how much has happened in that time. I've met some incredible people, saw my work published in print and online, and even released a book (though it has since gone out of print with the demise of the publisher).
As with any artist, I hope that the months ahead will bring a wellspring of renewed creativity. And in that regard, the first few months of 2016 are already off to a great start.
Post Mortem Press, one of the publishers that I've collaborated with since nearly the beginning, has released 44 Lies by 22 Authors, a collection of flash fiction from many of the publisher's stable of authors. The book features two of my stories -- "Missing Bicycles," about bikes that are running away from their owners, and "Residual," about an unusual quality of prosthetic hands. The book is available now from Amazon!
I'm also shopping my first novel to publishers. Tentatively titled Abe Titterman and the Key to the Universe, the book is a sci-fi story for readers of all ages.
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Thanks for reading!
Patrick Scalisi is a journalist, magazine editor and emerging author from Connecticut. He has published fiction in several magazines, including The Willows, Neo-opsis and ReadShortFiction.com, among others. His short stories have appeared in a number of fiction anthologies, including An Honest Lie Vol. 2, Shadowplay and Penny Dread Tales Vol. 1. Pat also had the opportunity to serve as the guest editor of The Ghost Is the Machine, a bestselling anthology of steampunk-horror stories from Post Mortem Press. When he's not writing, Pat enjoys watching way too many movies than are good for him, reading more books than he has shelves for and listening to music (his tastes range from classical to classic and modern rock).
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