This past autumn I received some unfortunate news: Hazardous Press, the publisher of my book The Horse Thieves and Other Tales of the New West, is going on indefinite hiatus. While this means that all rights to the book have reverted back to me, it also means that Horse Thieves will be out of print for the foreseeable future until I find a new publisher. I do have a scant number of copies available that I will have for sale at events or by special order, but they are extremely limited.
In the meantime, though, there's lots of other news to report. First off, I finished the final draft of my latest novel, titled Abe Titterman and the Key to the Universe. It's a sci-fi space opera for all ages, and I currently have it out to several publishers.
I've also started a social media campaign on my Facebook and Instagram pages using the hashtag #ReadLikeAWriter. One piece of advice that's been passed onto me as a writer and that I pass on to others in my writing workshops is to read more, and to read like a writer. This means taking note of things that work particularly well along with things that don't. I'd like to share some of these passages with you and encourage others to do the same using the #ReadLikeAWriter hashtag. Here's an example:
Finally, are you on Goodreads? You can follow me there as well for updates about what I'm reading and working on. Plus, you can comment on my reviews, leave your own reviews of my books, and get into all kinds of mischief. Hope to see you there!
Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you all soon!
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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