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Fill The Void

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Last year, I was invited on to this fascinating writing project: FILL THE VOID — a collaboration of sixteen authors on a single storyline. Each author was randomly assigned a chapter to write in this novel. Undertaking this ambitious project was Dawn Shea, Editor and Owner of D&T Publishing. My chapter, "Chapter 2 — Lonnie," was written with some of my old high school classmates in mind. I have enjoyed working with this group of writers and reading the twists and turns that the story has taken over the last few months. AND my inclusion in this collaboration satisfies my 2021 goal to have a dozen pieces published independently (not counting Sisyphus Pubs or poetry publications). I encourage readers to pick it up (anticipated release date September, 2021)! Fill the Void, Cover art by Don Noble The end of times. Does it come as a whisper or a bang? Between these pages, sixteen authors put together a story of Armageddon. Each chapter written by a different author with varying

CIPA / EVVY Awards

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I am thrilled to announce that Corpse Honey was awarded First Place for Horror and Second Place for Cover Design at the 27th Annual CIPA/EVVY Book Awards Banquet!

Interview: Josh's Worst Nightmare

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Last week, I was invited for an interview on Josh's Worst Nightmare Podcast! On it, Josh and I discuss the "corruption of nature" trope found in my work (and in modern horror/fantasy in general) and how it relates to the broader topic of biological horror. I think you'll agree, it's a fascinating topic! Check it out! Listen HERE  

CIPA/EVVY Award Finalist!

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  Corpse Honey has made the Finalist List for the 2021 CIPY EVVY Awards! And not just in the Horror Category, but also the Technical Category (for Cover Design) competing against 250+ titles from authors around the word! I am absolutely thrilled!!!! Check it out.... HERE

Updated Website!

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  I have FINALLY gotten around to updating my website! As a print designer, web applications tend to pose a bit of a conundrum... but WIX made it easy on me! Eventually, I had to hire some help. Although I chafe at the notion, I must admit that I am VERY pleased with the results. My web designer made this better than I ever could have by myself.  I will be transferring most of my old blog posts to the new site, but will keep the Blogspot active as a mirror site for some time to come.  In the meantime, please visit: michaelpicco.com

Colorado Independent Publishers Association

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  I am proud to announce that I am now a member of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association! The Colorado Independent Publishers Association ("CIPA" for short), is a nonprofit statewide cooperative of authors, independent book publishers and publishing professionals. CIPA was founded in 1992 as a lunch group by a small group of independent publishers. CIPA’s Mission is to encourage cooperative efforts and the free exchange of information, experience and expertise to help our members achieve and prosper while also assisting the writing and marketing of their books through cooperative ventures, education and networking.

Interview with Black Beacon Books

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  Full Interview Here