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Patrick McGinnity
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Writer, librarian, blogger, brewer of beer.
Writer, librarian, blogger, brewer of beer.

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I just learned that my contribution to the Arcane II Anthology (from Cold Fusion) was mentioned as one of the notable stories in the collection by Ellen Datlow in her anthology, Best Horror of the Year, Volume Six.

Not quite as cool as having a story reprinted in Datlow's anthology would have been, but I'll take it!

Arcane II is available from Amazon, in paperback and as an ebook, and my story is "The Dubious Apotheosis of Baskin Gough."

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"Patrick McGinnity's 'Hard Winter'...is wonderfully atmospheric and opaque in the right places." -- Walter Giersbach, author of Cruising the Green of Second Avenue. http://allotropiclucubrations.blogspot.com/

My story can now be bought as a standalone e-book from Amazon. 

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Reading #S. by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst so far is a mixed bag. I love the presentation, to start with. It is a beautifully bound imitation library book, and is solid as a rock, binding wise. The paper his patinaed to replicate the age of the book, and the hand-written annotations look convincing enough. Also, the story so far is pretty compelling. That said, I do most of my recreational reading in bed anymore, by the gentle glow of a lava lamp (so as not to wake whatever child is sharing my bed at the time). The convincing hand-scrawled notes throughout can be pretty hard to read in less than ideal light, especially those that appear to be in pencil. A further complication is that every couple of pages, something falls out of the book onto my chest (remember, reading in bed here). The book is chock full of marginalia and evidence of the annotator's research, and unlike those cool Secret History of Giants (or Mermaids, or Hobgoblins) books, the stuff doesn't come packed into attached envelopes--it's just there, until it falls out. So far it isn't a huge annoyance, except when it is something from a page other than the one I'm reading. I don't always hold the book tightly with two hands, so at times a piece of paper from a previous page will slip out after I have moved on. As a librarian, I am hoping that the book still holds together without all that stuff, because eventually bits will get lost. Anyway, I am hoping that the story justifies the presentation, at the same time I am luxuriating in interacting with such a finely produced book

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The first half of my rather weird novella "The Dubious Apotheosis of Baskin Gough" (first published in the wicked cool anthology ARCANE II) has been reprinted by a great new online zine by the name of Body Parts Magazine. The first issue is entitled Metempsychosis and also contains work by Carly Berg, Matthew David Brozik, Kirsty Logan, Oliver Lodge, Paul Lewellan, Kirsten Imani Kasai, Jesse Caverly. The second half should be in Issue #2, coming soon.

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As the new director of the Beaver Island District Library, I want to invite everyone I know, and those of you I don't to check us out online. We're also on Facebook, so you could "like" us if you'd like. And we are raising money to renovate our essentially nonexistent YA section, so if anyone feels inclined, you can donate on our website or through the FundRazr campaign on Facebook. No pressure though, we just like visitors, real or virtual.

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My first stab at self-publishing. It is a reprint that I have been having a hard time placing as such, but which I still like so much I can't bear to retire it just yet. Free to Amazon Prime members, but $.99 is the cheapest Amazon will let me list it at for everyone else. Please note, it is a single short story, not a collection or a novel.

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Anyone interested in a free (e)copy of ARCANE II? All you have to do is review it somewhere within 30 days. Not a bad deal, I'd say.

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Anyone with an eye for ebook cover design? I just posted a mock-up of my  a cover for my first ever e-book. I'd love to get some feedback. Cheers!

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