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Michael Aronovitz

answers the Usual Questions

Writer Michael Aronovitz, photograph courtesy of the author; 158x160

Says author Michael Aronovitz in his blog, "If you are anything like me, you are happiest when you are writing, or rather, in the middle of writing a piece that of course, is not working. They never quite do. We are always in the process of fixing it, getting it right, finding the jewel of the page, of the paragraph, of the sentence, that makes the initial vision better than what it seemed when we dreamed it up in the shower."

Has your interaction with fans, for example, at conventions, affected your work?

Yes. I recently attended the World Horror Convention in New Orleans, where Centipede Press launched my first novel titled Alice Walks. I met up with my mentor S.T. Joshi and William F. Nolan (author of Logan's Run) as well as many other writers. It was awesome.

Is there any particular incident (a letter, a meeting, a comment that stands out?

Ellen Datlow's panel concerning editing was enlightening.

Do you have a favourite author or book (or writer or film or series) that has influenced you or that you return to?

Favorite author Stephen King. Favorite film Halloween. Favorite new director, Ursula Dabrowsky (Family Demons, Inner Demon). Ursula lives in Australia and is the next big name in horror. Bank on it.

Who is the person you would most like to be trapped in a lift with? or a spaceship?

Ozzy. (The rocker of course)

Who is the person you would most DISlike to be trapped in a lift with? Or a spaceship?

Matt Lauer (The Today Show)

What would you pack for space? (Is there a food, beverage, book, teddy bear, etc that you couldn't do without?)

Hacker Pschorr Original Oktoberfest

What is the most important thing you would like to get/achieve from your work?

Engaging fiction, that's all.

What is the special satisfaction of your work?

Anyone reading it.

submitted by Michael Aronovitz

10 September 2013

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Just the facts:
Born: 9/23/61
Resides: Philadelphia PA
Bibliography/Awards: No awards. My story How Bria Died was featured in Paula Guran's The Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror, 2011. I just had my first novel Alice Walks put out by Centipede Press. In February Horrified Press will release my dark collection The Voices in Our Heads and Hippocampus Press is putting out my apocalyptic piece The Witch of the Wood in April. I also have reviews up on Hellnotes and Chiarascuro.

Web site: alicewalks.html


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