Conrad Zero http://conradzero.com Dark Fiction Author Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:50:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.6 The Gloom Queen – Cover Reveal http://conradzero.com/gloom-queen-cover-reveal/ Sat, 11 Feb 2017 19:11:26 +0000 http://conradzero.com/?p=7562 Paranormal Anti-Romance, anyone? The Gloom Queen is coming soon!   Follow me on twitter or facebook for updates, and sign up here to get a free copy when it comes out!

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Wordbrew 2016 – The 4th Annual Local Author Showcase http://conradzero.com/wordbrew-2016-4th-annual-local-author-showcase/ Tue, 13 Dec 2016 06:40:05 +0000 http://conradzero.com/?p=7539 On Nov 20, 2016, I hosted the 4th annual Local Author Showcase at Acadia Cafe in Minneapolis, MN. This year, we called it Wordbrew, and it was a huge success. Speed Dating For Speculative Fiction 4 years ago, I’d been thinking of how to provide the MNSpec writers group with a public-facing event, something to show […]

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Free Sci-Fi and Horror Shows on Comet.tv http://conradzero.com/free-sci-fi-horror-shows-comet-tv/ Mon, 07 Nov 2016 17:55:52 +0000 http://conradzero.com/?p=7529 From their press release: COMET.TV has an incredible array of movies that you simply can’t get with a subscription to streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu. From wild adventures on Mars to critically acclaimed classics, COMET is the ultimate home of sci-fi and horror… and it’s all totally free, no subscriptions needed. I checked […]

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New and Improved Swearing – Sugar, Salt and other “Spice Words” http://conradzero.com/new-and-improved-swearing-sugar-salt-and-other-spice-words/ Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:00:43 +0000 http://conradzero.com/?p=7511 From Squick To Library-Friendly in Six Easy Spices Blame it on the word, “Eviscerated.” More specifically, blame it on this bit of dialog: “Did you kill him?” “Heck no! I just eviscerated him. He died all on his own.” That quote comes from my very first Invisible Flying Pony story. Until that moment in the […]

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Reading At Dreamhaven on 31 Aug 2016! http://conradzero.com/reading-dreamhaven-31-aug-2016/ Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:31:11 +0000 http://conradzero.com/?p=7498 I’ve been attending the Speculations series readings at Dreamhaven Books for years, and it’s an honor to be invited to read there myself! On Aug 31, I’ll be reading at Dreamhaven books in Minneapolis. This will be my first “solo gig” since the days of Jagged Spiral. (I think our last show was around 2011?) […]

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Free Writing Tool – Zenpen.io Simplifies Writing http://conradzero.com/free-writing-tool-zenpen-io-simplifies-writing/ Tue, 21 Jun 2016 02:46:16 +0000 http://conradzero.com/?p=7481 It doesn’t get much easier than zenpen.io. If you figured out how to view this blog post, then you’re qualified to write text and save it using the wonderfully minimalist and completely free writing tool. You type in the big open area. You hit Save when you’re done. If that’s too complicated for you, then […]

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Are Online Courses the New Non-Fiction Books? http://conradzero.com/online-courses-new-non-fiction-books/ Sat, 14 May 2016 03:15:45 +0000 http://conradzero.com/?p=7457 Confessions of an Online Course Collector Don’t know exactly how it started. I have a shelf overflowing with books about writing, publishing, marketing, philosophy and many other subjects, both savory and unsavory. But I noticed that recently my non-fiction book purchases have been fewer and further between. Was I slacking? Was I falling out of love […]

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How to Piss Off Your Email Subscribers With This One Crazy Trick! http://conradzero.com/piss-off-email-subscribers-one-crazy-trick/ Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:08:44 +0000 http://conradzero.com/?p=7444 I don’t sign up for many email lists. Once I do, it takes a lot to get me to unsubscribe. But I wanted to share a recent experience of how one fellow author succeeded in upsetting me enough to make me unsubscribe: I won’t name her here, but she’s awesome. I love her posts and […]

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Dark Fiction Book Review – Térata by Michael Allen O’Leary Jr. http://conradzero.com/dark-fiction-book-review-terata-michael-allen-oleary-jr/ Tue, 15 Mar 2016 16:26:15 +0000 http://conradzero.com/?p=7437 Monsters! Science Fiction! Fantasy! Horror! Térata does All The Things, drowns them in Red Bull, lights them on fire and throws them off a cliff. The title Térata is from the Greek meaning “Monsters,” but this is more than just a monster story. It crosses horror with science fiction and fantasy. But above all, Térata is full-throttle […]

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Looking Backwards Darkly – 2015 Year in Review http://conradzero.com/looking-backwards-darkly-2015-year-in-review/ http://conradzero.com/looking-backwards-darkly-2015-year-in-review/#respond Mon, 18 Jan 2016 14:08:36 +0000 http://conradzero.com/?p=7116 Don’t know about you, but I liked 2015. I wouldn’t trade my 2015 for SIX 2014s. Hope your 2015 was great, too. Here’s some highlights from last year, and a look at what’s to come… Goodbye Lemmy Ian Fraser Kilmister, better known as Lemmy, the demigod behind Motorhead finally ascended to full godhood. I’m reminded of […]

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