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Posted in Uncategorized on February 12, 2013 by Armand Rosamilia

Another great lesson from Robert Chazz Chute for the rest of us!

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Rules? For renegades and free thinkers? Isn’t suggesting blog comment etiquette for people like us antithetical to our natures? No. Even badasses like us have a code we live by. The modern Ronin do not have lords we serve, but in our hearts, we are still Samurai. The Internet is the Old West, but even Texas had expectations of how people should conduct themselves in public.

What spurred this post

Sometimes I notice comments that afflict bloggers. This isn’t about me, by the way, you’re all awesome. However, those negative commenters irritate me. I’m not talking about Internet trolls. Trolls should be ignored completely. I define a troll as anyone who says something nasty enough that, without the protection of anonymity and distance, they’d be walking away from the conversation with a bloody nose.

Today I’m talking about nasty people who think they’re contributing to a conversation but mostly they’re stirring up…

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Posted in Uncategorized on January 26, 2013 by Armand Rosamilia

25 Things You Should Know About Writing Horror – reblog of a reblog… good stuff!

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I found this post over at terribleminds.com the home of fellow author Chuck Wending, and wanted to share it with you.

1. At The Heart Of Every Tale, A Squirming Knot Of Worms

Every story is, in its tiny way, a horror story. Horror is about fear and tragedy, and whether or not one is capable of overcoming those things. It’s not all about severed heads or blood-glutton vampires. It’s an existential thing, a tragic thing, and somewhere in every story this dark heart beats. You feel horror when John McClane sees he’s got to cross over a floor of broken glass in his bare feet. We feel the fear of Harry and Sally, a fear that they’re going to ruin what they have by getting too close or by not getting too close, a fear that’s multiplied by knowing you’re growing older and have nobody to love you. In…

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Posted in Uncategorized on January 18, 2013 by Armand Rosamilia

Interview With Dale Comstock from Miami Spy Games

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Welcome – Please enjoy this guest post from my good friend Armand Rosamilia. Armand’s latest work is called “Miami Spy Games” – it’s a fast-paced action thriller with Russians, top secret weapons and zombies…check it out!

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Dale Comstock plays a key role in my Miami Spy Games spy thriller series, and I thought it would be fun to take a moment and chat with the man that actually inspired the character in the story… Dale Comstock himself, a larger than life American Bad Ass who was gracious enough to let us use him in the book. Take it away, Dale!

Give the readers a little background on Dale Comstock

I am the son of a 20-year Army-Vietnam veteran. I joined the Army right after my father retired and I graduated high school in 1981. I enlisted and stayed in for 20 years too, and my son is now in the…

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Posted in Uncategorized on January 18, 2013 by Armand Rosamilia

Even Kids Can Read This… my guest post on Brent Abell’s fine site

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AR PICIf I were to name one of the biggest helps with getting my writing career off the ground it would be this guy, the man with the wicked goatee, and the zombie guru… Armand Rosamilia.  His work lately has branched off into the world of spies and from what I’ve read, he’s made the spy genre his own.  Of course, there is still ‘Zombie’ in the title…

Now for your pleasure, I bring you a few words from the man himself.  I do admit, my mother is not a big fan of what I write either, but she’s not the intended audience.  Sorry mom, that’s just how it is.

Miami Spy Games

 Even Your Kids Can Read This

 Armand Rosamilia

I tend to write adult stories. OK, I write really adult stories, with plenty of profanity, sexual situations and violence. Most of my work my own mother won’t read, especially…

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Posted in Uncategorized on January 16, 2013 by Armand Rosamilia

The Progression of The Story on Lee Allen Howard’s fine blog

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Every story, no matter how long or short, begins with a kernel of an idea. I like to call it the What If? moment. With MIAMI SPY GAMES the basic idea presented to me was, “What if there was a weapon that could turn people into zombies?”

That was what was pretty much dropped into my lap when Hobbes End Publishing came to me with the idea to write this story. I love a challenge, and when they gave me the three main characters and not much about them, I was even happier. I was allowed to create the story as I wanted, and it wasn’t being treated as some kind of adaptation, where I’m given pages and pages of notes and storylines and forced to implement them.

MIAMI SPY GAMES: ZOMBIE GUN by Armand RosamiliaIt’s always fun when you’re given the keys to another kingdom, I suppose. But you know what ended up happening? MIAMI SPY…

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Posted in Uncategorized on January 16, 2013 by Armand Rosamilia

How To Market A Spy Thriller With Zombies In 2013

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Armand Rosamilia is the badass author of Miami Spy Games and much more. Today he guest blogs on leveraging cross-genre marketing for more book sales and happier readers.

Is it a spy story? A thriller? A zombie tale? Yes. Yes. Yes. But so much more!

I’ve self-published many a novella and short story in my time writing, and they have been pretty straight-forward in regards to subgenre: the Dying Days series is about zombies, Skulls And Bones collection is horror, Keyport Cthulhu is Lovecraftian horror, Death Metal was a thriller, and the Birthday Series (writing as K. Lee Thorne) is erotica. Regardless, there were a few slight mixes of genre, but I could put a finger on each pretty quickly when asked.

Miami Spy Games? Not so fast. The fun, for me as a writer, is knowing I have a great publisher backing me up in Hobbes End…

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Posted in Uncategorized on January 15, 2013 by Armand Rosamilia

Miami Spy Games: Fast Paced Writing

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Today I once again hand my blog over to a guest, and today it is none other than the incredibly talented Armand Rosamilia, who is here to talk about his new novel, and the collection of interlinking novellas that comprise it; Miami Spy Games.

Take it away Armand, knock ém dead… well, not literally of course, because then, well, nobody would buy you books…

Miami Spy Games: Fast Paced Writing

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Writing with a deadline (whether self-imposed or because of a publisher) looming is always a fun time. For me, anyway. I like the challenge of watching the clock and getting worked into a frenzy as the minutes and hours tick away and I get more and more words down, closer to the goal.

Often, during the year, I will find an anthology or three I see with a theme that catches my eye, and write a story for it. Some of…

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Posted in Uncategorized on January 14, 2013 by Armand Rosamilia

Writing Someone Else’s Character Idea

Posted in Uncategorized on January 14, 2013 by Armand Rosamilia

Setting As Character Guest Blog post today!

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Y’all know I like to bring new folks to your attention. Here’s a fella that is hella nice and writes some truly kick ass zombie fiction. I mean Armand is truly out on the edge. He’s got a new one out and here he is to let you know a bit about the flavor of the story.

And the best way to support my guests is to buy their shizzle. Go look around Armand’s website, check out his amazon page, or just click the link below to go straight to the book! If you want crazy zombie action you will not be disappointed.

Without further ado:

Miami Spy Games

Miami Becomes A Character

Armand Rosamilia

As hard as it is to believe, Miami is where Miami Spy Games is set. I know, crazy! As with most of my stories, I take great care in choosing the perfect setting for a…

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Posted in Uncategorized on January 13, 2013 by Armand Rosamilia

“Miami Spy Games” Sample Chapter!

Posted in Uncategorized on January 12, 2013 by Armand Rosamilia

“In Memoriam” by Brent Abell reviewed!

Dreadful Tales

In Memoriam

I had no idea what to expect from In Memoriam because Brent Abell and I exchanged stories on a whim. What I received is a novella full of despair, death, gore and manifestations. Does Abell’s debut novella etch itself into memory, or does it fade away like the ghosts of the past?

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Posted in Uncategorized on December 30, 2012 by Armand Rosamilia

Robert Chazz Chute needs to be followed!

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I used to have this fantasy about being a writer: I’d take vengeance on all my enemies through a thin veil. (Did that and continue to do so. Ha! Take that, Norman!) I’d make serious money. (Not yet. Working on it. So far, it’s just cartoon money.) And finally, instead of an acknowledgments page I’d have a “Ha! Told you so! Page”. I wanted to say I did it all on my own. I believed what Hitchcock said about film: A writer needs a pen, a painter a brush and a director, an army.” He was wrong. We write in solitude, but it takes an army to get it produced, pretty and read. Here, in no particular order, are my four-star generals and uber-admirals:

1. Kit Foster of KitFosterDesign.com. He’s a graphic artist who is really good for indie authors (and trad authors, too). His book covers are great…

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