Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Philly Fiction author releases new collection of horror tales

Seven Deadly Pleasures, Michael AronovitzMichael Aronovitz, who contributed the father/son piece "The Big Picture" (noted for its "genuine emotion" by Philadelphia Magazine) to the original Philly Fiction (Don Ron Books, 2006), recently released a selection of horror-fantasy tales. Seven Deadly Pleasures (Hippocampus Press, 2009) is Aronovitz's second collection of supernatural stories, following 2002's Twisted Campfire Tales.

Seven Deadly Pleasures is available through Hippocampus or online retailers and can be ordered through independent Philadelphia bookstores.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Philly Fiction 2, "as heard on WXPN"

xpn Live at the Writers House
The podcast for WXPN's LIVE at the Writers House featuring authors from Philly Fiction 2 is now online. It is episode 80 of the LIVE series and can streamed for free through the website of the Kelly Writers House. Hosted by XPN DJ Michaela Majoun, the show features excerpts of stories by Christine Flanagan, Elise Juska, John Carroll, Kelly McQuain, and Benjamin Matvey, and a musical performance by Flora Lee.

philly fictionMany thanks to the Writers House, WXPN, and all the audience members, live and on the airwaves. Enjoy the show!

Go to for more about Philly Fiction 2 and the stories heard on this show.