Justin Alcala: Winner of the Horror Writers Association Diversity Award
Justin Alcala Blog » Urban Fantasy
by justinalcala
9M ago
Say again? Are you telling me I won? How cool is this? HWA Announcement The Horror Writer’s Association would like to thank everyone who applied for scholarships in 2023. The initiative of applicants makes it possible to provide these invaluable opportunities to connect, learn, grow, and imagine what might be next for the genre. Whether it’s a haunting novel or a groundbreaking thesis, a riveting collection of poetry or a jaw-dropping new script, the horror writers of the world have been busy. These scholarships provide more than just money; they provide the chance for the winners to learn fr ..read more
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YOUR NEXT CHRISTMAS READ: Dim Fairy Tales by Justin Alcala
Justin Alcala Blog » Urban Fantasy
by justinalcala
1y ago
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“A Dead End Job” Is Here
Justin Alcala Blog » Urban Fantasy
by justinalcala
2y ago
I give you A DEAD END JOB Join Ned the undead hitman as he interns for Death. If you love absurdist fiction, urban fantasy or sarcastically fun books, this is the one for you. Find out why Publisher’s Weekly named it “Best Book of the Week” and why Speculative Fiction Foundation made it one of its top picks. Get it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo Books or wherever great books are sold! ! ! Get it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble or wherever else great books are sold. A Dead-End Job https://www.amazon.com/dp/1956136088/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_4YXEZCB013WEFX6APWEQ Death needs a vacation. B ..read more
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Hahaha! You have to take this A DEAD END JOB Quiz to learn about your weapon of immortal destruction
Justin Alcala Blog » Urban Fantasy
by justinalcala
2y ago
“Lilith, my oldest work-friend since… well, friends became a thing. Unmentionables weren’t around when dinosaurs and other eat-poop-then-die creatures were on Earth. It’s only when sentience became all the rage that God cut off her finger and gave it to me as Lilith, divine retribution for anyone bold enough to manipulate the cosmic work schedule. Since then, Lilith has, and always will be, the most dangerous weapon in existence. While I used her special holy abracadabra to transform Lilith into a scythe, she adjusts to the user’s character in order to be the best possible work tool. So if you ..read more
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The Long Game: A Success Story for Writers
Justin Alcala Blog » Urban Fantasy
by justinalcala
2y ago
4 minute read The illusion of success is that it came overnight. It’s easy to understand why. Who doesn’t like to think that one great idea, or one focused effort, can make our dreams come true? As a culture, we glorify the rags to riches story. We celebrate athletes, businesses, and stars that seem to come out of nowhere and take the world by storm. But while these cases arise, the prevalent success story comes from grit, endurance, and a desire to develop.   One of my favorite authors, Neil Gaiman, once told a story on his Masterclass session about a timeworn work that still l ..read more
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Check Out Justin Alcala’s Spotify Interview on YOUR INNER NERD
Justin Alcala Blog » Urban Fantasy
by justinalcala
2y ago
Join me on YOUR INNER NERD PODCAST. Let’s talk “A Dead End Job,” writing, history facts and Dungeons and Dragons on Spotify & Anchor. Link in bio or copy/paste the below URL… We talk A DEAD END JOB, history facts and Dungeons and Dragons ..read more
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A Dead End Job is the perfect Stocking Stuffer
Justin Alcala Blog » Urban Fantasy
by justinalcala
2y ago
The Ghost of Christmas Future has his own intern, and they’re looking to give season’s beatings to anyone who tries to cheat Death. Put this award winning urban fantasy novel in your cart today ..read more
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Readers Love A DEAD END JOB by Justin Alcala
Justin Alcala Blog » Urban Fantasy
by justinalcala
2y ago
Readers Love A DEAD END JOB by Justin Alcala ..read more
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“The Last Stop” Yesterday’s Goosebumps Today!
Justin Alcala Blog » Urban Fantasy
by justinalcala
2y ago
“What a lame day to die. It was Friday, possibly the best time of the week for any seventh grader, it was ruined. People should die on Mondays. That sounds right.” -Morrigan, The Last Stop Morrigan’s family needs out of the city. So they move to suburbia where her special needs brother, Asher, is closer to his treatments. Life in a little town though isn’t what it’s cracked up to be and soon Morrigan grows tired of discourteous classmates, quiet streets and strange neighbors. What’s worse, she and her tag along brother are the last ones dropped off every day on the school bus, dragging out her ..read more
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Publisher’s Weekly just named “A DEAD END JOB” BEST BOOKS
Justin Alcala Blog » Urban Fantasy
by justinalcala
2y ago
Big WOW! Publisher’s Weekly just named “A DEAD END JOB” BEST BOOKS this week along w/ a generous review. I couldn’t be more honored. Check out the link in my bio and don’t forget to preorder your copy. https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-953539-92-2 ..read more
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