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Blog Post Mention for Cellar Door Authors

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on October 31, 2013 by David North-Martino

Greg Norris mentioned me in his blog post, along with some other amazing writers.  

“Rounding out the Table of Contents are such luminous authors as Tracy L Carbone, J Daniel Stone, K Trap Jones, and David North-Martino.”

http://gregorylnorris.blogspot.com/2013/10/new-release-flash-flood.html

http://www.amazon.com/David-North-Martino/e/B004TIM8WC/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_6

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Prisoners Trailer 2013

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on September 20, 2013 by David North-Martino

Prisoners (2013) looks like it’s going to explore similar themes as my short story “Malfeasance.” You can find “Malfeasance” in Epitaphs: The Journal of the New England Horror Writers.

My story was inspired by The Dershowitz Protocol, and Alan Dershowitz’s “ticking time bomb scenario.”

http://www.amazon.com/Epitaphs-Journal-England-Horror-Writers/dp/0982727593/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1379681074&sr=1-2

http://www.amazon.com/David-North-Martino/e/B004TIM8WC/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1379681072&sr=1-2-ent

How Art Made The World: More Human Than Human

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on September 20, 2013 by David North-Martino

This video inspired my story, “Stone Butterfly,” now appearing in the Cellar Door anthology.

http://www.amazon.com/Cellar-Door-Words-Beauty-Terror/dp/0615874975/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1379679842&sr=1-3&keywords=david+north-martino

Cellar Door

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on September 15, 2013 by David North-Martino

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My Story, “Stone Butterfly,” is included in this anthology of short fiction, poetry, photography, and art by 50 amazing contributors. 

Cellar Door

David’s Bio & Bibliography

Dark Dreams Podcast

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 28, 2013 by David North-Martino

Dark Dreams Podcast

Listen to my story “Graven Image” read by E.S. Wynn on Dark Dreams Podcast. Two stories by Mark Slade also included.

http://darkdreamspodcast.blogspot.com/2013/04/listen-to-new-episode-featuring-graven.html?spref=fb

2011 Goals Accomplished…Now onto 2012!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2011 by David North-Martino

2011 Goals Accomplished…Now onto 2012!

 

Every year I create a list of goals for every area in my life. Throughout the year I work on these goals and track my progress. Then, to keep myself honest, I commit to posting a list of some of my top accomplishments and some of the smaller ones as well. What a great year! 2011 has been my best year for accomplishments since 2006!  I finally feel like I have some momentum.

 

Education:

Graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts, (UMASS) Lowell with a BLA degree with concentrations in English and psychology.

 

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Final Classes:

Introduction to the Internet—Grade: A

Statistics—Grade: B

Writing Career:

 Sales:

Sold “The Language of Ice” short story to the Extinct Doesn’t Mean Forever Anthology: http://www.amazon.com/Extinct-Doesnt-Mean-Forever-ebook/dp/B004SUOWMU/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_1

 

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What this gave me besides a check and publishing credit:

Sold “Malfeasance” short story to Epitaphs: The Journal of the New England Horror Writers (an anthology). http://www.amazon.com/Epitaphs-Journal-England-Horror-Writers/dp/0982727593/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325263737&sr=8-1

 

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What it gave me besides a check and a publishing credit:

  • Accepted into my first print anthology.
  • A physical book with my name on the back cover.
  • My story included with a group of fantastic New England Writers including an award winning best-selling author and an award winning internationally best-selling author.
  • A physical book to place on the bookcase I inherited from my grandmother.
  • The privilege and honor to represent the New England Horror Writers.
  • My 2nd anthology credit of the year.
  • My editor (Tracy Carbone) gave me advice that has changed the way I write my stories
  • I gave my first reading at Anthocon in Portsmouth, NH.
  • I participated in my first signing at Anthocon in Portsmouth, NH.

 

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I reconnected with writing friends and made a ton of new writing friends.

I also sent out short stories to 9 markets this year.

Wrote 4 short stories this year and am halfway though another one.

Conventions:

Attended NECON.

Attended AnthoCon.

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Novels:

Wolves of Vengeance:

Completed edit using notes and suggestions from author extraordinaire Ray Garton.

Decided to remove 40k words to tighten story and go back to basics. Completed what will hopefully be the last major overhaul draft.

 Continued using Scrivener to write and structure novels.

Wrote synopsis for two more novels.

 Other:

Used Duotrope.com to research short story markets and keep up with the needs of publishers.

Donated to Duotrope.com

Paid Horror Writer’s Association (HWA) dues.

Martial Arts

Celebrated 24 years of martial arts training.

Taught private lessons in Tang Soo Do.

Learned Naihanchi Cho Dan and Ye Dan forms (Master Phil Critiqued forms).

I earned my Ee Dan black belt rank grade in Tang Soo Do from Grandmaster Rhee (9thDan).

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I had a student use the self-defense techniques I taught her to defend herself against a knife wielding potential serial killer and survive with only superficial wounds. Her victory is also mine. And I couldn’t be prouder.

Trained at Gould’s TKD (Tae Kwon Do/ Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan).

Trained with Master Phil in Jung Ki Kwan Hapkido.

Attended a tactical firearms training given by a State Trooper.

PNM Books: 

Sold GPS to upgrade.

Sold iPad.

Financial

Held family financial meetings.

Continued leveraging taxes to tax preparer.

Etc. 

Cars

Completed all regular maintenance and replaced headlamps in both vehicles.

Family

My Grandnephew Caolan Thomas was born!

 

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Supported my Dad by attending the Vet’s BBQ.

Visited Parents at Foxwoods.

Bought Patty flowers for Valentines Day.

Contacted my parents by phone each week.

Out to dinner with In-Laws to Outback.

Supported my wife with her diet.

Attended Sarah’s (niece) welcome home party from Kosovo.

John (nephew) returned from Afghanistan!

Called Mom for mother’s day.

Celebrated 16 years of marriage and 19 years together.

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Attend Father’s Day BBQ at in laws.

Had breakfast at Foxwoods for Mother’s birthday.

Met my Grandnephew.

Had my niece and nephew up and had pizza with them.

Put Grandmother’s picture up on bookcase that I inherited.

Visited Mom, Dad, Uncle Freddy, and visited Danielle’s new apartment.

Had Thanksgiving at In-Laws.

Christmas at the In-Laws.

Health

Lost approximately 12 lbs of fat (regained about 5 lbs because of injury and holidays).

Joined Planet Fitness  and used treadmill and/or elliptical at least 2x per week.

Began a running/elliptical program.

Dental Cleanings—no cavities.

Tried another medication but decided to go back on Protonix for now.

 Had a great physical: all systems normal.

Eye appointment: eyes have stayed the same.

Went to physical therapy to fix my shoulder and was discharged to independent training.

Friends:

Met up with Jason S. at Vet’s Bike and BBQ.

Trained in TKD and Hapkido with my friend Master Phil.  

Used social media to keep up with friends.

Home

Outfitted the patio with a table and a grill.

Had the HVAC fan fixed.

Changed rugs in upstairs bathroom.

Changed toilet seats in upstairs and downstairs bathroom.

Cleaned out kitchen cabinets.

Cleaned scuffs off walls.

Fixed flag holder and put up flag.

Had HVAC heating coil fixed.

Continued cleaning garage and study.

Got a quote for a new water heater and furnace.

Had front storm door handle fixed.

Had new water heater, furnace, and thermostat installed. 

Charity

United Way Keel Club of Leadership.

Soldiers’ Angels.

Received Operation Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn plaque for soldier support.

Food to local food pantry.

Donated clothing to charity.

Etc.

Travel

Seminar in Burlington, MA. Stayed in a Hyatt Suite.

Foxwoods, CT

Mohegan Sun, CT

AnthoCon in Portsmouth, NH

Fun

Joined Red Sox Nation.

Attended Earth, Wind & Fire concert at Mohegan sun.

Watched the Bruins win the Stanley Cup on the big screen!

Attended Motley Crue with Poison and New York Dolls at Mohegan.

Autumnfest 2011—Woonsocket

Computer

Joined Dropbox.com

Joined Twitter

Joined Flicker

Got an evernote account

Planning

Continued using the Anthony Robbins Rapid Planning Method (RPM). I’ve been using this planning system since 2001.

 

That’s all for 2011…now onto 2012!

Connect with me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/dnorthmartino

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review: Top Suspense Anthology

Posted in Writing with tags , , , , , , , on May 6, 2011 by David North-Martino

I really liked this anthology. It stared off a little slow but when it picked up, boy did it pick up. As soon as I got to “Remaindered” by Lee Goldberg it started chugging along, full speed ahead. This is a professionally written, polished, and edited e-book by writers who are at the top of their field. You really can’t go wrong by picking this up, especially for the price. It has a little something for everyone.

Here are some of my favorites in the order they appear:

“Remaindered” by Lee Goldberg: As I already mentioned, this is a great story. If you like humor with your murder and mayhem, you’ll like this one.

“Fire in the Sky” by Joel Goldman: this is a very nice period piece that’s flawlessly written. You get much of the same richness you’d find in a novel in this short story.

“The Baby Store” by Ed Gorman: think of the movie GATTICA, only darker. Gorman likes to punch you in the gut and leave you down for the count.

“The Chirashi Covenant” by Naomi Harahara: THE JOY LUCK CLUB meets THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. Need I say more?

“El Valiente en el Infierno” by Paul Levine: this could have been a very politically charged story but Levine manages to humanize both sides and offers us a lot to think about. Fantastic!

“A Handful of Dust” by Harry Shannon: Shannon shows just how close the line is between noir and horror—then he crosses it. I loved it!

Anyway, I think you get the picture. I highly recommend this anthology. Go on and read it and find your own favorites.

Get it at Amazon 

At it at Barnes & Noble