Saturday, January 7, 2012

Welcome One And All

Hello to all. I am Joseph Patchen and Chris has been wonderful to entrust me with reviews.

So you must be wondering what qualifies someone you have never heard about to review the works of others? And also be wondering, why should you trust that guy in the first place?

Well, I have been doing it for some time. During the 1980s I was a reviewer for the Fanzine WARK! out of Liverpool, England and I have a few literary and music reviews published here and there; most recently through the ever popular ASSOCIATED CONTENT.

But more importantly, I also write fiction. You can find my stories scattered about the Internet; again most recently at FLASHES IN THE DARK!, MICROHORROR, and THREE MINUTE PLASTIC, to name a few. I am one of the winners in the Saugus Ghost Story Contest for 2011. And to give my own plug you can find my CORPSES DON'T BLEED published through Bizarre Books on sale now at

And just as importantly, like all of you, I read and am serious about what I read. I promise you that I have a reputation for being fair but brutally honest. And as writers and readers who wish to be entertained ourselves, isn't that exactly what we want?

In return, I will ask for your comments with the same brutal honesty. Please feel free to disagree with me and tell me why. Let's together open up a dialogue so we can all enjoy and learn the lurid literature we all love. It makes us better writers, better consumers and better educated.

Thank you Chris for this opportunity and thank you readers for the chance to serve you.

See you soon with my first review.

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