Annie Neugebauer

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Annie Neugebauer is a Bram Stoker Award-nominated author with work appearing and forthcoming in more than a hundred publications, including magazines such as Cemetery Dance, Apex, and Black Static, as well as anthologies such as Year’s Best Hardcore Horror Volume 3 and #1 Amazon bestseller Killing It Softly. She’s a member of the Horror Writers Association and a columnist for Writer Unboxed and LitReactor. She lives in Texas with two crazy cute cats and a husband who’s exceptionally well-prepared for the zombie apocalypse. You can visit her at www.AnnieNeugebauer.com for news, poems, organizational tools for writers, and more.


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Annie Neugebauer First of all, you should know that this problem is more common than people let on, so please don’t feel embarrassed. You’ve done the right thing by…moreFirst of all, you should know that this problem is more common than people let on, so please don’t feel embarrassed. You’ve done the right thing by reaching out, because education is the most powerful tool (besides maybe a jackhammer, or possibly Ashton Kutcher).

The most accessible way to distinguish between the two is scent. Before you bite into the item, take a deep whiff. Does it smell of butter, brown sugar, and melty chocolate goodness? If so, it’s most likely a chocolate chip cookie. Does it smell of moldy castle walls, locked trunks full of secrets, and erotic despair? If so, you’re probably holding a gothic romance.

If scent isn’t enough, you might be able to use taste. Caress the item gently; now lick your fingers. Dust? Gothic romance. Crumbs? Chocolate chip cookie. Both? Cookie that’s been left out for too long.

If your taste buds are confused, try touch. No matter how immense, a chocolate chip cookie is usually fairly light – even if that sucker is loaded up with nuts and junk. A gothic romance, however, is heavy enough to make your wrist tired after about twenty minutes of propping it up. Still confused? Try balancing the item on your head. If you’re able to walk quickly without it falling off, it’s a cookie. If not, it’s a gothic romance.

And finally, if all else fails, you can always resort to reading before biting. While biting a gothic romance can result in a chipped tooth, the worst that can happen from reading a chocolate chip cookies is hunger and faint dissatisfaction.

I hope that helps. Best of luck with your future endeavors!(less)
Annie Neugebauer I would say that my love of literature stems from both, more than one influencing the other, per say. Or rather, they both influence each other…moreI would say that my love of literature stems from both, more than one influencing the other, per say. Or rather, they both influence each other constantly. I fell in love with poetry and prose simultaneously, and not necessarily distinctly. To me they have always been two parts of a larger whole.

My poetry is influenced by novels; most of my poems tell a story or at least set a scene that feels like part of a larger story. And my book of poetry is definitely narrative in nature.

Likewise, my novels tend to be poetic. Many of my concepts and most of my stand-out scenes come to me in flashes, like a poem, where before I know how I’ll say it or what it will do, I can *taste* the mood or the tone or the imagery. My prose, too, leans toward poetic devices to convey meaning. For me, beauty is a vital and integral part of all literature, including novels. Poetry has also taught me magnitudes when it comes to line editing. Nothing teaches you the importance of individual words and phrases quite like the poem. :)

Thanks for the great question!(less)
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Youthful Dreams and the Surprisingly Cool Nature of Reality

Y’all. I made it.

Glove Box” made the final ballot for the 2018 Bram Stoker Awards®! I am absolutely shocked and thrilled. I’ve gasped and grinned and danced and cried. I’m officially a two-time nominee, and it feels like a dream come true. (Winning would be the ultimate dream, of course, but I am not above a mini-dream or two.) What an incredible honor!

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Annie Neugebauer David wrote: "Thanks for letting me join you, Annie. I saw that we have similar literary interests--some very close and some diverse. I knew some Neugebauers in Texas growing up. Is that also your family?"

I'm always happy to connect with book people! And wow, yes, it does look like we have quite a lot of books in common. There are actually many Neugebauers in Texas (common German surname, lots of German farmers here), and some of them are mine. :)


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David K. Lemons Thanks for letting me join you, Annie. I saw that we have similar literary interests--some very close and some diverse. I knew some Neugebauers in Texas growing up. Is that also your family?


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Annie Neugebauer Chad B. wrote: "Thank you Annie for the Goodreads connect :)
Wishing you the very best in 2014!

Chad"


Thank you! You too.


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