Shades & Shadows 5

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Coming to rock your world with fantastic tales of murder, mayhem, and maybe a little bit of woe, another amazing lineup of spectacular authors. For our fifth installment of Shades & Shadows, we bring you:

Mike Buckley is a fiction writer whose work has appeared in The Best American Non Required Reading, The Alaska Quarterly Review, and The Southern California Review, among other national journals.  He has been nominated for various awards, including the Pushcart Prize.  His debut collection of short stories, Miniature Men, was released in 2009. He is a practicing Creative Futurist, focusing on using Science Fiction prototyping to change corporate and governmental policy.

Mike Robinson has been writing since age 7, when his story “Aliens In My Backyard!” became a runaway bestseller, topping international charts (or maybe that was also just a product of his imagination). He has since published fiction in a dozen magazines, literary anthologies and podcasts. His debut novel, Skunk Ape Semester, released by Solstice Publishing, was a Finalist in the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Currently he’s the managing editor of Literary Landscapes, the official magazine of the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society. His supernatural novels The Green-Eyed Monster, Negative Space (both part of The Enigma of Twilight Falls trilogy) and The Prince of Earth are all available. He also co-authored Hurakan’s Chalice, the third installment of Aiden James’ bestselling “Talisman Chronicles” series. His most recent book is Too Much Dark Matter, Too Little Gray: A Collection of Weird Fiction. You can find him on Amazon, Facebook, and at  his “Skunk Ape Semester” website,, and his Cryptopia Blog,

Michael Paul Gonzalez is a writer living in Los Angeles, CA. He is the author of Angel Falls, a satirical adventure where Satan has to save the universe from other ancient deities. His new novel, Miss Massacre’s Guide to Murder and Vengeance is newly released. It’s the tale of a woman with no legs and unlimited ammunition who’s on a drug-addled quest for revenge. He is the founder of ThunderDome Press, and has published short stories in the Booked. Podcast Anthology, Appalachian Undead (Apex Press), Gather Kindling, Colored Chalk, and various places around the web. Join the fun at or take a tour of hell over at You can also find him on Amazon.

Adam Cushman‘s stories have appeared in over three dozen literary journals including The St. Petersburg Review, The Ampersand Review, and Pindeldyboz. His first novel Cut is published by Black Mountain Press. He holds an MFA from Columbia University and is a contributing editor at Trop (

Sherri Smith By day she works in a monster factory, at night she writes by the glow of her laptop.  Sherri L. Smith is the award-winning author of five Young Adult novels including the 2009 California Book Awards Gold Medalist, Flygirl—a World War II adventure the Washington Post named a best book of the year.  Her latest novel is the “cli-fi” adventure, Orleans.  You can find her at

Carl Crew

Books will be available for purchase at the event, and if you ask very nicely, you might even get your copy signed by the author.

At the California Institute of AbnormalArts
11334 Burbank Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
$10 at the door.
Doors at 8:00 p.m., show begins at 8:30.
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