Withersin Magazine, Spring 2010… (Reminder Post!)

This is a reminder post for what is clearly one of the best designed Horror Digests on the market.  I believe it’s available in a few bookstores in the lit. journal section, so there’s distribution to my knowledge.  It might be available at The Horror Mall, too.  Or you can just order direct from their homepage.  But at close to 300 pages, you get not one, not two, but THREE ISSUES in ONE! I have a piece in the most recently released edition: Withersin – Arsenic.  It’s a bit on the pricey side, but well worth it.  If you’re a fan of horror, you’re missing out.  Their interviews, reviews, and non-fiction articles get five stars automatically.  Their artwork is award-winning.  Get your copy today.

WITHERSIN MAGAZINE: Early Spring 2010

*Turpentine – Iodine – Arsenic*

And remember, each thick-filled issue is actually THREE issues in one!

ORDER WITHERSIN w. LAWRENCE DAGSTINE:

www.withersin.com

Edited by Misty Gersley

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Visitation Rights, Amazon Kindle… (Reminder Post!)

Many of you have probably been wondering where the heck I’ve been, blogging two, three times per month.  Well, lately I’m going through a very hectic divorce.  Yes, I’ve split up and moved away from my now ex-significant other.  We shared four wonderful years together as a couple, gave birth to a scifi nut for a toddler, but with a 70% divorce rate in the United States, hey, sometimes these things are not meant to last.  On June 10th (and maybe beyond), it’s all about who gets the custody and visitation and when and where (I’ll probably get the kid on the weekends).  But New York Court can be a dragging process when it comes to this.  I’d like to thank all of my friends I grew up with in Manhattan, my friends in Brooklyn, all of my very supportive friends–all 2,500 of you–on Facebook, for cheering me up, for being there for me.  Even though there is more legal stuff ahead, a lot of you took the teary moments and depression away.  I’d like to also thank you for your privacy concerning all these family matters at this time.  Sometimes love is not meant forever.  What this does mean, however, is I need to get my ass writing more when all this is over.  I have a roof over my head.  It’s a room… cozy… $500 a month with utilities (I know peeps), and for a Native New Yorker and Bohemian like myself it will suit me just fine.  I feel as if I’ll get more work done now.  Perhaps better work, as I’ll be able to concentrate.  Oddly enough though, the way the visitation proceedings are playing out—minus the paranormal elements, of course—they’re roughly 70% similar to my first Amazon Kindle title: Visitation Rights. 

VISITATION RIGHTS: by Lawrence Dagstine

for Amazon Kindle and most other Digital Readers/Platforms

Sometimes very small fragments of art imitate life…

…and sometimes very small fragments of life imitate art.

Damnation Books – Direct Link:

http://www.damnationbooks.com/book.php?isbn=9781615720088

Other Amazon Kindle & eBook Titles by Dagstine:

https://lawrencedagstine.com/ebooks-kindle-dagstine/

ISBN 13: 978-1-61572-008-1
ISBN 10: 1-61572-008-1

Welcome to my life…

FRESH BLOOD by Lawrence Dagstine… (PDF and E-Format!)

My 2009 debut short story collection, FRESH BLOOD, filled with 160 pages of dark science fiction stories and twisted horror tales is now coming to PDF/e-Format.  You can get it from one of the largest RPG retailers on the Web. DriveThruRPG.com! Or, for just a few dollars more, you can splurge for the print copy and see what all of last summer’s buzz was about. Just do a search for “Sam’s Dot Publishing”.  It might take a while for the publisher’s page to go up.

Vampires * Zombies * Ghosts * Giant Lizards * Alternate Universes

FRESH BLOOD: TALES FROM THE SPECULATIVE GRAVEYARD

Published by Sam’s Dot Publishing

Author: Lawrence R. Dagstine

FRESH BLOOD in PDF/E-Format - ISBN: 978-0-9819696-2-6

Order the PDF or e-Version for upload to your readers at… DriveThruRPG.com:

www.drivethrustuff.com

For a little more, the softcover version at The Genre Mall:

http://www.genremall.com/anthologiesr.htm#freshblood

Fresh Blood by Lawrence Dagstine - PRINT VERSION

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Withersin Magazine, January 2010… (Now Available!)

First, a Healthy and Happy New Year to those who follow this blog homepage.  Next, I’m starting off 2010 with the latest issue of Withersin, No. #3.3, themed: Arsenic. Published three issues per year by Misty Gersley, Withersin is a glossy, beautiful art-filled mag of horror and non-fiction relating to the paranormal and more.  You can find it in some chain bookstores, or pre-order the issue by following the link below.

WITHERSIN MAGAZINE – January 2010

Issue #3.3 – Theme: Arsenic

ORDER THE ISSUE – SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

www.withersin.com

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Lawrence Dagstine: “eBooks & Kindle for the Holidays…”

Nothing says Christmas 2009 better than a good old-fashioned eBook, Digital Short Story, or Amazon Kindle title by Lawrence R. Dagstine.  Less than $5.00!

MERRY DIGITAL CHRISTMAS

"Visitation Rights" by Lawrence Dagstine

Story: “Visitation Rights”
Type: Paranormal Drama
Pub: Damnation Books, 2009
www.damnationbooks.com

ISBN 13: 978-1-61572-008-1
ISBN 10: 1-61572-008-1

"The Freak from the Past" by Lawrence Dagstine

Story: “The Freak from the Past”

Pub: Steampunk Tales #2, 2009
www.steampunktales.com

Featuring 10 Semi-Pro & Professional Authors

More E-Stories Coming 2010-2011

KINDLE  *  SONY  eREADER  *  iPHONE/iPOD TOUCH  *  PDA/SMART PHONES

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Lawrence Dagstine: “Happy Halloween 2009…”

TRICK OR TREAT

HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2009

from Lawrence Dagstine

(I love scarecrows; had to go with a scarecrow theme this year)

However, in case you love zombies, werewolves, vampires, and lizards…

Still Available from Sam’s Dot Publishing & The Genre Mall:

 

http://www.genremall.com/anthologiesr.htm#freshblood

Damnation Books: “Visitation Rights” by Lawrence Dagstine

Welcome to the Internet premiere of my paranormal story in digital format, Visitation Rights.  It is available for download to practically all manners of reading devices, and at a very affordable price.  Read it on the bus, the subway, in your bed, or in the park.  Visitation Rights (a different kind of ghost story; you’ll never see the ending coming), published by Damnation Books: www.damnationbooks.com

"Visitation Rights" by Lawrence Dagstine

"Visitation Rights" by Lawrence Dagstine

 
Damnation Books: 
 

www.damnationbooks.com

AMAZON KINDLE (order direct):

http://www.amazon.com/Visitation-Rights-ebook/dp/B002LLNFUI/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1251364206&sr=1-4

MY eBooks & Kindle page:

https://lawrencedagstine.com/ebooks-kindle-dagstine/

ISBN 13: 978-1-61572-008-1 
ISBN 10: 1-61572-008-1

With that said, join Damnation Books at KILLERCON 2009 this September in the biggest convention state in the U.S.: Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Damnation Books, September 2009… (coming soon!)

Press release 1 of 3, copied and pasted below:

Coming Soon to Damnation Books

Damnation Books

Damnation Books

Trade Paperbacks, Novellas, Novelettes, e-Books and e-Stories

www.damnationbooks.com

DEBUTING AT KILLERCON 2009

25 Author Roster:

On September 1, 2009, Damnation Books opens for business with the following authors and titles:
Amy Grech – Blanket of White – Horror Novel length Short Story Collection
Christian Saunders – Apartment 14F: an Oriental Ghost Story – Paranormal/Horror Novella
Collette Thomas – Deadly Games Book 1 in Todd Hollow Series – Thriller/Erotica novel
Cory Cramer – Symptoms of a Broken Heart – Horror/Erotica Novella
Ed Erdelac – Dubaku – Horror Novella
Edward P. McDermott – On the Lake where the Loons Cry – Thriller Short story
Mark Edward Hall – The Haunting of Sam Cabot – Horror/Psychological Novella
Geoff Chaucer – Concubine – Horror/Erotica Short story
James Dorr – The Garden – Science Fiction Novella
Jason Kahn – The Killer Within – Thriller Short story
Joel Arnold – The Siege – Science Fiction/Paranormal Short Story
John B. Rosenman – Green in our Souls – Science Fiction Short story
John W. Podgursky – The One-Percenters – Psychological/Thriller novella
*Lawrence Dagstine – Visitation Rights – Paranormal Short Story*
Lily – Eden Fell – Dark psychology/philosophy Novella
Michael McLarnon – Dark Isle – Horror Novel
Noel Hynd – The Prodigy “Author’s Revised Edition” – Thriller Novel
Robert Appleton – Val and Tyne – Horror Short Story
Alan Spencer – The Body Cartel – Thriller/Horror Novel
S. A. Bolich – Who Mourns for the Hangman? – Dark Fantasy Short Story
Ted Kehoe – Trip Trap – Horror Short Story
Tim Marquitz – Armageddon Bound – Urban Fantasy Novel
Yolanda Sfetsos – Faithless Book 1 – Erotica Novella
The Zombie Cookbook – Horror/Comedy Anthology
Contributing authors include: Lisa Haselton, Cinsearae Santiago, Becca Butcher, Carla Girtman,
Scott Virtes, Karina Fabian, Dawn Marshallsay, Lin Neiswender, & Kate Sender.
Damnation Books publishes dark fiction: horror, dark fantasy, thrillers, paranormals, science fiction and erotica in dark settings. The company focuses on ebooks and digital books but will offer novel and novella length titles in trade paperback: www.damnationbooks.com
 

 

 

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If you happen to be at Killercon in September, drop by our launch party and visit us in the dealer’s room…

Killercon 2009 info: www.killercon.org

 

Withersin Magazine, Issue 3.3… (coming soon!)

You can find an article of mine in an upcoming winter edition of Withersin Magazine.  Issue No. 3.3, published tri-annually.  Available in various Borders and B&N stores in the literary journal or fiction magazine section.  You can pre-order your copy from the direct link below.  This would be the Arsenic edition.  Withersin is also known for their award-winning art.

Edited to Add: This is a pre-order for January 2010.  

WITHERSIN MAGAZINE – Issue 3.3

PRE-ORDER BELOW (direct link):

http://www.withersin.com/withersin_arsenic.htm

HOMEPAGE (subscribe):

www.withersin.com

Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Dark Art by: Aaron Legler, Kurt Kirchmeier, Kevin Shamel, KCT Webber, M. Awren Grey and K. Sumek, Tom Hamilton, Lawrence Dagstine, Larry Roberts.  Cover by Caroline O’ Neal, other artwork by Doug Draper, B.A. Bosaiya, and Nick Rose.   Edited by Misty Gersley.

Once again, you can PRE-ORDER this now.  It officially hits January 2010.

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Fresh Blood Reviews 1: “Nick Cato reviews the Book…”

I’m pretty new at this, and since I’ll be soliciting a few more reviews over the course of the year, I decided to number them accordingly.  I also felt that would be easier.   For example, Fresh Blood Reviews 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc.   Today we have Nick Cato, reviewer, long-time horror fan and reader, and author of the soon-to-be released zombie-mafia crossover DON OF THE DEAD (www.coscomentertainment.com). 

Nick Cato REVIEWS Dagstine’s Fresh Blood…

ISBN: 978-0-981-9696-2-6

ISBN: 978-0-981-9696-2-6

FRESH BLOOD REVIEW (click below):

http://nickcato.blogspot.com/2009/05/scifi-and-horror-meet-drugs.html

ORDER THE BOOK (from The Genre Mall):

http://www.genremall.com/anthologiesr.htm#freshblood

Fresh Blood in a nutshell: “SciFi and Horror meet… DRUGS!”

Dagstine’s writing is quick and to the point, and the stories flow quite well despite the genre jumping. A solid, entertaining collection – Nick Cato, author DON OF THE DEAD.

Author’s Note: Fresh Blood is published by Sam’s Dot Publishing.  This review will also premiere in June’s HORROR FICTION REVIEW. 

Whispers of Wickedness: “Saying Goodbye…”

For over three years, Whispers of Wickedness was that special place for writer and reader alike.  A relaxed atmosphere.  A place you could call home.  At least for me.  Filled with bands of movie lovers, Doctor Who and Blake’s 7 fans, readers of fine literature, and most of all good storytellers and poets.  Nice people.  Whispers was a messageboard,  print magazine, and book review venue among giants… No matter how small they may have looked from the outside, their hearts were a whole lot bigger on the inside.  All it took was thirty or so people that visited frequently to make it such a wonderful place to be. 

Below you will find one of the issues I appeared in some years back.  One of its editors went on to receive a very well-deserved British Fantasy Award, the place was a megatropolis for a long time for aspiring writers looking to break into small paying markets, and there were laughs aplenty.  The final issue of the magazine is available soon.  It might be Issue #16, it might be No. 17.  Not sure.  But the drawbridge is raised.  That I do know.   The mugs are almost empty, and it’s time to find a new pub to meet up.

Whispers of Wickedness #14

Whispers of Wickedness #14

There will always be memories, I’m sure.  To my knowledge, their review section has been archived.  The regular authors will move on to some other forums… Perhaps TTA Press, perhaps Witchfinder Press (who knows).  Wherever the interaction is, I suppose.  And wherever the coffee is nice and hot.  Thank you my friends.  They were a great three years indeed.  At least for this small chap. 

Soon to disappear into the… ether.

Whispers of Wickedness

Signing off May 4th 2009.

www.ookami.co.uk

Cheers.  And good luck to every one of you.

Lawrence R. Dagstine

Black Ink Horror #5, Sideshow Press… (Reminder Post!)

This is just a reminder to say that, if you didn’t pick up Black Ink Horror #5, well, you should.  I received my copies and I must admit, I am very impressed with the quality of the product Sideshow Press puts out and will be going back in the near future.  Only 110 exist.  You’ll want this ink… Hurry before it sells out.  Once again, very impressed with the end product.

LIMITED EDITION – VERY FEW IN NUMBER

With artwork by Tom Moran and Others…

BLACK INK HORROR #5

Black Ink Horror #5
Black Ink Horror #5

LIMITED EDITION – ORDER NOW

BOUND TO BE A COLLECTIBLE!

ORDER HERE: www.blackinkhorror.com

 17 Short Stories and lots of poetry.  Hard-spined, and the artwork is dynamite!

Aoife’s Kiss #28, March 2009… (Online Version!)

Aoife’s Kiss, published by Sam’s Dot Publishing and now going into its 28th quarterly issue, is  bigger than ever.  They offer a print version and an online version.  However, starting June 2009, they will become a straight-on print only venue.  I can be found this month, March 2009, in their Web edition.  Would you like to order a copy of the print version? Links provided below.  And remember to vote for your favorite story by your favorite author, as these get chosen for future Wondrous Web World anthologies.

AOIFE’S KISS # 28; March 2009

Published by Sam’s Dot Publishing

ORDER THE PRINT VERSION:

http://www.samsdotpublishing.com/purchasecenter/magazines.htm

READ Volume 7, No. 4 online and VOTE!

http://www.samsdotpublishing.com/aoife/main.htm

Fiction by: Lorraine Pinelli Brown, Kurt Kirchmeier, Linda A. Gould, and Lawrence R. Dagstine.  Cover art by Teresa Tunaley.

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Also published by Sam’s Dot, and available for PRE-ORDER at The Genre Mall!

Artwork by Mitch Bentley - Atomic Fly Studios

Artwork by Mitch Bentley - Atomic Fly Studios

FRESH BLOOD: Tales from the Speculative Graveyard

by Lawrence R. Dagstine

PRE-ORDER HERE: http://www.genremall.com/anthologiesr.htm#freshblood

A Collection of Science Fiction & Horror: ISBN: 978-0-9819696-2-6

Sam’s Dot has come a long way in the last ten years, its authors being nominated for such awards as the Nebula, the Hugo, and the Bram Stoker.  Many a famous name have made a guest appearance there.  Most important, if you are a new writer, I am living proof that you can slowly work your way up the ladder and get a “book deal” or “payment” or things such as an “advance” or “publicist” for your efforts (bear with me, there’s a lot in the pipeline, and there are only twenty-four hours in a day).

I think this month’s “tuppence” column by SF award-nominated editor Tyree Campbell will be overlooked, and it’s such a terrible shame.  Especially for new talent.  Please, I urge you to read it and follow it with all your heart:

http://www.samsdotpublishing.com/fifth/Column34.htm

This is one way of becoming a WRITER…

This is being YOURSELF…

If someone tells you there is only one way to cross a street, well, you and I both know that that is ridiculous…

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Black Ink Horror #5, Sideshow Press… (Pre-Order Now!)

You can now pre-order one of the finest hand-illustrated horror mags available in the Small Press.  Only 110 copies will be printed up, and with stunning ink-to-paper art by some of today’s leading artists in the field (such as Tom Moran), who wouldn’t want to own a copy? This is a limited edition horror digest with fantastic original art!

LIMITED EDITION – VERY FEW IN NUMBER

With artwork by Tom Moran and Others…

BLACK INK HORROR #5

Black Ink Horror #5

Black Ink Horror #5

ORDER BELOW:

http://www.sideshowpresspublications.com/Black_Ink_Horror.html

Fiction and poetry by: Douglas E. Wright, Paul Anderson, Greg Schwartz, MontiLee Stormer, Sam W. Anderson, Lawrence Dagstine, Mark Tullius, Sean Logan, Mike L. Lane, Russell Jackson, David E. Greske, Kris Williams, Jason Hauser, Matthew Bey, James Futch, C.C. Parker, Patrick Rabe, Mo Irvine, Scott Virtes, Kristine Ong Muslim, and Aurelio Rico Lopez III.  17 short stories and 4 poems in all.

LIMITED EDITION – ORDER NOW

BOUND TO BE A COLLECTIBLE!

ORDER HERE: www.blackinkhorror.com

Black Ink Horror

Black Ink Horror

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Written Word Magazine, November 2008… (appearances)

The issue is a bit late, but my story DEPARTURE FLIGHT is currently up at The Written Word Magazine, Issue No. #15.  The Web-based publication is also connected with Rebel Dawn Creative Force and Masterpiece Comics. 

WRITTEN WORD ONLINE MAGAZINE #15 – November/December 2008

Written Word Magazine #15

Written Word Magazine #15

 www.writtenwordmag.com

Featuring work by: William Markly O’Neal, C.A. Ellis, Kate Smith, Christopher Hivner, Billy Wong, Lawrence Dagstine, Dudgeon, Byron D. Howell, Roger Haller, and Morgen Kirby.  Edited by Ace Masters and Barb McCaffrey.

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The Willows Magazine, Autumn 2008… (Reminder Post!)

Just a follow-up/reminder post that THE WILLOWS MAGAZINE Fall Issue (September-October) is now on sale.  Featuring Lovecraftian-styled tales of terror, Neo and Post-Victorian stories, enchanting tales of dark fantasy, steampunk culture, and other weird fiction delights.  Get your copy TODAY!

THE WILLOWS MAGAZINE

September-October 2008

The Willows Magazine, September/October 2008

The Willows Magazine, September/October 2008

 www.thewillowsmagazine.com

Featuring Fiction by: Sarah Monette, G.D. Falksen, Lawrence Dagstine, Eric S. Brown, Robey Jenkins, and Michelle Pribbernow. With non-fiction & reviews by Reyna Sparby and Skadi meic Beorh. Edited by Ben Thomas.

PAST ENTRY: https://lawrencedagstine.com/2008/10/22/the-willows-magazine-october-2008-now-available/

Also available, and with much more merchandise coming soon, from The Willows…Sundries! Own your favorite Steampunk/Victorian-styled items.  Wear and support your favorite authors: http://www.zazzle.com/wrathofposeidon

 

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The Willows Magazine, October 2008… (Now Available!)

I’m pleased to announce that the October 2008 Issue of THE WILLOWS MAGAZINE is now available.  A very delightful Halloween print edition indeed, filled with a plethora of steampunk and Neo/Post-Victorian period works of horror and other macabre tales.  Published bimonthly, this is my fourth run as Feature Author with the magazine, and the fiction just gets hotter with each new issue. They’ve been mentioned in The New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle, so why not join the steampunk movement and read… “The Willows”…!

THE WILLOWS MAGAZINE:

September-October 2008

The Willows Magazine, September/October 2008

The Willows Magazine, September/October 2008

 www.thewillowsmagazine.com

Featuring Fiction by: Sarah Monette, G.D. Falksen, Lawrence Dagstine, Eric S. Brown, Robey Jenkins, and Michelle Pribbernow. With non-fiction & reviews by Reyna Sparby and Skadi meic Beorh. Edited by Ben Thomas.

Previous Issues featuring Lawrence Dagstine:

(Some may already be sold out; some still available)

The Willows Magazine, May/June 2008
The Willows Magazine, May/June 2008
The Willows Magazine, March 2008
The Willows Magazine, March 2008

 SUBSCRIBE NOW: http://thewillows.myshopify.com/

Only $5.00 per fiction-filled issue; $25.00 annually for SIX ISSUES!

 

  

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Whispering Spirits, Halloween Special… (5th acceptance)

I’ve just been commissioned by Whispering Spirits’ editor, Diana Cacy Hawkins, for a 5th short story run, and this time for a special-themed  Halloween issue. Whispering Spirits is published semi-annually, and its content is based around ghost stories, the supernatural, and the occult.  It’ll be available as a free PDF.

WHISPERING SPIRITS SPECIAL

HALLOWEEN EDITION

Whispering Spirits

Whispering Spirits

 http://www.whisperingghosts.com/

Previous issues have featured such names as Angeline Hawkes, Alexis Child, G.W. Thomas, Kristine Ong Muslim, and Lanaia Lee. 

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Bloody October Anthology… (Now Available!)

Fresh off of the presses and now available is editor Christopher Allan Death’s ten-story Halloween anthology, BLOODY OCTOBER.  Great tales, trick or treat.  Published by Corpulent Insanity Press, and run by the creators of the Midnight Horror E-Zine.  This is Corpulent’s first collection, and I can’t recommend it enough! 

BLOODY OCTOBER Anthology – Edited by Christopher Allan Death

‘A Collection of Chilling Tales inspired by The Haunted Season’

 

http://corpulentinsanitypress.com/bloody-october/

Also Available on Amazon.com (last I checked the sales rank was around 180,000):

http://www.amazon.com/Bloody-October-Christopher-Allan-Death/dp/0615222455/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1222997100&sr=1-1

Featuring spooky tales by: Christopher Fulbright, Rob Rosen, Lawrence R. Dagstine, Tom Johnstone, Karen L. Newman, Christopher Allen Death, Sam Leng, Kris Ashton, Aaron L. Polson, and Catherine J. Gardner.  Cover art by Steve L. Cartwright.

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Macabre Cadaver, October 2008… (appearances)

You can find me in the latest edition of MACABRE CADAVER.  They have a delightful selection of stories, art, and poetry.  It’s a free PDF download, too, so why not try them out?

MACABRE CADAVER – October 2008

A Magazine of Speculative Fiction, Art, and Poetry

Macabre Cadaver, Issue #3

Macabre Cadaver, Issue #3

www.macabrecadaver.com

Featuring Works by: Jamie Eyberg, Amanda Lawrence Auverigne, Aaron A. Polson, Philip Roberts, Jessica Gardner, Lawrence Dagstine, Noah Elliot Blake, Alex Moisi, Abigail Lambton, Ricardo Delgado, Jeff Woodward, Keaton Foster, Richard H. Fay, and Emmanuel Paige.

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