Seton Hill Associate Professor of English Dr. Michael Arnzen, a two-time Bram Stoker award winner and author of numerous novels, short stories and poetry collections, will be performing public readings of his writings and autographing books throughout the month of October.

Dr. Arnzen's latest novel, “Play Dead,” now available at, tells the story of homeless pathological gamblers in Las Vegas, who play a dangerous game of poker … with photographs of their murder victims. In their rave review, Booklist writes: "Established contemporary horror author Arnzen serves up a chilling brew of gritty dialogue and hard-boiled, James-Ellroy-style action that, by means of unexpected plot twists, never fails to keep readers alert and guessing."

Scheduled readings and signings, open to the public:

October 7th, 7 p.m.
Barnes & Noble | Monroeville Mall, Monroeville, Pa.
“Play Dead” Book Signing

October 8th, 7 p.m.
DV8 Espresso Bar & Gallery | 208 South Pennsylvania Ave, Greensburg, Pa.
Poetry Reading featuring 'Gorelets,” “100 Jolts,” and “Rigormarole”

October 27th, 7 p.m.
Barnes & Noble | Monroeville Mall, Monroeville, Pa.
Guest Visit with "Short Story" Reading Club

October 29th, 7 p.m.
Barnes & Noble | Rte. 30, Greensburg, Pa.
Reading and “Play Dead” Book Signing

Dr. Michael Arnzen will also be leading a Horror and Fantasy Writer's Workshop on Oct 22nd for the Ligonier Valley Writers Group (requires registration; see: and celebrating the release of his latest book nationally at the World Fantasy Convention 2005 in Madison, Wis. November 3 -6.