Hey, you! Yeah, you. Don’t look around like this is a vague omnidirectional audio cue to get the attention of a specific person in a crowd. This is a limited but non-specific written cue to get the attention of whoever looks at it, with the express understanding you can’t see this without conscious intent.
Who else would this be directed at?
Did you know I’m a big time horror writer now?
Oh, wow, you really think so? I mean, I was just saying that to be facetious. I mean, my experience of writing is that I put on a hoodie and go into my office and imagine things. I don’t hang out in bushes outside of people’s houses while they read my stuff. I didn’t you know actually felt that way about me… wow…
Now that we’ve limited this down to only people who aren’t super annoyed by all of that stuff, I’ve got some knowledge to drop on you fine folks.
People love freedom. Especially when stuff has freedom and can belong to them at no cost. I’ve given freedom to all my eBooks on Amazon with the exception of the Family of Fang and Claw so head on over and grab something.
I will say, if you like my horror at all you’d probably also like my Fantasy in “Dunce Upon a Time the Complete Fiction.”
YOU CAN SEE MY ACTUAL MOUTH MAKING ACTUAL WORDS
You know what I’m not good at? Public speaking. You know what else I’m not good at? Drinking. I combined these two personal growth opportunities together, into a single Voltron growth opportunity which you can view here on Facebook.
I talked about much of the same stuff I will talk about below.
THERE IS A CONTEST TO WIN A SIGNED COPY OF MY BOOK
Remember when the NoSleep Podcast did a production of “Making Deals with Devils” and it was like someone put a heart into your cold dead chest, just so they could break it into pieces? Well, I do because it made me feel like a talented champion and not a guy who got up right now to eat a bunch of cheese crisps while his fiancee was in the shower.
The narrator of that story, an alien being from an advanced society light years from our own who often pretends to be a normal person, Jessica McEvoy, runs a FaceBook Group called “The NoSleep Podcast Book Club.” This month, if you write a story for this month’s theme or review any book by a NoSleep author (you can drop the same review on multiple sites and it will count multiple times) you can be entered for a chance to win a signed copy of my book!
I decided to make the contest international because I’m kind of a push-over and seeing one sad Facebook emoji was enough to break my resolve.
I DID A FULL EDIT OF THE FAMILY OF FANG AND CLAW
You know how sometimes you just rely on a single word, just because for some reason it gets caught in your craw? You just find yourself using it over and over again, just to link concepts together so you can get them down on the page and just move on. You just do it without even thinking. It’s just so easy.
There was some loose language, editing, and continuity errors that made their way into the Family of Fang and Claw. Knowing they were in there was killing me inside. It’s a hard-hitting book and I owe it to people who read it to take those out. I removed 17 pages of meaningless words and loose language, fixed the errors, and added “Making Deals with Devils” in at the end as a Bonus Story.
I also reduced the price from $16.66 to $13.00 for the paperback, and from $6.66 to $2.99 for the eBook. I may raise this again depending on how many funny things keep happening. Again, heavy content warning for this book.
If you already bought it, not to worry! The eBook is always free with the physical copy so you can re-download the eBook and get the updated copy.
BUY MY FRIEND CAITLIN SPICE’S BOOK FOR A SPECIAL DEAL
If you buy a copy of my friend Catilin Spice’s “The Silver Path” on Amazon, or review it if you already have it, and send me proof (leave a comment with an email and I’ll message you) I will send you a free pdf copy of the Family of Fang and Claw. I will honor this through the end of May. It’s a fantastic collection of fairy stories and I’m genuinely upset that she’s so much better with keeping her language economical than I am. Like that sentence. I should have written “I’m upset she has better language economy than I do.” That’s like a 30% reduction.
Click the link and read the review.
One thing I’d like to do, eventually, is make audio adaptations and illustrations for my non-horror stuff. For example, I have an idea for the most heart-breaking story ever (the few people I’ve told the plot to have only been able to stare at me with wide horrified eyes afterward) but it’s sci-fi and it will run about 15k words. There’s not really a market for that.
So, I’d like to be able to make that stuff on my own eventually and pay people to weirdly cry into a microphone since that is a thing I can show my
dad family and say “SEE?!? MY WRITING ACTUALLY EXISTS OUTSIDE MY COMPUTER! SHORT FICTION IS NOT A WASTE OF MY LIFE!”
My Patreon has a lot of special tiers right now to get your name into stories and things. Slots in those are limited, as is the traffic to this website, so take your time in signing up because you’re honestly probably not in immediate danger of losing out on one of those.
Also, I only charge by work now (and will only do one work a month at max) so you don’t have to pay for months when I’m lazy.