Hey there, guys and dolls! Sorry I’ve been so quiet lately, but I’m getting TWO — no, wait, THREE — book projects ready, so I haven’t had time to blog. I put a lot into writing these, OKAY?
- Cthulhu Attacks! Book 1: The Fear is coming along very nicely for Severed Press and should be ready to turn into them in the next few weeks.
- Zombie School Confidential, my nonfiction book on zombie lore and our cultural obsession with them, has a brilliant cover by Putnam Finch and brilliant editing by one Mrs. Ann Hoade. (Who is a professional editor, so :P on you.)
- My novel The Act needs only to be polished and this project, originally written 22 years ago, will be ready to go to press.
All of that is well and good, BUT what this blog entry is really about is this: I have gotten my own “Special Guest” graphic on the Salt Lake Comic Con website!
What with my sponsorship from my wonderful Patreon supporters; running two writing workshops, which are going great; and my association with Matt Wiseman and Shoggoth.net, I’m feeling almost partially legit these days!
Still living hand-to-mouth, but legit!
My supporters on Patreon will very soon be receiving their copies of the first installment of Cal Longwood, Porn Star Detective: “11 Inches From Heaven.” This is a serial novel that will continue for as long as people like it, and every chapter is included for just one month’s pledge, no matter how long the series goes on!
I believe this is what the porn industry refers to as a “facial.”
So far my supporters, who make 12 monthly pledges of $10 (for just ebooks) or $25+ (ebooks and signed hard copies) get 12 books, 1 per month, with 5 of them already shipped or (now that Cal Longwood) shipping:
- Ain’t That America
- Darwin’s Dreams
- Inappropriate Behavior
- Deadtown Abbey
- Reviva Las Vegas!
- and now the first chapter of Cal Longwood, Porn Star Detective!
We’re just $10 away from the support level where every supporter gets an exclusive poster signed by the artist and myself! This Patreon campaign is like your own personal Book of the Month Club, with every month bringing you a book you know you will love, inscribed to you by the author and with extra helpings of gratitude and happiness!
Have a look at the video below, and maybe pledge at my Patreon page? Thank you!
My “Fiction Time” writing workshop (filled to capacity, w00t) starts tomorrow evening, and so I have critiquing on the mind even as I work on my Cthulhu Attacks! trilogy. Below is an excellent article on the benefits that come to a writer when he or she devotes time to critiquing positive writers who want to improve their craft. Have a look!
The Benefits From Critiquing Are Not Just in the Feedback Given and Received
by Ann Meier on Janice Hardy’s Fiction University
You may wonder if the hours you spend reading someone else’s manuscript when you could be working on your own are worth it. The answer is yes. With the right mix of critique partners, the benefits can far outweigh the loss of writing time. Choose partners strategically.
1. Should you stick with writers in your genre?
Yes and no. When you’re learning the tropes and craft …
Read the rest at Fiction University!
For those of you involved in my Patreon campaign (Patreon.com/SeanHoade) know that the next book coming to you is my serialized novel, Cal Longwood: Porn Star Detective. The first chapter is titled “Eleven Inches From Heaven,” and is essentially the “origin story” for my massively endowed noir sleuth.
Although I have had 5 books out now, I did the cover design for all of them myself. I had a wonderful artist draw the cover for my short-story collection Inappropriate Behavior according to my specifications, but other than that, it’s been all me and Photoshop.