WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Tome break-in

Then there’s the interesting case of a man fraudulently representing himself as a publishing professional and obtaining unpublished manuscripts by well-known writers from their agents and editors. Nobody can figure … Continue reading

January 13, 2022 · 4 Comments

A political anthem for our times

Originally posted on WHAT THE HELL:
KevinBrennan · No More Tomorrows I’ve been working on this song for quite a while, trying to find the right message for it. In…

January 6, 2022 · 3 Comments

Sideshow blob

What’s wrong with the publishing biz? Sameness. I’ve been noticing the problem with book covers that the author of this piece observes: There’s a plethora of covers with bold shapes … Continue reading

October 16, 2021 · 11 Comments

I wouldn’t want tibia

Recently I turned you on to the new horror title by the supremely talented Alex Vorkov. Let me add to your Halloween-season TBR list by recommending the latest thriller by … Continue reading

October 7, 2021 · 4 Comments

Vorkov!

Yes, my bud, the excellent writer Alex Vorkov, has a new novel out, just in time for Halloween. Appropriately, it’s titled The 31st of October, and it is—I can testify—chilling. … Continue reading

September 7, 2021 · 3 Comments

Try this book on Vella!

Check this out: The Last Storyteller by Audrey Kalman, new on Kindle Vella. I was lucky enough to beta read this a while back, but I wondered why Audrey hadn’t … Continue reading

August 15, 2021 · 15 Comments

Paxson’s passion

Good friend of the blog, Mark Paxson, has a new book out, everyone. It’s called The Dime, and it tells the story of three young people in an upstate New … Continue reading

June 26, 2021 · 1 Comment

Attacks on democracy don’t observe holidays

Golly, so much antidemocratic stuff piles up in just a few days: •  Texas failed to pass its restrictive new voter suppression law Sunday night when the Democrats walked off … Continue reading

June 1, 2021 · 3 Comments

Award seizin’

I just had to share the good news. As proud papa of an online literary journal.  A story from The Disappointed Housewife was chosen to appear in the 2021 Best … Continue reading

April 26, 2021 · 4 Comments

Serenity now

It’s one of those times when the neighbor’s dog is barking nonstop and hitting that sound frequency that causes a wad of nausea in my gut so that I keep … Continue reading

April 6, 2021 · 3 Comments