WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Shelf awareness

Recently I finished reading The Grapes of Wrath for the first time in my life. How did that happen? How’d I get to this ripe age (speaking of grapes) without … Continue reading

December 6, 2021 · 20 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

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

INFAMY on sale for 99 ¢ents

  Kids, I’ve gone ahead and done the inevitable. I’ve reduced the price of Infamy: A Journal of Our Darkest Year 2020 to 99 cents.  I’m hoping that this enticing … Continue reading

March 9, 2021 · 1 Comment

Won’t you … help a needy writer … like me?

  Last week I released Infamy—A Journal of Our Darkest Year 2020.  If you haven’t picked up your copy yet, please scoot yourself over to Amazon and download it today, … Continue reading

February 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

Now available for Kindle: Infamy–A Journal of Our Darkest Year 2020

Infamy—A Journal of Our Darkest Year 2020 is now live on Amazon for $2.99.  Step right up and read about the year that never stopped delivering … catastrophes, that is.  … Continue reading

January 27, 2021 · 9 Comments

2020 ~ the movie poster

A while back I mentioned that I’ve been working on a political journal for 2020, the year that just. won’t. stop. The thing weighs in right now at more than … Continue reading

December 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

Too many thank yous …

I’m usually in a cranky mood when I’m querying agents, and when that coincides with the collapse of our civilization, like these days, you can imagine the mood I’m in … Continue reading

November 18, 2020 · 6 Comments