WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

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

Utopia means nowhere

David Mitchell has been one of my favorite literary writers for a long time now. I’ve read three of his books, starting with Cloud Atlas and ending with this one, … Continue reading

August 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

Writing novels in the age of coronavirus

Maybe I mentioned that, since there’s no baseball this spring, and maybe not this whole season, I’ve been working on a baseball novel. It’s a great world to inhabit while … Continue reading

April 7, 2020 · 14 Comments

Free at last?

A couple of weeks ago I asked the mostly rhetorical question, If giving away books doesn’t yield sales of your other books, or new reviews, why are you giving away … Continue reading

January 27, 2020 · 10 Comments

Asking for a friend …

Actually, no. I’m asking for myself. Long-time readers of What The Hell know I’ve been at this now—writing a writing blog about writing and blogging—for almost seven years. In the … Continue reading

January 13, 2020 · 33 Comments

In case you missed it: a super review of “Eternity Began Tomorrow”

While I wait to hear whether EReader News Today will take my money and let me promote Eternity Began Tomorrow, a great new review of the book by Cinthia Ritchie … Continue reading

November 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Yes, I’m using the California power outage to try and sell some books!

In case I haven’t mentioned it lately, I have a new book out that deals with climate change and the way our political system is handling (or not handling) it. … Continue reading

October 14, 2019 · 8 Comments

Launch day for Eternity Began Tomorrow!

Eternity Began Tomorrow is now live on Amazon.com and available as a Kindle book for $2.99. I’ve already told you that this book is quite a departure for me. It’s … Continue reading

September 18, 2019 · 11 Comments

Eternity Began Tomorrow cover reveal!

So here it is, the face of Eternity Began Tomorrow. And I’m afraid you’ll be seeing a lot of this face as I launch my incessant promoting of the book … Continue reading

September 16, 2019 · 12 Comments

Global warning

Eternity Began Tomorrow, launching as an ebook next Wednesday, is about many things—politics, online journalism, family relationships, identity—but the umbrella theme is climate change. I’ve found myself thinking a lot … Continue reading

September 14, 2019 · Leave a comment