It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here. Sorry for that. I have been keeping up on other channels and posting some cool things. There’s a lot going on. If you didn’t notice already, I published a new collection of poetry yesterday. You can learn more about it and find purchase links here, Corbin’s Catacombs. It’s a very short poetry collection, but it’s already getting some amazing reviews. Tell me what you think.
This weekend I have an exhibitor table at Mad Monster Party Arizona in Glendale, AZ. This is my second year running a table and I’m looking forward to it. If you’re in that area or are attending the convention, stop by and say hello. I’ll have copies of my new poetry collection along with lots of other cool stuff for sale. Some things you can only find if you see me in person. You can’t buy them anywhere else.
I have also started a new political blog. I never thought I’d work so hard on government and social things, but I’ve caught the bug. If you want to read about those kinds of things, you can check out The Proper Deal Blog and tell me what you think. This is a left leaning blog, so if you’re not interested in that, just stop following my posts. Thanks! I hope to help illicit some real change through my own writing.
I hope you’re all doing well too. It’s a crazy time to be alive, but I’m looking forward to all of it.
As an indie author, it’s difficult to get the word out about my works. The best way to promote something is with money and most indie authors don’t have much to spare. One review can make or break our confidence because we get such little feedback. National Author’s Day was founded to celebrate authors for their hard work and contributions to literature. The publishing game has changed a lot since this holiday’s inception. It’s now easier than ever to have something published. However, it’s also more difficult to find financial success. It’s not easy scribin’ and vibin’.
If you know an indie author who’s struggling to fulfill their passions and dreams, write them a note or message saying how much you appreciate them and their work. Everyone needs a little encouragement, but writers need a little more to keep going. Writing can be a lonely endeavor. Sometimes it feels as though no one sees or cares about the things you create. So, prove them wrong and tell them what you think of their writing. Encourage them to keep writing and to never give up. It will mean the world to them. Believe me. Celebrate the authors you love and the one who inspire you as well. All authors deserve a little support.
I am excited to tell everyone about the several stories I’ve had published to online magazines. As I mostly write horror fiction, it felt obvious that many stories would be published in the month of October. And to continue the spooky season, I am sharing the links to these stories on my blog. I have shared the links on my social media and some of you may have already seen these, but I want everyone to know. These stories will also be included in my forthcoming collection of short fiction “Morbid Museum.”
The first story published was “The Demon’s Favor” as a feature in the October issue of Uncaged Book Reviews on page 40. They primarily publish reviews of horror novels, but on occasion offer some short fiction. The next story, “Ceres” was entered into a contest on The Bold Mom Blog. The Bold Mom is a horror promoter. The submissions for the contest end on October 23 and that’s when voting begins. There are currently 30 entries and will possibly have more. I post a link when the voting starts so you all can vote more my story “Ceres” which is about pirates and hungry creatures.
My most recent publication was “Where the Bullfrogs Gather” on Jitter Press. This story is featured online and will be part of a printed collection. Details about the paperback edition are coming soon. I’ll let you all know when it’s available. My collection of short fiction won’t be ready until I finish a few more stories, but I will have another eBook available soon featuring a few short stories. I also have my novella “The Tommy Gun” in final editing stages. Just in the writing world I have a lot going on. The rest of my life is busy too. Happy spooky reading!