Today, a guest post from the mighty Stephen Motherfucking Blackmoore, debut author extraordinaire. He's got this book out now, CITY OF THE LOST. I read this book and blurbed it, saying, "Bruja, demons, bloodsuckers, the living dead and bucketloads of bloody magic - you'll find all of those in CITY OF THE LOST..."
Matt Forbeck is one crazy dude. Crazy like a dude with a powerful brain parasite that serves him and provides him awesome creative powers in its symbiotic grip. What hasn't Matt written? He's written novels, games, comics, designed toys, penned whole encyclopedias. I don't think he's missing much on his resume except maybe "HVAC instructions" and "Communist manifesto."
A guest post from Lauren Roy, AKA "Falconesse." She'd like to say some things to you about getting your book on actual, non-digital bookshelves. Note that Lauren's talking about any book, be it self-published or otherwise. She is, of course, a bookseller -- she's writing you from the trenches, you see.
Mister Stolze and I share a freelance-flavored past, in that both of us did substantial work for White Wolf Game Studios, and periodically add more to that resume. He's since done a great deal of his own game design work and, in terms of both games and fiction, was kickstarting before Kickstarter even existed.
This has been a week focusing on self-publishing talk, and so it seems only fitting that today's interview is with an author whose work is out there in the DIY self-published space. Do I always agree with Will? No. Do I always find him respectful? Indeed. He's a smart guy with lots to say on the subject, so I'll let him get right to it.