I recently made a post about the five books I released in 2018 however, I did much more than that this year. I released five books, had nine stories appear across six anthologies, two magazine appearances, and had one of my poems turned into a video. Here’s everything from January to December.
The Paradox Complex was released in January 2018. This was my first release of 2018, eighth poetry book, and currently my most reviewed book on Amazon. This book is about how we as humans have contradictory qualities but deep down we are still good.
“Sad Crying Clown” from The Paradox Complex was turned into a video in February 2018. Matthew Hunter of MMH Productions asked me about turning this poem into a video for his YouTube page.
Tales of the Empowered was released in February 2018 from Shades of Vengeance. I backed a Kickstarter where I got to create a character for a short story collection. This is part of a larger shared universe including this short story collection, comic books, and a core rulebook.
The Escape of Ernest Frost was released in April 2018. This is my first novel. A thriller about a man who gets kidnapped by a group of clowns and not only has to escape, he must find out why he was taken.
Poets are Heroes Issue III magazine was released by Realistic Poetry. This is my first ever magazine appearance! I give a quote on the importance of poetry.
The Valiant Heroes United Edition III was released in May 2018 from Realistic Poetry. This is the first time one of my poems was featured in a magazine. My poem “Flawed Masterpiece” (originally in The Paradox Complex) is the poem in this magazine.
Dream Awake was released in July 2018. This is my third release of a promised five book rollout, my second novella, and my first foray into horror. It’s about a person who keeps having nightmares that end with a person showing up and killing the main character. The killer from the dreams eventually shows up in the real world with intentions of killing the main character in the real world as well.
The cover was designed by Sondra Hicks at Lelene Designs.
Mystery Monster 13 was released in July 2018 by JEA Press. This is the first anthology to be published to feature a short story of mine. The collection is 13 short stories with monsters that you’ve never heard of before. My story “The Wall of Royalty” features unnamed creatures attacking the village.
Shades of BWWM was released August 1st 2018 by Love Journey Books. This is a romance collection featuring three short stories of mine, “The Next Step”, “Moving In”, and “Unexpected”
Summer Solstice: A Supernatural Anthology was released in August 2018 by A Writer For Life LLC. This is a collection of supernatural short stories. My story in this collection is titled “Lucifer’s Lost Love”
Aspects of Love 1.5 was released in October 2018. This is a rerelease of my book of love poems I released in 2012. This was done because I use a pen name and there will be a volume 2 down the road. This reissued version includes 14 poems new to this release and two brand new poems written specifically for this book.
Sideshow was released in October 2018 by Samie Sands. She compiles several anthologies per year and my story “Make My Escape” is included in this anthology. It’s about a man kidnapped by carnies and forced to play their wicked games.
Sweet Candy Delights was released in October 2018 by Stained Glass Publishing. This is a family friendly Halloween collection (doing something family friendly was a first for me). I have two stories in this collection, “Lost Candy” and “The Expedition”
Ghostly Writes Anthology 2018 was released in October 2018 by Plaisted Publishing House. This is a collection of Ghost Stories and this collection features my short story “Wingreen Possession”. This book is available for free on Amazon!
The Next Step was released on November 29 2018. This is my fifth and final book of the promised five book rollout. It is my third novella and my first romance book. It’s about a guy who breaks up with his girlfriend after coming to the conclusion he is in love with his best friend. Little does he know, she is also in love with him. Can they take the next step from friendship to relationship.
This is everything I’ve released and been a part of in 2018! Shoutouts to:
- Matthew Mark Hunter
- Shades of Vengeance
- Ed Jowett
- Realistic Poetry International
- JEA Press
- Roma Grey
- Sondra Hicks
- Lelene Designs
- Love Journey Books
- A Writer for Life LLC
- Emily Piland
- Chandra Trulove Fry
- Angela Kay
- Samie Sands
- Claire Plaisted
All of you helped me make my promise of releasing as much material as I can in 2018 and I owe each of you my thanks!
To those who don’t know, I usually do one book a year and a few times I’ve done one book release and arranged an anthology. This time I’ve released more. Also, I know a lot of people enjoyed the multiple releases this year. I’m repeating myself in 2019!