New Haxan Novel

Back in Albuquerque for the summer and I'm at work on a brand new Haxan novel. I have one titled SEVEN DEVILS coming out later this year from CZP. The working title for this new story is VALLEY of FIRE. We will see if that holds up. I visited Paris for three weeks in May …

Activation Energy

In a chemical reaction you need to apply energy to get it started. I was thinking about this the other day when I was feeling bored and yet had a ton of stuff I needed to do. There is a lot of writing I can  do, along with reading or learning to sail or walking …

Guest Interview: Weird West Writer Gemma Files

Gemma Files is the weird west author of A Book of Tongues, one of the novels included in the weird west StoryBundle which a reader can purchase at a very low price. I had the opportunity to interview Gemma recently and she was kind enough to allow me to post it on my blog. I …

My Novel HAXAN Now Part of StoryBundle!

My weird west novel HAXAN has been included as part of a StoryBundle where wide frontiers, flintlocks, whiskey and revenge meet swords, airships, terraforming, magic, myths, and dragons. There are lots of great writers here working in all kinds of worlds filled with wonder, horror, magic, and the bloody violence of the Old West. It's …

Depression and Writing and Chess

I've been dealing with a lot of depression for the last year or so. I always have struggled with this, but it's gotten worse. I'm taking medication and seeing a therapist, and it does help. Meanwhile, I'm slowly moving back to writing again. I have three novels to complete so I think I will stay …

Blood, Dust, Wind! Quaternity, a brand new Haxan novel coming from CZP

From the jacket copy: Hell is truth seen too late. Before he became a U.S. federal marshal in Haxan, John Marwood rode with a band of killers up and down the Texas/Mexico border. Led by Abram Botis, an apostate from the Old Country, this gang of thirteen killers search for the fabled golden city of …

Pre-Order QUATERNITY Coming from CZP — A New Haxan Novel

Hell is truth seen too late. Before he became a U.S. federal marshal in Haxan, John Marwood rode with a band of killers up and down the Texas/Mexico border. Led by Abram Botis, an apostate from the Old Country, this gang of thirteen killers search for the fabled golden city of Cibola, even riding unto …

“Showdown at the Cliche Corral” Live at Sunnyhuckle Magazine

"Fiction writer Kenneth Mark Hoover discusses his love for the true Old American West in literature, not the one born of Hollywood clichés, but the historically rich and fascinating one that is so often forgotten."  --Sunnyhuckle Mark here. My latest article "Showdown at the Cliché Corral" is featured on Sunnyhuckle Magazine. Once again I take …

Shemika Demouchet Berry Cosplays Magra from HAXAN

Shemika Berry cosplayed Magra Snowberry from my novel Haxan at the World Fantasty Convention in Arlington, VA. Here is Shemika's portrayal in her handmade dress, the dress Magra wore in the novel.     "Magra was pretty under the glimmering lamplight. Her long black hair was brushed and she wore stiff, yellow calico. I had …

Did you miss the new cover for my upcoming novel Quaternity? Here it is!

Hell is truth seen too late. Before he became a U.S. federal marshal in Haxan, John Marwood rode with a band of killers up and down the Texas/Mexico border. Led by Abram Botis, an apostate from the Old Country, this gang of thirteen killers search for the fabled golden city of Cibola, even riding unto …

My Reading is Scheduled for the World Fantasy Convention!

Yay! I got a reading scheduled for the upcoming World Fantasy Convention! The con is being held in Washington, D.C. from Nov6-9. My reading is scheduled for Nov. 7, 10:30am-11:am. I am very much looking forward to it, plus I get to meet my publishers from CZP again. So how cool is that? I will …

Cover Reveal for New Haxan Novel QUATERNITY!

Hell is truth seen too late. Before he became a U.S. federal marshal in Haxan, John Marwood rode with a band of killers up and down the Texas/Mexico border. Led by Abram Botis, an apostate from the Old Country, this gang of thirteen killers search for the fabled golden city of Cibola, even riding unto …

Blood, Dust, Wind: Another Day in Haxan

Hello, everyone! I've been camping and working on a new novel. I'm in Albuquerque at present but headed home soon. I've made a lot of notes for the new book and feel the story is coming along. I'm excited about what it portends for the future of the Haxan series, and my writing in general. …

Headed for a Long Trip to Austin and New Mexico

I am leaving for Austin and then New Mexico. I will attend ArmadilloCon in Austin this weekend. Then head over to New Mexico (maybe with a side stop at Fort Davis, I'm not sure) for research on a new Haxan novel. I will also attend Bubonicon in Albuquerque. At any rate I plan to squeeze …

A Summer Update, and Writing Monoliths

I am working on an espionage novel, trying to get it into shape for submission. That's my big summer project, along with promoting the new novel Haxan. When I am finished with that I will turn my attention to writing a new Haxan novel in the series. I think I have a weighty enough idea …