Decisions, Decisions.

I've been debating myself what to work on next. I have things in the pipeline of ideas. Any writer will tell you coming up with ideas is the easiest part of this profession. But so far nothing has jumped out and grabbed me. I could sit down and write any one of the half dozen …

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 …

“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 …

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 …

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 …

“Talitha Koum” now appearing in Frontier Tales

Well, the new novel is out. But that's not all going on in the world of Haxan. My new Haxan short story entitled "Talitha Koum" has already engendered controversy among fans. It's published by Frontier Tales and is on their website now. If you like the story please remember to vote for it on their …

Thermopylae. Masada. Agincourt. And now, HAXAN.

THERMOPYLAE. MASADA. AGINCOURT. AND NOW, HAXAN, NEW MEXICO TERRITORY, CIRCA 1874 . . . Through a sea of time and dust, in places that might never be, or can’t become until something is set right, there are people destined to travel. Forever. Marshal John T. Marwood is one of these men. Taken from a place …

Blood, Dust, Wind. An Excerpt from the Novel Haxan.

Here is an excerpt from my new novel Haxan published by CZP. Hope you like it! --KMH   CHAPTER 1   Haxan, New Mexico Territory Spring, 1874   I found the old man nailed to a hackberry tree five miles out of Haxan. They had hammered railroad spikes through his wrists and ankles. There was …

My Brand New Novel HAXAN is Launched!

My brand new dark western Haxan is being released by CZP today. Here are places you can order the novel, either e-book or print. Or if you are venturesome, do both! I really hope you like the story, and I hope you tell people about it. Thanks! --KMH   Kindle Edition (Amazon):  http://www.amazon.com/Haxan-Kenneth-Mark-Hoover-ebook/dp/B00HCHCLUQ/?tag=westeros-20 Paperback edition:  http://www.amazon.com/Haxan-Kenneth-Mark-Hoover/dp/1771481757/ref=tmm_pap_title_0 Apple …

My New Haxan Story, “Talitha Koum” Published by Frontier Tales

Big breaking news day on the writing front! I also have a brand new Haxan story "Talitha Koum" which has just been published in Frontier Tales Magazine. Click the link to read it, and please vote for my story! This is a different kind of story in the Haxan mythos. In this one Magra Snowberry …

Cover Reveal! My New Haxan Novel Coming Soon!

Yay! My new weird western novel Haxan will be published by CZP in May, 2014. Here's a peek of the cover designed by Erik Mohr.   I am currently getting events lined up to attend and talk about the novel. I have been invited to ArmadilloCon in Austin for July 25-27. When I get a …

A Study in Character Motivation Revealed through Style and Voice: “The Bruja and the Ferryman”

Not too long ago I learned I had an upcoming Haxan story in which I used voice and style to reveal character motivation which would be published. I even blogged about it. Well, that dark fantasy story is now live at Frontier Tales and you can read it for free. The story is about Magra …

New Haxan Story “The Weight of Memory”

While I was attending Lone Star Con last week someone asked me if I wrote the Haxan stories in chronological order. I had to admit I did not. I write the stories as they come to me. Sometimes they might be in order, often not. I usually have some idea, however, where they fit along …

Yes, I am going to write The Great American Hobo Novel

I have finally decided I am going to do this for my next big project. I have been interested in this idea for some time. A bit tongue in cheek, but I have called this idea The Great American Hobo Novel for some time. Mostly as a place holder name. I feel there's a lot …