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 …

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. …

CZP Bought My New Haxan Novel QUATERNITY for July 2015!

A lot of good news on the writing front, recently. Haxan has just been published by CZP last week, and I also learned they want to buy Quaternity for a July 2015 publication date. As followers of this blog know Quaternity has a very special place in my mind. I wrote that novel, all 85,000 …

Writer in Progress: Haxan by Kenneth Mark Hoover

In case you missed it, Darke Conteur ran a special post regarding my new novel Haxan which has just been published by CZP. If you want to read more, please click the link below, and please let her know in the comments section you liked what she did. She even included an excerpt from the …

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 …

Pre-order Information for My New Novel HAXAN

Thermopylae. Masada. Agincourt. And now, Haxan, New Mexico. We go where we’re sent. We have names and we stand against that which must be faced. 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. I am one. …

My Schedule for ArmadilloCon 36, Austin, TX, July 25-27

Here's the latest attending schedule for my upcoming appearance at ArmadilloCon 36. Come see me in action!   Twin Paradox Fri 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Conference Center Gibbons. A discussion of the twin paradox and how it affects the world today.   Space Westerns Sat 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Room F Crider. Why are Westerns so good …

Writer in Progress, HAXAN, by Kenneth Mark Hoover, hosted by Darke Conteur

Darke Conteur has a big blog post on her website about my upcoming book Haxan, including links, blurbs, and places you can purchase the novel being published by CZP. She did a really great job, and this series Writer in Progress is something she does regularly for lots of other really good authors.   Please …

A Personal Writing Note on Future Projects

Now that life have settled down (somewhat) I am starting to turn my attention to a new writing project. I'm debating which direction to explore. I think another novel is the right way to go. Novels work harder than short stories in the long run. But with Haxan coming out in May from CZP/HarperCollins I …

I’m attending the Texas Library Association for CZP Haxan promos!

Wow, this was unexpected but great news. I will be attending the Texas Library Association conference in San Antonio on April 8 and doing Haxan promos for CZP. I will be at the Diamond Book Distributors booth, probably handing out Haxan postcards or something and talking to people. CZP is also thinking if they download …

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 …

Inanna’s Descent to the Underworld

"From the great heaven she set her mind on the great below. From the great heaven the goddess set her mind on the great below. From the great heaven Inanna set her mind on the great below. My mistress abandoned heaven, abandoned earth, and descended to the underworld. Inanna abandoned heaven, abandoned earth, and descended …

Finished Notes for New Novel, Still Hazy on Characterization

I finished the bulk of my notes for the new novel. I like what I have so far. I haven't reconciled the problem of having the story down without a firm grasp of the characters, but I believe I am making progress on that front as well. At any rate I hope I am making …