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 …

Hello Again From the Writing Swamps!

I've been remiss from blogging these pages and I want to apologize. But it's not like I've been sitting idle. Got lots of news coming up on the publishing front which I hope interests you. First, my new Haxan novel Seven Devils will be published by CZP sometime next year. As I get more information …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Kenneth Mark Hoover Writer Biography

  Kenneth Mark Hoover has sold over sixty short stories and articles. His fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Strange Horizons, and many other magazines and anthologies. His first novel, a dystopian SF called Fevreblau, was published by Five Star Press in 2005. He is a member of SFWA and HWA. …

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 …

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. …

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 …

Wow, my novel HAXAN is up for preorder by CZP/HarperCollins (plus a shout out)

All right, this is pretty cool. CZP/HarperCollins already has my upcoming dark fantasy novel Haxan up for preorder on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback. Thanks! Haxan Preorder Page And another cool thing that happened. My novel was listed (with many other upcoming novels to be sure) on the Westeros.org site. Now that right there …

So You Wrote a Story. But, Does it Look Right on the Page?

Harlan Ellison once said how he wrote a script and handed it to a director. The director took one glance at the first page and said, "Not filmable." Ellison was taken aback. "What do you mean it's not filmable? You haven't read it." "I don't have to read it," the director said, handing it back. …

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 …

Chicon7 Update: getting tired but still going

Last night I attended the Chizine party and had a really good time. Talked writing with Janet Harriet and made new friends. Also did some preliminary convention planning with Sandra Kasturi and Brett Savory, the owners of Chizine. Sandra Kasturi introduced me as a new Chizine author and mentioned the Haxan novel. I talked to …

Guest Blogger: Jenn Nixon’s new novel Lucky’s Charm

Today I am happy to welcome Jenn Nixon as a guest blogger. She will talk about her new novel Lucky's Charm. Enjoy! --KMH   Jenn Nixon says: I started writing at a very young age but didn't realize I actually wanted to make a living as a writer until I finished my first Star Wars …