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 …

“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 …

“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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

“I’m your huckleberry.”

In an old writing group we had an ongoing joke you never "arrived" until you wrote an Elvis story. Many members did, I did not. The same sort of thing might be said of westerns, but with Doc Holliday. This consumptive blue-eyed killer continues to generate stories, ideas, and unverifiable legends. I got to thinking. …

Woo! My New Story “Talitha Koum” to be Published by Frontier Tales in June

My new Haxan story "Talitha Koum" is scheduled to be published by Frontier Tales in June of this year. I am looking forward to this. It's a "Magra" story more than anything else, and though written from Marwood's perspective, it's mostly about her. We learn more about her early life and especially her mother, Black …

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 …

What’s for Dinner? Texas Hash!

Posted about having this on Twitter and a friend wanted the recipe. Ask and you shall receive! We've been making this dish in our family many years. You can swap out or change the main ingredients to make it vegetarian if you so wish. Easy to make, and yummy. Have fun!1 pound ground beef3 large …

My New Story Coming from Frontier Tales, and a Discussion of Character Motivation Revealed by Voice and Style

Frontier Tales has accepted a new Haxan story from me. It will appear in September. The title is as yet undecided. I'm really excited about this story for many reasons. It features Magra Snowberry and tells the story how she tries to get home to the man she loves. Standing in her way are four …

“One Life Between Earth and Sky” published by The Western Online!

Hooray! My new Haxan story "One Life Between Earth and Sky" has just been published by The Western Online. This story is only 1500-words long and it took me over a year to write. This dovetails perfectly with Stephe Thornton, another of my writing friends, who tweeted yesterday whether quality or quantity is more important. …