I know, I know – I said I wouldn’t ever review any more books or authors in public. And I’m sticking to that promise – this isn’t going to be a review. I promise, it isn’t!
However, there is a fellow Red Adept Select author who goes by the moniker of Edward Lorn, and he’s having trouble getting much traction with his writing. It’s just one of those things where I got lucky, and he didn’t. I don’t understand it. You see, the guy is an amazing writer. I heard his first book “Bay’s End” described as “the best five-star book I never want to read again”. I read it and I have to agree. Think of it as King’s “Stand By Me”, only darker – much darker. That’s all I can say about it without getting into review territory, so I’ll just stop with “I highly recommend it” and point you to an earlier post I made about it at the bottom of my “Conjour 2012” entry.
But that isn’t the main reason for this post. You see, Ed (or “E”), is about ready to release his next novel “Dastardly Bastard”, and he needs help funding the project. To that end, he is starting a Kickstarter campaign. I urge you to at least go and check it out. I know from personal experience, that entering the writing business is a gamble. The new indie model makes it possible to do on your own, but not without the sacrifice of many nights of sleep, considerable gray hair, and a not-so-insignificant amount of cash.
Ed has not asked me to do this. In fact, he doesn’t know I’ve posted this at all. Of course, if he has his Google alerts set the way he should, he’ll find out soon enough. But I would urge anyone who wants to help a guy who shows amazing talent as a horror & suspense writer to please check out his current book (“Bay’s End“), and if you can spare a few bucks to help a struggling writer out, also check out his kickstarter campaign. I know I’m going to.
Oh, a final note of caution – if you are offended by strong language, Ed just might not be your cup of tea. Let’s just say that his characters have no problem expressing themselves in a very “down to earth” manner. However, it’s done in character, not for shock value.
All right, I’m getting down from my soapbox now. Carry on. And be safe.