I don't think writers say it enough, but I'm thankful for readers. Without them, we're just scribbling in the dark to further our own insanity. And readers that leave reviews are greatly treasured, even the ones who leave not-so-good reviews because without those kind, no one would believe the good ones. So, thank you readers. I wish there were more of you.
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Today is the last day of Follow Fest, a platform-building hop hosted by Melissa Maygrove. I didn't find out about it until today when I read Alex J. Cavanaugh's post from Wednesday. Yes, I should visit in a more timely fashion.
Name: Jeff Chapman.
Fiction or nonfiction? Fiction.
What genres do you write? Fantasy, Horror, and Historical. Sometimes all at once.
Are you published? Yes, some short stories and novellas. The more I write the longer my stories become, so I'm sure I'll eventually write novels. Click on the publications tab to see a full list but here are my latest ones.
- "In the Kappa's Garden" in Spaceports & Spidersilk (July 2014).
- "Blood and Beauty" in Songs of the Satyrs from Angelic Knight Press (April 2014).
- Last Request: A Victorian Gothic (March 2014).
- "Good King David" in King David and the Spiders from Mars from Dybbuk Press (March 2014).
Do you do anything in addition to writing? Thinking about offering to format books for epub and Kindle.
Tell us a little about yourself. I craft software by day. I like cats. I have way too many books, which is why I love ebooks (no storage problem). I have degrees in history and software engineering. I drink hot chocolate (the real stuff made with milk) with the same fervor that some people crave coffee. I love classic ghost stories in the M. R. James tradition.
What are you reading right now? Crispin: The Cross of Lead and various books about writing and daily life centuries ago.
Which authors influenced you the most? Kafka, Poe, C.S. Lewis, John Gardner, the list goes on and on and I continue to discover writers that I want to influence me.
Where can people connect with you? Twitter, Goodreads, Google+, and Facebook.