An Amorous Thing is now available!

December 31, 2009 Leave a comment

Hey guys!

Wow–talk about a great end-of-the-year present! I just got word that my short story collection, An Amorous Thing, is now available on Createspace! At over three years in the making, this has been long-coming, and I’m glad to say that it’s finally available after all these long months of work.

If you’re interested in getting it now (instead of waiting a week or so for it to show up on Amazon) and in supporting both myself and my publisher (Lame Goat Press) with a higher royalty, please click on this strand of text to go order the book! It’s $15.95, though I’m not exactly sure what the shipping and handling costs per copy. I’d appreciate if someone would tell me the exact shipping and handling amount if and when they order the book.

Again, thank you everyone. I really appreciate all the support I’ve had throughout these last few months. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the collection.

~ Kody

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Announcing G.A.Y and LETTERS TO JOHN

December 8, 2009 Leave a comment

Although it seems to be the case that I am often overwhelmed or overburdened by my artistic nature, I can’t help but be inspired by someone or something when it decides to jump out at me.

To announce, I will be working on two new projects, consequently and disruptively. The first, though I can’t say much about it, as it’s personal, is called Letters to John, which will be an inflection about current events in my immediate state and how they affect me. It will be written in a journal/diary form, but will contain what I like to think of as ‘immediate purple prose.’ Basically, what that means is that it will be written like a diary, but a diary written by a writer (hence the purple prose.)

The second project, which may take a few days or a few months depending upon how much attention and attention to detail I give to it, will be an article/essay called Great Artistic Ying. If you haven’t already picked up on it, GAY is an anagram into itself. The article/essay will chronicle what I like to call my major coming of age by discussing sexuality, how it came to be (in brutal, pornographic detail,) how I dealt with my ‘other life’ in high school and how I continue to do it in personal life, and how it affects me as both an artist and a visionary. It’ll be a gift foremost to my supporters, companions of civil and equal rights, and the friends who have unabashfully stood by my side throughout all the ugly moments of my life. It will, as such a gift as it is, be released on my website, completed formatted and presented to the readers I have accumulated over my short career.

As it stands, the first ‘secret’ project will be a moment-by-moment thing, and GAY will need to be heavily outlined before I write it so I can be as diligent and honest as I can to the truth. What with Blood being almost finished, and my co-editing project almost finished on Scroll of Anubis, I still have a good load of stuff to keep me entertained. This isn’t counting all the editing and promotion I have to do on old or current projects.

Thanks for tuning in!

~ Kody

An Amorous Thing – Final Cover Revealed

December 7, 2009 Leave a comment

Without further ado, I introduce to you the final cover for An Amorous Thing, created by Dan Galli. Save for a slight amount of cropping that had to be done in order to get rid of black ‘bleed’ space, this will be the final cover.

Amorous Thing full cover cropped

I promote you, you promote me – Open Blog Promos Until January 31rst!

December 1, 2009 Leave a comment

Hello everyone, In an effort to extend both my arms and my friendship to my fellow writers and artists in the horror/writing community, I have decided to open my blog’s doors to anyone looking to promote anything they want. Be it your movie, your book, your art, from now until January 31rst, 2010, I am looking for people to send whatever they want to be promoted on my blog/website Stained Papers. I only ask a few things from the people wanting to submit their products/work for promotion:


1. I’d like what you’d like me to post to already be pre-formatted (meaning I need the proper HTML.) If your promotional post includes HTML, embedded links, videos, or anything else, I need the required HTML formatting in order to post it correctly. This will make it a lot less stressful on both our part’s.

2. I ask that you not send anything containing pornographic material. Now, for you erotica/romance writers out there looking to get on this, have no fear, you’re more than welcome. All I ask is you let me know in your message that the content is erotic in nature and that the adult content is something more than just blood and guts.

3. In exchange for offering this open doorway, I would sincerely appreciate it if you, as a contributor, would be willing to do the same for me in the future. Though your end of the bargain wouldn’t require you to do more than post a link to my collection An Amorous Thing when it comes out, I’d appreciate a little words here and there in order to entice people to at least look at it. I’ll be drafting up a little promotional post that people can spread around here in the near future (as soon as I get the specifics from my publisher,) so if you would like that instead, I’ll be more than willing to offer it.

Those interested in getting in on this offer can email anamorousthing[@] with the subject lining of Blog Promo Exchange.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I hope we can make this work for both of us. 🙂

~ Kody

PS: If you would also be willing to guest blog about your writing/something in particular, I’d be more than willing to let you do that as well.

17 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me

November 28, 2009 Leave a comment

I normally wouldn’t post this kind of thing on a writing blog, but I figure it’ll let people get a little better perspective about who I am as a person and an artist.

So, without further ago… from writing, to life, to more personal details, here’s seventeen things you probably didn’t know about me.

Angelita—the featured-genre screencap

November 26, 2009 Leave a comment

The title says it all.

Angelita Display

Help me pick my author photo!

November 26, 2009 2 comments

Hey biscuit boys and glamorous girls,

I need a little help from you all, particularly on the author-photo front. Although I’ve expressed interest in having a professional take my author picture, I figured I’d did it myself. So… seeing as how I’m (now) back home in Idaho, and I had a digital camera on hand, I took a few pictures to see how they’d come out.

Below are the five I believe are the best in the batch.

If you would be interested in offering an opinion, please pick which one you’d like to see me use as my author photo.

Thank you,

~ Kody


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