Friday, December 27, 2013


the lonely hipster by ellis drake cover

Hello everyone! I know things have been rather silent on ye olde blog lately. I've been focusing mainly on non-fiction writing for the last few weeks and didn't really have any updates available.

However! I wanted to let you all know that I'm gearing up to publish The Lonely Hipster, a mystery—or hipstery, as I like to call it—about the only hipster living in a small factory town, in January. I already have the cover put together (thanks to my brother for agreeing to be my model! You can also see him on the cover of Tweet the Police) and just have to work on formatting. Very soon it will be ready to publish!

My plan is to offer The Lonely Hipster for free on during the first week after it's published, then price it at 99 cents for the next three weeks before raising the price to the typical $2.99, where I will keep it indefinitely. This way the first people to purchase the novella will get the best deal on it. So watch this blog for the release date and you'll be able to download the novella for free!

I also recently published two novellas, The Fornarina Affair and The Aspen House, to Smashwords. I'm still waiting on them to be published to B&N and iTunes, but I will update the buy links on my books page once they're available. In the meantime, if you use a reading device other than Kindle or a Kindle app, you can download the EPUB, PDF, and LRF versions of both those novellas at Smashwords.

I want to thank all my loyal readers, friends, family, and fellow authors for their support this year. I honestly would have given up on writing a long time ago if it wasn't for your encouragement and help. I hope you all have a great holiday season and here's to a fabulous year of reading and writing in 2014!