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Zarpaulus

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See ya at Aquatifur

I'll be selling both my books in print, The Pride of Parahumans and Tales of the Para-Imperium, as well as many books from my publisher Thurston Howl, this Friday to Sunday at Aquatifur. Check us out at Chula Vista (probably not going to recoup the room cost) in Wisconsin Dells.

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Convention Schedule

So, I’ll be at Furry Migration in Minneapolis from September 6th to 8th, just a regular attendee I think. I’ll have a room reserved so if anybody is looking for sleeping space send me a note. I also got a Dealer’s Den table at Aquatifur in Wis Dells, October 11th-13th, again. I randomly checked my…

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See Me in the Dealer's Den at Aquatifur (Wisconsin Dells)

So, I'll definitely be representing Thurston Howl Publications at Aquatifur this weekend, Jan 11th-13th, right across from the con store too. The hours for the den are Friday 1pm-7pm Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 11pm-4pm I've got my novel, The Pride of Parahumans, Mark Engels' Always Gray in Winter…

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Book Giveaway on Twitter

Earlier this year I had a local book store carry some copies of my novella, "The Pride of Parahumans", on consignment. Last week they sent all of them back, including two I autographed for their booth at WisCon. I'm thinking now that I may be overdue for that standard tactic of the indie author, th…

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Now on Archive of Our Own

I finally got into that new fanfic website, I'm currently mirroring my fics there at a rough rate of one chapter a night in largely chronological order. I'm currently a quarter into "Zootopian Eclipse" https://archiveofourown.org/users/Zarpaulus/pseuds/Zarpaulus

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At Fur Squared this weekend

I was too late to get a Dealer's Den booth at Fur Squared this year, but myself and fellow Thurston Howl published author Mark Engels will be running our Paths to Publication panel Saturday at noon and reading excerpts from our novels. Hopefully I can get a booth at Furry Migration though.

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Anyone need a Roommate for Midwest FurFest?

I kind of registered last minute for Midwest FurFest and I don't have a hotel room. There were a couple of different people I was thinking of rooming with, but they ended up in rooms with six people. So, kind of wondering if anyone else going has room available for Saturday night at least?

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Aquatifur and Book Festival

So, this coming weekend I'll be hosting my "Exploring Avenues to Publication" panel again at Aquatifur ( https://aquatifur.com/ ) in the Wisconsin Dells (Saturday, 10:30 am), and generally hanging out. I won't have a booth, but I'll have bookmarks with the cover art Donryu ( http://www.furaffinity.…

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Hosting a Panel at Furry Migration

Me and fellow Thurston Howl author Mark Engels https://mjengels.deviantart.com/ are co-hosting a panel on how we got published at Furry Migration called "Exploring Avenues to Publication". We think it's Sunday at noon. I might have a couple copies of "The Pride of Parahumans" with me for half-price…

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A Gig Economy site for creatives.

Recently, I came across a "gig economy" site called "Fiverr" which connects creative types; writers, graphic designers, interpreters, etc, with clients looking to commission them. I've seen some people there offering to ghostwrite entire novels for $5. Experimentally, I've posted a "gig" starting T…

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Putting the Podcast on Hold

So, I'm starting to run short of Para-Imperium stories to convert into podcasts. As such I'll be cutting back to once a month while I try to write more. In the meantime, I'll be attempting a "trope a day" feature on Wordpress to help develop the setting and put out content rapidly. Please follow ht…

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Discord Server

I started a Discord server for a Fate-system game I started based on my Para-Imperium universe. I was wondering if any of my "fans" as they were had an interest in discussing the setting and contributing their ideas. Maybe even joining the game, we've only got three players. https://discord.gg/QqXT…

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Giving Podcasting a Shot

Well, I've decided to try narrating my stories and compiling them into at least one podcast a week, seeing if I can keep it up until the end of the month at least. I've uploaded my audio version of "The Short Life of a Venusian Sky Pirate" and the first part of "A World Lost" to my new Soundcloud a…

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Starting a Vore Anthology

There have been a number of published vore comics, but shockingly few written works. Most writers of vore stories have only posted their work publicly on the internet to sites such as this one or Fur Affinity. I will not deny that there are a few, such as the "[url=http://www.swallowtailproductions…

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Now on FanFiction.net

I continue to spread myself thin across the internet https://www.fanfiction.net/u/8462624/ At present I have three one-shots (2 Zootopia, 1 Eclipse Phase), and a Zootopia/Hc Svnt Dracones crossover in progress posted over on FanFiction.net, feel free to check them out.

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I hate having to do this, but...

I'm sure you're all tired of reading journals about furries and their problems, I know I am, but I'm in a bit of a tough financial situation myself. On Monday, the 3rd, I got into a car accident. My car was totaled by our insurance (Progressive, cheap sleazebags), and I had to buy a new one. I had…

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Website

Seeing how every writing advice column and podcast has said that you should have your own website, and recommended wordpress as one that's simple enough to run, I've finally buckled down and made one for my Para-Imperium universe: https://paraimperium.wordpress.com I'll be reposting the worldbuildi…

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Para-Imperium and Gaming

So, lately I've been having some ideas on "playing out" my Para-Imperium setting in various games instead of just writing stories about it occasionally. For instance, I've started to come up with an adaptation to the Pen-and-paper RPG Myriad Song http://sanguinegames.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=39…

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Going to Fur Squared

I'll be at Fur Squared in Brookfield, Wisconsin this Friday through Sunday. I plan to hang up a few posters for my Kickstarter ( https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1294577839/the-pride-of-parahumans-anthro-sci-fi-cover-interi )there. Hope to see you all at the con!

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Book Cover Artists?

Does anyone know of a good artist for book covers? I have the feeling that my short novel, ( https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25046972-the-pride-of-parahumans?ac=1&from_search=1 ) The Pride of Parahumans, would get more readership if it had a cover that made it clear it was a furry novel. I'm op…

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Why so few text files accepted?

Why is it that I have to convert my stories into PDF files to upload them to this site? There's furry writers too you know.

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Pay-what-you want and the rest of my to-do list

I changed the Smashwords price for [url=https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/524308]The Pride of Parahumans[/url] back to "pay what you want". Even though the last time only two people paid anything, that was still the only time any copies sold on Smashwords. It's clear that I need more editors, o…

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Novel, "The Pride of Parahumans"

Some time ago I published my novel "The Pride of Parahumans" on Amazon, and more recently on Smashwords and Scribd. Amazon ($2.99): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TUQ8KMK Smashwords ($1.99): https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/524308 Scribd (subscription site): https://www.scribd.com/book/257588496/…