As a philosophy, Kintsugi treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.
FAQ for questions related to the A Fistful of Demons anthology.
I’ve designed quite a few variant covers for The Widow’s Son, and have run several of them through A/B testing with my target audience. Here are the results.
Finding the optimal cover design can take a lot of iterations. Sometimes you hit it out of the park with the first try, and sometimes it’s the tenth. Sometimes a cover looks great in full size, but becomes lost in a muddy blend of colors in the thumbnail.
Mahalas Press will be publishing a Weird West/Western Horror anthology of short fiction titled A Fistful of Demons from both debut and established authors in the Fall of 2022. We are based in the US, and welcome submissions from around the world.
I have two blurbs for The Widow’s Son competing for my affection, so I decided to A/B test them. The target audience was male SFF readers between the ages of 25–44.
Twenty-two-year-old Jesse Two Crows, grandson of the famous occult hunter Zarahemla, has struck out to make his way in the world as a riverboat captain and leave the family business of monster hunting behind.
I decided to run a A/B test of candidate covers for The Widow’s Son. There are a few sites that let you do this, I chose PickFu.com. It’s not free, and depending on the size of the survey and the targeted audience, it can get expensive. I kept my survey limited to 50 men who … Continue reading Book Cover Smackdown
Many years ago I wrote a short story for a little Weird West anthology that would eventually become The Widow’s Son. It’s a bit rough, but I reckon I’d share it all the same.
Just a quick post of some awesome fan art inspired by The Widow’s Son.