Today, we are lucky enough to welcome Craig Boyack, better known perhaps as coldhandboyack.wordpress.com to our blog, to tell the world about his new book of short stories, The Experimental Notebook II. A finer collection you will not find, believe me!
More from us further down the page, so over to you, Craig .
Thanks for inviting me and allowing me to promote my newest book on your site. This is a collection of short stories and micro-fiction with a speculative bent. You’ll find some paranormal, some science fiction, and the tiniest sprinkle of fantasy.
My first collection sold so well I wanted to produce another one. I took the easy road and added a number. It’s called The Experimental Notebook of C. S. Boyack II.
This is the universal link for the book http://a-fwd.com/asin=B01KENADN6
I get ideas from everything. It could be music, a cloud formation, or some graphic I spotted online. Sometimes it’s an old movie.
There is a story in this collection based upon some debris I spotted in a stream beside my work. We’d been through a huge windstorm, and construction garbage was everywhere. This became a story called Parade Wave.
Most of these ideas won’t carry a full length novel. I discarded them for years before I started adding them to a list. When I burn out on my novel, I sometimes pick up one of these ideas and write something shorter. I left them on my computer for a long time, because I didn’t see publishing them individually.
When the short fiction market picked up, I decided to release my own collection. I made it a good deal, with the idea that someone might enjoy it enough to check out one of my novels. Both Experimental Notebooks are priced at 99¢. Since they are both collections, there is no requirement to read the first book ahead of the second one.
I hope some of your readers will check one of them out, and enjoy their foray into shorter fiction.
When I beta read Craig’s new book of short stories, The Experimental Notebook II, I was under the impression we had reviewed the first book. I distinctly remember reading it, one of the reasons I offered to read the second one. However, I have double checked, and have not found our review anywhere. This post is supposed to be about The Experimental Notebook II, but I cannot let this oversight go unmarked and will subsequently review both books on Amazon and elsewhere.
Craig Boyack has an imagination like no other. His short stories are well written and uniquely different. Such a wide variety of interesting topics, full of memorable characters. Every time you think you have a favorite story, you find another one!
This talent is evident on his website too, making every post a joy to read.
I was born in a town called Elko, Nevada. I like to tell everyone I was born in a small town in the 1940s. I’m not quite that old, but Elko has always been a little behind the times. This gives me a unique perspective of earlier times, and other ways of getting by. Some of this bleeds through into my fiction.
I moved to Idaho right after the turn of the century, and never looked back. My writing career was born here, with access to other writers and critique groups I jumped in with both feet.
I like to write about things that have something unusual. My works are in the realm of science fiction, paranormal, and fantasy. The goal is to entertain you for a few hours. I hope you enjoy the ride.
No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune. – Plutarch
Follow my blog: http://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com
Check out my novels here: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00ILXBXUY
On Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9841203.C_S_Boyack