Audio in Motion

Did I tell you about how upgrading to Windows 10 wiped not just the external hard drive on one computer, but reached through the cloud via Dropbox to wipe some files on another? Yeah. Shit like this happens to me so damn much I just don’t want to talk about it anymore.

So let’s talk about one of the next things the Writers of the Apocalypse has cooking up to order. Partly because I gotta learn somehow, partly because I’ve always wanted to do it, I have slowly been working on producing my first novel, Black Wolf Silver Fox, into audiobook form.

I’m certainly learning stuff as I plug along on this thing! Of course there’s the technical stuff like how to compress audio and clean up background noise… but I also have been learning the art of slowing down with my reading. Who knew I talked that fast!

I don’t finish chapters as fast as I probably should, mostly because this is not a primary project. But I do put things out once in a while. Tonight I just put out a newly edited copy of Chapter 3 (I hated the old one), and if you’re a supporter at you can go listen. But only if you’re a supporter!!

And if you’ve never read this book and want to know more about it, of course I have a nifty store page waiting for you to read it. Just click here.

I’m pondering making a new cover. That old cover is nice, but with new productions should come new artwork. It might be the last new artwork, too.  Well, unless I put out yet another version. For example, I think it would make a killer visual novel… but anyway. I’m not an advocate of revisiting your novels to edit and fix again and again until eternity the way some authors want to do. I feel you should move on.

And yet there is a very nifty perk to doing this. While reading I’m finding errors left and right, or I’m editing awkward paragraphs. The next paperback release of BWSF will be much tighter when I’m done. This is working so well all around I’m determined to do the same for Demonkeeper’s Daughter when I’m finished writing that.

When it comes to a new cover, maybe I’ll go for something with a bit more comic book feel. Or I’ll generate some of my popular 3D artwork. Who knows.

Thoughts are welcome, of course!

What Does the Wôks Say

Crossposted from our shop, Wôks Print.

Currently it says… welcome to our first post here at Wôks Print!

I know I know, we’ve had this website a while over at The Apocalypse Writers… but to be fair we’re only just learning how to handle such interesting things as letting you, our readers, know that we appreciate you. Sure we say it all of the time on Youtube and in various tweets, but here is where it counts. So high five to our first attempt at the occasional newsletter – and by occasional we acknowledge freely that this may not happen very often.

So onward to the news!

If you haven’t noticed, we’ve had a few new products added to expand our already awesome (if scant) content. Posters would be one of them. Apocalypse Writers founder, K. J. Joyner, has made sure a selection of her art prints are available for her collectors – yes, she remembers all of you. Her art style tends to range from one to another, so the choices vary. However you won’t miss her personal flair if you’re familiar with it.

Each poster collection is divided by theme; Fantastic Women, Dragons, Mermaids, and of course her popular Bite Me set. Normally you would only see these images at conventions or, rarely, Etsy but K. J. felt it was time to really begin helping The Apocalypse Writers flesh out.

If you’re an owner of one of her prints, be sure and let us know! Take a picture of yourself with your poster – maybe we can start a reader gallery.

Leslie Fish, prolific folk and filk musician, has re-released her novel, Of Elven Blood, through us and we love it! We have been very excited with the release of this book, as we feel it’s one of the best we have to offer. Leslie is definitely a real wordsmith.

A fantasy romance, we can best describe the story as: A union newspaper editor witnesses a murder and while on the run discovers she’s not human. From there the dangerous element already existent in her life grows while she is forced to fake her own inner demons. If you’re a fan of adult fantasy romance, we encourage you check it out.

And finally, when it comes to coming products we will be introducing what K. J. fondly calls “Books Onna Stick”. There are a lot of ‘retro’ things K. J. does in the working operations of The Writers of the Apocalypse from hand-drawing and tracing the next page of The Heavenly Bride to offering digital books on CD. Books Onna Stick(tm) are yet another retro item, even though the concept isn’t that old.

What are they? Why, they’re digital books on flash drives of course! You can plug them into your computer, or if you have an adapter you can plug them into your cell phone. K. J. has been working hard on this new addition, searching for just the right kind of flash drive. Not any kind would do. She finally settled on the credit card shaped model for quality and a more polished appearance. Each ‘Book Onna Stick’ is made in house, so the right materials have to be chosen carefully.

So keep an eye on the shop, as they will start appearing in the next couple of months along with reprints of various historical tomes and more posters. Of course more posters!

If you are a proud owner of one of our books, we encourage you to please come back and leave some feedback. Did you like it, hate it, wish there were more? We’re all eyes, and we would sincerely love to know.

Until next time!