We’ve made it. Order your copy of The Ballad of Stevie Pearl, available today: Amazon, Apple, Lulu, and My Website.
What a ride… Getting to this day — today — has been nothing short of 12 rounds with Apollo Creed. Instead of Rocky, battered and bruised, yelling “Adrien!” — you’ve got me waking up with splitting headache in the bed of a pickup truck whispering “Stievie…” (if you know, you know).
I’ve never been called a racist, misogynist, worthless, untalented piece of shit in my entire life — until I wrote this story. I’ve never received 1 star reviews. I’ve never faced so much vitriol simply because I held a mirror up to the world.
The website I had always wished for.
So, I’ve made some pretty significant progress with The Final Book lately. I started building a new highly visual and immersive website for the story. The goal is that it will be a usable version of Dr. Hork’s HUD — Human Utopian Database — where readers can experience a much more in-depth version of the story. Not only will the website contain the entire Gods novel, but it will also include character profiles and supplemental content. It’s slowly turning into the website I had always dreamed to make a decade+ ago, but never had the skills, resources, time, or ability to attempt.
After an almost 4 year break, I’m back doin’ the dirty.
Why? Good question. I don’t know… I guess X feels like the most efficient and rational way to connect with new readers. In practice, I don’t think social media ever helped grow my reader base – but I’ve also never put any real effort into it. My personal account was always the last to be updated, and by the time I got around to it, I just didn’t care anymore.
I recently completed the artwork and placed orders for Stevie Pearl bookmarks and tour badges.
I love when creation meets the tangible world. It’s always one of the best parts of the process, when you get to see your ideas manifest in three dimensions. Holding your book is always the biggest milestone, but bookmarks and tour badges make it feel complete. You’re creating promo and merch, and that means you’re at the end of the journey.