Colonel Mark Kenslir is the last of the cold war supersoldiers, and he’s just come back from the dead. With his memory partly missing, he sets out to remember who, or what, killed him. Can the Colonel complete his last mission, or will the heart-eating shapeshifter he hunted kill him again?
The first book in a pulp-horror series that pits modern day super soldiers against the supernatural.
Targeted Age Group:
18 and up
Traditional pulps were hammered out in record time- they didn’t have the luxury of polishing and polishing their work until it was a fine literary masterpiece. The pulps have a kind of reckless freedom about them and tend to be very fast and not overly complicated. Pulps also have to incorporate an over-the-top feel in everything. You can’t have heros and villains, you have to have SUPER heroes and villains. You have to have action that is borderline ridiculous it’s so over-the-top.
I enjoy a Pulp because its freeing to sit down and just pound it out and not worry about every little detail. With plenty of planning and outlining ahead of time I can knock out a thrilling adventure in less than 40 hours of writing time- some in half that time.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Write. Don’t talk about it. Don’t think about. Don’t put it off. Get an idea. Outline it, then sit down and write! A novel should not take two years to finish. Yes, if your first draft isn’t to your liking, you can spend a year on revisions and beta readers and what not- but first you need to get a basic story hammered out. Far too often I see in forums where someone has spent years on a novel and can’t finish. I have two kids, a dog and dat job and I can crank out a pulp every other month. That includes research and outlining time. If I can do it, anyone can.
I’m a USAF veteran and college drop out. I served from 1990-1994, then returned home to pursue a career in the criminal justice system. I’ve blogged for a regional website, written a few freelance articles for a local paper and currently contribute to the relaunched Amazing Stories website. Mostly, I like enjoying time in front of my beloved TV, watching B Movies with my kids.
I developed the idea for a screenplay for Amazon Studios- using material from books I had sent to the slushpiles years ago. When the screenplay was done, I thought that it might actually make a good men’s adventure/pulp novel and set about writing it out further. By the time I finished, I new I had a potential series I could launch as an Indie.