The MaryMae and the Nightmare Man kickstarter campaign has just under 2 days remaining and is 95% funded. If you want to see more good children’s literature, please consider supporting the campaign and help it reach its main funding goal.
Marymae is just like any little girl, She loves stories about brave princesses and spends a lot of time with her imaginary friend, Waldo. Except to her, he is very real indeed! It’s not a problem until the day her friend goes missing, and no one will take her growing concern seriously. Knowing she can’t leave him in danger – a danger she just KNOWS is there – Marymae sets off to find him. But she finds there are inky shadows slinking through the forest of make believe, and nightmares are threatening to spill past it’s wooded realm and into her world and home. With help from noble pirates wielding chainsaws, armored dinosaurs, and the relentless hope and light of a child’s soul – Marymae and her friends, new and old, will have to face the Nightmare man before it’s too late.
Be part of bringing this wonderful book to life by contributing at its kickstarter page:
This has been a long time coming, and I am happy to finally announce the launch of Hard Moon by David Hallquist.
It was a pleasure to edit this book (as well as the rest of the trilogy), and I’d like to think I made valuable contributions to making it as awesome as it is.
Surprised to find himself alive in a freezing medical waste dump on Luna, and with an alien creature trying to devour his body and mind from the inside, Brandt Wills slowly remembers who he was and how he got in this mess. He discovers he is not the only victim of a hellish secret laboratory performing vile experiments on humans. His only way forward is to fight for his life, his sanity, and his soul against the most powerful forces in the solar system.
Enjoy David Hallquist’s thrilling debut novel and book one of the outstanding Singularity Crisis trilogy
Lyrics, melody and vocals by Ben Zwycky, musical accompaniment by Sean McCleery
Cover art by Corey McCleery
Selected images and colliding planets animation from pixabay
Stock effects from footagecrate.com
Jupiter image from NASA Juno Mission
Balcony figures by Lee Madison
3d modelling and animation in Daz Studio, audio editing in audacity, and video editing, animation, additional effects and post production in Hit Film Pro by Ben Zwycky.
Lyrics to the song:
There is no prize more worthy to be sought,
There is no war that can be harder fought,
Than for the fate of your own very soul,
For eternal are the stakes and goals.
There is a beast that grows inside of me;
One of great strength and raw hostility.
I do not dare let it take full control,
For each time it takes an awful toll.
Its powers have saved my life so many times,
Down in these dank and deadly lunar mines.
The ones who forced this beast into my veins
Shall reap a vast and wrathful hurricane.
I must survive and tell of what I know,
And put an end to this great horror show;
To think that with this monstrous form they can
Improve upon a mortal man?
This is my goal, for now at least I live,
This is the sacrifice that I must give,
To fight for justice, stop those evil men,
And perchance, to find true life again?
So endure! And persist!
Against all expectations inhumanity resist!
Take control! Reach that goal!
Against all expectations work to purify your soul!
Win this war! Beat the odds!
Bring down those men who see themselves as mighty demigods!
Then at last, I’ll know who I am.
In the build up to Superversive Press’ presence at DragonCon again this year, I’ve put together a little promotional video showcasing what we’re about and all the titles we’ve released so far. Share it around and build the hype!
Be inspired, be uplifted, be entertained.
Superversive Press publishes stories that understand the power of hope, the difference between right and wrong, the value of truth, loyalty, honour, and heroic sacrifice.
Feed your mind, expand your horizons, and adventure with us to astonishing worlds.
Music – The Call by Scott Buckley – http://www.scottbuckley.com.au
solar system animation from videvo.net
Public domain Jupiter image from NASA Juno mission
Explosion, electricity, fire, smoke, laser effects and rotating ship animation from footagecrate.com
Background images and exploding moon animation from pixabay.com
HDRI backgrounds from hdrihaven.com
3D rendering and animation in Daz Studio, additional 2D and 3D effects, animation and video editing in Hit Film Pro by Ben Zwycky
After creating promo videos for other people’s books, I thought it was about time that I made one for one of my own. I hope you agree it captures the mystery and wonder that the book itself evokes in its readers so far.
If you haven’t tried it yet, see what all the fuss is about by following this link.
This is how I envisioned the poem, and is now the official video trailer for the book. Imagine your favourite voice actor reading it out, or just soak in the power of the words themselves. What say you all, good enough?
Also, benzwycky.wordpress.com is now benzwycky.com :¬)
I am currently in the final stages of self-publishing Nobility Among Us. The final book cover, internal artwork and manuscript have been approved, and are currently being processed by the printer, after which I will obtain a single copy for final approval before it goes on general sale (most likely in about a month).
Going the self-publishing route means doing all of my own marketing, and my funds are extremely limited. I have an idea for promoting the book via youtube video, but I don’t have the skills or tools to produce something of sufficient quality, I am especially interested in high-quality audio.
So, I would like to announce a youtube video creation contest, with a small cash prize, the overall prize fund being 60 US dollars plus two free copies of the book, the winning videos being used to promote the book. Continue reading