Today, I begin a two-part series on the work of self-published author, Kevin Brennan. I’ve been following Kevin’s blog – What the Hell – for a while and I enjoy his eyes-wide-open approach to the whole self-publishing industry.
Things are pretty exciting for Kevin right now. He’s in the midst of a book launch for his latest novel – Yesterday Road. And hasn’t he created a fabulous cover? I’m looking forward to the read – just downloaded it today. You can pop over to Kevin’s blog and read the first chapter and see what you think, then follow the links to purchase.
Yesterday Road on Amazon.com – right here
Yesterday Road (other formats) – right here
I recently reviewed another of Kevin’s work – a book of ficlets (isn’t that a neat word!) – Our Children are not Our Children. I thought I’d share that review.
A trip through the disturbingly selfish realms of the parental soul
The price is right for a quick read – load it onto your e-reading device before you commute to or from work and you’ll have an engrossing read that is well worth the effort. Brennan takes the reader on a trip through the disturbingly selfish realms of the parental soul. Fathers seem uncaring and, at times, cruel – mother’s selfish and unavailable. The writing style – from a story of straight dialogue with no quotation marks at all, to the man packing for a dangerous mountain assault, running through his list of supplies, everything that happens around him described with the extended metaphor of the climb – rushes the reader along to the conclusion of each piece, breathless to turn the last page. The stories pick away at our own parental composure. Let the one free of sin, cast the first stone.
Again, follow the links to purchase.
Our Children Are Not Our Children on Amazon.com – right here
Our Children Are Not Our Children (other formats) – right here
Kevin can also be found on Facebook and Twitter. His first book, Parts Unknown, is for sale direct from the author – right here.
Tomorrow, in part two of this series, readers will find a guest post by Kevin. He has done a great expose on a new self-publishing resource called, Oyster. You’ll want to read all about what this new service might and might not offer to self-published authors.
I remember you’re talking about the Our Children book Fran . . . I love this post. I’m leaning towards leaning Halloween, especially sincew Brit specifically asked . . . 🙂
Brit can be pretty hard to resist! She will be a bubble bee for Halloween even though she insists she will be a kitty cat. Should be interesting. Glad you liked the post.
I really enjoyed Our Children are not are Children. I look forward to reading Yesterday Road. Best of luck to Kevin!
Thanks for stopping by, Jill. I’m so pleased that I have been able to feature the work of no less than three great self-published authors this month. Go Kevin, go 🙂
Very nice write-up of Kevin, his work, and Our Children. I loved that book too, and really enjoyed this post!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment. I hope you’ll come back for Kevin’s guest post tomorrow.
“…a trip through the disturbingly selfish realms of the parental soul…” has really caught my imagination and I really like the sound of the style of writing as being so direct and descriptive. A tantalising review. Thanks!
You are very welcome. I found myself thinking about those little snippet stories sometime after I was done reading.