The not-so-secret secret to consumer capitalism

This aphorism is going to be to-the-point. It may also come off as dark, so reader beware. I had this thought the other night and jotted it down in my bedside notebook: The not-so-secret secret to consumer capitalism (and, just maybe, pretty much any system of human organization) is that people want to be lied … Read more

Onto The Next Parody

This week I returned to working on Hairy Squatter. I worked out the narrator and the main comic archetype for the protagonist. The narrator is going to be Moldywart, in first-person. He’s giving his version of events to contest the “official” version, told by the (annoying) omniscient narrator of the original. Moldywart is a Trickster … Read more

Confessions Launch

I published Confessions of a Hallway Hustler: Another Shameless Wimpy Kid Parody on December 24, 2023. To launch, I ran a KDP Select Free Book promotion for 5 days, from 12/27 to 12/31. During that time, I ran ads on four platforms: BookBub, Facebook, Google Ads, and Amazon Ads. My plan was to send readers … Read more

Confessions Published

I’m happy to announce that I just published Confessions of a Hallway Hustler to Amazon KDP. They say it’ll up to 3 days for the review process before it goes live. This little project grew in scope until it consumed a good chunk of the last few months. A valuable lesson is over-optimistic completion estimation. … Read more

Hairy Squatter Cover

I just got back the final version of the ebook cover I commissioned for my upcoming Harry Potter parody. It’s called Hairy Squatter and the Scientist’s Groan. Here’s the premise: Hairy Squatter is a bookish twelve-year-old orphan whose great ambition in life is to become a world-renowned cultural critic. While happily working his way through … Read more

Sneaky Twerp is also pesky

I was amused to see recently that Journal of a Sneaky Twerp rose once again to the number one spot in its category on Amazon UK: That being said, the category is almost comically specific. Teen & Young Adult Humor Nonfiction eBooks? Teen & Young Adult Humor About Farts With Hirsute Protagonists Nonfiction But Also … Read more

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