So, in the past there has been a plethora of ways in which a curious reader might ask me a question, including Ask.fm, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Tumblr, et cetera. There was even a page on this site. Unfortunately, having too many options is just as bad as too few. In the interests of being a bit more efficient with my time, I’ve decided to consolidate my efforts. To that end, I’ve decided to start up a new regular feature here – the Reader Mailbag. Continue reading “Twenty Questions”
Just a quick note to say I’ll be a bit scarce for the next month or so, both here and on social media. As some of you may be aware, my wife and I are expecting our first child in early September, which means I’ll be fairly busy for the next few…years?
Anyway, I won’t be gone forever, but this is your three minute warning that the blog might be fairly quiet for the next few weeks (or months). In the meantime, please feel free to enjoy some free fiction or consider checking out my Patreon.
For me, the first day of a new year always brings with it the scent of new possibilities and potential. It’s a day to clean up the office, and tidy my work space. To finish up the last of the previous year’s obligations, and make room for the ones to come.
It’s also the perfect day to remind new readers and old of who I am, and what this site is all about. So. My name is Josh Reynolds, and I’m a writer, occasional editor and semi-professional monster movie enthusiast.
I have been a professional author since 2007, and have had over twenty novels published in that time, as well as a wealth of shorter fiction pieces, including short stories, novellas and the occasional audio script. An up-to-date list of my published work, including licensed fiction for Games Workshop’s Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40,000 lines, can be found on this site.
I grew up in South Carolina, a place where hoodoo is still regularly practised. Where vampire-trees are marked with witch-sign and where soul-bottles are hung from branches. Where people paint their houses blue to keep out hungry ghosts and never burn wood from a tree where someone’s been hanged. In retrospect, my chosen vocation is, perhaps, unsurprising.
While this site is mostly a place to promote my work, and update readers on new releases, appearances and the like, it is also what I like to call a ‘secondary creative outlet’. Less pretentiously, it’s a place where I occasionally talk about my writing and what goes into it, as well as various other things that attract my interest. Mostly monster movies, and neat bits of ephemera I collect or produce.
Should you wish to sample my work before you purchase it, I encourage you to have a look at my free fiction page. There are short stories, serials and even a few audios. If you feel like risking a dollar, you could also check out some of the short stories on my Patreon page.
There. Now we’re all caught up. On with the show.
As 2016 kicks its last, 2017 circles the dimming fire, yellow eyes alight with eagerness. It’s hungry, this new year. Ready to pick the bones of the old, and yours as well, if you let it. I suggest avoiding that, if at all possible.
Anyway, here’s how I handled 2016. And how I’m planning to handle 2017. Continue reading “State of the Union”
Houses have been moved, and the necessary details shifted and sorted, to the relative satisfaction of all concerned. There are still things to be done, but nothing that’ll interfere with my schedule. In other words: I live…again.
Besides all the re-painting, re-wiring and re-grouting I’ve been doing to get our place shipshape, I’ve also finished one novel and started another, as well as completed a short story. And I’m still hammering away at a few other projects, but I’ll talk more about those on Wednesday.
Anyway, just a quick drive-by post to say we now return you to your regularly scheduled programming. Coming up next…the Occult Detective Quarterly Kickstarter! Fabius Bile! Work in progress updates! Halloween! And more!
I’m moving house in the next week or so, so posting here will be on the light-to-nonexistent side for the duration. Amuse yourselves with this test pattern until my return, whereupon I’m sure I’ll have plenty to talk about. Or not. We’ll play it by ear.
And, if non-Royal Occultist stuff is your bag, why not check out the rest of my free fiction, here on this very site?
Anyway, see y’all on the flip side.
Happy New Year! Welcome to the grim darkness of the far future, where that guy (or gal) you hate is president (or prime minister) and all of your worst nightmares, be they political, economic, religious or cultural, have come hideously, inexorably, true.
Either way, welcome to HUNTING MONSTERS, online home of Josh Reynolds, writer, occasional editor and semi-professional monster-movie enthusiast. A professional author since 2007 (or thereabouts), he’s had over twenty novels published in that time, as well as a wealth of short stories, novellas and even the odd audio-script. If you’re interested, a full list of his published works can be found on this site.
Josh grew up in South Carolina, a place where hoodoo is still regularly practiced. Where vampire-trees are marked with witch-sign and where soul-bottles are hung from branches. Where people paint their houses blue to keep out hungry ghosts and never burn wood from a tree where someone’s been hanged.
In retrospect, his chosen vocation is unsurprising.
Should you wish to contact him, he can be reached via a number of social media outlets, including About.me, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Goodreads, and Linkedin. He can also be reached via the comments section of this site, or failing that, ouija board.
He is happy to answer any questions you might have about something he’s written. Unfortunately he cannot read your fan-fiction, unpublished novel or short story. No, not even if you ask him nicely. He also cannot give you writing advice, put you in touch with his editors or introduce you to another author.
Singularly unhelpful sort of fellow, ain’t he?