Station Identification

Station Identification

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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.

I have all the requisite social media – Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr – and you can also ask me questions about my writing via ask.fm and this site. Occasionally, I might even answer.

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.

Regularly Scheduled Programming

I’m back.

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!

Station Identification

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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.

In the interim, however, why not check out all the neat stuff over at the Royal Occultist site?  There’s free fiction, downloads and extra material of all kinds.

And, if non-Royal Occultist stuff is your bag, why not check out the rest of my free fiction, here on this very site?

Or, if you’d like to help me pay my bills, why not buy a book or two? Or even three. Maybe even write a review.

Anyway, see y’all on the flip side.

Station Identification 2016

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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.

Or not.

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.meFacebookTwitterTumblrGoodreads, 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?

Opinionated

So. Here’s the thing. I don’t share my opinions very often. At all, really. I have my reasons, but occasionally, people–readers, fans, friends, vaguely interested parties–ask me to write about something other than myself. I have done so in the past, and I may do so again, in the future, but by and large I’m not interested in it. That said, the question came up again, recently, due to this thing which is making the rounds. Other people have shared their thoughts on it, but someone wrote to me asking why I don’t write about more topical subjects on this blog. So here it is.  (more…)

STATION IDENTIFICATION 2015

Welcome to my little corner of the internet. My name is Josh Reynolds and I’m a freelance author, which is to say that I make things up for a living. It’s not a bad way to make a buck, all things considered.

I have been a professional author since 2007, and I have written and sold a number of novels in that time, some relating to media tie-in franchises, including Gold Eagle’s Executioner line and Games Workshop’s Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40,000 lines.  I have also written and sold a number of shorter fiction pieces, including short stories and novellas. An up-to-date list of my published work can be found on this very site.

Said site is a way station of sorts-a central hub for shameless self-promotion, if you will. While in my past attempts at maintaining a regular social media presence I endeavored to update daily, or weekly, the truth of the matter is, I simply don’t have that much to say, and I’d rather spend my time writing about dragons and space marines than writing about the latest hot topic. I make it a point not to talk politics or religion (unless it’s in a pub, and you’ve bought me a beer), and I try not to comment on matters that don’t concern me directly (unless it’s in a pub, and you’ve bought me a beer). This isn’t to say that I won’t occasionally share an unasked for opinion here (or in a pub, after you’ve…you get the idea.), but it’ll be a rare thing, I’m afraid. Still, if you want to know more about me, I have been interviewed several times.

Should you wish to contact me for whatever reason, I can be reached via a number of social media outlets, including About.meFacebookTwitterTumblrGoodreads, and Linkedin. I can also be reached via the comments section of this site, and I encourage you to do so.

Too, I’m more than happy to answer any questions you might have about something I’ve written. Unfortunately I cannot read your fan-fiction, unpublished novel or short story. I also cannot give you writing advice, put you in touch with my editor or introduce you to another author.

All that said, I hope you visit often, go safely, and leave behind some of the happiness you bring.