After more than ten years of writing non-fiction, I just published some fiction. It’s a short story titled “Deadly Sin #3” and is part of a series I’m calling “Horrible Endings. You can guess why…
If you like that genre, you can buy the book here.
For the long explanation, here’s a video with some background information. Watch out for the spoilers though:
And this is a video with some details about Deadly Sin #3. Again, spoilers!
To clearly answer the question that I’ve been asked repeatedly since this story went live:
Will I stop writing about martial arts and self-defense?
No, not at all.
I have three MA/SD books going right now and plans for many more. I only write fiction when I’m temporarily stuck with those books and when I need to occupy my mind with something totally different. Then I write some fiction and it helps me get back to the non-fiction with a clearer head.
Also, it’ fun. I enjoy it. I had so much fun writing those stories, it should be illegal.
So there it is. No worries, plenty more to come both in fiction as in non-fiction.
We all know what the adage says about “judging a book by its cover,” (I’m sure it’s good, Wim. :) ) but I have to say that cover with the skull and bones is really cool. Did you draw/design it? I’m a “skull guy” (Skull jewelry, clothing, artwork, etc.) so that kind of thing appeals to me. It would make a pretty sick tattoo in full color.
Thanks. I’m very happy with the covers as they turned out exactly how I wanted them to be. All four short stories have the skull in them, but always in a different way.
This is the person who did the covers: https://www.fiverr.com/jimmygibbs
Total cost 5-15$ depending on certain factors. I have seen tons of covers from big publishing houses that were totally hideous in comparison to mine, so I’m pretty happy with them. Jimmy did all the design but I picked the images to use and was very specific in what I wanted. As a result, he made the concepts I had in my head come to life and improved upon them. It was fun creating these. :-)