Sunday, January 28, 2007

The Fiction of HAC

It has been pointed out to me that there are a bunch of newbs on our list who have no idea what most of my non-Northwest independence books are about or where to order them, since the days when I could order hundreds of comps and pass them out free are long gone.

For those of you who would like to sample some of my literary wares, I am presently the author of ten (non-Northwest) published novels using the "print per order" system which has effectively broken the hold of the multi-national corporations on publishing. They make good gifts, and there is a political and racial message somewhere in all of them, even the most crassly commercial. In no particular order of importance, my multifarious (non-Northwest) magnum opi are:

Fire and Rain - The first Matt and Heather Redmond detective novel. Not quite overtly racial, since when I wrote it, I still had hopes of slipping it by an Establishment publisher, but a lot of good anti-lefty stuff and some anti-Jew for those who can read between the lines. Popular with older coots like myself who remember all that hippy-dippy crap in the Sixties. This one has some nasty murders, some raunchy sex I put in by way of commercial dirt, and a ghost.

Slow Coming Dark - A Novel of the Age of Clinton - The second Matt and Heather. A must for all hard-core Clinton-haters. I knew this one would never make it to Establishment publication, so I let it all hang out a lot more, and I really had fun writing it. One tasteful bedroom scene but no raunchy sex, a lot of foul-mouthed mobsters but then they really talk like that, and an outrageously anti-Clinton plot.

Other Voices, Darker Rooms - Short stories and short novels, mostly horror and supernatural. This anthology also contains the third Matt Redmond story, the novella Bringing Mary Home. The final novelette, The Madman and Marina, is my own personal pick for the best short piece I've ever done.

The Stars In Their Path - The one about reincarnation. My personal pick for the best novel-length thing I've ever done. I have had this described to me as my "chick book", i.e. it's the closest thing I've ever done to writing a romance. This is one of the two of my novels that Morris Dees chose to smear and vilify in his so-called "review" of my fiction in his magazine back in 2002.

Vindictus - The one about the seventeenth-century gunfighter in Cromwell's England. One reviewer on Amazon described this as "an evil Three Musketeers." A lot of swashing of the buckle. This is probably the most popular one I have written, judging by reader reaction. One or two mildly raunchy sex scenes, no ghosts but a lot of gruesome violence. Well, one very brief ghost.

Bonnie Blue Murder - My Civil War murder mystery. Says some very unkind things about the Chosen Ones. I was actually offered an Establishment publication on this one many years ago if I would remove all Jewish references, which I declined to do. See if you can guess whodunnit; an amazing number of people can't, even knowing me as they do. I was going to write more Hugo Legares, byt I've kind of lost the genius loci. No ghosts, no raunchy sex, actually action is rather slow since this is done in Victorian literary style.

Revelation 9 - My personal choice for the most mediocre thing I've written. It's a Stephen King knock-off, your basic haunted house story, multiple ghosts, but for some reason this one is very popular with female readers. This is odd, since it's the only one I've ever written with a female protagonist. I'm not too good with female characters, in my opinion. I'm told it has some truly scary scenes in it.

The Black Flame - The second Covington novel that sent Morris Dees' reviewer into conniption fits. Medieval murder mystery. Seems to be almost as popular as Vindictus with my male readers. Lots of gratuitous violence and perverted sex, sword fights, torture, looting and pillaging, strong White men, beautiful and evil White women, and general swashbuckling. No ghosts, but one demon and some black magic. When I get done with the Northwest fiction, and I get settled in up here and have time to write more, I'll probably do more Sir Thomas Clave novels. The climate in this part of the Homeland is very similar to Britain and that helps with genius loci.

Rose of Honor - General medieval swashbuckler set in the time of the Wars of the Roses in England during the fifteenth century. The first Redmond family novel I wrote this one when I was sixteen years old, and although I have revised it since then it's still a bit juvenile, but Rose does have its fans.

The Renegade - My Irish vampire novel, written when I was living in Ireland. Nobody actually seems to read this one; I have gotten almost no feedback on it, but one reader did order it recently and he liked it. No ghosts but one vampire who turns out to be ET. Interesting Irish setting for those who have never been there.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You wrote Rose of Honor when you were 16??!?!?!

You are amazing. That was a really good one!!

7:42 PM  

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