As of this writing, I have this problem where I used to write a lot of fiction, and some of it actually got somewhat finished. I’ve decided to get back into it on a non-professional basis, and I’m not technically an author yet, but there’s actually a real and very weird danger of that happening somewhere down the road. Regardless, that which gets finished is likely to show up here, and ideally, there’ll be a mix of book-length works for sale and shorter pieces that are viewable for free.

For the most part, I work in fantasy fiction. My fiction is generally dark or Gothic in nature, and often very adult; I haven’t led a cookie-cutter life, and I’m finding myself working almost entirely with darker themes. I am not a happy or healthy person, and I don’t have happy or healthy things to talk about for the most part. That said I do have an idea for a young adult novel/series that I might work on that won’t be excessively gritty. As it stands I assume there’ll be a higher ratio of more standard literary fiction as time goes on, but right now much of what I do is fairly pulpy. Sorry. I do try to do smart action as opposed to formula written stuff. If nothing else I try to drop colorful characters in alien settings.

Updates will be posted on the main news page, and likely in the fiction blog as well. What I write about there is likely going to stick to fiction and craft and writing talk; think of it as an informal, irreverent place where I talk writing in general.

Enjoy the site.

-Adam Shurte