‘Roommates’ – A New “Creepy Little Bedtime Story” is Now Available

‘Roommates’ – A New “Creepy Little Bedtime Story” is Now Available

Today marks the release of Roommates, my third “creepy little bedtime story.” It’s a story I started months ago, then it had to sit for a while for the missing part of the story to come into being. That happened recently, and the short is now complete and available digitally as a Kindle download. Here’s a snippet: Roommates By William F. Aicher Something is happening, here in my head. A something I can’t explain. Something I don’t know. But it’s there. A change. An opening. A transmutation. A metamorphosis. I…

7 Tips for Editing Your Novel

7 Tips for Editing Your Novel

I’ve been a member of the writing community for almost a decade now, in particular the independent and self-published writing scene. As a member, I communicate with a lot of other writers – via social media, writer groups, my website, in person etc. and one of the most common issues I hear people dealing with is how to edit your own writing. Now, I’m not an expert writer. I’m still learning as I go, and getting a lot of help from the writing community myself as I continue to hone…

Early Cover Concepts for ‘The Unfortunate Expiration of Mr. David S. Sparks’

Early Cover Concepts for ‘The Unfortunate Expiration of Mr. David S. Sparks’

One thing I do while writing that tends to help spur creativity and get me into the proper state of mind for a project is to spend time trying out different cover concepts. The whole process of trying to accomplish the proper aesthetic helps me to better understand the feel I’m trying to bring across in the written product. As mentioned previously, I’m currently working on a fairly ambitious speculative futurist/sci-fi book that I’m calling ‘The Unfortunate Expiration of Mr. David S. Sparks’ (although as you’ll see below, sometimes it’s…

‘A Confession’ Has a New Description

‘A Confession’ Has a New Description

As feedback and reviews of ‘A Confession‘ come in, I’ve sat down with my publisher and we’ve worked out a revised description of the book to help potential readers get a better feel for what exactly ‘A Confession’ is about. Calling it a 21st Century libertarian existential crisis just doesn’t cut it, and neither does the vague description that we originally went with. We originally kept it purposefully vague so you discover more in the book, but it turned out to be so vague that people really had no idea…

Get a Free Copy of the Short Story ‘Pretty When You Sleep: A Creepy Little Bedtime Story’

Get a Free Copy of the Short Story ‘Pretty When You Sleep: A Creepy Little Bedtime Story’

A few months ago I published ‘Pretty When You Sleep,’ the second of my “creepy little bedtime stories” to Amazon Kindle. It’s a short thriller, looking at the creepiness of stalkers in the age of social media. Kind of “Instagram Horror” – which apparently is now becoming a thing – as the YouTube short below can attest. Well, now if you sign up for my e-mail newsletter you can get a copy of my short story for free. (To be clear, it’s a completely different story than the video – they’re…

‘A CONFESSION’ is Coming July 8, 2016 + Win a Signed Copy

‘A CONFESSION’ is Coming July 8, 2016 + Win a Signed Copy

GenZ Publishing Releases William F. Aicher’s “A Confession” Aberdeen, NJ June 27, 2016 GenZ Publishing is proud to announce the July 8 release of William F. Aicher’s “A Confession,” a look inside the mind of a nameless man struggling to find meaning in a life that he now questions. Journey with him as he navigates through this crisis by recounting of the choices he has made to a captive. His falling in love with a millennial, a glossy mirror of who he used to be, just adds to his life…

Sneak Peek at ‘Roommates’ + Cover Reveal

Sneak Peek at ‘Roommates’ + Cover Reveal

As I continue my schedule of releasing one new short story on Kindle each month, I’m finishing up work on the third story of 2016. This time I’ll be releasing another unnerving, suspenseful piece – but it won’t be a bedtime story. April’s release will be called ‘Roommates’ and here’s a little preview: Oh, you’re back. I missed you. Thought you’d gone. It was getting lonely here without you. I didn’t know how to keep on. The silence was driving me crazy. Well, maybe not the silence, but the emptiness….

‘Secret: A Creepy Little Bedtime Story’ is Free Right Now!

‘Secret: A Creepy Little Bedtime Story’ is Free Right Now!

To celebrate the release of ‘Pretty When You Sleep,’ I’m giving away, ‘Secret,’ my first “creepy little bedtime story” for free on Kindle through March 17th. So, if the 99 cents has been just a bit too much to invest in a short story, now’s your chance to see what all the fuss is about for free. Zip. Zero. Zilch. Nada. If you like it, the only thing I’m asking for in return is a review. If you’re feeling extra generous, tell your friends about it. And if you really like…