Why do you publish stories in non-chronological order?
I simply love the idea that there is this universe – a whole life – which is already lived (until the present day at least) for my main character, and that I can choose to zoom in on any one part of that life and tell a story from that day, week or even hour.
Why do you publish many of your stories on a website?
The vision behind Shade of the Morning Sun is a giant web of interrelated stories that link to each other – and can be read in any order. That is not possible to do in ebook-form the way the market currently is (a clone of the physical book market – just online). So that’s why. The website is, par excellence, the best way to present these stories, although some will be ebook-only.
Why can’t I get your ebooks on Amazon?
Because Amazon is being pretty dickish with regard to worker’s rights and safety (more than they usually are). And I generally don’t like monopolies. It’s just my personal opinion. If you like Amazon and earn your daily bread there, more power to you.
You should be able to convert the epub files from the ebooks you buy from my existing vendors easily enough with a program like calibre, so you can read them on your Kindle or Kindle App.
Why are there different people posing for the same character photos?
Because I’m not rich enough to pay someone to model for me. But these were some really beautiful photos which were offered royalty-free from Unsplash.com and other sites, and I felt they did the characters justice, even if there are some difference between the people portraying them not just over time, but often in the same time period. For me it is more important to find a photo that captures the general mood of a character or situation than something that looks exactly like Carrie or Jon or whomever did in, say, 2005.
Can I follow you on social media?
Not yet, because I simply don’t have the time to maintain social media accounts for this project as well as the ones I have for my IT-business. However, they will come up at some point and then you will be the first to know if you visit this site regularly – or sign up to my newsletter.
How do I know when new stories come out?
Easy peasy – sign up to my mailinglist, and you will be the first to know!