Saturday, December 28, 2019

My 2019 Publication End-of-Year Wrap-Up

As most indie writers can relate, I suffer the malaise of feeling like I never get enough writing accomplished. However, looking back over the year of 2019, I feel like I should be satisfied, or at least can assure myself that the year has been productive “enough”... especially as I have day jobs, a family, and am involved in volunteer organizations for my children! Additionally I can look forward to a number of great projects already lined up for next year of 2020. So for purposes of self-accounting (i.e. bragging), here are my publication highlights for the year:


1. I published my first novel:

DOORWAYS TO THE DEADEYE (JournalStone, July, 2019)
https://www.amazon.com/Doorways-Deadeye-Eric-J-Guignard/dp/1947654977/


2. I published my favorite (and most ambitious) anthology to date:

Pop the Clutch: Thrilling Tales of Rockabilly, Monsters, and Hot Rod Horror (Dark Moon Books, January, 2019)
https://www.amazon.com/Pop-Clutch-Thrilling-Rockabilly-Monsters/dp/1949491056/


3. I published a smaller anthology of reprint stories as part of a project series:

Strange Tales of the Macabre: Post-Apocalyptic (
5X5 Publishing, July, 2019)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VNHYR79


4. I published the fourth Primer book in my series EXPLORING DARK SHORT FICTION.

Exploring Dark Short Fiction #4: A Primer to Jeffrey Ford (Dark Moon Books, September, 2019)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07X5MW4PS


5. I gained 14 more short story publication credits (8 of these are reprints)

Top 3 originals are:

 “Carmine Lips and a Fade into Oblivion” for Cemetery Dance Online
https://www.cemeterydance.com/extras/cd-ebook-spotlight-that-which-grows-wild-eric-guignard/

 “A Notable Incursion of Dinosaur Ants” in Red Sun Magazine, issue #5
https://www.amazon.com/Red-Sun-Magazine-Eric-Guignard-ebook/dp/B07R651M3Z

 “Deep Down, the Lake of a Thousand Graves” in the anthology
Tales of the Lost Volume 1
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1704811627/


6. PLUS I continue to run, publish, and promote my own indie press:
DARK MOON BOOKS
www.darkmoonbooks.com


7. And, I’m still incredibly elated to have won this year’s Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection for my debut collection: That Which Grows Wild: 16 Tales of Dark Fiction (Cemetery Dance, July, 2018)
https://www.amazon.com/That-Which-Grows-Wild-Fiction/dp/1949491072

All-in-all a respectable year, if I do say so! And hoping for 2020 to be even better!!




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