I have compiled and self-published the modest amount of original (i.e. non-tie-in) short fiction I’ve written (about 40,000 words) into a slim volume, Ephemera: Dark stories from the Mind of Paul S. Kemp, which is now available for your Kindle.
Most, but not all, of the stories have been published in other venues. The description has not yet trickled through Amazon’s systems to the book’s listing, so I’ll mention that the subject matter of the stories runs the gamut from Lovecraftiana (The Signal) to dark fantasy featuring demons and their ilk (Confession) to fantasy exploring matters of faith (Stillborn) to straight horror (The Sixth Floor). I’ve also written a brief introduction to each of the stories.
The Table of Contents
One Thousand and One Words
The Sixth Floor
But Paul, you’re a multiple NY Times bestselling author. Why are you self-publishing this?
Well, I wanted to make this little collection available for two reasons.
First, I’m very proud of each of these stories and want them to be read. The best way to do that (without giving them away) seemed to me to make all of them available in one place at a low price. Some of you may have read one or two of these in the past (either when they were originally published in print, or when I made them available over the years on my website) but hardly any of you will have read them all. Now you can, if you’re so inclined, and the price is right.
Second, I think this is a very inexpensive way for someone who has never read my work before to get a feel for my style of storytelling without having to spend much to do it. So, if you haven’t read my work before but are considering it, here is a nice way to dip your toe in the water and see if my writing suits you. These stories reflect my style quite well, I think.
If you do grab this and notice any formatting errors, please send me a mail and let me know. I endeavored to make this as eye pleasing as possible (and on that score, thanks to Eugie Foster for the cover design) but I’m just a man, Rock. 🙂
So, I hope you read and enjoy.