New Review of Cousin Calls from W. A. Stanley

  A new review of Cousin Calls was published. "I thoroughly enjoyed Cousin Calls, and the stories have stuck with me days after reading them, and I still find myself chuckling over various moments through. [...]  If you’re a fan of transgressive fiction, or have a messed up sense of humour (like me, and evidently the author), I can not recommend Cousin Calls highly enough. You can sit down and read it like a novel, or you can just read each story when you’re ready. If you’re not quite as messed up as I am, or don’t gravitate towards transgressive stories, there is a lot to love and Haradon’s skilled writing will draw you in, even during its lowest of beautifully lowbrow moments." You can read the whole review here . Or buy it here .

Free book - Karl Is Out Of Opium

I wrote a short story called Karl Is Out Of Opium. It's about a half hour read, and I just made it free on Amazon (not free for Kindle Unlimited, but just free for anyone). Here's the synopsis: In this short story, a mysterious horde of cannibals called The Sea People has broken into Karl's building and is slowly making its way up the hundred floors to his apartment. While he waits for them to make it to his floor and kill him, he passes time by attempting to chat with his two sex robots. He would rather smoke opium, but he's run out. The only drug left is the mushrooms that his ex girlfriend left behind. You can get it here .

New review of Cousin Calls by RavenのNest blog

 A new 5 star review of Cousin Calls has been published by RavenのNest blog.  "...I love the writing style of this author and how he is able to completely entertain the reader while talking of basic things and everyday life until it gets messed up by a bizarre element- He makes you explore surreal scenarios that however get really interesting for how near they are to reality...." Link to buy the book or read it free on Kindle Unlimited

Interview Matt Binder

I was interviewed by Matt Binder regarding my documentary Waiting For NESARA. It's generating interest again because NESARA became a precursor to QAnon. You can watch the interview here .  And Waiting For NESARA is available here . Waiting For NEARA is a documentary I made in 2002 and 2003 about a group of excommunicated Mormons who believed that a secret law called NESARA would be announced imminently. They believed that the WTC attacks on September 11, 2001 were an effort to stall the announcement and that the pending invasion of Iraq would be another attempt to do so, but that benevolent aliens would intervene and prevent it.

How to write a book

A couple people have asked me how to write a book. I'm typing up this quick post so I can just send them a link instead of repeating it over and over. First, there's no one way to do it, and different people have achieved success using wildly different methods. I've read that Stephen King just starts writing with no idea of what's going to happen next in the plot, he just comes up with new ideas as he’s going and has no idea how it’s going to end when he starts (I’m sort of skeptical of that, but it’s what he says). Philip K. Dick says he used the I Ching to write The Man In The High Castle, letting the random drawings guide the plot twists. What i’m describing here is just what I do, and I might do something different in the future. I came up with my technique from writing screenplays, and it's based loosely off David Lynch's statement that “If you want to make a feature film, you get ideas for 70 scenes. Put them on 3-by-5 cards. As soon as you have 70, yo

New book, Cousin Calls, published

I have a new book just out, Cousin Calls. Contact me (this domain name at gmail dot com) if you'd like a review copy in PDF or Kindle format. I'll make a new post with purchase links when it's available for purchase. The synopsis: A college student reluctantly attends a family chili cookout that turns into a never ending nightmare. A man desperate for job skills uses a brain implant to help him learn, but it malfunctions and leaves him sexually attracted to shadows. A private investigator is hired to discover who keeps befouling the walls of convenience store bathrooms. Two deer engaged in combat find that they are unable to unlock from one another’s antlers after the fight is over. A single mother spends 2020 battling an evil landlord, a fascist neighbor, national political chaos, and a global pandemic. These are the strange stories told by regulars at the local bar on Christmas Eve, stories which each began with a phone call from someone who announced “you don’t know me,

Waiting For NESARA now available online

Image   I put my movie Waiting For NESARA on YouTube. I shot this movie in 2002-2003 and it was available on DVD and streaming for a while, but the distributor seems to be defunct. People keep asking me about it, so here it is. NESARA was purportedly a "secret law" that would abolish the IRS and make sweeping changes to the government. These changes varied based on who you asked. In one of the more colorful variants, believers claimed that George W. Bush was a reptilian alien who would be deposed by the new law and replaced by a UFO flying Jesus Christ as America's interim leader. NESARA was a precursor to QAnon and attracted the same sort of people. The documentary focuses on a small group of believers who met at the world's first KFC in Utah to discuss NESARA. They were made up mostly of ex and excommunicated Mormons who believed that the law would be announced and implemented imminently, that that the WTC attacks on September 1