February 1, 2020

If you follow Stephen on social media, or subscribe to his monthly newsletter, you'll already know about his latest project MONSTERS.

MONSTERS began as a simple idea when Stephen suggested one day that he and author\poet Terry Miller work together on a project. Fast-forward a couple of years and here we are. 

Stephen originally met Terry at a convention and they began talking about the craft of writing. After becoming friends and discussing writing further, they eventually came to dev...

July 3, 2019

The website has been updated and approved by Stephen himself! We've added a few new things to it, so feel free to browse around and check out what's new. 

Or we can just tell you right now:

* A new GIVEAWAYS section has been added. 
* The MEDIA section has returned with a subpage called INTERVIEWS.

The GIVEAWAYS section is just that. A place where Stephen gives stuff away and holds contests. 

The MEDIA section is undergoing construction, as it's going to have the most changes in the near fut...

March 11, 2019

PRESS RELEASE:

SMALL TOWN DEAD END is the latest horror novel from Stephen J. Semones, author of UNHINGED, Vine in the Fire, The Killing Tree, and The Sacrifice of Candace Blake. 

This time, instead of a full-fledged novel as a paperback or e-book, Stephen J. Semones is doing something completely different. This book will be released a chapter at a time on www.FicFun.com

That's right, you'll be able to read this book for free, chapter by chapter as it's released. It's something completely...

March 9, 2019

GLOOM: VOLUME ONE- THE ORIGIN TRILOGY is now available for preorder. 

SYNOPSIS:

The origin trilogy of novels come together in one volume. Featuring the first three novels in the series: GLOOM, GLOOM: FOG OF WAR, and GLOOM: GLOOM'S-DAY as well as a never-before-published short-story GLOOM: DARK CITY. This Fifth Anniversary Edition also features alternate and unused cover, character sketches, and other artwork.

When former Marine and police officer, Brock Ellison, returns to Detroit, he does...

October 15, 2018


GLOOM is almost five years old. It’s crazy how time flies. I look back at how the hero came about, what inspired him, what he means to so many people- and then I think about the journey he and I have had together. 

I'm frequently asked about the character and what the books are about. My short answer is hope. Hope is a concept everyone understands. However, in the context of an ultra-violent world, GLOOM offers just that. He offers a chance to those oppressed by corruption...

September 25, 2018

GLOOM: Ronin has officially been released. You can get a paperback copy here on this website in the ONLINE STORE, or purchase a digital Kindle copy directly from Amazon.

September 7, 2018

Write of Passage: An Author's Journey is an inspiring look at being an independent author, as told from the eyes of industry professionals within the world of writing, art, and acting.

July 24, 2017

I wanted to let everyone know that VINE IN THE FIRE is actually complete. The manuscript has been written and edited and was sent to the editor last week for final revisions. So, what does that mean for you? October 10th, 2017. That's right, it will be out a couple of weeks before Halloween. If you live in Kentucky, you'll be able to purchase advance copies of the book at the Harlan Haunt Fest on October 7th. And, as usual when I release a book, there will be Kindle pre-orders av...

June 20, 2017

Editing is a word that strikes fear into writers. Why? Because, as writers and authors, editing means we have to change our work. Editing should not be a dirty word. Editing is, in fact, a way to shape your vision into perfect (or near perfect) form. When you have your first draft, and you've written the entire manuscript, the next step is to make sure it is revised and edited for as many errors as possible. When I say errors, I don't just mean grammatical. Sure, as a writer I st...

June 12, 2017

When you start your journey to writing your novel, you'll be plotting out character arcs. A character arc is the journey, or story, your character travels throughout your novel. From beginning to end, your characters all have arcs. Even if the character is only in the book briefly, they have an arc. Let's look at the definition of a character arc and how we can apply it to your novel. Character Arc Definition: A character arc is the transformation or inner journey of a character...

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