Tag Archives: The Blackguard

An Open Letter to My Readers

Dear Readers, I’m sure you’ve seen articles in which writers explain their struggles to find inspiration. I’m sure you’ve seen articles where writers explain how, crushed as they are under unbearable work loads and familial burdens unequaled by Atlas himself, it’s just so hard to find time to bless you all with another glorious tome […]

The Blackguard – My Novel in Ten Sentences

My first published novel, The Blackguard, is about 60,000 words long. I’m going to try and explain it in ten sentences. Props to Diotima’s Ladder for this idea. The Blackguard is about oppressed minorities getting run over by the march of modernity, except here those minorities are white supremacists who practice Chinese-style foot-binding, East African-style scarification […]

The Blackguard is Official

Eleven years, thousands of hours and enough time grimacing at mutilated notebooks to scare off an entire congregation of nice old ladies. The Blackguard, my first novel, that monster collection of revisions and one-more-things and insecurities – it’s done. I hope you take a moment to consider the new release on amazon.com. If you wish […]

The Making of The Blackguard

I was 23 years-old when I sat down in a Starbucks in Sparks, Nevada, opened a notebook I’d stolen from the air conditioning wholesaler where I worked and wrote the first scene of what would become The Blackguard. From a broad, plot-centric point of view, The Blackguard covers an isolated community of white supremacists trying to fight […]

I’m Officially a Novelist!

  I believe I’m experiencing incontinence of joy. I’ve got this thing going on where I stand in my bedroom, flapping my hands like a developmentally disabled but very happy chicken. No, I have not taken up hard drugs! No, I have not lost 18 consecutive rounds of beer pong! I am frightening anyone who […]

Payoffs

I’m now well into year ten of my writing career. That’s almost exactly one third of my life, almost exactly as long as I’ve lived independently, almost exactly as long as I’ve had that one stupid whisker that grows into the corner of my mouth and cannot be shaved without razor burn. It has taken […]

Why I Wrote My Novels

I have finished three novels and, although they share only the most tenuous connections in setting, character and plot, I do consider them a trilogy of sorts. All three are attempts to understand the disconnect between intentions and outcomes. All three are, in a very real sense, about my attempt to overcome the desire for […]

Covers for My Book

Guilherme Gustavo Condeixa is an artist, curator, soccer-buff and all around nice guy whom I have cleverly conned into doing my book covers. Here, then, are the four proposals from which I must choose. The book is a literary thriller about a bunch of white supremacists losing their culture to urban sprawl and outside “defilement.” […]