The House of Dust publishes today!

Supply-chain woes mean it’s displaying as "in stock soon" on many retail sites instead of "available now." So copies from Amazon, B&N, et cetera will arrive a little late. However, we do have copies in stock at Inkshares, so placing an order here would mean it’s shipped right away...

To anyone who’s already read, THANK YOU! Share your thoughts on Amazon, B&N, Goodreads, or wherever. You always here authors say it, and I’ll say it too: reviews really do help. 

And thank you to everyone who followed the project on its long journey to today.



I’ve never sent an update for this project. But that doesn’t mean that nothing noteworthy has happened. In fact, everything has happened. The House of Dust will be published in two weeks, on Tuesday, October 5. 

This story landed on Inkshares after I picked up a copy of Tom Merritt’s novel Pilot X at my local Barnes & Noble and read the "about the publisher" section. That was January 5, 2018 (I still have the receipt). House of Dust was only a half finished first draft at the time, but I figured it wouldn’t hurt to upload a small portion and see if it caught any eyes. About 11 months later, in December of 2018, Adam Gomolin (CEO, editor) reached out of the blue to say he’d come across the novel while clicking through story machine. He was interested in seeing more. So I sent more. 

The book was officially acquired under the 2018 Horror Manuscript Contest. And now, about three years later, after draft upon draft, it is ready for you.

Since the book never went through a funding campaign, not many of you here on Inkshares have pre-ordered. But many of you were kind enough to follow the project. Several of you left comments of encouragement. All of it is appreciated. Before joining Inkshares, writing had been a solitary labor. The company of others made it easier to carry on. And now, here we are...

If you’re hungry for a strange, twisted Southern gothic tale, a pre-order now means that appetite will be filled in a few weeks. Barnes & Noble, Amazon, or of course right here on Inkshares. Click over at least to look at the amazing cover art. Trust me, the inside of the book is just as beautifully designed. 

Thanks again to all of you.

Profile Sharek Gadd · Author · edited 10 months ago · 1 like
I love reading assessments and after action reports. 

Great job on the prologue! 

Based on the resurgence of clue-like interactive murder mysteries these days, I can see this being incredibly interesting for fans of the genre. It would be an extra punch - if possible - to include sections like the prologue as "news clippings" - printed material in the pages of your novel. 

Great work, and the cover matches the content! 
Img 9572 Mary Dezember · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 1 like
The House of Dust sounds great! I can’t wait to read it!
Dbubklebfhbzj9qtp9m1 Eddy L. Barrows · Author · added almost 3 years ago
What I’ve read so far is a great first draft. I can clearly tell you know how to polish your work. You have a voice. I’m anxious for more.
E5ib5kij Leo Valiquette · Author · added over 3 years ago
I concur. This a great start with a strong voice and  crisp prose that flows well.. 
Cxh300 Christopher Huang · Author · edited over 3 years ago · 1 like
Great opening! I’m impressed by the setup, and the "Southern Gothic" magazine felt like a real thing. I like the tone and the characterisation too, and I’m looking forward to seeing this story in its entirety. 
Fu cy9p9 Noah Broyles · Inksharesian · added over 4 years ago
All currently posted content is first draft material. Expect some typos, repeated words, etc. All thoughts welcome and appreciated.