Hello readers, followers, and pre-orderers of The Silent Scream of Melania Trump,

Inkshares informed me this morning that the staggeringly beautiful work of art that is The Silent Scream did not meet its funding goal. Those of you who pre-ordered copies will be refunded by Inkshares. 

I choose to believe that every venture, whether successful or not, is worthwhile in some way. Through this campaign I learned lessons about fundraising, project management, and most significantly that there are over 100 people out there who are willing to champion my work. Some of you surprised me, popping back into my life after many years to cast your pledge. But be you old friend, current pal, or mysterious patron, I am honored to have your support. Thank you for pre-ordering, retweeting, and plugging on your podcast/Facebook walls. 

So what’s next?

NaNoWriMo provides a really great impetus for continuing to revise and refine the book. I intend to sand away some of the rough edges and then pitch it again. In the meanwhile, I will begin writing a passage for Our Fair City’s forthcoming art book (likely to release in 2018). And I will continue to publish new episodes of Blastropodcast and Muffed Movies every month.

I’m not going to lie - for the moment, I feel crestfallen. But I remain hopeful, and I am happy in the knowledge that it is the process, not the product where the tastiest grubs like to huddle. I have more grubs to unearth before I can put a book in your hands. Thank you for your patience.


Hello lovers of horror and literary madness!

Thank you for taking interest in The Silent Scream of Melania Trump! Keep your eyes peeled in October for new postings with additional content. And if you haven’t yet, please pre-order the book before Halloween - so’s we can win the horror contest and rescue that castle from the evil princess! Wait. Reverse that last.

Oh, also! I’ve been meaning to ask you this: do you live within a reasonable drive from the Chicagoland area? If so, you might enjoy the episode of the paranormally hilarious  Blurry Photos podcast that I’m co-hosting LIVE next Monday night! Our topic of discussion will be HAUNTED DOLLS - AAH! So spoopy. Such dolls. Wow. You can learn more about it here: http://www.blurryphotos.org/ .

Thank you for reading! And don’t forget - a book is only as good as the psychic parasite that willed the author to write it.


Hello Readers! I am hard at work polishing up some Silent Scream of Melania Trump for your imminent enjoyment, but first I want to give you a little taste of my work and a feel for who I am as a writer. Let’s get to know each other already!

Meet BLASTROPODCAST; my absurd series of  comedy shows about science, movies, and British people. Please have a brief listen and  get a fuller picture of the writer that you’re supporting!

Thank you!

Mark Soloff

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Love the premise. As the author of a drag queen/zombie novel I appreciate that odd place where camp, humor and Horror meet. Good luck in the contest I’ll be pre-ordering when it start.