Hey, everyone!

As promised, I have recorded a reading of an unreleased chapter of the novel (chapter 8 to be precise)! This was in lieu of an issue of the Avalon Chronicler, but rest assured, there will be a new one of those later this week. 

You can find the reading here: https://youtu.be/W6asDxKMyCw

There is a little bit of setup for the scene I read (which is actually the second half of the chapter). It is about eleven minutes of audio and has some nice character interactions and offers a glimpse at the wasteland that Earth has become (appropriately enough, the background music is from Fallout 3). 

We are still a bit far off from Quill, so if you haven’t pre-ordered yet, please do so! Those of you who have, thank you again for the support, please share with your networks so we can get the word out! Hopefully, this helps by way of letting the work speak for itself!

Toward the end of this week, I will make some revisions to the first draft then send it out to my beta readers, print out a copy for myself and then go into serious editing mode to work toward a refined second draft. It’s very exciting to see it come this far and to see where it’s headed!

Thanks again everyone and please, feel free to reach out to me directly via direct message, Twitter, Facebook or email!


Hey, everyone!

I hope your weekend is off to a great start! I still plan on recording a reading of one of the later chapters of the book, but time has not allotted me an opportunity as of yet. Also, I’ve decided to make it audio only, simply because the last two attempts I made at making a video yesterday were unsuccessful (comical, but unsuccessful). The chapter reading will be in lieu of an issue of the Avalon Chronicler, as I have put 200% of my writing effort into completing the first draft of the novel (lots of coffee, lots of the Pandora trip-hop station, lots of all nighters). 

The big news is that the first draft of the novel is DONE! 

I’ve walked away from it to let it stew for about a bit before I start revisions and then send the draft out to my first round of beta readers. I’ve started working on something else in the meantime, which I may put up in draft mode, since that’s a feature of Inkshares I didn’t get to take advantage of the first time around. I will keep you all posted on that!

Still more stuff coming, a website revamp, some original music, perhaps some more artwork and the audio-only chapter reading very soon! 

Thanks again to all of you who have already pre-ordered a copy and supported me, I’m very excited for you to read the finished product! I have to say, even in this early form, I am really happy with how the book came out. I think it is a fun-filled romp, with a little bit of the introspective questions that classic science fiction often raised. It also came out to be a bit shorter than I originally thought, which I think is a good thing.

That’s it for today, enjoy your weekend superspies!


Hello, everyone!

I hope your weekend has been great! As promised, I have posted a bonus issue of the Avalon Chronicler, including another piece of cryptic microfiction. What does it all mean? You’ll have to read the full novel to find out!


This week I will be posting a video of a reading of one of the later, unreleased chapters. Sometimes it is best to let the work speak for itself! So, stay tuned for that!

If you haven’t pre-ordered your copy yet, now is the time to get it! We are coming very close to our first raffle for a minor role in the book! Those of you who have pre-ordered already THANK YOU so much for believing in this novel and its potential. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and talk to you soon!



Hello, superspies!

The latest issue of the Avalon Chronicler is now available here: 


Offering another peek into the world of Avalon and the evolution of the main protagonist of the novel, Penny Thorne, by way of a hidden piece of microfiction. Check it out!

As promised, I will be releasing another issue this week to make up for the lack of one last week (hey, I had finals, but I’m all done with that now!)

Spread the word! We’re at less than sixty days to go, but only ten pre-orders away from our first big RAFFLE! At 100 pre-orders I will be raffling off the chance to be in the novel as a minor character. Disposable henchperson? Secretive contact? Shady assassin? We’ll figure it out together and make it happen, but we need to cross that milestone first!

Need some help getting your friends or followers on board with the book? Here are some clever ways to pitch it:

"It’s everything you love about Guardians of the Galaxy and Firefly combined with the superspy intrigue of a classic James Bond film."

"It’s an old school science fiction adventure like Star Wars, but with the kind of plot you’d find in the Jason Bourne or Mission Impossible movies."

"Did you hear they are finally going to make a Black Widow movie? You should check out To Live and Die in Avalon, it has a badass female spy that’s a lot like Natasha Romanoff."

I have some other cool stuff coming up, including a revamp of my website, some ORIGINAL music inspired by the book (I make music, I can do these things!) and some video updates wherein I read one of the newer unreleased chapters! 

Thanks again for all the support and please don’t hesitate to reach out to me personally, I’m always open to feedback, questions or general witty banter. 



Hello, Superspies!

This week’s issue of the Avalon Chronicler has been delayed unfortunately due to real life commitments, but we shall resume our regular schedule of world building next week with TWO new issues (and two new pieces of microfiction)! 

Now, I’m sitting on 60 or so days left in the campaign and we are still quite a ways away from Quill. I ask all of you who have already taken the leap of faith on my retro sci-fi spy story to get the word out and help bring in more readers! There’s an audience out there that wants this book and together we’ll find them! And again, thank you from the bottom of my heart to you who have already pre-ordered, it’s because of you that I soldier on in hopes of expanding the Avalon Fanbase (yes, I’m making that a thing, right here, right now). 

Have a great weekend and for all the mothers, enjoy your special day! 



This week’s issue of the "Avalon Chronicler" is now available! Another slice of Avalon news, another hidden piece of microfiction that fleshes out the world and backstories of the characters. Check it out. 

Also, I want to take this opportunity to again thank everyone who has taken the time (and money) to support my book. Crowdfunding a novel is hard, probably one of the hardest things I have ever done and I have not forgotten those who chose to support me. Not always with just a pre-order, but with some great words of encouragement. Michael Haase, Billy O’Keefe, RH Webster, John Robin...just to name a few. Thank you, thank you. 

I also want to take the chance now to shine the spotlight on just a few great books you should consider supporting:

Deus Hex Machina by Amanda Orneck


Scribbles by Tabi Card


Pixelated Obsidian Roses by RF Martin


Cape’s Side Bay by James Rasile


The Traveller’s Cup by AC Baldwin


Also, a special congratulations to JF Dubeau for getting his book A God in the Shed fully funded! Pre-order this book NOW if you haven’t already!


That’s all for this update, superspies, thanks again for your support and if you haven’t already, please consider getting yourself a copy of my book and help me make it a reality!

Have a great weekend!


Hey, everyone!

The first issue of the "Avalon Chronicler" is now available!

What is this, you ask? Well, it is the front page of Avalon’s premier digital news publication. In addition to getting a little slice of life on the massive space station that is now home to humanity, hidden in each release is a link to a little secret piece of fiction that offers some deeper insight into the world that the novel takes place in. I believe they call that an EASTER EGG! Worry not, the links are not too well hidden (Afterall, I want you to find them and read the little short stories!)

I will be releasing a new one Avalon Chronicler with a hidden story each week! Here’s the link to the first release:


Also, I mentioned previously that I’m developing a youtube show and I’m now just having a snazzy logo whipped up before I start recording videos! The show will be titled after my online persona "Atomic Boy Wonder" and I will be talking about science fiction, fantasy, pop culture, writing, music and all sorts of geeky things! I hope that it will be entertaining and offer some insight into the author behind the book. Plus, I get to rant about things that interest me, that should be really fun!

If you haven’t pre-ordered the book yet, what’s the hold up, bub? My campaign has been extended until July, so now is the time to get on the bandwagon and support this quirky retro-sci fi adventure story! I will be throwing out a lot more world-building fiction and goodies in the weeks to come, plus lots of incentives (FREE MAGNETS! CHANCE TO BE A MINOR CHARACTER IN THE BOOK! FREE ART! HUGS!)

Thanks again, superspies!


Hello, everyone!

Our campaign has been officially extended until July! Consider this a soft relaunch and here is what you can expect:


-Everyone who pre-orders a physical copy of To Live and Die in Avalon gets a cover art magnet! (while supplies last)

-Do you want to be in the book? This is a fun idea that I’ve seen used by other authors and I figured, what the heck! Every pre-order enters you into a raffle to appear in the novel as a minor character! Sharp-dressed assassin? Undercover contact? Disposable henchperson? Pre-order now for your chance to be any one of these, or we can work on something a bit more personalized! First raffle to take place once we hit the 100 pre-orders mark!

-At the 250 pre-order mark (Quill!) I will hold a second raffle for a chance to be in the book AND a framed high quality print of Nathan Anderson’s portrait of Penny Thorne! 

-You get the warm and fuzzy feeling of knowing you supported a first-time novelist to publication (my eternal thanks and free hugs if I ever meet you in person are included). 

In addition to those incentives, I am now developing a weekly Youtube show/vlog wherein I rant about my influences and a variety of other geeky things! Get to know the guy behind the book and possibly get a few laughs in the process. 

I have a couple of other things in the works that I can’t comment on just yet until they are concrete, but if they come to be...oh boy, the excitement!


Greetings spies and superspies! 

I just wanted to step aside from promoting my own book to shed light on another project that’s nearing its funding goal. It still needs a little over 130 pre-orders to get full funding on Inkshares. I think it’s worth your attention and I hope you’ll agree. Check it out:

A God in the Shed by J-F Dubeau is a Fantasy/Horror story set in the forgettably small village of St-Ferdinand, in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. The villagers have been hiding terrible secret for generations, but when their mysterious captive escapes but gets inadvertently trapped in the McKenzy’s backyard shed, it’s up to the Venus and her friends to figure out how to dispose of this terrible and malevolent burden; an Old God of hate and death.

You can find out more about this dark and beautiful, read sample chapters, reviews and pre-order you copy of A God in the Shed by visiting: www.inkshares.com/books/a-god-in-the-shed

You can listen to the prologue as read by Ageless author Paul Inman here: youtu.be/XJw5oZhqtXo

Need more incentive?

•Each pre-order enters you into the ‘I want to kill a reader’ raffle. The winner will have his name and likeness used in the book as a minor character that gets killed off. The author will work with the winner to find the appropriate means of demise to satisfy both the winner and the story.

•Each physical copy of A God in the Shed will be signed and numbered as an exclusive first edition item.

•Free, exclusive A God in the Shed bookmarks will be included with the physical copies and mailed to eBook supporters.

•Orders of three or more copies guarantees your name to appear in the Patrons list printed at the end of the book.

•You get to enjoy the satisfaction and pride at having supported both art and literature.

God in the Shed is the first part of a trilogy that pushes the line between beauty and horror by telling a story that changes how we look at magic and the world around us. You have a chance of being part of making this book a reality and supporting a new author on his journey.

However, time is running out! The campaign ends April 22nd. Don’t miss out and order today!


Hello, readers and followers! 

I was interviewed about To Live and Die in Avalon on the Geek Cave Podcast and that episode is now online ! Check it out:


Also, if you haven’t pre-ordered yet, NOW IS THE TIME! 30 days left to go! The four sample chapter drafts I have up are the only chapters I will be releasing publicly. If you pre-order, you will get drafts of Chapters 5 (the pre-requisite "info doc" chapter that details the world Avalon) and Chapter 6. 

As always, please feel free to reach out to me directly by either email, Twitter DM or FB. 

Thank you!

Email: split0@gmail.com
Twitter: @atomicboywonder
Facebook: facebook.com/atomicboywonder
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