Bonus Story Audio Version

If you follow me on social media, you may have noticed yesterday that a bonus story just went live: Demonic Café: Extra Hot. It’s really more a collection of vignettes than a story per se, but it does feature Sam and Cassie’s first meeting.

I also recorded an audio version of the main story. This is a test: I’m not sure if this is the set-up I’m going to use to record my audio going forward. I’m not sure if the vocal quality is good enough; it’s fairly clear, but there’s a kind of graininess to it that I can’t seem to counteract. Maybe this is as good as I can get without investing in a $200 microphone, or maybe I just need to optimize my recording room some more. In any case, I’d love to hear feedback about how the audio sounds.

Little Demonic Comics

I’ve been posting these little Demonic Cafe comics to Instagram, just for fun. I found a tiny little sketchbook with pre-drawn panel borders, and it was too cute not to use for something. I was thinking that if I did enough of these, eventually I could compile them into some kind of little book, but in some ways, making it project-oriented could defeat the purpose; I like the idea of them just being fun little doodles.

It’s a challenge to draw in such a tiny sketchbook (the shot of the pencil in the third image gives you an idea of the scale), but in some ways I think that’s better; makes me stop obsessing and just get the basic idea down. I look forward to doing more of these, during those little gaps of time when I need a break from writing but I feel like doing something quasi-productive.

My New Home Online

Hi everyone, and welcome to my new author website, karenlmead.com. I’ve had various homes on the web over the years, but the more time I spent writing books, the more obvious it became that I needed a dedicated author website. Here you’ll find news about my upcoming books and all kinds of bonus content, including sketches and comics featuring my characters. I also plan to post about all the different challenges related to being an indie author and trying to get my books out there.