Archive for News & Updates

Time to Debut My New Short Story Collection

Time for an actual author update, as opposed to a story. Once again, it’s time for me to shuffle forth from my hermitage into the dusty autumnal light. This time, it’s to attend my first “con,” or convention, as an author. If you’re in Fort Wayne this Saturday and Sunday,…

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Introducing “Trudy”

I’ve a new short story for you all, but I’d like to share a bit about its genesis and evolution first. (If you don’t care about all that, skip to the end.) Back when The Unremarkable Squire came out, I had a short-lived deal going: submit a review for the book…

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Derailed Trains now on Youtube

As usual, I’m way behind on linking to Derailed Trains of Thought, the monthly podcast about storytelling I co-host with Timothy Deal. So, instead of trying to catch up, I’ll just leave a few updates here and encourage you to subscribe to the podcast through one of the myriad of…

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Return of the Hermit Writer – 2014 Author Fair

That’s right, I, Nick Hayden, will be out in public, ready to sell and discuss my books. This Saturday, November 8, I’ll be at the Allen County Public Library for their annual Author Fair from 12-3pm. It was a good time last year, and this year I have plenty of…

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Make A Choice

As I’m approaching the end of a major portion of my rough draft, I’ve been reflecting on the single-minded focus I’ve had during this stage of writing. For the last few months, I’ve written next to nothing but Strin & Fred, which has been a change for me. Over the past…

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Strin & Fred #3 – April 2014 Update

This entry is part 30 of 31 in the series Trouble on the Horizon

All right, everyone! I’ve let my blog sit around unused for some time, and it’s not likely to get better, either. But there’s at least one good reason for that–yes, that’s right! Not only did I say I was going to make progress on Strin & Fred #3, I actually…

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The Boy Who Cried “Fred!”

This entry is part 29 of 31 in the series Trouble on the Horizon

If you’ve paid attention over the last five-plus years, you’ve probably heard me say something like this: “You know what, I’m really going to start working on Strin & Fred again. Like, really really.” I’ve said it on podcasts. I’ve said it on this blog. I’ve said it to various…

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DToT #41 – Can’t See No Forest For All These Trees

This entry is part 40 of 48 in the series Derailed Trains of Thought

My blog tour is on a roll, so please check that out, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that the most recent episode of Derailed Trains of Thought is up and ready for listening. Here’s the rundown: We all have our little pet scenes and characters. You know, that…

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‘Unremakable’ Virtual Book Tour – Feb 3-7

After a holiday break, I’m actually up to some more promo from The Unremarkable Squire. I know, I know, you’ve all already read it and loved it and wrote gushing reviews for it, but I’m sure someone, somewhere, hasn’t heard about Obed and his band of misfits yet. (Maybe they live…

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Derailed Trains Podcast Over the Hill

Of the many Internet promotional activities I perform with less-than-stellar ability, at among the top contenders has to be the timely promotion of my podcast, Derailed Trains of Thought, on this website. If you don’t know,  for the last few years my friend Timothy Deal and I have been producing a…

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Take a Moment to Examine “His Death”

It’s been rather silent on my blog lately. Besides the regular Internet absence brought on by the holidays, I’ve been working on things not ready for public viewing. One, I’ve been preparing for The Unremarkable Squire blog tour coming up in February. That’s been interesting, since I’ve heard of these so-called…

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Obligatory “Get It While It’s Cheap!” Squire Post

It’s snowing outside my window right now, and sure, you could go outside and traipse around or try building a snowman or start the-snowball-fight-to-end-all-snowball-fights, but eventually you’re bound to get cold, get inside, and get your hot cocoa. And then you’ll need a nice, warm book. What? You don’t have…

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