Author/Playwright Christopher Minori discusses when, where, and how to start the editing process for your novel.Read More
Book covers. They’ll make or break your book. Your cover is absolutely the most important part of the book you’re selling. After all, who are we? We’re not Steven King, Dean Koontz, John Grisham, or Anne McCaffrey. These authors are world renown. Someone once said that if Steven King put his name on a phone book, it would become a best seller. But us? If we’re lucky, we have a small fanship. Mostly, we’re relying on word of mouth, or hope that someone will randomly buy our book, not knowing who we are. Your book cover can make that happen. The worst book cover can make a great novel sit on the shelves. A great book cover can sell the worst book ever written.
The worst cover mistakes I’ve seen– people trying to draw it on their own. Even if you’re an artist, don’t...
Christopher Minori’s latest novel, Stealing Destiny, is currently in production to be released at Audible.com. Voiced once again by Daryl Mayfield, the audiobook is greatly anticipated by fans of banished demon Samm. Mayfield previously voiced Minori’s novel, Little Idiots.
Stealing Destiny is expected to be released on audio this month.Read More
I hate to say it, but Samm is tired of being stuck in my novels and wanted to meet his fans (You know, that one dude in Kentucky). So for everyone who signs up for my newsletter will get a personal email from Samm!
DISCLAIMER: Samm is a demon and as such may curse, insult you, try to corrupt your soul, and perform in manner of inappropriate behavior. YOU’VE BEEN WARNED.Read More
Self-publishers, are you running a beta readers group as part of your writing process? If not, you should! ChristopherMinori explains how to do it successfully. Read all about it here:
“What are Beta Readers – and How to Start a Beta Readers Group?”
When I first decided I wanted to do an audiobook of my novel, Little Idiots, I was approached by a lot of producers, but either they just couldn’t get the voices right, or they missed the timing on my writing, causing the jokes to fall flat (But you should’ve heard the British producer; she did a good job, but it was weird hearing Samm with a strong accent). When Daryl Mayfield sent in his audition, I was taken by how he instantly picked up the timing of my writing, which is actually not as easy as you might think. And then I heard him do the main female character’s voice. I had to replay it several times to figure out if it was him, or an actual female, or sound editing. Right then, I knew I had to work with Daryl and I was right; the audiobook sounds amazing...Read More
Children of Time: The Companions of Doctor Who has been released. Essays from 80 different writers have been collected in this compendium of the companions that have traveled with the Doctor. Christopher Minori was was excited to have been invited to contribute an essay to the non-fiction book.
“I’ve had an unhealthy obsession with Doctor Who since I was 12, so to get a chance to be part of this project was a dream come true.”
Christopher Minori’s new novel, Little Idiots, is now available. The novel picks up where the novella, Devil’s Advocate, left off. Samm is a lower-class demon who’s having the worst day of his millennia: banished from Hell, his powers stripped from him, caught in the middle of a demon turf war, and an escaped demon-hunting soul has Samm in its sights. Satan has promised to allow him back into Hell; all he has to do is capture the soul and discover who helped it escape. The good news is he already knows who it is. The bad news is it’s him. Samm will have to wade through the middle of this insanity if he ever wants to see Hell again. With the help of human detective Barney Little, fellow demon Jude, and a young witch-in-training, he might just make it. But probably not.
The long-awaited studio soundtrack to The Texas Chainsaw Musical! stageplay, written by Christopher Minori, music and lyrics by Cory Bytof, is available now! Recorded at Extradimensional Studios by the cast from the Arts After Hours production, the soundtrack includes all 16 songs from the stageplay, plus a bonus holiday track, “A Texas Chainsaw Christmas”, written and performed by composer Cory Bytof.
The soundtrack is available in digital format HERE.
While at Monsterama 2016, ran into Zach Galligan, star of the Gremlins moves and the cult Waxworks series. He was incredibly nice to his fans, and hosted a couple of the best panels, describing his first meeting with, and subsequent crushes, on Phoebe Cates. As you can see from the photo, even Zach Galligan has a Dirty Little Secret!Read More