I can promise you the afterlife is a real place. I should know, I created it. The Afterlife is what I'm calling my exclusive members only section of my website/Patreon page.
I now have a members section on my website which I am calling the Afterlife. My new membership program is all based around my upcoming paranormal thriller After Death. Here's how it all works.
There are two ways to join. Through my website store OR through Patreon. On Patreon, there are two tiers. Lone Spirit and Hell Hound. Lone Spirit ($1 a month tier) gets access to Patreon-only posts which will include blog updates about my writing. Hell Hound ($5 a month tier) gets you access to Patreon AND my website membership. That's where all the exclusive content will be. Flash Fiction, short stories, exclusive photos, info, and much more!
If you decide to join through my website, it is just a one time payment for a lifetime membership. That will get you member status to ALL the Afterlife content on my website FOR LIFE. Or, at least until you enter the REAL afterlife. I'll be linking everything below.
I'm really excited about this new transition to exclusive content on my website and I hope you are too. There are so many cool things coming to those who sign up. Don't miss out!
Patreon signup: https://www.patreon.com/EvanBond/membership
Website signup: https://www.evanbondauthor.com/store/p15/Lifetime_Membership.html
Amazon announced this week that Kindle Vella will be available for readers this July! As you may be aware, I'm excited for Kindle Vella. If you're unaware of what Kindle Vella is, let me give you the TL;DR version. Serialized stories from your favorite authors. And I have my own coming out. It's called Beyond. Amy Hart gets more than she bargained for when she goes looking for paranormal proof.
I want Kindle Vella to do well so I can create more serialized stories for readers to enjoy in the future. However, I also want what's best for my readers. As of now, Kindle Vella will only be available on Amazon.com and on the IOS Kindle App, but not on actual Kindle devices. I think that's a poor move, but that doesn't matter. What does matter is making sure you all have a fair chance of reading what I create.
So, here's the deal. I will be posting each episode of Beyond early over on Patreon. Each month, you will be able to read the episodes before anyone else. This reward will be available for all tiers. Which means, you can read Beyond for as low as $1. Not bad, right?
Of course, if you want to read Beyond over on Kindle Vella and you're willing to wait for next month to get the first episode, that's great. I encourage that as well. The more authors and readers who take advantage of Kindle Vella, the better the platform will do. But, if you don't want to wait, episode one is available now over on Patreon. You can sign up here. I hope you enjoy this upcoming story, however you chose to read it!
What is Kindle Vella?
Kindle Vella is a new storytelling option coming to Kindle in the next few months. Authors can tell serialized stories one story at a time. Readers can unlock each episode by purchasing tokens. Basically, you're paying the author for each story you choose to read. There will also be an interactive system where readers are able to like and react to their favorite stories. As of now, it does not seem like there is a comment function, though I hope this is added in the future.
Why is Kindle Vella so cool?
I'm glad you asked. Kindle Vella allows us authors to interact with our audience in a much more direct way. Full length books are written in the privacy of our offices while the entirety of the story unfolds before us. We never know if readers will enjoy the full story until it's completed. With Kindle Vella, we get a chance to interact with readers in real time. We both get to watch the story unfold together. It's like writing a book before your eyes!
Why should I jump on Kindle Vella?
Alright, this is a two part answer. If you're an author, jumping on Kindle Vella is a great idea. Not only does it give you the opportunity to create more content, but it allows you to interact with your audience and build an even bigger one. Plus, the more content available on Kindle Vella at launch, the more successful the platform will be. I feel like this platform has a lot of positive potential. The more great writers on it, the better.
For readers, Kindle Vella will be a fun adventure. You can get more content from your favorite authors and watch the story unfold before your eyes. It's like watching a TV show for your imagination. If you are a bookworm like me, you'll love how much more reading content you will get on Kindle Vella. Not to mention, you get to support and influence your favorite writers like never before.
What are you doing on Kindle Vella?
Man, you're asking some good questions today! I'm so glad you asked. As I've stated in a previous post, I'm working on a series titled Beyond. Amy Hart is a paranormal investigator with a successful book series outlining haunted places. But Amy isn't a true believe in ghosts. That all changes when she is contacted from the other side. This sets Amy on the hunt for more proof and she quickly learns not everything is friendly in the beyond.
But I'm taking Kindle Vella a step further. Each episode will be posted on Patreon early for all my patrons to read. AND patrons will get the opportunity to influence the story by leaving comments, voting, and discussing what they would like to see next. The best part about that is, you won't need to pay per episode on Kindle Vella if you sign up for Patreon. I'll be dropping the first episode early next month so head over to Patreon and sign up today!
Introducing, Beyond. A Kindle Vella exclusive.
What's Kindle Vella? Well, I'm glad you asked. Kindle Vella is a new feature being rolled out by Amazon in the coming months. Authors will be able to share serialized stories with readers. Which means, you will get more content from some of your favorite authors. And content you might be able to directly influence by liking your favorite episodes. If you want to learn more about how Kindle Vella works, click here.
I want to tell you about my Kindle Vella story Beyond. Amy Hart is an author and paranormal investigator. Her book series Haunts has her exploring haunted and abandoned locations for proof of the afterlife. Being a skeptic herself, most of the series centers around the true horrific stories of murder that gave rise to the legends surrounding these locations. But when Amy has a paranormal experience of her own, she's becomes obsessed with finding more. She's led down a dark rabbit hole where she learns there are things to fear in the beyond.
If this sounds like something you would read, definitely consider checking it out on Kindle Vella when it's released. Amazon has yet to announce when Kindle Vella is launching, so if you want to be kept informed of when this story will be available, you can sign up for my monthly newsletter and I'll be sure to keep you updated. But there is one other way to read Beyond if you don't have a Kindle. Patreon! Each episode of Beyond will be releasing on Patreon alongside Kindle Vella. Consider signing up for my Patreon page and get access to those episodes for no additional cost. If you want to check out my Patreon and all the cool rewards you can get there, check it out here.
Let me know what you think of Kindle Vella in the comments below. Will you be checking out my story and others?
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
My eBooks are currently on sale for .99 cents from now until January 1st. So, if you've been wanting to pick one up, now is the time!
Also, if you join my newsletter by Christmas day, I will buy you one of my ebooks! Your choice as to which one. So click here to sign up. Just my way of saying thanks and Merry Christmas!
Do you want to be able to vote on my upcoming book title? Well, over on Patreon you can! I've been doing polls for my upcoming books lately like helping to name my characters and book title. I love getting feedback from my readers. You'll be able to say you helped me write the book!
I also made a few changes to my Patreon page and the rewards/content that I'm producing. If you're interested, please read on.
The rewards for the different tiers have been updated to include more free ebooks, paperbacks, a shout out in the acknowledgment section, and even merch! And the exclusive posts are better than ever. You get to weigh in on things like naming characters, etc. But I also have something called Flash Fiction Friday. Every other Friday, I post a continued story that ends with 2 choices. You get to vote on what you want to see happen next and I write it. It's like a choose your own adventure story. And there's a lot more going on and planned for my Patreon over the upcoming year. Contests, giveaways, prizes, and more. Don't miss out! You can become a patron here and help me to keep writing my books!
Next Friday is the 13th. Many people see this as a day of bad luck. This Friday the 13th, your luck of buying my books on sale will run out!
From now until next Friday, November 13, my ebooks will be .99 cents. That means, you can grab ALL my books for less than LESS than $5. This is the time to grab the ones you're missing.
I'm also holding a sale for signed paperbacks right here on my website. From now until Friday, November 13, you can get a signed, paperback copy for $15 flat ($10 for Getaway). If your bookshelf is missing any of my paperbacks, you'll want to jump on this. And yes, that does include shipping.
Alright, I'm not a big coffee drinker. But, there's this really cool site called Ko-Fi where you can "buy a coffee" for your favorite creators. Basically, it's a place to donate money to creators you enjoy to help fund their work. Let's not focus on that part, though.
Let's talk about all the free things I have for you over on Ko-Fi! Unlike Patreon, you can view all of my posts on Ko-Fi. No exclusives! Which means, every short story I write, every post I make, or anything I share you'll be able to see without having to pay. Here's what I'm going to do.
I'm going to start writing short stories and flash fiction pieces for my Ko-Fi page. EVERYONE can read these stories for free. The option to buy me a coffee is there, but it's not mandatory! Just hang out and read the good stories and comment to let me know what you liked. Simple as that. At a certain point, I will collect up the short stories/flash fiction and cram them into a collection and publish the book. For you people wanting some sort of exclusive, I'll send a free copy to anyone who buys me a coffee! Deal?
If you want to read my stories and follow me FOR FREE, head over to Ko-Fi here and check it out. Remember, you DON"T have to donate. Hang out and enjoy the free stories if you would like! I'll see you over on Ko-Fi.
The Devil's Journal is a story over on my Patreon that went live last week, just in time for spooky season. It's a story written in blog format. I've done one of these before and it was a lot of fun and people enjoyed it. So, I thought, why not do it again? The only way to read this full story is by joining my Patreon page here. A new episode comes out every week until the story is finished. Here's the first entry to help you decide if you want to read on!
Something strange has been happening at my house lately. Things are not normal here. The past few weeks have been, well, strange. I think I’ve stumbled onto something very disturbing here and I’m not sure what to do about it. It only now occurs to me that I should be chronicling this adventure here on this blog. I suppose I need to fill you in on what happened. Here we go.
My name is Desiree Mitchell. I would occasionally write little blog posts here about the beach, my dog, or whatever I happen to be doing. I’ve only got a handful of followers, so no one ever reads these things. I'm unsure how many people will be reading this. Probably not many. But it doesn’t matter. If I even manage to get one of you to believe me...
There I was, vacuuming my house a few weeks ago. I was singing and dancing like an idiot. I always do that. If you have to clean the house, have fun, right? Anyway, my dog Sammie pounced on the vacuum like she does, and the cord got wrapped around my leg. I went down hard. Like a sack of potatoes.
My knee broke a whole in the wall just opposite my dining room table. At first, I was nervous and upset. I rent this house. First thing I thought was bye bye security deposit. But then I noticed something. There was a little nook on the other side of the hole. At some point, there must have been a small pantry here or something. Maybe Harry Potter used to live in my house, I don’t know. Okay, stupid joke. But you get the point.
I peered inside. It was dusty and filled with cobwebs, but not much else. Except for a single lock box. My curiosity was peaked now. I wanted to know what was in that box. I mean, who wouldn’t? A secret box behind a secret wall?
So, I got out the hammer. But that took a long-time because I don’t have a sledgehammer. Just a normal hammer. And it takes longer that I would have thought to bust down a wall. But eventually, I broke the wall down and pulled the little black box free. It was locked and I had no idea how to open it. I thought about breaking the lock, but it looked sturdy. The only way I was getting it open was with a lockpick set. Which, of course, I didn’t own. So, I had to order one on Amazon.
I should have left the box alone. I never should have opened it. What I found inside changed my life. It’s still changing my life and I want this never-ending nightmare to quit. I....
Something is downstairs. I have to go. I’ll update this blog later.
Who here has heard of Discord? If not, it's like a chat room from back in the old days of the internet. Remember those? Alright, let's just cut to the chase. I created a Discord server for my Patrons over on Patreon. However, I've decided to open it up to everyone! Please come check it out. Click the link below to accept the invite.
If you want special privileges that only patrons get such as send out invites and special events on Discord, please consider joining my Patreon page. Patrons are listed under their specific reward tier from Patreon so you get bragging rights! Come check out the server. Talk books, memes, pics, whatever!
Hello there readers,
I wanted to share some news with you that you may have been unaware of. Did you know you can read an exclusive short story featuring the upcoming protagonist in my paranormal thriller? Here's a quick story behind the...uh... story.
There was a short story contest I entered last year. The challenge was, write a ghost story with a twist. Throw a spin on an old legend. That sort of thing. So, I started thinking about the stories about ghosts like the woman in white. You know the legends. A ghostly woman stalks a stretch of quiet road. She's dressed all in white and hitchhikes rides with her unsuspecting guests. I took that legend and gave it a fun twist. What if the hunter became the hunted?
Jeffrey Raines is Death's bounty hunter. He reaps souls that wander the Earth and prey on the living. And my short story, Death Loves Her Balance, started it all. The story, unfortunately, didn't win the contest. But I think, in the end, I came out the bigger winner because it gave me my next series idea. And I've been having a lot of fun crafting this world and writing the story.
If you want to read the story for yourself, all you have to do is sign up for my monthly newsletter. That's it. You'll get the short story delivered directly to your inbox! Click here to sign up. Every month, I share behind the scenes info, first looks, upcoming works, and much more! Sign up today and read that story! And let me know what you think in the comments below.
The story goes, a secret dungeon was found in 1883 behind a secret wall in the back of the fort. Two skeletons were found shackled to the wall and were identified as one man and one woman. Rumors of a secret love affair between a Colonel's wife and a captain blossomed. When the colonel found out, he had them chained to a wall in the bowels of the Castillo and walled them up alive. Were the long lost lovers found that day?
Maybe not. But it makes for a good creepy story, right? I've visited the Castillo many times over the years and I've been in the very room which is dubbed "the lover's dungeon" and have never seen this story or heard it from tour guides. There's a lot of haunted history pages online which speak to its truth but it seems like there isn't any true evidence of this secret dungeon.
The Castillo de San Marcos, however, was used as a prison for a long portion of its history. Many Native Americans were imprisoned there in 1875. Many people died at the Castillo, regardless of the lover's rumor being true or not.
This haunted history makes it the perfect place for my upcomong paranormal thriller. Jeffrey Raines, Death's bounty hunter. visits this very fort during the first several chapters of my book. I couldn't think of a better backdrop than this. The Castillo is an amazing structure which is well worth a visit if you are ever in St. Augustine, Florida. And if you've heard the story of the lover's dungeon, I'd love to get your take in the comments below. Do you think the story is true?
What is a blog style story, you're wondering? Well, it's a story told in the form of a blog. Uploaded one week at a time. Interested? Let me tell you what it's about.
Donna Mitchell finds a journal hidden in her home. It references something called The Devil's Journal. Donna decides to document the events as they unfold on her weekly blog. As she gets further into the journal, strange things start to happen to Donna. Before too long, Donna's world is flipped upside down. She may have stumbled on some dark secret that should have stayed locked away from the world.
If this sounds like something you would like to read, then consider signing up for my Patreon page. It's going to be an exclusive story for patrons only. Patrons help fund my writing career in a way nothing else can! I've been so happy for the support over on Patreon and I wanted to give my patrons a little something cool that only they get to read. If you want to join this exclusive club and read this upcoming blog novel, consider signing up today. The plan is to release the blog story in October. See you over on Patreon!
If you're looking to get your hands on some hot, steamy benefits then I've got some news for you! Here are some awesome benefits you can get by becoming a patron over on Patreon.
Ebooks- Get rewarded with ebooks delivered right to your Kindle or favorite e-reader at certain tiers.
Paperbacks- Get signed paperbacks delivered right to your door!
Access to Patron only posts- Things like updates from me and my writing journey, exclusive short stories, exclusive flash fiction, my upcoming blog novel, first looks at covers and excerpts, and more!
Discord server access- Talk to me whenever you want and chit chat about books, writing, or whatever on my Discord server.
Acknowledgements- Get a shout on in each book in the author's note section for as long as you're a patron.
There is so many exciting benefits to becoming a patron. Think of it like a monthly subscription box without all the pesky waiting an entire month. You get amazing things every week!
Also, I'm bringing back a limited time perk with a little change. A few months ago, I did something I called Dedicate or Die. Patrons got to choose a death scene in my upcoming book OR listed in the dedication section in the beginning of the book. Well, I'm bringing back the dedication portion of that promo. From now until the end of August, sign up for my Patreon page and you will be listed in the dedication section of the beginning of the book! So don't wait. Head over to Patreon and sign up!
Fort Matanzas in St. Augustine, Florida. Named after the river it stands guard over. Fun fact, the Matanzas river gets its name from the Spanish word meaning killings or slaughters because several Protestants were shipwrecked in the 18th century and executed on the spot by Spanish Admiral Pedro Mendez. Seems like a fitting place for spirits to hang out, doesn't it?
Fort Matanzas was built by the Spanish in order to control the Matanzas inlet. The inlet was a rear entrance into the city of St. Augustine. The fort was only used once. It fired warning shots to scare away British scouting boats. The twelve ship armada turned around and never attacked the fort. Shots were never fired from Fort Matanzas again. Despite not having seen a lot of action, the small fort is a pretty interesting sight to see in St. Augustine.
First of all, the admission if FREE so you can't beat that. The only way to get to the fort is by boat which the park rangers graciously provide transport back and forth to. So, best to tip them if you go. Once on the little island which houses the fort, you get the real sense of what it must have been like to be stationed there. Out in the middle of seemingly no where on a river with no communication to the world around you. It's almost impossible to imagine.
Jeffrey Raines spends some time at this very structure in the opening chapters of my upcoming paranormal thriller. He's there to fight off a wandering spirit as Death's bounty hunter. A certain type of spirit which likes to hide in lonely places such as this has started to prey on the park rangers there. Jeffrey is ordered to put a stop to it. Of course, I won't tell you how the scene plays out or how it ends. You'll have to read the book when it comes out!
If you decide to visit St. Augustine and you love history, check this place out. It's a cool piece of history. Not to mention, you'll literally be stepping into the pages of my book! Stay tuned for more information about this book coming soon! And if you want to read the opening chapter of the book, please consider signing up for my monthly newsletter. This month, readers will get an exclusive look at the first chapter! Not available anywhere else. Click below to sign up. And enjoy these photos I took of Fort Matanzas on my last adventure there!
Hello there readers,
By now, you've probably heard that Tampa Bay Comic Con has been cancelled due to the rise in COIVD-19 cases. This was to be my first year attending so I'm pretty bummed. But honestly, a little happy too. First off, I was worried the turn out would have been very low due to the social distancing rules and the virus still affecting people. It's pretty pricey to attend TBCC. But also, there would have been a good chance to catch it at the convention. So, it's probably best that it gets cancelled. But it's still sad.
Of course, next year I will be attending TBCC so come next year and say hi. My goal is to have my new paranormal thriller released before the next convention. That should be easy but we'll see what happens. Maybe I'll even have some cool merch to sell there? Who knows.
Selling my books at these conventions has been a lot of fun. Even the slow days are really fun. You get to meet a lot of cool people. Creators and people attending. I've actually created a few friendships with other creators while working on these cons. People like Todd Kelly who is an awesome comic book creator and you should definitely check him out! Click here. I very much look forward to working more in the future.
So, I will see you all at Tampa Bay Comic Con next year and hopefully many others! Don't forget to follow me on social media. This weekend was supposed to be TBCC so I may do a sale or a giveaway or something. Haven't decided what yet. Have a great week everyone!
Hello there readers and happy Friday.
I've posted a flash fiction story over on my Patreon page. If you don't know what flash fiction is, it's generally a story under 1,500 words. Great stories told in a short format. They're some of my favorite things to read and write. And I post them occasionally on my Patreon page. You can read this one and several others over on Patreon.
Over there, you can also receive exclusive flash fiction stories or short stories written just for you. Access to my upcoming blog novel. Listed in the acknowledgment section of my books. And so much more. Patreon is such an awesome way to support your favorite creators and make sure they can continue to create. Hopefully, I'm one of your favorite creators and hopefully I'll see you on Patreon.
Hello there readers and happy Monday.
Today, I wanted to give you a brief story about my latest Terror Tube video. You see, it was inspired by real events. If you haven't watched the video, please go check it out. It's nice and creepy and the rest of this post won't make a lot of sense if you don't. Scroll down to the bottom to watch the video then come back here.
Done? Alright. So, here's what really happened. A few months ago, some people came to our door to preach the word to us. I was polite and listened to what they had to say and then nicely ended the conversation. Nothing more than that. A week or so later, they came back while I was in the shower and my wife answered. She told them we were busy and couldn't talk. I mean, she was juggling a 2 year old and an infant at the time. So, technically not a lie.
A few days later, we check the mail only to find a letter written to us from these people. I've never had that happen before. Of course, this was when all of the safer at home orders were starting due to COVID-19, so maybe that's why? Either way, it was strange.
But we threw the letter away and ignored it. I mean, we probably wouldn't hear from them again, right? And if they showed up to the door we could just say we were interested. But then as we sat on the couch watching TV, my wife's phone went off. When she read the text message, things were a bit weird. It was a text from the lady who had knocked on our door. We never gave her our phone numbers. I have no idea how they got her phone number. I tried doing a quick search on the yellow pages and we're not listed. And we rent the house we're living in so we're not listed as owners. It was really creepy. If they had texted me, I wouldn't have been so nice with a response. However, my wife blocked the number and ignored it. We haven't heard from them since.
But the creepy thought of them searching for our phone number after knocking on our door was weird. So weird, that I decided to make a story about it on YouTube. I think my story might end a little bit creepier than the real thing. But you decide. Let me know in the comments below what you would have done if this happened to you. And don't forget to check out the video and subscribe to my channel!
Hello there readers and happy Thursday!
A while back, I wrote what I called a blog novel here on my blog page. It was a story told once a week right here on my blog. It ran it's course and people seemed to enjoy it. So, I wanted to bring the idea back.
However, this new story is going to be a lot bigger and better than the last and I'm going to keep it going much longer. In order to do something like that, I'm going to need YOUR help. Please consider joining some other awesome people over on my Patreon page and you'll be able to read this upcoming blog novel.
What? This blog novel is only available to patrons? Yup! This will be a patron only exclusive story. If you want to read the whole thing in its entirety, I suggest heading over to my Patreon page and signing up for any tier. Trust me, you won't want to miss this story! Here's a brief description.
The Devil's Journal is told in a blog style format. Donna Mitchell runs a semi-popular blog about books, beaches, and her dog Sammie. One day, she discovers a journal hidden in her house and decides to chronicles her journey going through it. As she reads deeper into the journal, bizarre things begin to happen until Donna can't tell truth from fiction anymore.
If that sounds like something you'd like to read, then please consider supporting me on Patreon so you can read it and so you can help me fund this and other ambitious projects I've got going on. Shout out to my awesome patrons who have already signed up. You all are the best! I look forward to meeting you new, potential patrons soon!
Introducing, a new way to connect. Discord! If you don't know what Discord is, then think of it like those old school chat rooms. If you're too young to remember what that is, you probably already know what Discord is. So, we're good!
I've created my own Discord server where we can interact, share stories, swap GIFS, chit chat, and more! It's mainly a way for me to connect with people and for people to connect with each other. And how do you get access to this perk, you ask? Well, here are the details below.
My Discord server is an exclusive reward for ALL tiers over on Patreon. Once you select a tier and sign up, I'll send you an invite to the Discord server. Then we can chat live whenever! Cool, right? Head over there and sign up today so we can start chatting.
If you ever been curious about ways you can support yours truly, well have I got a blog post for you! I'm going to separate by things you can do which don't cost money and ways to support by spending money. Both are excellent ways to support and neither is more or less important than the other. Let's start with the free ways.
Leave a review- Leaving a review for my books is the best way to help support authors. After a certain number of reviews, our books will start to show up on recommended lists. Of course, this does require you to own the book which means you had to spend money at some point. Unless I did a giveaway which I've been known to do occasionally.
Like Comment and Subscribe-On YouTube, there's a threshold you have to meet before you can monetize your channel. By subscribing, you're helping me get closer to that threshold and helping me make money for each video watched on my channel. Liking and commenting helps boost the chance of my videos being seen or recommended as well.
Follow me on social media- Algorithms on social media exist to boost content people want to see. Unfortunately, that can also work against people. The more post interactions received, the more visible posts become. Dropping a simple like or comment helps boost those posts. I'll count reading this blog as part of following social media because it works the same way.
Patreon-Patreon is great because it allows you to support me directly and get exclusive access to things like short stories, signed books, and exclusive content.
Buy my books- This one is a bit obvious, I suppose. But buying my books literally pays me for what I'm doing. And the more it sells, the higher on the best seller list it will climb!
Pick up YouTube merch- This one is pretty new but I created a merch store where I'm selling shirts and items with my channel logo and the Terror Tube story logo. You can check that out here.
So, there you have a it. There's a few different ways in each category to support me, in case you were wondering. Like I said before, no way is better than the other. Do only what you can or feel comfortable doing. And hey, just by reading this blog post you've helped me out a lot! So, leave a comment below and drop a like and have a great rest of your day.
No, it's not a haunted house on a subway train, although that would be awesome! Actually, it's the name of my YouTube short story series. I've been trying to come up with a name for these short stories for a while and finally I found one that I think works. Of course, I always invite your opinions below. So, introducing the new name of my YouTube series, Terror Tube. You can watch the latest installment below!
Hey there and happy hump day!
Today, I wanted to give you all a little glimpse into my latest narrated short story and what went in to making it. This one in particular was interesting because of the footage I used. We'll get to that, but first I want to issue a challenge.
My YouTube Channel is currently at 24 subscribers. My goal over the next 30 days is to skyrocket that number to 100! And we can do that together. If you haven't already, please head over to my YouTube channel (either search booksbybond or click the video below) and click subscribe. And don't forget to share the channel as well! With your help, I know I can get the sub count up to 100. At 100 subscribers, I'll do some sort of giveaway!
Alright, on to the behind the scenes info. So, as I'm sure you are all aware, we've all been stuck at home the majority of the time these past few weeks. This has made coming up with footage ideas for my stories a challenge. I've got ideas for stories and imagery that would require public places or travel. With that, I had to get creative.
I was looking through some old photos on my hard drive and found some old video from a trip I took with my buddy Josh. We explored an abandoned neighborhood for his YouTube channel Live it Above 100. I had completely forgot about this footage. I had recorded the drive to the neighborhood and even a few laps around the place itself. It was supposed to be b-roll for his channel but he ended up not needing it. And it sparked the story for The Drive! So, not only was I able to write a story because of this extra footage but I had a ready made visual to pair it to.
You can watch The Drive below. And if you like what you hear, please consider subscribing to the channel. Let's get it to 100 subs! Thank you so much for your support.
I've decided to do a bit of re-branding for my blog. As you can see, I've gone with a simple design that should hopefully match the tone of my website. With this, I also want to focus on my blog much more than I have been. Of course, I'll use it to talk about writing, books, and other things. But what would you like to see me post? Let me know in the comments below!
To cover up his search history, Evan Bond is a thriller/suspense author. As an outdoor enthusiast and horror lover, Evan Bond enjoys writing stories where the two come together. He lives in Florida with his wife and two sons.