Kings of the Serial
We began 2012 with one goal in mind. . . to become Kings of the Serial.
Mind you, nobody has crowned us or given us the title. Just like Howard Stern called himself the “King of All Media,” we decided we’d declare ourselves kings as we champion the thing we most believe in — serialized fiction.
When we started Yesterday’s Gone in the summer of 2011, a lot of people were saying serials wouldn’t work.
They couldn’t work.
But as huge fans of the format ever since comics books in our childhood and Stephen King’s The Green Mile, we’ve both wanted to write in the format.
And then we saw TV shows like The Walking Dead, The Wire, Soprano’s, Mad Men, Dexter, Carnivale, Battlestar Galactica, doing exactly the kinds of things we want to do — creating compelling, edge of your seat, can’t miss stories, week after week.
And our fires burned hotter.
AND THEN AMAZON IGNITED OUR DREAMS
Amazon and its digital publishing platform gave us the opportunity to try serialized fiction in 2011.
We were scared. What if it didn’t work? What if nobody wants to read stories in 15,000-25,000 words chunks?
Thankfully, readers found us, and have loved what we’re doing. So much so, that we’re now making a living doing what we love. . . writing serialized fiction.
Our goal in 2012 is to release a new book per week.
Most weeks will be episodes of our serials, Yesterday’s Gone, WhiteSpace, Available Darkness, and ForNevermore. Other weeks will be short stories from our Twilight Zone-inspired Dark Crossings.