Welcome Goners

Welcome, Goners.

Thank you for joining our Goners Newsletter.

We appreciate you taking the time to welcome us into your inbox. We promise to NEVER take advantage of that trust by selling your information, spamming you (WE HATE SPAM), or doing anything other than bringing you the latest news from Collective Inkwell (the publishing company of Sean Platt and David Wright’s dark fiction.)

We’ll email you once a week or so with an update which might have: the latest Inkwell news, links to our newest books, links to free or exclusive stuff, or an update on something new we’re going to be doing starting monthly in August, Author Hangouts, where we meet up with readers. Not in person, we don’t have THAT kinda budget, but in virtual hangouts.

We’ve only done one so far, but it was a blast, and not surprisingly devolved into weirdness with readers speculating that Sean and I were involved in pillow fights.

Which is not true!

The first rule of Pillow Fight Club is…

Never mind.

Anyway, thank you again for becoming a Goner! We’d love to hear from you or answer any questions you have.

Email us anytime — you can respond to any of our emails — and it will come right to us.

Thank you for reading,

David Wright

39 responses to Welcome Goners

  1. Lenny

    Just wanted to let you know that I’m lovin the Yesterdays Gone series …. I usually read political thrillers. Alex Cross series is 1 in particular that I enjoy.David Baldacci is another author I enjoy.

    I actually stumbled upon your series while going through an “end of the world ” phase. Death and destruction and all that … Now I can’t put it down….. to be perfectly honest …. Monsters and mind readers were never my thing . Now I can’t wait to turn the page. I never thought I’d be reading this sort of story line again (I was a big Steven King fan back when … “It” .. “The Stand” ..but I lost interest in that kinda stuff … You’ve brought me back …. Thank you

    I look forward to your next project but first I have to finish this one … I just purchased Season 3 … thanks again.

    • thedavidwwright

      Hi Lenny,

      Thank you for the comment! That is awesome. I’m glad we lured you to the dark side once again. πŸ™‚ I like to think we mix things up a bit and offer a bit of action to go with the scares, really just writing the kinds of things we love.

      Thank you again for taking the time to comment,
      Dave

  2. sandy

    Just wanted to say I have read all the current episodes of yesterdays gone and the first season of whitespace and just purchaced your zombie serial. I am definitely loving your style of story telling it is addictive. I am so excited to have found such great authors to enjoy.

  3. Erin

    Hey guys! I read seasons 1-3 of Yesterdays Gone in what felt like a matter of hours…I am sure my husband and kids hate you both….anyway I started doing a little research to make sure I wasn’t missing season 4 (hint, hint) and imagine my surprise and excitement when I found the other serials you two have written!! I am even more pleased to see that you are “real” people that communicate with and appreciate your readers. You have a new lifetime fan….and I promise I will read them as fast as you can write them.

    • thedavidwwright

      Hi Erin, Thank you for the kind words! I’m thrilled that you enjoy our books, and apologize for not responding to this post sooner. Usually, we respond sooner to email than blog posts, which I don’t think to check on quite as often. But eventually, we try and respond to everyone.

      As for your promise, you’ve got a deal!

  4. Krisi

    I read Monstrous first. Then Available Darkness. Then White Space. I intend to read all of your series as they remind me of Stephen King but more Ray Bradbury. My only request is I be notified somehow when the next set of a series is ready. As I read so often I have actually not finished series in the past due to lack of knowledge of release dates.. Therefore these books have become mundane to me as I need to start a blog/story/serial/ novella ( you get the idea) I am a tad OCD when I start a story and need to see it to the end. Your stories have really captured my attention and I am limited in the time allotted to read as I work much. As a new fan please update me when the next books come out so I can do.ish each book I have started. I am now going to start on the fourth one without even finishing any of them. Thank you! Krisi

    • DavidWwright

      Hi Kris,

      Thank you for the nice words. If you sign up for our mailing list (in the right hand sidebar “Join the Goners”) you’ll be updated whenever something new comes out. Additionally, you can subscribe to the blog here in the “get the inkwell in your inbox” (or whatever it says), and get blog posts sent to your inbox. Both are free and good ways to keep up with the latest.

      thanks again,
      dave

  5. Patti

    Please don’t make us wait too long for Season Four of Yesterdays Gone. I’m nursing the third season, but it’s hard to go slow and I hate waiting to see how a story ends (OCD, ya know). I’m not much of a zombie fan, so don’t know if I’d like the others. Really not much of a horror fan but this story sucked me in in a big way! If any of the others lean more toward sci-fi than horror, I’ll give them a shot. Meantime, thanks for being such kickass writers! I wish some other authors could manage to crank out good and well written work like you guys (not naming names, but six years between books in a series — GOT — George R. R. Martin — is a tad ridiculous!)!

    Love your work. And how funny to think I had doubts about reading YG because I worried it’d be too, well, Rapture-y! πŸ˜‰

    One more thing: I’m so over Stephen King, been so for years. So, while your writing style is remininiscent of his, I have to say, yours is better. So much better! Dark but not creepy disgusting dark. Well, not entirely. Maybe a little. But in a good way. Mostly.

    • DavidWwright

      Thanks, Patti. We grew up on early Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and (my favorite) Clive Barker, along with a bunch of other influences, so we love any comparisons we get to those writers/artists.

      As for our other stuff, aside from our short story, Chris Wakes Up, Z 2134 is our only zombie book, but the zombies are not the main course, at all, just as they’re not in The Walking Dead — it’s about the characters.

      Our truest sci-fi serial is WhiteSpace. It’s also the one we get the most email about from readers eager for the second season (which is coming in April). It’s my favorite, too, I think.

      Available Darkness and ForNevermore are more fantasy/light sci-fi/horror type books.

      Monstrous is about a foul-mouthed comedian who is murdered, and given a chance to come back to Earth, by accepting a demon’s deal. Probably our darkest work, but one you might not like as much if you don’t care for any religious imagery at all. It’s not a “religious” book but it does involve angels, demons, and an ages old type of internal conflict type of story about revenge.

  6. Patti

    Soon you will be too famous to respond to individual emails/posts, I predict. I don’t know how you guys manage to crank out so much really good work, but I’m so glad I found you!

    I just want to say, now that I’ve finished reading Season Three, you wrapped it all up really well — in a nice bombastic Boricio burrito! — so while I will definitely continue reading when new episodes come out, I’m not foaming at the mouth over it either. I really am grateful for that.

    Thanks for taking the time to tell me about your other works. I’m thinking onward to WhiteSpace. You guys rock, and I’m telling everyone I know about you!

    • DavidWwright

      Thank you, Patti.

      We try and keep up and respond to all of our email. Blog comments are a bit harder to keep on top of with our schedules and missing updates when there’s new comments. But we do read and appreciate every comment we get.

      Thank you again for the kind words.

  7. Debbie McCracken Slaunwhite

    Greetings from Nova Scotia!

    It was weird. I had just finished the latest book by Jodi Picoult – The Storyteller – and I was perusing the Kobo website looking for something….oh I don’t know…non-Nazi related. Don’t get me wrong, it was a great read but it was also a very heavy read. I found myself looking for something more buoyant.

    Yes I have my favourite authors including but not limited to James Rollins, Patrick Lee (damn! that guy’s good), Stephen King of course & including The Green Mile, Harlan Coben, Linwood Barclay, and Dean Koontz (waiting impatiently for the next Odd Thomas). Oh! And Dan Brown (also waiting impatiently for Inferno) and last but certainly not least, Wally Lamb.

    But alas, nothing I was seeing on Kobo was grabbing me today. Until. An episodic book? How deliciously unique, I thought as I clicked the link titled Yesterday’s Gone, Season 1, Episodes 1-6. THIS is exactly what I’ve been searching for and I bought it. I was going to buy Season 2 as well but made myself read at least a couple of chapters of Season 1 first – I tend to be a tad impulsive at times. Don’t worry, I’m buying Season 2 tomorrow.

    And on top of everything else, the price is excellent! What’s not to love?

    • DavidWwright

      Awesome! Thank you, Debbie! We’re thrilled to be on Kobo, and you’re the first person, that emailed us anyway, who discovered us there, so thank you.

      We’re in the process of getting all of our other serials over to Kobo, so if you like our serials, you’ll find that you don’t have to wait nearly as long as you do for those other writers. We write every day and release new stuff all the time.

      Thanks again for commenting.

      Dave

  8. Nadine Shephard

    Another greeting from Nova Scotia! I too found you on kobo, just finished season 2 and now I can’t find season 3, yikes, help, loving the series and can’t get enough, which brings me to your goners site.I am going to start reading another of your series but really wanted to continue with season 3.Hope you can send me in the right direction.

  9. cheri

    Can’t wait for Season 4, Episodes 19-24 of Yesterday’s Gone. This is great writing within the genre. i prefer to read all episodes one right after the other but don’t know if I’ll be able to hold out for S4 E24 to be published before I start reading E19! Please hurry…

    • DavidWwright

      Thanks, Cheri! We’ll be releasing the full season on Day One, so those who can’t wait won’t have to. As for hurrying, we’re writing as fast as we can. We don’t want to rush things and disappoint anyone.

  10. Joe Arieno

    I’m a man of few words. I just finished season one of Yesterday’s gone. Excellent story, excellent characters, excellent writing, excellent style. I bought season two and three. I am looking forward to getting started.

    • DavidWwright

      Thank you, Joe. WE appreciate the nice words. Glad you’re enjoying it and hope you love Season Three as much as we did writing it!

  11. Gerry Adams

    My lord! I would just like to thank you both for the time and effort you have put into Yesterdays Gone. I loved King’s “The Green Mile” and always wished more writers would publish pieces in “episodes” (as you call them) like he did….. and you are!. By creating such an incredible journey which is not only highly exciting but also greatly anticipated, I can honestly say I haven’t enjoyed reading anything lately as much as your Yesterday’s Gone series. Your character development is incredible, as well as you story lines, and I appreciate that. I just finished seasons 1-3 and am completely hooked! I only wish I had discovered it sooner just to have that anticipation of the next episode! Thankfully I caught it soon enough to fully enjoy seasons 4-6 the way it has been intended. You also have me interested in your other pieces as well. Keep up the great work, can’t wait to continue the journey!

    • DavidWwright

      Thank you, Gerry, for the kind words! We’re thrilled to be compared to “The Green Mile.”

  12. susan dalto

    I just finished reading season 1 in two days!!!! I can’t ever remember not wanting to ever stop reading s book before….not even any of the 50 shades books or even the twilight or Harry potter books! I would praise you more but I have to buy season 2 and season now and blow off my family and friends until I am finished reading…

    • DavidWwright

      Thanks, Susan. We’re glad we could contribute the decline of your relationships πŸ™‚

  13. Samantha

    Season 5!!! Please!!! And same goes for season 3 of white space 😁 Definitely a huge fan, and definitely can’t wait!! Love it!

    • DavidWwright

      Thanks, Samantha! We’re definitely psyched to write WhiteSpace: Season Three, though we don’t have a start date yet.

  14. Liam

    I love Yesterday’s Gone. I found the series when Season 2 ended. I read the very first one then I had to purchase the entire Season 1 and 2 and just poured my attention into it and just about died waiting for 3. I thought I was going to fall apart waiting for 4. I really don’t want to wait for 5, but you leave me no choice! Awesome series!!
    Oh, if you guys ever come out with a “Team Boricio” jersey, I’m buying!!

    • DavidWwright

      Liam – Thank you. And if we ever find a decent print on demand service, we’ll make that jersey a reality! We tried Cafe Press, but the shirts looked like crap.

  15. Neil Fletcher

    Hey guys loving the series as they progress. Currently on Season 3 and I have to say that the dialogue of Boricio is a guilty pleasure….there are times where you shouldn’t laugh…but in the middle of a crowded train I can’t help myself. Thanks for the work you guys are putting in and I’m enjoying where you are taking us so far and you keep surprising me with the twists (I’ve given up trying to second-guess you).

    • DavidWwright

      Thanks, Neil. Yes, Boricio is a guilty pleasure to write, too! So thoroughly wrong, but fun nonetheless. As for the surprising twists, awesome! Glad we could stay ahead of you. The mystery of what’s next is key to writing for us. We’d be bored writing anything that didn’t surprise us!

  16. Neil Fletcher

    Have you considered Boricio Christmas Crackers? I think the wisdom of Boricio would go down better than Confucius or those rubbish jokes…. Especially with Grandma.

  17. Mike Tocci

    I just finished reading (and listening to) Monstrous which was my first foray into your brand of stories. I really enjoyed it! I love to read and listen to books at the same time so I was a bit disappointed when the only selections available on Audible.com were Monstrous and Z2134. Are any other titles coming out on Audio?
    More importantly – When can we read the sequel to Monstrous? I, for one, CAN’T WAIT!

    Thanks

    • DavidWwright

      Thank you, Mike. The audio books for Z 2134 and Monstrous only happened because they are only traditionally published books (with 47North). It would take far too much time and/or money to make audio versions of all of our books and would prevent us from doing what we do best — writing.

      However, you’ll be happy to hear that we recently signed a deal to bring Yesterday’s Gone and WhiteSpace both to audio books, so we should have something out within the next couple of months, I think. Sorry I took so long to get back to you. A lot of our first time commenters wound up in spam. Thank you again for your reply, and glad you like the books.

      We are working on a second season of Monstrous soon, and will have more news in the coming month or so.

  18. Sherry Cain

    Guys, what can I say? I got Yesterday’s Gone, Episode 1, because, well, it was free! Then I immediately bought Seasons One, Two, Three and Four — and read them straight through, straight through Christmas Day, that is! After all, family holiday gatherings are not all they are cracked up to be, are they? Not nearly as interesting as Yesterday’s Gone! WHEN, oh WHEN, is Season Five coming? I feel like a junkie off the stuff, snatched off it most unwillingly! I NEED MORE! When? When? When?

    LOVE the series!

    Sherry in North Carolina,

    • DavidWwright

      Thanks, Sherry!
      We’ll be writing Season Five as soon as we wrap up Z 2136, which we’re working on now. So it will be early this year, but I don’t yet have a firm date. We’ll definitely be updating the blog and our newsletter on progress, though. Thanks again for the kind words!

  19. Gem

    I have a bit of an issue with your work. There’s too dam much of it! I’m itching for the next Z 2134 and yesterday’s gone episodes. Please don’t release them at the same time!! I’m now just trying to decide which of your series to start next! I’ve only read 1 book by another author since discovering your books the end of last year and I can’t read them quick enough. I have to admit neither were the type of book I would read and just wanted something to fill the gap whilst I was waiting for another authors book to come out and I’m hooked. I got a few work mates joining in much to the annoyance of other members of out team who were bored of our discussions of what would happen next and I was itching for them to catch up with me. I’m not one for leaving comments or reviews – but hey you deserve the recognition. Keep them coming!

    • DavidWwright

      Thank you, Gem. We appreciate the kind words. Don’t worry, we won’t release Z and YG at the same time. They should be one after another, assuming publication goes as planned on Z. As for next series, have you read WhiteSpace yet? It’s our personal favorite.

  20. Gem

    It’s already downloaded! Just need the time to read! Just finishing up Z. It’s had me gripped! There just aren’t enough hrs in the day! I’ve got pretty much everything downloaded waiting to be read! Keep up the good work!

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