A little about the site…
As the tagline, “serial pulp fiction…hot off the keyboard,” suggests, Edward Trimnell Books is mostly about pulp fiction: thrillers, horror, and adventure.
Everything here is eventually published, in paperback, ebook, and (coming soon) audiobook. But I publish a lot of my stuff here first, in web-exclusive editions.
This is partly to market myself as a writer, and partly because I just like doing it.
A serial fiction blog…
I publish everything in serialized format. It appears first in the blog.
If you happen to land here while a story is in progress, don’t worry. You can find links to all the episodes/chapters via the top menus. I’ve set it up so that the content is evergreen…meaning that it’s all there for you to read at your leisure, even if you don’t read it “live”.
“Do I have to buy anything?”
Edward Trimnell Books operates on the freemium model.
Everything here is free for you to read and enjoy on the site.
But not everyone likes to read on a webpage. Some of the stories here are already available in formats you can buy. (I’ve been surprised at the recent demand for paperbacks.)
How is this site unique?
Most of the web fiction out there is targeted at a teenage/YA audience. I’ve visited Wattpad, of course. The stories on Wattpad all seem to be written from the perspective of a lovesick teenage girl.
With all due respect to the lovesick teenage girls of the world, the fiction published here is written by an adult, with an adult readership in mind.
Not that I have anything against Wattpad, mind you! I love their concept. (I’ve effectively copied it, on a much smaller scale.) But there’s a different vibe here. (For a detailed explanation regarding how this site is different, read this post.)
Want to get in touch? The best way is to contact me on Facebook .
I can also be reached by email at ed–at–edwardtrimnellbooks.com.
Frequent question: “Are you as good-looking as your online author photos suggest?”
Now, about me, in as few words as possible. (You can skip this part if you want to.)
I came into the world in August 1968, at the height of the chaotic Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
I was born in Sparta, Wisconsin. I was the only baby in the nursery, or so I am told.
During the 1970s I started attending Catholic grade school in Cincinnati, Ohio. I became a rabid fan of Star Wars in June 1977, when I saw the first of the movies at the cinema with my dad.
I wrote my first stories in the late 1970s. These were all thankfully lost when my mother, frustrated at my failure to do so, cleaned my room one day in 1981.
On the day before Election Day 1976, I made my first wager on politics: I bet my best friend a quarter that Gerald Ford would beat Jimmy Carter. I lost that bet.
The 1980s were my main formative years: junior high, high school, college. During this decade I started running track, and developed a serious interest in writing.
I had a pleasant childhood, and a positive high school experience. Those were fun times.
In 1988 I made another political bet. My grandfather was a lifelong Democrat. (I kept waiting for him to grow out of it; he never did.) I bet him $10 that George H.W. Bush would beat Michael Dukakis. That bet I won by a landslide.
I spent the 1990s working at various corporate jobs. I discovered a love of–and a talent for–foreign languages. I learned Japanese and Spanish. I alternately worked as an interpreter, international sales rep, and mass production components buyer. I traveled extensively to Mexico, Brazil, Japan, and Canada.
Once again, fun times.
I spent the 2000s working for Toyota. The company taught me many valuable life lessons. Among these was the realization that I am temperamentally unfit to work for Toyota, or any other Fortune 500 company.
The entrepreneurial bug bit me in the 2000s. I wanted to do my own thing.
In this decade I rediscovered my passion for writing and storytelling–which had lain dormant since 1980-something.
I began writing and publishing seriously. The rest, as they say, is history!