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Stephen R. Clark

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Oreland, Pennsylvania
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August 3, 2016 - Now that the book is out, the marketing and promotion push begins. My GoFundMe page is still active and has been updated listing the current needs. Please go take a look and consider offering your support. For each $75 contributed, you will receive one signed copy of the book (They make great gifts!). Thanks!

July 24, 2016 - My pastor, Daniel Morrison ( seamlessly wove a reference to my book into his sermon. The sermon topic was the attribute of God's truthfulness. Yes, that's my book on the stool next to his coffee. Very cool!

July 17, 2016 - My hometown newspaper, Courier-Times, did a really nice feature on my book. Very exciting!

July 7, 2016 - The paperback and hardcover versions of the book are now available online. Click on the BUY link above to find an online retailer. Because it has to be formatted for compatibility for a variety of devices, the ebook version will be available later around July 25th. Check back for updates.

If you'd prefer to buy the book at your favorite local bookstore, just ask them to special order it. And, while they're at it, order a few more copies to stock in the store.

When you buy the book and after you've read it, please go to or and write an honest, but hopefully positive review. I would greatly appreciate it. Be sure to tell your friends about the book, too. And, as always, keep the light on!

June 30, 2016 - It is finished. Everything has been approved and is now being sent to the printer, for better or for worse. Knowing how insidious typos are, I expect we've missed one or two, but that's how it goes. Below are the final full covers for the paperback and the hardcover. You can click on each of the images below to view larger versions. The retail pricing will be: ebook = $7.99, paperback = $19.95, hardcover = $39.95.  The book should be available online and in stores* in 4-6 weeks or so. So now we wait.

*Note: The book will only be in stores that choose to stock it. Feel free to visit the stores near you and suggest they do just that! And remember to keep the light on!

Paperback cover:

Paperback cover for The Hungering Dark: Awakening by Stephen R. Clark

Hardcover dust jacket:

Hardcover dust jacket for The Hungering Dark: Awakening by Stephen R. Clark

June 27, 2016 - And we have a cover! I'm sorry if it isn't the one you liked best. I think we captured the best elements of the various ideas that hopefully evokes intrigue, mystery, and curiosity. My designer is working with WestBow to finalize the details on the cover. At the same time, I'm getting the final proofreading corrections together to send this week. Once these two steps are completed, the book will be on its way into the world!

June 8, 2016 - I have received the galleys for proofing and it's time to narrow the decision on the real cover. Below are the final four choices.

To vote for the one you "Like" the best, go here > and help me choose!


June 3, 2016 - I should be receiving proofs of the book's interior in the next week or so. And after that we'll work on finalizing the cover. So right now it looks like the book will be ready by August. Barring some unforeseen issue, of course.

In the meantime, my sister read it and this is her reaction:

"WOW! You are sick! :) O.k. That book scared the heebie jeebies out of me! Talk about imaginations! You blew me away! Great job! I'm really serious about scaring me. I hope I don't have nightmares! I normally don't read books like that because I do have nightmares afterward!"

While I truly am sorry about the nightmares, I am happy that there was a genuine connection with the story. I'm curious to see how others react.

May 26, 2016 - All the final, edited text has been sent to WestBow and we're moving into the production phase. And today I spoke briefly with a WestBow marketing person. Sadly, no authors have offered blurbs, and only two were considerate enough to at least respond, even though to say no. But that's okay. The process moves forward! The book is happening!

May 12, 2016 - I've sent requests to a few well-known Christian fiction authors to see if they would be willing to provide a blurb for the book. Fingers crossed. Getting even one would be, as the kids say, awesome!

Also, my cover designer is hard at work and he should have a few mock-ups for me to look at next week. Yes, there are images on this site, but these are NOT the final cover images. They are merely temporary placeholders. So, the final cover could look similar or completely different. Stay tuned to see how things develop.

April 29, 2016 - I just re-read the edited manuscript and have a few more tweaks to make before sending it on to WestBow. I must say, this is a good story. Some interesting twists and turns, and unique approaches to unique challenges. I'm even a little surprised by how things turned out in the end. And am wondering what may be coming next! I don't mean to brag, but when it comes out, you're going to want to read this book. And keep the lights on!

April 25, 2016 - I've got the edited manuscript back from my editor and need to go through the changes and then pass the cleaned manuscript along to WestBow. I've also hired a designer to do the cover, and thanks to a recent generous (second!) gift from a patron and friend, I have the money to pay for the design work. Getting closer!

March 28, 2016 - WestBow has completed their "editorial assessment" and I've sent the manuscript to my editor for the final edit.

March 23, 2016 - You can now click here to read a sample chapter (PDF)!

March 15, 2016 - As they say, things are proceeding apace. In other words, I'm expecting a finished product around June or July. This may be a little late for the summer beach reading season, but definitely in time for holiday gift giving! If you're curious what the process looks like, click here to see a PDF of the WestBow Press Step-by-Step Guide.

Oh, and so far A02 is the most popular cover design with the subtitle "Awakening." Have you voted yet? Go do it!

March 9, 2016 - Some preliminary cover ideas and new subtitle options have been posted. Go look and vote!

March 5, 2016 - The manuscript has been sent back to WestBow for their evaluation. After this is completed, it will go to my editor.

March 4, 2016 - Scroll down for promotional images. Feel free to copy and paste these into your website or social media and help me get the word out about my book and crowdfunding effort.

March 3, 2016 - I've lowered my GoFundMe goal from $5000 to $3500. The person who will be editing the book has given me a very generous break on the cost, so my needs are less. Yay!

Check back often for more updates. And be sure to keep the light on!

Very gratefully yours,

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