A sneak preview of Hagridden

Apologies to people following me on Twitter or on my Facebook page, for whom this is repeated news. But my advance review copies of Hagridden came in the mail today.


Please excuse me while I do a happy dance.

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It’s still the rough copy — it doesn’t yet have cover art, the blurbs are all still forthcoming, and there are still a handful of typos here and there. I’m actually going through one of these print copies to catch any remaining errors.

But you guys! I’m going through a print copy! This is my novel, and it looks like a novel!

I have to tell you, I am completely geeked out over this. I mean, as I go through this book making last-minute corrections, I’ll be reading my own novel. In book form. In my hands. With that new-paper-and-glue smell!

I get to smell my own book!

You should all just brace yourselves now. This is how excited I am over the review copies. When the final, official print edition comes out in August, you’ll probably be able to hear me shouting about it. Wherever you are. Seriously — just open your windows and listen. =D

In the meantime, here’s one last tease: the promo text on the back cover:


Published by Samuel Snoek-Brown

I write fiction and teach college writing and literature. I'm the author of the story collection There Is No Other Way to Worship Them, the novel Hagridden, and the flash fiction chapbooks Box Cutters and Where There Is Ruin.

2 thoughts on “A sneak preview of Hagridden

  1. Woohoo for you!! Yesterday, I mailed out the first order of my book, “On the Rim of Order” that was not ordered from Amazon but from me on my website. And the 21st, I have a book signing at the local Hastings. Going to think more about your suggestions for readings. Thanks for the support.

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