Monday, August 31, 2015


Four Fools Press's Short of the Week #2 is happening! Brannon said he's feeling a little "Gamma Worldy" this week, so he selected three pieces of inspirational art and given YOU, the fans, the power to select from one of the three choices and he'll write about them. When he's done, YOU get the short story for FREE (if you vote, share, like, or participate in the conversation)!

Here's the Poll for the 2nd week of September, 2015.

If you need a closer look at the image, click this link: https://plus.google.com/u/0/116230050632137216206/posts/cUa6bZ83Gog?pid=6189170344556561058&oid=116230050632137216206&authkey=CKqE--r1lvbULg

As always, here are the Rules from Brannon:1. I post three evocative images in a Google+ poll.
2. YOU vote for your favorite image.
3. YOU suggest character ideas/names, genres, titles, plot lines, etc.
4. The most votes WINS.
5. I write a short based on the image.
6. Everyone who VOTES/SHARES/PARTICIPATES gets a free copy.
7. The new short is added as a Four Fools Product.

VOTE, SHARE, AND JOIN THE CONVERSATION!
Short of the Week: 2nd Week of September, 2015
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Short of the Week: 2nd Week of September, 2015

Saturday, August 29, 2015


Yes, you read that right! Things are really starting to crank up here at Four Fools Press! As we near our Year One Anniversary, things are only getting crazier here at Fool's Central. You're going to start seeing more products, more diverse products, and more products more often! Why, you ask? Because - our fans demand it!

Today, Four Fools Press, the creators of Crazy Good Stories, is very excited to announce Ambush, the latest installment of Tenet's Tales by Amazon Best-selling author Brannon Hollingsworth. This not only marks the second in this spine-tingling series, but also the first title in our exciting new Four Fools Press Short of the Week Initiative! (More coming on that little tidbit next week...)

Find out more about our many stellar products, including Ambush and the first Tenet's Tales Book, The Truth Is Out There, on our Four Fools Press Products Page.

Pick up a review a copy of Ambush from Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014LR49IG

Right now, Ambush is FREE, but for a limited time only! Get yours now, leave a review, and spread the news!
13th Product Published for Four Fools Press!
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13th Product Published for Four Fools Press!

Friday, August 28, 2015


Make sure you don't get caught like Tenet does in our next release! Coming soon to Four Fools Press, the next installment of Tenet's Tales, Ambush, from Amazon Best-selling author, Brannon Hollingsworth! If you want to know more, be sure that you're subscribed to our mailing list today!

Art is done by the masterful hand of the incomperable David Guyll and is only the finished B&W drawing with the full color logo by Brannon Hollingsworth. Full cover coming soon!
Ambush is coming...
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Ambush is coming...

Thursday, August 27, 2015


Brannon here - dropping a quick blog like it's hot for Ima. So I'm currently hard at work putting the finishing touches on my first Short of the Week. (If you're not sure what that is, check this link for some more details on the upcoming Short of the Week). However, as many of you who know me, you also know that I rarely do anything the same way twice. I know, I know - I'm trying to get better and hopefully this whole Short of the Week thing will force me to do so, but only the Lord knows and only Time will tell.

That being said, when I first started floating the ideas about doing a Short of the Week, I had some pretty ardent response that I should not write anything at all until I did a new installment of my Tenet's Tales series. If you're not familiar with them, you can check out the first one here, or by clicking the cover here:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UKBZDD8


How ya gonna argue with that, right?

Now, I LOVE my Tenet stories, but they are very hard for me to write because they take a lot out of me: physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Generally, they take me a while to churn out because I have such high expectations for them (there are actually some Tenet stories that I've been working on for years and am still not done).

But, a request I had, and I could not say no.

So, armed with that request and the vaguest idea in my head, I dove in. At first, I was thinking that I would write a story about Tenet that I've been mentally batting around in my head for a while. The story is based on this image that I had done several months ago by the extremely talented Tazio Bettin from Italy.


I own this particular image and commissioned it from Tazio with the simple instructions of "Hurt Tenet", which is one of my favorite things in the world to do. ;) I had some smoky, insubstantial concepts about what would happen to Tenet in the story and where he was, but I had not really nailed down an opponent for him at this point. As I began thinking about who or what could be opposing Tenet in this new tale (which I had tentatively named "Fiery Darts"), I began my usual process, which is scouring my files and the internet for cool images.

I am a very visually-inspired person and I get most of my "idea seeds" from images. Images that I've taken, created, purchased, or simply collected over the years. I hoard them like Smaug hoarded gold and much like he and his scaly brethren, I often pour over my treasures, seeking the knowledge hidden within each one. In this case, I stumbled across this image and everything about the story, in an instant, changed.


The image is by Kayla Mayer on Deviantart and the concept knocked me on my rump. All of these questions popped into my head that I wanted answered and I was super excited about the opportunity to write about the discovery of those answers. I pounded out an outline in about 2 minutes flat and that's pretty much what the story is today. This image and the new story it helped to spawn also led me on an exciting scavenger hunt for my antagonist, who I knew I wanted to be "manticore-like" but not just an ordinary, plain-old manticore. (Yes, I know how peculiar that sounds...) This burning desire led me down some very cool thought paths and eventually resulted in the creation called a Hezikim, which you just might get to meet in the upcoming Ambush, my first official Four Fools Short of the Week and the next installment of my Tenet's Tales!

Oh, by the way, that image up at the top is an actual in-work draft of the new cover of Ambush, which I commissioned yesterday (yes, you read that right: yesterday) from the stunningly awesome David Guyll. The two roughs I got to choose from for the layout and design of the final cover are below.



Let me know what you think. I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts., about this post and about the upcoming Ambush!
Process Post: Short of the Week: Ambush
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Process Post: Short of the Week: Ambush

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Four Fools Press author Brannon Hollingsworth has taken on an unusual challenge - he wants to attempt to write one short story a week for an entire year. The only problem is - he needs YOUR help to do it! He's come up with an unusual (and we think a bit unique) way of attempting this and he's calling it the Short of the Week! Here are the Rules:

1. I post three evocative images in a Google+ poll.
2. YOU vote for your favorite image.
3. YOU suggest character ideas/names, genres, titles, plot lines, etc.
4. The most votes WINS.
5. I write a short based on the image.
6. Everyone who VOTES/SHARES/PARTICIPATES gets a free copy.
7. The new short is added as a Four Fools Product.

The Short of the Week has already begun! Brannon says that he's almost done with the first Short and it should come out this week (he's waiting on the cover now). Further, he's already posted the Google+ Poll for the 1st week of September, 2015 - you can find it here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/116230050632137216206/posts/KqovxkUx4gR
If you cannot see the whole image within the Poll, simply click this link: https://plus.google.com/u/0/116230050632137216206/posts/KqovxkUx4gR?authkey=CMrKlJWs7f-XowE&pid=6187342287538672546&oid=116230050632137216206 or you can look at the top of this page...
Once you VOTE, be sure and SHARE the post and then JOIN THE CONVERSATION!
Short of the Week: 1st Week of September, 2015
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Short of the Week: 1st Week of September, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Four Fools Press is as pleased as punch to announce that our 12th Product has been added to our ever-growing and out-standing line of "Crazy Good Stories"! This month, we bring you the hard-hitting and robot-splitting romp, Rivet, from Amazon Best-selling author, Corey Blankenship!

Learn more about this release on our Products Page or skip the middle-man and get it directly from Amazon here. Don't forget to join our Mailing List for future updates, releases, sneak peeks, free products and more!
12th Product added to the Four Fools Catalog!
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12th Product added to the Four Fools Catalog!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Neat! Look what just happened across our desks here at Four Fools Press today - an issue of the yellow rag called The Orbis Observer; you know, that well-known and well-loved tabloid sought out by cryptozologists, UFO aficionados, and conspiracy theorists the world over! Looks like this issue is pretty focused as well, not the 'rags usual gun-shot approach to "journalism". Something must be up--

Oh, I see...the lead story there is what is driving things apparently. Poor Matt Olsen, he's a good guy-well, somewhat of a good guy, anyway. Erm...well, he's decent-enough, I guess. Looks like he's gone missing - in the jungles of Malaysia, no less. That's just terrible. I wonder what will happen to him. I sure hope he's makes it home safe and sound. I bet if (when?) he does, he'll have a heck of a story to tell...

The Orbis Observer - Ape Men Edition!
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The Orbis Observer - Ape Men Edition!

Thursday, August 6, 2015


Seems that I (Ima) have been falling down on my job! I forgot to post this message when the interview came out and for that, I sincerely apologize...

Seems that mean old Ima has been falling down on her job!
(I forgot to post this message when the interview came out and for that, I sincerely apologize.)

Head on over and check out Episode #108 of the Rocking Self-Publishing Podcast, speaking about everything from how Four Fools Press works (I see *I* did not get a mention....hurmph!), to how he juggles wearing several different hats, to what he has coming down the pipe in terms of future projects. Head on over and listen NOW!

Rocking Self-Publishing Podcast Features Four Fools Author!
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Rocking Self-Publishing Podcast Features Four Fools Author!