Cullen McHaelis creating Web Serials
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I'm Cullen McHael, and I'm producing Cold Morning, an urban fantasy podcast and serial novel set in the classic pup adventure era of the 1930s.
Jenny Rubicon’s sister went missing as a child, only to reappear ten years later as a drug-running assassin with a dark reputation. But Jenny is a quick-shooting fast-talking flapper who’ll do anything to get her sibling back, even if that means becoming just like her. When Jenny hires Mark to help, the two chase Wren halfway around the globe and deep into a surreal underworld of illusion, violence, lust and magic.
Wren and her strange, occult allies are locked in a desperate conflict – a violent struggle threatening the balance of power in a world already preparing for war. If Mark and Jenny want to win her trust, they’ll need to choose where to stand, and what to let fall.
The first major story arc is now complete, and I've begun work on the second. Patreon support goes toward editing, cover art, hosting, and printing. I hope that someday it will also go toward my rent, utilities, and groceries, but we will see. Professionalism and punctuality matter to me. That's why I'm grateful to all my readers, even the silent ones, and for every contribution; each dollar helps me focus on taking my stories to new and cooler places.
Long term, I plan to continue to improve the production value in the podcast with more diverse music and sound effects, professional readers for guest stories and side-stories (to read the PoV of other characters) and also to form working relationships with artists so there's art in every chapter. All that costs is money, so I can't say enough how excited I am by your support, commentary, and enthusiasm. Drop me a message, or just lurk and enjoy.
What do you do when you're being shadowed by an expert killer who looks like he could bench-press a Buick? This side-story will follow Jenny's PoV on what happened on one cold Chicago morning.