Sean Hoade is creating 17 novels

My writing covers many genres and no book is exactly like any of the others. I ask for support to finish my books, and you will be rewarded with signed editions and more. Have a look?

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What do we talk about when we talk about Hoade?

Is it true that this 'Sean Hoade' is a writer? Like fiction, or stereo instructions, or what?

Excellent question, rhetorical device person! Monsieur Hoade, as he is called in restaurants he cannot afford, is in fact the writer of novels, short stories, and irritating limericks, as well as twee website Q&A constructs.
Señor Hoade, as he is called in Miami, started his writing career at age 10, with a three-page screenplay addressing the hot-button social issue of time travel. Like a butterfly within a chrysalis, he has six legs develops within a cocoon of books and cats, and has so far written novels about a murderous RV salesman, about Charles Darwin on the Beagle, and about Lovecraftian monsters attacking an Edwardian household in England. (You know, the same old, same old.) He also writes about zombies, because ZOMBIES.

What's the South Florida connection? Why does he open himself up to be hurt every year by the Miami Dolphins?

Signor Hoade, as he is called by the College of Cardinals in Rome, was born in Miami in 1969. His mother's OB/GYN was said to be Don Shula (who was trying to make ends meet during the off-season), although that might be apocryphal or just a lie by Hoade. He grew up (to the extent that he did) in Margate, Florida, well known as "not as bad as North Lauderdale" and the sister city of Margate, England. In the 1980s there was an exchange program between the two cities, in which American students got to go to the exciting British vacation stop on the sea, and in which English students got to come to "the Gateway to Coconut Creek."

Was he, despite all the evidence to the contrary, educated in some way?

Hoade-ji, as he is called by his army of Indian sycophants, was the prize of Coconut Creek Elementary, the tolerated of Margate Middle, and the scourge of both Coconut Creek High and, to CCHS's relief, later Boyd Anderson High School in Lauderdale Lakes, where residents are referred to as "pre-inmates." He majored in Philosophy and minored in Cognitive Science at Indiana University South Bend (nickname: "The Fightin' Single Mothers and Retirees Going Back to School after 38 Years at the Cardboard Box Factory"). Not satisfied with the social status and high salary associated with a Philosophy degree, he then got his Masters of Fine Arts in Fiction at the University of Alabama. He then taught at UA for another 3½ years until his unceremonious firing for (no joke) offending the religious sensibilities of a frickin' idiot one of his alleged "Honors" students.

Is it true that writing and, to a lesser extent, teaching writing is the only work that suits him? In fact, the only thing he's ever been able to do well and consistently at a professional or, indeed, human level?

Hoade-san, as the bouncers at Club Sake refer to him on their "No Longer Welcome" list, has actually worked at 103 jobs in the nearly 29 years he has technically been a part of the American workforce. 

Wow. So is he, like, really proud of screwing up at all of these jobs? What kind of irresponsible asshole is this guy?

Mr. Hoade, as he is known in bankruptcy courts throughout our fair land, is not proud of having failed at so many jobs. But, as the novelist Thomas Williams told his fiction students (including Alice McDermott, who shared the anecdote) when they asked about the writing life: "If you can do anything else, kids, do it." Hoade feels that he has truly tested that advice, and it is now stunningly obvious to allies and enemies alike that he cannot, in fact, do anything else.
At age 445, Hoade no longer denies that writing is his destiny. It is the only thing he can do, and the only thing he wants to do.

Hmm. All right. What kind of family does this joker claim?

Al-Hoadedi, as he is known at the Circle K, has the lovely Ann as his wife of the past 15 years. He was previously married when barely out of high school, and from that starter marriage had three lovely daughters: Kylara, 23, who is the mother of WonderGrandchild Leon, 4; Ginger, 20, whose intellect is almost as fearsome as her gorgeousness; and Alice, 17, the world's #1 fan of One Direction, which is apparently a 5-boy singing group with the ability to take over teenage girl's brains. He also has a fantastic sister, Shari (age none of anyone's bidness), who is married to a mysterious sports fan named Rob.

Anything else we should know?

Hoade Sean, as he is known at his favorite opium dens, just wants people to know that he will be living 2014 as the first year of his life's Second Act, F. Scott be damned. He hopes you'll follow his blog, think about maybe buying his books, become his acolyte or friend on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter, where he's @SeanHoade.

Okay, wait, one last thing: What's with the zombie stuff?

edaoH naeS, as he is known by Merlin the Magician, finds the existential quandaries posed by the zombie concept endlessly fascinating. Also, zombies are scary. You could ask the same question about his Lovecraft fixation, and he would say (indeed, is saying) that the Old Gent from Providence investigated mind-blowing existential and metaphysical questions unlike anyone before him. Also, the Lovecraftian community is beautiful like no other.

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Sean Hoade is Supporting

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I'm an author in need of your support.

I used to have a job, but then ... not so much. Frustrated (to say the least) with the vicissitudes of gainful employment, I set out on a quest to write and get published as many awesome books as humanly possible. Eight months in, all has been very well and my supporters have gotten their amazing rewards each month. Anyone supporting me now will get 17 months of books, and possibly more if I get new publishing contracts as those with which I have recently been awarded.

What will backers receive for their hard-earned dough?

Backers at the $25 or higher level will get inscribed hard copies (as well as eBooks) of the novels that have recently been published (thanks to earlier patronage from my awesome supporters), one per month: Ain't That America, Darwin's Dreams, Deadtown Abbey, and Reviva Las Vegas! plus the short story collection Inappropriate Behavior. Backers at the $10 will receive eBooks of all of these beauties.

So, long story short, new backers will make 15 automatic monthly pledges and receive each book as it is published. [At the time of this writing—October 30, 2015, eight have already been published!] The books range in genre from comic thriller to historical literary fantasy to Lovecraftian horror to steampunk and beyond. All of them will come signed, inscribed to whomever the supporter chooses.

So here's the latest on what backers will get, each as soon as they are published [which the first 8 already are]:

Month 1: Reviva Las Vegas! 

Month 2: Deadtown Abbey

Month 3: Ain't That America

Month 4: Darwin's Dreams

Month 5: Inappropriate Behavior

Month 6: (and any time a new chapter is published): Cal Longwood, Porn Star Detective

Month 7: The Cthulhu Attacks! trilogy—Book 1: The Fear

Month 8: Zombie School Confidential [nonfiction book based on the groundbreaking for-credit college course on zombies, their lore, their appeal, and their future]


Month 10: Tesla and Darwin Fight Edison's Ravenous Megalodon through the Judicious Use of Time Travel and Giant Robots (Book 1 of The Tesla Trilogy)

Month 11: The Cthulhu Attacks! trilogy—Book 2: The Faith

Month 12: Tesla and Edison Reluctantly United to Fight Against the Order of the Mystic Eye Using Only the Finest Scientific Principles

Month 13: The Cthulhu Attacks! trilogy—Book 3: The Fight

Month 14: Tesla and Nellie Bly Flight Mirror Tesla and His Arc-Light of Death by Bending the Very Laws of Nature

Month 15: New Steampunk  / Cyberpunk / Multiversepunk TrilogyBook 1: Analog

Month 16: New Steampunk / Cyberpunk / Multiversepunk TrilogyBook 2: Digital

Month 17: New Steampunk / Cyberpunk / Multiversepunk Trilogy—Book 3: Quantum

That's 17 books in all over the next couple of years. You will be getting great, signed books (and/or awesome eBooks) delivered to you regularly! I really hope you'll consider pledging. You will definitely be thanked in the books themselves and hold bragging rights forever!

Best wishes,
Sean Hoade
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