On Inkshares Horror Novel

Have you guys heard about this? I recently heard about a crowdfunding site called Inkshares. It’s basically Kickstarter or Indiegogo crossbred with Createspace or Lulu. It looks like a site where you can crowdfund a novel that will have an ebook and physical presence in bookstores. Unlike Kikstarter or Indiegogo where you give them thousands of dollars and then the writer keeps a percentage and has to then hire editors and distributors, Inkshares does all of that. So if a project is successfully funded at Inshares, it includes a professional manuscript editor and distributor.

I had no idea how any of this works, so I figured I’d dive in and take a look see with my current manuscript. I’m working on a 90 thousand word novel about three strangers entering the witness protection program when they accidentally thwart a serial killer. They’re relocated to a new state, but their new home brings them into contact with horrors beyond imagination.

You can find the Inkshares page, along with fun FAQs and whatnot, and back this project here are: https://www.inkshares.com/projects/horror-novel

Thanks so much for your support!

This is Elliot Arthur Cross eternally grateful for your support. For any questions about the project, please email me at elliotarthurcross@gmail.com. Thank you and happy reading.


On opening to interviews

Hey gang, I’ve decided that since I have lots of followers (soon to reach triple digits), I’ve decided to network even more. If anyone wants to interview an lgbt author/Game of Thrones enthusiast/Survivor junkie/politics enthusiast/holder of a BA in Film Studies, then let me know. I’m mildly entertaining and I’d love to meet more people and share ideas. We could also possibly do some free book giveaways to your readers, as that’s a marketing approach I need to tap into more. Current ebooks are in YA, murder mystery, erotica, and horror genres.

And it feels weird to just email someone out of the blue. There are some great bloggers who interview people, but I feel odd contacting strangers to see if they care about me. So any interested parties, please email me at elliotarthurcross@gmail.com. I will respond quickly and pleasantly.

This is Elliot Arthur Cross looking forward to hearing from you.

On The Keysmith at the iStore

There’s plenty of people out there just like I used to be. You only read books on your iPad. Sure, there are apps that let you read Kobo and Nook books, but you’re used to going to the iStore and downloading a book.

Good news horror fans! My short story, The Keysmith, is available in the iStore. Open up your iPad, type in the story or my name, and enjoy a fun ghost story.

This is Elliot Arthur Cross asking you to leave a comment, rate, and tell your friends. Happy reading.

On Goodreads

Trying to ensconce myself in modern technology, I have a Goodreads page. I don’t really know how to use it for promotional purposes, but The Keysmith is on there and I plan on adding each of my books once they’re published.

For any Goodreads users, feel free to check out my Author page, rate and review. And if anyone wants to give me any advice on using Goodreads, much appreciated.

This is Elliot Arthur Cross enjoying the 21st century.

On Ask Me No Question’s release

My gay erotic murder mystery, clocking in at roughly 40,000 words, Ask Me No Questions, is now available in e-book format at JMS Books!

After a week, it will be get posted at other sites like Amazon and Barnes and Noble, but why wait? I know a lot of people who prefer to use the big booksellers, but the JMS bookstore is easy to use and gives you 10% rewards bonus on each order.

“But what’s your book about?” you ask. I’ll tell you.

Dylan Lakewood never imagined anyone would hit on him at his job working at the local shopping mall taking surveys for random products. But then he meets Trenton, a tall skater boy who puts the moves on him. Trenton introduces him to his shy friend, Bennett, who just happens to be on the run from the police, who think he murdered a college jock.

When Dylan agrees to hide Bennett, he unwittingly pits himself against a killer desperate to keep a hundred thousand dollar secret.


This has been Elliot Arthur Cross peddling his wares. Happy reading.

On my new web site

My personal web site is now up and running. After days of hard work, I have a basic, tolerable page. This is a work-in-progress and I hope to make it fancier in the months to come.

Meanwhile, have a look and enjoy 🙂


This has been E.A. Cross trying out a new sign off. Good night.

On The Keysmith’s release

Available today, weighing in at 14,525 words and hailing from the corners of my mind, comes my gay horror story The Keysmith!


My first book published at JMS Books was released around midnight. This week it will be exclusively available at a 20% discount at the JMS Bookstore. Then it will move onto other retailers like Amazon. I’ll keep you updated.

This is Elliot Arthur Cross in the voice of Jon Lovitz saying, “Buy my book. Buy my book.”