Welcome to my Website.
I’m C. E. Hammock (but you can call me Clint). Ever since I was a teenager (a long time ago) I had this fantasy about being a writer. I was never very confident in my abilities and so didn’t seriously pursue it. However, that nagging little ambition in the back of my mind never went away. Other interests have come and gone, but this one has haunted me for over 30 years. After a long time of being distracted by other subjects (all very interesting in their own right), I finally decided that I was capable, and applied to the English department at the University of Missouri: Kansas City to study Literature and Writing. After I finished that, things had a way of getting put off.
In the last few years publishing has become easy, with the development of selling e-books on Amazon and self-publishing without a traditional publisher. So now the only thing that is stopping me is years of inertia and too much self-doubt. Writing was always something I wanted to do (I hope I have some talent), and I’m not too old to learn the tech stuff. So I’m working on it, slowly, but getting there.
I don’t want to tell the same stories everyone else tells. Some readers like the same story lines told over and over with new twists and variations. I want to try something that takes a different path through the forest. I don’t really know what categories to put my fictions into, but they do have a few things in common. Many have gay male characters (but I wouldn’t call them gay romances). Most have some kind of supernatural themes. Some are Gothic; some you could call magical realism and some border on horror stories. I have had a long fascination with religion and been openly gay for years, so those two topics tend to get intertwined in my story telling. I suppose, in some ways, I have been on my own quest for some time now. I want my stories to fascinate readers, maybe even make them a little uncomfortable, and I certainly want them to be successful. If you read one, leave me a comment. If I get a book on Amazon, maybe you could leave me a nice review.
You can send me email or follow me on Facebook or Twitter. I hope you will share my stories and (forthcoming) books with your friends. I’ll try to send out an announcement now and then when I have something new to share. I hope you will find something you enjoy. Thanks, C. E. Hammock.
Everything on my page is organized on the menu link to the top right.
On my “About the Author,” page you can read my author bio and click on some of my links.
On my “Announcements” page you can see what new things I have going on.
On my “Current Projects” page you can read a brief description of what I am currently working on.
On “My Books” you can read about my forthcoming books and an early excerpt.
Also on the Menu, you can read some of my stories. I organized them into three groups: Freak Show, A Little More Literary, and Juvenilia. Click on those headings for a brief summary of the contents. Click on the story title to read the story. I hope you enjoy them.
Under “Contact Me” you can send me a message.
In the “Recent Posts” section of the Menu, you can read some of my blog entries and find out sometimes silly, sometimes serious things about me. The posts will give you a little insight into my goings on. Don’t worry, I’m not going to try to “teach” you anything, or try to sell you something. I’ve divided the posts into two categories: Silly and Serious. These posts are just for fun. I will occasionally add new posts when I have something interesting to chat about.
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