Saturday, March 30, 2013

Readful Things Blog interviews David Hudnut

I'm excited to announce that super-awesome Ionia Martin, hostess extraordinaire of the book review blog Readful Things Blog, has posted an interview with yours truly, David Hudnut.

You can read the full interview here:

I talk about my new novel Night Walk, and make lots of jokes about zombie poop.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

"You can't HANDLE the HORROR!"

"I went to Hell after reading NIGHT WALK
 by David Hudnut. It was SOOO Scary..."
Welcome to Hell.

Come, step inside. Enjoy the show.
See life on the other side, get right up close.

I'm really worried. People who have read my horror novel NIGHT WALK are emailing me to tell me they can no longer sleep at night, that reading NIGHT WALK was so scary, they're now having nightmares that won't go away. Vivid night terrors that may in fact be real...

They tell me the events that happened in my book are now happening to them...

One person told me their friend read the book, and has been missing for three days, 

NIGHT WALK is so scary, I think it's killing people.

Whatever you do, please do not walk alone at night. There are terrible things waiting for you in the darkness...

The best way to keep safe is to arm yourself with information and stay inside.

Read NIGHT WALK so you'll know how to protect yourself when the creatures of the night follow YOU home...

You've been warned.

I cannot be held responsible for the nightmares...

It might even save your life...

Saturday, March 23, 2013


I finished recording and mastering a new tune this week. From my upcoming album HateBall, due out later this year.


It's what we all want to do when our bosses piss us off.

Kill everybody, Kill!

Friday, March 22, 2013

In response to the question of how much A should go in YA

I just read an article on Ionia Martin's blog called "Too much A in YA?"

Ionia asked how much adult content is appropriate for YA books.

In the comments for Ionia's article, there was a comment by Travels With Mary linking to the following article "Why the Best Kids Books Are Written in Blood" by Sherman Alexie. In brief the article talks about how Sherman Alexie's personal account of his harsh childhood touched the hearts of young children facing similar struggles.

Mary's comments and Sherman Alexie's article reminded me of the following event from my own life:

I was attending a party 6 or 7 years ago. I met a young African American man who had grown up in South Central Los Angeles. He told me he wanted to be a writer. We talked for a long time about all manner of topics, but I encouraged him to follow his passion for storytelling. At one point, I related an anecdote to him about how a few years prior, I had witnessed my good friend's two young kids (ages 3.5 and 5) watching the animated film "The Land Before Time." In the movie, there is a scene wherein the toddler dinosaurs must enter a dark cave. Outside, there is a lightning storm. I remember my friend's children being terrified of the darkness and ominous quality of the scene. It was all about the basic childhood fear of the dark and the unknown, but that was it. No villains. Just the darkness. My friend's two children were literally holding couch pillows up to their faces, at eleven in the morning no less, and peeking nervously at the TV screen as the toddler dinosaurs crept into the cave. As I told this story to the young African American man at the party, I could tell he found it bizarre. When I finished, he said to me: "When I was five, we worried about being shot dead on our front lawn."

I had been trying to make the point to this young African-American man about how easily children are frightened. I was speaking from the context of my personal experiences, which were drastically different than his.

When I think about what the general populace considers to be YA, I realize that the restrictions  bounding YA are based largely on market forces. Yes, books like Sherman Alexie's "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" will find a very passionate core audience. But this audience is probably smaller than the "mainstream" market.

So, in answer to Ionia's question about how much A to put in YA, I would say it depends on two things:

1. The story you want to sell.
2. The story you want to tell.

The more controversial your YA manuscript, the smaller the market. If selling your story widely is your primary goal, then yes, you must be careful about using the "appropriate" degree of adult content.

But if your primary goal is to tell an important story, no matter how "adult" it may seem to the general public, then tell YOUR story the way YOU need to.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

NIGHT WALK now on GoodKindles

Night Walk
I'm branching out my advertising process for my paranormal thriller novel Night Walk. Today I posted an ad on It was really easy to do. The entire process was automated and my ad was live in a few hours. The prices are very affordable as well. You have to pay with Paypal, but hopefully you already have an account.

I also did a link share (which required a separate email), so I have an entry on the GoodKindles AUTHOR WEBSITE LIST

Now I get to wait and see how many sales come pouring in. Hopefully millions.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Monsters & Dames 2013 show book

The cover of the Emerald City Comicon Monsters & Dames art book (L), and my interior piece (R)

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, my illustration pictured above right made it into the 2013 Monsters & Dames collectible art book. The fabulous Swampy Thingy cover tribute on the left was illustrated by Bruce Timm. My original art is shown on the right.

I had quite a few people stopping at my booth to comment on my illustration. It had a greater affect on people than I would have guessed. I told everyone that my intended message is that love conquers all.

There were also a number of people who were taking their copy of the book around to get the attending authors at Emerald City Comicon to sign their page. Thanks to everyone who brought the book by my table for me to sign it, and thank you to them for supporting Seattle Children's Hospital with your purchase of the book!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Emerald City Comicon 2013

David Hudnut and James Shipman selling books at ECCC
Lillie Monster from Living Dead Promotions
Emerald City Comicon 2013 is now dead and gone. What a show it was. The volume of attendees was staggering. Tons of great cosplay. It was never this good in previous millenniums.

I was busy selling my horror novel Night Walk and my booth partner James Shipman was busy selling his fantasy-comedy Willie Washer's Local No. 38.

We also had the good fortune of working with Lillie Monster from Living Dead Promotions. She was in costume as Princess Jenny from James' book, for which I did the cover art.

I can't thank Lillie Monster and the rest of the crew at Living Dead Promotions enough for all their hard work promoting us and bringing traffic to our booth. The show wouldn't have been nearly as successful without their tireless efforts.

If you missed the show, you can still find Night Walk and Willie Washer's Local No.38 on



Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Hell Awaits. And it's free to go there.

Night Walk free today on Kindle
by David Hudnut

Have you ever been walking alone at night and realized someone was following you?

Do you ever wonder what would happen if the people following you turned out to be WORSE than real-life serial killers?

What if they did something bad to YOU?

Wouldn’t you want to get revenge?

What if you could…

Find out how in Night Walk by David Hudnut.

Free today and tomorrow on Kindle