2017 The Year In Strange


2017 saw more than two thirds of the total traffic this website has ever seen. It was by far our biggest year. It was also the year I lost nearly every single liberal friend and colleague I’ve ever had. I lost friends so close to me this year, I had to re-write my living will to remove a guy I trusted so much, I was willing to put my entire literary legacy in his hands after I die.

It’s also the year I launched my podcast network and skyrocketed past 20,000 downloads due to my coverage of the Bizarrocon and Bizarrogate controversies. Speaking honestly about those two events got me blacklisted and excommunicated from the horror and bizarro small press communities.

2017 was also the year I showed everyone in those communities that their endorsement is basically worthless. I have higher web traffic than even their main hub for bizarro fiction, BizarroCentral.com. I am far more popular now without their seal of approval than I ever was with it. In fact, it seems to me like the years between retiring from filmmaking and leaving the bizarro community did little other than hold me back artistically and socially.

2017 was the year I finally drew a line in the sand and stood up for my country and my culture after years of biting my tongue in a sea of liberal writers. Yes, everything before this year WAS me biting my tongue. As outspoken and vociferous as I’ve always been, I’ve always tried to maintain an air of civility and open-mindedness about my liberal cohorts.

But Trump derangement syndrome changed all of that. It is no longer possible for me to sit by and watch so-called professional writers claim that “white men” are responsible for all of the atrocities on the planet. I can’t sit back and listen to them psychotically call President Trump a Nazi, or anyone who disagrees with their opinions Nazis for that matter. I can’t allow editors and publishers of so-called subversive fiction to publicly praise censorship and privately reject any fiction not expressly promoting and praising progressive politics.

Brilliant authors have been reduced to writing inside a narrow minefield of topics and points of view for fear of offending the alt-left feminist leaders who have taken over small press fiction. Writers who in years past have never shied away from controversy now just existing as quiet, muted voices fearing that they’ll be the next white guy to fall to the ferocious beast that is the progressive Left.

Amazingly talented artists have gone off the deep end and now just draw pictures of Donald Trump and Mike Pence as gay lovers as if being gay lovers is some kind of insult.

Worse are the soy boy male feminists who have decided that the best way to navigate Trump Derangement Syndrome is to go balls-in and pretend that their girlfriends and wives ballooning up an extra 75 pounds, growing out their armpit hair and dyeing it blue while shrieking like starving hyenas on social media about the evils of all men is AWESOME! If 2017 has taught us anything it’s that the male feminist is feminism’s biggest target right now.

These guys have to spend every night laying awake just sweating bullets hoping against hope that their number isn’t picked next.

2017 saw the closing of Lazy Fascist Press, one of the premiere bizarro small press publishing imprints. Although, ask anyone associated with them and they’ll tell you that the mysterious “market downturn” had nothing to do with Trump Derangement Syndrome nor the curious tendency for more and more bizarro authors to simply stop writing bizarro fiction while pushing for mainstream literary acceptance.

Even though the editor of LFP himself said he’s a leftist who feels uncomfortable owning a press with the word fascist in its title. He’s gone so far as to leave the press’s logo off of the last few books released by the imprint. If that’s not Trump Derangement Syndrome, I don’t know what is.

This time last year I was promoting my newest short story collection ALL THE TOXIC WASTE FROM MY HEART. I went on to publish two more novels in 2017, I DIED IN A BED OF ROSES and BEETLE BRAIN while I serialized a 4th book for free right here on this website called SHE WAS ONLY A CLOWN which is currently published through chapter 32.

My podcast READING TO STRANGERS not only covered controversial publishing news, we also recorded and released half a dozen brand new audio books from the Kevin Strange collection. I hope to get back to recording in the new year to provide you with even more audio flavor from Strangeville.

Not to be outdone, our podcast partner Jeremy Maddux launched a podcast on the Strangeville Podcast Network in 2017 called THE QUIET PLACE. Jeremy broke his own ground by covering a myriad of important social, political and publishing world topics. He was able to secure fantastic interviews with highly relevant guests like conservative cartoonist Ben Garrison, Lovecraftian historian ST Joshi, freelance journalist and tip-of-the-spear covering the Mandalay Bay mass shooting in Las Vegas Scott Binsak and many, many more.

2017 was by far one of the best ever for Strangeville. I see nothing but greatness on the horizon in the next few years, as well. Conservative voices will continue to rise throughout western culture but particularly in the entertainment fields where progressives and deranged feminists have begun to lose their choke hold on audiences.

I will proudly count myself among those new voices who offer a sane alternative to all of the caterwauling and teeth gnashing coming from the insane Left. President Trump is truly making America great again and we here in Strangeville are doing our part to make conservatism weird again!

God bless and happy new year from Kevin Strange and all the peculiar denizens of Strangeville!

Review Beetle Brain Day is 10-14-17


Listen, gang, it’s harder than ever to grab people’s attention on the internet, especially when you’re trying to sell them books alongside thousands of part-time, trendy writer’s group authors banging on your door every single day trying to get you to buy and review their new paranormal romance or young-adult dystopian novel. We get it. It’s exhausting.

But we REALLY really stand behind Kevin Strange’s brand new extreme horror novel BEETLE BRAIN. The story of Sue Ellen the stripper turned beetle queen is so raw, intense and extremely FUCKED UP that we KNOW you’ll love it if you’d just give it a chance.

With that in mind, we’re doing something we’ve never done before and will probably never do again. We’re going to provide, FOR FREE, to the public for exactly one month, a PDF advanced reader copy of BEETLE BRAIN which you can download by Clicking Here.

What’s the catch? We’re offering this ARC on 9-14-17, exactly one month before Kevin Strange’s birthday. You have an entire month to read this novel and prepare a review. Then, on Saturday 10-14-17 we want EVERYONE to post their reviews of BEETLE BRAIN to the Goodreads page and/or the Amazon page for the book.

This signal boost on Kevin Strange’s birthday should launch BEETLE BRAIN into the cultural zeitgeist alongside other classic splatterpunk and hardcore horror novels where it belongs. Strangeville is only as big and powerful as YOU, the Strangeheads, make it.

Will you take up this challenge? Will you write up an honest review for BEETLE BRAIN on 10-14-17? We’re counting on you, gang. Let’s make this a MIGHTY novel TOGETHER!

Beetle Brain Kindle Pre-Order/Bed Of Roses Price Drop


Not into signed and personalized paperbacks? No worries, we’ve got you covered, you digital book reading mothafacko! Kevin Strange’s brand new extreme horror novel BEETLE BRAIN is now available to pre-order through Amazon Kindle. It will be ready to destroy your eyeball pieces and corrupt your brain pieces on September 1st, 2017. Click here to pre-order Beetle Brain on Kindle


But that’s not all the flavor we have for you today! For you digital-heads who skipped out on the $4.95 pricetag on Kevin’s previous novel I DIED IN A BED OF ROSES, we’ve got YOUR hookup, too! We’ve dropped the price on that weird mutant romance freshness to $2.99. Permanently! Click here to buy I DIED IN A BED OF ROSES on Kindle.

So get your cyber Strange on this week, gang. Fire up them digital reading devices and get some computer boners in the name of Strange!