A. J. Darkholme

Author, Poet, Artist, Philosopher

Most notable work:
The Morningstar Chronicles
(Novel, Series)

The Introvert
(Poem)

Current Happenings

  • October 27, 2018 - Created a “Donation” button at the bottom of each page. Like a “tip jar”, it will help me focus my time on what you want to see more of!

  • October 26, 2018 - Added the “Merch” page. So far, just for signed copy requests. Soon to follow: Bamboo hoodies, Card Games, Board Games, and more!

  • October 15, 2018 - Revamped the “Poetry” page.

  • October 15, 2018 - Working on a card game (Junkyard Apocalypse: The Search for Satisfaction)

  • October 15, 2018 - Working on a board game! (Override Island).

  • October 15, 2018 - Posted a new poem - “Retrospect”.

  • October 15, 2018 - Posted a new poem - “The Road Taken”.

  • October 15, 2018 - Posted a new poem - “Mind’s Eye”.

  • October 15, 2018 - Posted a new poem - “A Breath Held and Lost”.

  • July 4, 2016 - Created Instagram account (@ajdarkholme) to post photos/poems/quotes from books.

  • March 12, 2016 - Posted a new poem - "The Dawn of Dusk's Goodbye".

  • March 10, 2016 - Posted a new poem - "For My Daughter".

  • March 9, 2016 - Posted a new poem - "Until The Day".

  • March 6, 2016 - Posted a new poem - "The Boy".

  • February 23, 2016 - New blog post called "How To Be Successful When Nothing Is Going As Expected".

  • February 17, 2016 - Morgan Tsvangirai, the President of the Movement for Democratic Change in Zimbabwe quotes Morningstar on his official page!

  • February 17, 2016 - Posted a new poem - "Life, Unexpected".

  • January 26, 2016 - Posted a new poem - "All The Unknown Is A Dream".

  • August 11, 2015 - Posted a new quote to influences: "Violence is what happens when we don’t know what else to do with our suffering." (Parker Palmer)

  • May 3, 2015 - Posted a new poem - "The Other Half of the Woods".

  • May 3, 2015 - Posted a new poem - "Jars".

  • February 3, 2015 - Social Tigers did not deliver the quality as expected. Will not use them for PR in the future.

  • January 2, 2015 - Both the eBook and paperback (Rise of the Morningstar) are LIVE and exclusive to Amazon (for now)! Testing out a PR package with Social Tigers to get the word out on Rise of the Morningstar - So pumped! Boosted Facebook post about book launch on Amazon.

  • December 17, 2014 - Received a new client service rep at Lightning Source.
    Added quote to influential quotes page: "Impossibilities vanish when a man and his God confront a mountain." - Robert Schuller
    Added quote to influential quotes page: "You can’t do much about your ancestors, but you can influence your descendants enormously." - Unknown

  • December 12, 2014 - Have requested for new client service rep with Lightning Source.
    Added quote to influential quotes page: "The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic." - John F. Kennedy

  • December 9, 2014 - Very displeased with the level of customer service at Lightning Source. Though the company looks great on paper, I'm contemplating looking for another printer, depending on the outcome of this claim. May delay shipments.

  • December 5, 2014 - Updating AJDarkholme.com (added "Current Happenings" page, added social media feeds to "Current Happenings" page), added Goodreads tab to Facebook page.

  • December 3, 2014 - Contacted by a charming motivational speaker from California - Sara Fry - who requested to use a quote from Rise of the Morningstar in her upcoming inspirational book/anthology of "tidbits about why we do the things we do, directed at the outdoors enthusiast to elicit a sense of community among and within us."

  • November 28, 2014 - Received first shipment of Rise of the Morningstar copies. 264 books. Entire shipment turned out to be low-quality/botched-to-smithereens. Complaint claim filed seeking replacements. (Sorry Darkholme Fans!)

  • November 24 - 28, 2014 - Added quotes from Rise of the Morningstar to Goodreads.

  • November 24, 2014 - Created Goodreads profile

  • November 21, 2014 - Rise of the Morningstar posted/available on Amazon.com

  • November 17, 2014 - eBook complete. Looking at most effective apps/devices/services to sell on. Thinking of going with Kindle exclusively for 90 days, then going with multiple platforms after that period (Kobo users seem to be a strong second).

  • August 27, 2014 - Rise of the Morningstar is officially complete and ready to print

 

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