My Novel

An aspiring author, I am self taught, and still learning. I now have two fantasy novels self-published and will soon be publishing Maroz as an ebook.

If you read any of my books and enjoy them, please return to the place in which you got the book and leave a review. Every bit helps.

If You Plan on Reading One of my Books....
Please go to my Author's page Kenneth J. Ester and read "Hell in a Storm" first. I personally feel it is a better written novel than Maroz, and more likely to be enjoyed. Hell in a Storm is the first book in the Demon Siege Trilogy. Book two, "The Descent of Darkness" is now also available.

Maroz - The Novel
I appologize for any inconvenience. As a now self published author, I have decided to add Maroz to my published books list. I am presently going through the book and re-editing it, and boy did it need it. I cannot believe how far I have come since writing Maroz. However, I am confident that this will make Maroz for a much more enjoyable read and as soon as it is available for purchase, I will post it. As well as editing the story, I am also changing the names of many characters, as I did not feel the names we passable once I started reading it again.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Hell In a Storm - My Next Book

I recently finished my new book, 'Hell in a Storm'. I am in the process of sending my query submissions to agents and I am really hoping one will be interested enough to give it a look.

I look back at my other books and realize I was not ready. Even the book I placed on this site, 'Maroz', was not good enough to make the shelves. Trust me, it is never easy for a writer to admit their work was not good, but however much it pains me, the truth is the truth and it was not good enough.

Another important fact however, is that practice really goes a long ways to making one better. With the completion of Hell in a Storm, I really feel confident it is worthy of being in print. It is the first of my books I truly felt that way about. It is the first book I have gotten anyone else to read (other than on this blog). My best friend read it and enjoyed it. I know, I know, friends and family will say things are good because they don't want to hurt you. I think he would laugh at that statement as much as I do. We have never had a problem with keeping it straight with each other. If he did not enjoy it, he would have had no problem saying so. In fact there were many parts that he didn't care for and that made me go back over those parts and see what I needed to fix. In the end however, my friend, who does not read fiction to begin with, wished he could go out and buy the next book.

I am hoping beyond all hope that I will find an agent who will read it. I dream a dozen dreams every day of that moment I hear and agent tell me they want to represent me. Every night in bed I lose myself in the fantasy that I will someday hear an agent tell me the publisher likes my book. I do not dream of being rich or famous. I dream of doing well enough that it will pay for my bills, my wife will not have to work her lousy job, and I can take care of my mother. I dream of seeing my pen-name in print and knowing that is my new career. Working from home, using my imagination, rather than working 9 to 11 hours a day in a job that has no real future.

I cannot explain in mere words how hard it is on me to get up early every morning after spending the night trying to sleep because I cannot seem to shut down my mind. My imagination is like a world of its own and too often it controls me rather than the other way around. I sometimes think that writer's block must be something made up. It simply cannot be real. After all, who could ever have a problem with coming up with something to add to a story? I know it is real. It is just hard to picture it. In fact, it may be the only thing I cannot imagine.

Well, if I go through my list of agents and cannot find one to represent me, I will then begin to add 'Hell in a Storm' as the next book here at My Fantasy Novel. You will have to forgive me for saying that I really hope it does not come down to that. With each rejection, it is a knife to the heart of my dreams, but I must continue to search and hope.

If you happen to be an agent, you can find my query letter by clicking on Hell in a Storm.

Hell In a Storm - Query

Dear Agent

....I am currently seeking representation for my novel “Hell in a Storm”, a completed 73,000 word fantasy, and the first book of the Demon Siege Trilogy. I am currently working on the 2nd book in the series and have the basis of the third in mind already.

....Many people believe in demons and ghosts, and yet they never consider there might be angels. Many never consider, or believe, there could be an ongoing war between the two entities. In ‘Hell in a Storm’ I have brought the war between angels and demons into the world of Fantasy.

....The King of Mazwar is possessed by the High Demon, Shirakhul, and has initiated the darkest of curses. The existence of the human race is threatened and its only hope is in the disappearance of the King’s youngest daughter.
....Forbidden to take on a physical form, the angels turn to a few humans. They will need to find the young woman before the minions of hell can lay their hands on her, and at all cost, they must keep Shirakhul from completing his ritual.
....The hope of humanity now rests in the hands of a troubled priest, a thief hunter, a warrior from a foreign land and a small band of thieves. Finding the girl is dangerous. Keeping her safe from the Demon Lord is another matter all together.

....I have been writing since 2002 and have written several novels as well as my blogs on-line. I have yet to experience writers block and do not believe I ever will, for it is harder for me to stop my imagination long enough to sleep, than it is to prod it to life.

If you are an established literary agent and would be interested in reading 'Hell In a Storm', please email me at