Hesitation Press

 

 

I started Hesitation Press way back in 2003, to publish my books under various pseudonyms. This website provides lists of the books, some publishing information, and a contact e-mail address. I know this website is pretty primitive, but I currently lack the time, skill, and funds needed to improve it. On the happy day that I've made my first million from writing fiction and poetry, I'll hire somebody to make it fancier.

 

Books written as James Hoby

  • Cousin Tina Disappears. How does Cousin Tina disappear? Her mother—the narrator's Aunt Shirley— kills her accidentally, by kicking her as she paws through garbage on their kitchen floor.  The narrator, Tina's cousin (hence the title), describes the murder, the disposal of the body, his family, an infestation of flies, an automobile accident, and many other incidents.

Publishing information: Fiction, first published in 2003. Print and e-books are available on Amazon and e-books are available on Smashwords and the vendors it distributes to.

  • A Year with the Hoopers. A collection of letters, lists, school essays, notes, memoranda, greeting cards, e-mails, newspaper clippings, movie reviews, investigative reports, medical reports, legal instruments, inscriptions, transcriptions, pages from books, journal entries, brochures, and other documents that were saved, shredded, and abandoned by the Hoopers.

Publishing information: Fiction, first published in 2006. Print and e-books are available on Amazon and e-books are available on Smashwords and the vendors it distributes to.

  • Knees Together, Arms Flapping. When I wrote A Year with the Hoopers, my only goal was to be as funny as possible. Before doing any other work on the book, I wrote more than 2,000 gags: one-liners, jokes, aphorisms, and cartoons. About 70 of those gags wound up in the book, a few others were shoved into stories and screenplays, and most of the rest were destroyed. The remaining 129 gags are in this e-book.

Publishing information: Gags, first published in 2011. Free e-books are available on Smashwords and the vendors it distributes to. Not available on Amazon.

 

Books written as E.D. Foxe

  • Rosamund. Eighty poems, arranged chronologically, that indirectly document the poet’s brief attraction to Rosamund, her enlistment in the Air Force, the poet’s subsequent hospitalization, and his marriage to another woman. Many of the poems are comic, some are indifferent, some are serious. The use of meter, rhyme, and other devices varies widely from poem to poem.

Publishing information: Poems, first published in 2004. Print and e-books are available on Amazon. Not available on Smashwords or the vendors it distributes to.

  • Waking Up Naked on My Mother's Grave. Before you get too excited, despite its title, Waking Up Naked on My Mother’s Grave isn’t a horror book. It doesn’t explore an alternative world of ghosts, vampires, zombies, or the ultimate consequences of radical biblical prophesy. Nor does this book tell a dark tale of a private investigator, a trophy wife, and a sordid web of incest and indecent exposure. Instead, this is just a short novel about a young man who travels from Ellensburg, in Washington State, to Washington, D.C., seeking his fortune but being overwhelmed by life.

Publishing information: Fiction, first published in 2011. E-books are available on Amazon and on Smashwords and the vendors it distributes to.

  • Exploring Orlando. Orlando is obsessed with sounds. His life has settled into a comfortable routine of listening to environmental noises: a fork dropping on a tabletop, the splash of raindrops on the water in his swimming pool, the rush of wind into his attic, the three damaged clocks on the table beside his bed. But after a freezer explodes outside his neighbor’s house—and Orlando is privileged to hear what may be the mother of all sounds—he becomes dissatisfied with his peaceful, unstructured lifestyle and is forced to seek sounds on a grander scale.

Publishing information: Short fiction, first published in 2014. E-books are available on Amazon. Not available on Smashwords or the vendors it distributes to.

 

How to Contact Hesitation Press

To contact me, you may send an e-mail to publisher at this website, hesitationpress.com, except of course, using  the @ sign instead of at this website. You'll need to enter this address into your e-mail manually. I would have liked to have included a direct hyperlink, but evidently spammers prowling the internet interpret this as an open invitation.