Marcus V. Calvert

Marcus V. Calvert

is creating Science Fiction & Super Villain Lit.

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patrons
Who am I?

I’m that guy with the unfettered imagination who doesn’t seem to fit in anywhere.  Who thinks up storylines like: "a vampire owing child support" or "how aliens could be responsible for a zombie apocalypse."

Put me in a cubicle and it’s hell.  A warehouse floor, kitchen, or anything else not involving creative thought?  About the same.  Think of me as a compulsive writer who comes up with more ideas than I could ever hope to put to paper/CPU.

I wrote my first anthology, Unheroic, in 2011.
The Book Of Schemes (2012) was another anthology.
Protected (2013) was my third.

By then, people were screaming at me to write a novel.  Something about my short stories not being long enough (oy!).  I ended up banging out a super villain trilogy called I, Villain:

I, Villain
(2014)
Murder Sauce (2015)
Frag Code (2016)

By 2014 I picked up my entrepreneurial self-confidence. By late 2015, I quit my long-time day job and went full-on.  Then my long-time self-publishing firm (under new management) crapped on me, via a mix of lousy customer service and unit price increases.  Long-story-short, I had to retire all SIX of my first-edition books.

Truly ruined my 2016.

Now, after many ups and downs, I’ve got 2nd Editions out under the following titles:

Unheroic: Book One
(currently on Amazon/Kindle)
Unheroic: Book Two (currently on Amazon/Kindle)
I, Villain (currently on Amazon/Kindle)
Murder Sauce (currently on Amazon/Kindle)
Frag Code (currently on Amazon/Kindle)
The Book Of Schemes: Book I (currently on Amazon/Kindle)
The Book Of Schemes: Book II (currently on Amazon/Kindle)
Batchery: Volume 1 (currently on Amazon/Kindle)
Coin Game (currently on Amazon/Kindle)
Batchery: Volume 2 (currently on Amazon/Kindle)

The Book Of Schemes: Book III (postponed indefinitely)
Scorched Mind (postponed indefinitely) - the next novel in the I, Villain universe.

So, that’s enough about me.  My goal’s to drop a ton of awesome books before I die—simple as that.  If you want to look my works over in Amazon or follow me on Facebook, thanks.  If you want to help me on Patreon, double-thanks.

Sincerely,

Marcus V. Calvert
Tiers
My Shocked Thanks
$1 or more per creation
For a single, solitary buck, you've got my shocked thanks.  Seeing as I suck at crowdsourcing . . . I'm not kidding about that shocked thanks.  So THANK YOU.
Thick Advice
$5 or more per creation
Simply put: you get to ask me a question about writing and I'll give you specific advice. Perhaps a list of options for making your short story hum. Or advice on making your psychic serial killer stand out. Please add specifics to your question, so that I can tailor you the best response.
TANSOM, Volume 1
$10 or more per creation
 An hour of short story audio tracks, from my latest works.  Hope you don't mind my reading voice.  :0) 
Plotline Consulting
$100 or more per creation
If your storyline's even remotely sci-fi-related, I can help you make it better and easier to finish.
Goody Stack
$175 or more per creation

A signed copy of my (10) paperback titles. 

Custom-made Character
$200 or more per creation
For you gamers and aspiring writers, I'll create a custom character . . . just for you. Someone (or something) with a different set of powers or skills. A character you could either base a story or a gaming session on. And yeah, the rights would be yours.
Who am I?

I’m that guy with the unfettered imagination who doesn’t seem to fit in anywhere.  Who thinks up storylines like: "a vampire owing child support" or "how aliens could be responsible for a zombie apocalypse."

Put me in a cubicle and it’s hell.  A warehouse floor, kitchen, or anything else not involving creative thought?  About the same.  Think of me as a compulsive writer who comes up with more ideas than I could ever hope to put to paper/CPU.

I wrote my first anthology, Unheroic, in 2011.
The Book Of Schemes (2012) was another anthology.
Protected (2013) was my third.

By then, people were screaming at me to write a novel.  Something about my short stories not being long enough (oy!).  I ended up banging out a super villain trilogy called I, Villain:

I, Villain
(2014)
Murder Sauce (2015)
Frag Code (2016)

By 2014 I picked up my entrepreneurial self-confidence. By late 2015, I quit my long-time day job and went full-on.  Then my long-time self-publishing firm (under new management) crapped on me, via a mix of lousy customer service and unit price increases.  Long-story-short, I had to retire all SIX of my first-edition books.

Truly ruined my 2016.

Now, after many ups and downs, I’ve got 2nd Editions out under the following titles:

Unheroic: Book One
(currently on Amazon/Kindle)
Unheroic: Book Two (currently on Amazon/Kindle)
I, Villain (currently on Amazon/Kindle)
Murder Sauce (currently on Amazon/Kindle)
Frag Code (currently on Amazon/Kindle)
The Book Of Schemes: Book I (currently on Amazon/Kindle)
The Book Of Schemes: Book II (currently on Amazon/Kindle)
Batchery: Volume 1 (currently on Amazon/Kindle)
Coin Game (currently on Amazon/Kindle)
Batchery: Volume 2 (currently on Amazon/Kindle)

The Book Of Schemes: Book III (postponed indefinitely)
Scorched Mind (postponed indefinitely) - the next novel in the I, Villain universe.

So, that’s enough about me.  My goal’s to drop a ton of awesome books before I die—simple as that.  If you want to look my works over in Amazon or follow me on Facebook, thanks.  If you want to help me on Patreon, double-thanks.

Sincerely,

Marcus V. Calvert

Recent posts by Marcus V. Calvert

Tiers
My Shocked Thanks
$1 or more per creation
For a single, solitary buck, you've got my shocked thanks.  Seeing as I suck at crowdsourcing . . . I'm not kidding about that shocked thanks.  So THANK YOU.
Thick Advice
$5 or more per creation
Simply put: you get to ask me a question about writing and I'll give you specific advice. Perhaps a list of options for making your short story hum. Or advice on making your psychic serial killer stand out. Please add specifics to your question, so that I can tailor you the best response.
TANSOM, Volume 1
$10 or more per creation
 An hour of short story audio tracks, from my latest works.  Hope you don't mind my reading voice.  :0) 
Plotline Consulting
$100 or more per creation
If your storyline's even remotely sci-fi-related, I can help you make it better and easier to finish.
Goody Stack
$175 or more per creation

A signed copy of my (10) paperback titles. 

Custom-made Character
$200 or more per creation
For you gamers and aspiring writers, I'll create a custom character . . . just for you. Someone (or something) with a different set of powers or skills. A character you could either base a story or a gaming session on. And yeah, the rights would be yours.