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About kmfollia

Kevin M. Folliard is a Chicagoland fiction writer who has worked on the "Press Start" series of films and webcartoons. His published fiction includes the scary stories collection "Christmas Terror Tales" and the dark fantasy novel "Jake Carter & the Nightmare Gallery."

MORE Christmas Terror Tales on Sale NOW!

7-30-2016– Author Kevin M. Folliard’s new compilation MORE Christmas Terror Tales: Spine-Tingling Holiday Chillers is now available in paperback and Kindle for scary story fans 12 and up! The Grim Reaper is making a list and checking it twice, because … Continue reading

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Wrong Coat Reading at the Brookfield Library

Please join the myself and my fellow authors from the La Grange and Brookfield Writers Groups for readings from our “Wrong Coat” anthology on Tuesday, 7-12-2016 at 7PM at the Brookfield Library! Info below: Reading “The Wrong Coat” anthology  Tues., … Continue reading

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Christmas in July: Kindle Giveaways!

Happy 4th of July! In honor of Independence Day, I have 2 FREE Kindle titles to share from 7-4 through 7-8: Jake Carter & the Nightmare Gallery Christmas Terror Tales Please share and enjoy! Exciting new titles and stories are … Continue reading

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Angry Geeks VS: Best. Simpsons. Ever!

Attention fans of film, comic books, TV shows, pop culture and especially The Simpsons! I recently had the pleasure of being a guest on the Angry Geeks Vs. podcast! You can hear us talk about recent developments in pop culture … Continue reading

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Christmas Terror Tales: “Below” is Going Away!

Thanks to everyone who has checked out my Kindle exclusive story “Christmas Terror Tales Presents: “Below!” This was a really fun story that Kindle gave a great home to. However, in early May it’s going to melt away with the … Continue reading

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The Dreaded Chapter One!

Given how tough it is to write “the perfect chapter one,” no wonder so many people talk about writing a novel, and never do it. You may have seen articles championing the dos, don’ts, and cardinal sins of chapter one. … Continue reading

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3 NEW Stories in 3 Great Anthologies!

Since Facebook’s algorithms work so hard to hold my posts’ exposure hostage for ad money, I thought I’d round up a quick reminder of my recent 2016 publications! You can read these exclusive stories in these awesome books! The Wrong … Continue reading

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Decoding Reader Feedback

There’s no shortcut to slow-cooking ribs, and writing is the same. Revision takes time, but that “fall-off-the-bone” end result is worth it. Every story needs a test audience. The key to making the most of reader feedback is: Don’t be … Continue reading

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The Wrong Coat Anthology on Sale NOW!

A while back, my writers group posed an interesting prompt for its members: write a story, poem, play, or essay about a character who accidentally grabs the wrong coat by mistake. Today we’re proud to present: The Wrong Coat: an … Continue reading

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Discover (Don’t Invent) Your Story’s Theme!

Like actors struggling to find their motivation, writers fret over theme: “What does this story mean?” “Why is it relevant?” “What’s the gosh-darned moral?” Here’s a secret that most writers don’t admit: “Theme is NO BIG DEAL!” But wait! Aren’t … Continue reading

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