7. A Mailbag and Artwork Updates!


The guys answer some “listener” questions about The Thinker Boy, and discuss some super exciting details about the new artwork that’s recently been completed for the novella. This thing is almost available… hold on to your butts.

6. The Future of Ron Carnage: The Thinker Boy


The guys discuss how their Disney Theme Park would look after Tom misunderstands the question, and once they’re back on track, they discuss what’s in store for the sequels. The guys then cast the movie they’ll inevitably be selling to Universal.

Read the first chapter of Ron Carnage: The Thinker Boy here!

5. You Gonna Edit This Thing or What?!


The book is pretty much done, and we want YOU to help us edit the dang thing. The release date will inevitably be pushed back due to designers screwing us yet again, but now we have a chance to get some friends involved. If you’d like to edit the anti-novella for story and grammar weaknesses, email tom at Tom@cleancutaudio.com, and he’ll send you the full story. In return, all we have to offer is a pre-release hard copy of the book, some stickers or whatever, and a mention in the “special thanks to…” section. Let’s do this thing!!!

Read the first chapter of Ron Carnage: The Thinker Boy here!

4. Ron Carnage: The Antinovel?


Tom stumbles on a term he thinks will define the marketing strategy of the novella (or antinovella?) and Pat helps him decide if it’s the perfect word to describe what they’re going for.

Read the first chapter of Ron Carnage: The Thinker Boy here!

3. The Thinker Boy in an Indie Book Store Near You... Hopefully!


Much research about putting Ron Carnage in book stores has been done over the week, and the guys discuss how to get the upcoming novella in front of as many people as possible. Conversations about compensation and what the guys expect or would like to make back from book sales.

If you have a favorite book store in your town, tweet at us or email Tom and let us know you’d like to see Ron Carnage there!

Read the first chapter of Ron Carnage: The Thinker Boy here!

2. The Colorful Characters of Ron Carnage: The Thinker Boy


Tom and Pat talk about the colorful characters that inhabit the town of Leon, how they got their names, what makes them unique. Most of them are written about in the first chapter, so make sure to click the link below to meet them for yourselves!

Read the first chapter of Ron Carnage: The Thinker Boy here!

1. Who Is Ron Carnage? The debut novella from Aaron Matthew Matthews, Ron Carnage: The Thinker Boy


In the inaugural episode of Pod Carnage: Inside the Author’s Studio, cohosts/best friends Tom and Pat talk about the creation of the new novella series, Ron Carnage: The Thinker Boy. The character and novella started off as an improvised question to fill some dead air on their other podcast Reminiscent, and Tom’s answer was something the guys couldn’t let go of.

A small team has been working on this project for over a year. Not a single one of them is a writer, author, publisher, or anything useful to this industry, but they’re making it work somehow.

This podcast will document the process of publishing their first novel, all that went into it, and some really interesting back story about the characters and where they live.