I write stuff and am an okay guy.
…well, okay, probably should be going into more detail than that. Let’s see…
I’ve been keenly interested in publishing fiction online since the early 90s. Throughout high school I was active on Usenet and the early stages of the World Wide Webitubes, participating in writing communities like alt.cyberpunk.chatsubo, and expressing my love of japanese animation on the Fanfic Mailing List. With a spread of original and derived works, I was ready to tackle just about any writing whimsy I had — and the Internet provided a heck of an audience.
My earliest writing was pretty, well, rudimentary. In development. At times completely horrible. But it provided the basis for grander experiments, which came in the late 90s and throughout the 2000s and beyond… web novels.
At the time self-publishing was still something you only talked about between snickers and guffaws, so I was content to write novels and toss them online for free. Why not? I had my studies and then a Real Day Job, I didn’t have to make writing be a live-or-die career thing, and I didn’t feel a burning need to participate in the conservative print industry. So, I produced novel after novel, put them online, and didn’t even realize “web novel” was actually becoming something of a “thing” outside my little wheelhouse…
The technology matured, the online writing culture matured, and eventually there was indeed a nicely carved out niche for these new fangled “e-book” thingies the kids seemed to be into. I started selling actual, factual books in both digital AND print formats, moved operations to a slightly more professional website at stefangagne.com, and… here we are.
With a keen eye to making this hobby of mine into something more, I’m continuing to develop myself creatively and professionally. And should you wish it, you can come along for the ride. Check out the early stuff. Read drafts as I write them on my current projects. Add a few books to your library. Have fun. And if you’ve got any suggestions, I’m all ears. I love hearing from my audience and appreciate any feedback. Thanks for reading!