With less than eight weeks to go, marketing for A Book About a Film is strongly underway, with a couple of rave reviews and an appearance in Publishers Weekly. Other exciting appearances are expected as we approach the release of Schultz’s fourth book on September 8th!
C.W. Schultz is a brilliant author. Or is he? Writing a book about a film about Joe Fisher’s experience while investigating the Cornfield People, a secret society that knows the meaning of life and what comes after death, calls for a medal of bravery or dare I say it aloud, a badge of stupidity. There are many out there who believe that anything written about this subject is a threat and even those interviewed advised not to release the book due to safety issues. Because of this, I am not really the reviewer/author named Joanie Chevalier. I don’t want my life threatened in any way; I love my life. Therefore, I hacked into Ms. Chevalier’s computer and I shall remain anonymous. This is all I care to say on this subject.
Just like the man on camera, I too, enjoy an apple martini every now and then and now I have the knowledge of things that are better left unknown. But is this a gift or a curse? Just like any good reviewer, I analyzed the research given about the Cornfield People and noticed that some called it a cult. Cults are scary and while I appreciate the fact that the author couldn’t get his book properly edited out of fear, it is a crime to subject readers to the kind of erRors we were burdened with. That, and the hundreds of footnotes which were reminiscent of expensive heavy college textbooks.
The author dared to state his opinion in Fn. 98 [or was it Fn. 96?] that Cornfield Persons are clowns. Reading in context, the author wrote, “these Cornfield Persons look like a bunch of clowns.” I respectfully write this in quotations so that certain persons would know it was not me who originally dare write these words down on paper. However, coming to the defense of C.W. Schultz, I concluded from the author’s other remarks that this was probably a cover up for his true fear. Writing about red-herrings is probably a cover up too, with Mr. C.W. Schultz presenting us with a “journal,” a silly “song,” and a “word search” (email me if you too find the phrase “Cornfield People are Clowns” diagonally and backwards in the red herring word search).
The Cornfield People are a proud society and was formed over a hundred years ago. I dare you to google who was alive back then; you may be surprised. Read the book. See for yourself. Find the answer to the question: Is it possible to hang yourself with a coat hanger? Only C.W. Schultz can bring that answer to light as he courageously researches and writes, A Book About A Film. I commend you Mr. C.W. Schultz. Thank you for giving me more questions than answers.
Fn. 56 [Note: Footnotes 1 through 55 must NOT be read by the public.] The day after I finished the book, I noticed a suspicious looking man dressed in a burlap sack (I just thought he was homeless, sorry) eagerly looking over my shoulder as I was typing the review during my lunch break while sitting on a bench at the park. The next day I found a sheet of paper under my windshield. All it had were five symbols, drawn in red crayon: stars. I took this to mean only one thing – to rate this book 5 stars . . . or else. I rest my case. Fade to Black.
See the author’s website for more information: Cornfield People
C. W. Schultz’s fourth book A Book About a Film is set to be released in late 2015. Marketing and press releases will be throughout the year.
An academic study on the cult classic The Cornfield People, A Book About a Film not only acts as a novelization of the movie but also dedicates a great amount of its content to the film’s hidden messages, reoccurring themes and haunting obscurity. Some have called The Cornfield People an incomplete film, while others believe it is a true lost film; however, many believe that the film is banned and have pointed out that sites which attempt to host images or clips from the movie have suspiciously removed the content even though there is no trace of The Cornfield People ever being copyrighted.
Paperback and Kindle editions will be available at the same time, but a hardback release is currently tentative. Due to the book’s unique page layout, paperback is the recommended edition and is expected to have a starting price of $16.99 (likely cheaper), with signed copies and giveaway opportunities within the first few months of release. For more information on giveaways and signed copies, please use the contact form.
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Quick update. C. W. Schultz has reported that the first draft of his fourth book, A Book About a Film, is complete, and it will now be going through some more drafts and revisions before publication. This is exciting news, as we are one step closer to A Book About a Film‘s release. Stay tuned for more updates.
C. W. Schultz opens up a little more about his fourth novel A Book About a Film:
I reached a 55,600 word-count today. That’s officially longer than Yeval, which I believe is just around 55,000 words. Now, higher word-count does not mean higher quality. No! But the fact that I have a published book shorter than the one I’m currently working on really puts into perspective the fact that A Book About a Film is really happening, and that makes me very excited! There were a lot of projects up my sleeve at the time I started A Book About a Film, and I honestly didn’t know if I was going to follow through with it or if I was going to cancel it or if I was going to get sidetracked or whatever. The get-go on this book was definitely my most difficult. I had three false-starts, starting a new version from scratch almost every eight weeks, before I actually reached this point-of-no-return, and I’m just thrilled to let the world see it within, hopefully, the next year or so.
Cool stuff. Stay tuned for more!
Schultz says that A Book About a Film, the title of his upcoming fourth novel that was announced on February 2nd, 2014, will be around 65,000 words (which, to give some context, is about 10,000 words more than his debut novel Yeval) and that he is over 2/3 of the way done with his first draft. Rest assured, there will be more frequent website updates in the near future; but remember what Schultz said when he finished the first draft of his third novel Jill:
Now the hard part… editing!
At long last, something for readers to keep their beaks wet! A Book About a Film is the title of Schultz’s fourth novel and is planned to be released in mid-2015. Schultz claims that it took him almost six months and at least three false-starts in order to get the book officially “rolling”. No plot has been released, but he explained that it will involve a lost film and a secret society, and went on to say: “I don’t want to piss people off… but, sometimes controversy is necessary.”
As reported in April 2013, an unrelated children’s book and a potential series is in the works. Title and plot have not yet been revealed, but updates are expected in the next few months.
The Late Sorry is still at a standstill, with Schultz reporting last October that he obtained all footage for the film and is planning on taking up some editing responsibilities so it gets released. Most recently, he said he hopes to start looking at footage and experimenting with some things in the spring.
Short-stories are still being written periodically. Schultz says once he has “an amount the size of a novel” he will release them in a collection. The slow process is the result of the nature of short-story writing, which relies on numerous submissions to journals, magazines presses, etc. The Stairwell, released in April 2013, is available in Issue #08 – Men in Horror at Sirens Call Publications. Another one entitled Bluey is being actively submitted, and Schultz plans on writing two more before the spring.
All three of C. W. Schultz’s novels (Yeval, The Pack and Jill) will be available on the upcoming Kindle Matchbook. The release of the Matchbook in October 2013 will allow you to buy Kindle editions of your print-editions for only up to $2.99. Some of the thousands of books available for Matchbook are even cheaper than $2.99, including Schultz’s three novels, which will be available on Matchbook for free.
Please keep in mind, this is not a giveaway; Matchbook allows you to get Kindle Editions of paper-edition books you already own at a discounted rate. Kindle editions of Yeval, The Pack and Jill are still available for less than $8.00, and Paperbacks are available for less than $13.00.