So in case you haven’t heard my barrage of tweets and posts, here’s a giant banner to tell you Tomorrow is the release of WHISKEY.

I don’t even know how to put it into words. Like an emotion sandwich. Anticipation is a magical and terrible thing.

From a totally primal sense, it’s strange to think about the idea of knowing what’s about to happen. Not that we know exactly, but we know generally. It’s a survival tool. Millions of years of evolution.

Now we tend to use it for other things. Excitement as you count down the days until you get to see someone you love again. Dread for fear of some oncoming work. The tantalizing ghost-taste of the food your about to eat as you wait for the server to bring it to you.

In my case, I’m using it to dream up a perfect scenario where BOOK 2 is beloved by all and the series becomes huge, simultaneously while imagining a scenario where no one gives a damn and people think it’s meh and I’m back to the drawing board. Like Schroedinger’s cat, both are true at once right now.

But there aren’t two absolute outcomes.

I think I know what the most likely outcome is.

A good portion of those who read HOOD will read WHISKEY. People will largely love it and be excited for BOOK 3, and some will hate it or find it meh, but overall I will now have two books under my belt and more people will be more interested in the series since it isn’t as much as a ‘promise of future books.’ In short, I’m bettering my career.

I believe in my own writing. I believe in my ability to learn and grow. I believe that the risks I took in my stories are going to be something readers really love–Especially when they see where the story is going.

This is the story I’ve been wanting to tell for years. I take an incredible amount of pride and joy in telling it, and how much people have enjoyed it or hated it so far.

So anticipation is going to do its thing. My mind is going to wonder and wander and try to conjure up the future. But I don’t know what’s gonna happen, nobody knows what’s going to happen. That’s what is awesome about the future.

So as the hours count down, I’m going to enjoy this feeling, and just embrace whatever comes.

Have a good tomorrow peeps, now and always.

Evan Pickering

Six more days.

Six more days.

It’s creeping up now. The day of WHISKEY’s release.

The anticipation of things to come is always thrilling, isn’t it? It’s the unknown, the unpredictable power of uncertainty as it drives us through our lives.

I can’t wait.

I’d really love for life to calm down a bit to let me unwind. Grad school needs to chill the fuck out.

But despite the whirring stress gyro in my head, I try to take the time and pull it all apart at the seams. I think about all the stuff I’m grateful for, all the good things in my life and all the stress kind of just melts away.

It also makes working on stuff way easier when you’re relaxed. Workin’ on shit when you’re stressed is like washing Tabasco sauce out of your eyes with battery acid. Don’t do it.

oh and before I ramble too much:

HOOD is on sale for 0.99$! Get your copy now for a damn good post-apoc adventure that will make you feel all the feels!

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Happy Friday peeps. I have it on good authority that Monday is gone forever.


Here it comes… HOOD sale – WHISKEY release!

Here it comes… HOOD sale – WHISKEY release!


The gun has fired, the birds are in the air, the seeds have been planted, the dog is off the leash, the metaphor is getting the point across.

I’ve submitted WHISKEY, BOOK 2 of the American Rebirth Series in time for the scheduled Oct 27th release.


I know I am, lol. I can’t wait to get it out there, and I can’t wait to hear what people think. It’s been a long time coming (in my mind anyway). Pre-order is pretty interesting because you don’t see any of the sales until release day, so I’m sitting here all curious to see what that number is going to be like when the 27th rolls around.


I’ve scheduled promos for Oct 19th-Oct 26th… HOOD, BOOK 1 of the American Rebirth Series will be on sale for $0.99 for that week!

So basically, my plan is to sell a shitload of discounted books so that way when voracious readers want more, Book 2 will be there patiently waiting for them🙂


If you can’t tell, I’m excited. I’ll enjoy this for about five minutes before I start stressing about finding the time to write Book 3.❤

-Evan Pickering

Book 2 is Live on Amazon for pre-order!!!

Book 2 is Live on Amazon for pre-order!!!


It’s finally here.

WHISKEY, Book 2 of the American Rebirth Series is now live for Pre-order on Amazon. I can scarcely believe it.

I’m still working on some final editing, so I have the release date set to OCT 27th as of right now. If I get it sooner, I’ll move it up, if i need more time I’ll move it back a little bit.

But this is the home stretch. It’s been about 9 months (insert pregnancy joke here) since HOOD was released, and this baby is finally just about done.

I’m extremely excited. I can’t wait for people to read it. I might just leap out of my bedroom window with pure joy once it’s released. I’ll try to remember not to.

and remember…


Love and bleary eyes,

Evan Pickering

Audiobook Promo Code Winners!

Audiobook Promo Code Winners!

Short and sweet, this post!

For everyone who entered in the promo-code giveaway for HOOD Audio, you win! I’ve decided to just give away promo codes to everyone (about 10 in total across the different platforms) rather than just limit it to 5.

And remember to leave me an Audible review/Amazon review when you’re done. I muchly appreciate it!

If you haven’t already heard from me, email me at for yours!

Have a good Saturday peeps,

Evan P

Review of HOOD by Evan Pickering

HOOD review by Puja Guha. Thanks for the review!

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I don’t usually read a lot of dystopian thrillers, but I heard about it from a friend and picked it up. I really enjoyed the book – the characters are interesting and well developed, and as the reader, you can really feel their plight. I especially liked the moral gray area that the author explores. What would you be willing to do to save your family? 

Although the setting of the book is incredibly dark and scary,  the author does a good job of lightening up the plot with occasional bits of humor. Overall it was a great read and I’m looking forward to the sequel!

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Free Audiobook for review trade!

Free Audiobook for review trade!

Alright people, so here’s the deal:

I’ve got these promotional codes for a free copy of the HOOD Audiobook–Amazon/ACX gives them to producers of new books in order to generate buzz/reviews for your book.

And so, with that in mind, I’ve decided to do a giveaway!

I’m going to give away 5 codes to five random people that comment on this post in exchange for an honest review of the audiobook on Audible! Just write your name and make it known you want in in the comments section, and you’ll be eligible🙂 I’ll make a seperate post announcing the winners when it’s done! Also, if you want to include your email for me to contact you directly, that’s fine too.

I’m literally going to use a random number generator to decide who wins.

But wait, there’s more. If selected, I’m going to put you on my audiobook review list. Every time I publish an audiobook, you’ll get a free copy of it in exchange for a review!

However, if I give you an audiobook and you don’t review it within two months, I’ll have to take you off the list (if something is slowing down your reading in your life, this isn’t a hard and fast rule but ya gotta let me know!)

So it’s real simple. If you’re selected, I give you a free audiobook in exchange for the listen and honest review. Do so, and you’ll get the audiobook for my next book for free next time around🙂 It keeps on rolling!

For the winners, if y’all could give an amazon review and an audible audiobook review… that’d be amazing!

Good luck y’all,