Do not miss out!

Blood_Soaked_And_GoneThere’s a giveaway going on! Until 2/17/2015 you can enter to win a hand forged knife (made by yours truly; $350 value, and more info can be seen here), a bespoke short story with you as the main character (any genre you like; priceless), or a set of all three Blood Soaked e-books (or trade up to a page of my hand written notes for plotlines that never happened…or have yet to happen)!

All you have to do to enter is spread the good word on Twitter and Facebook. Follow me @crawford4033, and like my author page on Facebook. Then drop me a line at (that way I know you’re you). BANG! You’ll be entered!

Don’t miss out. This is going to be fun!

Get out there and toot some horns!

How I love writing!

I’ve added a few new fountain pens to my writing lineup. The current range looks like this:

  • Randy Hamilton tiger celluloid; medium
  • JP Lepine Winston in French Oak; bold
  • Pilot Custom 74 with an opaque navy body (!); medium
  • Noodler’s Ahab flex nib; fine to medium
  • Jinhao #450; medium to big swashes
  • Cadman & Cummins in Elder burl; bold

I’ve also got a few more inks. Noodler’s Bulletproof Black, which isn’t as waterproof as I’d hoped. Diamine Dark Blue. Iroshizuku Kon-Peki. I have to say that the last two are incredibly luscious to write with. The Iroshizuku inks from Pilot have a superb watercolor-like stroke with lovely variable tone.

Trust me. Put the Iroshizuku in the JP Lepine, Jinhao, or the Randy Hamilton…oh, what a writing experience you’ll have! Believe it.

As an author, there’s really nothing like writing your story notes in longhand with a fountain pen. It is responsive, fast, and intimate…just like the touch of an eager lover…just…on paper. Ahem.

I get a little passionate about my work.

Raffle for “Blood Soaked and Gone!”

I mentioned that I was going to run a raffle/contest/something for BSAG. Well, I’ve finally decided on the terms and prizes. This event starts on 1/1/15, so don’t enter ahead of time!

To enter: I’m going to ask three things of the raffle participants. Like my Facebook page. Follow me on Twitter. Send me an email at to let me know you’ve done those things.

Particulars: the day after the book is released, I will draw three names at random. First name gets first prize, and so on.


Grand Prize: a knife handmade by me, including an oiled leather belt sheath. Here’s a horrible cell phone photo (wife’s gonna kill me)

Hand forged 1075HC steel blade, clouds & lightning carving; brass guard; stag handle with cocobolo cap
Hand forged 1075HC steel blade, clouds & lightning carving; brass guard; stag handle with cocobolo cap

Second Prize: a short story with the winner as the main character, you choose the genre

Third Prize: your choice of free e-books of the “Blood Soaked” trilogy, or a page from my notes that I wrote while writing it.

There you have it.