Home of author Eric Penz; seeker of lost history,
Welcome. This site is for you the reader. Strap your boots on, grab your imagination, and prepare to discover the conspiracy within your own mind. I believe there is something inherent in human nature that blinds us to certain truths. And so my stories are written to expose this oldest and darkest of conspiracies, or at least to take you on one hell of an adventure. To get you started on your journey you might choose to learn about Thomas Jefferson's secret confession, or whether there really is evidence of Sasquatch in the fossil record, or listen to an actual Bigfoot recording. And don't forget to claim your copy of Cryptid today, my debut novel. Enjoy the hunt, and thank you for your support. -Eric Penz
New from Eric Penz
Uncover the secret evidence of Sasquatch within Lewis & Clark's lost journals in Eric Penz's Cryptid, a cryptofiction award-winning novel. Two centuries in the making, Cryptid is the final chapter of the Lewis & Clark story. As with any good tale, the best secrets have been kept until the end.
"What a gas! Penz is a first-rate story weaver." --Gayle Borchard, Independent Books, Inc.
"A rollicking romp of an adventure novel. Hard to characterize, impossible to put down!" --Susan R. Matthews, author of Warring States
Named to Loren Coleman's Top Cryptofiction Books of 2005 on Cryptomundo.com
May 1, 2007
Did you catch Eric's first Book Club selection? Well, if so, don't miss his next. The Jury Master, by Robert Dugoni, has brought the thrill back to legal thrillers. See the Book Club tab for details and deadline for submitting your own review. You can also read Eric's recently posted review of The Loch.
Loads of new content has recently been added to the site, in fact. For starters, Eric has posted a new Adventure Log entry for those of you who have wondered what happens at those Sasquatch conventions. Better yet, a new documentary has been released documenting the 2005 Texas Bigfoot Conference, the biggest and baddest of them all. To obtain a copy of Eyes in the Dark visit http://home.bellsouth.net/p/PWP-bigfooteyes. You'll get to hear from some of the experts in attendance, including Eric discussing Cryptid and his own personal views on what he believes about the existence of Sasquatch.
Also, check out the new articles posted here on the home page. You'll find articles on the craft of writing fiction, cryptofiction, and Lewis & Clark. And for an update on Eric's latest project, his Secret Combinations trilogy, a new tab has been added to Novel in Progress. Watch his next book develop from the inside out.
September 20, 2006
During this past summer my Virtual Author Tour has taken me around the world, or so it feels. As a result I've had the great pleasure and opportunity of being interviewed on some wonderful venues. For your reading and listening pleasure I've included links to the more recent interviews below. Please feel free to patronize these sites as well. You're likely to enjoy what you find.
1. Podcast interview on FascinatingAuthors.com.
2. Online interview on BloggingAuthors.com.
3. Online interview on Howtotellagreatstory.com.
4. Online radio interview on Parareality.com
5. Online radio interview on Cuzin Eddie's Radio Magazine.
July 28, 2006
Due to reader demand and a deeper commitment by my publisher, I am excited to announce the release of the second edition of Cryptid as part of iUniverse's Star imprint. The Star imprint is reserved for those titles the publisher believes have a strong market potential and meet the highest editorial standards. For these titles only, iUniverse offers deeper discounts for the trade paperback editions as well as makes them fully returnable.
Readers will note this second edition has a newly designed interior and includes new review blurbs on the cover and in the book's front matter. Aside from a few other minor changes this new edition will stay true to the original.
The Star edition of Cryptid is scheduled to be available through online and traditional retailers by early August 2006.
July 26, 2006
The Night Watchman Chronicles internet radio program recently invited Eric on as a guest for an interview about his debut novel, Cryptid: The Lost Legacy of Lewis & Clark. The Night Watchman and Eric discussed the crafting of Cryptid, Sasquatch lore, Lewis & Clark unsolved mysteries, and what Eric has planned next. To download the MP3 radio interview go www.nightwatchmanchronicles.com/Penz.mp3. And to learn more about The Night Watchman visit www.nightwatchmanchronicles.com.
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