New Release Spring 2023

Pre-orders 1.1.2023

[NSFW]

I can do anything for 90 days. Can You…?

“Set in the world of social media moderators, @Sa>ag3 and @Jun1p3r must survive their first 90 days on the job to qualify for health benefits and a life-changing mystery bonus.

An experimental speculative fiction/horror novel. The Office meets A Clockwork Orange.”

NEW RELEASE

One drink.

And you can create an artistic masterpiece. Fame. Fortune. A legacy.

But shortly thereafter you may die.


Do you still drink? Maybe a sip.

Maybe a swish.

It’s just water, right?

A literary dramedy in the vein of Vonnegut, Palahuink, and Monty Python.

[NSFW] – “A potential cult classic that all but demands a second read.”
Kirkus Reviews [starred review]

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Check out what the readers are saying…

“Cutting, savage, and soulful. NSFW is one of those rare works of speculative fiction that succeed in making the near future feel like the recent past, thereby allowing us to imagine we’ve made it across the cusp and into the brave new world with some of our humanity intact. As vivid and courageous a reckoning with the territory ahead as any we’re likely to find.”

David Leo Rice

The New House

“As a futurist, Hay has vision. As a populist, a story. As a satirist, venom.”

Darren Callahan

from his Introduction to [NSFW]. City of Human Remains, The White Airplane &

Horror Academy: Two Plays

NSFW is a fever-dream indictment of social media culture and violence, smart phone addiction, and the exploitation of workers by unethical corporations. It’s satirical and violent, dark and strange, and the ways in which the main characters self-medicate to live in this dystopian now are at once curious and entertaining and deeply sad. All of these elements combine to make NSFW one of my favorite books of the year and David Scott Hay one of my favorite writers, period.”

Anna Dickson James

Boys Buy Me Drinks To Watch Me Fall Down

FUTURIST | SATIRIST | TYPIST

DSH

Makes a mean Old Fashioned and the best ribs on the block. He’s originally from OKC and lost the tip of a finger in a chop saw incident in the Windy City on his way to the City of Angels.
DSH is a 2x Kirkus Prize Nominee and Member of HWA & SFWA.
He now lives in a valley between the ocean, the mountains, and the desert with his wife, son, dog, chickens, and a dozen typewriters.
Evolution of the Cover for NSFW
Evolution of the book cover for my new novel NSFW. Not going to lie. I LOVE the cover for my new book NSFW. I’m going to SWAG this mother so much it’s going to be embarrassing. Yes, I’ll be opening a swag store on this site. It started with an author concept mock-up I do in the middle of a project to help visualize — and to procrastinate but still feel like I’m working. (see below). Tyler Miles Lockett is the amazing artist and a hell of a writer and… drum roll… he wasn’t supposed to do this cover. I…
Samuel Kaye, Book of the year, cinema, movie lover, Daniel Day Lewis
DSH Indie Author Spotlight: Samuel Kaye
DSH Indie Author Spotlight: Samuel Kaye Howdy howdy, Today’s indie spotlight is on Samuel Kaye, author of Cinema.  Full disclosure, SK and I are with the same publisher Whisk(e)y Tit Books. That being said, I absolutely LOVED this book. I received a copy last year, I think, and it was hands down one of my top three reads that year. It was unexpected, surprising, hilarious and smart, while still delivering a romp of a story. Such a great blend of philosophy, entertainment, humor, and whip smart characterizations of people you think you know.  And not to talk it up, but…
DSH Indie Author Spotlight Abigail Stweart
DSH Indie Author Spotlight: Abigail Stewart
DSH Indie Author Spotlight: Abigail Stewart Author of Assemblage and The Drowned Woman Howdy folks, here is an 8-Question interview with author Abigail Stewart about writing, whatnot, and her new release, Assemblage.  Full disclosure, Abby and I are with the same publisher Whisk(e)y Tit Books. I’m not going to write a review for Abby’s debut book, The Drowned Woman, but I will say this: The voice and style have been described as “vintage” and while I read it I very much caught a black and white french film vibe, which I loved, but the surprise was the read deepened even…

Check out what the critics are saying…

“Hay’s latest throws a permanent Gen X scowl at technologically dependent modern life. But the burgeoning love between two protagonists for whom sex is easier than conversation is the true resonating center. @Sa>ag3’s journey inserts a wild-eyed freshness in the prospect of life in the 21st century.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“DSH’s writing is witty, smart, and precise.” – Chicago Sun-Times

“This scribe has a great linguistic flair.” – Variety

“A mercurial talent.”

Jay Bonansinga, The Walking Dead novels

“Hay’s tonal mimicry of Fight Club (1996) author Chuck Palahniuk is astonishing.”

Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“DSH has a taut, bristling writing style stacked with compelling ideas.” – New City Journal

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NEW RELEASE

One drink.

And you can create an artistic masterpiece. Fame. Fortune. A legacy.

But shortly thereafter you may die.


Do you still drink? Maybe a sip.

Maybe a swish.

It’s just water, right?

A literary dramedy in the vein of Vonnegut, Palahuink, and Monty Python.

Let's Keep in Touch

I’ll include hard earned tips for writing (fiction, stage/screen, comics). Hollywood anecdotes from friends. Sneak peeks and bonus material from current and upcoming projects. And misc fun fuel such as book, tunes, booze recommendations.

Yes! Please keep me posted of the [NSFW] pre-order date.

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Let's Keep in Touch

I’ll include hard earned tips for writing (fiction, stage/screen, comics). Hollywood anecdotes from friends. Sneak peeks and bonus material from current and upcoming projects. And misc fun fuel such as book, tunes, booze recommendations.

Yes! Please keep me posted of the [NSFW] pre-order date.

  • We respect your email privacy and will never sell your information. I wouldn't even know how to.