© 2020 by Derek Walker  //  777777  //  Contact

Hey NoSleep community (and possibly some other random visitors),


Wait, that's impossible, how did he know I came from NoSleep?


Well, if you're visiting my site today, you probably listened to the latest episode of The NoSleep Podcast which features my story 2,300 Steps (i.e. bad day for Jamie) or you just came from the NoSleep subreddit after reading my latest story... deep breath in... I’ve been hypnotizing neighborhood kids with psychedelics for the last 17 years. Tonight, I went too far. (i.e. bad day for Bradford).


Realistically, we'll give that last one a snappier title at some point.


Long story short, thanks for liking my stories enough to stop by my website. I'm currently querying agents for my debut novel, a thriller called THE X and just finished writing the first draft of a new comedy-horror novel that we'll refer to as A CHORT STORY for now.


Take a look around on my stories page for more or check out my brand shiny new Phantom Fevers YouTube.


To stay updated on my stuffs, sign up on the home page.


Thanks again! Keep in touch.



Well, after eight months of having five different kinds of bird feeders setup in my backyard, we had our first visitors. First visitors I'm aware of. Granted, I don't spend all watching it, so some may have slipped through the cracks. A little family of House Finches. God bless them.


Now that winter is rapidly approaching, meaning natural food is becoming more scarce, we're bound to become a regular hangout for other birds, right? I hope so.


This week I'm chugging away on my untitled comedy-horror novel that I'll refer to as Chort. I'm about 60% done with the first draft and am learning a lot about Slavic Demons and the Occult. And Russian Oligarchs. And dying malls. And TV Mediums.


I'm also finishing up a book cover for my debut novel, THE X. Once that's done, I'll be looking for reviewers! If you're interested in getting an ARC (advanced review copy for those not in the know), please let me know at rdw1206@gmail (dot) com.


I've done a few story adaptions on my brand spankin' new Youtube channel. LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE ///


Other things as of late:


Podcast: The Last Podcast on the Left - I'm in the middle of the last installment of their six part series on Mormonism. If you've ever been a Mormon, or are familiar with the religion, prepare to be absolutely blown away. If you're currently a Mormon and want to stay that way, avoid this series at all costs.


Music: Better Oblivion Community Center - Conor Oberst's (Bright Eyes) new project. I haven't listened to Bright Eyes since high school, but this new album is very well timed with the changing weather.


Movies: Rosemary's Baby - I feel like so many classic horror films are kinda like yeah I can see how this was cool at the time, but I'm bored as hell. Rosemary's Baby, however, did not disappoint. That slow burn with that ending... Mmm yeah. AND it's on Hulu.


Books: The Institute by Stephen King; The Abyss by Steve Vance.


Thanks so much for reading! Please share this newsletter, buy a book, or share my stories! You can also subscribe to my newsletter here, or on YouTube.