Emerald Inkwell

Emerald Inkwell An independent publishing company working to bring together a group of writers and other creatives who are just as passionate about the PNW as we are.

At Emerald Inkwell, we have a passion for two things: storytelling and the Pacific Northwest. We believe there are countless stories to be told about the beautiful upper left of the United States, and we want to encourage people - natives and visitors alike - to tell those stories. We're here to bring like-minded people together into a support network (sort of a "Lost Generation" of the PNW, if you will) and to share the stories we have to tell with the world.

Mission: To foster the growing literary movement in the great, green Pacific Northwest, of which we are grateful to be a part.

Operating as usual

08/30/2020
Dustin Taylor, Writer

Holy cow! We’re so excited to finally share this excerpt from “Catalyst”. Enjoy this little teaser from the debut novel of one of Emerald Inkwells founders Dustin Taylor! This is just a small taste of a Dustin’s passion project that has been years in the making, and after reading through the final draft, it was well worth the wait! Keep it up DT! More details coming soon!

As promised, here’s a short excerpt from my upcoming novel. I hope you enjoy it. And thank you so much for reading!

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Jack Porter lay cold and lifeless in a rich, walnut casket lined with white satin. Candles flickered around him, but the warmth I had once known no longer filled his face. His soft features had tightened, and the rosy cheer had been replaced with sallow severity. He was nearly unrecognizable, and it left an uneasy feeling in my stomach. I reached into my inside pocket and pulled out a black-and-white photo of a younger Jack and his wife, sliding it gently beneath his clasped hands. “Say ‘hi’ to Marci for me.”

I took a step back and broadened my focus to take in the main altar of the church. The mass of black marble columns and white marble sculptures topped with a golden cross cast an eerie shadow over an already dark day. With one last look at Jack, I turned to leave. It was a small funeral, mostly made up of family sitting in the front row of pews. His two daughters wore black dresses with black veils over their faces, and their husbands wore black suits with white shirts and black neckties. I nodded solemnly at them to say Thank you for inviting me. They nodded back, trying to smile, appreciation peeking out of tear-soaked eyes.

Beyond Jack’s family sat a scattering of other guests. He lived a more isolated life in his later years and had few close friends then. Those he had early on were either dead or couldn’t make the trip.

My footfalls echoed in the high, vaulted ceiling as I made my way down the center aisle toward the entrance, but my feet didn’t seem to be making the sounds. I knew I was moving, but I felt no sensation when my feet touched the stone floor. Glancing from side to side, I observed those who had come to pay their respects. Some prayed, some cried, some comforted those who cried. The rest sat with a glazed-over expression that was either due to a slow realization or because they handled funerals that way. I saw a couple of familiar faces, but when our eyes connected and I opened my mouth to speak, no words would come out.

I reached the entrance to the church and looked back at Jack’s casket one last time. Silence had closed around me so that I heard nothing but my own heartbeat. Then, I took a deep breath, turned up the collar of my wool overcoat, and stepped out into the icy air. A few yards from the church, I sat on the cold steps next to a frozen fountain and pulled my flask from my inside pocket. Tipping it back, I let the whiskey warm my body all the way through. “It’s colder than a well-digger’s ass out here,” I muttered to myself as I pulled my coat tighter around me and began the frigid walk back to my hotel.

For a Ghost-Free Time, Call: Episode Five is available now on your favorite e reader devices! Pick up the latest episode...
06/20/2019
For a Ghost-Free Time, Call: Episode Five

For a Ghost-Free Time, Call: Episode Five is available now on your favorite e reader devices! Pick up the latest episode on Kindle, iBooks, and nook today!

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For a Ghost-Free Time, Call is an episodic supernatural adventure set in the emerald city of Eugene, Oregon, which follows a young man who – since he was a boy – has had the irritating ability to see ghosts all around him. Episode Five picks up the morning following Jared’s p...

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06/20/2019
For a Ghost-Free Time, Call: Episode Five

That is right people! For a Ghost-Free Time, Call is available tomorrow! Pre order now or grab it when it releases tomorrow!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07SPVRSBD?ref_=dbs_mng_calw_4&storeType=ebooks

For a Ghost-Free Time, Call is an episodic supernatural adventure set in the emerald city of Eugene, Oregon, which follows a young man who – since he was a boy – has had the irritating ability to see ghosts all around him. Episode Five picks up the morning following Jared’s p...

Its alright, don't freak out! Episode Five of For a Ghost-Free Time, Call is coming out in just five days!! Pre-order yo...
06/15/2019
For a Ghost-Free Time, Call: Episode Five

Its alright, don't freak out! Episode Five of For a Ghost-Free Time, Call is coming out in just five days!! Pre-order your copy today on digital devices!

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For a Ghost-Free Time, Call is an episodic supernatural adventure set in the emerald city of Eugene, Oregon, which follows a young man who – since he was a boy – has had the irritating ability to see ghosts all around him. Episode Five picks up the morning following Jared’s p...

Want to get started with the spooky, funny, and intense series: For a Ghost-Free Time, Call, before Episode Five release...
06/11/2019
‎For a Ghost-Free Time, Call

Want to get started with the spooky, funny, and intense series: For a Ghost-Free Time, Call, before Episode Five releases later this month? Pick up Episode One and see how it all began. Then, each subsequent episode is only $.99, including the latest installment releasing on June 20th!

Pick up Episode One here or on you favorite ebook device and start your paranormal journey today!
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‎Sci-Fi & Fantasy · 2016

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06/11/2019
For a Ghost-Free Time, Call: Episode Five

Pre-order early and be ready to dive in to the latest installment of For a Ghost-Free Time, Call. Episode Five drops on June 20th! Pre-order on your favorite eBook device today!
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For a Ghost-Free Time, Call is an episodic supernatural adventure set in the emerald city of Eugene, Oregon, which follows a young man who – since he was a boy – has had the irritating ability to see ghosts all around him. Episode Five picks up the morning following Jared’s p...

Heard about this great episodic series but not sure where to start? Download the first episode of For a Ghost-Free Time,...
06/08/2019
Sean Kelly

Heard about this great episodic series but not sure where to start? Download the first episode of For a Ghost-Free Time, Call absolutely FREE on iBooks, Nook, and Kindle devices today and get caught up before Episode Five drops on June 20th!

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06/07/2019
For a Ghost-Free Time, Call: Episode Five

It's been a long time coming, so brace yourselves. Episode Five of For a Ghost-Free Time, Call is right around the corner and it's a doozy. Pre-purchase now and be ready to dive into the latest chapter of the episodic series on June 20th! Pick up Episode Five on iBooks, Nook, and Kindle devices for the great price of only $.99!

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For a Ghost-Free Time, Call is an episodic supernatural adventure set in the emerald city of Eugene, Oregon, which follows a young man who – since he was a boy – has had the irritating ability to see ghosts all around him. Episode Five picks up the morning following Jared’s p...

We’re not really sure if this is some kind of sick joke—it’s way past April Fool’s Day so can’t be that...It SEEMS that ...
05/06/2019

We’re not really sure if this is some kind of sick joke—it’s way past April Fool’s Day so can’t be that...

It SEEMS that Dustin has finished the book he’s been working on for the last decade, but that just doesn’t seem likely. If it’s true, this thing better be good because we want to publish the damn thing already!

We’ll keep you posted as we know more. He even hinted at allowing us to post an excerpt or two over the next few months to give you an idea what he spent such a God-awful amount of time working on. Stay tuned! In the meantime, do us a favor and share this with your friends who might be interested. We’d sure appreciate it, and we know Dustin would be grateful, too.

Thanks!
- EI

Something fresh this way comes...This morning, we’re in the beautiful Wallace M Ruff Jr. Memorial Park out in Thurston, ...
10/13/2018

Something fresh this way comes...

This morning, we’re in the beautiful Wallace M Ruff Jr. Memorial Park out in Thurston, reading through something new from Sean Kelly. It’s off to a great start, so stay tuned for more info!

08/23/2018
Sean Kelly

Exciting! We can't wait to read it and find out what happens next!

Lately, writing has been tough. With a thousand excuses at my fingertips, it's easiest to just say, I haven't had the energy to pour myself into a story. The few times I have, I would be struck by a new idea for a different story I'd like to tell or a genre I haven't dabbled in yet. But every day I set foot in my day job, all I can think about is the next episode of "For a Ghost-Free Time, Call." and what's beyond that. Suffice it to say, episode five is definitely coming, just taking a little (ok, a lot) longer than expected.

Sometimes when motivation just can't seem to find you, you have to go and find it and force yourself to accomplish something. This is me, doubling down, letting the world know that episode five is going to get done!
Keep an eye out, i'll post a little more often about the upcoming episode and an ETA as soon as I have one. It's the least I can do for the thousands of people who've downloaded and enjoyed the series. I wouldn't have the opportunity to tell this story and so many others if it weren't for all of you!

Thanks again and here's to the next chapter coming your way soon!

It's here! The fourth installment in "For a Ghost-Free Time, Call" is available for purchase on iBooks, Nook, and Kindle...
04/15/2018
For a Ghost-Free Time, Call: Episode Four

It's here! The fourth installment in "For a Ghost-Free Time, Call" is available for purchase on iBooks, Nook, and Kindle for only $.99! Download your copy and continue the paranormal adventure in the Emerald City of Eugene today.

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For a Ghost-Free Time, Call is an episodic supernatural adventure set in the emerald city of Eugene, Oregon which follows a young man, who–since he was a boy–has had the irritating ability to see ghosts all around him. Episode Four begins shortly after a startling revelation about t...

Experience the next chapter in "For a Ghost-Free Time, Call" Tomorrow! Hop on your favorite e-reader and pre-order now o...
04/14/2018
For a Ghost-Free Time, Call: Episode Four

Experience the next chapter in "For a Ghost-Free Time, Call" Tomorrow! Hop on your favorite e-reader and pre-order now or grab it on launch day for just $.99!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BS73MXM/ref=series_dp_rw_ca_4

For a Ghost-Free Time, Call is an episodic supernatural adventure set in the emerald city of Eugene, Oregon which follows a young man, who–since he was a boy–has had the irritating ability to see ghosts all around him. Episode Four begins shortly after a startling revelation about t...

Don't forget, "For a Ghost-Free Time, Call: Episode Four" will be available in just three days! Pre-order now on iBooks,...
04/13/2018
For a Ghost-Free Time, Call: Episode Four

Don't forget, "For a Ghost-Free Time, Call: Episode Four" will be available in just three days! Pre-order now on iBooks, Nook, or Kindle for only $.99!

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For a Ghost-Free Time, Call is an episodic supernatural adventure set in the emerald city of Eugene, Oregon which follows a young man, who–since he was a...

Just one week away from the release of "For a Ghost-Free Time, Call: Episode Four"! You'll be able to pick up this episo...
04/08/2018
For a Ghost-Free Time, Call: Episode Four

Just one week away from the release of "For a Ghost-Free Time, Call: Episode Four"! You'll be able to pick up this episode for only $.99 on April 15th. You can even head over to iBooks, Nook, or Kindle RIGHT NOW and pre-order your copy and it'll download on release day!

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For a Ghost-Free Time, Call is an episodic supernatural adventure set in the emerald city of Eugene, Oregon which follows a young man, who–since he was a boy–has had the irritating ability to see ghosts all around him. Episode Four begins shortly after a startling revelation about t...

We wanted to post this yesterday, but we couldn't think of a clever way to post it without people thinking it was an Apr...
04/03/2018
For a Ghost-Free Time, Call: Episode Four

We wanted to post this yesterday, but we couldn't think of a clever way to post it without people thinking it was an April Fool's Day joke. So, today, we're here to let you know that the fourth episode of Sean Kelly's "For a Ghost-Free Time, Call" will be available on April 15th! You'll be able to pick up your copy on Kindle, Nook, or iBooks for only $.99!

We hope you're as excited as we are for the latest chapter in the ghostly series, and if you are, you can pre-order it now or grab it on April 15th!

https://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Free-Time-Call-Episode-Four-ebook/dp/B07BS73MXM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1522718889&sr=8-2&keywords=for+a+ghost+free+time+call&dpID=51Qee29kvBL&preST=_SY445_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

For a Ghost-Free Time, Call is an episodic supernatural adventure set in the emerald city of Eugene, Oregon which follows a young man, who–since he was a boy–has had the irritating ability to see ghosts all around him. Episode Four begins shortly after a startling revelation about t...

We can't let an Emerald Inkwell author's birthday pass without a gift. So, Sean Kelly, how's this? The announcement of "...
03/30/2018

We can't let an Emerald Inkwell author's birthday pass without a gift. So, Sean Kelly, how's this? The announcement of "For a Ghost-Free Time, Call: Episode Four"!

We'll have a release date for you shortly and all the usual links and details to pick up the latest installment for yourself!

"With a bolstered resolve, Jared, Dizzy, and Sam pulled an all-nighter in an attempt to solve the mystery of the city’s supernatural disasters. After discussing their eerie findings about a connection between the worst incidents, Jared sets out to investigate several sites, looking for the truth behind what links them. What he finds and drags the group into will set them on a path towards a challenge they never expected, one they might not be ready for."

Happy lucky birthday to our very own Sean Kelly!A novel and three (soon to be four) episodes of a serial published with ...
03/29/2018

Happy lucky birthday to our very own Sean Kelly!

A novel and three (soon to be four) episodes of a serial published with us and the guy's not even 30 yet! Looking forward to many more great things to come from him.

We miss him down here in Eugene, but there's a birthday beer waiting for him whenever he comes to visit. 🎉 🍻

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from us here at Emerald Inkwell! ...and Patches.Hope you’re all celebrating responsibly with a G...
03/18/2018

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from us here at Emerald Inkwell! ...and Patches.

Hope you’re all celebrating responsibly with a Guinness, Jameson, or other delicious Irish beverage. Some corned beef hash doesn’t hurt either. 🇮🇪🍺🥃🍀

Emerald Inkwell's cover photo
01/06/2018

Emerald Inkwell's cover photo

Hope everyone's 2018 is off to a great start! We want to give a huge thank-you to Corey Hurtt for providing this incredi...
01/06/2018

Hope everyone's 2018 is off to a great start! We want to give a huge thank-you to Corey Hurtt for providing this incredible photo of Mt. Jefferson in the Oregon Cascades for the background of our new and improved website.

Corey is a talented photographer who grew up in Oregon and has a passion for exploring the PNW. Check out more of his beautiful work on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hi_c_hurtt/ (@hi_c_hurtt)

Thanks again, Corey! Keep up the good work. 👍🌲📷

Happy New Year, everyone! Thank you all for your support over the past year as we've released the second and third episo...
01/01/2018
emeraldinkwell

Happy New Year, everyone! Thank you all for your support over the past year as we've released the second and third episodes of Sean Kelly's "For a Ghost-Free Time, Call." Watch for Episodes 4 and 5 in 2018.

Additionally, Dustin Taylor even says he might FINALLY finish his long-awaited first novel, "Catalyst," sometime in the first half of the year. Given his track record, only time will tell. For now, head on over to www.emeraldinkwell.com, which has undergone major cosmetic surgery, and let us know you'd like project updates sent directly to your email inbox.

We hope you're as excited as we are for the many good things coming from Emerald Inkwell in 2018!

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11/01/2017

Once you're all done with your parties or binge-eating candy tonight, whose going to be mentally preparing for National Novel Writing Month? While we're not going to be starting any new novels from scratch, we're going to take the month to try and achieve the word count goal in some of our current projects! We'd love to hear if anyone else has any grand designs for NaNoWriMo. We know we're excited to do some marathon writing, are you!?

It's that spooky time of year once again, where ghosts and monsters come out of hiding and scare the living daylights ou...
10/31/2017
For a Ghost-Free Time, Call (3 Book Series)

It's that spooky time of year once again, where ghosts and monsters come out of hiding and scare the living daylights out of us. Speaking of ghosts, what do you do while you're over-indulging in an excess of fun size candy bars? Well, we have an idea for you! Pick up the first three episodes of Sean Kelly's "For a Ghost-Free Time, Call" and experience the supernatural side of Eugene! It's a little on the lighter side, rather than scary, which means that it'll be a nice palette cleanser after the house down the block makes your heart jump out of your chest. The fourth episode is coming soon, so catch up from the beginning before the next installment arrives!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KAH6YRK/ref=series_dp_rw_ca_1

For those of you who haven't had a chance to read Sean Kelly's debut novel "The Drive Home: A Tale of Bromance and Horro...
08/25/2017
The Drive Home: A Tale of Bromance and Horror

For those of you who haven't had a chance to read Sean Kelly's debut novel "The Drive Home: A Tale of Bromance and Horror" it's available now on Kindle for only .99c! The discounted pricing will last throughout the weekend, so take a bloody (and discounted) trip through the Pacific Northwest for less than a dollar and see where it all began...

https://www.amazon.com/Drive-Home-Tale-Bromance-Horror-ebook/dp/B01BFNCK3U/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1503675755&sr=1-4

For the first time since he was fourteen, Benjamin Keller is unemployed, relatively happy and ready to pursue his new path as a writer. Ben embarks on an impromptu road trip to Washington to visit his ill father, ready to take advantage of the opportunity and write about his experiences along the...

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