NaNoWriMo 2021 - New Untiled Quaraun Novel - being written live on Twitch - the WiP vomit draft for you to read as I write it is HERE |


You have reached Maine's largest and most trafficked website. 

The official website of Stephen King's Thinner Gypsies

As of February 2021, we are now getting up to 7 MILLION visits per day!

This is the home page of

Maine author, artist, Voodoo Priestess, Gypsy Queen, and art car designer:

EelKat Wendy Christine Allen

Chances are high, I'm the most famous person, you'll ever meet.

I am EelKat

The REAL Gypsy Witch Stephen King based his Thinner Gypsy witch off of

and owner of the REAL World's Most Haunted car,

the car Stephen King based his fictional Christine off of,

My family, we are the Gypsies you see in The Thinner, the movie was filmed on my farm,

Founder of The Procter & Gamble Boycott

EelKat of Squidoo, EelKat Voice of the Voiceless.

EelKat Etiole's Friend.

We are the Gypsies of Old Orchard Beach, Saco, Biddeford, Scarborough, Wells, Kennebunk, Sanford, Bangor, and Palmyra, Maine.

This website started in 1996 and is updated, edited, and added to daily. (NOTE do keep in mind since the April 10, 2015 murder of my children, this site is no longer updated daily, and very few new writing articles are added any more - since 2015 updates have been about weekly and usually are about the continued ongoing investigation into the murder of my family.) 

As of 2021 it has more than 10,000 pages. However, only around 2,000 pages are indexed by search engines (robot blockers and/or passwords, prevent the rest from being findable by Google/Bing/Yahoo/etc.). Around 8,000 pages can only be accessed by clicking on direct links to them. The links are found on other pages on this site. Confusing? Perhaps. But whenever one of those difficult to find 8,000 pages gets traffic, I know that you are VERY dedicated in reading what I wrote or doing some stalker level digging to reach those search engine inaccessible pages and I'd rather not waste my time writing stuff for uninterested parties, plus it's fascinating to see how deep some people are willing dig to find every last word I wrote.

I published my first novel in 1978. Since then I have published 138 novels, 30 non-fiction books, 2,000+ short stories, a dozen plays, a few comic book scripts for Disney's Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck comics, a few dozen novellas, and 10,000+ non-fiction articles.

I am asexual and famous for 4 decades of writing 100% sexless stories, laced in extreme blood-gore-and-violence. But in spite of that, in recent years, most people classify me as an Erotica author. I don't know why, as I've never written Erotica or even any sex scenes, and as I am a nun, raised as such from the age of 3, I wouldn't even know how to write sex or Erotica. If you came here looking for sex, BDSM, Erotica, or Dominatrix's, please return to whomever sent you and tell them to burn in Hell where their immoral ass belongs. Also, do tell me their name so I can put a curse on them, so they will never enjoy sex ever again, to punish them for spreading lies about me and connecting my name to anything related to sex at all. I find sex vile and despicable and want no part of your perverse degradation near me.

All of my fiction works are about Alien Elf Wizards who live in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. All of my non-fiction works are about the history of Maine, it's Gypsy Clans, and most especially Old Orchard Beach the town which was settled and founded by my family.

Most of these pages answer reader questions on the worldbuilding, character creating, plotting, writing, editing, and publishing process of my work. 

Others are on the history of my people, The Gypsies of Maine, our culture, our lifestyle, our cars, and our religion.

The rest of the pages are daily updates of the terrorist attacks by Maine's White Supremacists on my non-white family, including updates of the FBI investigation of the April 10, 2015 murder of my children.


Due to the murder of my family and the resulting court cases, police investigations, and FBI investigations, I no longer have time to daily update this website.

Likewise ALL novel, short story, and article writing projects are on hiatus.

All book releases, book signings, workshops, and convention appearances for 2015 (and unknown amount of time after) are on hold while the murder investigation of my family is ongoing.

Writing advice for the worldbuilding, character creation, and other writing how to articles are on hold.

From now on, the bulk of updates here will be about the investigation into the murder of my family.

No, NOT just THIS author website, not JUST the EelKat pename, not just self published books: ALL 15 (fifteen) of my penames are on hiatus, that includes traditional published books as well, newspaper reporting jobs, editing jobs, my work for Harlequin Romance Novels, my work for Disney... EVERYTHING is on hiatus. Every publishing house I work for, every series I write, every penname I write under: they are ALL on hiatus, ALL projects.

There is NOTHING being published under ANY penname, not for ANY series, not for ANY publisher, from 2015 onward. EVERYTHING is on hold due to the murder of my family. I do not know when or even if, any of the projects will be restarted or finished.

Yes, BOTH the magazines I owned are indefinitely shut down because of this as well, with no plans for either magazine to return. The publishing house I own is also closed to submissions from now on, we will no longer be publishing anything. It is unlikely we will reopen the publishing house either.

All book signing tours, workshops, letures, PAX events, ComicCon events, carnival/festival/state fair/car show events are also canceled. I will not be attending ANY of them. If a venue still has my name listed as a guest/speaker/etc it is because they've not yet removed it. I WILL NOT be there, no matter where it is! 


The ONLY thing continuing from this point on, is THIS website, where I'll post updates on the murder investigation, hopefully every week, but, you know how it is when 10 members of your family are beheaded, it's kind of difficult to have a schedule for anything anymore.

April 10, 2015 my 12 children were kidnapped,
from 146 Portland Ave. Old Orchard Beach, Maine.

May 15, 2015, ten of their heads were nailed to my door.

Do you have information?

FBI Agent Andy Drewer out of the 
Portland, Maine FBI office is in charge of the case.

If you have information about the April 10, 2015 murder of my family 
or any of the attacks on our home and relatives, give it to him not me.
He can be reached @ +1-(207)-774-9322 

Paid Books Get More Readers
Than Free Books?
(Pricing Your Books &
How SEO Affects Sales) 

Paid Books Get More Readers Than Free Books? (Pricing Your Books & How SEO Affects Sales) 

Paid Books Get More Readers Than Free Books?
(Pricing Your Books & How SEO Affects Sales) 

>>I think I might just start charging like $3 or something, considering it might actually attract more people.

But are you sure $3 is enough? That's still an "amature self pubbed book by an author with no self confidence in their work" price range. Readers tend to gage the value of an author's confidence in the quality of the book, by the price the author charges, so yes, high priced self-pubbed books DO sell more then the freebies and cheapies.

If you are talking about short stories, then $2.99 per short is fine.

If you are talking about novels $2.99 is still too low to attract the "normal" ebook readers.

Did you know you can self publish comic on Kindle now? You might want to check that out.

I've found that readers tend to not trust any self-pubbed author who lacks the confidence to price their book competitively. The mind set seems to be "All these ebooks are $7.99 to $12.99, why is this one only $2.99? There must be something wrong with it. Bet it wasn't edited."

many newbie self published authors contact me with similar questions. They'll give me some story of how they were told to have a perma-free book for a "lead in" and then only publish the rest of their books for .99c. Then they say how they did this and can't get sales.

They then ask me how in the heck I can possibly get so many sales when my books are SOOOOOOOOOOOOO expensive.

What are my book prices?


  • Flash Fiction/1,000 word stories = .99c (.35c earnings)
  • Short Stories/up to 5,000 word stories = $1.99 (.69c earnings)
  • Short Stories/up to 10,000 word stories = $2.99 ($2.09 earnings)
  • Novellas/up to 75,000 word stories = $4.99 ($3.49 earnings)
  • Novels/up to 300,000 word stories = $7.99 ($5.59 earnings)


  • Short Story Collections (150k words total) = $14.99 ($3.50 earnings)
  • Novella Collections (150k words total) = $14.99 ($3.50 earnings)
  • Novels/up to 300,000 word stories = $14.99 ($3.50 earnings)

I'm kind of living proof that readers are more likely to buy an expensive book then read a free book. And if you look at other self pubbers who get sales, they have similar prices; but you look at the ones who struggle for sales... they are the ones doing the freebie/.99c/$2.99 novels.

The thing is, if the author thinks it's not good enough to even TRY to make a living off it, readers immediately assume there must be something wrong with the book. People who buy eBooks are used to paying $5 for a King short story and $20 for a King novel.

Look at the price range of trade pubbed ebooks in your genre and price match your books to them.

>>however much it takes to get on the New York Times bestseller list.

a book has to sell 1million copies within the first 6 months of publication to be a NYTBestseller.

Most books on that list are all by 3 mega giant publishing houses.

Most of the books on the list, DID NOT sell 1million copies to HUMAN READERS to get on the list.

It is a common book marketing practice for the mega giant publishing houses to order a million copies of their book, to be delivered to a book store warehouse, then buy back those 1 million copies first day of release and simply toss the books is a paper shredder.

If you are not with one of the publishers who does this form of book marketing, you'll never become a NYT Bestseller.

>>When it comes to piracy or libraries, I don't think it makes a difference.

except libraries don't pay bookstore retail prices for books - they pay several hundred dollars for the exact same paperback that everyone else bought for $5 at a bookstore. Same goes for ebooks. Library not only buy the book, but they buy the right to distribute it for free as well. This is why so few self-pubbed books get into libraries...self pubbed authors neglect to get their books listed in the catalogs that sell books to libraries. Legally libraries can't even take a donated copy of a free book the author hand delivered to them either.

>>I'm lucky to get double digit views.

I'm guessing for your OP that you own your own website and it still very new/under a year old? If this is the case, then I think I might know what is wrong and how to fix it.

It sounds like your website has not been indexed by Google Search Engine yet.

Do you own the website (own the domain/.com address) or are you putting them up on some place like Wattpad or Medium or DeviantArt or Tumblr or some other type of site?

I ask because often an issue of views has nothing to do with the writing itself and is instead an issue of SEO.

If you own the url of the site, try changing the titles of each page to something like:

  • Comic Title: Episode 1 Part 3 | Free Web Comic To Read Online!

Then be sure to have that same thing in the description, the meta tags, and the sub-headings.

>>Weirdly enough, random chapters deep into an arc get a hundred reads somehow, but my personal favorites stay under ten.

Pay careful attention to the titles, headings, sub-headings, and meta tags on each of those pages. How are they different?

Chances are that the ones getting a few hundred views have something in the title that is good SEO juice and getting them into Google's search results, while the ones with only 10 views are lacking those things.

Again, try changing the titles and see if that helps.

Also, if you own the domain, then you should have access to the .xml file. If you do, this is VERY important.

It'll look something like:

  • or
  • or
  • or

something of that nature.

for example mine on my own site looks like this:

This is the single most important thing a website needs for SEO, and it's often the thing neglected by the bulk of webmasters because so few SEO "guru"s ever mention it, as they are too busy trying to sell you keyword lists and email lists..

I've been doing SEO for sites since 2007 and one thing I've learned is you can go without keywords and you can go without email lists, but you CAN NOT go without submitting your .xml file to the Google index. This is an absolute MUSt.

Google CAN NOT find your pages unless one of 2 things happens:

  • some site bigger then your's links back to you
  • you submit your .xml file to the Google index


If you have NOT manually submitted your .xml file to the Google index, then you are NOT in the Google index and you will NOT receive site traffic from Google search engine!

This means you will ONLY be getting traffic from direct clicks on links you shared via Twitter, FaceBook, etc.

If your site us under THREE YEARS OLD Google WILL NOT send search spider bots to find it; ALL sites under 3 years old are BLOCKED by Google UNLESS they manually submitted their .xml file to Google!

Once you have found your site's .xml file, now you need to sign up for Google Analytics AND Google Search Console (2 seperate accounts) and Bing Webmaster Tools. Each of those 3 accounts is going to give you an html/javascript code to add to the header of your site.

Once you have done this, wait about 24 hours for your site traffic to start showing up on each of these 3 dashboards...

now, on each of these dashboards, you'll find a place that says "Submit Site Map", click that link, and paste your .xml file into the box.

Now in each of those 3 dashboards, look for the "Fetch As Google" "Fetch as Bing" ""Fetch & Render" links. On each of those pages, again submit your .xml url.

Now, you've one more step.

On your website, build a new page, and title it something like "Site Map Index". On this page, type the title of EVERY SINGLE PAGE of your website, into a long list. It doesn't matter if your site has 1,000+ pages, this is a MUST, if you want to be indexed by Google. Once you have done this, now turn each of those titles into a link to it's page. (The one I built for my site looks like this, to give you an idea of what it is you should be doing: ) When you get done you will have a long list of links, linking to every page on your site.

Now go to Google Search Console > Crawl > Fetch As Google

Select "Fetch As Google", it'll open a popup asking you which option you want to use. Select the option that says"Request indexing for URL and linked pages"

Submit this list of links.

In most cases, within 48 hours of doing these steps, your site will be added to the Google Index, and spiders will start going out every 3 days to search your site for updates and new pages.

After a week, go to Google Search Console and check your dashboard, to find out how many pages have been indexed. It'll also tell you which pages were NOT indexed and what violations the page is doing to prevent it from being indexed. It'll tell you how to correct the issue, and then provide you with a place to re-submit that page so Google can index it.

Once you are in the index, it'll take about 6 months, before your site will be fully sorted by keywords and such. However, at around 6 months after you submit your .xml and site map link pages to the Google index, you will start to see a dramatic increase in traffic to your site.

You'll go from a few hits a day to hundreds of hits a day. Within a year of submitting these 2 pages to the index, you'll start getting 1,000+ views a day.

If your site is under 3 years old, Google will place "rank blockers" on it, so you will never rank on page 1 of a Google search result. However, once your site is 3 years old, Google removes this and you'll suddenly on the 3 year anniversary of your site, find yourself ranking on page 1 of Google and getting tens of thousands of page views.

Once your site hits 5 years old, and again at 10 years old, you'll get Google rank boosts again, and each time you'll see traffic doubling.

In most cases of a site getting low views, it is nearly always because they did not know about the requirement of manually submitting the .xml page and the link filled site index page to Google.

In most cases, once a site submits those 2 pages to Google, it'll see a dramatic increase in traffic about 6 months later.

Hope that helps.

So, I was over on Reddit, you like I often am, and found this question. And answered it, like I do. However, the answer I initially gave was a simple generic answer. If you want to read my original answer unaltered, simply click on Reddit's embed feature links which Reddit provides for webmasters to be able to post their answers on their websites, while linking back to the original thread on Reddit (if you didn't know Reddit offered and encouraged the use of this feature, look for it in the "share" features underneath every post, comment, and reply on Reddit).

I am answering random questions today about world building, over on Reddit and decided to take my answers from there and expand upon them even further over here. So that's what this page is. Me rambling on about various aspects of world building techniques I use when writing the Quaraun series. The questions I am answering are embedded here. Clicking the link in the embedded question will take you to the original Reddit page where you can see the original answer along with other people's answers. If you wish to comment, you can do so on the Reddit page where a place to do so is provided.

In any case, as with all of my Reddit answers found on my site here, my original post on Reddit is much shorter then the article here.

Crosspost & Embed Features Are Now Live & Out Of Beta! Yay! (I've Been Beta Testing Both For The Last 6 Months Or So Now Everyone Can Use Them! Go Ahead And Share Any Post You Make or Find Here Via Embed and/or Crosspost! Have Fun!) from StorylWritersGroup

Ads by Amazon