Asylum817 Productions

Skies of Madness Authors, Lend me Your Ears!!!!

Well, not literally. I'm not starting a collection of ears.
However, Skies of Madness is nearing publication. The first draft is still being worked on, but it is nearly all the way there. The second, third and more as needed drafts will go quickly. Like, within a few weeks. So, the time to hold this book in your hands is nearly upon us!!!! I need a few things from you lovely, lovely authors, so let us tackle one thing at a time, ok? I'm going to kind of section this off to make it easier to read. These are the things I need to get from each and all of you before Skies of Madness is published. There is no timeframe on this right now, no definite date I need it at the moment, but the sooner the better.

Author Materials

As promised, all of you will be featured right here on this website. What I need from all of you is a headshot. A photo of yourself that we can display here on the site. Make it a decent photo where you can be well-seen. No one else in the background. Just a well-lit, well-taken picture of you. Also, I will need a one-paragraph bio of yourself. If you need to see a good example of one, take a gander at the OUR AUTHORS page. These I'll need you to e-mail to us at so we can get the site stuff worked out and your beautiful selves on here in all your glory!!!



Legal Stuff

Yep. Legal stuff regarding Skies of Madness. All of you will be required to sign a contract. Don't worry, it isn't all written in that legalese crap. All layman terms and easy to read. 

NOTE: You absolutely MUST read the entire contract and understand it. This contract includes stuff regarding the sales of Skies of Madness, how it will be marketed, your rights, your rights and stipulations of advertising the book. your rights as far as selling the book on your own and some EXTREMELY important information, so please read it. Look it over. Meditate on it. Take a bath with it. But please, do not kiss it. That would be gross. Kissing it in the bath is OK because it'll be wet, but clean.

 All jokes aside, I cannot express the importance of reading this thing in its entirety, understanding it and calling/emailing me if you have any questions or concerns. I stress again, we are not your typical publisher and I HATE publishing contracts, but that is just the name of the game. Watching out for your asses and our own. It is the world we live in and I re-wrote a lot of the contract myself because I wanted it to be easier to understand, more fair and protected you more than what our lawyer initially wrote. His heart was in the right place, but I had to re-write a lot of it because sadly, the man was born without a personality.

I will need all of you to email me at Put CONTRACT in all caps in the subject line. In the body of the email, type anything. All I need is the subject line to say CONTRACT. I will then send you a copy of the contract itself. it needs to be printed, signed and mailed to this address:


Billie Dean Shoemate III

131 Reid Circle

Apartment 10

Paducah, KY 42003


Don't want to sign it? That's okay. No one is forcing you to. Just know that we will be an author short ;) Please, call me at 270-519-2362 or email me at if you need ANYTHING. 


-Billie Dean Shoemate III

CEO, Asylum817 Productions