Short stories and essays by Shaun Costello, as well as excerpts from manuscripts in progress.


Le Journal d’un Pornographe Unrepentant
Par Shaun Costello

It took ten years to complete this

It took ten years to complete this

The finished manuscript. Just over ninety thousand words. It took me ten years to complete this book. I gave up many times along the way, stunned by the universal rejection I had received. Then, a year or so later, I would start again, find another agent willing to take it on, and get hammered with rejection once again. I don’t take rejection well. But now, thanks to a French publisher, it’s finally finished. A hard cover edition will be available, in French, in October 2016, at book stores in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Canada. Thank you to all of my friends who kept after me to finish it: Gil Markle, Thomas Eikrem, Andy Waller, Jeff Eagle, Robin Bougie, Mike Forhan, Mary Jo Rayfield, Elizabeth Main, and many others. If I have forgotten you, go out and buy a gun and shoot me. Thanks to Congress, you won’t need a background check.

This was the original cover idea. The French publisher, 2B2M, wants to go in an another direction

This was the original cover idea. The French publisher, 2B2M, wants to go in an another direction

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6 responses

  1. Jeff

    So happy for you, Shaun! It’s amazing!!

    June 21, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    • I couldn’t have done this without your help, Jeff. You’ve made canny suggestions, and spotted endless mistakes.

      June 21, 2016 at 4:17 pm

  2. Congratulations you crazy democratic bastard! God bless you. God, guns, and the freedom of speech…even lunatics like you can express yourself freely…seriously, I hope that you are doing well my friend. Tom Yanoti. P.S., I am now writing for …check me out…don’t worry Satan won’t be mad at you for crossing over to the other side…anyone but Hillary/Trump 2016! Dear God, please bring a third party miracle to our depraved nation…guns for sons of liberty!

    June 21, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    • Hey there Tom. Today France, tomorrow…..well, sounds like something Hitler said.

      June 27, 2016 at 12:22 pm

  3. Albert Mudat

    VIVE LA FRANCE! (lol)

    So Shaun you’re like Henry Miller : a pornographer first published in France then published in your homeland.
    Miller/Costello : you’re in good company! 😉

    October 30, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    • Thanks Albert. The book should be in stores in March of 2017.

      October 31, 2016 at 6:15 am

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