Author Story: Stuart Fabe

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1106 Design

September 18, 2023

Stuart Fabe is the author of ten novels, including his six-book Clay Arnold series, The Write House, Kindred Spirits, and his most recent novel, Given Names. The Write House was a project intended to help Fabe develop new characters and research early aviation in WWI and post-war America, though it was inspired by people and places in Fabe’s community, including his friends and their house, which is “a magnificent Victorian mansion in a secluded, sylvan area.” In fact, he set the story in his hometown of Greencastle, Indiana, in 1920. “Our friends are also pilots, so I found the combination of their home and their aviation background intriguing.”

From the back cover:

Set in Putnam County, Indiana, in 1920, The Write House is an intriguing suspense story featuring Delano and Caroline Engel, who are among the leaders in the surge of civil aviation in post-WW1 America.

Upon flying their Curtiss Jenny aeroplane, they spot a strange, forgotten house whose roof tower stretches high above the treetops. They buy the home and soon learn about its former owners and a strange book possessing the sum knowledge of the Tamberg Magical Dynasty.

“There will be turmoil,” the book warns, and that turmoil takes the form of the Engels’ infant being kidnapped, and the heroic efforts that they and a determined police detective must go through to safely rescue the child.

Why Fabe Self-Published

The part of the publishing process that was hardest for Fabe was the reason he ultimately decided to self-publish. With earlier works, he attempted to land a literary agent, which was fruitless.

Though he has happily published his work, he writes for his own enjoyment. Of his writing process he says, “Despite being an English Literature major in college, I never thought that I would be an author. Then, when I retired from my charitable fundraising career, I sat down and wrote my first novel nine years ago. It wasn’t very good, but over time, I got better and found that I enjoyed researching and writing suspense stories. It’s a very liberating experience. I write for myself, and if other people like my stories, then so much the better.”

His books are now available “worldwide with online booksellers like Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and eBay to name a few. Plus, I sell books in my hometown via our local bookstore, public library, and through personal connections.” Fabe worked with 1106 Design for all ten of his books. His latest is a fiction novel called Given Names. Kindred Spirits is the sequel to The Write House.

Fabe’s Advice

“Write about something that personally fascinates and entertains you. I’m not sure that readers really are looking to be ‘educated’ as much as entertained!” And once it comes time for you to publish your work, “just choose a reputable and experienced design firm like 1106 Design…. 1106 Design provided proofreading, interior layout and design, and full cover design. Moreover, the staff at 1106 Design have a well-developed knowledge about the self-publishing business and contacts with world-wide booksellers.”

If you’d like any help with your publishing journey, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We provide a full range of services tailored to your specific needs, along with our signature hand-holding to make the publishing process as seamless as possible. Contact us to learn more.


The Write House : A Novella

Author: Stuart Fabe

Genre: Fiction, Suspense/Mystery

Link to Amazon Book Page: https://www.amazon.com/Write-House-Novella-Stuart-Fabe-ebook/dp/B0B3DK91JN/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+write+house+stuart+fabe&qid=1695051245&sr=8-1

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