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On This Day Pre-Y2K

In addition to all the book-related information you’d expect to find on an author’s site, has a special section I’d like to highlight.

The End as I Know It is set in 1998, and it’s about a young man plagued by obsessive fear of the Y2K computer bug. Much of his paranoia stems from his immersion in the online Y2K community. To give readers and prospective readers a non-fictionalized look at what that community was like during the timeframe of the novel, I’ve created (and solemnly vow to keep updating) On This Day Pre-Y2K.

The quotations you’ll find there will be drawn from a variety of sources, but primarily from three.

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Welcome to

Hi. I’m Kevin Shay. My first novel, The End as I Know It: A Novel of Millennial Anxiety, is coming out next week. In conjunction with the release of the book, I’m launching this site and blog.

Although I’ve worked extensively with blogging software, I’ve never actually published a personal blog before, and frankly, it was on my list of things I sort of hoped to go to my grave without having done. But publication has forced my hand, so here we are. It promises to be a thrilling foray into the world of unasked-for self-disclosure.

Those of you who have visited my other site will be relieved to learn that I am far too lazy to attempt to integrate all the stuff there into this site. So except for the “Writing” section being moved to the Other Writing section here, will remain moribund as is for the time being. will focus on the novel, this blog, and other writing-related material.


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