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Check this page frequently for news and updates about my current and future books. Will update with relevant information as needed.

Coming Soon (2015):

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The Computer Nerd Cover Image
The Computer Nerd Cover Image

Story: The Computer Nerd

Type: Novel – Quirky Thriller

Format: Ebook

Price: $.99

Estimated Time of Arrival: October 20, 2015

Brief Synopsis: Anston comes home from a fishing trip in time to receive news that an important someone from his past may be on her way to see him. This someone, Alice, has just escaped from a psychiatric hospital, so he’s justifiably nervous to see her, as he was the one who had her committed in the first place. When they finally meet, he’s afraid for his life, but she quickly puts his fears to rest. She just wants to resume her domestic life with him, or so she says. But, given their checkered history, he’s skeptical this can work. He tries anyway. With her actions toward him proving progressively stranger, however, even for her, Anston figures out that there’s much more to her plan than she’s leading him to believe, and her intention to resume their old life may be just a ruse to gain his cooperation for something far more sinister. Now he has to come up with his own plan to counterattack her insane mission before she manages to destroy them both.

Note: This was originally a short story meant to be my sixth free ebook, due for release by early September, but recent changes have significantly affected core story elements including length and classification, and therefore I have changed the terms of its release.

Pre-order Information

Read the First Two Chapters!

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The Evil Clone of Michael K. Cover Image
The Evil Clone of Michael K. Cover Image

Story: “The Evil Clone of Michael K.”

Type: Novella – Quirky Thriller

Format: Ebook

Price: Free*

Estimated Time of Arrival: TBA (Maybe December 2015)

Brief Synopsis: Inglewood is up late one night watching the 1989 classic, Batman, when he receives distressing news on TV: an evil clone of Michael Keaton is in town, and it is terrorizing the populace. He gets nervous, as anyone would, but fortunately, the real Michael Keaton is also in town, and, using Inglewood’s assistance, he has a plan to deal with this evil clone once and for all. But will the plan work? And is the evil clone of Michael Keaton the only threat to the populace?

Note: This synopsis is based on a short story I wrote in 2006. The novella (or novel) version will be somewhat different. I’ll update the synopsis once I have most of the new version written.

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Cards in the Cloak Cover Image
Cards in the Cloak Cover Image

Story: “Cards in the Cloak”

Type: Short Story / Novelette – Adventure

Format: Ebook

Price: Free*

Estimated Time of Arrival: Late November / Early December 2015

Brief Synopsis: Norman Jenson has lived a full life during his 100 years on earth. But now he spends his days in a nursing home waking up to the sight of the graveyard outside his window, dealing with the residents who sneak into his room, and battling with the nurse who has it out for him. But he’s willing to put up with it for as long as he has to, for he’s determined to make it to the year 2000, and effectively become one of the few human beings to live during three different centuries. But he may find that difficult when, adding to his many old man’s problems, he’s now got the Grim Reaper harassing him with promises that his time is up. Not if Norman has anything to say about that!

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Fountain of Truth Cover Image
Fountain of Truth Cover Image

Story: “The Fountain of Truth”

Type: Short Story / Vignette – Fable

Format: Ebook

Price: Free*

Estimated Time of Arrival: Christmas 2015

Brief Synopsis: It’s Christmas Day, and all around the restaurant, guests are confessing unbelievable truths to their friends and families. Does Valiant the server have anything to do with it?

Note: This is one of my flash fiction pieces (just over 1000 words), and is the story I like to post on Facebook every Christmas. I’ll be releasing it as a gift to readers (and fans???) to close out such a productive year of ebooks and to say thanks for my readers’ support.

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Coming Soon (2016):

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Story: Sweat of the Nomad

Type: Novel – Adventure Thriller

Format: Ebook

Price: $2.99

Estimated Time of Arrival: June 17, 2016**

Brief Synopsis: Jamie has been hiding out as a homeless person ever since his former employer figured out a way to oust him from his home and steal his wife away. But, as the hottest day on record gets hotter, and a gang of arsonists edge ever closer to his alley with their pyromaniac agenda, Jamie decides it’s time to work his way back home and reclaim it from the usurper who continues to ensure that he stays far away.

Info: Sweat of the Nomad Page

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Story: Zipwood Studios

Type: Novel – Quirky Thriller

Format: Ebook

Price: $2.99

Estimated Time of Arrival: August 19, 2016**

Brief Synopsis: Ian gets a job as a custodian at the secluded movie studio, Zipwood Studios. But his mentor, a man who used to be important in Hollywood, leads him on a strange journey to find out why everyone at the studio has suddenly begun acting very, very strange. As they face a growing roster of unusual or even horrific encounters, they decide they must, somehow, confront the head of the studio to find out what’s going on. Only, he may be carrying a secret that could undermine everything they both believe in about Hollywood and how it makes entertainment.

Info: Zipwood Studios Page

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Story: Teenage American Dream

Type: Novel – Coming of Age Thriller

Format: Ebook

Price: $2.99

Estimated Time of Arrival: April 30, 2016

Brief Synopsis: Eric is a delinquent slacker who is supposed to graduate high school in two months. But he doesn’t really have the grades to pull it off – he’s great at math, but terrible at everything else. And he’s okay with that. If he fails, he gets to spend another year at school, and that means another year at home avoiding “the real world.” But after a meeting between his parents and the principal gets heated and a bet about Eric’s abilities as a student is made, Eric soon realizes that he may not have a place to call home if he fails to graduate with anything less than honors. And the principal, who has his own agenda, is also fine with him failing; in fact, he is happy to make sure he fails.

Info: Teenage American Dream Page

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The following list contains stories that are already written, mostly written, or in advanced planning stages, but need revisions or modifications to become suitable for ebooks. Although I would like to release them in the next two to three years, it depends on my momentum and their entertainment value. Some books, I may also attempt to use to land an agent and traditional publisher, so the following list is tentative only.

TBA 2016:

Uncomfortable (late summer, early fall) (novella)

“Paperweight” (January or February) (short story)

“Waterfall Junction and the Narrow Bridge” (Easter) (two short stories)

Multiple Shades of Blue (TBD) (Contains “Shade of Blue,” “Alternative Shade of Blue,” and at least one to three new stories involving the same characters)

My First Mullet (fall) (mashup – ridiculous mullet-themed poetry, short stories, essays, and scripts)

“One Alone, One Forgotten” (TBD) (short story)

The King of Checkmates (summer) (series starter, Pawn of Justice, prequel to A Modern-day Fantasy series)

TBA 2017:

Pawn of Justice (Books 2 and 3)

A Modern-day Fantasy (Books 1 – 5)

Keep checking back for additions and changes to this list as they’re made.

Released:

Note: Synopsis and purchasing info can be found on these books’ respective page links.

Story: “Shell Out”

Type: Short Story – Coming of Age Comedy

Format: Ebook

Price: Free

Released: May 29, 2015

Info: Shell Out Page

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Story: “Eleven Miles from Home”

Type: Short Story – Coming of Age Breakup Drama (Two-Person POV Narrative Essay Format)

Format: Ebook

Price: Free

Released: June 7, 2015

Info: Eleven Miles from Home Page

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Story: “Amusement”

Type: Short Story / Novelette – Humorous Psychological Thriller

Format: Ebook

Price: Free

Released: June 12, 2015

Info: Amusement Page

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Story: “When Cellphones Go Crazy”

Type: Short Story – Quirky Psychological Drama

Format: Ebook

Price: Free

Released: July 18, 2015

Info: When Cellphones Go Crazy Page

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Story: “The Celebration of Johnny’s Yellow Rubber Ducky”

Type: Short Story / Novelette – Coming of Age Adventure (w/ Multiple POV)

Format: Ebook

Price: Free

Released: August 5, 2015

Info: The Celebration of Johnny’s Yellow Rubber Ducky Page

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Story: Lightstorm

Type: Novella – Adventure

Format: Ebook

Price: Free

Released: September 20, 2015

Info: Lightstorm Page

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*Free books are conditional on final word count. I try to keep books under 25,000 words free, except in the case of story or poetry collections. Books ranging from 25,000 – 40,000 words I’ll charge $.99 (unless I’m introducing a series, in which case I’ll most likely keep it free). Anything above 40,000 words will be priced according to various factors including length, genre, and placement within a series, with $2.99 being the most common price. I do not price based on quality. I feel the same way about all of my books, which is that you should read all of them.

**Release dates are set according to seasonal relevance and the amount of time I think I need to finish them. They are subject to change (most likely to something sooner).

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