The followup to my 2011 post-apocalyptic thriller Into the Badlands is undergoing a final proofread as we speak. I expect to get it back next week, after which I’ll fix any errors and then give the thing a final read through.
If all goes well, I’ll publish on or before December 1, 2013. Beyond the Badlands will be published through my LLC, available first as an ebook from all major ebooksellers. A paperback edition will follow.
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I’m thrilled to announce the release of my latest novel, The Desolate. Here’s the blurb:
In an attempt to rebuild his life from the wreckage of a failed marriage, Scott Stevenson moves to a small town miles away from the problems of his former life. There he buys a new home, makes a friend, and even catches the eye of a local girl.
But something is very wrong in this idyllic, Midwestern town.
Mutilated bodies of young women are turning up, chilling displays of savage brutality the town has never before seen. The victims all bear a striking resemblance to the new lady in Scott’s life and, worse still, the law is more than suspicious of the “new guy in town”.
Scott soon finds himself in the way of a killer. Fearful for the safety of his girlfriend and himself, Scott must tap into his darker side, his evil side, in order to survive.
There he’ll discover a path to a place more desolate than he could ever imagine.
The Desolate is a fast-paced horror thriller filled with murder, suspense, mystery, and deception. This book contains strong language and graphic scenes of violence. It is recommended only for mature audiences.
The book is available now for the Kindle and in paperback. Check it out if you get the chance!
I finally got around to buying a Kindle.
I’ve been reading on PDAs and the iPhone for years now; I haven’t picked up a paper book since 2006. I liked that I could carry multiple books on a single device and that I could read anywhere with it.
But once I got the Kindle I realized it’s an even better experience.
It’s everything that’s good about a paper book, without the bad. I ponied up for the 3G model so I could connect anywhere. No monthly fee. Stores 3000 books, 1-2 months battery life (with wifi off). The touch screen is incredibly intuitive and easy to use. The display is great; it reads like paper.
I’ve bought quite a few new books after I bought this and I’ve finished reading several more over the past two weeks. I’m reading like I used to fifteen years ago: voraciously.
And I’m also excited to be publishing on it as well.
I couldn’t be happier with this reader.
I’m happy to announce that I recently published a collection of short horror stories. It weighs in around 56,000 words (approximately the length of a short novel). This is particularly rewarding since some of these stories and ideas are ten or fifteen years old and are finally now seeing the light of day. I had a lot of fun writing and publishing this. So if horror is your thing, you might want to check it out. It’s available for the Kindle and the Nook eReaders.
I finally finished my novel Into the Badlands. Here’s the blurb:
It’s been three years since a devastating pandemic transformed most of the world’s human population into vicious, wild animals. Ed Brady and his two sons rely solely on each other in order to survive in a world completely devoid of stability and structure. Their goal: reach the city by the river, where they may have some chance of finding salvation.
As they travel across the wasteland that was once the Midwestern United States, they encounter other survivors along the way. As their paths inevitably intertwine, Ed must remain steadfast that his sworn mission to see that his boys know safety and happiness is not compromised. Surrounded by the constant threat of attack by infected humans, can Ed and his sons make it to the city before their luck runs out? And, if they can, what will be waiting for them there when they arrive?
Into The Badlands is a fast-paced, post-apocalyptic thriller that will take readers on a desperate journey for salvation through the wasted remains of a land overrun with the stuff of nightmares.
Into the badlands is 83,000 words/239 pages and is available on the Kindle, the Nook, the Sony eReader, Smashwords, Kobo, and Apple iBooks. Check it out here.
I took this photo in my basement then ran it through a filter in Instagram. Kinda impressed with the way it turned out. That bottle disappeared later that night, and not consumed entirely by me.