Z-Risen has been released

Z-Risen: Outbreak has occupied every moment of spare time over the last month. I was going to wait a week to release it but changed my mind. We’re coming up on the shopping season with Black Friday, and all. So I thought I’d make it easy on people to get a fun zombie read in for only a buck.

For the first week of release, Z-Risen: Outbreak will be .99.

Enjoy! And if you like the book, consider dropping a review on Amazon. That way I will get motivated to finish Z-Risen: Outcasts. ;)



Z-Risen Release will occur on Black Friday

Hey all! Sorry that it’s taken a while to update. I’ve been hard at work on a number of projects and one of those is the Z-Risen ebook. The book will appear in ebook form on Amazon.com on November 29th, Black Friday.

The full book contains quite a bit of new content. There are a number of new chapters, art, and each entry has been expanded. Plus it got a pro edit job so you don’t have to put up with my shitty grammar. Huzzah for editors!

The book also got a cover update. I worked very closely with a company called Straight 8 Custom Photography.

I think the studio did an amazing job. So what do you think? And remember to mark your calendar for the full ebook release. The book specially priced at .99 for the first week of release. I’ve put a ton of hours into the book and a good bit of money into art and the new cover. I won’t get rich of the book but I hope to keep you all entertained.

I also wanted to let you all in on a little secret. Z-Risen is directly related to my Permuted Press novel Beyond the Barriers so if you have not read it yet, be sure to check it out. As the Z-Risen books progress (yes, this will be a series) the two timelines will merge. Either book can be read as a stand alone.

Enjoy a free 1080P wallpaper of the book cover.


Free Z-Risen wallpaper

Thank you all for the comments on the site and on Facebook. Writing Z-Risen and giving it away for free is a complete blast. Normally I write a book for a publisher and have a  deadline but Z-Risen is a labor of love so I can write chapters and post them at my leisure. Of course, if you want to buy one of my books it would put a smile on my face as well as my publishers but it’s not a requirement to keep reading this story.

Enjoy this free Z-Risen wallpaper.

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Beer Run Part One

In the event this log is found with my corpse, I’m Machinist Mate First Class Jackson Creed and it’s been a week since we arrived back in San Diego following the event. With me is Marine Sergeant Joel “Cruze” Kelly. 

A little over a week ago we were both stationed on the USS McClusky, an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate out of San Diego. Our ship was overrun by the dead and we barely escaped with our lives. Now we live in the middle of Undead Central.


The fuckening has become more bearable even though we almost joined the crawlers today.


  • A pound and a half of Jasmine rice
  • A half pound of dried beans
  • Two pounds of that tofu-jerky shit that gives me gas
  • Seven cans of tuna
  • Two cans of cat food that I’m saving for Butch in case he returns
  • A case of canned spinach that I eat even though every bite makes me want to puke my guts up

I want to go on record as saying that this whole stupid day was Joel’s fault.


18:25 hours approximate.
Location: Undead Central, San Diego, CA

“Look at all of those crawlers. Everyone wants a piece of us,” Joel whispered. Continue reading…