Z-Risen: Outcasts update

Z-Risen 2: Outcasts is coming along nicely. I’d hoped to have the book ready for February but it looks like it will be closer to a late March release due to other commitments. The new book is taking Jackson Creed and Joel Kelly into some interesting territory. That said, I’m already looking forward to book 3 – Z-Risen: Out of Time before the end of the year. For fans of the first book I’m happy to say that this won’t simply be a trilogy and the series will go on as long as it takes to tell the entire story.

A big thank you goes out to one of my favorite sites, Bookie-Monster. I read all of the reviews on the site and was thrilled to see Z-Risen: Outbreak get a 5 star rating. The bookie-monster herself proclaimed “Z-Risen is one heck of a fast-paced, action-packed, rip-roaring funny ride.” Swing by their site and checkout the wealth of great reviews.

I’m close to inking a deal to bring the first two books of Z-Risen to audible.com. I’m hoping to bring Todd Menesses on as narrator because he did an outstanding job on my urban fantasy, AT THE BEHEST OF THE DEAD.

Don’t forget to enter the contest on the front page of Z-Risen.com. I’m giving away a Kindle.

Thank you all so much for the positive reception Z-Risen has received. I’m looking forward to writing many more books in this series.

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…