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Projects underway update

I have a variety of books in the works and thought I’d post an update. I’m a full-time professional author now so it’s my absolute pleasure to get to write every single day rather than slogging through a 3 1/2 hour daily commute to and from Seattle for a day job. As writing is the new normal, my book output will pick up quite a bit.

First up is THE FRONT – A World War II novel about the allies at the Battle of the Bulge with a zombie twist. I’m writing this series with David Moody (one of the guys who directly influenced me to write! What an honor), and my good friend and Stoker nominated author Craig DiLouie. Craig and I hatched this idea during a drunken night at a convention in Seattle back in May. We figured we had no way to get David Moody onboard but he surprised us by jumping at the chance. The first book, THE FRONT: SCREAMING EAGLES will be available in December 2015. The book will be followed closely by the second novel from David Moody. Craig will write the third. Continue reading…

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Z-RISEN: REAVERS is now out on Amazon!

Hey all,

I’m happy to post that Z-Risen 4: Reavers is now out on Amazon. Head on over and pick up a copy.

Machinist Mate First Class Jackson Creed, Christy, and Frosty, have been separated from their companions. With no idea how to contact his friends, Marine Sergeant Joel “Cruze” Kelly, and out of supplies and ammo, the three reluctantly join a group who offer a secure and fortified location.

But the new group have done something that shakes Creed to the core, they’ve captured a shuffler, and plan to find out the ghoul’s secrets at any cost. Now a massive horde of Z’s is about to descend on the location and no one may be able to escape the coming onslaught.

Continue reading…

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Z-Risen 3: Poisoned Earth is OUT

Z-Risen 3 is now out and available on Amazon.

Machinist Mate First Class Jackson Creed and Marine Sergeant Joel “Cruze” Kelly have faced hordes of undead, rogue military units, and a constant living nightmare as they try to navigate the apocalypse.

Now they are close to their goal of reaching Los Angeles where they hope to learn the origin of the plague that has affected the US. Along the way they’ve been harried by the shadow mercenary group known only as Bright Star but that is all about to change.

Questions will be answered and lives will be altered if they can only survive the harrowing trip. Poisoned Earth is the penultimate volume in the Z-Risen series which has already sold over 20,000 copies to date. Continue reading…

Z-Risen 3: Poisoned Earth available for pre-order

I’m very excited to announce that Z-Risen 3: Poisoned Earth is now available for pre-order. It’s been a long road to getting this book completed but now it’s only a month away.

Machinist Mate First Class Jackson Creed and Marine Sargeant Joel “Cruze” Kelly have faced hordes of undead, rogue military units, and a constant living nightmare as they try to navigate the apocalypse. 

Now they are close to their goal of reaching Los Angeles where they hope to learn the origin of the plague that has affected the US. Along the way they’ve been harried by the shadow mercenary group known only as Bright Star but that is all about to change.

Questions will be answered if they can only survive the harrowing trip. Poisoned Earth is the penultimate volume in the Z-Risen series. Continue reading…

Will the real Z-Risen 3 cover please stand up?

Howdy friends.

Yesterday I posted a fake Z-Risen 3 cover as an April Fool’s Day gag. Thanks to everyone who played along.

Today I bring you the actual Z-Risen 3: Poisoned Earth cover. The artwork was done by Eloise J. Knapp who is certainly no stranger to the post-apocalyptic genre. I am extremely pleased with her work on the new cover.

The book is nearing completion. I’m lining up my editor and beta readers. I’m doing my best to get this book out by the end of May so that means less than 2 months. In case you haven’t read the first two books, Z-Risen: Outbreak and Z-Risen 2: Outcasts are both $2.99 for the month of April.

Thank you all for your patience. The last 9 months have brought some dramatic changes to my personal life and I ended up sort of falling off the writing wagon. I’m back on track and have a lot of new projects lined up for 2015. I’ll get Z-Risen 3 setup for pre-order. As a thank you to all of my amazing readers, I will price the new book at .99 until the book is released.

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