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Night of the Living Old Farts release

old farts vectorOver the last few months I have gotten back to my roots by writing a couple of humorous tales. I’m happy to announce that the newest, Night of the Living Old Farts, will have a release party on Thursday, Feb 5th. The story takes place in an assisted living facility where the residents fight not only zombies, but a military force who can’t tell them apart from the undead.

This includes a story inspired by a conversation at Texas Frightmare last year (Note: I will be at this year’s convention in Dallas!) I had with Rhiannon Frater’s husband, Corey. It posits a simple question. What if a singularity, that is, an AI that has become sentient, had no interest in the human race? The story is called Pussy Cat ‘Pocalypse. Rounding out the collection is a nasty bit of bizarro entitled Drive Through Buggery.

There is a Facebook event happening on Thursday, February 5th starting at 2:00PM PST. Please swing by and you may have a chance to win free ebooks and audiobooks. Continue reading…

So I was Drinking

 

This weekend I spent some time with a friend and we talked about growing up, and how life lessons that beat us up helped define us. My friend left home early and ended up pursuing an education. I wasn’t as smart, I went gung-ho and decided to join the military, the US Navy to be exact. The year was 1987 and I was all of 18 years old. I wanted to see the world, experience life, maybe go overseas and meet interesting people (read … girls).

sailor 1So I signed, went to boot camp six months later, in Great Lakes, where it sometimes hit -40 degrees, and realized I may have made a mistake. It turned out that I probably wasn’t suited for the military because I was independent and liked setting my own schedule. All that gets tossed out the window when you’re enlisted. You have to return to base at a certain time, you can’t just run off for a weekend – especially if you’re deployed, because you’re separated by rules and a whole lot of ocean. Continue reading…

Z-Risen 3 update

Long time no talk. I bet you’re wondering where in the hell Z-Risen 3: Poisoned Earth is. Well it’s still in the works and it is turning out to be the most epic book in the series so far. By the way, if you think book 3 will close out the series, I have news for you. I’m projecting the series at 6 novels so hold on to your butt. This is going to be a long trip in to the zombie apocalypse.

So Z-Risen 3 is coming together nicely and I hope to see it released in April 2015. Hang in there, friends, it will be worth the wait. Continue reading…

Z-RISEN: OUTCASTS has been released

I’m happy to say that Z-RISEN 2: OUTCASTS has been released.

“When the USS McClusky, a US Naval frigate out of San Diego, ran aground, it was only the beginning for Machinist Mate Jackson Creed and Marine Sergeant Joel “Cruze” Kelly. The unlikely duo battled for survival as they established a base of operations and fought to retain their “fortress.”  Continue reading…

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 Two

Beer Run – Part 2

18:45 hours approximate
Location: Undead Central, San Diego, CA

We exited the block and ran into the parking lot of an apartment complex. Joel and I had dodged behind cars and concrete dividers at every opportunity. Our sprint had carried us nearly a hundred and fifty yards away from the dumpster and I, for one, had begun to feel it.

I panted, hunched next to a car; Joel did the same. He swept his ball cap off his black head and wiped sweat from his brow with his sleeve. San Diego might be a comfortable seventy degrees but running for your life has a tendency to make you sweat like a pig.

I pointed at my orange wristband and he gave me the finger. While we took a breather, I ejected the magazine from the M45 and filled the five rounds I’d emptied into Z’s. Joel took a moment to do the same with his AR. We waited and looked toward the area we’d just left, only to find that luck was on our side and we’d avoided a larger confrontation. Continue reading…