Word Play

IN STORES

My books can be found in a growing list of hand-selected stores. Do you know of a store I should be working with? Please contact me and let me know! In the meantime, visit one of these lovely locations and drown them in your money and praises!

Book Cottage – 1901 Horton Rd. Jackson, MI
New & Used Bookstore, Local Art, Antiques and Collectibles. We have 6600 square feet of books, Melissa & Doug toys, collectibles, local art and antiques, interspaced with cozy seating areas, and an awesome kids room loaded with books, table and chairs and toys for children to play with while parents shop.

Grey Wolfe Scriptorium – 145 E. 14 Mile Rd. Clawson, MI
We believe in creating strong relationships with writers; maintaining enduring relationships with authors, and promoting exceptional books with readers.
We know the exceptional talents of Michigan Authors, and we see it as our mission to give them a platform to expand their careers and put their stories into the hands of readers in Michigan, and beyond.
We endeavor to serve those who want to expand their craft with mentors, workshops, support groups, and MasterMind networking. We also support those Michigan authors who choose to publish their work, offering our expertise and guiding them through the paths of the publishing forest with secure footing.

Think Outside the Books – 2547 Ellsworth Dr. Ypsilanti, MI
New and gently used books, comic books, DVDs, CDs, records, magazines, Blu-rays, video games, board games, local artwork, and more!

Oddmall Outpost: Assembly of Odd – 772 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd. Akron, OH
BEHOLD! Oddmall Outpost: Assembly of Odd, 6000 square feet (and a parking lot) of amazing amazingnesses. It’s an overflowing cornucopia of raw, burning (not literally) creativity featuring the works of dozens, perhaps hundreds, of the world’s most innovative, imaginative, inspired, and original artists and crafters. Here weirdness is a virtue, imagination is unleashed, ideas are shared, fantasy is cherished, and all people are welcome. It’s a cosmic wonderland of creativity and you are the planet’s designated ambassador.

NOVELS

EmpEmpty_Hallways_Cover_for_Kindlety Hallways is my first published novel. Officially released at the end of June 2013, it falls into the category of supernatural fiction/horror.

David Hartlet is a troubled man. His demons are many and his option few. His only hope appears to lie in the care of the skeptical Dr. Schraeder. Schraeder, a scientist and psychologist with a lengthy history of caring for the mentally ill, believed David to be making more of his troubles than are actually there. What Dr. Schraeder, and even David himself, cannot know is that David’s troubles are far beyond his own scope. Many years before David’s visit to St. Marguerite’s Hospital, tragedy struck and left a mark upon the hospital that no amount of time could heal. That mark, deep and scarred over, was ripped open again by David’s own tormented heart. David and the rest of the denizens of St. Marguerite’s have found themselves face to face with the ugly spirit of the hospital, alive and aching for a revenge it believes it is owed. Can David and Dr. Schraeder find a way to stop the spirit? Or will they be forced to relive the dark secret of St. Marguerite’s firsthand?

eBook: Kindle. Nook. Kobo. iBooks. Scribd. 24symbols. Playster.
Paperback: Amazon. Oddmall.

House of 13House of Thirteen: Book One is my second novel and the first installment of the series. It was released on Halloween in 2015. The series follows a house of immortals masquerading as caretakers for a historical home turned museum. Together, they care for the memories of the past that should not be forgotten while trying to keep some present-day secrets from being known by the modern world.

Everything happens for a reason… doesn’t it?
Ren never put stock in sappy clichés… at least, not until the day she died.
She’s alive – again – but in hiding, adopted by the strangest of foster families: The Delaneys. Now, part of a sisterhood drawn together by the same unknown force that spared her life, she will begin a journey she could never have imagined: leaving her everyday world for one much more bizarre. It will be harder than she imagines, but alongside her newfound sisters, Ren will soon discover that everything does happen for a reason, but sometimes, those reasons are better left unknown.

eBook: KindleNook. Kobo. iBooks. Scribd. 24symbols. Playster.
Paperback: Amazon. Oddmall.

Omnibus_Cover_FinalAt Calendar’s End is my third story and my first serial project. In 2016, I endeavored to released one part of the twelve-installment story on the first of each month until the story was concluded. It was both stressful and exciting to attempt – and accomplish – such a feat. Along with my own frenzied schedule, I was joined in the challenge by artist Brian Ritson, who created a unique cover each month depicting that installment’s respective character.

At Calendar’s End is available in both serialized installments (for those of you who want to test out the story first, start with January) and in a collected Omnibus (for those of you Januarywho want the whole story). Both versions are available in paperback and ebook.

And I would be remiss if I didn’t draw some attention to the utterly delightful At Calendar’s End coloring book. Brian Ritson collected the line art for each of the individual covers, as well as some art pages just for the coloring book featuring quotes from each of the installments. It’s a delightful companion to the series and a wonderful addition to any collection.

Time is a fickle thing. Sometimes, so are those that wield it. But as the holidays set in and another year comes to a close, the Calendarcoloringbookbeings that keep the cycle of time moving forward are being killed off. Whatever is killing them off seems to be taunting Ember, saving her for last.
With only a handful of days before the new year is supposed to begin, can she figure how to stop the killer before time – literally – runs out for everyone?

 

 

 

At Calendar’s End, Omnibus:
eBook: KindleNook. Kobo. iBooks. Scribd. 24symbols. Playster.
Paperback: Amazon. Oddmall.

At Calendar’s End, January:
eBook: KindleNook. Kobo. iBooks. Scribd. 24symbols. Playster.
Paperback: Amazon. Oddmall.

At Calendar’s End, Coloring Book:
Paperback: Amazon.

SHORT STORIES and ANTHOLOGIES

monster attackMonster Attack compiled by Samie Sands is an anthology collecting 26 stories about werewolves, mermaids, creatures, demons, and maybe even a few beasts that you haven’t even heard of – including my story Leave the Light On, a story about an unlikely friendship between a boy and his… new best friend?

eBook: Kindle.
Paperback: Amazon.

 

 

1000words

A Picture is Worth 1000 Words is a short story anthology compiled by Samie Sands as part of a fundraiser on behalf of World Kidney Day, raising money to fight Polycystic Kidney Disease. The efforts of the fundraiser include 18 stories and proceeds of the book go to benefit PKDcharity.org.uk.

My story Lake Effect is prompted by my own experiences and trepidation regarding the winters in northern Michigan.

eBook: Kindle.
Paperback: Amazon.

 

tales_halloweenTales of Horror on Halloween Night boasts 34 stories compiled by Samie Sands that revolve around that most holy of spooky holidays: All Hallow’s Eve.

The Nain Rouge Incident is the first story to introduce a reluctant detective to the supernatural, John Angel. I hope to continue writing stories about Detective Angel in the future, perhaps culminating in a casebook of his adventures.

eBook: Kindle.
Paperback: Amazon.

 

mutateMutate collects 21 stories that ask the question, “what does it mean to be human?” Compiled by Samie Sands, this disturbingly creative collection includes A Christmas Miracle, which just so happens to be my own creepy homage to the concept of immaculate conception.

eBook: Kindle.
Paperback: Amazon.

 

 

 

nightmaresNightmares is a brief but delightful collective about the things that haunt your dreams. Compiled by Samie Sands, the anthology collects 11 tales, includes my story Black Mass. In the story, I explore the nightmare world of waking dreams, sleepwalking, and the terror of not being able to decipher what is real from what is all in your head.

eBook: Kindle.
Paperback: Amazon.

 

 

doomsdayDoomsday collects the end of the 14 different worlds between its covers. How will it end? Only time will tell, but these authors have their own ideas. Included is my story Last of the Regulars, my own foray into the world of post-apocalyptic survival. The story explores life as an everyday ordinary person when an unknown outbreak is unleashed, causing chaos and destruction and leaving average people to become survivors – or victims.

eBook: Kindle.
Paperback: Amazon.

COMING SOON(ish)

Threshold is another contemporary horror story. Like Empty Hallways, I once again return to my love of old-fashioned horror tropes. I’ve done my haunted house story; now I’ll be introducing a bewitched artifact. The story revolves around an antique mirror, or rather, its unique properties. Have you ever taken a good hard look at your reflection? Are you sure it was your reflection? What if it was someone else? What if it was something else?

One thought on “Word Play

  1. Pingback: The March of Time | Please come in…

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s