Postmortem Anomalies Now In Paperback

For thousands of years, when someone wanted to hear a story, they would gather around the fire and listen to the elder spin his yarn, or exchange fantastic tales as they tended the field or hunted game. Then someone got the bright idea to transport these stories to paper – first, only for the eyes of the elite few, then mass produced for the common man. Books were a staple of humanity for centuries.

Then technology pushed it further, publishing the ideas of creative minds into digital form. Strings of code rearranged to paint epic quests, tragic romances, pertinent research, or simple banal correspondence, onto bright screens big and small. It’s happening right now as you read this.

100 years from now, who knows what form storytelling will take: direct neural connection? Digital films auto-generated from a manuscript and an algorithm? What about 1,000 years after that? A connected, immersive consciousness, humanity sharing in an ever-changing landscape of fiction and education? The possibilities are endless.

But sometimes, it’s good to take a step back. Maybe we won’t sit around the tribal fire to hear the elder’s saga again (though swapping stories around a campfire still sounds sublime), but I believe there’s still a place in this world for inked words on slices of dead tree.

So why, you ask, did I just run you through that bloated, pretentious history of storytelling? To let you know that all three books in my self-published teen zombie trilogy are now available in print from Amazon!

If you want to read the complete story of an undead boy finding his place in humanity, but don’t want to sacrifice the sensation of physically holding a book, your anxieties can be put to rest. Plus, they make great gifts – or at the very least a good set of coasters. Here you go:

Sons of Sludge

Daughters of Death

Offspring of The End


Happy V-Day, everyone!

In honor of St. Valentine, I’m going to share with you something that I absolutely love… The brand new cover for The Hold Intangible!

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Kicking off my brand new YA urban fantasy series Fort WeirdThe Hold Intangible will be dropping on June 6th. Wanna know what it’s about?

“A girl’s high school prom should be an evening filled with glamour, excitement and possibilities – and definitely not murder.

Morgan Moon was having the time of her young life. Surrounded by her friends, her sister, and the guy she loved, she was finally coming out of her shell, and ready to take her relationship to the next level. The moment never came. Instead, she was stabbed to death in the stairwell of the historic Fort Worth Diamond Hotel, the identity of her attacker a complete mystery.

But for Morgan, death is not the end.

When some people die, they come back as a Wraith, an immaterial being trapped to the location of their demise and seen only by a few. Over time, a Wraith will descend into cold despair, fading out until they disappear completely. The only way to stop the fade is to find purpose beyond death. For Morgan, that purpose is simple:

Who killed me?

Aided by an amulet-wielding witch, an old friend with an uncanny amount of luck, and a devilishly cute Wraith named Oscar, Morgan must put the pieces together and find her killer before he strikes again.”

And you’d better believe it’ll be at a killer sales price when it arrives, so make sure you stick around.

Thanks for taking a minute to let me gush about this exciting new development! Have a lovely day!