Mateo Sandoval has waited since 1946 to win Best Actor. At his age, it’s now or never. We all know crazy things can happen at the Oscars, but no one expected this! Click on the above links to read on your Kindle or Nook today! (Humor)
In the mood for some holiday cheer? Love a good Christmas story? Here are four tales I’ve written that will each warm your heart with Yuletide delight. Some will make you laugh, some will make you cry, but all of them will entertain. Click on the links to download to either your Nook or Kindle.
Traditionalist James Henderson is enraged and he’s got a bone to pick with Marty Yaple, a youth minister. In fact, James is so angry that he raids Marty’s church, catching Marty off guard. It’s James, though, who is surprised in the end, because Marty is not what James imagined, and because the minister helps James realize that his real issue isn’t with Marty’s Christmas Eve service—Get Jiggy With Jesus’ Birthday—but with something else entirely. (Family Life/Humor/Holiday)
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Craig Clark thought he had the golf course all to himself on Christmas Day, so imagine his surprise when the biggest man he’d ever seen rolled up in a red golf cart decked out in silver sleigh bells. (Holiday/Humor)
Why would a mother and father bring their small child to a cemetery every Christmas? Why would that child actually be excited to do so? Here’s a hint: there’s a grandmother involved! Some holiday traditions are stranger than others, but rest assured, “Christmas At the Cemetery” will warm the heart. (Family Life/Humor/Holiday)
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In the tradition of “The Gift Of the Magi,” “Keeping Up With Claus” explores the complicated ritual of both giving and receiving gifts, particularly among family members. This story will make you laugh, it will make you cry, and it will make you flat out mad at one character in particular. However, no Christmas story should be without redemption, so you can expect to smile by story’s end. Download today to your Nook or Kindle by clicking the links! (Holiday/Humor/Family Life)
If you’re looking for a special Valentine’s Day short story, check out “Cupid’s Conundrum!”
Cupid’s got a bit of a problem. He now appears old and decrepit, and he’s lost his will to spark romance. In fact, on St. Valentine’s Day, he’s content to merely mope on a park bench, sulking. What has brought Cupid to this lowly state, and is there any way Bernie and Patti can renew his vigor to unite lovers?
Find out HERE!
Did you know I have an eighteen-part serial exclusive to the Amazon Kindle? It is about Dr. Nekros, a ghost hunter seeking vengeance against the demon that disfigured him. Though he doesn’t deserve her kindness, his ex-wife is trying to save the wayward man from a gruesome fate, one that threatens to tear her new family apart as well. This serial will frighten you, make you laugh, and thrill you as it spans generations and enters worlds unknown. Start now and finish on Halloween night!
Between 2011 and 2014, I published a bi-monthly electronic serial exclusive to the Kindle called Dr. Nekros. I’m dead serious when I say he came to me in a dream and wouldn’t rest until I wrote his tale. I won’t lie, I started the serial without really knowing where it would lead. I had the first six episodes figured out, but the last twelve were an utter mystery.
During a horrendous bout with the stomach flu, his story’s end came to me. Honestly, it’s an ending I didn’t ever expect, but it fits perfectly to both Dr. Nekros and his ample cast of characters.
Frankly, this serial is one of those rare moments when I felt as though I merely acted as the conduit. These characters were in complete control.
Though Dr. Nekros dances in the world of the occult, it primarily occurs in the world we know and features very real people. There are husbands and wives, mothers and sons, uncles, aunts, grandparents, brothers, sisters, and friends only death could separate.
They deserve your readership. They want you to experience their plight. They will make you laugh, they will frighten you, they will make you despair, and they will reaffirm your faith in hope.
If you have a Kindle, you can download all 18 episodes now. Don’t have a Kindle? The App is free for your computer or mobile device. Find all the episodes HERE.
Thanks so much for your time. I hope you enjoy reading Dr. Nekros as much as I enjoyed writing it.
In 2011, I began an experiment called Dr. Nekros. I’d created the character a few years prior, but it wasn’t until that time that I fully committed to telling his story. Amazon Direct Publishing arrived on the scene, and I realized it provided the perfect platform to execute a form of storytelling I’d never experienced firsthand – the serial.
I knew I wanted Dr. Nekros’ odyssey to span eighteen episodes, and I knew I wanted three major story arcs that ultimately told a much grander tale. When I started, I pretty much had the first six episodes mapped out. Beyond that, I can’t claim to have fully understood where the story would ultimately end.
Writing a serial proved a thrilling experience, especially because I figured much of it out as I went. I hoped to release an episode every two months, and, for the most part, I stuck to that schedule. Oddly enough, when I about hit the half way mark of the series I came down with a terrible case of the stomach flu. My entire family suffered from it. This thing lasted for days, and none of us could hardly get out of bed. Since I had so much downtime, I took advantage of it to finally map out the end of the series. Looking back, I think I may have been a bit delirious because Dr. Nekros takes a fairly surreal turn near the end.
Those years spent writing Dr. Nekros proved to be the busiest of my life thus far. Just a few months before the serial started, my wife and I moved into a new house we built, I returned to my full-time high school teaching career, I started and finished my Master’s degree, and we had our second child. Throughout it all, Dr. Nekros’ adventures unfolded. In many ways, the not-so-good doctor kept me sane. I am the sort of person who always needs a creative outlet, and in the midst of so many obligations, he gave me the opportunity to do things my way. Of course, that’s not entirely true. The serial very much took on a life of it’s own, and I, at times, felt as though I was merely the tool for this story to arrive.
If you have not yet read the Dr. Nekros serial, I do hope you’ll share my passion and give it a try. It is an epic work, and I believe it has qualities appealing to most readers. I found the entire process incredibly satisfying, and I am thankful to have experienced such creative passion.
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Why would a mother and father bring their small child to a cemetery every Christmas? Why would that child actually be excited to do so? Here’s a hint: there’s a grandmother involved! Some holiday traditions are stranger than others, but rest assured, “Christmas At the Cemetery” will warm the heart. Read my $00.99 short on your Kindle or Kindle app by clicking here!