Stuck Inside On This Snowy Day? Let Me Help With That!

Stuck inside on this snowy day?  Let me help with that!  I would love it if you downloaded my e-book series entitled Dr. Nekros.  Each installment is only ninety-nine cents.  That’s almost five hundred pages of writing for less than three dollars!  It’s available on both the Nook and the Kindle–remember, these are free apps on your phone.  Trust me, at first you’ll love to hate the good doctor, but in the end, you’ll hate to love him.

Find all three books at this link:

Don’t have time for an entire book?  No worries–I understand.  I also have many, many short stories available for your Nook and Kindle as well.  Though I write in a variety of genres, they all focus on that which we all have in common–our humanity.  Some will make you laugh, some will make you cry, some will make you think, and others will make you hide under the covers.  I promise you, though, each will entertain.  They are also only ninety-nine cents each.

Click the following link to find them all:

As always, thank you for your readership.



Dr. Nekros Is Dying For Your Readership

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.


Are You An Artist? Let’s Have Fun Together!

I love art and I love artists.  Let’s just get that out of the way.  Though I’m a chronic doodler, my skill never developed much past what I accomplished in high school; however, even though I don’t have much talent, I do always sketch my characters in order to better envision them.

I recently jump-started my :from the Chronicles of Purgatory Station serial. I’ve had a few false starts in the past, but I’m committed to finishing the eighteen-part saga during the coming months.  If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, Purgatory Station is an island off the coast of Boston with a high number of unusual citizens.  Some of them operate for the common good, others are intent upon causing great harm.  Each of them, consequently, holds a deep story that needs to be told.  In essence, these are my version of super heroes and villains.

I’ve created designs for each of these characters, and I toil to develop passable “covers” for each story, but I’d like these characters to shine even more brightly.

That’s where I ask you, the artist, to come play with me.

If you read the story and there’s a particular scene that speaks to you, and if you take it upon yourself to create an image of that scene, please do share it with me and I’ll insert it into the appropriate spot.  I am a lifelong comic book fan, and I would love nothing more than to see artists’ talented takes on my stories.

I’m releasing :from the Chronicles of Purgatory Station for free, so I’m afraid I can’t offer any money to you as I’m not making any.  I want to share these stories for all to enjoy, and I’m not in it to try to make a dollar.  However, I will certainly place your name beneath the picture, and I’ll hotlink your name to any site you have that you’d like promoted.  In short, I’ll send people your way if they like your art.

Of course, I have to like your picture.  There is some level of quality control.  If it is true to the story, and if it looks good, I’ll likely add it in.

Just to be clear, I retain all rights to my characters and my work.  That being said, I will definitely put anyone who likes your work in touch with you and help promote you however possible.  You’ll get shout-outs from me on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, GoodReads, and here at this site.

I love supporting artists and I hope you view this as an opportunity to find a new audience while having some fun.  Selfishly, it’s a chance for me to see my characters brought to life by those with far more talent.

If you want to give it a shot, here’s the fist story:

Freedom’s Resurrection: Part 1

I can’t wait to see what you create!



Share My Passion

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.

Simply click the image to visit the works on Amazon.


Halloween Is the Perfect Time To Read The Dr. Nekros Series

I can’t think of a better time to read all eighteen episodes of the Dr. Nekros series.  It’s got humor, drama, action, adventure, and best of all, I like to think it can be downright creepy.  Follow the address to find links to the entire saga.