A peek into the crystal ball. These are books which I’ve either completed, am in the middle of, or am planning to write in the foreseeable future (I can’t plan out the rest of my career; the next couple of years, maybe). Some of these projects will be published by MonstraCity Press as e-book originals with accompanying paperback editions, and some may be published by a traditional large or small publishing house. I do promise, however, to eventually get each and every one of these out there. Watch this space and upcoming blog posts for more info as it becomes available!
Fat White Vampire Otaku
The long awaited third installment in the Fat White Vampire/Jules Duchon series of humorous horror novels. Jules and his vampiric family suffer through the ravages of Hurricane Antonia and struggle to survive in a city nearly entirely depopulated. Where will they get their blood? But salvation comes from the most unlikely source possible — a trio of Japanese superheroes called Bonsai Master, Anime Girl, and Cutie-Scary Man. Yet that salvation comes with a terrifying but humourous price… the blood which the three superheroes donates has unpredictable effects on Jules and his family. Chaos ensues in the best tradition of the Fat White Vampire series!
Status: Coming from MonstraCity Press May, 2014
Hellfire and Damnation: the August Micholson Chronicles, Book 2
The second book in the thrilling Civil War steampunk supernatural suspense series begun with Fire on Iron. In this installment in the series, August Micholson must clear his name — he is accused of being a traitor to the Union and a sabateur and faces a court martial. He escapes his prison in an observation balloon, but then he is faced with monumental twin challenges — restoring the mental health of his “madness plague”-striken wife Elizabeth, and figuring out a way to halt General Robert E. Lee’s invasion of Pennsylvania!
Status: Coming from MonstraCity Press in August, 2014
The Bad Luck Spirits’ Social Aid and Pleasure Club
An epic urban fantasy set in New Orleans. A confederation of trickster and bad luck spirits, each sprung from the fears and imaginations of a different ethnic group inhabiting South Louisiana, scheme to magnify the inadequacies of the leadership of the Big Easy in advance of the approach of a tremendous hurricane, intending to midwife a disaster so overwhelming as to drive out the entire human population. A tie-in book with the Fat White Vampire/Jules Duchon series of humorous horror novels.
Status: Coming from MonstraCity Press in November, 2014
Hunt the Fat White Vampire
Fourth book in the popular Fat White Vampire/Jules Duchon series. Jules is in a whole heap of hot water with the High Krewe of Vlad Tepes – the fearsome Triumvirate have learned that Jules’s wife Maureen has stolen the body parts of three High Krewe women, and they have hired a deadly Japanese super-hero assassin, Hiro Mitsuba, the Matter Master, to rub out Jules, his family, and his friends!
Status: in progress; to be published by MonstraCity Press in February, 2015
Fire on the Waters: the August Micholson Chronicles, Book 3
More steampunk supernatural suspense! Lieutenant Commander August Micholson must find a way to defeat a combined British/French naval attack on New York City.
Status: not yet written; to be published by MonstraCity Press in May, 2015
In the not-too-distant future, most middle class Americans have abandoned the dream of home ownership. They live, gypsy-like, in their electric vehicles, traveling from temporary job to temporary job around the country. Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid are fading memories of a lost golden age; the terminally ill and elderly support themselves by selling their drug-induced hallucinatory visions to millions of online subscribers. Adrift within the world of gypsies, teenager Bud Shinsky, son of a Long Island factory owner, and self-exiled from the rooted world, tries to win back the love of gypsy Tula Ann Decca, the mother of his infant son. But Tula Ann has decidedly different ideas. And so does her uncle, Robert Decca, the ailing drifter who, thirty years before, founded the movement and lifestyle that changed America from the land of the rooted to the land of the rootless.
Status: completed; not yet scheduled for publication; may possibly be published by MonstraCity Press in August, 2015
Ghost of the Fat White Vampire
Fourth book in the popular Fat White Vampire/Jules Duchon series. Malice X wants to change the past so that Jules Duchon never became a vampire. Thanks to his malicious manipulation of Jules’s friend Doodlebug, Jules and Maureen end up trapped in their 1917 bodies – Maureen as a vampire and Jules as a normal human being!
Status: not yet written; to be published by MonstraCity Press in November, 2015
Home Fires: the August Micholson Chronicles, Book 4
Still more steampunk supernatural suspense! August Micholson and his wife Elizabeth, both of whom embody multiple souls, travel to the New South, where August, as the housing of sorcerer M’Lundowi’s spirit, takes on a new leadership responsibility, beginning to shepherd the twin-souled citizens of the New South towards their own national independence.
Status: not yet written; to be published by MonstraCity Press in February, 2016
Fat White Vampire Rehab
Fifth book in the popular Fat White Vampire/Jules Duchon series. Emotionally and physically exhausted from his ordeals of the past few years, Jules suffers a mental breakdown – and is admitted to a psychiatric rehabilitation facility for vampires, with predictably chaotic and hilarious results!
Status: not yet written; to be published by MonstraCity Press in May, 2016
An eschatological satire about the end of the world. What if the prophecies of the End Times were to come true? But what if those prophecies stemmed from, not one of the world’s largest religions, but one of its smallest? What if the God who returns to Earth is the God of the Torah, of the Old Testament? What would The New York Times say? And how about al Jazeera?
Status: completed; not yet scheduled for publication; may be published by MonstraCity Press in August, 2016
An alternate world science fiction suspense novel. In a city called New Shining Capitol, both like and unlike our own Washington, DC, the government has decreed knowledge of the past to be forbidden to all but a tiny elite. But the past refuses to remain buried — it rises from the ground like a field of mushrooms, no matter how many times its artifacts are uprooted and dumped at sea. And not only buildings, vehicles, and books surface from the past. . . so do the ghosts of former inhabitants, “creepers” who are ruthlessly hunted down by government assassins.
Status: completed; not yet scheduled for publication; may be published by MonstraCity Press in May, 2017
The Runaways of Mount MonstraCity
A humorous horror novel for middle grade readers on up. Zach and Roxie, little brother and big sister, hate life in their orphanage in Seattle. So when a mysterious stranger from the glamorous MonstraCity on Monstra Island offers them jobs as scientific assistants in MonstraCity, they jump at the chance and stow away on the ferry to Monstra Island. Little do they know, however, that the mysterious stranger, Mr. Blecho, doesn’t want to use them as scientific assistants – he wants to use them as scientific experiments!
Status: completed; not yet scheduled for publication; may be published by MonstraCity Press in November, 2017
The Monster Trucks of MonstraCity
A humorous horror novel for middle grade readers on up; second book in the Mount MonstraCity series. Roxie, Zach’s sister, hates her new existence as a Ghoul. So she is happy to volunteer for an experimental procedure and donate her brain to the first monster truck in the new Monster Trucks League. But Dr. Lillitha Kronen, the scientist behind the creation of the monster truck teams, has a much different purpose in mind than providing sports entertainment to audiences of monsters and humans in Mount MonstraCity Stadium. She wants to incite a race war between Vampires and Werewolves to get revenge on the Werewolves for their accidental crippling of her beloved brother Anthony! And Zach must find a way to save his sister, who is being mind-controlled by Dr. Kronen!
Status: completed; not yet scheduled for publication; may be published by MonstraCity Press in February, 2018
The Battling Bigs of Mount MonstraCity
A humorous horror novel for middle grade readers on up; third book in the Mount MonstraCity series. A new giant monster emerges from the radioactive waters of Bikini Island and heads for Japan: Nagatosaki, a mutant creature formed of the sunken battleship IJN Nagato and a gestalt of millions of irradiated sea creatures and corals. MonstraCity has a mutual defense pack with Japan – when giant monsters threaten Japan, MonstraCity is bound by treaty to send a team of Bigs, intelligent giant monsters who live on Monstra Island, to drive the creature back into the ocean from whence it came. Meanwhile, one of the most formidable of the Bigs, Yung-Gory, the mighty Korean dinosaur, is undergoing hypnotic psychotherapy for low self-esteem. But the villainous Mr. Blecho escapes from prison and sends the hypnotized Yung-Gory on a rampage! So Zach, Roxie, Mayor Amazing Colossal Dude, and their friends are faced with a terrible dilemma – do they concentrate on the Nagatosaki crisis in Japan, or do they try to halt Yung-Gory before she destroys all of MonstraCity?
Status: completed; not yet scheduled for publication; may be published by MonstraCity Press in May, 2018