A quasi-sci-fi novella adaptation of Digital Underground's Sex Packets album, focusing around the bumbling antics of the Packet Man as he distributes the drug on the streets.
Every short story I have written from 1996 to present will be included in my first short-story collection. The collection will include the stories:
The Bagel Factor (previously unavailable)
Outside of Heaven (previously featured in A Contract of Words)
The Whaler's Dues (previously featured in A Journey of Words)
Anesthetize or A Dream Played in Reverse on Piano Keys (previously featured in A Haunting of Words)
Two Gunslingers (previously featured in A Contract of Words)
Wayward Corona (previously featured in A Flash of Words)
… and a few others that are currently being worked on.
A comedic-military novel about the eight months my wife was deployed to Djibouti, Africa, in 2010 and left me home alone with two toddlers, and the learning curve and craziness that ensued during those months. Every night, for the 221 days she was gone, I emailed her, reviewing that day's shenanigans. The composition of the book will feature many of those emails.
Novelization of Pink Floyd's The Final Cut and Roger Waters' Pros & Cons of Hitchhiking albums combined, focusing on an officer's return to England after fighting in the Falklands War. While trying to assume some kind of normalcy, he'll have to deal with unwanted hero status as his life falls apart around him and come to grips with the emotional and mental breakdown that ensues.
I will have a new short story, a western titled "Two Gunslingers," in the anthology, A Contract of Words, due out in 2018.
A supernatural, crime-noir. Set in a Dick Tracy meets Sin City atmosphere, the story follows a detective on the trail of a Jack-the-Ripper-style killer, who he starts to admire and has to decide if he should continue the cat-and-mouse chase, or join the killer in his cleansing of society.
Come join me for a two-day book release party for my new novel at the Agora Ballroom in Cleveland, OH on Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4. I will be there signing copies of the new novel, Moonlight City Drive.
The release party is part of a two-day concert series that features Dog Fashion Disco, Polkadot Cadaver, El-Creepo, and Chuck Mosely (of Faith No More, Bad Brains, and Cement).
Tickets can be purchased here: DOG FASHION DISCO
I will be featured in a short story compilation titled, "A Journey of Words," that will include stories from authors from all over the world. My short story, "The Whaler's Dues," will be exclusive to this collection. Release date of the collection is Fall, 2016.