New Release: “Hell’s Children: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller”

hells_ch_smallThe name says it all, and then some. I’ve had a post-apoc book itching away inside me for a very long time, ever since reading all those “Death Lands” books by James Axler, “Lucifer’s Hammer” by Larry Niven/Jerry P., “One Second After,” “Alas Babylon” — and many more. In a way, those books got together in my head, did the hinky-pinky, and out popped “Hell’s Children.”

The book is different than “Kick” or “Thief’s Odyssey” in that it’s written in 3rd person, not 1st. It’s also told from the perspective of a 14-year-old kid named Jack. Here’s the product description:

The world has gone to hell and it isn’t coming back.

It happened in a year: starvation, gangs of kids with guns, and every adult in the world dead from the Sickness. Houses are now mausoleums. Civilization lies in the hands of children who’ve never had to feed themselves or survive a winter without gas or electricity. Most will die. Others — a bare few — will tread a different path.

Fourteen-year-old Jack Ferris is a survivor — because his parents raised him that way. Leveraging qualities rare for his age, he must lead his desperate companions to a secret refuge. Too late, he learns that safety is a mirage, and that the high price of hope is paid in blood.

So yeah, it’s a little grim, haha. Don’t blame me — blame all those authors I mentioned. They ruined the world with nuclear bombs and stuff. In my world, the bombs are still there, waiting to be found by descendants of the survivors. I’m merciful, see?

If all this fun stuff interests you, pick it up and give it a read.

Here’s the link again: Hell’s Children: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller


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My interview with “The Reading Lists”

A written interview with moi, where I talk about books and reading and such. Very little about publishing or writing. It’s an interesting site — this guy really does a great job on presentation, with pictures of books and links and all that. I think he has an interview somewhere with Henry Rollins. Totally cool.


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Frankly, My Book Could Save Your Life!

It’s the Witching Season, or soon will be. Also the Vampire Season. Yes folks, it’s Vampire Books For Blood, a charity drive that is sure to drive you, well, batty. #VampBooks4BloodR…

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American Demon Hunters: Washington, D.C.

Friends, fans, collection agencies: my novella with J. Thorn came out today — a twisted sort of horror story set in his “American Demon Hunters” universe. If you’ve ever played D&D with an obnoxious player, or gone to Friday Night Magic — smiling and ready for fun — only to get stuck playing a net-decking cheat, you might enjoy this:
American Demon Hunters: Washington D.C.:


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One of my favorite reviews ever for “Kick.”🙂

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by John L. Monk

I may be unique in the universe, but after 2 years of not being able to read due to an illness, my return to the world of books included a complete change in the way I select material.  Many readers stick to their list of known authors.  I did that for a long time.  If a Grisham, King, Cook, Clark, hit the stands, that was who I read.  This is fine, but now that indie authors have many ways to get their work out to the public, sticking to known authors is a disservice to yourself, and some pretty talented people who didn’t necessarily get a big break from publishing companies.

I also no longer stick to genres.  In my younger days, I was post-apocalypse (before it suddenly became the “in” thing), medical and legal thrillers and some real life crime drama.  I still like that…

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Free books: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense

“Kick” is free today, along with a lot of other great books sponsored by the Self-Publishing Roundtable. Check it out!



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To fans of the Mountain Women series…

Great deal from a great author.

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There’s a gap of 100 years between the mountain women of the historical series and Angela, the main character in my contemporary “romantic suspense” novel Ridgetop, but the setting is the same. Angela’s hometown is the fictional mountain town of Winkler, and she’s a descendant of some of the characters in the historical series. Ridgetop - EBook150x200

On sale this week for 99 cents

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A Letter to Neil Gaiman, reprise

A letter to Neil Gaiman about an amazing woman I never met, but know I would have liked to. I dedicated “Hopper House” to her.


It’s been nearly a year since my sister Gretchen died, and I still don’t know quite what to do with myself and this blog. It may go the way of the dodo. In the meantime, I’m writing and illustrating again, and the antrollogy will soon be republished with two new stories and a couple of fine new Easter Eggs. But now, in honor of a year’s passing since her passing, here is a reprise of my post about Gretchen, A Letter to Neil Gaiman:

Dear Neil,

The odds that you are reading this are slim. Very slim. I probably won’t finish writing it, but if I do, I almost surely won’t be brave enough to send it to you. If I am uncharacteristically brave, what then? I send it, and it never reaches you; it slips between the cracks of your magically real life and goes to Neverwhere — or wherever…

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