Hear My Short Horror Story on The NoSleep Podcast!
The folks at The NoSleep Podcast have produced my story Two In A Box and they’ve done a fantastic job. Now, I currently am mainly a children’s author. HOWEVER, this piece is NOT for children. The content of my website is family friendly, but this piece is the exception best saved for adults. I mean, after all, we want our kids to sleep! That being stated, I’m very happy with this production, and hope adults will be, too!
Tattered Cover Book Signing!
The Adventures of Jam Masterson:
The Gamer Gogs
Now on Kindle and in paperback on Amazon!
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12-year-old Jam Masterson leads a tiresome, lonely existence. With a workaholic dad and a cranky grandmother, home life is D U L L. He’s a wiz in school at Techno-Polis Middle Tech, but is a social misfit. Jam’s only excitement is disintegrating Wheezedroids when virtual gaming. But that’s where his adventures start and come crashing to a halt.
His small world is about to be rocked.
Young Jam stumbles upon an Internet banner inviting him to join an oddly secretive agency (including – but not limited to – endless donuts). With a single click, the boy sets in motion events propelling him to become an unlikely hero – one who will stand between the world of the future and an ancient menace bent on destroying it.
Jam Masterson will be a superhero. (He just doesn’t know it yet.)
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Visiting author pics from my Colorado Academy visit. We talked about the creative process and its unexpected twists and turns. Case in point: Manchewla starting as a play, inspiring a puppet workshop, morphing into a middle grade novel, and now having another showing as a play. What an amazing reception I received from the sharp pencils of 4th and 5th grade!
From Goodreads March 12, 2014
“A respected colleague of mine is a writer. Who knew? He often talks about working in theater in NYC, acting, and life on the stage. It’s evident from his doodling at faculty meetings that he is a talented artist as well. But I had no idea that he was a writer. Then he handed me a manuscript of his children’s novel, Manchewla the Gorger.
As a librarian, people often ask me to read the books they’ve written. This is the first time that I have read one and thought “wow, a true talent.” This novel has humor, action, a well developed setting, well developed characters, and a tangible tension that keeps one turning the pages. It is excellent and clear that he took a lot of time with it–6 years to be exact!
The story: Monsters who strive to be silly, friendly, and community minded. Monster reality television. A reporter searching out a good scoop. Monsters who eat pastries and sandwiches and all kind of candy. And one monster who is eating children in the middle of the night.
I laughed through this entire novel. It’s hysterical!”
Allison – Head Librarian in Denver, CO.