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Archive for June, 2012

Coming Winter 2012

Dear Mr. President

Thanks for rolling up your sleeves and digging right in. I’m thrilled that the charred rubble of my childhood was able to serve as such an amazing backdrop for your photo ops. God bless you, Mr. President. May the sorrow and suffering of my family and friends fuel your reelection campaign.


Many Thanks (So Long Delirium)

As Delirium Books winds down its long and successful run, I want to thank all involved–the readers, the collectors, the lifers, the editors and the publisher–for giving me the opportunity to hone my craft and live out my dreams. Signing a deal with Delirium was a major goal of mine early on and I am proud to have achieved it. I’m grateful for all of the subsequent work, which allowed me to work out some serious kinks. (Let’s face it, folks…the early stuff was mighty rough.) I owe a debt of gratitude to Shane, Greg, Steve, David, and all of the artists and editors, one I know I’ll never be able to repay.

One unexpected bonus was getting to know the devoted Delirium fans and collectors and readers who embraced me and welcomed me into a community that I am honored to have been a part of. You guys will always be special to me and I hope you know how much you mean to me. I consider you all a part of my family, as you once invited me into yours. It’s important to me that you all know this, especially in light of the nature of the news many find so disheartening. Without you, I would be nothing. Because of you, I am an author. Don’t let your contributions to the success of people like me go lost in all of this. Without readers, a writer is a diarist. Without friends, a writer is alone. Without money, a writer’s wife makes his life miserable. I thank you for your friendship and my sanity.

I’ll close with a nostalgic look back at my career with Delirium Books, which appears will  conclude with the final novella under the crazy skull cheese-moon imprint logo:











My undying gratitude to all! Onward and upward!






Thanks to all of you, sales of the BURIAL GROUND eBook have surpassed the 10,000 unit mark. I am grateful to each and every one of you for your support and friendship. It’s because of you that I can continue to keep doing whatever it is I think I’m doing.

As a thank you, of sorts, you can now pick up my new novel, THE COYOTE, for 99 cents for a limited time: HERE.

Thank you!


They’re the perfect victims.

Arizona shares nearly four hundred miles of international border with Mexico, thirty-six of which are completely unfortified. On one side lies desperation; on the other, opportunity.

There’s no record of their destinations.

Tens of thousands of undocumented aliens pass through these thirty-six miles every year, only to find one of the harshest and most inhospitable deserts on the planet waiting for them.

No one knows where to look when they disappear.

Hundreds die walking, casualties of the merciless sun, their bodies never to be identified. Others simply set out across the red Sonoran sands and vanish into thin air.

It’s as though they never existed at all.

Special Agent Lukas Walker is assigned to investigate a murder, the only evidence of which is a twenty-foot design painted on a rock formation in the victim’s blood. He quickly learns that if the heat doesn’t get you…

The Coyote will.

I think this one’s a whole lot of fun! I hope you do, too!


The process of redesigning the covers of my Delirium Books titles has begun. We decided to “brand” my novels to make them readily identifiable and position them more aggressively in the market. (Also to distinguish them from those of another author publishing under the same name.) It’s been a lot of fun! And in that spirit, I’m proud to present BLOODLETTING:

And coming soon, INNOCENTS LOST:

More news coming soon!