Chase Baker and The Vikings’ Secret (A Chase Baker Thriller #5)

Franchising Isn’t Just for Fast Food Restaurants

Chase Baker is a character created by Vincent Zandri, an author of thrillers I admire quite a bit. The Chase Baker series of novels are a little like The Da Vinci Code meets Indiana Jones, with more Rambo and less down time. Readers seem to enjoy the tales, which combine an occult secret (for example, the bones of Jesus Christ) with high stakes and plenty of action. The first book, The Shroud Key, is still charting high. Continue reading

When the Black-Eyed Children Knock & Other Stories

Black eyed kids horror halloween stories

“Whatever you do, don’t let them inside.”

Available exclusively on Wattpad!

Liam is a new father struggling to adapt to life with a baby. Growing more sleepless and paranoid with each passing night, he wonders if the taps on the windows and mysterious faces at the door are all in his head. He’ll find out the terrifying truth when the black-eyed children knock.

When the Black-Eyed Children Knock is a superbly suspenseful read. You’ll never hear a knock at the door at night in the same way.

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Glass Eye: Confessions of a Fake Psychic Detective

glasseye-sobieck-ebook-smashwordsNow available only on Wattpad: Glass Eye: Confessions of a Fake Psychic Detective.

Her psychic powers are fake, but the kidnapped girl she needs to find is real.

Zandra is an infamous “psychic” who grifts the gullible residents of her small Wisconsin town using her wits, not anything supernatural. Her skills are put to the ultimate test when the police tap her to help find a kidnapped girl.

But there’s a catch. The girl’s father apparently got away with murdering Zandra’s husband years ago.

Can Zandra put aside her grudge for the sake of a missing child? Or is this the perfect opportunity for revenge?

Read an Interview about this Novel

Head over here to Dana King’s blog for a terrific interview all about Glass Eye.

Maynard Soloman, Gal-Damn Detective

8 Funny Detective Stories with Maynard Soloman, Gal-Damn Detective

Since launching with the first short story, Maynard Soloman Solves the War on Drugs, Maynard Soloman, gal-damn detective, has become somewhat of a cult hero. Or a folk hero. Or maybe just confused.

Using his vocabulary of insults from bygone days and a decaying RV, the old-timey Maynard Soloman made good on his promise to fix the problems of the modern world one case at a time. Or at least cuss at them until they went away.

8 Funny Detective Stories represents his first eight cases of mystery, malarkey and misadventure. Each combines the slapstick fun of The Pink Panther with the sharp wit of The Onion, if both lived in an RV watching nothing but old Westerns. Fans of Carl Hiaasen’s crime fiction humor, Elmore Leonard’s bumbling bad guys or snappy current events satire will enjoy these quick reads.

Despite being older than dirt, the Ol’ Badger is just getting started – so long as the piss and vinegar don’t run out. Here are the short stories and bonus features you’ll find in this keen collection.

Short Stories:
1. Maynard Soloman Solves the War on Drugs
2. Maynard Soloman Fixes Social Security and Eats a Pony
3. Maynard Soloman and the Job-Nabbin’ Illegal Immigrants
4. Maynard Soloman Proves Santa Claus is Real
5. Maynard Soloman Legalizes Gay Knot Tying
6. Maynard Soloman Takes the Bus to a Strip Club
7. Maynard Soloman & the Bull$hit Cancer Awareness Campaign
8. Maynard Soloman vs. The Kidney Thieves

Bonus Features:
How to Cuss Like Maynard Soloman
Maynard Soloman’s Two-Beer Critter Marinade
Maynard Soloman’s Guide to Milk and Cookies
10 Signs Your Kid is in a Cult
Maynard’s Guide to Tipping
Maynard’s Guide to Charitable Giving
Dr. Maynard’s Guide to Kidney Transplants
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I’m happy to have short stories in these excellent anthologies. Check ’em out!


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Burning Bridges: A Renegade Fiction Anthology, edited by McDroll, Heath Lowrance and myself

The Neon Moon: A Roman Dalton Anthology, edited by Paul D. Brazill (starring a werewolf detective)

Exiles: An Outsider Anthology, edited by Paul D. Brazill (also in print here) Continue reading