Books and Stories

Detroit 2020 (2nd Edition)


Dr. Julia Blaze recruits mercenary Dagger Estevez to escort her across the ruins of Free Detroit. He kills mutants on site, but as long as she takes her pills, he’ll never know she’s changing. Will Julia find a cure for her mutation before time runs out, or will she be captured by the maniacal cyborg mayor Kilpatrick and his gang of thugs?

This action-packed grindhouse adventure blends monster blasting mayhem with dark comedy in an alternate future where Motor City has become the ultimate battleground!

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I read the entire book in one sitting because the story flowed so easily and was so engaging.

“You’re definitely going to enjoy this one if you have even a little affection for dumb popcorn movies.”


When Animals Attack: The 70 Best Horror Movies with Killer Animals

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(Contains my critical essay on the SyFy Original movie Sharknado)

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The definitive horror movie guide for fans of killers animals and “revenge of nature” films.

When Animals Attack: The 70 Best Horror Movies with Killer Animals provides a fascinating and entertaining insight into the cinematographic world of animals on the rampage. From well-known predators such as sharks and lions to unusual killing machines like turkeys, elephants, frogs, cats, and rabbits, there is no shortage of the species on display in this book.

Leading horror writers and filmmakers present their favorite “animals attack” films through in-depth essays. Some of the films are touching, some are repulsive, and some are just plain silly. Not all of these horror movies line up with the critical consensus, yet they have one thing in common: they have made the heart of the writer beat faster with excitement.


Strange Blood: 71 Essays on Offbeat and Underrated Vampire Movies

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(Contains my essay on the Nicholas Cage classic, Vampire’s Kiss)

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This is an overview of the most offbeat and underrated vampire movies spanning nine decades and 23 countries. Strange Blood encompasses well-known hits as well as obscurities that differ from your standard fang fare by turning genre conventions on their head. Here, vampires come in the form of cars, pets, aliens, mechanical objects, gorillas, or floating heads. And when they do look like a demonic monster or an aristocratic Count or Countess, they break the mold in terms of imagery, style, or setting. Leading horror writers, filmmakers, actors, distributors, academics, and programmers present their favorite vampire films through in-depth essays, providing background information, analysis, and trivia regarding the various films. 


Short & Flash Fiction

Jurassic Parking Lot

Trading Post (Corner Bar Magazine Volume 2, Issue 8)

Yard Sharks (Spectrum Magazine Volume 1 | Corvus Review Issue 11 Fall/Winter 2018)

Produce (Helix Magazine, Fall 2017)

Manufacturer’s Defect (O Unholy Night in Deathlehem: An Anthology of Holiday Horrors for Charity)