Other

This is a pile of my other work. I’ve written everything from Science Fiction to Contemporary Fantasy to Poetry, and it’s all available here. Check it out!

 

The Chosen is my first novel, and I describe it as a whiskey-soaked mildly sacrilegious contemporary fantasy. Get it digitally for Kindle or Nook, or in analog edition from CreateSpace

What do you get when you mix a couple of immortals, a snotty archangel, the Father of Lies, a redneck street preacher and a couple of wiseass waitresses from Texas? You get a cross-country road trip to save the world, of course!

Adam (yeah THAT Adam) has been around for a long time, but even he’s never seen anything like this. He has to gather his ex-girlfriend and his youngest daughter with his ex-wife (you remember Eve, right?) and his oldest surviving son (Cain) and get them across the country for a meeting with Archangel Michael and Lucifer to determine the fate of the world. Along the way there are strip clubs, cheap beer, expensive whiskey, biker bar fights, shotgun blasts in motel parking lots, sing-alongs in public parks and other wild adventures as our group of intrepid immortals and universal icons travel to save the world.

 

 

 

Genesis is currently only available digitally for the Kindle, but is also available in print

The end of the world was just the beginning.

Now they have to stay alive.

17-year-old Christin Kinsey started the day with nothing more pressing than an English exam. But when an EMP attack knocked out all technology across the globe, she found herself in the mountains of Georgia trying to stay alive in a world suddenly thrown back in time a hundred years or more.

New revised and re-edited edition.

And when she starts shooting lightning bolts out of her hands, things get really weird. Christin, her younger brother Matt, and Matt’s cute friend Dave have to figure out what this new world is about, why they suddenly have super powers, and what happened to their mom in this apocalyptic fantasy novel geared for audiences 16 and up.

 

 

 

 

Headshot is a novella, introducing a teenage girl assassin. Some people just need shooting. And Cindy’s just the girl to do it. Available digitally for Kindle and Nook, and also available in print

She’s a black belt. She’s a world-class sniper. She’s a sophomore.

Meet Cindy O’Shea, a normal high school student dealing with homework, a best friend who’s a geek, a single mom with her own issues, and the toughest after-school job in the world.

She’s an assassin.

Follow Cindy, her best friend Tina, her nemesis Tamara and Tina’s hottie brother Jason to New York City for a Broadway show with a little post-show kidnapping and mayhem for an after-party.

 

 

 

 

Balance is a collection of three science fiction short stories. Available only in ebook for Kindle and Nook

In Balance, the title story, a young girl working at a fast food restaurant is given a special keypad that controls the fortunes of her customers. She finds out the hard way that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

In Lenora, a ragtag group of survivors looks urgently for shelter from an alien invasion. Their salvation comes from the unlikeliest of places…or does it? This is a tale of hope in a hopeless world.

Getting Ahead explores the lengths a father will go to in order to secure a better place for his children. The old desire to see your kids have it better than you did is taken to the extreme in this chilling tale of love and sacrifice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Returning the Favor – My first collection of short stories, poetry and narrative non-fiction was published in late 2009. It’s a collection of blog posts, true and false stories from a decade or so of my life, and was my first experiment with self-publishing. It’s a decent peek into my twisted head. Be careful, here there be monsters. Available for Kindle and in print.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Dirt Boy – This collection of poetry is culled from a year or two of submissions to various literary magazines, online and off. One of the poems in here won the Charlotte Writers’ Club Board Prize for Poetry, and another was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. I still write the odd poem here and there, but for the most part have switched my focus to fiction. This is available for Nook and Kindle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

9 thoughts on “Other

  1. John I just downloaded and read Returning the Favor. “Christmas Lights” was very good. I read it and then had my youngest daughter read it out loud to the family just before we had breakfast this Christmas morning.

    I am a pastor in Traverse City Michigan. My wife and I are transplants from North Carolina. We moved here after spending 16 years in Alaska. I am sending this note to tell you that I stumbled across you on Kindle and enjoyed your writing.

  2. Hi John… hope this finds you doing well. I am the guy who sent you the note that is posted on your website about Christmas Lights. Awesome to see it posted on your page.

    I just published my first short story on Kindle and was wondering if I could send you a gift copy and get a little feed back. I am pretty new to the game here.

    If you like it I would really be greatful if you could give it a nod. If I am out of line with this please forgive my ignorence I am just trying to find my way.

    The story is called, THE NOTE and it is easier to find by just doing an amazon search of my name….cameron dockery. I would really like to send you a copy.

    Thanks,

    Cam

  3. Just found your books thanks to Amazon “recommendations” Good work mate. I burned through “Chosen” and devoured the Black Knight books in about a week’s time. Look forward to reading more from you soon. keep up the good work.

  4. Hello John,

    Thank you for the fun reads. I thought everyone had lost their sense of humor and imagination. Please keep writing the fun stuff. I also enjoy the fact that you epublish. It’s wonderful to see writing that didn’t take a connection to some literary agent in order to see the light of day. Again thank you for the laughs and the lasting mental visuals- I still can’t get the skinny voodoo magician out of my mind.

    Many Thanks,
    LeAnna

  5. I really enjoyed your free short story Voodoo Children – A Bubba the Monster Hunter.

    Are you planning on doing more with this character?

  6. Yes, there are already two other Bubba stories available – Ho-Ho-Homicide and Ballet of Blood. I plan on doing about a short a month with Bubba.

  7. I really like your book Genesis (Return to eden)

    I really want to know if you are writing another book in the series???

  8. I am working on Exodus, the second book in the series. I’m not sure right now if the story will wrap up in Exodus or if there will be a third book. Thanks!

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