Paperback Cover Reveals

I honestly debated about doing a post about this. I feel like paperbacks are never going to be a big seller for an Independent Writer. They are too expensive for someone to just grab on a whim because it looks interesting. A free EBook on the other hand that’s a different story. Readers will snatch those up quickly, and take a chance on an unknown that way. That’s why I work so hard to get the EBook covers right. That’s also the reason why I don’t spend tons of time or money on the paperbacks. I did though go in and spruce some of them up, so I thought I would at least give them a nod. I will reveal my favorite one below. If you are curious or prefer paperback books, click the links below. They will take you to the paperback section of my books on Amazon. Okay, here’s my favorite of the new paperback covers. Thanks for reading.



Cover Reveal and A Free Read: A Zombie Thanksgiving

I know we are nowhere close to the Thanksgiving holiday, but if you need a little taste of the season today (6/21) and tomorrow (6/22)  is your chance. I think this new cover works better than the others I’ve made for it. It still doesn’t have that pop I want it to have, but for now this is still the best cover I’ve ever given it. Grab your freebie at the links below.


A short story about a woman who risks life and limb in a Zombie Apocalypse in order to keep the Thanksgiving tradition alive.





Tuesdays with Mike and The Mike Beem Chronicles (6/20/2017): A Zombie Christmas 2

5 Stars out of 5: I dearly love this author’s short stories.

Description: A boy lost. A family desperate. It’s Christmas in a Zombie Apocalypse and Mike Beem is once again aiming for another Holiday miracle. His goal this year isn’t toys for the kids in the neighborhood. His goal this time is trying to save one small life so another family doesn’t have to suffer the way he suffered.

Mike lay in restless slumber, haunted by this world, haunted by the memories of those who had fallen, haunted by the ghosts of his past.

Donna Marie snuggled in close to him and stroked his long grey hair, trying to soothe him, trying to help him sleep. As she looked at him, lying there, she couldn’t believe she had fallen for a man who was just past 40-years-of-age.

Mike stirred, and opened his eyes. He turned his face to meet her eyes. She might have been 32, but her eyes carried the worry and trouble of so many who now lived in this world. “Couldn’t sleep?” He asked.

“I worry about you when you’re out there,” she replied, as Mike held her close. “We’re working clogs operating in a broken clock.”

“Are you worried about me going back out for that kid, Tommy?”

“Not just that. Every time you go out I worry about you. I wish you could just stay here and let everyone else do the running. Lord knows you’ve done more than most in this world. Building this place alone qualifies you for that,” Donna Marie replied, rolling over and sitting up. She slipped out of bed and covered her topless body with a house robe. She walked over to the window and looked outside. The snow was no longer falling, but the ground was covered in a heavy layer of white. Somewhere close to a foot, maybe a bit more, she guessed.

Did you know this was available as a paperback? Get it and the EBook at the Amazon links below.





DRAFT2DIGITAL (get the EPUB here)


Tales from the Blog (6/18/2017): Devil at the Wheel 3

“My uncle.”

“You’re dreaming. There’s no way he’s going to let you take out that Chevelle.”

“He ain’t going to know we did it.” Mike leaned a little closer to Vin, as he delivered the next part of his speech. “You see, he’s going out of town this weekend; and all we need to do is borrow it on Saturday and bring it back on Sunday, washed and clean, easy as a slice of pie.”

“He’s not going to take it when he leaves?”

“Never does. He’s got his traveling car for long trips. He only takes out the Chevelle when he’s home or trying to get laid.”

“So, it’s just going to be sitting there, ready for the taking.” Vin was getting super exited now. To drive a mint 1970 Chevy Chevelle, like the one he was restoring, would be like losing his virginity all over again.

“Ready and easy, lickety pleasy.”

“Time?” Vin was just thinking of the car now. He could almost feel that wheel in his hand and that power underneath his butt, smell the burning rubber, and hear the tail pipes as they roared out that sweet powerful engine music . . . to be continued next Sunday at 6 A.M. Do you need to catch up? Check out the Category “Tales from the Blog” in order to do so. Thanks for reading. Have a great Sunday.

Cool Posters Thursday (6/15/2017): Night of the Living Dead

This week I thought we would switch back to movie posters and feature one of the classics in the zombie genre – Night of the Living Dead.

Now, onto the posters.







So, A, B, or C, which is the one for thee?

B. caught my eye right away, but there is something about C. that just stands out. I think I might have to go with that one this week.

Cover Reveal and A Free Read: Fear of the Scarecrow

Not a lot to say about this one. I liked the original for it, but this one just seemed to pop a lot more when I created it. Anyway, this one is running free on 6/14 and 6/15. You can grab your freebie at the links below.

In case you didn’t know. This short story is based on my Haiku: Fear or the Scarecrow

In a field you hang

Upon this wood post you wait

For the night’s darkness


This short story is about a desperate man hungry for revenge. Sometimes revenge comes with a price.