Until Dawn

In the middle of the night, there are creatures who hunt. Once they catch your scent, they will track you down. Nothing will stop them. The only way to survive is to fight UNTIL DAWN. This story will grip you from the…

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Ruination

Decades ago, in the hills of Georgia, the music of the two brothers was born from pain. That pain was inflicted on them by a demon of a man, and even after he died, he followed them. Their audience grew and the…

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Stay Away

Every small town has secrets. Some secrets can kill. He’s always been there, the old gentleman in the funeral suit, hanging around the big oak tree. Even before the cemetery was dug, the natives knew about him. He was just as much…

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Succinct

Decades after the apocalypse there is a new threat to the survivors, and Ashley can't convince anyone to take it seriously. Even her father, the great Robby Pierce, can't be swayed. Her only recourse is to go off on her own to…

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Extinct Series

The apocalypse begins with a blizzard. For a few unlucky survivors, it never ends. Extinct kicks off this series and is available in several formats across most major retailers. Get it for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iOS, or Android, or listen on Audible.…

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Spores

Every hunter has a story of an expedition gone wrong. Every person who has held a gun has imagined what it would be like to point that barrel at another human being. Some decisions come down to survival. Other decisions are made…

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Mumma’s House

The house belongs to them now. To provide for her son, June would sacrifice anything. She would live in fear every day and shield her son from it. She would stay, tormented, to hang onto his inheritance.  This year, something is different. Forces in the family are…

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Killer Savant

I pledge to yell at my parents, not brush my teeth, and tear up my homework.I pledge to steal the car, and shoplift candy.I pledge to burn down a vacant house, and stab a stranger.I pledge all these things because I don’t…

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Distinct

Robby is seeing ghosts, and he’s not the only one. There are few people left in the world—many of them are thinking about how things might have been. They’re seeing ghosts of a life that was nearly reality. This new war that…

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Island King

Some secrets, committed to the ground by careful hands, need to stay buried.  Tien and Matt don’t care about that—they’re just fulfilling their obligations to the TV show that made them famous. They survived, vote after vote, as the game progressed. Now,…

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Fiero’s Pizza

There’s something out there waiting for your family and it needs you to call. Your baby can sense it. In the middle of the night, when the curtains blow, you can sense it too. All it needs is an opening. Once it’s…

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Beneath the Cut

In the near future, confessions and evidence won’t be required to convict a criminal. A suspect’s own memories will be Imaged to prove their guilt.  Abel Dayan is in an impossible situation. A despicable child murderer has been captured and Abel has…

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Super Apex

As a species, people have tamed the Earth. Individually, in the face of a superior predator, we’re all just as helpless as the day we were born. And a superior predator is out there. Humans may be the Apex predator, but there’s something even…

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Dug the Drummer

My heart is pounding. The bar is packed. My hands are so sweaty that I can barely grip the sticks. It’s just me and the guys against a whole crowd of drunkards. It doesn’t feel like a calling, but it sure as…

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Kill Cycle

The town I grew up in is dying, and I know who’s killing it. At least I think I do. But he’s a master manipulator and nobody will believe me. It’s up to me to prove that he’s the serial killer who…

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Madelyn’s Mistake

For so many years, Madelyn had protected her grandmother's cabin for posterity. Her nephew proved that it simply wasn't important. Family was important.  Down in Fairbanks, it’s a fragile time for the small community. Any pressure could fracture the structure they’ve achieved.…

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Post Grace

Grace Anne Orlov died peacefully in her home on Thursday, the 7th. Her husband, John, survives her in body if not in spirit. John studied killers and death, but failed to learn how to live alone after more than forty years of…

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Accidental Evil

Kingston Lakes is a quiet town. During long summer days, the residents barely have a care. They almost never have to worry about the rise of a bloodthirsty demon who wants to feast on their flesh and enslave their immortal souls. Almost never.

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Punch List

Jeff doesn’t want to think about the future. He’s not even sure he can deal with the present. High school, friends who aren’t friendly, and his crumbling family are hard enough. It’s time for him to make a change. Maybe, with a…

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Inhabited

They were looking for an adventure—a night of harmless fun. Miguel has a map. Kristin’s friend has the equipment. The mine leads to the cave, and the cave is where they’ll find their fortune.But down in the darkness, something waits. It needs them.The…

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The Claiming

It wasn’t her fault. It wasn’t Lizzy’s fault that she saw the cloaked people out in the yard. It wasn’t her fault that she was drawn by the moonlight to watch them as they advanced on the house. And it definitely wasn’t her…

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Camp Sacrifice

Welcome to Camp Sacrifice.You’ll find your cabin clean and comfortable, but please bring the following items to get the most out of your vacation this summer:1 - personal story of bone-chilling fright1 - mirror for summoning spirits1 - sharp knife for things…

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Thomas has found the biggest story of his career, and he can’t believe his luck. He’s sitting in the prison cell that at one time housed each of The Big Four, the state’s most notorious murderers. There’s only one problem: he’s beginning…

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Instinct

Surviving the end of the world wasn’t enough. Driving away an alien invasion wasn’t enough. Faced with certain death, Robby’s group is on the move once more. They’re headed west, hoping to find other people who have escaped the apocalypse. To live,…

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Skillful Death

Deep in an Old World forest, an unnamed village lies hidden. Decades pass as the village waits for its special son to return. The boy challenged the lion, bested the snake, and defeated the elephant. He possessed an unearthly skill. His return…

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Migrators

Do not speak of them. Your words leave a scent. They will come.Somewhere in the middle of Maine, one of the world's darkest secrets has been called to the surface. Alan and Liz just wanted a better life for themselves and their…

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Blood Ghost

They stopped the monster, but his blood remained. It soaked into the forest floor, poisoning the New Hampshire soil. The witch fed. She, the Blood Ghost, the thief of life’s essence, grew strong on that blood, and she grew bold. Now she’s…

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Extinct

The blizzard hit like a hammer, right on Thanksgiving Day. But on a little island off the coast of Maine, the falling snow wasn’t the dangerous part.  There was something out there in the storm. Anyone who went outside would vanished. Robby…

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The Hunting Tree

For thousands of years a supernatural killer has slept in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. An amateur ghost hunter has just woken him up. Now that he stalks the night once more, he's traveling east. Although the monster's actions are pure…

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Lies of the Prophet

Gregory was the first to rise from the grave. With no organs and no pulse he burst from his coffin demanding to know why he’d been buried. His subsequent book made him a billionaire and encouraged others to follow in his footsteps.…

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The Vivisectionist

The boys have the perfect summer planned. They'll camp out in the backyard for their last vacation before high school. There's only one problem — even though they're just a hundred feet from the safety of the house, they're being hunted by…

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Stars 2020

This is the landing page for my code update of Stern Stars (1978). The new software requires a daughter card plugged into J5 (based on an Arduino Nano). The documentation for how to build the card and the rules for the new…

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Notes from Maine – 8

Warning - because I quote my father, there is some profanity below. My father remains in the hospital. It’s not Covid-19 related. Just as the lockdown started, he had a couple of falls because he didn’t have any strength in one of…

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Notes from Maine – 7

Do you sometimes wake up and wonder where the dreams stop and reality begins? The last twenty years or so might not have happened. There’s no way to be sure. Sometimes I’m convinced that I’m going to wake up and it’s going…

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Notes from Maine – 4

With everyone spending so much time apart from friends and family, I want to tell you about an annual tradition that takes place at my house. The party is a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving, and it hasn’t missed a year in…

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Notes from Maine – 3

When we’re not in total lockdown, I have friends come over every Thursday evening. We catch up on the past week, debate where we’re going to have dinner, and usually end up at a local restaurant, holding the menus at arm’s length…

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Notes from Maine – 2

I’m finding it very difficult to get back to my normal schedule. It should be easy. Before, all I ever did was sit at home at write books. There’s nothing stopping me from doing that right now. I’m supposed to stay at…

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Diagnosing a Gottlieb System 80

Recently, I got a "The Amazing Spider-Man" (Gottlieb 1980) that won't boot. I've never worked with this architecture before, so my diagnostics might seem a little haphazard, but this is my plan: Make sure the board has good power and the chips…

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