BUY - A WRITER’S BOOKSHOP
I occasionally write things. You occasionally read things. Seems we’re both in the right place.
Here you can buy my books, find links to other peoples’ publications in which my stories appear, and occasionally discover a one-off oddball at the bottom of the page - something of mine, something leaving my shelves. Shelf space is always at a premium here. My loss is potentially your gain. It could only be easier if I came and read to you. And that would be way more expensive.
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(1) At this time, we work through PayPal for online purchase - but PayPal will now let you use your PayPal or Venmo account, or your major credit card to pay. If you’d like to pay the old-fashioned ways, please email email@example.com and we’ll sort it out. Other digital ways are still unavailable. Sorry, ApplePay.
(2) HUNDRED ACRE preordering uses an order form because buying convenience is the only thing PayPal offers since moving from ‘simple cart building’ to ‘doctorate in computer science cart building’. You submit the form, I use your information to bill you via PayPal, you pay, I ship. And if you want to add a SHADY ACRES, you can mix and match on the form. Easy peasy.
(3) Oddballs still sell with a BUY NOW button because it’s a single item trigger pull, which PayPal hasn’t totally screwed up. Yet. Thanks for coming to my Doug Talk.
HUNDRED ACRE - THREE CRIMINAL ELEMENTS (2023)
(PREORDER - BOOKS EXPECTED TO SHIP BEGINNING MAY 1)
Take a stroll in the woods with a silly old bear who’s hot on the trail of his best friend’s killer…
Step into the shadows with an aged and unlucky ex-con out to settle an old supernatural score…
Ride shotgun with the Iron Vanguard as he tackles a criminal mastermind who’s three of a kind…
Never-before published, and available for purchase exclusively through this web store!
***BONUS: IF YOU PREORDER BEFORE APRIL 5, YOU’LL ALSO RECEIVE A SPECIAL ‘THANK YOU’ GIFT WITH YOUR ORDER.***
Paperback. 50 pages. $7 plus $4.00 shipping in the US. International shipping rates calculated per order based on destination country. (Feel free to inquire before you order at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
SHADY ACRES AND DARKER PLACES (2018)
Over there where the light doesn’t reach is another place... where a golem-maker performs high magic to save a cultural treasure; outlaw drillers play cat-and-mouse with the water czar of a dry future; a washed-up hero makes his bones shoring up villains’ lairs; a plumber leads a double-life as both luchador and clown; and more...
21 stories compiled from my first ten years creating them for fun and very meager profit, with story notes for people who like to study the gear wheels and where the squeal came from. Weird, unusual, macabre, chilling, tender, fun. Now embiggened by a shiny new wrap (content has NOT changed).
The dead trees version comes from me signed. You can order it unsigned through your local bookstore, if you want to spread your money around, or online from just about everyone who sells books, including the Jeff Bezos Omni-porium and Bait Shop. Same cost to you all the way around, but I make the most for your efforts here or with Lulu (laws of commerce, distribution, and middlemen.) Want to save a tree? It’s also available for a multitude of e-readers. (Rescue of tree not guaranteed. That’s Al Gore’s website.)
Trade Paperback, 195 pages. $16 plus $4 shipping US. International shipping rates calculated per order based on destination country.
E-book Editions - $2.99
WORK APPEARING ELSEWHERE
I receive nothing from the purchase of the items below (I got paid upon publication) except the satisfaction of pointing you towards publications who dig my work and other writers you might enjoy.
Best Short Stories From The Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest 2023
Contains my prize-winning story “Daddy, Play That Babalú”
Factor Four Magazine 2022 Anthology Contains my SF story “How To Speak To Monkey” Print and Kindle.
Pulp Modern: Volume Two, Issue Three
Contains my crime story “The Great Unknown” Print and Kindle.
Bards and Sages Quarterly, October 2018
Contains my horror story “The Floor Is Lava”
RARE, ODD, OR OTHERWISE (A ROTATING OFFERING)
NOW ON TAP:
SHADY ACRES AND DARKER PLACES
SIGNED/NUMBERED LIMITED HARDCOVER EDITION
Discovered in a packed box of books from the Great Westward Migration of 2021, long unavailable (on account of there were only 50 numbered copies to begin with.) All 21 stories in the paperback, PLUS five additional pieces that will probably never be reprinted again (never say never, but the urban patois of “Mister Eddie” may be best left out of print - even though the Poe Toaster showed up in 2023 again. Yay topicality! - and there are only so many miles to be wrung out of juvenilia.) Copy #50 of 50. I can’t swear #49 isn’t around here somewhere, but I also can’t say for sure it is.
$40 + $4 shipping (USPS Media Mail)
SOLD! - SOMETHING NEW COMING SOON!
SEASONS IN THE ABYSS - BLOOD BOUND BOOKS
AS NEW TRADE PAPERBACK - OUT OF PRINT / STUPIDLY RARE
From January 2011, published by Blood Bound Books: an anthology of 70 seasonal flash fiction stories. While Blood Bound is still going strong as a publisher, Seasons In The Abyss has gone down the memory hole: despite positive reviews and a broad swath of authors, it went out of print fairly quickly, vanished from their website within a year or so, and isn’t now among their history-stretching, 50-odd Kindle book offering. What happened? No idea. I *do* know it’s out of print, there isn’t a copy to be found anywhere else online (as of this writing), and I’ve seen two used copies for sale on the web in the last ten years - the most recent of which was in 2017 and sold for $120. I have three pieces in this little gem: the original publications of “Good Bait”, “Erin Beiber’s Wild Ride”, and “To The Devil, A Goat”. I’ll even triple-sign it if you want.
$50 + $4 shipping (USPS Media Mail)