Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Preditors & Editors Reader's Favorites Poll for 2017

Preditors & Editors Reader's Favorites Poll for 2017

Two of my short stories, released in 2017, were entered into the annual Read's Favorites Poll. A couple of years ago, a pair of my works won first place. This year, I didn't win the top spot, but both stories did place in the Top Ten, in their respective categories.

History NOW: Apollo 11   - Top Ten Finisher for Best Science Fiction Short Story.

A blending of science fiction, time travel, and the reality television genre. 

Kaylana   -  Top Ten finisher for Best Horror Short Story.

A fusion of horror and Steampunk as a young woman finds herself trapped in a mansion with a vampire. Desperate for escape, she finds every path blocked and the monster seems to foresee her every move. Can she survive until dawn or will she lose everything?


Thank you to everyone who voted!!! Your support is greatly appreciated.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Killbug Eulogies review

The Killbug Eulogies is worldbuilding at its best. 

The story is hardly a single tale. Instead, the book revolves around a troop of soldiers, stranded on a distant world and fighting off an enemy consisting of various intelligent insect species. With the troop’s chaplain dead, the men are told they will eulogize their fallen brothers. So each chapter then is the eulogy of a different man.  
With the story being told about each of the fallen, we learn more about the fate of the Earth, the fate of humanity, and delve into the world of the insects. Each story has its own unique tone, sometimes funny, sometimes melancholy. That is what makes this work so incredibly special, one moment you’re laughing and the next you’re wiping a tear.
Madden took a crazy idea and a difficult and disconnected form of storytelling and knocked out a hit.  This story is a must for Sci-Fi fans. 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Blood in Snowflake Garden is out in audio

The Blood in Snowflake Garden  is out in audio

The audio version of The Blood in Snowflake Garden is finally available. Clark Clayson did a fantastic job as the narrator. His voice provided a unique and some what darker tone for the story. I think you'll enjoy. 
As a bonus to the blog readers, the first 3 folks to email me at and mention the audio book and the blog will get a 'freebie' code to for the book.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Upcoming Stuff

Upcoming Stuff

Some may have noticed that I’ve released very little work over the past year or two. Aside from a few short stories, I’ve written far less than I’d have liked. But, having said that, I’ve not stopped completely.
So what can you expect from me this year? I have short stories, coming up in a pair of anthologies from Pro-Se Productions, hopefully, later this year. One will be another Black Wolfe story in Black Pulp 2. The other will be a World War 1 adventure, featuring the notoriously sexy, Mata Hari.
More exciting is a series of six novellas, being released one a month, starting in August or September of this year. The novellas will feature a Nashville detective named Thomas Dietrich. Set in 1951, Dietrich’s cases deal with the paranormal elements that infest his city. Werewolves, vampires, ghosts and demons, all attempt to find ways to make The Music City a Hell on Earth, but the city has a savior fighting for its very soul.

Dietrich’s Nashville will be a dark noir-styled, paranormal series. If the first set do well, there will be a ‘1952’ series.

On down the road, there are more stories coming. A revamped version of one of my first stories, Kaylana is in the works for both ebook and audio. 

An audio version of History Now is underway. An outline for the next Snowflake Garden book is just waiting on me to pull out of the archives and get started.

Stay tuned for more.

Monday, March 6, 2017

History Now! Apollo 11

Latest release!

History Now! Apollo 11 is a sci-fi tale about a journalist who bounces around in time, chronicling some of the most dramatic events in human history. But with every trip through the timestream, there is a danger of tweaking some little something that causes a massive, sometimes disastrous change in the time line.  
History Now! is available in ebook form, with an audible version coming soon.

Available now!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

2016 and the Uncertain Future

2016 and the Uncertain Future

I think everyone can agree that 2016 was a terrible year. Terrible in so many ways that I’m not going to try and list them, but not many are talking about the good things from the past twelve months. No matter had bad things may be, there are always some bright points.
I did a little thinking about my own life, my own experiences, and the positive side of 2016. So if I can bore you for a moment, I’d like to list out some of the better things for me from this past year.

  • For starters, I had a serious health issue that’d been around for a long while but finally needed attention. Thanks to the support of my friends and many acquaintances, I was able to afford treatment and feel better than I have in years.

  • As the Literary Director at the Steampunk Expo & Gothic Con, I got to pick the guest authors. So, getting a weekend to dine and chat about writing with two of my favorite authors, Alex Bledsoe and David B. Coe, was freakin’ awesome.

  • Although my writing has slowed down drastically for a number of reasons this year, I did get a couple of short stories published, along with the anthology, Capes & Clockwork vol.2.

  • My children, my girlfriend, and friends are all healthy and doing well. Plus the Lewis household gained a member, a pup named Chewie.

  • I got good news from L.A. regarding the Snowflake television series and the option was renewed for another year.

  • I watched as several of my writing friends achieved their dream and got their first book/story published. Many were folks who I’d worked with over the years in the NWMG, so seeing their hard work end in success was wonderful.

Now we look to 2017 and the ascension of a reality TV star to the White House. Things are uncertain and there is a lot of fear in the nation. Still, we need to focus on what is important.

So here’s to 2016, so long and thanks for all the fish.