Friday, July 20, 2018



It’s been a while since I’ve updated the blog, so I thought I’d post some updates for my works in progress. A lot has been going on, so I’m behind on some projects.

Voodoo Rumors book 4: Wild Pooch.   This chapter in the series finds Dietrich and Natalie working to figure out who is killing young women in Nashville’s south side. They know it’s a werewolf, but which one? The book is about halfway completed.

Voodoo Rumors books 1, 2, and 3: audio books. Contracts have been signed on the first three books to record them for Murdoch Pennington is the reader. I’ve already listened to the first part of The Blood Red Ruby and it sounds great! I think you’ll love it.

Keely: My first self-published work was the novella Keely. It has also been one of my best sellers. But with every first attempt at something, a few errors crept in during the process. A re-edited version is in the works, along with a new cover. Look for it in time for the Dr. Who/Steampunk Convention in Clarksville, TN in late September.

The Adventures of Anastasia Hawk. I’d written a short steampunk story a few years ago, based on the mother of the Hawk girls from my novel, The Lightning Bolts of Zeus. The Celeste Affair has been a good seller and I’ve had a number of folks asking to see more of Anastasia’s adventures. Therefore, I’m working on a short story collect, due out by end of the year.

Upcoming releases from Pro-Se Productions: These anthologies should be out soon and each has one of my short stories.
High Adventure History 2:  My story is A Life for a Life. It is a tale of the infamous fem fatal, Mata Hari and her big adventure to deal with an out of control German General.
Black Pulp 2: My story, A Wolf in the PussyCat Casino is another Black Wolf story.

Stay tuned for more information about the upcoming works.

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!