Denise Baer is a native of the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, and currently resides in Germany with her husband and fur-baby, Shakespeare. She can be stubborn and downright finicky; the last one doesn’t apply to food though. Perseverance is a trait she often equates with her college degree, but she’s still waiting for her Pulitzer Prize nomination. Denise is a blogger, poet, and multi-genre author of two published books: a dark, psychological suspense thriller, NET SWITCH; and women’s fiction / romantic comedy adventure, FOGGED UP FAIRY TALE. Currently she’s working on a crime mystery series, and a humor novel to tame her unbalanced side.
‘To Kill A Mocking Dog’ is the first novel in a series of mysteries aimed at adults/young adults with a daft and slightly dark sense of humour. Marty Hollis, recently deceased, is faced with the chance to live again – only now he must travel back in time and save lives.
As if the saving lives thing wasn’t bad enough, he is given a partner; a talking dog from Glasgow, Scotland, named Weedgie.
And they don’t exactly get along…
William Bradshaw, King of the Goblins
Desperate for work, Will Bradshaw makes the mistake of accepting a job as manager offered by the law firm of Cickam, Wender and Downe. Too late he learns his job is to ‘manage’ the goblins on the world of Other Place as their king. His goblins are short, stupid and a little crazy, and they consider his orders helpful suggestions.
As if that wasn’t enough, Will accidentally starts a war with the fashion obsessed human monarch Kervol Ket. Goblins haven’t won a war in recorded history and have no intention of starting now. In spite of this Will isn’t giving up. It’s going to take stealth, subterfuge and a seemingly endless supply of detonating outhouses, but Will Bradshaw is determined to win.
Typos are lethal to 98% of the population. Be thankful Typo Squad is on patrol …
Richard Shonnary was a Typo Squad legend. He had a gift for seeking out and destroying errorist cells, and was almost singlehandedly responsible for bringing about the end of errorism. But one night, a single errant bullet fired by his brother prematurely ended his career.
Convinced to come out of self-imposed retirement after five years, Richard unknowingly gives rise to his greatest enemy — Anton Nym. Will he and his new partner be able to stop this latest threat before deadly typos are unleashed upon an unwitting world?
Josef Matulich counts himself as having at least three and a half jobs. He has his day job in a Large Insurance Company Call Center, helping the frontline troops from the Help Desk. He is also the co-owner of The Alley Vintage & Costume which sells vintage from Victorian to 1980s and is only semi-haunted by the clothing’s previous owners. He has been a free-lance writer since 17, creating plays, novels, RPGs and screenplays. In a different creative vein, he has been a make-up artist and prop maker for theater groups, local film-makers and haunts. In his copious free time, he endeavors to be a decent husband, father and friend, though perhaps the worst uncle in recorded history. Wait a minute, the numbering’s off…
Moristoun is an island Scottish people are sent to in the afterlife when they have died by suicide. Buchan, a lawyer who has been there for 200 years, finds out he can escape the island by helping modern Scots steer clear of suicide. He decides to bring one of these mortals, McSorely, to Moristoun to boost his self esteem by working as his legal assistant but it doesn’t quite go as planned.
Drip: A Gothic Bromance
“A hand wearing a fancy watch parted the office blinds, and J.D. felt nauseous with despair: suddenly he knew—even though he could not explain how—that all of his mojo had been permanently taken away.”
J.D. and George: thick as thieves since the fourth grade. J.D., the troublemaker, the stud: the alpha. George, the sidekick, the misfit: the loser. Upon graduating college, J.D. has convinced the only job creator in rusty Middlestop to hire them. BrewCorp, the hot new coffee and retail chain, is offering a vice presidency to the employee with the boldest plan for growth, and J.D. is determined to be the guy. When not sleeping with co-workers, he hatches his pitch for a one-of-a kind data pipeline. He is unbeatable–until George grabs the promotion. Now J.D. wants answers. His quest to find them—and to deal with the monstrous truth—is the subject of indie filmmaker Andrew Montlack’s wry debut novel, which features the same biting satire that made his mockumentary, The Devil’s Filmmaker, a cult classic.
In a mere seven years Maura has published four novels, won two national book awards and critical acclaim from the Midwest Book Review. In her spare time, she serenades her cat.