‘Chupacabrón: A Weird Tale of the California Missions’ is now available for pre-order, launching Sept. 22!

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Chupacabrón

A Weird Tale of the California Missions

A warrior monk with a mechanical hand hunts a shape-shifting, blood-sucking creature that has been slaughtering goats at San Antonio de Padua Mission.

This is part of the Weird Tales of the California Missions series, featuring the exploits of Teutonic Knight Otto Eisenschaf, “peculiar intercessor” for Father Junípero Serra, from 1778 to 1783.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER from Amazon-Kindle. Only 99 cents! Your copy will automatically download on Sept. 22.

READ FREE on Kindle Unlimited, on Sept. 22 or after.

This is a Weird Western short story with a Catholic twist. Approximately 8,200 words. Rated “PG” for action.

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I just finished my first draft of a new Weird Western story!

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Today I finished the first draft of a short story that takes place in my “Inquisitor” universe. Dominican priest Aidan McGrath joins forces with a youthful tailor and a homely muleteer to climb the formidable Sandia Mountains and rescue a Quinceañera from her abductor, the legendary Hairy Man. The story, which is set in 1833 New Mexico, has action, humor, and a mythic monster–with a Catholic twist.

I’m going to let the story rest for a few days, do my first round of revising and editing, then share it with my critique group and my editor. Next comes formatting, organizing pre-launch marketing, and finally publishing the story on Amazon-Kindle. All this will take place within the next month or two.

I’ll let you know when I’m ready to launch this fun, exciting story.

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The Night Nurse: western horror short story now available on Amazon-Kindle

Now available for pre-order on Amazon-Kindle…

Read for FREE on Kindle Unlimited!


When the mysterious Night Nurse at a hospice for dying miners selects Sister Angela as her successor, the young nun must walk the fine line between faith and fear to discover the truth about the Night Nurse’s dreadful Gift. This is a Western Horror short story with a Catholic twist.

ORDER NOW for only 99 cents and The Night Nurse will automatically download to your Kindle app or device.

Approximately 7,500 words. NOT APPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN.