Sunday, December 17, 2023


New work announcement! I was recently asked by the fabulous and very talented writer/filmmaker Staci Layne Wilson to contribute a short story to the latest edition of her great ROCK & ROLL NIGHTMARES series of books. While many of the editions are of a non-fiction nature, the latest one, PARALLEL LINES, is more along the lines of Marvel's WHAT IF? series of comic books and the animated series, looking at alternative and speculative rock & roll histories.
For my story, "KISS Face-Off", I went with the scenario of "What if KISS took off their make-up in 1978 at the height of their fame?" To make it a bit more fun, I wrote the story under a female pseudonym and did it in the style of a classic teen magazine report from the day (SWEET SIX-TEEN is the name of the faux magazine).
To help inspire the story and get me in the right frame of mind, I even designed a faux magazine cover. PARALLEL LINES is being published on January 8, 2024 (in honor of Elvis' birthday). It will be available as a paperback, kindle, and audiobook. The kindle is already up for pre-order on Amazon, paperback and audiobook options should be added shortly. Will post links once all editions are available.