Thank you for visiting. I have been a fan of the zombie genre for some time now, enough that I decided to try my hand at serious writing. My first series, White Flag of the Dead, chronicles the experiences of a man who is trying to survive a plague of the infected dead, and keep his son alive as well. It is a story of desperation, survival, and hope. It is a story that reminds us the most important thing is not just being alive, but living. Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

White Flag Lives!

I thought about doing a book of short stories based on the WFOTD characters, but Severed didn't think it was a good idea, so I think I will post the stories here as they occur to me. I know I mentioned Tommy and Duncan at Disney, so I'll have to put that one here. I also have a few gaps to fill in, especially like where John and Charlie went after they left Starved Rock. Stay tuned.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

A note from John

I get asked the same questions a lot, mostly from people just trying to survive, so I don't really mind. But it occurred to me that I could just put in one place what I think is best and why.  Call them reviews, call them advice, doesn't really matter to me. So the new series will be called WFOTD reviews, and will focus on the gear the crew uses and why. So I will be posting about firearms and ammunition, Charlie will post about weapons ( other than guns ) , Duncan will get to do edged weapons, and Tommy asked to do survival living, for some strange reason.
Stay tuned!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

End of the Series

Finished White Flag of the Dead Book 9 : The Zombie Wars (We all fall down) this morning, Will be sending to the editor this afternoon.
Feels a little weird. This series has been part of me for four years, and this crew has been as close to me as my own family. I'll probably continue here with more stories and advice as I think of them, but I will be moving on to another series "Born in the Apocalypse" I posted a part of it here a while back, and I will be finishing the first book pretty soon.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015



Thursday, September 3, 2015

Zombie Wars II

Finished the second book in the Zombie Wars series. Sorry, no Denver, I took the book in a completely different direction, but I think it will all come together in the end.   Hopefully we will have a published version before the end of next week.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

WFOTD Zombie Wars

Okay.  Just put the last chapter to bed, now all I need to do is edit, edit, edit, and assemble the thing in some sort of coherent story.  It's going to be a little different than the last books, but should still work out.
Should get it to Severed by Monday.