Dekker's Dozen: A Waxing Arbolean Moon

      Christopher D Schmitz / Science Fiction
Dekker's Dozen: A Waxing Arbolean Moon

Spanning the planting of the Circle of Seven to the day Dekker Knight meets Vesuvius Briggs, A Waxing Arbolean Moon is an origins/prequel that fills in all gaps in the fractured timeline of Dekker’s Dozen: The Last Watchmen and functions as either Prologue or Epilogue depending on how you choose to look at it. Say yes to steampunk time-travel, King Solomon vs Asmodeus, and aliens in Akkadia/Egypt.The demon Dione existed before the dawn of time. Surely she was created alongside the very Divine Machine she came to loathe so much. From Dione’s seduction by Asmodeus and imprisonment at the hands of King Solomon to her release by an unwitting archaeologist, the timeline is punctuated with the baal’s influence and its counters by the time-traveling Ezekiel who repels the Arbolean invasion during the infancy of the Akkadian Empire with the weapons of an ancient Greek tinkererSpanning the dawn of creation and the planting of the Circle of Seven to the day Dekker Knight meets Vesuvius Briggs, A Waxing Arbolean Moon fills in all gaps in the fractured timeline of Dekker’s Dozen: The Last Watchmen and functions as either Prologue or Epilogue depending on how you choose to look at it.Before the chaos of steampunk time-travel, cyborg ninjas, plant-spore-controlled unicorn zombies, ghost warships, and Hassidic superweapons of The Last Watchmen, A Waxing Arbolean Moon pulls back the curtain on the galactic and celestial backstories.A Waxing Arbolean Moon is best read in conjunction with The Last Watchmen as a companion piece and may be difficult to follow without familiarity with the full novel.
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    The TGSPGoSSP 2-Part Trilogy

      Christopher D Schmitz / Humor
The TGSPGoSSP 2-Part Trilogy

Lampooning both the Fantasy and Sci-fi genres, the TGSPGoSSP skewers over-played tropes in Monty-Python fashion, calling on well-established satire and dark humor, popular culture, and a plethora of deadpan "dad jokes." If nobody has to explain the jokes on Big-Bang Theory to you, the this Two-Part Trilogy might be the perfect thing to read on the toilet... while still on the time-clock.Imagine if Monty Python’s Flying Circus lived in your head or you were a cynical curmudgeon (like a cross between a broke Donald Trump and Clint Eastwood’s character from Gran Torino) but weren’t mean enough to actual articulate the thoughts about people that sometimes amble through your head, begging to be voiced. That sort of lampooning might migrate to the fingers and be printed, rather than vocalized… and remember there’s a difference between libel and slander—they are separate crimes according to the law.The TGSPGoSSP 2-Part Trilogy mocks our beloved niches in genre fiction. All three books take shots at the usual suspects, both Fantasy and Sci-Fi in...Part A: The Epic Quest of Big EpicnessPart II: Start Wreck-The Trouble With ToastersLet me tell you who they TGSPGoSSP are: a bunch of imaginary friends who live inside my head and keep me just inside the thin line that separates the foil-hat basket-weavers from the asylum admin. Yes, I have imaginary friends… and half of them even like me.
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    Father of the Esurient Child

      Christopher D Schmitz / Horror / Thrillers & Crime
Father of the Esurient Child

Detective Franklin Monroe isn't easily unnerved. A missing persons lead from an old preacher sends him to an old religious woman's house. Wandering room after room filled with bodies and graffiti pentagrams, Franklin's unshakeable faith in the empiric falls into question. Evil and danger permeate the remote home. What happened to Kayla Adams? And what was unleashed inside the old Woodson mansion?Detective Franklin Monroe isn't easily disturbed by much and always finds the thread of logic in every case. He is certainly less prone to superstition than his partner, Hugo. When they follow up on a lead from an aging DCS case after an elderly caregiver dies, they don't expect much based on her mental condition. Her final days were spent raving of demonic activity. But inside the home, every inch of her dilapidated house challenges Franklin's unshakeable faith in the empiric. As they discover room after room filled with bodies, the detectives are compelled to investigate and discover answers for two questions. What happened to Kayla Adams? And what kind of hell was unleashed inside the old Woodson mansion? Father of the Esurient Child was originally published in Fear & Trembling Mag (Feb 2008) and was revised/expanded into a novelette in 2016
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