It’s been a long journey. I wrote the first Dead Jack story way back in 2006, and immediately filed it away. It sat on my computer for six years before I submitted it for publication — and what do you know? It got accepted on the first try. (It was also my first story acceptance.) Still, another two years went by before it saw publication in the pages of Weird Tales magazine in 2014, which is also when I began work on the first Dead Jack novel.
This summer I ran a Kickstarter for the book and eded up raising more than $5300.
Now you can finally read it! The print book looks amazing. There are three interior illustrations and other, little illustrations on every page. You really need to own this book! Here’s the book description:
THE DEAD DICK RISES…
Pandemonium: a twilight dimension of nightmare creatures, mythical beings, the undead, and everything in between. To Dead Jack, it’s hell sweet hell. In the first book of the series, the tortured, drug-addicted detective stumbles upon his most dangerous case yet, and the fate of the world hangs in the balance. Can the zombie P.I. and his associate, the homunculus Oswald, save the day? It won’t be easy. The duo must face rogue leprechauns, ghost pirates, a sex-obsessed shark woman, sycophantic ghouls, an insecure fire demon, and a goateed maniac who calls himself the Duke of Pandemonium. Good thing Jack’s getting paid in a ton of fairy dust!
Also includes the first Dead Jack story, “The Case of the Amorous Ogre,” as well as a bonus scene from the warped perspective of the homunculus Oswald.
The paperback edition features three interior illustrations by artist Ed Watson.
For more info and a look at the illustrations go to DeadJack.com
Or you can just buy the book here: