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Advance Man

A political adventure set in the early days of the 2008 Democratic primary season, ADVANCE MAN is an insider’s look behind the scenes of an Advance operation that creates and controls the media image of a presidential candidate.
This novel is the story of presidential Advance as seen through the eyes of a veteran of the political wars–the Senior National Advance Lead, Bix. Read More…

Alterio’s Motive

El Simpatico likes to feed people to the sharks. His next favorite activity is to launder the hundreds of millions of dollars he hauls in every year from his drug and human trafficking business. Recently, though, cleaning money has become increasingly difficult. Read More…

Undead Redhead

You know things are bad when being dead is the BEST part of your day. Things have gone from rotten to, well, actually ROTTING for Sharon Backovic after her tragic wedding photo-related death. Now, she’s got no job, no phone, no place to live, and absolutely no idea of what a zombie who’s apparently STILL a Vegan should eat. . . Read More…

Beneath the Rock

In this unique novel, Tommy Birk evokes the anguish of combat veterans who leave their wars but whose wars don’t leave them.
The thriller explores their helplessness to stop the strange osmotic process by which their pain passes on to their families. Read More…

Boundaries Without: Calumet Editions 2017 Anthology of Speculative Fiction

Edited by Cynthia Kraack and Steve McEllistrem
A collection of stories by award-winning and best-selling authors like Lyda Morehouse (“Every Thing in Its Place”), Cynthia Kraack (“Refugee in Paris”) and Nancy Holder (“Shift”), Boundaries Without takes you on a journey to strange places, odd characters and unsettled times. Read More…

Change of Address

In this debut novel in the series, Spencer Manning agrees to look for a little girl’s unknown father in exchange for beef stew and chocolate cake. His search quickly crosses paths with an open murder investigation in which Spencer’s client is a suspect. Read More…

Chief Among Sinners

The Mutilated animal left on the steps of Terry O’Reilly’s church didn’t scare the priest.
But as he continues to receive gifts of dead animals, each more gruesome than the last, he wonders what message they are meant to communicate. The dark secret he uncovers leads to the story of unspeakable acts that have been haunting the small time of Oakton. for years. Read More…

Voice of the Elders

In the near future, the ravages of a warming planet have worsened, driving a new era of climate refugees.  Rohini Haakonsen, a young Indian-American woman, attends a UN conference on the problem when humanoid aliens materialize. Known as the Elders, the aliens present themselves as benign, even offering to help us solve our climate crisis. Read More…

Crude

A short time after two elderly North Dakota farmers are found asphyxiated in their Buick, a New York developer proposes their isolated farm for an oil refinery. Read More…

Dark Alleys

CHICAGO SUBSTITUTES FOR LONDON AS THE RIPPER STRIKES.
History is being repeated as women are being murdered in the streets of Chicago. Spencer Manning is drawn into the middle of it by a friend who asks for a simple favor. Read More…

Green Goes Forth

Green Goes Forth, the prequel to Robert Gilbert’s first novel Mintwood Place, is a coming of age story set in the 1970s. It features the young Joe Green, who we already know as a divorced father of three, involved in the political skullduggery of Washington, D.C. Now we meet young Joe, a senior at American University, who gets himself in trouble and flees the city two steps ahead of the law. Read More…

Deeper and Deeper

While pursuing gangbangers, Jamie Giles’ squad car veered off the road, killing him. But then something odd happened. He came back to life. Now he has a relationship problem—with a sinister presence that is inhabiting his body. Read More…