Honorable mention, New Millennium Writings Fiction Award 2018

When you go grave robbing, timing is everything. If you pick a freshly dug site, the soft and relatively unpacked earth means you can reach the casket in under two hours. If you wait too long, the ground dries out and the pressure of time means you’ve got a long, backbreaking night ahead of you.

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About Meddling Heroes

My latest novel, Meddling Heroes, is now on sale in both paperback and e-copy. While the books find their way to local stores and libraries, you can order your copies at the links below.

This novel presents Roosevelt Pythagoras, a newly-released supervillain who must solve the mystery of his own murder before it happens. Does his villainy lead to his demise, or did one of those meddling heroes do it? He is joined by his defense attorney Eva Corson, who has more than professional goals in mind for this case…

Wait…why does the name Roosevelt Pythagoras sound familiar?

Other than the historical figures that the name draws from, Roosevelt Pythagoras was the mad scientist/protagonist of my short story “Flinch,” which received honorable mention in the 2018 New Millennium Writings Fiction Awards. If you haven’t read that story yet, I’ll be posting it here in the coming days.

And yes, there’s more!

As with my Greystone Valley novels, I’ll be adding information about the world of Meddling Heroes to this site in weeks to come. This supplemental information isn’t needed to enjoy the book, which stands alone, but helps to flesh out the world around Roosevelt’s adventures. You can check the Meddling Heroes section of this site for more.

Get ready for a world of zany comic book style fun! Meddling Heroes is now available!

Coming Soon: Meddling Heroes

Every day, my captors wake me up, strip me naked, and check for microchips in my brain.

Roosevelt Pythagoras has nine PhDs, a litany of crimes, and several lifetime sentences in a maximum security prison. He is the world’s most notorious supervillain…or was, until his exoneration days ago. Now he must win over the trust of a superhero community who wants him either dead or behind bars, all while trying to solve the most puzzling murder of all: his own.

Meddling Heroes is my latest novel featuring a supervillain-turned-detective who must solve his own murder before it happens. The mystery unfolds in a world of superheroes, magicians, and time travelers. Come along for the journey and try to solve a mystery in a world where anything is possible.

Meddling Heroes will be available in print beginning May 4, 2023 and on the Kindle shortly after that. In the meantime, check out the new Meddling Heroes section of this site for background information and hints that can help you explore this superpowered whodunnit!

Out Now: Conflicting Charms

Both dryads and harpies are known for their abilities to charm humanoids, but what happens when they go head-to-head? “Conflicting Charms” is a Dangerous Scenario that can be put into any forest adventure in your 5th edition campaign. Since it is part of the En5ider Patreon, you can get this and more than 500 more articles for your game when you sign up.

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Out Now: Peace in the Border Kingdoms

Many old-school D&D players cut their teeth on the classic adventure module B2: Keep on the Borderlands. It’s been over 40 years since that module was released, and I wanted to revisit the themes of that adventure with a modern twist. Taking place in the land of Elissar, “Peace in the Border Kingdoms” gives PCs the opportunity to reshape the land by negotiating with or fighting against three warlords who have been causing trouble in the fledgling Border Kingdoms. This adventure provides a challenge to 10th-level characters who may be able to shape a realm of their own.

As always, joining the En5ider Patreon gets this adventure and over 500 other articles for your RPG game. Check it out now!

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Out Now: Vault of Splintered Souls

Brave the megadungeon! To celebrate 500 issues of En5ider, the folks at EN Publishing have provided a 13-level megadungeon for your fantasy RPG heroes to delve into! The Vault of Splintered Souls represents a massive endeavor with many talented writers and artists who have contributed to En5ider over the years. My own level is the tenth in the dungeon: “Trials of the Storykeeper.” If your heroes get there, let me know how they do!

As always, subscribing to the En5ider gets this article and all others that have been published so far. That’s now over 500 articles, adventures, and more for your game!

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Coming Soon: The Vault of Splintered Souls

En5ider is celebrating their 500th issue this week with a special megadungeon! Take your mid-level characters into the Vault of Splintered Souls, a 13-level megadungeon that will challenge them in all new ways!

I was lucky enough to be part of the dungeon designing team for this one. Check out my level, “Trials of the Storykeeper,” and let me know what you think?

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Out Now: Dungeon Builders

Not every villain with a lair takes some old moldy ruins from a bygone era. Some turn to the Dungeon Builders, a society dedicated to meeting the greatest architectural challenges of its era. This article through En5ider provides a history of the organization, a new monster, and new magic items integral to dungeon building.

As always, subscribing to the En5ider gets this article and all others that have been published so far. That’s almost 500 articles to spice up your game!

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Fairy Tale Protagonists are the Real Monsters

Classic fairy tales usually involve a plucky young child taking on something dark and dangerous that represents the unknown and coming out on top. Those tales have been told, retold, and ultimately sanitized over the generations. When you go back to the source, however, a disturbing pattern emerges. While the horrors they face are immense, the fairy tale protagonists turn into horrifying monsters themselves when the tale reaches its conclusion and they embark upon the most satisfying part of their journey: revenge.

Read more at the Screamsheet!

Out Now: Tellara the Story Thief

Some thieves go for gold, while others strive for glory. Tellara the Story Thief is a potential villain for your D&D games who uses her enchantment magic to rewrite tales and become the heroine in every story.

This new article for En5ider presents a new villain for your D&D game, plus special magic items that she uses to work her charms. By subscribing to the En5ider Patreon, you get this article and almost 500 more to enhance your games!

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