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Chroo — A Novel.
Who is CHROO? … He’s quite possibly the richest dog in the world, the ever- present Corona-swilling BFF to celebrity heiress Upferra Quiquis (pronounced “quickie”). Chroo’s been everywhere, knows everyone, and (unusual for a Chihuahua) boasts an impressive track record with large-breed females.
In this screwball literary fantasy, the fun starts when Upferra (who isn’t the dumb blonde everyone thinks) finds out she’s inheriting vastly more than the billions expected. It turns out her father was one of eight trillionaires controlling the world’s economy by playing a strange, secretive Game. She’s inherited his seat in this Game and it’s now literally her move. The problem is, she doesn’t care to play. So, she, Chroo, and an ensemble cast of humans and animals work to take down the Game, thus restoring freedom to the entire world! (Available in paperback and eBook on Amazon.com)
The Pirates of Pamlico Sound — A Novella
“The magic has slipped away, Bernice Sarris thought to herself over a Starbucks grande cappuccino.” She’d been thinking of her love life, how she and her husband had let years of career-building and day-to-day life come between them, as it does for so many others. Her two best friends, Nicki and Jayne, are in the same boat — all of them successful professionals, yet the romance has faded with their husbands, as well.
Things change, however, when Bernice acquires an authentic pirate jacket from the 1700s. As each of the women convince their husbands to don the jacket, each couple experiences a romantic renewal. But, more importantly, Bernice’s discovery may well right some terrible wrongs from long, long ago. The Pirates of Pamlico Sound alternates between the past (starting out in 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts) and the present day (Outer Banks, North Carolina), tracking the history of this potentially magical pirate jacket and other important artifacts from the early 1700s.
Readers who enjoy supernatural historical romance — with themes of witchcraft and pirates / piracy — will encounter characters like Aithne Reade (who escapes the Salem witch trials), her daughter Brenna Reade, Chogan (the Wokokon medicine man who mentors Brenna), Hervé Grellier (a meddling pastor and painter), and of course Edward Teach (better known as Blackbeard). (Available in paperback and eBook on Amazon.com)
Wood’s Confection — A Feature-Length Screenplay
A retired marketing executive’s latest entrepreneurial pursuit — developing a candy bar in the shape of Jesus — dovetails with an adventure involving his younger cousin’s circle of criminal friends.
The recipe for this tightly woven tale includes elements of dark comedy, mystery, and a dash of philosophy. (Available in paperback and eBook on Amazon.com)
Tales of the Midwest: A Memoir
Written under a former pseudonym (Patrick Hillman), this now out-of-print memoir chronicles only the strangest stories from my formative years — mischief and guns, roaches and demons, backwoods hicks and religious fanaticism. The book covers numerous forms of “giving the finger,” people who lose their minds over condiments, various brushes with the law, and bowling alley fights. The writing celebrates pyromania, an 8th grade “Abe Lincoln look-alike” science teacher, a man who collects school buses, an uncle who nearly killed a man, and at least one story involving dynamite. And other stuff. (Available to read online here.)
Is Fanfiction More Your Thing?
Remember in The Big Lebowski how we learn at the end that “there’s a little Lebowski on the way”? Well, I got to thinking, what if Maude was a witch from the Harry Potter wizarding world, and The Little Lebowski (whom I’ve named “Tilly”) attended Hogwarts? The result was “The Witch Lebowski” (available online because, well, one shouldn’t literally publish fanfiction in printed book form). Be sure to read the intro, which explains not only the timeline of the tale (itself an interesting line of thought), but also some interesting (admittedly facetious) “evidence” that Maude Lebowski was a witch.
✍🏻 Jim Dee maintains his personal blog, “Hawthorne Crow,” a web design blog, “Web Designer | Web Developer Magazine,” and a vocabulary blog, “Wonderful Words, Defined.” He also contributes to various Medium.com publications. Find him at JPDbooks.com, his Amazon Author page, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Medium, or via email at Jim [at] ArrayWebDevelopment.com. His latest novel, CHROO, is available on Amazon.com. If you enjoy humorous literary tales, please grab a copy!