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The Martian Marauders (Jack Commer, Supreme Commander, Book 1), 2020
After Captain Jack Commer drops the planet-wrecking Xon bomb to end the Final War, the remnants of Earth’s population hastily evacuate to Mars, where previously unknown native Martians rise in rebellion. Amid family squabbles rising from the presence of four Commer brothers aboard his ship, Jack finds himself battling Martian insurgents armed with shatterguns and telekinetic Amplified Thought. Then Jack compromises the entire mission when he falls in love with the Martian emperor’s beautiful brainwashed consort.

CommWealth, 2020
The CommWealth system, introduced just six months previously, has outlawed private property. Your house or your clothes can be demanded by anyone to be enjoyed for thirty days. As actors in the Forensic Squad theatrical troupe struggle to adapt to the resulting chaos, CommWealth probes their breaking of the Four Rules, and several members find themselves leading a suicidal revolution.

The Soul Institute, 2020
Computer technician Himal Steina realizes his dream of a mythic return to the sanctuary of a vast foggy University of Soul when he’s appointed writer in residence at the Soul Institute and falls in love with several of its numerous faculty goddesses, unaware that he’s blundering into a catastrophic jumble of power lust, romantic chaos, drug abuse, and gang violence.

Jump Grenade, 2019
Billy Bolamme, psychopathic Junior Dropout Basketball League star, joins shamanic forces with Guenevere “Universe” Ryder, fellow high school dropout, art gallery receptionist, and unwitting accomplice to thirty thousand murders.  Berserk at missing his five hundredth point in a row, Billy kills a taunting radio announcer with hand grenades, then blows up an entire sports arena to erase all witnesses to his crime.  From here on out his fame and luck can only grow.

Sortmind, 2019
The telepathic Sortmind app Mindwipes ten thousand users, and hysterical factions battle in the streets over whether telepathy should be free or outlawed.  Oliver and Sam, high school art students whose fathers head the reviled Citizens Against Telepathy, struggle with friendship, love, and family–as well as rumors of alien invasion and the malfunctioning, reality-altering Sortmind.

Akard Drearstone, 2017
A cinder block falls on Akard Drearstone’s head and he trades his print shop job for lead guitar. Months later, as the four members of the Akard Drearstone Group face the onslaught of national fame at their rural Texas commune, twelve-year-old Jan Pace nurses her crush for the narcissistic, paranoid bassist Jim Piston, growing up way too fast in a surreal summer between seventh and eighth grade.

Trip to Mars, the Picture Book, 2017
A sixth grade boy reports that World War IV has rendered the planet uninhabitable, and that Jack Commer and the crew of Typhoon I have been chosen to spearhead the evacuation of Earth’s surviving population to Mars. A childhood prequel to the Jack Commer series, turned into a picture book in 2014, published as a YouTube video in 2014 and in paperback in 2017.

The First Twenty Steps, 2011
An ex-convict finds himself mixed up in a motorcycle gang’s plan to heist a hyperspatial supercomputer.