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Mech: Age of Steel
Ragnarok Publications, August 2017
Ebook or trade paperback (658 pages, $19.95)
MECH: Age of Steel is a collection of 24 mecha-inspired short stories in the spirit of Pacific Rim, Macross, Transformers, Robotech, Gundam, Evangelion, and more.
The MECH: Age of Steel anthology features a vast array of tales showcasing giant human-piloted, robot war machines wreaking havoc in blasted cities, or on dystopian landscapes, or around space stations and asteroids against a cosmic backdrop, and more! Our story is “A Single Feather.”

X-Files: Secret Agendas
IDW Publishing, October 2016
Trade paperback (360 pages, $19.99)
ISBN: 978-1-63140-720-8

The truth is still out there! FBI Special Agents Dana Scully and Fox Mulder go hunting in the shadows for dangerous truths in this new collection of original never-before-published tales of the X-Files. Edited by NY Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry and featuring heart-stopping stories by some of today’s hottest writers of mystery, thriller, science fiction and horror.

Jeff’s story, written with Marsheila Rockwell, is “Transmissions.”

V-Wars: Shockwaves
IDW Publishing, August 2016
Trade paperback (384 pages, $19.99)
ISBN: 978-1-63140-640-9

The Vampire Wars are raging. We’re all infected. Anyone can turn at any time. Your ally one minute could be at your throat the next, or you suddenly crave their blood.

V-Wars: Shockwaves chronicles the spread of bloodlust, bloodshed, and violence between the living and the undead. New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry brings the pain along with some trusted allies, including John Dixon, John Skipp, Nancy Holder, Weston Ochse, Yvonne Navarro, Jade Shames, James R. Tuck, Dana Fredsti, Jeff Mariotte, Marsheila Rockwell, Joe McKinney, Jennifer Brozek, Cody Goodfellow, and Mike Watt. The world will bleed.

Jeff’s story, written with Marsheila Rockwell, is “The Real HousewiVes of Scottsdale.”

The Lottons Show
Farolight Publishing/Cutting Block Books, January 2016 (ebook, 99 cents)

Afraid of clowns?

How about clowns and puppets?

Neither is Dave, until a client at his self-storage facility defaults, and Dave takes possession of the unit’s contents. What he finds is a nostalgic glimpse into the mystery of Lottons, the TV clown from his boyhood.

But he soon realizes that this treasure is no bargain—unless it’s the kind made with the devil, from which there’s no coming back. Nostalgia, Dave learns, is for suckers, because yesterday never stays buried, and tomorrow can last a very long time indeed...

Occupied Earth
Polis Books, October 2015 ($12.66 trade paperback)
ISBN-13: 978-1940610528

OCCUPIED EARTH is a groundbreaking anthology that explores the idea of what the world would look like years after its conquest. 20 years after a successful invasion by the Makh-Ra, humanity still exists, only they have become subservient to a new race of occupiers who now govern the devastated planet. But, as much as things continue with some sense of normalcy, something has happened in the Mahk-Ra’s Empire. Earth, once considered a strategic beachhead of major importance to the Empire, has been downgraded in its value. Things are starting to degrade. Our planet is the last place any self-respecting Mahk-Ra officer wants to be assigned. Yet, despite everything, life continues. These stories bring us face to face with annihilation — and show how we can pull ourselves back from the brink.

Jeff’s story, written with partner Marsheila Rockwell, is “Letting Go the Ghosts.”

Out of Tune
JournalStone, November 2014 ($27.95 hardcover, $18.95 trade paperback, $8.95 ebook)
ISBN-13: 978-1940161716

Out of Tune brings together some of today’s most talented writers and sets them loose in that swirling darkness at the edge of town. NY Times bestselling author and editor Jonathan Maberry unleashes his own brand of dark forces with a line-up of bestsellers and award winners.
Jeff’s story, written with partner Marsheila Rockwell, is “John Barleycorn Must Die.”

Dead But Not Forgotten

Audible Frontiers, May 2014 (audio book, $19.95)

Penguin, November 2014 (352 pages, $26.95)

ISBN: 9780425271742

The #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris spawned a hit TV show and captivated fans around the world— including other authors. Now this group of writers, specifically chosen by Charlaine, pays tribute to “the southern, mind-reading belle who gets mixed up in the world of vampires and magical creatures” (The Kansas City Star) with a collection of fifteen all-new stories about your favorite residents of Bon Temps.

Jeff’s story is “Taproot.”

Neverland’s Library

Ragnarok Publications, 2014 (e-book, $4.99)



...elements of fantasy that have carried on throughout the many ages, and yet, may one day be forgotten. Enter and delve into the roots of fantasy, rediscovering the fantastic, and exploring lost worlds. NEVERLAND'S LIBRARY is storytelling at its finest. This collection of original works will take readers back to that moment when they first fell in love with the genre. Jeff’s novella, with writing partner Marsheila Rockwell, is “A Soul in the Hand.”

Dark Duets

Voyager, January 2014 (432 pages, $25.99 [hardcover], $16.99 [paperback])

ISBN-13: 9780062240286

Dark Duets is a feast of eerie and mesmerizing horror, thriller, and dark fantasy tales--an ambitious and unique anthology featuring biting and atmospheric original stories from seventeen pairs of acclaimed writers, all collaborating together for the first time, including New York Times bestselling authors Charlaine Harris, Rachel Caine, Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Stuart MacBride, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Jonathan Maberry and David Liss.

Penned by two authors--and in one case, a trio--who have never worked together before, the stories in this enthralling literary chemistry blend diverse elements and rich themes into mesmerizing and highly combustible tales that delve deep into the shadowy, unexplored realms of the imagination.

On the night before Halloween, an unwitting young woman falls under the spell of a dangerous man--and into a terrifying multiverse--in "T Rhymer" by Gregory Frost and Jonathan Maberry. Sarah MacLean and Carrie Ryan explore the exquisite agony of eternal love in "She, Doomed Girl." "Welded" by Tom Piccirilli and T. M. Wright offers an unsettling vision of evil that infects and destroys lives.

Mixing the ordinary with the extraordinary, these bold and vivid stories offer a compelling survey of the supernatural world that is sure to frighten and enchant.

Jeff’s story, written with Amber Benson, is “Amuse-Bouche.”

Warbirds of Mars: Stories of the Fight!

Quickdraw Books, 2013 (476 pages, $18.99)

ISBN-13: 9780984954810

It's 1948 and WWII never ended!

Instead, Earth was invaded by creatures from the stars!

One small group of resistance fighters has banded together to hold the all costs!

Bomber pilot Jack Paris. Lounge singer Josie Taylor. Bandaged avenger Hunter Noir. Mysterious hybrid Mr. Mask. Together they will stop at nothing to undermine the Martian occupation of Earth. From daring action in the South China Sea to explosive chaos on the frozen glaciers of Greenland. Watch a man transformed into a vigilante hero, as the world he knows crumbles around him. See an alien-human abomination discover self-worth in the death of a man who extends him kindness. What are the resistance plans for combating the Martian threat? Discover an awakening as two young boys journey from distant farms to the big city, to get in on the life of battle. Just what are the creeping monsters threatening the small southwestern town of Adobe Wells?

Scott P. Vaughn's vision of a world ruled by three-eyed invaders from the popular webcomic comes to life in this anthology, with fourteen tales of intrigue, horror, and desperate action. The stories run the gamut from the air war, to the horseback of the wild west and the nocturnal alleys of battle-torn 1940s urban America. Brought to you by some of the best names in the horror, action & adventure, supernatural thriller, and comics genres. Relive the glory of the Pulp era with these stories of the fight.

Jeff’s New Pulp award-nominated novella is “Southern Cross.”

Westward Weird

DAW, February 2012 (320 pages, $7.99)
ISBN-13: 9780756407186

From a Western circus where monsters and heroes collide, to a Civil War robot that clanks into battle, to a mining family that encounters parallel universes, Westward Weird features thirteen original stories that open the Old West to new frontiers of science fiction and fantasy.

Jeff’s story is “Black Train.”.



Ghost Towns

Pinnacle Books, July 2010 (300 pages, $6.99)
Mass Market Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-7860-1956-4

The sound of a crowded saloon...The cry of a train coming through the night...The pounding of horses ridden by friends or foe...From the searing sun to snow-steeped winters, towns called Sentinel, Iron Mountain, and St. Elmo stood strong and fierce - before they finally died. Now, these ghost towns return to life under the spell of such great Western tale-tellers as Louis L'Amour, Elmer Kelton, William W. Johnstone, Bill Brooks, Loren D. Estleman, Johnny D. Boggs, and "New York Times" bestseller Margaret Coel. From a soldier on the run from the fires of war...From a gambler who has long since played his last hand...To a solitary, singing rifle man protecting a besieged town...With dreamers and schemers, with men and women of courage, conscience, and faith, here is an unforgettable round-up of astounding adventures fuelled by a passion for the West the way it really was - and the way it lives on forever.

Jeff’s story is “Contention City, 1951.”

Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads

Oceanview Publishing, July 2010 (408 pages, $27.95)
Hardcover, ISBN: 9781933515564

The most riveting reads in history meet today's biggest thriller writers in Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads.
Edited by David Morrell and Hank Wagner, Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads examines 100 seminal works of suspense through essays contributed by such esteemed modern thriller writers as: David Baldacci, Steve Berry, Sandra Brown, Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver, Tess Gerritsen, Heather Graham, John Lescroart, Gayle Lynds, Katherine Neville, Michael Palmer, James Rollins, R. L. Stine, and many more.

Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads features 100 works - from Beowulf to The Bourne Identity, Dracula to Deliverance, Heart of Darkness to The Hunt for Red October - deemed must-reads by the International Thriller Writers organization.

Much more than an anthology, Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads goes deep inside the most notable thrillers published over the centuries. Through lively, spirited, and thoughtful essays that examine each work's significance, impact, and influence,

Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads provides both historical and personal perspective on those spellbinding works that have kept readers on the edge of their seats for centuries.

Not fiction, but a collection of writings about fiction; Jeff’s essay is on Jeffery Deaver’s The Bone Collector.

The Phantom Chronicles, Volume 2

Moonstone Books, June, 2010 (256 pages, $16.95)
Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1933076577

High adventure and intrigue in the African jungle, on the high seas, and in the streets! There is always justice that needs to be served, whether it's in the present... or the past. Since 1936, The Phantom has been thrilling audiences who crave adventure! Nearly five centuries ago, during a daring raid at sea, pirates took the life of merchant ship captain Christopher Standish. In the heat of the pitched battle aboard the ship, Standish's son was knocked overboard to wash ashore on a remote beach. After stumbling upon the body of his father's killer, young Standish swore an oath on the murderer's skull to devote his life, and the lives of his sons and their sons, to the destruction of piracy, greed, cruelty, and injustice. To the outside world, this man, seemingly immortal, has always worn the mask. As the legend grew, it transcended the life of any one mortal. And that legend became The Phantom! The Phantom Chronicles Volume 2 contains 15 all-new prose stories, complete with spot illustrations. Plus, for the first time anywhere, this volume details the never-before-revealed, first-ever team-up of The Phantom and The Green Hornet, as scribed by master wordsmith Harlan Ellison! Features an introduction by The Phantom creator's daughter, Diane Falk!

Jeff’s story is the hard-boiled crime tale “The Leopard’s Eye.”

Hellbound Hearts

Pocket Books, September 2009 (352 pages, $16.00)
Trade Paperback, ISBN: 1439140901

Clive Barker's iconic masterpiece The Hellbound Heart, the novella adapted into the film Hellraiser, unleashed a new mythology of horror, brilliantly conceived and born of the darkest imagination. Now, enter this visionary world -- the merciless realm of the demonic Cenobites -- in this collection of stories inspired by The Hellbound Heart. Featured here is the graphic work "Wordsworth," from bestselling author Neil Gaiman and artist Dave McKean, who unlock an explicit way to violate innocence -- one torturous puzzle at a time.... New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong logs on to a disturbing website for gamers, where the challenge is agonizing, and the solution beyond painful. When his father disappears, an Oxford student returns to his family's mansion, where a strange mechanism in the cellar holds a curious power, in a haunting illustrated work by Christopher Golden and Mike Mignola.

Jeff’s contribution is “Santos del Infierno.”


Tales of Zorro

Moonstone Books, June 2008 (288 pages, $18.95)
Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1933076317

Moonstone Books is proud to present Tales of Zorro, a brand-new anthology featuring 18 tales of the fox - the first collection of original Zorro short fiction ever published! This landmark compilation, edited by Richard Dean Starr, includes all-new stories and essays by some of today's top writers in film and literature.

Jeff’s story, “Mission Gold,” kicks off the collection.

Lost Trails

Pinnacle Books, May 2007 (256 pages, $6.99)
Mass Market Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-7860-1824-6

Lost Trails features inventive, hard-riding, action-packed stories by America's best Western writers. Louis L'Amour, Elmer Kelton, William W. Johnstone, Loren Estleman, Johnny Boggs, Don Coldsmith, and many more, share tales of the legends born out of the wild frontier. So sit a spell and listen to a good ol' yarn about Mark Twain's meeting with Buffalo Bill, a man who shoed horses for Jesse James, or a little known nugget about Cochise by the legendary Louis L'Amour... and for a time, you can find yourself riding those Lost Trails with the real people that make the legends of the West come alive today.

My story, The Ones He Never Mentioned explores the previously undisclosed first killing of killer John Wesley Hardin—and the ones following that he had to commit in order to keep that one covered up.

Star Trek SCE Omibus Book 4: No Surrender

Pocket Books, May 2003, (336 pages, $6.99)
Mass Market Paperback, ISBN: 0-743-46443-5
Reprints the Star Trek SCE eBook #13 of the same name.

The Kursican Orbital Incarceration Platform -- known as "the Plat" -- is the primary prison facility for Kursican, a world applying for Federation membership. When the Plat malfunctions, the da Vinci is sent to Kursican to board and repair the out-of-control orbital station. But the da Vinci crew finds itself in the midst of a political firestorm, as the malfunction is the result of sabotage by a group of political agitators -- one of whom is Augustus Bradford, an old friend of Captain Gold's. While Commander Gomez and her crack S.C.E. team try to put the Plat right, Gold must balance his duty against his loyalty to his friend -- before Kursican explodes!

Angel: The Longest Night

December sure tis the season and all that, but evil generally isn't up for a holiday. And December 21st well, that's usually the winter solstice. A.K.A. the longest night of the year. It's easy enough to see why this night would practically be the undead New Years Eve, which means, visions or no, it's a crunch time for Angel Investigations. Now, in the first-ever Angel short story collection, follow our gang hour-by-hour, evil-by-evil. From twilight to daylight, Angel, Cordelia, Wesley, and Gunn have to keep the forces of darkness at bay even when black magick has a head start... My story is called "A Joyful Noise" and it's set during the 7 pm hour. It's loaded with surprise guest stars, so if you're an Angel fan you're definitely going to want to check it out!

No Surrender
Star Trek: Starfleet Corps of Engineers #13

Pocket Books, February 2002 ( $3.50 )

The Kursican Orbital Incarceration Platform -- known as "the Plat" -- is the primary prison facility for Kursican, a world applying for Federation membership. When the Plat malfunctions, the da Vinci is sent to Kursican to board and repair the out-of-control orbital station. But the da Vinci crew finds itself in the midst of a political firestorm, as the malfunction is the result of sabotage by a group of political agitators -- one of whom is Augustus Bradford, an old friend of Captain Gold's. While Commander Gomez and her crack S.C.E. team try to put the Plat right, Gold must balance his duty against his loyalty to his friend -- before Kursican explodes!

The Last Rainmaking Song in Full Spectrum Bantam Books, 1988

Behind Enemy Lines in Deadlines: The Anthology With No Name Vol. 1 A Fistful of Dead Guys Format: Paperback, 207pp. ISBN: 1889546658 Publisher: Pinnacle Entertainment Group Pub. Date: December 1999

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