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Shop owner’s dog coming in for a visit (2005 photo, treated, Savannah, Georgia).

Are you in the mood for a book that you can read right now (after a quick visit to Amazon or another related bookseller’s page)? Then check out this complete list of books that are currently available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple iBooks, Google Play Books, Kobo, Scribd (a subscription site), and a few international shops. And be sure to read the complete description before you buy to make sure it’s actually what you want.

Note: Books are listed in release order. Click on “Tell Me More” to access the book’s product page or “Buy Now” for its various purchasing options.

Novels

The Computer Nerd

a novel

(2015)

Last year, Anston had his wife committed to the asylum. Last night, she escaped. This turn of events could put a damper on his love life.

Marriage is hard enough for healthy couples, but when you put your spouse in a mental institution and she later escapes, marriage can get a lot tougher. Anston Michaels encounters this snafu when he discovers his relationship with Alice is about to resume—without his permission—and that her plans for their future will straddle the line between making him a better man and destroying them forever.

Novellas

Gutter Child

a novella

(2016)

Eat your vegetables. Brush your teeth. Trust your history.

And, remember, don’t ask stupid questions.

At what point does a lie become the truth? When does that truth become a lie? On the day that he moves off to college it seems that Jimmy Grogan’s whole family history becomes a lie. But is that true?

Eat your vegetables. Brush your teeth. Trust your history.

And, remember, don’t ask stupid questions.

At what point does a lie become the truth? When does that truth become a lie? On the day that he moves off to college it seems that Jimmy Grogan’s whole family history becomes a lie. But is that true?

Gutter Child

a novella

(2016)

Short Stories

Shell Out

a short story

(2015)

Money can buy the world and sell the soul. But can it also buy happiness?

Greg would love to enjoy a prosperous life, filling his apartment with luxuries, going out with friends, and meeting the girl of his dreams. But there’s a problem: He’s poor. Even when he makes the valiant effort to work hard for the money, invisible hands snag his progress away. Is it just how the world works? Or can he still build his ideal life?

Eleven Miles

from Home

a short story

(2015)

Love. Hate. Jet Skis. Two ex-lovers must play this shell game in the middle of nowhere. But who will win?

Richard and Rachel stopped getting along months ago, but they continue to go out together to satisfy the one recreational interest they share. However, when misfortune steals that link away and leaves them stranded on the side of the road eleven miles from home, they must not only figure out what went wrong in their relationship but decide whether it’s even worth saving.

Note: This is the original release.

Love. Hate. Jet Skis. Two ex-lovers must play this shell game in the middle of nowhere. But who will win?

Richard and Rachel stopped getting along months ago, but they continue to go out together to satisfy the one recreational interest they share. However, when misfortune steals that link away and leaves them stranded on the side of the road eleven miles from home, they must not only figure out what went wrong in their relationship but decide whether it’s even worth saving.

Note: This is the original release.

Eleven Miles

from Home

a short story

(2015)

Eleven Miles

from Home:

Remastered Edition

a short story

(2020)

Love. Hate. Jet Skis. Two ex-lovers must play this shell game in the middle of nowhere. But who will win?

Richard and Rachel stopped getting along months ago, but they continue to go out together to satisfy the one recreational interest they share. However, when misfortune steals that link away and leaves them stranded on the side of the road eleven miles from home, they must not only figure out what went wrong in their relationship but decide whether it’s even worth saving.

Note: This remastered release retells the story of Eleven Miles from Home in smaller interwoven chunks.

Amusement

a short story

(2015)

What tough man would a nip-cat trap if a nip-cat kid-napped man?

Sammy is a sound businessman who believes professionalism makes the world a happier place. But when his investment firm partners with a famous theme park built on loose values and questionable ethics, Sammy becomes locked in psychological battle with the park’s mascot, Nippy the Cat, and risks losing his strict sense of professionalism, and his mind, in the process.

What tough man would a nip-cat trap if a nip-cat kid-napped man?

Sammy is a sound businessman who believes professionalism makes the world a happier place. But when his investment firm partners with a famous theme park built on loose values and questionable ethics, Sammy becomes locked in psychological battle with the park’s mascot, Nippy the Cat, and risks losing his strict sense of professionalism, and his mind, in the process.

Amusement

a short story

(2015)

Waterfall Junction

and

The Narrow Bridge

two short stories

(2016)

Two heroes. Two destinies. One duology of trials, tribulations, and redemption.

Two short tales of adventure and fantasy about would-be heroes who face life-threatening elements, confront their own eroding courage, and learn to trust the unfamiliar guides who lead them to the prizes promised to them. These stories show hope and faith in a world that wants to destroy both and crush those heroes who fight for redemption.

Read My Shorts

Volume 1

three short stories

(2021)

The first volume in a collection of short stories that continues in the tradition of The Collection of Junk.

This inaugural edition of Read My Shorts introduces three stories from my early wave of shorts that follow the end of The Collection of Junk series. These stories focus on the mundane but humorous decisions that lead to corporate tragedy.

In this Volume:

  • Paperweight (2010, original short story edition)
  • An Implosion of the Sure Thing (2010)
  • Caking Inconvenience (2007)

Note: This collection is available only to subscribers of my email list. If you want to read them, you’ve got to subscribe (or wait for a Read My Shorts paperback edition if/when that becomes available).

The first volume in a collection of short stories that continues in the tradition of The Collection of Junk.

This inaugural edition of Read My Shorts introduces three stories from my early wave of shorts that follow the end of The Collection of Junk series. These stories focus on the mundane but humorous decisions that lead to corporate tragedy.

In this Volume:

  • Paperweight (2010, original short story edition)
  • An Implosion of the Sure Thing (2010)
  • Caking Inconvenience (2007)

Note: This collection is available only to subscribers of my email list. If you want to read them, you’ve got to subscribe (or wait for a Read My Shorts paperback edition if/when that becomes available).

Read My Shorts

Volume 1

three short stories

(2021)

Alternatively, if these don’t work for you, then be sure to check out my “Coming Soon” page to see what’s on the way, or my “Book Update Center” to see what’s getting a major update soon. Or, if you just want to dig into yesteryear’s content, you could always visit the “Archives.”

And don’t forget, if you want recommendations, you can also visit “This Month’s Featured Books” page to see what’s hot and what’s on the warming tray.

Note: Every book featured in these sections has its own product page where you can fully explore its content and genre information, synopsis, keywords, publication information, revision history, chapter samples, and links to the stores that carry them. Eligible shops are accessed through a Universal Book Link, which redirects you to your preferred shop’s regional equivalent. Also note that dedicated button links to Amazon may contain affiliate codes that will help me earn a commission on anything else you might buy from Amazon that day. Learn more about Amazon’s Associates Program for information on how this works.

Some books may appear on more than one list. For example, Gutter Child is at its heart a coming-of-age novella with comedic elements (hence its appearance on the Coming-of-Age list), but it also contains a central mystery that drives its plot (hence its appearance on the Mysteries & Thrillers list). Please be sure to read the full description of a book and sample at least the first chapter before you buy it to make sure it’s actually what you want.

Please also note that if you read any of my books, I’d greatly appreciate a review. Reviews are vital to an author’s ability to develop a career, and without them, he sinks. And if the author sinks, then he has to go back to waiting tables for ten hours a day, and if you know anything about waiting tables ten hours a day, then you’ll know that the last thing anyone wants to do when he or she gets home is to spend another couple of hours writing a book. Have I done it? Sure. Is that book out yet? No. When did I work on it? 2005. If you want to read that book someday (a comedic Miami-based thriller), then the best way to hasten its arrival is to help me build a sustainable writing career, and the best way to do that is to leave a review for the ones you’ve already read, and maybe spread the word about the great book you read that happens to have my name on it.

Thanks for giving these a try!

–Jeremy

Cajun under a chair (2019 photo, treated).