moonrise series: book 1


How would you handle getting bitten and cursed? Alan Driggers
finds out the hard way. While on a camping trip with friends he is
attacked and bitten by a werewolf. He barely escapes, but his
nightmare has just begun.

“You alright?” His head down, and his teeth grinding Alan
snarled, “What the hell do you think?” Dropping into a full
squat, he added, “I doubt that I’ll ever be alright again.”

His friends dead, his family in danger, hunted by a werewolf in
search of revenge, 17-year-old Alan needs all the help he can get.
He finds it in the personage of a beautiful witch. Witchcraft caused
his curse, but it may be his only hope of surviving it.

If you like strong character development, and tension without
gratuitous gore, you’ll love this book!

Preview the story on Inkitt

Moonrise series: book 2

Wolf Hunt

Joe Hagen loves bringing life to supernatural characters. He recently retired after 40 years at the federal courts, where his time in and out of the courtroom provided many opportunities to see characters in action. A fiction writer living in Missouri, MOONRISE is Joe’s debut novel and the first in a series. He is working on the next book in this series, Wolf Hunt, which will be ready for publication next spring. Joe also co-wrote a vampire novel currently in the revision stage and will be announcing a publication date soon. When not writing (or reading), Joe might be found Fencing or Square Dancing in St Louis!

A standalone adventure

Dead Order

Three young people arrive in St. Louis Missouri from the east coast. Members of a newly formed band, Bryant, James, and Nikki have come to take advantage of the lower cost of living and the vibrant music scene. Quickly making friends they’re steered to a closed Catholic girl’s high school, St. Eugenia Ravasco Academy, where they rent a makeshift apartment and an old chapel for practicing their music. In short order Nikki learns of disturbing activities in the neighborhood around the school, including missing children. A customer at the bistro where she works, Britt Blasengane, suggests that those activities may be related to the school. What is happening and how much danger does it represent for the band?

Episodes I-V (A serial novel)

Chocolate Wars

A Sci Fi farce, CHOCOLATE WARS is an expression of the author’s love of chocolate and ScienceFiction.

In a dimension very close to our own exist worlds and beings which, while totally foreign are also oddly familiar. The people, places, and objects filling that dimension have been changed from inanimate to animate. From our fiction to their reality.

Heroes and villains, emperors and minions, are locked in fierce battles. Beings throughout that universe struggle for a great cause. A cause for which both sides risk everything. A cause which would be dear to us as well…

The book describes a dimension in which the heroes are empowered by a chocolate rich Fudge. Where the villian, Diet Vanilla, is led by Emperor Sakkarin who wants to remove chocolate from the universe. Where the Chedi and their Fudge, strive to keep the chocolate lines open and ensure chocolate for all!

May the Fudge be with you. An excerpt is posted to read free on INKITT. See the link for the site on the bottom of this page.

Short Stories & Collections

A short story


A group of passengers on an atypical layover. Gathered at a separate section of the concourse, they find their flights are past due, the airport is empty, and they are unable to leave. Things only gets stranger when the snack bar attendant offers a cryptic explanation.

A short story collection

No Time To Blink

My second collection of dark tales. Don’t blink! Time is running out in these short stories and if you blink, your might miss something important, like your life.

A short story collection

Four Creeps

Four short, dark tales of hunger. Hunger for youth, blood, love, and the little ones who just want to play.

A short story

Housewarming Gift

The box was brown and unmarked but from inside, when shook, came the joyful sound of loose puzzle pieces. As the pieces were put into place however, the joy turned to fear.

Preview the story on Inkitt

A short story

Flesh Wound

When a John Doe is brought to the coroner’s office with only a flesh wound, the mystery has only begun.

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