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I'm an Illustrator, Designer, Author, and all-around Swiss Army Knife of Artistic Possibilities. Here are a few samples of my work. Enjoy!

 

books

The Invisible Thread

 

Rhee Jianjun is back in Easy City. After the disastrous mission in Xinjiang, Jianjun's career is the opposite of on track when he meets a young neurohacker named Xiaodan who changes his perspective. She needs his help to steal a top secret government prototype that threatens the security of the National Union.

 

But they'll have to beat Cypro-Corp, CIEDA, and Grant Tennison's team to it. Dozens of lives intersect in this intricate thriller, brought together by the earth-shaking implications of a single invention: a society more connected than ever before, but still so far from united. In an environment controlled by quantum computers, the world really is what you make it!

 

Full-length novel - buy it on Amazon for $15.95

 

Or download the Free PDF.

 

Shouldn't this be a movie? Of course it should. Read the Screenplay!

Actually, it should be two movies. Read the Tie-in Screenplay!

 

 

Hell Bank Notes

 

The National Union, a global federal government, is beset by treachery within and rebellion without. A coalition of member states blames China for the brutal murders of the Kazakh governing family.

 

Grant Tennison, a former commander of the National Union's armed forces leads a select team of operatives - soldiers, rebels and mercenaries hired by Kazakhstan's vengeful new ruler to find those truly responsible, to expose the conspiracy, and preserve the illusion of global unity.

 

Full-length novel - buy it on Amazon for $14.95

 

Or download the Free PDF.

 

Shouldn't this be a movie? Of course it should. Read the Screenplay!

Kings of Heaven

 

From the moment an explosion sends Bethany, Caesar and Paulo's small spaceship spinning away from their convoy, the trio must find a way to survive despite the requirements of the religion that drove them to the stars in search of freedom.

 

Stranded and enslaved on an alien planet, they must question everything they were raised to believe in order to fulfill their destiny to find the promised land, and lead their people home!

 

A  novella by Austin McKinley - buy it on Amazon for $10.00

 

Or download the Free PDF.

 

Shouldn't this be a movie? Of course it should. Read the Screenplay!

 

Nick Gauntlet: Private Knight

 

Nick's a down-on-his-luck bow-for-hire, stripped of his lands and title by King Richard. Now he scours the crappy dukedom of Calomel for anyone who flips him a coin. But blackguards beware: he can't be bought. His honor may be tarnished, but his other knightly virtues are intact. Cross him, he'll spare no bolt, steel, or shoe leather to set things right, even if he has to turn his seedy medieval society of doddering dukes, corrupt churchmen and libidinous ladies upside down to do it!

 

A  novella by Austin McKinley with interior illustrations by Alan Laidlaw - buy it on Amazon for $10.00.

 

Or download the Free PDF.

 

Or if you prefer audiobooks, check the audio drama version read by David Zietz! You can stream it for free on our YouTube Channel, or for 10 bucks you can download the Mp3s at iStands.com

 

Shouldn't this be a movie? Of course it should. Read the Screenplay!

 

 

Dash Away Mall

 

Tristan, the anti-social new kid from Massachusetts, thinks Christmas in Arizona is a joke, especially working customer service at the mall. But to win the heart of Amy Killdeer, the Mall manager's hot, season-obsessed daughter, he's not above bringing out every trick in the New England playbook and pretending to be the Christmas-iest kid around. There's only one defensive line to contend with: his coworker Zeke - the high school football star who actually does like Christmas and wants Amy, too! DASH AWAY MALL - an all ages Christmas comedy that's equal parts naughty and nice. Check it out here!

 

$10.00

 

40 pages, color. Not a comic, strictly speaking. More of a YA/Children's book, with some fairly large pictures.

 

CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY - Download the e-book for free!

 

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