Monday, November 30, 2020

Chapter 36

Chapter 36 page spread from RIVER ROAD

Sunday, November 29, 2020

chapter 6

Page spread from Chapter 6 of A FIELD OF CABBAGES. Featuring the majestic portrait (by Aaron) of The Great Marconi, star of stage and fiction.

Saturday, November 28, 2020

elf bait

2 new novels, RIVER ROAD and A FIELD OF CABBAGES are now available for purchase from Perfect presents for your favorite elf.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Back cover of Cabbages

Back cover (and spine) of A FIELD OF CABBAGES. 214 pages of robots, kitchen workers, Martians, vaudeville, a Kentucky colonel, Oatmeal Houston, a gorilla version of Errol Flynn, poetry, junkyards, ghost lovers and super-8 watchers, managers of mayhem and a sandwich waiting for you at the Woolworths counter. I don't know why you're stalling, pal, get your reading glasses on!

Chapter 59

Another page spread from RIVER ROAD novel.

Chapter 44

A page spread is from the new novel, RIVER ROAD. This is the chapter "The Mayor of Governor Road."


Did I mention, A FIELD OF CABBAGES stars a Martian waitress.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Chapter 13

Here's a page spread from A FIELD OF CABBAGES, featuring Aaron Gunderson's art. The Great Marconi cornered by dogs!


A Field of Cabbages, although classified as a sequel to The Robotic Age might be the only sequel ever where the main characters from the first book never actually meet!! Fate continually keeps The Great Marconi and Cronco from actually seeing each other, although they manage to create plenty of mischief.

Tribute to The Three Investigators

Regarding A FIELD OF CABBAGES--first off, has anyone out there read The Three Investigators books? I remember seeing them on library shelves many moons ago, but I don't think I ever read one until Aaron urged me to read The Secret of Terror Castle. Introduced by a world-weary Alfred Hitchcock, who even appears in the book as himself! That book knocked me for a loop and immediately inspired me to write my own version...a mystery introduced by Good Deed Rain's reining genius, Sylvan Moore. My 3 'investigators' are The Great Marconi (magician), Hollis Fosbury (teen brat) and Harper Dixon (grocery store manager). They set the wheels in motion for the most fantastic adventure you'll ever read!


Here's another new GOOD DEED RAIN novel!! Local residents will recognize Joe's Garden on the cover of A FIELD OF CABBAGES. This is the long awaited sequel to THE ROBOTIC AGE novel. It also features stars from other Good Deed Rain novels, WALT AMHERST IS AWAKE and THE SYLVAN MOORE SHOW, among others. In this new adventure, The Great Marconi and Cronco return in a race against time to save the ghost of Sunny Jim. The book is magnificently illustrated throughout by artist Aaron Gunderson. I'll share more soon. A FIELD OF CABBAGES is due to be published December 7, banzai! This makes 2 new novels published by Good Deed Rain, just in time for holiday presents to your favorite reader.

page 56

Here's page 56 from RIVER ROAD. There's lots of fun illustrations in this novel.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Chapter 47

Chapter 47 page spread from RIVER ROAD:

The Vampire inspiration

I think the inspiration for RIVER ROAD began with the beginning of 1957's The Vampire movie. It starts with a boy on his bike delivering animals from his zoo. Borrowing him, I made him a paperboy, and the vampire became Count Misfit (a Good Deed Rain favorite, who appears in several previous books, including The Orphanage of Abandoned Teenagers and The Tin Can Telephone.)


Chapter 24 page spread from RIVER ROAD:

Chapter 1

This is first chapter from RIVER ROAD:

Sunday, November 22, 2020

back cover of RIVER ROAD

Here's the back cover of RIVER ROAD. The 162 page novel is filled with over 30 illustrations by the author. The layout for book is based on those magical old Scholastic Books we used to read in elementary school.


A new novel from GOOD DEED RAIN, to be published December 11, available from Amazon. RIVER ROAD is the story of a paperboy who delivers newspapers to a ghost town. The beautiful cover is a print by Julia McIntyre, with cover production by the great Jen Armitage. I always get excited by the next new book, I know people will enjoy reading these one day.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Monday, November 16, 2020

the small house

Here's a surprise! Many moons ago musician Dan Hanrahan and I made a recording of me reading some stories, for a cassette tape called PLANET FISHING. Jay Moores in Maine has made this great animation to go along with the story The Small House. Enjoy! And many thanks to Dan and Jay.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Meeting Coach Wooden

Here's another spread from the next new Good Deed Rain book, to be published soon! This is the where Marconi meets Coach Wooden. You don't want to miss the big joke on the next page. Stay tuned!

Friday, November 13, 2020

sneak peak

Here's a sneak preview of the soon-to-be-published next Good Deed Rain novel. The sequel to The Robotic Age (2018) this spread features the first meeting of Cronco and Frigidaire. Because the fans demanded it! This new book is once again packed with pictures from the mighty cartoonist Aaron Gunderson. Stay tuned for more!


Here's an inspired bit o' writing from friend poet/musician Dan Hanrahan:

Wednesday, November 11, 2020


Here's page 27 from latest Good Deed Rain book, OLD SALT:

Tuesday, November 10, 2020



Sunday, November 8, 2020

on a wall

Friday, November 6, 2020

midnight hour


Wednesday, November 4, 2020

False Advertising

Regarding previous post, I asked Aaron to draw Good Deed Rain stars Pongo the ape and Cronco the robot locked in a battle that would resemble the classic poster for Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man. And boy did he deliver! Of course...when you read this new book, you'll find that it might not happen quite this way...Pongo is an erudite pipe-smoking retired movie actor, and Cronco a civilized attendant at the city dump. But they do have a showdown of sorts at the grocery store.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Sequel on the way!!

Hello everyone! The long awaited sequel to my novel The Robotic Age is on its way! As with that previous book, this follow-up is illustrated by the masterful Aaron Gunderson. This new book features the return of all your friends (The Great Marconi, Cronco, as well as Pongo from another novel Walt Amherst is Awake and a cast of new characters as well). It's a wild, hilarious and emotionally evocative story that will plumb the depths of your yearning soul! I'll let you know when it's ready to be published so you can read it. Here's one of Aaron's spellbinding full-page illustrations! Cronco the robot vs. Pongo!! Someone get Howard Cosell on the phone!