Welcome to New Mexico

It’s the 1870s, and things are weird in the Wild West. Follow Modestus McDoon, wannabe Bandit King, as he tears across the desert, stealing money, fighting phantoms, and ultimately earning the title of Bandit King of the West.

Die Standing Up is a collection of short stories intended for adult readers.

These short stories are made entirely possible by the support of Patrons. If you’re interested in early access To these stories and other art and goodies, you can pledge on my patreon and be an essential part of the creation of the world of Modestus McDoon!

Road to Cimarron

Modestus McDoon has just been expunged from his gang. After a fellow gang member, Smiley, nearly stabbed him to death in the night, he’s on his own and alone in Cimarron, New Mexico.

A rancher has taken him in, but McDoon knows he soon must leave before his gang, the law, or worse finds him.

How do I create unique characters?

How do I create unique characters?

There are three surefire things that make a great main character: believability, relatability, and characterization. Without these three things, characters become mindless NPCs left to be puppeted by your will.

How do I write an outline?

How do I write an outline?

Every author has a different process, but there are many different tools and tips for writing an outline for fiction books. Utilizing tools like a traditional outline, post-its, the snowflake method, or writing your outline in reverse can help make this whole process easier.

How do I write my first bestseller?

How do I write my first bestseller?

To write a really great book (and to finish one at all) you have to know the rules, have a great outline, edit your work, and know your genre. If you do all of these things and spend time writing, at the end of it all you’ll have a great book that you’re really proud of.


Ten-year-old Braidy von Althuis just wants one thing: to fit in. The other kids at school think he’s weird, and for good reason. Despite his oddities, Braidy wants more than anything for his dad to be able to come to Township Day, a fun-filled event at school, but Mr. von Althuis refuses. “It’s too dangerous,” he says.

Things change for Braidy when Mr. von Althuis gets sick, and, even worse, this pesky pest controller won’t leave Braidy alone! Will Braidy be able to get his family to Township Day without his world falling apart?

Braidy von Althuis and the Pesky Pest Controller is a tale of friendship, family, magic, and mayhem that takes a look at what it means to be bullied and how to rise above it.


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