A Rock & Roll Time Travel Tale
Timely Persuasion follows an anonymous music critic on a quest to save his sister from the relationship that ended her life. Our hero uses his musical knowledge to “blink” through the years attempting to keep the couple apart by any means necessary. But is her husband Nelson really to blame?
Along the way he launches a new folk rock star, accidentally restructures his family tree, and finds that correlation and causation are not always what they seem. This story defies genre conventions while paying tribute to the classic time travel tales that came before it.
DUTY CALLS SERIES
A Courthouse Mystery, Told One Juror At A Time
An Ode to Music Festivals
Newport. Lollapalooza. Coachella
A fun-filled weekend of peace and music. That’s all Shawn Smith (no relation to the musician) wanted.
It was supposed to be the highlight of his summer. Drink some beers, hear some tunes, meet some girls — and finally see Stephen Malkmus live. What could go wrong?
Thirty-seven prank phone calls help turn Fester into a festival Shawn will never forget.
Edit the World in the Cyclo
Imagine a world where call center agents can blacklist unruly customers.
A world where any edit made to an online encyclopedia comes true.
A world where search engine results contain the secrets to the universe.
A world where even screenwriters struggle to get out of jury duty.
A world that is more than just the title of a Pixies song in need of disambiguation.
Copper on Parchment
The Case of the Deadly Doorbell
HJ used to be the best handyman in town. But lately he can't seem to do anything right.
He thinks he might be cursed — or maybe haunted by an old client.
Ring the doorbell, follow the detective and help HJ unlock the mystery of Copper on Parchment.
The next chapter of Duty Calls juror backstories.
FORTHCOMING + ARCHIVES
Works in Progress
Books Coming Sooner or Later...
Jury's Out: The Duty Calls Novel
The Dog Is Here To Save Me
Talk To Me, Inc
Mostly Complete Scribography
Fugitive: July 3, 1976 (QL Spec Script)
Green Slide, Blue Slide (Sliders Spec Script)
Wasted Days in a Wasted Daze
The Customer is Always Wrong
The Many Lies of Jon & John
Just Like Starting Over (QL Fan Fiction)