Dog Walker II – Chapter One

Dog Walker II – Chapter One

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The landlady took a long drag from her cigarette. She leaned against the windowpane and watched the sun set over the funeral home across the street. There was a chill in the air. She held her matted yellow robe closed. Behind her, Shrek and Donkey each raised one eyebrow and flashed a smug grin.

Every inch of the storefront window was covered in faded movie posters, mostly for kids movies and big-budget sequels from a decade earlier. The small sign on the glass door read:


A brown Cadillac pulled up to the curb. Det. Sarah Martinez stepped out of the driver’s side. She gave the store the once-over, then pulled her badge from the inside pocket of her sportcoat and flashed it at the landlady.

“Ma’am.” she said. “You called about strange noises?”

Det. Jake Bolland, Sarah’s partner, went directly to the store window without acknowledging the woman. He peeked in-between the posters, stroking his neatly-trimmed mustache.

“Repeatedly. I live upstairs.” The landlady glared at Jake. “The other two have been in there for three hours.”

Sarah pulled a walkie-talkie off her belt. “Adam four, code four. Respond.”

“I can’t be doing this all day,” the landlady said. “I work the night shift tonight. I’m supposed to be asleep right now.”

No response on the radio. Sarah shook her head.

“They’re in the store?” Jake turned to the landlady. “Have you checked on ’em?”

“After the sounds I heard this morning?” She tossed the cigarette butt into the gutter. “I’m not going in there.”

She went in the door next to the video store entrance and up the stairs to her apartment. Sarah and Jake exchanged a look.



Dog Walker II begins March 1st! Also, Patreon!

Dog Walker II begins March 1st! Also, Patreon!

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Big news, you guys.

Dog Walker II: Shadow Pack will be serializing right here on starting March 1st! New chapters go live every Wednesday, probably around noon CST, depending on how much work I have to do at my grown-up job. I’ll take a week off every six or so chapters to plan ahead as the story veers wildly off course.

On a related note, I started a PATREON page! If you pledge, you’ll get new DWII chapters a week early. If you pledge more, you get the kindle or paperback versions of both Dog Walker books. You are, of course, under no obligation. Anyone who just wants to read along for free will get the same content a week later. But my wife and I just had a baby, and expensive parts of house keep falling apart, so if I can offset the cost of production (proofreading/copy editing, mostly) before the book goes up on Amazon, it would surely make things easier.

See you in two weeks!

Dog Walker is Open for Auditions on ACX!

Dog Walker is Open for Auditions on ACX!

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Hey guys,

Just wanted to post a quick update saying that Dog Walker is now on the Audible Creation Exchange and auditions are OPEN.

What does this mean? I didn’t know like a day and a half ago so…I should probably explain. Basically…

  1. I post the book on this website
  2. People (you???) audition using the sample script provided
  3. The winner records an audiobook
  4. We split the profits 50/50 when it goes up on Audible/Amazon/iTunes.

I’ve gotten about a dozen submissions so far and they’re all really good. Competition’s going to be pretty fierce. If you’re interested in this exciting “speak in funny voices for money” opportunity, apply today!

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