Paul Holdsworth: Sandwich Hero, Part One: Subway

Washington, D.C., 2008-ish, noon-ish… on a Monday

They called him Paul Holdsworth, but only because that was his name. At Starbucks, it was just Paul. His mother sometimes called him Paullie, but not anymore since Paul’s parents disowned him in favor of his terror of a fiancée. Or rather, ex-fiancée. He was fine thinking of her, since he felt a certain pride in having dodged that bullet, but thinking of his mother was just too much.

They were all long gone, though. More accurately, Paul was long gone. They were still home in London while Paul placed the Atlantic Ocean between them by living in Washington, D.C. When 9/11 happened and the United States created the Department of Homeland Security, Paul transferred right over from MI5. While he did feel bad about the whole terrorist attack thing, the whole ordeal came just in time for Paul, who needed an immediate escape from the whole disownment thing. Continue reading

OriginsBanner

The Origins of Isadora Fleming

When Fight for the Undead was finished, nobody ever said that Isadora Fleming was their favorite character. Sergei Pavlov earned quite a few votes, many appreciated his arc and candor. Lena Sandburg’s optimism earned her some favor. The most typical choice was Paul Holdsworth, whose drunkenness and sarcasm made folks laugh. But Isadora and Hank were barely mentioned. Now, I understand not liking Hank. I don’t even like Hank anymore. But Isadora is my favorite. She wasn’t my favorite when I started, but I grew to love her character. And now I’m here to tell you why and to tell you her story. This is not the story you read in her novellas, this is her story as a character. Continue reading

The Mocker and the Brawler: Coming Soon

You’ve been staring at the internet waiting and watching for Isadora Fleming’s next adventure. That wait is not going to be much longer. I’m pleased to officially announce the upcoming novella The Mocker and the Brawler, which takes place immediately after the prison plot in With Her in the Night. Like previous installments, The Mocker and the Brawler will first be released on Amazon Kindle with a print version following shortly thereafter.

Want some details? Of course you do. Continue reading

The Mocker and the Brawler