Novel - Poser
Ambrose Ballard, failed Bay Area drug dealer, is at the end of his rope after running afoul of his wicked connection one too many times. His friend Bennie suggests he hide out at her sister’s guest house in Palo Alto, where posing as a Stanford grad student, Ambrose settles into upscale suburban life and finds himself falling for Jessica, a lonely housewife with the soul of an artist. Disruptor to this new existence is Jessica’s husband, Mike, a tech tycoon whose path crossed with Ambrose’s on a drug-fueled night at a club in The City. When Ambrose’s cover is blown, all hell breaks loose as secrets are spilled and lies shattered on a posh limestone patio deep in the heart of this picture-perfect, California dreamscape.
Ambrose picks up the pieces, having gone quickly from living on the streets to getting everything he ever wanted. When he feels it slipping away, however, he returns to crime, risking everything to avoid the pain and poverty of his past.
Poser, first novel in the Eucalyptus Lane series, offers a class-conscious, peeping-Tom gaze into Silicon Valley’s bedrooms and back-alleys, where dreams really do come true and unlikely, life-altering connections are made, for better—or worse.
Novel - Lotus & The Apocalypse
How would you feel if today was your last day on Earth?
LOTUS & THE APOCALYPSE is a poetry novella from Austin Davis about the final moments of life for one man, and his meditations on guilt, fear, loss, love, and addiction as he tries to figure out what the point of living was before it’s too late.
“LOTUS & THE APOCALYPSE contains 14 poems from the man who’s heart is tattooed to the street.”
- Sebastian Vice
Founder, Outcast Press
Novel - Crooked Smile
Henry Gallagher is going to die.
His liver is failing, and with each drink his chances of living past age thirty crumble around him. Over a chaotic two-year blur, he stumbles through inebriated nihilism strengthened with each self-destructive act, reveling in an unending parade of violence, blackouts, half-hearted AA meetings, psych ward stints, dangerous sexual encounters, suicidal behavior, and shattered relationships. Two events force Henry to look inward and face the disturbing truths left to fester for so many years, drenched in booze, but always staring up at him from the bottom of a whiskey bottle: during his darkest hour he receives an offer that threatens to change the trajectory of his life forever—and a mental diagnosis that, in Henry's mind, makes him more monster than man.
In his highly personal and confessional style, Jack Moody’s brutally honest and scathingly witty autobiographical debut novel follows the hero’s journey of a man hurtling into the depths of addiction, mental illness, and self-destruction, while wrestling with his survival instinct and self-awareness that his journey will—inevitably soon, with his shield or on it—come to an end.
Novel - The Recalcitrant Stuff of Life
The Recalcitrant Stuff of Life is a story about searching – for a friend; for forgiveness; for the truth.
Rosy is a broken man living a purgatory existence in Iquitos, Peru. Two of his oldest friends; Stanley Doucette and Ishy Lords; have pressing news from home. Never before have two individuals been as ill-equipped to navigate the Gringo Trail as Ishy and “The Deuce”, but this is precisely what they set out to do in an attempt to track Rosy down in one of the most inaccessible places on the planet.
Ambitious, gritty, and raucously entertaining, Sean McCallum’s debut novel takes readers from Toronto and New York to Lima, and then across the Andes, down the Amazon River, and into the darkness. Bristling with tragedy, regret, and a little ayahuasca, The Recalcitrant Stuff of Life screams into the void with electric lyrical urgency, reveling in what it means to be alive.