David Mark Brown
I wrote my first award-winning story in 4th Grade, titled “The human bean.” It wasn’t a play on words. Intending to write a profound piece about the human condition, it turns out I wrote a mutant story about a human/legume crossbreed. (Curse you, phonics!)
Now I write from the unique perspective of being born and raised on a cattle ranch in Texas while attending University in Missoula, Montana, thus spawning the world’s most self-proclaimed redneck granola. The years in between haven’t improved my spelling, but they’ve created a hell of a human bean.
My first book, Tainted Love: God, Sex and Relationships for the Not-so-pure-at-heart (written from all my soiled experiences) was published in 2002 by InterVarsity Press. After several years of retooling myself as a novelist (by drinking more and making less money) I reemerged in 2009 with the concept for Reeferpunk.
My lovely wife and I adopted our first child from Vietnam and recently produced a second boy through more traditional means. When not spinning genius into the aethernet I obsess over home wine making, earthen construction, gardening, social justice, ultimate Frisbee and the promotion of industrial hemp. Pull up a chair at www.thegreenporch.com.
Where to find David Mark Brown online
Get Doc Quick (Lost DMB Files #24)
Mad Max in a Model T.
Doctor Quincy Quick is helpless to stop a raging plague from consuming the Company town of Thurber, TX during the winter of 1919. Mad Max in a Model T, the not so good Doc can still save his wife and daughter, even if he has to bury men to do it. Trouble is, he's carrying secrets about the plague the Company responsible will kill to bury.
Hell's Womb (Lost DMB Files #22)
Secrets like these won't stay buried.
Before there was "Aliens" there was "Hell's Womb." Four hundred feet below the surface of company-mining-town Thurber, Texas a dangerous experiment within a clandestine lab explodes. If the survivors can't uncover the cause of the explosion while containing the monstrous threat it has released, thousands of others will suffer an even worse fate.
Del Rio Con Amor (Lost DMB Files #14)
Pancho Villa's latest General isn't like the others. Young, inexperienced and visionary, Chancho Villarreal convinces Villa to cease his famous frontal assaults to embrace guerilla warfare.
To prove his strategy sound Chancho must execute the boldest train robbery the world will never discover, unless he fails. But revolution never comes cheap, and Chancho's about to awake to its deadly cost.
Reefer Ranger (Lost DMB Files #9)
"Blood soaked and terse, J.T. McCutchen is an epic anti-hero in the making."
A devout man of the law, Ranger McCutchen has vowed to tame the wild borderlands of early twentieth century Texas, but at what cost? Fractured, both physically and emotionally, the once singular man is forced to either reinterpret himself or the world around him.
The Fourth Horseman (Lost DMB Files #43)
"A provocative moral tale as much about embracing life as meeting Death."
The buzz of phasing in and out of temporal existence and lopping off heads only lasts so long. Afterwards Death seeks the solace of an airstream trailer and a batch of the best tequila the world's ever known. But nothing fills the emptiness.
When annihilation is your sole purpose how can you find substance for your soul?
Twitch and Die! (Lost DMB Files #26)
The Company mining town of Thurber, Texas has fallen off the map. Some want to keep it that way. Others seek the truth. But its plague-infected residents have a mind of their own.
It's up to Chancho Villarreal and his worst enemy to navigate a world of shifting allegiances while uncovering the truth about a plague and its infected who refuse to die quietly.
Fistful of Reefer
Fistful of Reefer is a dieselpunk, weird Western pulp featuring goats, guns and the camaraderie of outcasts.
Set along the Texas border during the waining years of the Mexican revolution, Fistful focuses on a group of unlikely heros and their unlikely foe as they stumble upon the fringes of a cabal bent on world domination.
Fistful lives between No country for Old Men and the Three Amigos.
Smashwords book reviews by David Mark Brown
- Dead or Alive - An Aston West Collection
on Aug. 14, 2011
For fans of Firefly and/or the good ole fashioned outlaw hero these shorts should not be passed up. Each story is like another episode in the life of the space junk scavenger Aston West. Well written and quick paced the shorts introduce the reader to Aston's private code and practical rules to surviving amongst the fringes of rough and tumble galactic empire whether he's crossing beautiful bounty hunters or greedy scoundrels. definitely a bargain for only $2.99.
- A Gift in the Dark
on Oct. 24, 2012
As a BETA reader for this collection of shorts I was honored to be one of the first to imbibe of Gavin Wilson's talents. Mr. Wilson has the rare ability to capture suspense, tension, mystery and emotion in an amazingly short amount of words. His settings are rich and mesmerizing without being overwrought or distracting. And his characters usually seem to appear on the page in front of the reader's eye as if reading through a peep hole. Fully formed, the characters carry out their deeds in tantalizing blips before disappearing again out of sight. The effect is addictive and thought provoking. And the collection is without a dud. Each story will find those who love it best.