Stan Grimes


Stan Grimes lives in Indiana with his wife and pets. He is a graduate of Indiana University. honest. Poetry is his favorite form of expression but it doesn't pay well. He is exploring other forms of fiction, drama, mystery, theater, and name a few.

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What is your e-reading device of choice?
I love my Ipad
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I use Twitter and seem to get more hits on my books. Pinterest is useful as well.
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Where to find Stan Grimes online


War Mouth
Price: Free! Words: 28,680. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mashups
War Mouth might be considered an apocalyptic or dystopian novel exploring our country's progression or digression in a thousand years. A floundering republic known as the United States finds hope in the likes of their new President Martin Jefferson. Jefferson is best known for his fights on the battlefields of a brave new America. s
Cockroaches and Mice, Oh My
Price: Free! Words: 22,280. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(5.00 from 1 review)
Cockroches and Mice, Oh My takes the reader on a trip with many characters starring in their own stories. Each character is on a journey to a destination that none of them understand. Tommy, Howard, Johnson, Camille, String Bean, Annie, and Helga are traveling and in their sojourn they carry the baggage of society, their friends, their enemies, and their frailties, and foibles. This book ....
Series: Tom Becker, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 49,390. Language: American English. Published: March 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Burt Lacing had a wonderful wife, three healthy children, a great job, and a brain tumor. His erratically violent behavior has turned him into one of the most wanted men in the state of Indiana. His ritualistic and merciless killings are the worst crimes ever committed in the history of Cross County.... Given the daunting task of protecting the citizens of his county, Sheriff Tom Becker....
Series: Tom Becker, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 52,000. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Tom and Nancy Becker were given a beautiful white Standard Poodle. They named him Rooter after the dog of an old friend who died years before. Little did they realize that Rooter was more human than most humans, he was loyal, faithful, and ferocious when necessary. Also little did they know that an old army vet that served in Tom’s platoon in Vietnam had a score to settle. Thought to be dead...
The Quarry
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 41,180. Language: American English. Published: January 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Dante Dunham is a starving young writer barely making ends meet. His mother passed away long before he graduated from college and his father just happened to be the richest man in his hometown. Johnson Meredith did not take part in Dante’s upbringing and offered no assistance to the boy’s mother. Dante is shocked, however, when he is told that he has inherited half of his estranged father’s....
Black Dog Dance
Price: Free! Words: 10,020. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Black Dog Dance is a small compilation of short stories, brief essays, and poetry. The author questions the world's dance with war, moral decay, and the decimated mind set of politicians, warriors, and zealots. It is a proposition defining the morality of war, starvation, and suicide. Perhaps nihilistic in nature Black Dog Dance demands attention by the world of killers and world leaders.......
I Am Not White
Price: Free! Words: 14,770. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
"I Am Not White" is a small literary offering which contains short stories, poetry, and the author's view of a world filled with deception and contradictions Cynicism fills each page and a philosophical view of religion and those who profess belief, yet live as though there is nothing to believe Explore the cynicism, the skepticism, and the possibilities/impossibilities..
The Track
Price: Free! Words: 16,840. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Garth Domino came from the wrong side of the tracks in the town of Lordes Crossing. He grew up with the stigma of being a poor white trash boy who deserved only what others like him got, but he possessed a talent not many could claim. He played one mean guitar and could write music like no one else. "The Track" takes you on a wild ride into the depths of Hell and the mountain of success....
Blood Dome
Price: Free! Words: 52,710. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
(3.00 from 1 review)
Sharon Bridges went missing for two days. Her brother contacted the police with little success. One day after her abduction she came back to Denver a different woman. She had no memory of her abductors or where she was taken. She remembered only that she was given an old faded van and somehow was able to point the vehicle back to her hometown and to her brother Nathan. Filled with suspicion....
Five Mile
Price: Free! Words: 10,280. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Kip Caller, a mediocre writer, is a recluse with only his dog Chase as his trusted companion. On one average fall day he decides to go to a small nearby town to pick up supplies for the coming winter months. Innocently he finds himself enthralled in a strange serial killer case and a case of something much more sinister. His life literally hangs in the balance at the small gas and go store
Tales from the Red Shoe Diner
Price: Free! Words: 10,150. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Tales from the Red Shoe Diner is a revised version of the previous book and is complete compilation of stories accumulated over the years. The Red Shoe Diner is a cheap eatery in the middle of Brooklyn and its customers are a strange mix of the unusual. Marty the owner is always surprised by the characters who walk through the doors of his establishment. Mary Gershwin is one of his oldest ......
A World of Yellow
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,410. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A World of Yellow is a paranormal romance/thriller that will take you through the strange life of a man who talks with the dead and assists his deceased visitors in reaching the dimension originally meant for them. Willy is a soft-hearted journalist (some would say he is a modern Don Quixote) turned social worker who falls in love with a young female deputy who posesses...
Sand: A Book of Poetry
Price: Free! Words: 2,830. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
(5.00 from 1 review)
Our memories are only echoes from the past. They cannot be placed in a bottle for safe keeping. They exist in our minds and hide in safety waiting to be pulled from the womb of our mind. Sure we can take pictures, videos, write stories, but the essence of our story will always be stowed away somewhere in our electrically charged minds.
Price: Free! Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
"Dark" is a selection of old and new poems most of which deal with the darkside of our lives, our minds, and our dreams.
Lordes Crossing
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 58,280. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Like most folks, you probably want to know my story. Thing is, it’s not a crock of shit. It’s the godawful truth and it all began forty-seven years ago when my wife Ruthie gave birth to our son Christian. Ironic that his name was Christian, because what I’m about to tell you has nothing Christian in it. It scares me to tell it and after you hear it you’ll be scared too.
Fear In The Skies
Price: Free! Words: 53,670. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
The citizens of this world have many reasons to believe that the planet upon which they live will someday self-destruct, but what if their reasons are wrong. What if global warming doesn't destroy us? What if a worldwide war for fossil fuels doesn't destroy us? Perhaps the destruction of the world is planned by an enemy much more sinister than the ones of which we are aware, an enemy from beyond.
Dogs: A Deacon Sender Mystery
Price: Free! Words: 55,890. Language: American English. Published: August 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Deacon Sender is a private investigator with a companion dog named Rooter. His tireless hunt for the most perverted criminals in the city of Indianapolis leads him to some unsavory and dangerous perps. He finds love and much more in his expeditions.
The Whacker Chronicles
Price: Free! Words: 16,700. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
This is an experiment in adult fantasy which I began ten years ago. The story is about a bold and clever lineage of pigeons known as the Whackers. There are three separate chronicles in this book. The Whacker pigeons deal with the same issues found in the human culture, ie, prejudice, death, starvation, and more. I do hope the reader finds it as much fun reading it as I did writing it.
A Vinyl Night and Other Miseries
Price: Free! Words: 9,110. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"A Vinyl Night and Other Miseries" is Stan's first self-published book of Poetry. He has written several fiction books including sci-fi, mystery, fantasy, and suspense genres. His real love though has always been poetry. This book took forty years to come to fruition and Stan is proud to allow readers into his heart. His poetry at times is emotional, intense, but is always honest.

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  • The Prophecy (An Estilorian Short Story) on Dec. 14, 2011

    The Prophecy was a great read and I must say the characters are well developed and believable. I give thumbs up to Raine Thomas, a great author.