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


Digger's Dogs
Series: The Zamboni Songs. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,220. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mashups
“Digger’s Dogs” is the second installment of the Zamboni Songs Series. Our friend Jamal finds himself in New Orleans on a hunch, a trait of which the Zamboni family is quite proud. Being a bit of a lady’s man Jamal finds himself in the arms of Zenith Laveau a waitress at a club Jamal found employment as a busboy. Together with some new friends and family Zenith and Jamal track.....
The Zamboni Itch
Series: The Zamboni Songs. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,640. Language: American English. Published: January 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mashups
Jamal Zamboni is quite the interesting character. Born hundreds of years before his story is told, Jamal is a man on an unusual mission. Actually Jamal is immortal but not for the reasons the reader might consider. He has a knack, an itch of sorts. Some might call it intuition, others might say it’s a hunch. Nevertheless, Jamal gets these itches periodically and they most always come true.
War Mouth
Price: Free! Words: 28,680. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mashups, Fiction » Adventure » Action
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: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,280. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Mashups
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: $1.99 USD. Words: 49,390. Language: American English. Published: March 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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....
The Quarry
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 41,180. Language: American English. Published: January 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General, Fiction » Mashups
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: 1,650. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mashups, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
"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..
Blood Dome
Price: Free! Words: 52,710. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
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. Categories: Fiction » Mashups
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. Categories: Fiction » Mashups
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: Free! Words: 36,410. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Categories: 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. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
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: 2,180. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
The belief that everything happens for a reason just might be wrong. Perhaps some things happen serendipitously like walking into the street and being hit by a car, or walking into the street and not being hit by a car. It’s not always guided by some finger appearing out of the sky and with a deep Charlton Heston voice saying, “Don’t walk into the street!” Sometimes an ant is crushed...
Lordes Crossing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 58,280. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011. Categories: 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. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,890. Language: American English. Published: August 18, 2011. Categories: 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. Categories: Fiction » Mashups, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
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: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,110. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, 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.