"First you're an unknown, then you write one book and you move up to obscurity." — Martin Meyers
I published my first book in 2004. It became an immediate collector's item. I know this for a fact as I have several hundred copies collecting dust in my attic. Critics everywhere said it belonged right up there between Ernest Hemingway and Robert E Howard—on an alphabetical bookshelf.
My influences include Rocky & Bullwinkle, 1950s sci-fi movies, and silver-age comics.
I live in Texas with my Princess wife, and cats Rocky and Dusty. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
on Dec. 22, 2017 :
So funny. First a professor subjects J-man to a experiment to explore his past lives. Then the Viking Mummy From Outer Space returns as a mosquito-girl named Josie. J-man enters a fight tournament but his boss Gordon tries to sabotage his effort. The cowboy flashback is very funny. There is also a very naughty seance.
(review of free book)
Doctor Caronte 6
on May 17, 2017 :
A lot of nice wrestling action in the title story. The others feature flashbacks to past lives. All very funny.
(reviewed 13 days after purchase)
on Feb. 12, 2017 :
Another fun outing with the Gaunt-Faced Grappler, a cat that morphs into a human. The title story, with its hilariously punny title, introduces several new characters, including a delightfully funny, pesty girl named Josie who, unknown to the hero, is really a mosquito. It also sets up a story arc that one suspects will carry over into the next book. Sandwiching this wonderfully funny tale are 3 stories where a university professor conducts experiments on the cat hero by delving into his past lives. The western adventure is especially funny, with one of the greatest closing lines ever. And somewhere in here is a story of a seance gone delightfully awry, and people are left with something other than egg on their faces. Really, you just have to read it for yourself. Another wonderful effort from Mr Hold. This guy deserves followers in the millions. His Out of Texas series is that good.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)