Andrew Dudek

Biography

Andrew Dudek is the author of the Dave Carver series of urban fantasy novels. Currently he lives with his family in that most terrifying of places: New Jersey. He’s also really not as mentally disturbed as he may seem. Promise.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Monmouth County, which is in Central New Jersey. (A lot of people will tell you that there's no such thing as Central Jersey, but they're wrong and should be disregarded.) As for how it influenced my writing...well, that's tough to say. It was a pretty typical suburban existence, I think, which left me a lot of free time for reading. So I'd say that it wasn't so much the town that influenced me, but the fact that I read a lot of books growing up. I will say that my hometown is about an hour away from New York City by car, so as a teenager and a young adult my friends and I spent a lot of weekend nights cruising around the city. I love Jersey and I wouldn't trade it for the world, but New York's got an energy that no place else can match, which is part of the reason I decided to set the Dave Carver series there.
When did you first start writing?
I've been writing my whole life, really. One of my earliest memories is my dad coming home with a hardcover printing of a silly little story I'd written and illustrated. I can't remember the title of it now, but it was about a young bald eagle who was picked on by his friends because he couldn't fly.
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Where to find Andrew Dudek online

Twitter: @a_dude_writer
Facebook: Facebook profile

Series

Dave Carver
Dave Carver doesn't ride a white horse or wear shining armor, but he does carry a sword. He's a Knight of the Round Table, a group of secretive monster hunters that has existed for centuries. In modern-day New York City, Dave and his friends and allies must defend humanity from monsters of all stripes, including vampires, werebeasts, demons, zombies, ghouls, ghosts, goblins, and more. The world is a scary place, but with Dave Carver on our side the odds may just be a little more even...

Thicker Than Blood

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To The Dogs

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Sword for Hire

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Best Served Cold

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Down The Shore

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Books

Down The Shore
Series: Dave Carver, 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,100. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Horror » Occult
It seems like a simple job, a breeze for an experienced warrior like Dave Carver: his friend Krissy's boyfriend is missing somewhere in the town of Violet Bay, New Jersey and she needs Dave to help find him. But there's something dark beneath Violet Bay. Something old and hungry. And it seems like Krissy's boyfriend may just have woken it up.
Best Served Cold
Series: Dave Carver, 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,790. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Horror » General
Dave Carver, New York's chief knight of the Round Table, is about to do battle with his greatest foe yet: the vampire who killed his mother. Along the way, he'll encounter fundamentalist ghouls, zealous werebears, and an overpowering blizzard which has shut down New York. None of that matters, though, because for Dave, revenge is best served cold.
Sword for Hire
Series: Dave Carver, 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,140. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Horror » Occult
The dead are walking in New York City. When tragedy strikes in the suburbs, Dave Carver, Knight of the Round Table, is called into investigate the scene of an apparent zombie attack. Along the way he uncovers a secret conspiracy involving a familiar strain of black magic. Zombies are coming to New York. All in a day's work for Dave Carver, but this day at the office is turning into a killer.
To The Dogs
Series: Dave Carver, 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,400. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Dave Carver, New York's Knight of the Round Table, finds himself the prey of a three-headed hellhound. To protect his city, he'll have to contend with a reluctant teenage werewolf, a seductive young sorceress, a squad of half-demon zealots, and an evil witch with a strange connection to his past. Will Dave be able to save New York without becoming a human chew-toy?
Thicker Than Blood
Series: Dave Carver, 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,560. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Horror » Occult
The Knights of the Round Table are fighting a war against the vampires--and they're losing. Dave Carver is a retired knight, but when the war finds him in his solitary life in New York City, he must once again pick up his sword to defend his home town. If Dave can't figure out how to stop the legions of vampire spies and soldiers, the world is about to get a whole lot bloodier.

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