Christopher Meeks

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Christopher Meeks writes novels and short fiction. His novel "The Brightest Moon of the Century" landed on three Top-Ten Books of the Year lists for 2009. His short story collection "The Middle-Aged Man and the Sea" was reviewed well in the Los Angeles Times and was listed in Entertainment Weekly in the Top Five independently published books of the year. His other collection, "Months and Seasons" was on the longlist of top collections for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. His play, "Who Lives?" was produced in Los Angeles in 2009 and was nominated for five Ovation Awards, the Tonys of Los Angeles.

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The Quarterback
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,900. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2015 by Christopher Meeks. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Jimmy Jassy had been on the top for five years now, but the clock was running out. All he had left were the remnants of his incredible skills, and his snarling pride in being the man they called--The Quarterback.
Paradise Road
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,300. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2015 by Christopher Meeks. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
In a fast-moving novel, "Paradise Road" brings a raw and brutal world of big-time gambling. Don Porter is out to beat Las Vegas at its own game--putting his money, his woman, and his life on the line. It is the winner of the Mark Twain Journal Award for "significant contribution to American Literature."
Kabbalah
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,280. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2015 by Christopher Meeks. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
"Kaballah" focuses on a murder and brings three men who grew up together in a tough Pittsburgh neighborhood: a football hero destroyed by false hopes and drugs, a rabbi who now doubts his abilities, and a policeman eaten up by fear and envy. The rabbi uses the Kabbalah, a mystical interpretation of the Scriptures, to help provide answers.
Love Will Make You Drink and Gamble, Stay Out Late at Night
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,220. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014 by Christopher Meeks. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
"Love Will Make You Drink and Gamble, Stay Out Late at Night" brings a number of Shelly Lowenkopf’s previously published short stories together in a single volume. All the stories revolve around life in Santa Barbara, the oceanside city north of Los Angeles, where people go after they've burned out in San Francisco or L.A.
Falling
Series: Falling Angels Saga, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 95,220. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014 by Christopher Meeks. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The popular "Falling Angels Saga" continues with the fourth and final book, "Falling," in which Megan Barnett of Glendale, Arizona, must confront Satan and his demons head-on, trying to save herself, her family, and the angel she loves.
The Fiction Writer's Handbook
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 146,370. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by Christopher Meeks. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
"The Fiction Writer's Handbook" is the definitive volume that explains the terms and concepts that writers and editors use when they talk about a work.
Heaven Sent
Series: Falling Angels Saga, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 80,970. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013 by Christopher Meeks. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Readers who devoured "Boyfriend From Hell" and "Earth Angel" will be captivated by the third book in the Falling Angels Saga. Megan has precious little time to unravel the cryptic message hidden in the riddle she received at the end of "Earth Angel." If she doesn't, the life of someone most dear to her will be lost forever, and Megan may yet find herself living in Hell.
Iron City
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,700. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013 by Christopher Meeks. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A disgraced ex-cop returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh after a friend has been murdered, and he's determined to dive into the city's dark underworld to find the killer.
Earth Angel
Series: Falling Angels Saga, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,440. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2012 by Christopher Meeks. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
"Earth Angel" is the second book out of four in "The Falling Angels Saga," which follows 15-year-old Megan Barnett of Glendale, Arizona, as she fights Satan and his allies while she falls in love with an angel, Guy Matson.
Boyfriend From Hell
Series: Falling Angels Saga, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 70,370. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2012 by Christopher Meeks. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
"Boyfriend From Hell" is the first book in the Falling Angels Saga from the author of the gruesomely hilarious, "Never Slow Dance With A Zombie." The story centers on 15-year-old Megan from Glendale, Arizona, and her single mother, Suze. Both are starting to date--and one of the men is Satan with his sights set on a new bride. Megan has precious little time to figure out how to stop him.
The Toothache Man
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,600. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2011 by Christopher Meeks. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
When a friend tells Jim about the Toothache Man, an unlicensed dentist who is inexpensive, Jim tries him out--and runs into big problems. This is a new short story from the author of "Child’s Play" and "The Power."

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A Death in Vegas
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,400. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
"A Death in Vegas" is the story of a man with a beneficial bugs company who is the prime suspect for a murder he didn’t commit in Las Vegas. Who would set him up? Why is the FBI after him? Will his wife believe him?
The Middle-Aged Man and the Sea
You set the price! Words: 44,350. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
In 13 stories, Christopher Meeks balances tragedy and wit. As novelist David Scott Milton explains, "In this collection, Christopher Meeks examines the small heartbreaks of quiet despair that are so much a part of all our lives. He does it in language that is resonant, poetic, and precise.... If you like Raymond Carver, you'll love Meeks. He may be as good--or better."
Months and Seasons
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,950. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
"Months and Seasons" is the follow-up story collection to Christopher Meeks's award-winning "The Middle-Aged Man and the Sea." With a combination of main characters from young to old and with drama and humor, the tales pursue such people as a supermodel who awakens after open-heart surgery, a famous playwright with a problem, and a reluctant man who attends a Halloween party as Dracula.
Love At Absolute Zero
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,720. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
"Love At Absolute Zero" is about a physicist who tries to apply the tools of science to finding a soul mate--in three days. Chaos happens.
Who Lives?: A Play
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,860. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2010. Categories: Screenplays » Drama
Based on a true story, "Who Lives?" is an inspirational play along the lines of the Sandra Bullock film "Blind Side." In the early 1960s, an anonymous committee of ordinary citizens in Seattle selected people dying of kidney failure for an experiment in something new: kidney dialysis. They could take only 12. When Gabriel is turned down, he looks for another way.
The Brightest Moon of the Century
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 109,390. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Edward, a young Minnesotan, is blessed with an abundance of "experience"--first when his mother dies and next when his father shoehorns Edward into a private boys school where he's tortured and groomed. In this comic novel, Edward needs a place in the universe, but he wants an understanding of women. The reader experiences Edward's life from ages 14 to 45.

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