Kent McDaniel


Kent McDaniel is a writer and musician, who lives with his wife Dorothy in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood, around which he can often be found ambling. His short stories have appeared most recently in Allegory, Palo Alto Review, Iconoclast, Downstate Story, and Rambunctious Review. If not writing, playing guitar, reading, or listening to sports talk, he’s probably watching some ball game.

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One Less Elvis (and Other Stories)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,970. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The title story is a 10,000 word novelette set in Chicago in 1993. An Elivis impersonators convention is happening, & Larry "Hound Dog" Vazquez, has been murdered. He'd apparently been obnoxious, but then again, so is the cop investigating the homicide. The remaining stories involve a distraught little girl, desperate commodities trader, deranged pizza delivery man, & apostate minister.
Through Their Strange Hours
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,060. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Through Their Strange Hours consists of four stories set in southern Illinois between 1958 and 1970. The stories involve baseball, Famous Monsters, cats, rock & roll, Elvis, The Beatles, Micky Mantle, and love. They involve, too, The Prophet of Doom, blight, brawls, drugs, Vietnam, busts, betrayal, and death.
Jimmy Stu Lives!
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,990. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Jimmy Stu Lives! - a science-fiction novel about an aging leader of a mega church in present day Nashville who loses his faith and convinces his followers God wants him cryogenically preserved when he dies, for a mission in the future. When he's reanimated 140 years later, he finds the government ruled by religious factions, and leaders of his own church are unhappy to see him alive!

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