Regan Wolfrom (born at the tail end of the disco era) has come a long way from his 1986 debut novel Harry the Adventurous Hamster (currently out of print due to having never been published or completed). After a break from writing to attend puberty, and to eventually sell six packs of Molson Canadian to his misnamed crush, Moosehead Girl, Regan returned to the craft with reckless abandon and a gallon jug of iced tea with just a smattering of extremely cheap rum.
Regan is now the author of numerous short stories and an upcoming post-apocalyptic novel series with only one mention (so far) of zombie erections. Regan hopes to one day write a novel set on Mars while sitting in his boxer shorts on the actual Red Planet, and everything that comes before that is really just his way of saving up for the one-way trip.
Though Regan has been shafted by residency requirements in his pursuit of the MacArthur genius grant, his current fiction is considered to be of high caliber, reflecting a marked improvement in style and grammar from the aforementioned thing with the hamster. It also has far fewer graphic scenes of pound puppy plushes having sex in the back of a shoebox with paper wheels.
What does Regan have to say about Regan?
"I recently passed up the chance to hassle Samuel L. Jackson."
"I've always wanted to change my name to something boring, like Hugh Howey."
"I know how to cook six things. None of them are oatmeal."
"I write stories that are weird, a little dark, and definitely inappropriate for my children. It could be tough to keep that going when they get to be as old and weird as I am today."
"Oh... and my dog is in love with me... like... in a disturbing way."
Please read one of Regan's stories for a more in-depth tour of Regan's unresolved childhood issues.
The story of Antoine Lagace.
The comet is coming. The town of Cochrane is already falling apart.
Ant Lagace is trying to adjust to his new role and his new family. But the new and dangerous world that's about to begin could destroy everything and everyone around him.
Rebuilding a world. Rebuilding a family. And hoping that -- for once -- he won't screw it all up.
Baptiste has become a hero, but only to people who don't know him very well. Pushing his way south, as an emissary of the new confederation and as a man who wants to regain his family, Baptiste finds he may have more to fear from new friends than from old enemies.
This is a story. Well, an anti-story, which is like a story, just... different.
The Infamous Roy G. Biv lives on in infamy, stealing from the matter transmitter system that sends people and things from Earth to the moon and Mars. The famed bounty hunter -- the appropriately-named Shadow the Bounty Hunter -- is hired to stop him. She may very well stop him, depending on how the story plays out.
Three years ago today the comet was sighted and the world started to fall apart.
Surrounded on all sides by factions he knows he can't trust, Baptiste fights to keep his ever-dwindling crew of survivors alive. When a violent and vindictive gang demands more than Baptiste can give, he realizes that the only path to safety means risking everything he has left.
First came the comet. Then came the fires. Now we fight to save what's left.
Baptiste, stranded 500 miles from his wife and daughter, at the northern edge of civilization, has made a vow to protect a teenage girl from the chaos that surrounds them. But as food and fuel runs out, and even friends prove they can't be trusted, Baptiste realizes that this promise won't be easy to keep.
A 2,900 word near-future short story.
Isabella is away from home when the world around her is consumed by fires from a colliding comet. Stranded on a little island with her best friend, the boy she wants to love her and the boy who's been after her for years, will Isabella find her way back to safety?