My Book Is Being Shopped Around

My first full-length novel, The Merchant Princes: A Far Ranger Adventure, is being shopped around. I’m closer to getting it published.4460450363_4668c02004_b

It’s a very different 1928. The North American continent is comprised of several rival nations, the Nazis came to power in Germany a decade sooner, and science and the supernatural co-exist.

The Nazis have hatched a plot to raise a legion of undead soldiers. An anti-Nazi faction within-1 the Third Reich recruits a young Prussian doctor, Dr. Kurt von Deitel, to find help in the West to stop this devious plan.auroraheadshot02smalljpeg

Enter Sean Fox Rucker and Jesus D’Anconia Lago, two Great War veterans and freelance pilots who are reluctantly pulled into the quest. They are joined by a brash Greek merchant, a brilliant Jewish cowboy, and the woman who once broke Rucker’s heart.

The heroes race against Nazi clockwork assassins, a charismatic commando, a telekinetic sadist, and transgenic man-beasts known as wehr-wolves.

IMG_1078The quest takes them around the world, with settings both familiar and exotic: Colombia, Austin, dieselpunk_nazithe capital of the Union States in New York City, a floating city over the Caribbean, Rome, and Poenari Castle in Transylvania. Along the way, they encounter well-known historical figures and uncover the shocking truth about the real Spear of Destiny.

german-nazi-airship-color-picture-from-wwii-1The Merchant Princes recaptures the unapologetic adventure, excitement and suspense of the classic pulp fiction of the 1930s and 1940s, along with a healthy dose of steampunk, historical fiction and humor.

LOCKHEED ELECTRA (11)Yet it also alludes to philosophical and moral issues relevant to our world today: the trade-off between security and liberty, the morality of pre-emptive war, and what fundamentally separates good from evil.

3961483861_90e4b233af_bIt’s got Nazis, zombies, cowboys, robots and airships. Isn’t that everything you want in a book?


  1. bookboy says:

    Does it have sex and nudie pictures? If not, I’m not buying it.

  2. gul says:

    Yes, nude pictures are the make or break point of all fine fiction.

  3. Lanzman says:

    “Sean Fox Rucker” eh? ;-)
    Sounds like fun. Have you considered self-publishing to the Kindle on Amazon? I know another guy who’s gone that route to get his first novel into people’s hands.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations Garrison.

    Having endured countless hours slogging through the gooey mire of your labored prose, I consider you well-qualified to inflict your tedious banalities on a larger audience.

  5. Anonymous says:

    PS That’s not the real gul.

  6. Anonymous says:

    PPS Lanzman, sell Wordforge to a hot, crazy Austrian chick.

  7. Carter Class of '72 says:

    “It’s got Nazis, zombies, cowboys, robots and airships.”

    Well, alrighty then. All the things that make life interesting. I’m in. BTW, Isn’t that first pic from Iron Sky?

  8. keith johnson says:

    It takes a keen mind and a deep intellect to even come up with that plot, much less write the book.
    I’m looking forward to this, I want an autographed copy.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Gee, I hope your novel is as successful as your blog.

  10. Now you have done the easy part. Do you have an agent yet? Going that route? I have been submitting my new book to agents for about three weeks….so far only about 3 weeks worth of rejection letters….so right on schedule. I wish you the best of luck.

  11. Keith — you’re way too generous. It takes the mind of a 40 year old who still watches cartoons is more like it. :)

    Phillip — in the agent process. Can’t say much, may be close to closure. But yeah, no one told me the writing was the easy part.

    Carter — Yeah, that’s from Iron Sky. I can’t wait for that movie. The guy pictured is Matt Passmore from the Glades. After I started writing I realized he was who I pictured for the protagonist.

  12. Daniel says:

    Congratulations in advance. Hell, just completing a full-length novel is an accomplishment in itself. Be sure to get a kick-ass deal on the movie rights.

  13. AlphaM. says:

    Nazi Zombies??? Dude! Sign me up for the first wave!

  14. CJ says:

    Are you taking December off from posts?

  15. dallasmedia says:

    Sign me up as well. Nazi zombies must be killed. Alternate universes are tricky to pull off but I think you have the stones to do it. My play, The Dallas Conspiracy, is about JFK zombies popping up in modern day DFW. Why? 3-D mapping by China to fuck with us. I’ll let you know when I finish.