DEVIL’S CHEW TOY
Hayden McCall is a mild-mannered junior high school teacher/part-time blogger. Then he meets Hollister and Burley—two fierce women with confidence to spare—and is catapulted into adventures he’d prefer to watch from the sidelines. Together, the unlikely trio put Lovable and Gutsy in LGBTQ as they take on villains and prove that love—along with a triple shot of luck—can indeed conquer all.
Several times throughout Hayden’s adventure in Devil’s Chew Toy, fictional “new country” artist Stanley Kellogg’s latest hit plays on the radio. My wonderful friend, Ben Davis, and I wrote the lyrics to bring the entire song to life. The music is all Ben! The vocals are really Ben, too. Love ya, Ben!
Hayden & Friends Mystery Book 1
DEVIL’S CHEW TOY
Crooked Lane Books — 2022
Gay, twenty-something school teacher and part-time blogger Hayden McCall is in trouble. The night’s date is missing, and the police think he has something to do with it. With help from new friends—Hollister, a what-you-see-is- what-you-got-a-problem? Black lesbian, and Burley, a stoner-baker giant—Hayden searches for the truth and the missing guy. But just staying alive is a tricky business when the enemy plays to kill.
Hayden & Friends Mystery Book 2
CIRQUE DU SLAY
When Burley’s childhood friend visits Seattle to begin a soldout run of Mysterium, an upscale circus arts show, Burley finds the ring mistress dead in her hotel suite and herself the top suspect. If Hayden and Hollister are to clear Burley of suspicion, they must find the real killer. But in a world where deception and trickery are high art, can anyone be trusted?
Hayden & Friends Mystery Book 3
The Sketchy Side of Heaven
Publisher/Date — TBD
A shadowy group of extremists is out to get Ruthie, Hayden’s sweet old landlady. When the violence escalates, the once peaceful Orca Arms becomes a hotbed of mayhem. If Hayden and Hollister don’t unmask the criminals—and soon—there will be nothing left of the place Hayden calls home.