Space Academy Rejects now available!


Hey folks,

SPACE ACADEMY REJECTS is now available for purchase on Kindle and Audiobook! It is the sequel to Space Academy Dropouts and I think to be one of my funniest creations yet.

“Where no one has been dumb enough to have gone before.”

Vance Turbo, HERO OF SPACE, has spent most of his hard-won officer’s career helping refugees. This ends when a star gets blown up and he accidentally ends up saving everyone. Now the captain of the E.S.S Ares, he is on a goodwill mission to Contested Space. Unfortunately, his crew is made up of people who couldn’t qualify for Space Academy but are now in thanks to lowered enlistment standards. Captain Turbo has also been charged by the Elder Races to find out who blew up the star or they’re going to destroy humanity. Did we mention the evil Notha Emperor wants to be his best friend? All in a day’s work for the galaxy’s most questionably qualified explorer.

Space Academy is an all-new series from the hilarious duo of C.T. Phipps (Supervillainy Saga, Agent G) and Michael Suttkus (
I Was a Teenage Weredeer) that lampoons the space opera as well as military science fiction genres.

Available here 

Cindy’s Seven is now available on Kindle

Hey folks,

I’m pleased to say that CINDY’S SEVEN is now available on Kindle. The eighth installment of THE SUPERVILLAINY SAGA is the latest work set in the Garyverse and shows us the perspective of his favorite henchwench, Cindy Wakowski AKA Red Riding Hood.

Cindy Wakowski aka Red Riding Hood is the second-most feared villain in Falconcrest City. Unfortunately, she soon discovers that is only because she’s considered Merciless: The Supervillainy without MercyTM’s favorite henchwoman. Determined to prove herself every bit her boyfriend’s equal, if not superior, Cindy assembles a team of other villains to go after the largest treasure trove in the world: the hoard of the Dragon King.

Unfortunately, things start going sideways from the start. An ex-boyfriend of hers turned eldritch horror wants revenge, other villains don’t want anything to do with her plan, and the Foundation for World Harmony has put out a death warrant on her head. Merciless has also decided to engage in a little friendly competition that Cindy wants nothing to do with. Can she steal slay the dragon and claim its treasure? Will she let her ego and impatience get in the way? Also, who is Red Sindi and what relationship does she have with our antiheroine?

TALES OF SUPERVILLAINY: CINDY’S SEVEN is the eighth novel of the best-selling SUPERVILLAINY SAGA series and the first from the perspective of its most popular supporting character!

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Space Academy Dropouts and Daughter of the Cyber Dragons now available!

Hey folks,

I’m pleased to say that April is a red letter month for me as I have not one but two releases on audiobook! Yes, SPACE ACADEMY DROPOUTS (narrated by Jeffrey Kafer) and DAUGHTER OF THE CYBER DRAGONS (narrated by Catherine Ho) are out! 

Link: https://www.audible.com/pd/Space-Academy-Dropouts-Audiobook/B09VWJZ7SY

“Boldly going because they’re completely lost.”

The newly renamed Vance Turbo has sabotaged his own career at Space Fleet Academy due to a desire to atone for a training accident. Unfortunately, his actions result in him getting press-ganged into an expendable crew of misfits recruited by a legendary starship captain. Their mission? To recover a collection of lost sun-destroying missiles that could restart a galactic war. Unfortunately, Vance is smart enough to know something is wrong with this picture. After all, no sane person would recruit this crew to save the universe.

Space Academy is an all-new series from the hilarious duo of C.T. Phipps (Supervillainy Saga, Agent G) and Michael Suttkus (I Was a Teenage Weredeer, Lucifer’s Star) that lampoons the space opera as well as military science fiction genres.

Link: https://www.audible.com/pd/Daughter-of-the-Cyber-Dragons-Audiobook/B09VK4YHP7

Keiko “Kei” Springs is a Rider, a specialized form of delivery girl and mercenary all in one.

They are among the most highly prized criminals in the dystopian neon city of New Los Angeles. Kei has been running from her past for years and has literally erased it from her mind using a popular street drug called lethe. Unfortunately, you can’t outrun your past forever, even on her specialized Nina cybercycle.

Strapped for cash, Kei accepts a job she probably shouldn’t after barely surviving a live fire test by a married pair of oligarchs. Teamed up with a group of other mercenaries and cyborgs, Kei is to seek out a stolen computer program that has the power to drive otherwise ordinary individuals to shocking acts of violence. Her team includes her ex, a handsome bioroid assassin, a teenage hacker, and a ruthless corporate exec that all have their own agendas. It’d be the worst time of her life if not for all the ones she can’t remember.

The Cyber Dragons trilogy is set in the same world as the Agent G series and is an exciting action adventure cyberpunk thriller with plenty of humor.

Daughter of the Cyber Dragons and Space Academy Dropouts now available to preorder

Hey folks,

I am very pleased to say that SPACE ACADEMY DROPOUTS and DAUGHTER OF THE CYBER DRAGONS are now available for preorder on Audible. Daughter of the Cyber Dragons is available on April 5th and Space Academy Dropouts on April 12th.

SPACE ACADEMY DROPOUTS

Space Academy Dropouts Audiobook By C.T. Phipps, Michael Suttkus cover art

Link: https://www.audible.com/pd/Space-Academy-Dropouts-Audiobook/B09VWJZ7SY

“Boldly going because they’re completely lost.” The newly renamed Vance Turbo has sabotaged his own career at Space Fleet Academy due to a desire to atone for a training accident. Unfortunately, his actions result in him getting press-ganged into an expendable crew of misfits recruited by a legendary starship captain.

Their mission? To recover a collection of lost sun-destroying missiles that could restart a galactic war. Unfortunately, Vance is smart enough to know something is wrong with this picture. After all, no sane person would recruit this crew to save the universe.

Space Academy is an all-new series from the hilarious duo of C.T. Phipps (Supervillainy Saga, Agent G) and Michael Suttkus (I Was a Teenage Weredeer, Lucifer’s Star) that lampoons the space opera as well as military science fiction genres.

DAUGHTER OF THE CYBER DRAGONS

Link: https://www.audible.com/pd/Daughter-of-the-Cyber-Dragons-Audiobook/B09VK4YHP7

Keiko “Kei” Springs is a Rider, a specialized form of delivery girl and mercenary all in one. They are among the most highly prized criminals in the dystopian neon city of New Los Angeles. Kei has been running from her past for years and has literally erased it from her mind using a popular street drug called lethe. Unfortunately, you can’t outrun your past forever, even on her specialized Nina cybercycle. Strapped for cash, Kei accepts a job she probably shouldn’t after barely surviving a live fire test by a married pair of oligarchs.

Teamed up with a group of other mercenaries and cyborgs, Kei is to seek out a stolen computer program that has the power to drive otherwise ordinary individuals to shocking acts of violence. Her team includes her ex, a handsome bioroid assassin, a teenage hacker, and a ruthless corporate exec that all have their own agendas. It’d be the worst time of her life if not for all the ones she can’t remember.

The Cyber Dragons trilogy is set in the same world as the Agent G series and is an exciting action adventure cyberpunk thriller with plenty of humor.

Daughter of the Cyber Dragons now available!

Hey folks, 

I am very pleased to announce DAUGHTER OF THE CYBER DRAGONS is available for purchase on February 10th, 2022! Like Space Academy Dropouts, it’s going to be one of my rare novels available in KU. It’s a fantastic cyberpunk snarky adventure that I think fans will absolutely love.

FROM THE BEST SELLING AUTHOR OF THE SUPERVILLAINY SAGA:

Keiko “Kei” Springs is a Rider, a specialized form of delivery girl and mercenary all in one. They are among the most highly prized criminals in the dystopian neon city of New Los Angeles. Kei has been running from her past for years and has literally erased it from her mind using a popular street drug called lethe. Unfortunately, you can’t outrun your past forever, even on her specialized Nina cybercycle.

Strapped for cash, Kei accepts a job she probably shouldn’t after barely surviving a live fire test by a married pair of oligarchs. Teamed up with a group of other mercenaries and cyborgs, Kei is to seek out a stolen computer program that has the power to drive otherwise ordinary individuals to shocking acts of violence. Her team includes her ex, a handsome bioroid assassin, a teenage hacker, and a ruthless corporate exec that all have their own agendas. It’d be the worst time of her life if not for all the ones she can’t remember.

The Cyber Dragons Trilogy is set in the same world as the Agent G series and is an exciting action adventure cyberpunk thriller with plenty of humor.

Available here

Space Academy Dropouts now available!

Hey folks,

I am very pleased to say that SPACE ACADEMY DROPOUTS is now available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. This is my first book available and KU and I’m interested to see if it pans out as that might lead to releasing more of my books on Amazon’s lending service.

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE SUPERVILLAINY SAGA:

“Boldly going because they’re completely lost.”

The newly renamed Vance Turbo has sabotaged his own career at Space Fleet Academy due to a desire to atone for training accident. Unfortunately, his actions result in him getting press-ganged into an expendable crew of misfits recruited by a legendary starship captain. Their mission? To recover a collection of lost sun-destroying missiles that could restart a galactic war. Unfortunately, Vance is smart enough to know something is wrong with this picture. After all, no sane person would recruit this crew to save the universe.

SPACE ACADEMY DROPOUTS is an all-new series from the hilarious duo of C.T. Phipps (Supervillainy Saga, Agent G) and Michael Suttkus (I Was a Teenage Weredeer, Lucifer’s Star) that lampoons the space opera as well as military science fiction genres.

Available here

Writing update for 1/01/2021

Space Academy Dropouts: COMPLETE: Edited and submitted to Crossroad Press. 

Basically, I signed a deal with Podium in hopes of expanding my audiobook audience (I love Crossroad Press don’t get me wrong and am sticking with them on my other series) to do a humorous wacky space opera series in the same respect as The Rules of Supervillainy is for superheroes. Vance Turbo is the eponymous Space Academy drop out who gets conscripted/press ganged onto a suicide mission of similar misifts by Division Twelve.  A bunch of sun destroying weapons are lost in the badlands and only they can recover them. Vance, being as observant as Gary [at least about everyone but himself] and genre savvy, notes how incredibly unlikely it would be to recruit Academy “failures” for such an important mission. A truly wacky cast of good, bad, and fuzzy characters. Jeffrey Kafer will be narrating because I’d get him to do everything if I could. Plans for recording in Q1.

Tales of Capes: COMPLETE: Edited and submitted to Crossroad Press 

An anthology that will contain “Merciless Kills Hitler” and a few other stories by me as well as the works of many other awesome superhero authors like Richard Roberts, David Niall Wilson, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Michael Suttkus, and others still.

 Space Academy Rejects: COMPLETE: Being Edited

Because I want to hit the ground running, I started writing book 2# immediately after writing book 1#. Space Academy Rejects will follow Vance Turbo later in his career as now the captain of his own space ship! Except, unfortunately, he has a crew that makes the Orville’s look positively professional. An evil Emperor, a super-weapon, and other stuff lead to many Star Wars jokes! But the bad guys want…peace? Unpossible! My hope is to release this a month after the release of the first book.

Daughter of the Cyber Dragons: COMPLETE: Awaiting Edits 

Keiko “Kei” Springs is a Rider, one of the many criminal couriers who exists in the aftermath of the Eruption that plunged Earth into a decade long winter. Now in a cyberpunk future, she struggles to stay ahead of bill collectors and old enemies. One job sounds too good to be true, though, and she is sent to recover an AI fragment from a disgruntled Atlas Security employee. Unfortunately, said employee has an entire cult of fanatics behind him. Guest starring Case Gordon (Agent G), Lucita (Agent G), and a few other wonderful cyberpunk antiheroes.

Cindy’s Seven: IN PROGRESS 

Cindy Wachkowski AKA Red Riding Hood has a problem. She is not respected as a supervillain in her own right but considered Gary’s henchwench or dark mistress. Deciding this cannot stand, she proceeds to assemble an all-female team (plus Agent G) to rob the kaiju-sized criminal mastermind, SMOG THE DRAGON! Yes, they will steal his massive horde on DRAGON ISLAND. I am getting Heather Costa to do the voice work here.

This year I want to finish Lucifer’s Star’s trilogy, do another Gary book, and another Morgan Detective Agency book. Maybe finish up Wraith Knight too.

Daughter of the Cyber Dragons cover reveal

Keiko “Kei” Springs is a Rider, one of the many criminal couriers who exists in the aftermath of the Eruption that plunged Earth into a decade long winter. Now in a cyberpunk future, she struggles to stay ahead of bill collectors and old enemies. One job sounds too good to be true, though, and she is sent to recover an AI fragment from a disgruntled Atlas Security employee. Unfortunately, said employee has an entire cult of fanatics behind him. Guest starring Case Gordon (Agent G), Lucita (Agent G), and a few other wonderful cyberpunk antiheroes.

I just finished this exciting sequel to the Agent G trilogy with an all-new protagonist!

I made a tabletop RPG adventure

I still enjoy a good tabletop RPG and decided to make a supplement for the first time since HALT EVIL DOER! a decade ago. It’s for VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE FIFTH EDITION and presently out. Special thanks to Robert Sullivan for editing it and providing the art.

“Modius is dead and the whole city of Gary is a suspect!”

The Murder of Modius is a Chronicle for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition made for 2-5 players. It is set in Gary, Indiana where the player characters have been summoned in order to investigate the death of the deeply despised but still powerful Prince. Along the way they will deal with Anarchs, Camarilla, the Second Inquisition, Thin Bloods, and wraiths. They will also discover the shocking motive that ties to the presence of a sleeping methuselah.

Can the players solve this baffling murder? Do they want to?

The Murder of Modius contains:

* A complete 72 page Chronicle dealing with the death of Gary’s Pauper Prince.

* A complete write-up of Gary as a setting for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition.

* Ten adventure hooks for spicing up the players’ experiences in Gary.

* Ten SPC write-ups for Gary’s Kindred.

Available here and Available here

Psycho Killers in Love annotations

Some interesting annotations for PSYCHO KILLERS IN LOVE. Basically, just random bits of trivia for those who enjoyed the book.

1. Psycho Killers in Love is a prequel to the United States of Monsters series, taking place in the year 2000 before the Reveal of the supernatural in 2006. 

2. Billy England is named after Billy from BLACK CHRISTMAS (the first slasher) and Robert Englund a.k.a Freddy Krueger. 

3. Billy’s Santa-themed murder spree is inspired by SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT as well as the series of. He is meant to be something of a suckier and lamer version of Billy/Freddy Krueger as well as more overtly banal in his serial murder.

4. William Englund’s actor was Alexander Ludwig who in addition to THE HUNGER GAMES was  also in FINAL GIRL as the villain. He was also in THE FINAL GIRLS for another slasher parody.

5. Psycho Killers in Love can refer to either Nancy and William or William and Carrie or all three, depending on how you interpret William, Nancy, and Carrie’s feelings. 

6. Nancy Loomis is named for Nancy Thompson from A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET as well as  Doctor Loomis from HALLOWEEN.

7. The impetuous of the book is BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, SCREAM, HACK/SLASH, THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, and THE FINAL GIRLS that are all parodies/homages of slasher movies. Even a little TUCKER AND DALE VS. EVIL.

8. The concept of Artemis is a loose adaptation of the concept of Slayers as well as the “Final Girl” phenomenon. I chose Artemis because her warrior maidens had to remain pure and chaste, which Nancy has problems with.

9. Slashers as a concept primarily owes itself to the loose rules applied to Jason and Michael Myers who are inexplicably invincible. HACK/SLASH also developed the concept in the comic series where they’re regenerating revenants. Their abilities growing stronger the more an urban legend about them consists is a concept borrowed from CANDYMAN. 

10. Nancy’s mother is a thinly-disguised Laurie Strode from HALLOWEEN and her mother is a (inexplicably alive) Marion Crane from PSYCHO. 

11. The Fraternity of Orion is meant to be a distillation of the misogyny that so many slasher movies are accused of but also draws from FINAL GIRL about a group of murderers that a young woman hunts down to execute. Obviously, the name is a reference to the hunter linked to Artemis and Apollo in Greek mythology. 

12. Cujo is, of course, named for the dog-centered novel by Stephen King. 

13. Gerald Pasteur is a character from I WAS A TEENAGE WEREDEER from the Bright Falls Mysteries.  

14. Cassandra Cassidy is the primary villain of ESOTERRORISM in the Red Room Trilogy. 

15. Olivia Munn was a major inspiration for Nancy Loomis as an actress. THE HORROR OF SUPERVILLAINY cover was more based on Kristen Kreuk. I also drew some inspiration from meeting RL Scream Queen Danielle Harris.

16. Alyson Hannigan was my pick for Carrie England. So was Galadriel Stineman (Until Dawn). 

17. The cover to Psycho Killers in Love includes homages to the BLAIR WITCH PROJECT and HALLOWEEN movies. 

18. Billy England’s power over dreams and the ability to suck people in is, of course, an homage to Freddy Krueger. 

19. Slashers “adapted” to movies in this world are Fred (Krueger), Mike (Myers), The Camp Killer (Jason Voorhees), and Lucky (Chucky). Mike Miner is meant to Mike Myers but, for copyright purposes, you want to make him a little different. 

20. The Prom Queen is actually the corrupted form of Nancy’s mother, who is of course, a reference to Jaime Lee Curtis as the ghostly slasher. 

21. Lamia is the mother of all vampires and shifters in the greater UNITED STATES OF MONSTERS universe. Her defeat here isn’t permanent but a sign that she’s underestimated all of her children (as well as Mike’s power as the world’s most famous slasher). 

22.The Fraternity of Orion was created from the juxtaposition of puritan moral values and misogyny in slasher films vs. the fact horror actresses and Scream Queens frequently made the movies have a strong feminist bent. Which is to say a typical slasher plot is a bunch of fun teens being murdered only to have one eventually turn the tables on the monster.

23. HP Lovecraft Memorial Hospital makes an appearance in THE FALL OF THE HOUSE where it is where the House keeps its dangerous supernatural patients. William and Carrie never realized that they were being studied by the Red Room the entire time. 

24. Summer Day is, of course, a reference to Buffy Summers and makes a nice contrast to Nancy who is more Faith-like. 

25. A Shoggoth is a notable monster of H.P. Lovecraft. 

26. The Book of Midnight is my all-purpose Necronomicon stand-in that doesn’t just appear in the United States of Monsters but also my Supervillainy Saga book. 

27. William also shows up in A NIGHTMARE ON ELK STREET to kill one of the Red Gods. He and Nancy make a guest appearance in THE HORROR OF SUPERVILLAINY and are even on its cover. They have undergone some level grinding by the time they show up in that book.

28. Bloody Mary has a larger role in the RED ROOM trilogy where she seduces as well as empowers protagonist Derek Hawthorne. 

29. The choice of making William the Accountant was the juxtaposition of how he’s a more educated and erudite slasher than the majority of his kind while also parodying how silly their concepts tend to be. 

30. The use of Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer” was due to the song inspiring the entire concept. An entire song list was created for the creation of the story. 

31. Created as a standalone, one thing to note is that according to William in A NIGHTMARE ON ELK STREET, the antiheroes eventually do destroy most other slashers on their world. What happens to his relationship with Nancy will require more books to reveal.