The Books

Johnny Graphic and the Etheric Bomb (Book 1)

The first in a trilogy of action-filled ghost adventures for middle grade readers. (And, of course, for anyone else who enjoys a really spirited yarn!)

Cover for Johnny Graphic and the Etheric Bomb, a fantasy novel for readers 9-12All that Johnny Graphic ever wanted was to be a star news photographer. But the story that puts the twelve-year-old and his big sister on the front page could well come with a horrible headline: BOY LENSMAN MURDERED BY GHOSTS!

The year is 1935 and in Johnny’s world spooks are very, very real. Most wraiths are friendly to the living. Some of them even have jobs. But a few ancient ghost assassins are on the warpath, out to kill Johnny’s sister Melanie—for reasons the kids don’t even begin to understand.

The two siblings have to unravel a deadly ghost conspiracy that reaches around the globe and threatens the lives of millions. Or die trying!

“Johnny Graphic and the Etheric Bomb is a novel drawing from the classic pulpy style of the 1930s, following Johnny Graphic, aspiring photographer… Finding ghosts friendly and hostile, he rushes to protect his sister from the latter, a task more difficult than he knows. Johnny Graphic and the Etheric Bomb is a strong pick for young adult readers, highly recommended.” —Children’s Bookwatch, a publication of the Midwest Book Review

“This pulp adventure, with ghosts and zombies and flying boats, is quick paced and engaging. It reminds me a bit of Dinocalypse Now in tone—clever and action packed—although with its young protagonists it’s more explicitly aimed at the middle grade set.”   —From Reads 4 Tweens

“I give Johnny Graphic and the Etheric Bomb 5 out of 5 stars. It was well-written, entertaining, and featured well-rounded characters. I felt like the writing was appropriate for the intended age group as well. Most importantly, it left me wanting more, as book one in a series always should.” –A Book a Day Reviews

To read the entire Reads 4 Tweens review click here.

Check out the review from Children’s Bookwatch (of the Midwest Book Review) here.

Johnny Graphic and the Attack of the Zombies (Book 2)

The Pulse-Pounding Sequel to Johnny Graphic and the Etheric Bomb.

JohnnySunday2Fresh from saving the lives of millions of people, Johnny Graphic and his friends are drawn into another rip-roaring ghost adventure.

This time an army of monstrous bog zombies has appeared out of nowhere to ravage the northern counties of the Royal Kingdom. They’re rampaging, burning, and smashing everything in sight. And they’re capturing kids for reasons too terrible to even contemplate. Johnny, his best friend Nina Bain, and his sister Mel are summoned to help defeat the evil genius thought to be behind this nefarious plot. Percy Rathbone! The very same ghost who created the etheric bomb. Who nearly destroyed Johnny’s hometown. And who was the last person to see Johnny’s parents before they disappeared.

Cut off from all help in the grim, foggy northern wilderness, the young news photographer and his companions must fight for their very survival while they try to rescue the kids who have been taken. But Percy is plotting an even greater horror. And Johnny has to stop him before it’s too late.

The fate of the Royal Kingdom depends on it.