"John Biggs is an award-winning author and it's plain to see why. Larger than life characters draw the reader in just as his prose brings the story to life. John's unique take on everyday events will stay in the reader's mind for a very long time."
~Regina Williams, Editor/Publisher The Storyteller and Mockingbird Lane Press
Richard Harjo, PhD, DD, is an Oklahoma death-row chaplain whose job is to prepare inmates to meet their maker. That's a challenge for any minister, especially one who has serious doubts about a supreme being. He thought he'd never get his faith back — until he met a Choctaw murderer named Holabi Minco, who might be a witch. In the tradition of his people, Minco keeps a calendar made of sticks — popsicle sticks, since they come with lunch. He writes people's names on the sticks with his blood, and when their day comes up, they die. Some of those people are on the execution roster, but some aren't. Richard learns he may be part of Holabi's ritual. And when Holabi's beautiful daughter Kinta Minco enters the picture, her other admirers — a corrupt prison guard and a white supremacist who are stalking her — make things difficult. With his hands full escorting killers to the execution chamber and making love to Kinta, Harjo hardly notices he's caught up in a complezx plot to break Holabi Minco out of prison. Will the mystical Minco avoid execution?
"If you enjoy a terrific story well told, this is the book for you. In his first novel, John Biggs already displays the sure hand and literary style of a seasoned writer. Fascinating eccentric characters, a generous dose of fantasy and magic, and genuine humor make this book an unforgettable read. Highly recommended."
~William Bernhardt, New York Times Best Selling Author
Sarah Bible is working on a college term paper when her mother, Marie, is kidnapped by a crazed Indian shaman. The only way Sarah can get her back is with the help of a cemetery grounds keeper with no legs called Big Shorty, who some believe is Baron Saturday — the voodoo spirit of the dead — and Marie's boyfriend, Archie Chatto, a renegade Apache warrior who's in El Reno Federal Penitentiary. Sarah, being a sensible girl, knows she must recruit Big Shorty and break Archie out of prison in order to save her mother.
Then comes the hard part.Pen-L Publishing: Owl Dreams
Southwest Gothic Tales is a collection of three previously published short stories. Pen-L Publishing put this collection on Smashwords, where it can be downloaded for free. It contains: “Boy Witch”, “Soul Kisses”, and “Funeral Service”.
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Evita (little Eva) Peron’s beginnings were about as humble as a person could get in Argentina. Her father, Juan Duarte, was a rancher who already had a wife and children. He took Evita’s mother, Juana Ibarguaren, as his mistress and … Continue reading
“Unk” was first published in Disturbed Digest, issue 1, Alban Lake Press, June, 2013. It was subsequently published as a reprint by A Murder of Storytellers in Beyond the Nightlight in December, 2014. “Unk” opening paragraphs: The Oklahoma City Family … Continue reading
“I 35” was published in Phoenix Photo & Fiction vol. 1, December, 2014. http://waxpoetryart.com/phoenix/issues/001/johnbiggs.html “I 35” Opening paragraphs: “Them red ants are the worst. There’s millions of them, like the Red Army that gobbled up half of Europe back in the … Continue reading
Are You Self Published?
“Tell people you are a writer.” My publisher gave me this advice, so did my wife and about a hundred of my closest friends. That statement is the foundation of a platform (don’t you hate that word). Things should move … Continue reading
“I 35″ was a lot rougher road than I expected
I wrote a little story entitled, “I 35” mostly in my head on my way to visit my sister in law in Bisbee, Arizona. By the time I got there I had the plot worked out, a couple of catchy … Continue reading
“Manning Up” was published in Chupa Cabra House’s Small Town Futures in October, 2014. “Manning Up” Opening paragraphs: Before the trouble started there were lots of different bars in Oklahoma City—Indian bars, gay bars, hillbilly bars. Not anymore. Since the … Continue reading
Billy Dixon’s Lucky Shot
On June 27, 1874, twenty-eight men and one woman sleeping in a run down settlement called Adobe Walls learned it’s better to be lucky than to have an army on your side. Most of them were buffalo hunters, stalking … Continue reading
The Reason / Available in Fractured Realms Charity Anthology
“The Reason”, was originally published in Glimpses of Insanity, Rainstorm Press, 2012. It is now reprinted by Horrified Press in their charity anthology, Fractured Realms. It became available from the publisher on June 15, 2014 and since September is available … Continue reading
What is that Goose Bump Feeling? ASMR
Most dogs have a special spot that if touched will make one leg do a meaningless little dance. It’s pretty obvious they like it. Nobody has the slightest idea why, especially not the dog. Sounds can have similar effects. Sirens … Continue reading
A Highway or a Short Story Collection?
Highway 70 through Utah is basically a series of short stories tied up by a ribbon of cement. It runs through a region of the state called the San Rafael Swell where there were no major roads at all before … Continue reading