Thursday, August 15, 2019

Monkey Farm - A Horror Novel with Bite

My latest horror book out through Necro Publications is released and gaining traction with the help of  the awesome folks over at The Bold Mom.  Check out the nice presentation they put together for the book by clicking the link below.

If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of your own.  It’s a great horror story that will keep you entertained until the final page.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Take a Trip...of the MONKEY FARM

Looking for a great horror read to end summer with a bang?!

Out today from Necro Publications / Bedlam Press....

How do you convince your best friend you’re responsible for their murder, when they won’t even admit they’re dead?

Ask any kid in Rumors Mill and they’ll tell you the same thing, playing anywhere around the old Monkey Farm was completely off limits. The dark branches of the woods surrounding the abandoned lab held whispers of secret government experiments and creatures that lurked the property at night on both two legs and four.  So, it was no real surprise when Effin and his friends decided to spend one fateful summer day in those same woods, one of them didn’t make it out alive. That day cost Effin his family, his friends, and more than a bit of his sanity. When he left town to go live with his aunt, he never looked back.  

Ten years and a sketchbook full of nightmares later, Effin’s past finally caught up with him.  A little girl’s gone missing in those same cursed woods. He knows returning home means facing his own tortured past, but someone, or something, is calling him back. With the help of the only two people who still believe in him, the ghost of his long-lost best friend, and the girl he left behind, Effin begins a search for a missing child, but ends up unlocking the secrets of the Farm’s checkered past and his own lost childhood.  

Pick up your copy directly from the publisher's website - Necro Publications, or find it on AmazonBarnes & Noble, Smashwords, and other fine literary outlets!

Sunday, June 2, 2019

A Legend Gary Summer Book Release

Some family secrets are shocking.  Gary’s are downright legendary!  At least that’s what comic book scribe S.A. Check poses with the release of his new middle grade novel, Legend Gary.  The story explores some of the lessor known legends and local folklore from our own back yards and towns, as well as the bonds that hold a family together, even when they’re kept worlds apart. 

Gary always thought having a monster hunting family was kind of cool, that was before his dad vanished without a trace, and grandpa went just a little bit cray cray. Five years and lots of questions later and all Gary wants is to survive eighth-grade. But when his missing father sends a living tornado to visit him at school, Gary knew his birthday was in for a weird turn.  The one present he never expected was the Legend Diary, an ancient book passed down by generations to keep the tales of a nation in check. Unfortunately for him, Dastard Black has his own plans to use the book and unleash an army of nightmares into Gary’s world.

This is the author’s third published novel, and his first in the field of middle grade entertainment.  Check has been active writing for all-ages comic book titles like The Three Stooges, Underdog, Pink Panther, Oggy & the Cockroaches, and Laurel & Hardy.  His work in comics has been recognized by multiple entertainment and media-related outlets, and his run with The Three Stooges comics series was on display at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum. 

“Gary is your everyday kid.  It’s everything around him that’s just a little bit larger than life,” explained Check.  “This story is one-part adventure, one-part mystery, a dash of family, a dab of humor, and, of course, a Bigfoot.  You know, the basics.  When Gary’s world is turned upside-down, the last person he expects to help put things right is the legend of one of the wild west’s most notorious gunslingers. To get his father back, Gary has to fight his way through a legend with an inferiority complex, a demon, a satyr, a skinwalker, and a couple more surprises along the way.  Does he have what it takes to become a guardian of legends? Guess you’ll have to pick up a copy to find out!” 

The novel was released in both print and eBook versions on June 3, 2019, and is available through major online literary retailers and direct via the publisher’s website at 

Friday, February 8, 2019

Scoop Interview with S.A. Check

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Scoop's Amanda Sheriff and talk about some of my work in comics and some of the projects I have lined up for 2019.

It's going to be an exciting year for me with a number of comics projects coming.  I'm also excited to be releasing not just one, but two new novels this year - a middle grade adventure novel - Legend Gary, and a new sci-fi horror novel out through Necro Publications / Bedlam Press.  Here's a link to the article!  Thanks for reading and all your continued support!

Scoop / Previews Article.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Another Fine Mess I (Happily) Find Myself In

When I started writing comics for American Mythology's new The Three Stooges series over three years ago, I figured I had landed into some kind of comedy writing heaven.  And it has proven to be nothing short of amazing over the course of those years.   Really, how was I ever going to match writing new stories for The Boys? 

And then the unexpected happened, and I found myself on another short list, hoping to contribute to yet another legendary comedy team, one who set the marks for generations of comedians to follow!

And, so, without further we are again.  I'm humbled and excited to help celebrate the cherished works of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy as American Mythology prepares to launch their new Laurel & Hardy series this April.  I'll be contributing stories  to the upcoming books along with a group of amazing writers like Jordan Gershowitz, as we look to shine a spotlight on the duo's stage and screen antics.

Here's some links to some of the press coverage already building excitement for the new books: 

Hollywood Reporter
Bleeding Cool
First Comic News