Books by Me
I've been on an extended hiatus from writing mostly due to my business interests and not being enamored with the writing process for some time. But inspiration finally struck again in early 2019 and I currently have two books in development and a third releasing on March 2, 2020. Stay tuned!
The Nosferatu Conspiracy
Book One:The Sleepwalker
A sprawling suspense thriller set in St. Petersburg, Russia against the backdrop of The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty.
Combining historical elements from Jack the Ripper and Vlad Dracula, the first book in the Nosferatu Conspiracy series is an action and suspense packed alternate retelling of Rasputin's diabolical influence over the final days of the Romanov Dynasty.
Release Date: March 2, 2020
"Highly graphic and wonderfully disturbing..."
"Nothing short of brilliant."
"A powerfully grim tale with an accurate historical atmosphere and a highly inventive thriller plot that keeps you gripped at every turn." - K.C. Finn, Reader's Favorite
Previously Published Works
Burn, Christmas! Burn!!
"DON'T BUY THIS BOOK! May it go out of print immediately. Amen."
- Peter Pearson, Amazon.com
Burn, Christmas! Burn! is about Santa’s Elves who are tired of being third-rate drones in his oppressive sweatshop. Santa is greedy and old. Mrs. Claus is the crotchety and mean CFO. And Rudolph? He’s got a score to settle too.
This book incorporates many beloved Christmas tales only to turn them on their head. Or knock their heads together.
The Saddest Little Robot
"An impressive work of children's literature...A moving story, told on a grand scale and wondrously illustrated..." -- Mid-West Book Review
"This story is a thought-provoking way to initiate discussion of oppression, slavery, and prejudice in a manner youngsters can understand." -- Children's Literature Review
In both story and illustration, The Saddest Little Robot evokes and utilizes the styles of sci-fi books and films, manga, movie posters, comics and animated films. It encourages readers to look beyond what lies on the surface, to discover for themselves that things are not always as they seem; most important of all it shows them that they are strong enough to decide to do something about it.
Snark, Inc. - A Corporate Fable
"Gage effectively translates ... corporate politics into a more simple and scary corporate bogeyman..." -- Randy Lander, The Fourth Rail
"Read this book and do what you can to save your soul..." - Kurt Morris, Action Attack Helicopter
Snark Inc. takes place in the small town of Snark, U.S.A., where the citizens dream of owning Snark, the greatest and most versatile material possession on the planet. Everyone works at Snark Inc., producing Snark and making money to buy all the great Snark products on display at their local department store. But something’s amiss. Everyone’s miserable, and no one knows why. Enter Will, who decides he wants a life free of materialism and greed. This leads him to head for the hills, hoping to escape the pod mentality of everyone around him. But Snark is all-pervasive and supernaturally seductive; can Will resist its lure? Brian Gage’s dark satire fuses the wit and charm of a children’s book with a very adult take on the excesses of conspicuous consumption.
The Amazing Snox Box
"Snox is sweet enough kids will love it, and subversive enough adults will too! (I laughed, I cried, then I went back to watching teevee.)"" -- Robbie Conal, Art Attack
A satire on mass media and control of the public mind disguised as a children's book.