Open Book

Books & Stories

Being a writer has its perks, especially the sense of pride that swells inside when I see someone reading a book of mine. Below are a few of my most recently published books for you to browse. 

01

Spare Parts

Old, outdated, and falling apart, St. Agnes Hospital's management is looking to upgrade locations. But the upcoming move provides an opportunity for things to slip between the cracks, and someone, or something, is taking advantage of the chaos.

Simon is working as a porter at the hospital when an anonymous doctor approaches him with the opportunity to make more money. But as the requests weigh on his conscience and the payoffs stop balancing out the questions, he's left wondering what he's gotten himself into.

Alessia is a physiotherapist trying to build a life of her own in spite of her past mistakes and overbearing parents. As the move looms closer, she notices strange and concerning irregularities in the wards, putting a target on her back. 

Both are caught in a web, but neither knows who or what is preying on the hospital -- or how they can avoid becoming the next victims.

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02

14 Needles: An Unsettling Collection

Don't miss out on this hair-raising collection of short stories!
Based on 14 tattoos, these tales will take you on a disturbing journey inspired by each piece of art. You will travel to a military encampment in Afghanistan, through a trinket shop in California and into the secret, gruesome war being waged in the back alleys of civilization. Each tale strikes a different tone, from the horrific to the thrilling. Featuring stories such as:

  • Old Town San Diego Souls

  • Star Light, Star Bright

  • The Taxing of the Heart

  • Full Chamber

  • And many more...



Take a trip through the unsettling imagination of Aaron Deck in his first horror collection.

03

The Taxing of the Heart

A young writer finds his muse, but before he can complete his opus, she leaves him abruptly. Now he will do anything to get her back, anything to finish his life’s work. Anything. Doing so may save his legacy, but at what cost?

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This short horror story by Aaron Deck originally appeared in 14 Needles: An Unsettling Collection.

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