Casca: The Eternal Mercenary is a series of military adventure novels created by American novelist Barry Sadler. The titular character, Casca Rufio Longinus, is the Roman soldier who drove a spear into Jesus Christ. Because of this, he has been forced to roam the Earth as a mercenary until the Second Coming. Throughout the series, he also meets several historical figures like Adolf Hitler, Attila the Hun, Blackbeard, Genghis Khan, Marco Polo, Robert E. Lee, William the Conqueror, George Washington, Mohammed and many others. (more…)
Barry Sadler (1940-1989) was an American author of military fiction novels. He created the Casca series, which would later be revived by other authors. Prior to becoming a novelist, Sadler served in the U.S. Army as a Green Beret medic and Staff Sergeant during the Vietnam War. He is well known for his album Ballads of the Green Berets (including hit single titled “Ballad of the Green Berets”). In 1978, Sadler shot country music singer/songwriter Lee Emerson Bellamy in the head, killing him over a woman (Darlene Sharp) and after Bellamy had made numerous harassing phone calls and threats towards Sadler. Sadler was convincted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to 4-5 years in prison, but ended up only serving 21 days. (more…)
Rennie Airth is a South African author of mystery novels. He writes the John Madden series. Besides his work as a novelist, Airth has worked as a foreign correspondent for Reuters. His novel River of Darkness was shortlisted for four crime fiction awards and won the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière in France. Airth currently lives in Italy. (more…)
The Dreamhouse Kings series is a series of YA Christian-themed action thriller novels by American novelist Robert Liparulo. In this series, the King family finds the “perfect” Victorian home in Pinedale. But once they move in, they begin to discover odd and mysterious occurrences from the house. The series focuses on 15 year-old Xander, who dreams of becoming a filmmaker. (more…)
Robert Liparulo is an American author of Christian fiction/action thriller novels for both adults and young adults. He writes the Dreamhouse Knights YA series. Prior to becoming a published novelist, Liparulo was a journalist who has written over a thousand articles and won many different awards. As a novelist, his work has been praised by such authors as Michael Palmer, Gayle Lynds, R.L. Stine and Steve Berry. Robert lives with his family in Colorado. (more…)
Annie Knox, resides in a northern Texas town with her husband in what she says is a crumbling historic house just a skip and jump from the courthouse square. Annie is a native Buckeye and has called a half dozen states her home.
Annie doesn’t commit or solve murders in real life but she does have a 100% pure passion for animals. She is also devoted to 80’s music, reality TV and Asian horror films.
Anna Carey, resides in Los Angeles a graduate of New York University having studied creative writing and has an MFA in Fiction from Brooklyn College. Anna has had a variety of jobs from gift wrapper, nanny, face painter, children’s book editor, sofa salesperson and even a horrible cocktail waitress. She can be found writing, reading and telling only moderately interesting stories about her dog. (more…)
Amy Lane resides in Northern California with her quiet, conservative, funny and perfect husband and children who are reminders that God and Goddess have a great sense of humor. Amy comes from a double line of very intelligent, creative people who disliked authority so much that they dodged higher education. Her family keeps her young and humble and she tries daily to make them proud. (more…)