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Praise for Tales of Weird Florida

When I want to vomit, I can't think of a better place than in the folds of Martin's Tales of Weird Florida.

Mark Twain
Posthumously
April 21, 1910

Martin hits the weirdness that is Florida right on the nose. The magick is clever, the laughs are big, and these people are my neighbors.

G. Michael Reynolds
@gmreynoldsjr
April 25, 2019

Martin's exceptional use of whitespace and font selection make me swoon.

Agatha Christie
Posthumously
January 12, 1976

Petey my pet bird loves Martin Shannon's works. They are the best cage liner money can buy.

Sir Arther Conan Doyle
Posthumously
July 7, 1930

Martin's Weird Tales of Florida does the impossible - it makes real life Florida seem tame. Get ready for the pulpiest romp through the Sunshine State with a motley and magical crew. You will love every crazy minute.

K.A. Miltimore
Author, Gingerbread Hag Mysteries
April 20, 2019

About Martin Shannon

Writing words to avoid yard work since middle school.

Martin Shannon’s been using his imagination to avoid weeding since he was in short pants. His first series, Tales of Weird Florida, is an homage to the Sunshine State he knows and loves, and spent countless hours riding his bike through as a kid. It’s got mystery, mayhem, and more than a little Magick. He hopes you enjoy the supernatural side of the upside down state, but if not, he’s got a banjo, and he knows how to use it.

Collect the set

Short stories come and go, get them while you can

Tales of Weird Florida stories come and go, below you’ll find some of the current and upcoming offerings. How do you get them? Sign up the newsletter to take instant delivery as each becomes available.

Bahama Blues

Available January 2020

Hook, Line, and Slinker

Available January 2020

Danderous Delivery

Available January 2020

Ballroom and Chain

Available January 2020

Dead Set

Magick demands sacrifice… so does family.

For Eugene Law, one of Tampa’s few active Magicians, Florida’s a great place to raise a family. It’s got pleasant winters and plenty of opportunity—that is until an army of the damned rise up to ruin his little slice of heaven.

It isn’t long before Gene finds himself neck deep in the Restless Dead, Hell Fleas, Minor Demons, and a daughter that’s a magnet for the dearly departed. Along with a less-than-helpful apprentice, our Magician will discover it’s going to take every ounce of Magick he’s got, and more than a little he doesn’t, for him to survive this one intact.

Magick demands sacrifice, and as Gene Law is about to find out, so does family.