Stamp your passport for Weird

Your eReader is lonely, feed it some Florida!

You’re never ready for your first…

Magician and brand new parent, Eugene Law, learns that lesson the hard way when half-living shadows, kleptomanical Pixies, and a heaping dose of sacrificial Magick make for one very crowded delivery room.

Broken water and bad mojo abound in this exciting and exclusive short story from the world of Weird Florida.

Praise for Tales of Weird Florida

The Tales of Weird Florida series is pure fun! Loved Gene and I can't wait to read more of his adventures. "Chicagoland Wizard" fans have a new fix with this series.

Kat Stiles
Author of Modified, @katstilesauthor
September 25, 2019

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
April 25, 2019

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

Agatha Christie
January 12, 1976

Martin brings his stories to life. When I read, I alternate between laughing out loud and sitting on the edge of my seat death-gripping my kindle to see what’s next. If you like fast-paced stories and quick thinking heroes—read it. You’ll fall in love with Weird Florida.

Cass Kim
@CassKim_Writes and author of Wilders
September 25, 2019

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

Inventing worlds 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 find out when they are free, or find all but one on Amazon today!

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Hook, Line, and Slinker

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Ballroom and Chain

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Bahama Blues

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Plasma Pistols

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Lights Out

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Mourning Paper

Available on Amazon

Ignorance and Unleaded

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Black Valentine

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Ten Turns

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Coming Soon

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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.