Released May 19, 2016
February 11, 2018
May 10, 2019
If you’ve ever heard the old folk song, The City of New Orleans, you’ve at least heard the name of the city I’m from. “All along the southbound odyssey. The train pulls out at Kankakee.” I often tell people I’m addicted to coffee and writing. An all-around geek, I’m into many different fandoms. I have an appreciation for older cars and older things. Music is pretty much anything. And I enjoy video games in my down time.
I have always had a pretty active imagination and a fascination for all things horror, fantasy and science fiction. One of my favorite childhood memories was pretending to be asleep, so I could stay up late to watch horror movies on the tiny black n white tv in my bedroom. To this day, I look forward to the Halloween season for all the horror marathons on tv. I can’t get enough. Even the ‘cheesy’ old ones.
My first published work was “Curse of the Dark Heart”, a short horror story included in Bleed Black Volume 1, (January 2015) an anthology put together by Black Heart Comics to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes.
I love to write. I don’t want to write the next ‘big thing’ I just want to tell a good story. Aside from the Nephilim series, I have a few other works in progress within the fantasy genre and one in science fiction.
After a car accident that should have taken her life, Raven awakens to a revelation and a peculiar choice that turns her world upside down. She learns that an ongoing war between angels and demons has been playing out for centuries, and the world of man is the battlefield. She is tasked with stopping the arch demon Mephisto’s plans, a task that leads to becoming mixed up with a dangerous cult. But lives are at stake and this ill-prepared hero in the making will have to make sacrifices to get the job done, as a new and unexpected chapter in her life begins.
Book 2 of 6. If you found out you were half-demon and damned to hell no matter what you did, what would you do? Raven Ashlynn, keeps doing what she thinks is right. Unable to return to her life as she knew it, Raven struggles to maintain her mundane routine. But her trips to the comic shop and coffee house may come to an end. A new nightclub, run by a Warlock with seemingly questionable intentions, has opened its doors. Things keep getting worse through the Halloween season. The Afflicted are hunting humans on the streets of Kankakee, and an enemy arrives by a late-night train. But it’s the arrival of a mysterious invitation, that may cause the most trouble. The Afflicted is the second volume out of six in the Nephilim series by Mandy Madrox. Some of the events in this fantasy novel take place in Kankakee, Illinois.
Book 3 of 6. Vatican City is an inspiring sight to behold; unless all you’re seeing is four walls of a cell deep within its dungeon. Most people go abroad and bring home a cheap souvenir; Raven Ashlynn brings home a whole person and a new set of rules. While her future is on the line, so is the future of the city. Warlocks have set their sights on Kankakee. A dark summoning in Chicago draws attention to what she is which leads to a heartbreaking introduction, and an intriguing offer. War breaks out between the gang and the Order of Blackthorn. Lines are crossed, and as the ashes settle, everything changes. Order of Blackthorn is the third volume out of six in the Nephilim series by Mandy Madrox. Some of the events in this fantasy novel take place in Kankakee, Illinois.