The Bolingbrook Babbler Stories

Tom Larsen grew up believing in stories from the Bolingbrook Babbler newspaper: of UFOs, half-human weredeer, and of vampire gangs that roamed the streets at night. Then one day his parents told him the truth—the stories were all a lie.

Fresh out of college, Tom built a reputation as a blogger of the scientific skepticism movement, debunking the reports of paranormal events in his hometown. However, after famous podcast host, Jamie Kyle, posted a video about how Tom’s attempts to “hook up” with her at a skeptic’s conference made her feel uncomfortable, the blogger was furious.

Now, in his mid-twenties and still angry about his humiliation, Tom has made a career from defending the skeptical movement against “modern feminists”, including Humanist Heart, a group of social justice skeptics. And, when he hears that his hometown of Bolingbrook will host Humanist Heart’s congress, and Jamie will be their guest, Tom hatches a plan to confront the podcaster.

The only problem is that he must work for the Bolingbrook Babbler to gain access to the congress, and risk ruining his skeptic reputation. But an attack by a weredeer while working on his first assignment for the Babbler leaves Tom’s beliefs in pieces. The monsters, the UFOs, everything he tried to debunk—are all real!

Now, there are angry Men’s Rights Activists trying to disrupt the congress, weredeer have surrounded the area, and mysterious time rifts appearing throughout the village. Only Jamie and the Babbler can help Tom fix this, but will he be able to get past his anger and distrust before reaching the point of no return?


The Rift (Release Date 7/13/22)

Pathways to Bolingbrook

Pathways to Bolingbrook (2021)

Two different women. Two different paths.

One destination.

Reporter Sara Langston thought she was writing a puff piece about the Mayor of Bolingbrook, IL speaking at a convention. When reviewing her recordings, she hears a conversation that she doesn’t remember. She asks questions. Questions her publisher and editor don’t want her to ask.

When Miriam’s father kicked her out, she fled to Iowa City. Now a young adult, she’s out of options and wants to escape Iowa City. A new friend offers her a way out, but, as she’s learned in her brief adult life, there’s always a catch.

Both will start on a path that will bring them to the pathway village and become entwined in its secrets.