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about ejSchimel

A philosophy graduate of Boston University, Eric has written plays and poetry since ‘95. Living mostly in Austin, TX, his work has been nominated for a B. Iden Payne Award, and he won a critic’s choice award at Fronterra Fest. Eric started writing novels in 2018, and began attending seminars and studying writing not too long after that. He’s a lifetime dilettante of various martial arts, but with a sense of humor about it. Professionally Eric teaches Pilates, and then writes most days after that.

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The Poor Trait of Durian Grey:
Brown Santa, Book One of Three

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Durian Grey may be the world toughest Pilates teacher, but that doesn’t always pay the bills. However, his size and a lifetime of Kali allow him to moonlight as a bodyguard.After a morning of unusual training techniques and dealing with his giant dog, Durian heads to work in the form of going out drinking with his strangest client.We get to see how Durian fights, and why. Violence is always predictable, but what happens at the bar that night challenges Durian’s thinking skills as much as his fighting abilities. And he leaves the encounter with a valuable lesson, at a more than reasonable price.Then Durian claims to have figured out a secret. One so valuable that it gets him an interview for the job he’s always wanted. He gets the job, but winds up having to fight for his life to keep it!


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Did MEG2 leave you HUNGRY?

We here at Fangblade & Claw would like to take the occasion to offer you something with a little more flavor!
We will inaugurate our production company with the release of a brand, new MEGALODON TRILOGY!
MEG PUPPY is the first of three new novels featuring a rapidly developing young Megalodon with a strange but growing connection to a stagnant man-child. The books all feature more nuanced and relevant marine science than the genre usually offers. That’s what we do, here.Please sign up for our newsletter...
Join us in bringing you more quality in exciting fiction. After MEG PUPPY ships digitally (along with a free audio gift) to you, we’ll be reaching out with our next newsletter to ask which book you’d like to see released next.
Of course we will also be releasing the second book in the Megalodon Trilogy in a few months, for diehard big shark folks. But by then we want know what you’d prefer to see next from our catalog.-Will it be the knife fighting would-be detective?-Or demonic breakthroughs at an Ayahuasca church?-How about a gothic mystery in the new HorrorPunk tradition?-Maybe a Silver-Age, Sci-fi take on AI, with old views of new problems?What we release next is up to you!The website and the newsletter will show you the finished books we have ready, you can help us choose what’s released.-Get MEG PUPPY-sign up for our newsletter,-and receive an audio file of
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Praise for MEG PUPPY:

Adam Marcus-"Schimel mixes junk science and legitimate speculation to create a monster that feels authentic and provide a genuine thrill ride. Unlike most fish tales, we actually get to see into the shark’s mind as it evolves. Vivid and compelling, Schimel has created a post-modern Sea Monster. So good! Can't wait to read the sequel".
- Adam Marcus (writer/director Friday the 13th: Jason Goes to Hell, Texas Chainsaw, Secret Santa)

Craig Ferreira-“So many shark books have been written, however, it's really the same story over and over. A giant shark feasting on humans. This book takes on a different tack. It's not your average shark book. I found the alternative concept rather interesting and I am sure you will too.”
-Craig Ferreira. Author of “Great White Sharks on their Best Behavior”, “The Submarine”, “The Shark” “Vatican Blood”. 1990-95 Operations director of the White Shark Research Project at the Museum of Natural History in South Africa, 1995-2007 Director, South African White Shark Research Institute.