Wayne’s Books

I’ve been writing all my life. After high school it was jokes and spec scripts–even got two screenplays optioned. Then the real world intruded and I started to write business articles. That led to writing, or co-writing, books such as The Long-Distance Leader-Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership, and its sequel, The Long-Distance Teammate-Stay Engaged and Connected While Working Anywhere. In fact, I’ve written nine non-fiction books and you can find them all on my Amazon Author Page. You can also find many of them at The Remote Leadership Institute.

My Novels

Historical Fiction

In 2015 my first novel, The Count of the Sahara came out. It’s the real-life

tale of Count Byron de Prorok, an archaeologist and speaker I am obsessed with. For six months he was the most famous grave-digger in the world, and then things went to hell. His meteoric rise and tragic fall is a tale of hubris and not recognizing your limits.

You can buy it from The Book Folks, or on my Amazon page.

“…Indiana Jones meets My Favorite Year”

Acre’s Bastard and Acre’s Orphans are a two-part story of a Lucca the Louse, an orphan caught up in the drama of the Crusades. Part spy story, part thrilling survival tale, the characters include a Leprous Knight, A real-life Crusader hero, a brave Druse girl and Lucca himself. This series has won numerous readers-choice awards as well as the Indie-Brag Medal.

The Lucca le Pou Stories

“Kipling’s Kim set in the Crusades. Brilliant characters and exciting action.

Urban Fantasy- The Johnny Lycan Series

Johnny Lycan and the Anubis Disk is the start of a thrilling new series. Part Urban Fantasy, part detective noir, and all full of thrills, adventure and plenty of snark.

Check out my latest novel, Johnny Lycan and the Anubis Disk. It will give you something to do until your next WebEx meeting.

Johnny is on top of the world. He’s got a PI license, a concealed carry permit, and a new, mysterious client. He also has a secret… he’s a werewolf. When the client sends him after a mysterious relic, Johnny is about to discover that the world is a far stranger and more dangerous place than even he ever imagined.

If Raymond Chandler wrote werewolves, you’d get Johnny Lycan. Great characters, thrills and laughs…

Look for Johnny Lycan and the Vegas Berserker, coming in 2022. Get on my mailing list to be the first to hear about new stories, publishing announcements and more.

3 thoughts on “Wayne’s Books”

  1. You probably have better things to do than to correspond with academics but in case you can spare me ten minutes …

    I am a Roman archaeologist, specializing in the Middle East (principally Syria and Jordan) and in Aerial Archaeology.
    http://www.apaame.org/

    I am fairly familiar with pioneering Aerial Archaeology in Greater Syria but recently started looking at other areas, especially North Africa. That brought me to Prorok and the work he did around Carthage with Waldeck, not just photographs by movie film as well. The latter must be amongst the very earliest aerial movie film shot explicitly for archaeology in the MENA area (Middle East and North Africa).

    I have just downloaded your book from Kindle but wanted to make contact and inquire if you had had much feedback from readers and if you knew if any of Prorok’s film had ever been traced. A reference to Michael Tarabulski elsewhere suggested some years ago that it was all lost.

    1. Hi David. Thanks for finding me and The Count of the Sahara. I wasn’t able to find any of Prorok’s films, although there is a DVD of film that Tyrrell shot during the Algerian expedition in 1925. It’s in the archives of the Logan Museum at Beloit College, and has narration by Alonzo Pond. I’ll drop you an email to discuss further.

  2. I JUST READ “ACRE’S BASTARD” I AM 80 YEARS OLD, AN AVID READER, AND I ENJOYED THE BOOK SO VERY MUCH. YOUR WRITING STYLE IS LOTS OF FUN, COULD NOT PUT THE BOOK DOWN. THANKS FOR A GREAT READ. HAVE ORDERED THE SEQUAL.

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