Our next pick in the 2017 PopCult Gift Guide is 85 North, a genre-hopping collection of short stories that spins tales of many types, all of them somewhat bizarre, written by Bobby Nash. This is the perfect gift for anybody who enjoys reading offbeat and unusual fiction.
I met Bobby Nash at JoeLanta/ToyLanta, where he was a contributor to the Needless Things podcast/panel, and I was struck by how engaging and hilarious his stories of playing with his childhood toys were. It was no surprise to find out that he was a talented writer. He is, in fact, an award-winning author of novels, comic books, short stories, novellas, graphic novels, and the occasional screenplay for a number of publishers and production companies. He is a member of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers and International Thriller Writers and he occasionally acts in movies and television shows.
Nash was named Best Author in the 2013 Pulp Ark Awards. Rick Ruby, a character co-created by Bobby and author Sean Taylor also picked up a Pulp Ark Award for Best New Pulp Character of 2013. Bobby has also been nominated for the 2014 New Pulp Awards and Pulp Factory Awards for his work. In 2015, Bobby’s novel, Alexandra Holzer’s Ghost Gal: The Wild Hunt won a Paranormal Literary Award in the 2015 Paranormal Awards. He is an accomplished raconteur and a writer of many cool things.
The latest cool thing that he has written is 85 North, and I’m just going to swipe his description and drop it here:
There are many roads along life’s highway, paths taken or not. You come to a crossroad. Do you turn left? Do you turn right? And can you live with the consequences of that decision?
85 North is a collection of tales from Award-Winning Author Bobby Nash that heads off the beaten path into roads not yet discovered. From superheroes to robots, 85 North is full of tales of action and adventure for the modern world and beyond.
It’s gonna be a bumpy ride.
You can order a physical copy of 85 North from Amazon, CreateSpace and Barnes & Noble, or if you’ve figured out how to wrap an eBook, it’s available from about a million places that are all listed on his website, which is well worth visiting, because chances are your giftee will get hooked and need more books by him.