Wednesday, July 6, 2022


The Masked Fox Returns! Bold Venture Press Presents: ZORRO'S EXPLOITS! Now on sale in duct-jacketed hardcover, case-laminate hardcover, and paperback. Ebook to follow soon.

My story in this volume is called FOX HUNT. The self-proclaimed world's greatest swordsman is looking for a new challenge and sets his sight on beating California's champion, Zorro. He plans to win at any cost. I hope you'll check it out.


17 new adventures featuring the Curse of Capistrano!

In the early 1800s, California was still under Spanish rule. Some of the military commanders plundered and won riches at the expense of the peace-loving settlers. Against these agents of injustice the settlers were powerless, until one man arose whose courage stirred the hearts of Californians. He alone gave them the spirit to resist tyranny. That man was Zorro!

The original masked hero clashes swords with military tyrants, werewolves, outlaw gangs, vampires, and other assorted malcontents in seventeen original stories created especially for this volume.
GET READY FOR ZORRO’S S EXPLOITS (cover by Francisco Silva)
In the American pulp fiction magazines, Zorro was the first masked vigilante hero to leap from rooftops, with cape flaring out behind, to stand up for the underdog. For more than 100 years he has moved through time-changing faces and personalities, having new friends and enemies, hiding his identity and revealing himself.

Zorro’s wholesome purpose and conviction has remained steady in print, film and comics. The character created by Johnston McCulley influenced future caped heroes, and that’s a fact. His influence has spread worldwide.

Fans have never quite gotten enough of Zorro, so they try to finish old battles and romances and create new ones in fan fiction they share with each other. Best-selling authors and established artists steal time from their careers to dabble in an opportunity to create their version of this iconic licensed and trade-marked character.

Bold Venture Press presents 17 of those authors and nine of those artists in this volume. Participants are from all across the U.S.A., Canada, Portugal, Italy, and Poland. Come watch as the first caped crusader breathes new life into history, challenges old enemies, encounters mythical creatures, fights the demons, and finds humor in the scuffles with bad guys. Welcome to Zorro’s Exploits.

Editor: Audrey Parente

Introductions by: Jan Zbiciński and Bill Cotter

Stories by: Ron Fortier, Bobby Nash, James Mullaney, John L. French, Tekla Cichocka, Aaron Rosenberg, Michael Kurland, Jim Beard, Susan Kite, Scott Cranford, Patricia Crumpler, Francisco Silva, Teel James Glenn, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Don Everett Smith Jr., Patrick Thomas, and Bret Bouriseau.

Illustrations by: Sora Almasy, Steve Shipley, Michael Grassia, Rick Celano, Phil Latter, Francisco Silva, Rob Davis, Perego, and Aleena Valentine-Lopez.

are available at the following retailers:
Bold Venture Press (Dust-Jacket Hardcover)
Bold Venture Press (Case-Laminate Hardcover)
Bold Venture Press (paperback)
Amazon US (Hardcover)
Amazon US (Paperback)
Amazon UK (Hardcover)
Amazon UK (Paperback)
Amazon CA (Hardcover)
Amazon CA (Paperback)

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