John Wilkerson Science Fiction Author and Educator

John Wilkerson Science Fiction Writer 2018-04-25T16:20:18+00:00

I write, teach, and travel. Grab a seat, and learn how I left the real world behind. – John  

Rye Ironstone Short Stories

Rye Ironstone: Chernobyl Zombie

Available for presale at Amazon – Book two of the series

The Soviet Union has bred a plague of radioactive zombies destined to destroy NORAD, the world’s most powerful military bunker, and jeopardizes the United States ability to protect the free world. Hydra, the secret biker gang and protective force from Special Bureau One is infiltrated by KGB agents, and must be saved through Ironstone’s quick action and unorthodox investigation skills.

All the while, Rye Ironstone, Special Agent for Bureau One, struggles to stay one step ahead of the radioactive cocaine the Russians are peddling, and with President Reagan’s blessing, sets out to eradicate the cocaine-zombie infestation. But will Rye survive his own zombie transformation?

Releases June 16, 2018

Rye’s first day at Bureau One training camp – Part One

April 15th, 2018|5 Comments

You would think a government funded training camp for special agents who dealt with weird and bizarre investigations would be held is a highly funded and beautifully decorated mansion. This place reeked of sweat and soiled underwear. I didn’t understand the implications of the stinky, tighty-whities until I’d been there a few hours.

The bus had dropped me off at the front of a dilapidated shopping mall. The kind where a big-box-store once provided a small town with all the amenities housewives and children could fantasize. It was the trees growing through the roof that clinched the ambiance. Bricks with cracked mortar dangled from every corner and the windows were either covered in newsprint or plywood. I’d seen plenty of low-rent places in my life, but this relic to urban sprawl made a junkyard feel uptown.

It was Monday and I stood facing the weather-beaten Foto Hut poised along the edge of […]

Gael explains how Bureau One started

March 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Gael explains how Bureau One started

My Appalachian-mountain home still looked like a backyard sandbox after thirty, rowdy children spent an afternoon jacked up on ice cream and cake. Gael and I were staying in a hotel a couple of miles outside of town.

Mother Tesla was dead, and Blonde sent off to some far-off government research lab. I’m sure she wouldn’t enjoy the long sessions of tell-me-how-you-feel interview questions from the government shrinks.

Gael sat across from me at the diner table and inhaled the vapors rising from her morning coffee. The place reeked of lard and potatoes. Stained carpet resembled the menu of the decades old eatery.

She’d not changed much in the past two weeks. She’d meditated, hummed her special tune, and spoke about life with the dreamy words of a swami.

I found her mesmerizing and likable, in all the ways you would choose a comfortable jacket. She fit well into my life and I looked […]

Free Cosplay Ray Gun – Giveaway

February 8th, 2018|Comments Off on Free Cosplay Ray Gun – Giveaway

Ray Gun Author John Wilkerson** Ended **

I was cleaning out the  workshop and found this ray gun. I must have made it for a costume but can’t remember for what convention. It’s going in the box for one lucky winner. It’s a great costume prop for  Cosplay, Steampunk, Dieselpunk or as a cool sci fi weapon. Join the Giveaway and enter your chance to win.

I’ve also included a stack of books with the Giveaway. I’ll ship the whole bundle to you free, shipping included. United States only.


Piles of books litter the floor of […]

Inspiration is everywhere

January 24th, 2018|Comments Off on Inspiration is everywhere

I keep a digital recorder with me at all times. I have a good one where I dictate notes or blog articles for later conversation by Dragon text-to-speech, but in a pinch, I can use my smartphone.

Digital Recorder John Wilkerson AuthorHaving the recorder paid dividends yesterday. I helped my sister deliver an art project she completed near downtown Tampa, Florida. When we arrived at the home, It turned out to have been owned by a local judge at the turn of the 20th century. The stories the new owners […]

John’s road trip to Nova Scotia

January 21st, 2018|Comments Off on John’s road trip to Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Author John WilkersonI’m planning a road trip. The online educational classes release in early February, and I have three books in process of editing or writing. It’s going to be a great year, and with some luck, I will be in London and Edinburg over the summer researching the third Rye Ironstone book. Big teaser… Rye and Gael are helping the English version of Special Bureau One solve a most delicate issue. And we all know Rye is as subtle as a hammer. I won’t get too deep into the […]