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Clayton Cane was made – not born – in the Civil War.
A Confederate plantation owner-turned-madman stitched pieces from a dozen different body parts together and then used Voodoo magic, depraved science and arcane power to bring the patchwork soldier to life – and as Union river cruisers shelled the plantation, the patchwork man escaped and ran into the swamp.
Since then, Clayton Cane has been traveling the brutal frontier of the American West, living by the gun as the bounty hunter known and feared by his scarred face and the nickname El Mosaico.
Cane is a brutal gunslinger, bounty hunter, mercenary and soldier of fortune and his adventures bring him into contact with a West as wild and monstrous as he is. From the monster-haunted bayous to the foggy streets of Victorian London, Cane remains a violent force trying his best to capture his target and survive. With only his two revolvers at his side, he takes on cannibal cultists, vengeful ghosts, the living dead and more bizarre and terrible foes – all in the name of getting his bounty.
But is there more to Clayton Cane than blood and gun smoke?
Throughout his journey along the trail of the bounty hunter, he begins to wonder if he is more than just a monster created to kill. And as he encounters other odd and haunted individuals along his travels, Cane begins to wish that he could change. As he struggles to make peace with his own nature, Cane finds himself on the road to a town called Hellfire – and a showdown with his own creator.
Only one thing is certain – there will be blood spilled by the end.
Targeted Age Group: Young Adult, Middle School and High School
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
I tried to create a unique gunslinger anti-hero tough enough to handle the monsters and legends of the Old West.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Write every day! Never stop practicing and trying to improve your craft.
Twenty-Four years old, Michael Panush has distinguished himself as one of Sacramento’s most promising young writers. Michael has published numerous short stories in a variety of e-zines including: AuroraWolf, Demon Minds, Fantastic Horror, Dark Fire Fiction, Aphelion, Horrorbound, Fantasy Gazetteer, Demonic Tome, Tiny Globule, and Defenestration.
He is the author of Clark Reeper Tales, his first novel. Michael began telling stories when he was only nine years old. He won first place in the Sacramento Storyteller’s Guild “Liar’s Contest” in 2002 and was a finalist in the National Youth Storytelling Olympics in in 2003. In 2005, Michael’s short story entitled, Adventures in Algebra, won first place in the annual MISFITS Writing Contest.
In 2007, Michael was selected as a California Art’s Scholar and attended the Innerspark Summer Writing Program at the CalArts Institute. He graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in 2008 and has recently graduated from UC Santa Cruz.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I wanted to create a Weird Western a unique hero who reflected the scarred nature of the American West after the Civil War.