“Jack and the Lilac Butcher” and “The Well”

“Jack and the Lilac Butcher” is a novel that I have been slowly working on for the past several months.  It follows two Pinkertons in 1920’s Seattle/Spokane as they hunt for a serial killer that has been dubbed the ‘Lilac Butcher’ by the locals.  Thus far my published previews have been quite popular and I am hopeful that this will be the transcendental ‘one’ once completed.

You can check “Jack and the Lilac Butcher” out in the “Samples and Previews” page, on this very blog, or you can watch as it progresses over at Wattpad (dot) com.  On Wattpad the interaction is more fluid and transparent, so if you’re curious about the Pinkertons journey head over there to give it a thumbs up, a share, or even a comment/suggestion.  Thanks again for the support and the read!

“The Well” is a short story that I composed on a whim after work one evening and serves to amalgamize various points in my childhood, while simultaneously experimenting with point-of-view and style.  I published “The Well” as an eBook over at Smashwords (dot) com and it is available for FREE! as a download for almost any eReader imaginable including the popular Kindle, Nook, and Sony eReader.  So, check it out, and don’t forget to provide some feedback!  A review would much be appreciated.



A.R. Schultz


Goal! (12.9.2011)

In light of my last post I have decided to do a weekly post listing out some of my goals for the week.  I think it’ll be a good exercise and refocus and bolster my spirits.  It’s the holidays!  A time of happiness, family, and friends.  A lot of fellow bloggers write out their goals and whether they’ve met them or not, so I think I’ll follow suit and see ho wit pans out.  So, here it goes:

1.  Finish reading Mathew Reilly’s, “Ice Station.”

2.  Write “Defenders #1″ article for the Examiner before next Wednesday (12.14.2011)

3.  Write “Fantastic Four Reboot” article for the Examiner

4.  Watch the “Fighter.” (finally)

5.  Come up with two new splash pages for the Martian Manhunter blog (one possibly from Marvel’s Siege)

6.  Review at least three other writer’s work on Writer’sCafe.org

7.  Start on next chapter of “Jack and the Lilac Butcher.”

We’ll see how many of these I can complete within in the week!  Not a long nor a short list, but very doable.