Super Heroes, Fisticuffs, and the future of Spar Battersea!

Wow, radio silence here at Ridlerville. I guess illness, the insane fire at Chevron, travel, end of term work, cleaning house, writing a couple books and a few short stories have eaten my time!

As today I am under strict orders to rest, I will make this short. To everyone who is buying DEATH MATCH, CON JOB, and KNOCKOUTS, or reviewing them: THANK YOU.

A few small updates:

The third Spar Battersea thriller will be out shortly. It will be called (cue drum roll) . . . DICE ROLL! And it involves Spar, role playing games, an evil cult, and jujitsu. Tons and tons of jujitsu!

I don’t know if I will write another Spar book any time soon. I love the three I wrote, and I’m glad folks are enjoying them. But I needed a bit of a break. Other cool stuff for kindle awaits, however! So keep your eyes peeled. Much more Ridler mayhem on the horizon. And I’m sure Spar, the Bullet, and the gang will return. Of course, if you buy a lot of his books, I’ll get back at it, post haste!

I was thrilled to sell “Revenge of the Iron Shadow” a tale set in a alt history steampunk fantasy version of the old stomping grounds of Kingston, to Claude and Camille for the MASKED MOSAIC anthology of Canuck super hero stories. Huzzah!

I saw THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. Loved it. Just stormed into my id, grabbed on, and made me feel every moment as if I was there. I know lots of folks had a hard time with some of the social commentary, and it was an ambitious closing number,  but I found it captivating from start to finish. The cast was great, and the ending made me happy. Though I could have used a bit more of Bane getting the hell kicked out of him. But that’s just me!

The next month will see the completion of a novel, the nearing completion of a historical work, and a lot of other good things. Thanks for the support, amigos. Onward to the next great thing.

Thanks again!




About ridlerville

Jason S. Ridler is a historian, writer, and improv actor. He is the author of A TRIUMPH FOR SAKURA, BLOOD AND SAWDUST, the Spar Battersea thrillers and has published over sixty stories in such magazines and anthologies as The Big Click, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Out of the Gutter, and more. He also writes the column FXXK WRITING! for Flash Fiction Online. A former punk rock musician and cemetery groundskeeper, Mr. Ridler holds a Ph.D. in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada. He lives in Richmond, CA. Visit him on Facebook at
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2 Responses to Super Heroes, Fisticuffs, and the future of Spar Battersea!

  1. Nancy Stuart says:

    Hmm, first thing I noticed was the comment about Chevron. I wonder if you live in my area. I’m looking forward to reading your book!

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