Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Dr. Anton Mason is 'The Mesomorph'

Now available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited.

Dr. Anton Mason is a brilliant biologist and anthropologist who has a problem asserting himself and has never gotten his way in life. He develops a revolutionary anti-aging genetic formula that turns back the clock of evolution to a time when we were a less frail species. When the project is stolen from him, Anton decides to begin his own human trials, using himself as the test subject.

The formula changes him. He begins to transform into something stronger. Something faster. Something primitive and primal. Something, other than human. Dr. Anton Mason is “The Mesomorph”.

“The Mesomorph” is an irresistible, riveting exercise in science fiction suspense from the epic imagination of James J. Caterino, the author of “Super Hornet 1942”, “The Green Girl”, and “Watch the Skies”.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

A sneak look inside 'Femme Fatales'

Here is a peek inside the new published art book "Femme Fatales".  Available in a beautifully packaged, glorious  8.5 x 11 paperback and on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited.

From the back cover

James J. Caterino is a writer of imaginative fiction and has authored dozens of page-turning published novels and short stories including “Super Hornet 1942”, “The Green Girl”, and “Fantastic Stories”. In this glorious collection of drawings he shares with us his other passion, illustration, with a focus on beautiful woman.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

'Femme Fatales: The Art of James J. Caterino' available in paperback and on Kindle

"Femme Fatales: The Art of James J. Caterino" is packed with 125 pages of illustrations and is now available in a beautifully packaged, glorious 8.5 x 11 glossy paperback and on Amazon Kindle and Kindle Unlimited.

Below is the book's introduction.


Why do I draw?

I draw for the same reasons I write.

Because it is easier to draw than not to draw. Because these are images I want to look at and no one else has drawn them. And above all, I draw to keep my sanity. Because drawing is the ultimate therapy. It quiets the mind. It focuses the thoughts. It calms and nourishes the soul.

But there is a monumental difference between my writing and my drawing.

I actually have talent for writing. It comes easy. I wrote my first short story at the age of six and by my early teens I was capable of producing some pretty readable stuff and by college actually had a classroom of fellow students pushing back on a professor (a Pulitzer prize nominated author) who was critical of a story that they were very taken by.

 But my drawing skills, shall we say, have not come so easy.

Let me put it to you this way. In 2015 I could not have drawn a straight line with a ruler. But the burning desire to put pencil and brush to paper just would not go away. I had to draw, or else. So I studied. I devoured art books. Watched YouTube instructional videos. And above all, I practiced. Do anything often enough on a regular basis and with enthusiasm and passion, and you will get better at it. So I did improve. Gradually. Even stubbornly. Although not exactly Drew Struzan, Robert McGinnis, Julie Bell, Alex Ross, or any of the other countless masters whose hard-backed books pack my shelves, I was at last at least able to begin enjoying my own work—even feeling the need to post it, sell some prints at conventions, and eventually document some of it in series of published sketchbooks, one of which you are holding right now.

And I hope you are able to enjoy my work too, and that perhaps the drawings within these pages, no matter how raw and imperfect, are able to convey that indiscernible, visceral satisfaction a fan of illustration can get when gazing upon a super cool drawing with the just the right vibe.

Enjoy and all the best,
James. J. Caterino (April 9th 2019)

Sunday, April 5, 2020

'Super Hornet 1942" is a fast, fun read

Time travel mixes with WWII in the page-turning action-packed time travel novelette "Super Hornet 1942"now available on Amazon Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, and in a glorious  6 x 9 trade paperback edition. 

U.S. Navy fighter pilot Captain Brin Fallon is the best of the best. She is chosen as the test pilot for a new quantum invisibility drive and is accidentally sent back in time to 1942, at the peak of WWII in Europe. Facing a sky full of Nazis and a skeptical Allied command, Brin will have to use all of her skills to survive in the past and get back to the future where she belongs.

“Super Hornet 1942” is another intense, action-packed work of epic imagination from acclaimed writer James J. Caterino, author of “Fireflies”, “Fantastic Stories”, “The Girl from the Stars”, and the “Caitlin Star” series.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

'The Green Girl' will make you feel good

Now available on Amazon Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Jack Trainer is a sales executive working for the fossil fuel industry and as ruthless as they come. Then one day he meets environmentalist Kara Jones and Jack experiences something he can’t explain. Something fantastic and wondrous. Something that will change him forever.

In the tradition of “The Twilight Zone”, “The Outer Limits”, and “Amazing Stories”, “The Green Girl” is an epic, page turning tale of fantasy, romance, and suspense, from the imagination of acclaimed writer James J. Caterino, author of “Watch the Skies”, “The Girl from the Stars”, and “Super Hornet 1942”.