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Publications


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Publications


Below you can browse the novels and short stories published by Piedmont Journal of Publishing and Fiction (PJPF Press).

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Scott Davis Howard


Scott Davis Howard


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Scott holds an MA in British literature from the University of Montana, Missoula (2008), is an Agnes Meyer Teacher of the Year nominee, and was a semifinalist in the 2014 Norman Mailer Writing Contest for Educators. He spends his days regaling his 12th grade students with thrilling tales about Beowulf, Sir Gawain, Macbeth, and Dorian Gray, and his nights ferrying his offspring between the soccer field and Cub Scout meetings.

In his rare moments of quiet (when the children are eating snacks in the van, spilling crumbs all over the carpet), he wonders when and how he became a soccer mom. He wrote the original draft of his debut novel, Three Days and Two Knights, on an outdated laptop, standing in his kitchen with an infant strapped to his chest.

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One Knight & Two Faces


One Knight & Two Faces


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Scott’s prequel novella One Knight and Two Faces was released in 2017.

This short story gives readers a glance at Gawain and Mordred prior to their adventures in Three Days and Two Knights. Exciting stuff for fans of Arthurian adventures.

Gwyll: a Welsh word translating most directly into “darkness” or “gloom” – malignant female spirits of the woodlands

and mountains. In this episode, a prequel to Three Days and Two Knights, Sir Gawain and Mordred travel the wilds of Anglesey Isle, where they must brave a nightmare encounter with a mythic Welsh horror. Axes. Swords. Action. Adventure. Legend. Myth. Betrayal. Find it for purchase here.

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Three Days and Two Knights


Three Days and Two Knights


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“Few tales tell of heroes and dragons, knights and giants, magic, miracles, love, a banshee, and the undead . . .” So begins Aelfric the Entertainer, this tale’s invasive, witty, and often philosophical narrator. Set on the moors of Scotland in the waning months of Arthur’s rule, "Three Days and Two Knights" tells how Sir Alanbart, an impoverished and spineless knight;

Heather, an indomitable and irresistible serving maid; Scot, a pagan swordsman of questionable intelligence and sexuality, and Sir Gawain, the legendary romantic hero, form an unlikely alliance to free King Arthur from prison. The catch? They have just three days before the blue moon rises, at which time the red wizard Rabordath will use Arthur’s blood to conjure a dragon that will end a kingdom and set all of Britain aflame. "Three Days and Two Knights" features characters, settings, artifacts, and events drawn from medieval myth and history, and will appeal to anyone who loves the middle ages, knights, monsters, magic, or King Arthur, especially those who grew up with "The Lord of the Rings," Percy Jackson, and Cressida Cowell’s "How to Train Your Dragon" series. Find it for purchase here.

And for fans of audiobooks . . . Three Days and Two Knights is now available for download on Amazon. Find it for purchase here.

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The Minstrel's Tale: A Comedy of Genders


The Minstrel's Tale: A Comedy of Genders


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What happens when “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” "The Canterbury Tales," "Grimm’s Fairy Tales," and "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" take on human form, drink too much, then get together to form a super-group? THIS. This happens. Consider it their hit single: a whopper of a fairy-tale, written for adults—because, why should kids get to have all the fun? Young prince Hubert is remarkably good at pissing people off (if you’re classy, you’d call him “irksome” or, perhaps, “vexing”). His most recent victims, Poindexter

the gnome and Hildebrand the hag (each of them uglier than the other), both conceive devious, complex, and independent plans to ruin his life, but when their plots run afoul of each other (and of Satan, and of their gender identities), hilarity ensues. Find it for purchase here.