I’m an author of epic and heroic fantasy, paranormal adventures, historical fiction, and mysteries. I’m best known for my Legionnaire series (military heroic fantasy published online, in audio, and in print) and my Miss Pandora Parson mysteries originally published in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. Take a look around and feel free to visit again. If you have any questions you can contact me through the Guestbook or at gilbertmstack@gmail.com. You can also find me at Goodreads.

I lost my website when Webs.com shut down and I’m finding learning to use Word Press to be more challenging than I hoped. Hopefully I will lean quickly and this site will begin to quickly become more robust. In the meantime, I have two books coming out–one in January and one in February. I also have two books that recently came out–one in September and one in October. All the books can be found on Amazon.

My February 2024 book is the first in a new series I have been working on for much of 2023. It’s called Musket Men and it’s a military adventure set in a fantasy world where black powder weapons are just becoming widespread. Where as in Legionnaire, I brought fantasy adventure back to the classical era, this time I’m moving forward in time to a world of muskets and cannon. I will try to bring maps and the cover to Musket Men 2 Sturm Front (coming in March 2024) to this site soon.

Many feel that the Laws of Wotan clearly prohibit the use of muskets in combat, but that didn’t prevent the Empire of Anjou from introducing them and transforming the face of warfare forever. Now, a full generation after the heretical weapons drove the High Kingdom of Kriegsturm firmly onto the defensive, neither side is yet using the gun to its full potential.

That’s about to change.

Lieutenant Marshal Sturm, one of a handful of survivors of a battalion decimated by the musket-hating doctrine of his superiors, has developed a new tactic that could flip the battlefield upside down. The only thing standing in his way are the officers of his own chain of command. But the Empire is set to invade Kriegsturm again and the only thing that can prevent total annihilation is Sturm and his Musket Men.

25% off ordered before January 23, 2024. After capturing the cities of Malaquita and Hessonita in a surprise invasion of Diamonte, Marcus and his legionnaires now have to face a Diamonte host that dwarfs the legion and its cavalry. To defeat it, he develops an audacious plan to wear down the enemy soldiers while preparing to deliver Diamonte its most humiliating loss yet. His only problem is that his allies are less trustworthy than his enemies. Can Marcus and his legionnaires outwit friend and foe alike to win their most important victory yet?

While Marcus Venandus and his legion pluck a second jewel from the crown of Thegn Clovis in Diamonte, Lord Unwen’s army moves in for the kill in Amatista. He has assembled the greatest military force ever seen in the Southern Jeweled Hills and he is determined to crack Amatista wide open with it. Faced with siege engines, scaling ladders, magic, and treachery, while its own legion is far away in Diamonte, how can Amatista hope to survive? Were all of the legion’s valiant efforts for naught? Can anything stop the Fall of Amatista?

Undersheriff Joanna Donovan has defended Hadrian’s Well from waves of uninvited guests before—including a zombie apocalypse—but now she just may have met her match. Brownies are small, quiet, cute, and want nothing more than to help people tidy up their homes—as long as you respect them. Her other visitors are loud, untidy, high-handed, and don’t respect anyone—hardly the perfect houseguests. Together, they may prove too much for the undersheriff and her overworked department to handle.