Brad Mengel works in Australia’s criminal justice system. Before that he was trolley boy, a barman, an office manager and a teacher. A lifelong reader and pulp fan it was natural that he would turn to writing.
His book Serial Vigilantes of Paperback Fiction: An Encyclopedia from Able Team to Z-Comm (McFarland, 2009) was the first book to examine vigilante fiction of the 70s and 80s. He has also contributed stories to Tales of The Shadowmen #3 & #7, Pro Se Presents Nov 2012, Charles Boeckman Presents Johnny Nickle, Pulp Obscura: Senorita Scorpion and Blood & Tacos #4. Brad has also worked for Pro Se in the past as an Editor.
From The Imagination of a Classic Pulp Author come New Stories Featuring His Characters! Prolific Pulp Author Charles Boeckman gave the world unforgettable tales in the days of the Pulps and through the age of digests and into the modern era as well! And now characters created by Boeckman from the golden age of Pulps live again in new tales written by today's best authors! CHARLES BOECKMAN PRESENTS, a new imprint from Pro Se Productions licensed through Mr. Boeckman himself debuts with CHARLES BOECKMAN PRESENTS JOHNNY NICKLE VOLUME 1! Charles Boeckman Presents Johnny Nickle in a return engagement more than fifty years overdue! Join Johnny as he performs NOTES IN THE FOG written by Richard White and THE DEVIL YOU KNOW penned by Brad Mengel! Grab a backstage pass to see Johnny tackle mystery and murder with a soundtrack that cooks with red hot women, ice cold killers, triple time thrills, and smokin' jazz! Featuring a stunning cover by Adam Shaw and Format and Design by Sean Ali, CHARLES BOECKMAN PRESENTS JOHNNY NICKLE delivers like a cool Jazz ensemble on the hottest night of any year! From Pro Se Productions!
PULP OBSCURA, an imprint of Pro Se Productions in conjunction with Altus Press, proudly presents new tales of the Masked Mistress of the Range written by three of today's best authors! THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SENORITA SCORPION! Created by Les Savage, Senorita Scorpion is in fact Elgera Douglas, a young lady who became a legendary outlaw defending her family's land and legacy, the fabled Lost Santiago Mine. Beautiful and deadly. A crack shot. A Fast thinking, daring fighter who is ruthless to those who threaten the land and people under her protection! Nancy A. Hansen, Andrea Judy, and Brad Mengel bring a classic Pulp character galloping back to life as Senorita Scorpion rides again in three daring tales of hard riding action and bold adventure! From out of the Past comes New Tales of Classic Characters from PULP OBSCURA! With an amazing cover by Mike Fyles and Format and Design by Sean Ali, ride alongside the mysterious blond bandit of the Old West in THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SENORITA SCORPION!
Vigilantes! Dark Cookies! Ninjas! Cops! Dog Detectives! All this and more available this month in PRO SE PRESENTS #15. Authors Aaron Smith, Brad Mengel, David White, Adam Lance Garcia, and A. M. Paulson bring you two fisted action, spine tingling suspense, and even family friendly adventure in this issue, showing that New Pulp has something for everyone! Pro Se Presents 15 features great design work and art by Sean E. Ali! Pro Se -Puttin' The Monthly Back into Pulp!
Aces and Eights, a Dead Man’s Hand. Life and Death dealt over a shuffle of a deck. Stakes from dollar bills to souls tossed into the center of the table. And sitting around, waiting for the turn of a card, to raise, check, bet, or fold, are rogues, scoundrels, dames, and sharps. Every single one betting their last breath on the hand they hold. Pro Se Productions presents Poker Pulp, an anthology centered around the storied, legendary game of cards and chance. Authors J. H. Fleming, Michael Krog, and Brad Mengel deal three tales that up the ante, taking Poker to an all new level of Pulp. Action, adventure, and intrigue are the game of choice in Pro Se Productions’ Poker Pulp.
Masked men and mystery women from the Land Down Under explode to life in author Brad Mengel’s Pro Se Single Shot Signature Series- Australis Incognito!
Crime is alive and well in Australia and thankfully so are several Pulp Heroes ready to take on evil! Brad Mengel’s own creations, including The Question Mark, The Cutlass, The Aggressor, Sai, Risqué, The Bushranger, and others will stand alone and combat thugs, crooks, and psychopaths in their own stories. But behind the scenes, a puppetmaster of Machiavellian proportions is yanking the strings, jerking the world toward the brink with every tug, and pulling Australia’s heroes closer together. Closer to the answer. And to the final battle.
In the second short story, ‘RISQUE: THUNDERSTRUCK’, our heroine, Risque, finds herself confronting a villain like none she’s known before, whose only calling card is a clap of thunder. When a killer can strike without warning like a storm, even Risque finds her own life in danger in RISQUE: THUNDERSTRUCK by Brad Mengel
Brad Mengel’s Australis Incognito- a Pro Se Single Shot Signature series from Pro Se Productions.