The imaginary Corpse

September 10th, 2019

A dinosaur detective in the land of unwanted ideas battles trauma, anxiety, and the first serial killer of imaginary friends.

Most ideas fade away when we’re done with them. Some we love enough to become Real. But what about the ones we love, and walk away from? 
Tippy the triceratops was once a little girl’s imaginary friend, a dinosaur detective who could help her make sense of the world. But when her father died, Tippy fell into the Stillreal, the underbelly of the Imagination, where discarded ideas go when they’re too Real to disappear. Now, he passes time doing detective work for other unwanted ideas – until Tippy runs into the Teatime Man, a nightmare monster who can do the impossible: kill an idea permanently. Now Tippy must overcome his own trauma and solve the case, before there’s nothing left but imaginary corpses. 


Short Stories


Skies of Wonder, Skies of danger


edited by John Appel, Jo Miles, and Mary Alexandra Agner

Features "The Adventure of the Unburnt Book," by Tyler; also includes stories by Amanda Hackwith, C. C. S. Ryan, Wren Wallis, Fred G. Yost, and many more.


No Sh!t, there i was

Alliteration ink

edited by alex acks

Features "The One About Jacob," by Tyler; also features stories by Wren Wallis, Darcie Little Badger, Premee Mohamed, David Jón Fuller, and many more.


Not Our Kind

Alliteration ink

edited by nayad monroe

Features "Hero Town," by Tyler; also features stories by Maurice Broaddus, Jennifer Brozek, Ekaterina Sedia, Juliette Wade, and many more.



graveside tales

edited by jennifer brozek

Features "The Captain's Wife," by Tyler; also features stories by Ken Liu, Matthew Marovich, Steven Saus, Lillian Cohen-Moore, and many more.

Beast Within 2: Predator & prey

graveside tales

edited by Jennifer brozek

Features Tyler's story "Act Natural"; also features stories by Erik Scott de Bie, Dylan Birtolo, Kerrie Hughes, James L. Sutter, and many more.

Also available on Kindle Unlimited