A Short Story — Preview of the Thumpers Chronicles



“Berzrk” is a fast paced, compact, urban adventure.


Turquoise Thomlinson finds that the most exciting day of her life has become way too exciting. The NYU student gets her big break as a Lolly Po model for Fashion week. After her success on the runway (not falling down), she sneaks into a VIP party and is romanced by a hunky tv star. Unfortunately, Turquoise ends the evening hanging by her ankle from a water tower surrounded by groping hands. It leaves her nowhere to go but insane.


I have written musical comedies and dramas produced in NYC and Chicago, tv, a kids novel, a mess of commercials, and even more IOUs. I won a Cable Ace for a Time Warner video of one of my plays.


I wrote the short story, Berzrk, as the first release of the Thumpers Chronicles which includes, novels, a play, a tv series, VR games, graphic novels, and films.


I hold my creative and pre-production sessions in Rudy’s Bar in Hells Kitchen, a hangout for Off-Broadway actors, writers, crew, musicians, hookers, Westies, and other people your mother would not approve of.


I have a BA in Creative Writing from Purdue University known for Engineering and Animal Husbandry, which was not what I thought it was when I enrolled. I also have a degree from Hamburger University which has been way more valuable than my Creative Writing degree.


I live in NYC with my Tasmanian Devil Dog, Davey, and a dead dieffenbachia. I support ecological and feminist issues. My hobbies include over-eating, over-sleeping, watching Korean dramas, being walked by Davy, and every four years, I watch Olympic curling, the only spectator sport I don’t hate.


Back when T-Rex ruled the swamps, I was a copywriter, creative director, and marketing agency president.



John Patrick Gallagher


Joys of Revenge Therapy


A Novel

by John Patrick Gallagher

Release #1 in the Thumpers Chronicles


A case study of the therapeutic value of kicking ass, busting balls, and cracking heads in the treatment of female depression, utilizing techniques developed by Lisbeth Salander and Lizzie Borden.