The Author’s Journal welcomes Charles F. Millhouse & Captain Hawklin and the Underwater Menace

Welcome to my site, Charles Millhouse. We’re super-excited to learn all about you and your story, Captain Hawklin and the Underwater Menace. Let’s share the good news about your book with the world.

Author, Fiction, Pulp Fiction, Golden Age Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Writing
Charles F. Millhouse

1. Who the hell are you and what do you write?
I’m Charles Millhouse. I’m a certified personal chef in Athens Ohio who loves to write science fiction, fantasy, action, and adventure pulp stories.

2. Tell us what you love about your story.
With my current book I love the thrill of the golden age. The daring duo of the hero and the golden age of yesterday, when the only way to make a living was to be an adventurer. My main character Captain Steven Hawklin grew up privileged, but he makes his way living for the adventure.

3. A Tweet is a short sentence – #140 characters. Describe your Antagonist in a Tweet:
Achim Braun – Cold and calculating, wrought with revenge. He believes he is the only man who can restore Germany to glory.

4. Why does your Hero have to deal with your Antagonist?
Steven Hawklin’s mentor and old friend is murdered. Steven is honor-bound to bring the killer to justice, and uncover his insidious plot.

5. What specifically does your Hero learn from your Antagonist?
Secrets are a hard thing to keep.

6. Do you prefer to read fiction or non-fiction?
With the world always in turmoil, I prefer fiction where the hero always wins. What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than sharing that time with a story that makes sense, compared to the cruel indignant justice of the evening news.

7. Romance/Thrillers/Historical/Horror/Paranormal/Contemporary…? What’s your favorite genre to read? Any recommendations for the crowd?

I’ve always enjoyed Science fiction/fantasy. There are so many good works out there. DUNE, by Frank Herbert, Enders Game, by Orson Scott Card, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, by Phillip K. Dick (or anything from him).

8. Any Pet Peeves about Romance?
I don’t read it, but if I had time and about thirty pages I’d like to pick apart Fifty Shades of Grey.

9. Quick – Name the last movie you saw, and did you love it? If so, WHY? If not, WHY NOT?

Just saw Guardians of the Galaxy today… Loved it! Action, adventure, romance, secrets, a hero! My kind of stuff.

10. Favorite music to write by?
I don’t write to music, but to get inspired I listen to anything by John Williams

11. Any advice for new writers?
Keep writing – no matter how often you get discouraged! NO ONE will respect your work more, or be your biggest critic, than you. Read all you can, and dream of writing when you’re not at the keyboard.

12. Describe your next project in #140 characters or less: What’s the story line, Dude?
The final chapter in the epic of Jeremiah Talon – Battle Lines – His fate isn’t in his hands.


Charles F. Millhouse, Captain Hawklin, Pulp Fiction, Golden Age
Captain Hawklin and the Underwater Menace

Book blurb:
Europe 1934:

Captain Steven Hawklin, known worldwide for his daring exploits, is adored by many, revered by others, and considered one of the greatest flying aces of the First World War. Along with his close friends Hardy Miller and Oscar “Oz” Lyman the three have traveled the world seeking adventure.

When an old friend and mentor, Orman Wintergreen is murdered Steven travels to England to console Orman’s widow, Desa. While there, he uncovers an insidious plot orchestrated by a vengeful sub-mariner, Victor Eichmann, a relic from the Great War who is unable to accept Germany’s defeat. When the desperate scheme unfolds, Steven learns of a new untested explosive that, when used, will cause an undersea earthquake so massive it will bring about the destruction of Great Britain and throw the world into another war.

While Steven sets out to find the German mastermind, Hardy is sent to intercept the new explosive and prevent it from arriving in the hands of Eichmann before he can put his plan in action.

Steven and Hardy learn that Victor Eichmann has powerful associates whose objectives are to stop them at any cost.

In a vain attempt Steven dives deep to the ocean floor in order to meet the underwater menace head-on, in hopes of preventing the earth shattering catastrophe and saving the world from the wrath of a German madman.

Captain Hawklin and the Underwater Menace is a golden age adventure story, filled with Heroes and villains, swindlers and thieves. It’s an adventure with hair raising cliffhangers that will keep you guessing till the very end.

Inspired by the cliffhanger serials of the 1930’s and 40’s in the tradition of Buck Rogers and Commando Cody.

From the end of Chapter One:
Desa touched Steven on the leg. “Are you happy?”
“Well I–”
“I mean really happy?”
Steven wasn’t sure how to answer her direct question. He was happy in his work, his inventions. He had good friends, he didn’t hurt for money and Crown City celebrated him every chance they got. In many ways he was a happy man, which shocked him when he answered Desa’s question with a resounding, “No… No I’m not.”
“Who was she?”
“You presume too much.”
“Do I?”
Steven turned back to the window. He never spoke of her, tried to keep that moment of his life private. Sometimes he could close his eyes and see her, hear her. Sometimes he could smell her perfume and his nostrils would come alive. “I’d rather not say.”
“She must have been some woman to break the heart of Steven Hawklin.”

Charles F. Millhouse, Captain Hawklin, Pulp Fiction, Golden Age
Steven looked ahead. Though he chose to keep her memory to himself, he wasn’t a blind man. He saw the beauty in Desa that always flared his imagination. When he looked at her, he thought he could find happiness with her from the first time he saw her covered in bubbles. Then he remembered her dead husband, not three days gone and he collected his thoughts.
Then without warning a large truck raced from a hidden thicket of brush and trees. Hardy broke his motorcycle just inches before he collided with the assailed vehicle. The truck, fitted with a large snowplow slammed into the side of the black sedan spinning it completely around. The car spun to a stop and stalled.
Blood oozed from Steven’s head when it impacted on the window next to him, he felt himself getting sick. He hated the sight of blood, especially his. Dazed, he checked Desa who lay on the floor of the car. Before he could ask her if she was alright, the truck came in for another attack, slamming into the passenger side of the car and pushing the sedan toward the cliff side, until the car plummeted over the side and into the sea.


Available for Pre-order NOW, or purchase Tuesday, September 30th here: Captain Hawklin and the Underwater Menace

Join Charles for the Official Facebook Party Saturday, October 4th, here: Captain Hawklin and the Underwater Menace Release Party


Author, Fiction, Science Fiction
Author Charles F. Millhouse

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4 thoughts on “The Author’s Journal welcomes Charles F. Millhouse & Captain Hawklin and the Underwater Menace

  1. I enjoyed the interview. I like the premise of the Captian Hawkin story. I also read to escape reality.
    Your books sound exciting.


    1. Thanks Bonnie,
      The Captain Hawklin books are just simple stories that I wrote because I love that era of adventure. I’m glad others enjoy them too and I look forward to writing another tale sometime next year.
      Again, thanks
      Charles Millhouse


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