I have co-authored three nonfiction books.

My latest, Mine’s Bigger Than Yours: The 100 Wackiest Action Movies is out now.  It’s a must-read for fans of Cannon Films, and those taciturn one-name action movie grunters, Seagal, Norris, Schwarzenegger, etc.

But it also showcases the genre’s lesser lights, such as Reb Brown, Brian Thompson, Brian Bosworth, Vic Diaz, and the ubiquitous Cameron Mitchell.

If you like tough talking toothpick chewers, choppers that blow up, shoot outs in abandoned warehouses, mysterious Asian heroin syndicates and round house kicking, Mine’s Bigger Than Yours! The 100 Wackiest Action Movies makes an excellent gift for the action movie buff in your household/life.

Bonus: the foreword’s written by Australian action genre Ozploitation king, Brian Trenchard-Smith.

My other books include: DEATH BY UMBRELLA! The 100 Weirdest Horror Movie Weapons (2016), which LA Weekly called “rich with context and analysis…gruesome [yet] all in good fun…a celebration of the genre.”

Rue Morgue said, “…what separates Death by Umbrella! from your run-of-the-mill glossary is the amount of heart and appreciation within its pages…Recommended for gorehounds, list-lovers and trivia fiends…”

UK Horror Scene commented that, DEATH BY UMBRELLA! is”…a fascinating read…a gleeful yet insightful look into the world of movie gore…”

My first book was THE MAN WHO SCARED A SHARK TO DEATH and Other True Tales of Drunken Debauchery (Penguin Canada/Penguin Global 2007).

the-man-who-scared-a-shark-to-death-1This from the Toronto Star: “You’ve probably told them, but you’ve definitely heard them. You may even be the central figure in them. Tales of drunken debauchery often walk the line between embarrassment and hilarity. Christopher Lombardo, co-author of The Man Who Scared a Shark to Death has found stories from around the world that could shame anyone.”

And in the Calgary Herald: “Being a prude…may prevent you from enjoying The Man Who Scared a Shark to Death…an attractive compilation that provides a voyeuristic peek into what can really go wrong when last call doesn’t happen soon enough. It’s fast and funny with the facts, without the morality.”