This month he inches closer to reissuing his first novel, "Pookoo", as well as its audiobook version. The initial "chapter single" is on iTunes and Amazon, as well as other places such as Spotify. But it's just the beginning for the Midwestern writer known for dark storylines and offbeat characters.
"That's the fun, it's not so ordinary and you'll be surprised by what I do," Shiloh said, smiling from his home office in Illinois on a brisk October evening. "I have to keep myself entertained. It's not just you."
He's also working on Kickstarter programs for "getting the word out" on "Pookoo" as well as the first leg of a multimedia project that tackles World War III. The first part is the book version, with music nd videos to come later in 2014.
"I know - from Lenny the Lobster and an Olympian [in 'Pookoo'] to being a peace-nik," Shiloh chuckled. "My friends have trouble keeping up with me. But seriously, I go for stories that have something to say. And who's to say they have to be the same all of the time?"
While he hasn't given up on writing novels, Doug Shiloh is busy writing screenplays - original and adaptations of his novels, too.
"If I had my druthers, I'd like to see John Cusack or Nic Cage in the comedy," Shiloh added. "They're really the two guys to pull it off."