The Hat series is about a girl named Lizzie who inherits a hat. He isn’t really a hat, but a being from another dimension who was trapped here in the form of a hat. He is bound to Lizzie’s family, and she is his most recent possessor. Together, they have a kind of symbiosis that allows them to fight monsters.

These are intended to be shorter reads and are full of dark humor.

This symbiosis also allows them to play music, and they have a small cover band. Lizzie sings, and the hat manipulates her hands and fingers to play the upright bass. As you can imagine, they have quite a playlist after a few books, and I’ve decided to share it here. This is the playlist for Lizzie and the Pythons, broken down by book:

The Hat: This one is the origin story of the hat, and includes the meeting between he and Lizzie St. Laurent. It is my best seller and the most heavily reviewed book in my library. They have to combine their unique talents to take down a group of baby snatchers.

Red Solo Cup

Cotton Fields

It Came Out of the Sky

Hot Rod Lincoln

Big Ten Inch Record

La Vida Loca

Promised Land

Pink Cadillac


Viral Blues: This is the popular follow up to The Hat. This time, someone is tampering with the nation’s vaccine supply. There is a supernatural phenomenon behind the whole affair. This story also includes an all-star cast of popular characters from my previous stories. Lizzie and The Pythons become an official band and take on a few new band members who are joining the permanent cast.


Chain of Fools

Cover Me

Rockin’ Pneumonia & the Boogie Woogie Flu


Boot Scootin’ Boogie

Evil is as Evil Does

Battleship Chains

Bad Bad Leroy Brown

The Ballad of Mrs. Molony: This story has Lizzie and the hat trying to rescue a woman from some vampires. They were rodeo cowboys when they were alive, so Lizzie and The Pythons have to follow the country music circuit to hunt them down. Lizzie struggles with a steady diet of this kind of music, and has a small rebellion.

Blues Ain’t Nothin’ 

Marry For Money

Tumbling Dice

How Far to Waco

Cow Patty

Confidence Man

Hippy Hippy Shake

Real Wild Child

Get a Haircut

Faraway Eyes

I Like it, I love It


Take It Easy

Redneck Woman

It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere

Have You Ever Seen The Rain

Back in the USA

Heart of Gold

Livingston Saturday Night

Rock and Roll Never Forgets

Born To Boogie