Joe C Combs 2nd


Each week on Sunday, I post a new article on my blog. As is smashwords, I am constantly trying to improve the site so it is easier for you to use. If you have a comment, please write me, and thank You!

My first book "Titanic, A Search For Answers" was originally written as a fundraiser for a maritime museum where I was the advisory board president and a member of the board of trustees.
Historical research is my hobby and influences much of my writing.

So far for 2015, I have three new books scheduled for release, which will bring my total to fourteen. The first is "The Cartaphilus Saga: book #1 Amissio," scheduled for release on March 27, 2015.

A submarine sailor for almost nine years, I am also an award winning artist. As a scuba diver I have dived sites from New England to the Caribbean. I am into music, art, wood carving, and pretty much anything that sounds like it could be fun or interesting.

Once again, thank you very much.

Take care and God bless you.

Drop me a line ... I am glad to answer any questions you might have.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My daughter and the sunrise. I had neither of those when I was on submarines.
What do you read for pleasure?
Mostly biography and autobiography, non-fiction, and I still enjoy the classics.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Joe C Combs 2nd online

Where to buy in print


The Cartaphilus Saga: Book #1 Amissio
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,340. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Christian » Historical
David Gerrard is a reporter for the tabloids with principals. For 10 years, Mark Long has been giving David stories from history and gives each an interesting twist. Mark tells a new story, including impossible eyewitness details. His quest to disprove Mark's story has failed. If Mark is actually Cartaphilus, and he is 2000 years old, how many other half-truths throughout history could Mark know?
The Christmas Angel
Price: Free! Words: 1,820. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Holiday » Family
To save her husband and infant daughter Mary must walk through a snow storm to find help.
I Am A Southerner
Price: Free! Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A short memior about what it means to be a Southerner from a Floridian's perspective.
I Am A Submariner
Price: Free! Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
An inside look at being an submariner, the triumphs and tragedy.
One Last Thought: Behind the Scenes
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,930. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This is a true life account of the three events that inspired "One Last Thought".
Price: Free! Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
How one father deals with the loss of a child and what he learns from it. From the author of A Grandfather's Legacy, The Art Teacher, and Christmas Patrol.
Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
An account of the Grenada Invasion (Operation Urgent Fury)
A Grandfather's Legacy
Price: Free! Words: 1,210. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A story about a families sacrifice during the civil war and the funny conclusion that makes their abolitionists sacrifices moot.
The Art Teacher
Price: Free! Words: 810. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Essay » Literature
An essay about an art teacher's lasting impact on his students.
One Last Thought
Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Life and death emergency onboard a submarine and the effects it has on a small portion of the crew
Titanic, A Search For Answers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport, Nonfiction » History » History of things
Good for casual Titanic readers and fans. An introduction to the ship, its sinking, and the controversies surrounding the ship to this day.
Christmas Patrol
Price: Free! Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
a military experience of being on deployment at Christmas

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Smashwords book reviews by Joe C Combs 2nd

  • Faith Seeds: Volume One on April 28, 2011

    Very well written, concise, and to the point. If you have problems in your life (and who doesn’t) Jaye’s devotionals will give you peace and help you to start your day in a positive way that will reward you and those you come in contact with, throughout the whole day. Use Jaye’s devotional with your own bible study and you can open up the kingdom of the Lord in a completely new way. This devotional was planned and structured in a way that each part is complete and takes only a minimum of your time. Combined, each part makes a devotional that is inspiring. The only negative comment I have is that in reading this (and other devotionals of Jaye’s) I have a distinct impression that jaye is holding back in his teachings. Well Done.
  • 400 Words on April 28, 2011

    Well done! There are many authors today who would benefit greatly from 400 Words. Kurt writes specifically about writing flash fiction, but his advice is great for longer works as well (and non-fiction too). The thing I liked most (besides the direct advice of the essay) was that even the timing and pace of this article is a lesson in how to write successful flash fiction. Sometimes writers use exotic themes or characters to make up for a lack of structure or planning. Follow Kurt’s advice and even something as mundane as washing the dishes could be an exciting piece of literature. Well Done.
  • The Total December Experiment on July 10, 2011
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    JT if you wangt to publish this book and can't get a publisher to look at it try It is a good thing you are trying to do. Sometimes I wonder how many best selling books never got published because the author passed away before the book was finished.