E. Don Harpe
Award winning author E. DON HARPE has had a varied career, from military service in the 60’s to years spent as a published songwriter in Nashville. During this time he won the coveted Silver Pen Award from the Nashville Banner newspaper.
Since retiring from public work in 2004, Harpe has concentrated on writing novels, and continuing to move forward with his writing. He also has nearly 40 short stories available which can be found on Smashwords as well as other sites that feature ebooks.
His book of memoirs, THE LAST OF THE SOUTH TOWN RINKY DINKS, published in September of 2008, was an instant success with friends and readers alike. The stories are touching, down to earth tales of small town America, and will bring tears and laughter to all who can remember when the world was a kinder, simpler place. It’s one of those books that you won’t be able to put down, and one that you will re-read many times over the years.
Now living in Georgia, Harpe devotes his time to Helen, his wife of nearly 50 years, to his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and to his writing.
“I’m pretty satisfied in my own skin right now,” Harpe says, “and I just want to continue to write things that will entertain and hold the readers interest.”
Where to find E. Don Harpe online
Where to buy in print
Music City Myth A Songwriter's Survival Guide
Music City Myth is an insider's look at the choices, rewards, and the possible perils that await would be songwriters and entertainers who decide to come to Nashville with the hope of making it in the glamorous but often gritty world of country music. Songs sharks do indeed swim in Nashville's murky waters, and this book just might be the one thing that keeps you from becoming fish food.
Fire Fell From Heaven Collection
Includes Fire Fell From Heaven, an irreverent and fresh new look at the end of the world. Also features Miller's Luck; Cyphons; and The Wedding Helmet.
The Demon Collection
There's a Vampire, a Werewolf, a Ghost, and a God. A Murderer, a Protector, a Hundred Year Old Un-Requited Love, and if that's not enough, the Sky Is Falling. Really...
The Rest Collection
The Rest Collection contains four short stories, Rest: Voices - Rest: Perspective - The Big Picture - and The Tropical Taboo Caper. The first two chronicle the story of a serial killer and the detective that is trying to stop him. The Big Picture is my idea of how the perfect murder might actually be accomplished, and The Tropical Taboo Caper is just an old fashioned private eye story.
If you invented a time machine, and if you could go back into history and save a handful of people from the hand of fate, would Adolph Hitler and his mistress Eva Braun be on your list? For Doctor Rachel Steinhauer, the choice if obvious. Yes, of course she will save them.
God's in Heaven and all is well in Heaven and on Earth. Wait, no it's not, it's February.
What Goes Around
Michael Wilson finds a hundred year old tear-stained photograph in a trunk in the attic, and it soon takes him outside his comfort zone and drops him squarely in the middle of the unknown. Familiar, everyday things turn into objects of When a lover from a past life offers Michael a second chance, he finds that What Goes Around.
Resurrection: Rebirth Of The Terrible Harpes
Resurrection continues the violent history of the Harpes. When Micajah was killed In 1799, the spirit of the Wolf slipped back into his own world, where he has been sleeping. This year, when Billy Harp visited Cave-in-Rock, it was to learn more of his Harpe heritage. Instead, he found himself taken over by the being called the Darkwolf, and called on to seek out another first born Harpe child.
Storm Childe: Daughter of the Storm (Original Title Storm Childe: Awakening)
When 15 year old Derek Wolfe and his friends learn that millions of dollars of Civil War gold is said to be buried somewhere in Taylor's Woods, they begin exploring the forest at every opportunity. When Derek and Tiffany discover a map in an old deserted house, it triggers a series of events that awaken old ghosts and allows a young girl to find out the truth about herself and her powers.
The Jagged Edge Of Otherwhen
From a combination of two distinct talents - Eugen M. Bacon, author of the critically acclaimed Hybrid series, and E. Don Harpe, author of the notorious Redneck Riviera series - comes ten tales to set your imagination on edge. You’ll find alien war and insect romance, time travel and star travel, gizmos, frogs, and even a turtle.
It's A Redneck Universe
Redneck Universe combines all seven of the acclaimed Redneck Riviera short stories. Billy Joe White, a young redneck from Tennessee, meets JorG, a little green alien from the planet Stubia, and together they discover it really is a redneck universe. From Florida to Music City, from Stubia back to Florida, it's a look at life in the south from an alien point of view.
The Demon Registration Act Of 2024
In the beginning, the humans called the elders 'Demons,' the Demons called the humans 'Food', and for the most part the relationship was about what one would expect. Over the generations it could be noted that both connotations have proven to be very nearly correct.
Redneck Riviera - The Redneck Riviera Series
When Billy Joe White sees a spacecraft go down one night in rural Alabama, it is the beginning of a strange and zany friendship between him and the little alien JorG. It’s redneck fun at it’s best.
Born Wolf Die Wolf
Arm yourself! Lock and bar your doors! Hide your women and children! The Harpes are coming! The most dreaded four words in the frontier settlements of Tennessee and Kentucky from 1795 - 1799. The Harpes Are Coming!
The Big Picture
I don’t know if there is really such a thing as the perfect crime. I suspect there is. This is the story of a revenge triple killing, and I think the crime could happen the way I have described it. However, I’m sure some of you might see it differently.
The Wedding Helmet
In 1879, it was not against the law for a boy or girl to get married at 12 or 13 years of age. However, most of them knew almost nothing about sex until the wedding night. So it was that on the day after his wedding night 15 year-old Wilbur Edison invented what soon became one of the most popular devices for a young married man that the countr
Weighing just a bit over four pounds at birth, we were told that Braxten might be a bit slower to develop than children with a more normal birth weight. We wondered and worried about that but as the first few of years passed and we got to watch her grow, we realized the fears were ungrounded. We are so proud and so lucky to have this remarkable little girl everyone has come to call Slugger.
The Flat Rock Kid
I don’t know if there was a Flat Rock Kid back in the glory days of the Old West, but I do know there should have been.And I do know that Willie Dolan, AKA The Flat Rock Kid, and his rustic old sidekick Walter “Pearly” Parker had a knack for turning the West on it’s ear. In the years after the Civil War, the Kid and Pearly drifted from Kansas to Missouri, from Deadwood to Abilene.
Fire Fell From Heaven
“I'LL TELL YOU WHAT,” GOD SAID. “Look in that little book on the table there. The little black one. The one those guys on Earth who used to run around with You wrote. I think I told the people on Earth the next time they got out of line I'd destroy the whole planet with hail, didn't I? A huge ice storm. Look it up for Me, will You? They wrote all that stuff down.”
Bowling Better: Tips To Improve Your Average
I'm not a professional bowler nor a professional bowling coach, and I suggest that if any of you have the time and the money you should take advantage of one of the many excellent clinics that are available today. However, me not being a pro is the very reason I think this book will work for many average league bowlers like myself.
When Eddie Danforth heard the voices telling him to let his gleaming silver blade bring rest to the lost souls of Savannah's back streets, his mission in life became clear. - When the first victim was discovered draped across the altar in a waterfront mission, Detective Rhonda Tucker was assigned the case. Detective Tucker had no idea the depths to which she would sink before the case was over.
It was a busy summer for Eddie Danforth and his gleaming silver blade. Hardly a night passed that he did not find demons in need of purging. Every night he found frantic people with frantic eyes that implored him to bestow upon them the rest they so desperately needed.
The Sky Is Falling
There were hundreds of the objects, falling all about, drifting on the morning breeze and glittering in the sunlight like diamonds. At first Nancy thought they were all of the same blue color, but then she noticed several with wisps of white scattered about on them. She took a few steps sideways and caught one of these pieces. She wanted to get a better look.
America's First Serial Killers - The Harpes
Warning: This account contains graphic violence and bloodshed, and may not be for everyone. In born wolf DIE WOLF, I wrote the fictionalized account of Micajah and Wiley Harpe, two of the most ruthless murderers this country has ever seen. In this story, I bring you the true, no frills account of these two violent men who are called America's First Serial Killers
Twins Katu and Kana were born with the unique ability to siphon the powers and knowledge of anyone whose head they touched. Their power was sometimes a blessing and sometimes a curse, but they had learned to control it and had promised their parents that they would never abuse it. Now, in the middle of a trans-Atlantic flight, that promise might be something they would have to break.
When a runaway moon collides with the Sun in the fall of 2012, Earth experiences global shock waves and electromagnetic pulses that destroy much of civilization. America is a wasteland, and if the weapons in the Sundown Two bunker can't be deactivated, the world as we know it will be destroyed.
Blacksmith Nathaniel Miller's beautiful young wife Clara has a lover, a lover who is more than willing to murder Nathaniel in order to make Clara his own. When a horseshoe is instrumental in Nathaniel's death, he places a curse upon it with his dying breath. After the curse claims the life of the unfaithful Clara and her lover, surely the curse will end.
Angel In Amber
For years he was silent and unmoving, encased in a four-inch block of clear crystal, paying no attention to the events that unfolded in front of his eyes, or the people who took part in those events. That changed this afternoon, when Maggie Madison walked into the store. For the first time in eons, he sent a hesitant thought to a mortal, “Take me,” he whispered.
The Tropical Taboo Caper
Tampa private eye Preacher Roe Temple catches the scent of danger when the lady he's been hired to follow turns up murdered in a sleazy downtown motel. The problem is that Temple thinks his client may be the one who pulled the trigger.
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