John Wolf


John Wolf, author of “Orphan Records”, “A Dark and Stormy Knight”, “Harmonics”, “Of Beryl & Alabaster” and "Benny Plays the Blues." Also, a mess of short stories.

I've been a hack musician most of my life. I spent 13 years as a navigator in the Air Force, pursued a profession as an engineer, and retired to writing action stories and mysteries. All of these things, plus the odd environment of growing up in New Mexico has given me a joyful perch from which to look out onto life.

I was a songwriter for several years, but found being lost in the constructs of writing a novel more fulfilling. The songs were just short stories, my short stories vignettes of ideas, the novels a real sense of being out there riding the waves.

John writes from his home in San Diego, California.

Where to find John Wolf online

Where to buy in print


The Interview
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 530. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Heaven has a DJ
The Illusionist
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,170. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Traveling down the road, it's best not to take the back road sometimes. You never know what you'll find.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
The most innocent of times when children play can become very exciting when something from space becomes a play thing.
New Year's Decree
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
David has been working so hard he never made time for himself. But this New Years he decides to let loose. Fate was invited to the party and David’s life is about to change or should I say be given a second shot at realizing his dreams.
The Dragon with Two Lives
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Danger on the high seas as a killer wave sends the Tatsu Maru to the bottom. Two survivors, stuck on an atoll are shocked when the boat returns.
Charlie Brewster and His Time Machine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,040. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Charlie finds solace by reliving the past when his wife dies - reflective.
Orphan Records
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 79,610. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Future post Global Warming and resource wars produce survivors that get organized using computer power to isolate, to dominate. Political power requires cyberspace control. Be there when the gamers of the world unite to defend freedom from those that wish to corner and control. Watch savvy clones level the playing field in a great cyber war.
Of Beryl & Alabaster
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 69,840. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Travel the Silk Road to China. Be part of ancient legends in India. See how the beryl prince meets the alabaster queen. Murder launches a continent wide search for the killers. Unexpected turn of events sends diamonds spraying in the air, white tigers crying in the night, and thieves running for their lives.
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,770. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Harmonics are found in the music, but resonate harshly in the hearts of the passionate pilgrim. Travel with a rock band to Mars as they work a cruise ship. Be scared as they encounter those that are on a pilgrimage to their homeland - the Red Planet. Be at Jakard Station when the battle begins. The antecedents of time demand Planetary Products and the tourist ships they attract be gone or die!
A Dark and Stormy Knight
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 78,440. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
1565 to 1569. The struggle is between Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots. This tale combines elements of secret agents and medieval romance, concerning a time-traveling knight, dispatched to adjust history before it skews. Spies spy, greedy bishops lie, swords, and archer’s arrows are thrown voraciously into those battle torn days that made history. This story is best read with a pint of ale.
Benny Plays the Blues
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 65,980. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Where murder and music intersect, Benny Hager feels the squeeze. In the confusion, Benny finds reconciliation with a troubled past and the support of a new love.

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Smashwords book reviews by John Wolf

  • Smashwords Style Guide on Jan. 21, 2010

    Great little guide Mark. I did have a question that wasn't addressed in the guide. Since my bookcopy in Word was set for 5.5x8.5" pages, I left it that size for the upload. It didn't seem to matter, but I was wondering if you had a recommended page size?? Also, where I placed a blank line between paragraphs was ignored by the converter, so I uploaded again with a centered line with ~ ~ ~ in the line to get this separation for shifts of point of view within a chapter. Is there something I missed on how to actually get a blank line, say between paragraphs done as blocks without the first line indented? John Wolf -
  • For Honor: An Adventure of What Might Have Been on Jan. 25, 2010

    If you like the intrigue of the 17th century stories with the musketeers, you will love this story. It has all the swashbuckling sword play you want and the skullduggery of the Scarlet Pimpernel to boot. The leading character is a young woman that carries herself as an equal to the dashing musketeers she so wants to impress.
  • A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to the World: Diary of a Fearless Travel Agent on Jan. 27, 2011

    Annette has a wonderful sense of humor, but why wouldn't she? It's the only way to face the "experiences" of world travel. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and recommend it to anyone contemplating world travel. Although, not totally convinced she didn't spend much of the travel time inebriated considering the number of occasions requiring stitches.