Richard Daybell

Biography

Richard Daybell has been a writer/editor for most of his adult life, working at various times for a public library, a multinational corporation, a university, and state government. With his wife Linda, he also spent seven years as owner/chef of Churchill House Inn, a nine-room country inn in central Vermont.
His short stories and short humor have appeared in regional, national and international commercial publications including American Way and Hemispheres, the inflight magazines for American Airlines and United Airlines, The New York Times, Buffalo Spree, Salt Lake City Magazine, and Tampa Tribune Fiction Quarterly as well as such literary magazines as Rosebud and Dandelion.
Richard and Linda are now living in Lincoln, Vermont.

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Books

Voodoo Love Song
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 55,810. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
At Disney World, Paul is picked up by a five-foot duck named Huey. Duckness proves skin deep, however, for Huey the Duck is really Huey the Girl, who leads Paul astray and to Key West. While sailing, they are marooned on a tropical island. Idyllic, except for the pirates, pythons and panthers, voodoo, men who have passed through the earth twice, and things that go bump in the Caribbean night.
Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
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Price: Free! Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
Captain Petrullo is the proud commander of the island’s 500-man army, but he goes all squishy whenever he sees the beautiful Mireille. He’s determined to make love to her even though she’s married to the mayor. Opportunity, knock.
Mama Eu Quero
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Price: Free! Words: 3,560. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
A young woman is plucked from the American Midwest and whisked into a wild and wicked Oz called Havana during the early days of the Cuban Revolution, there to find first love and Carmen Miranda.
Will His Love Be Like His Rum?
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Price: Free! Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
"Please, oh please," Caterina sobbed as she sat cross-legged in front of the closet, speaking to its door. This was her wedding night, her night of nights, but her new husband has serious wedding night jitters and has locked himself in that closet. Can she coax him out and to their wedding bed? Will his love be like his rum, intoxicating all night long? Or will that closet door stay locked?
All Day, All Night Marianne
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Price: Free! Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Roberto sees Marianne at the beach every day but hasn't the courage to speak to her. His friend Toussaint is going to help him woo his true love with pretty words, all before a fat lady sings.
Naughty Marietta and Other Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,270. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
Love and hate, life and death, meatloaf -- a collection of stories about the best of times, the worst of times and the so-so of times, a lighthearted look at the world around us and the people in it. A body in a cranberry bog, a powder with strange properties, a writer of romances, a bokor, twin fortunetellers and, yes, meatloaf. Dig in.
Death Visits Aunt Agatha
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Price: Free! Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Death is going to call on Aunt Agatha this weekend. But is Aunt Agatha ready to see him? "I am Death, come to take you away from this mortal place. Have no fear. You go to a place much better by far, up there, the world above." The voice became an unpleasant drone. "You'll love it. So don't dillydally. Die and get on with it."
Calypso: Stories of the Caribbean
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,260. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2010. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Love and loss, sex and skullduggery, conquests, failures, foibles – these are the elements of calypso, the stories in song that personify the islands of the West Indies. These stories set in that most idyllic of places also tell of buried treasure, kidnapping, sea monsters, parrot lust and the dangers of breaking Christmas tradition.

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