Troy Veenstra

Biography

Troy Veenstra grew up in the city of Wyoming Michigan. He was born the eldest of two brothers and two sisters. In 1998 after the death of his father: who he quit school to take care of, he went to live with his maternal grandparents, living with them until they passed away one after the other in 1999.

In 2000, his mentor, John Collins, owner of Weird Review Magazine, felt that Troy had much more potential than he realized, assisted him in getting back to school, where he obtained his High School degree six months later. Throughout 2001-2003 Troy attended Grand Rapids Community College majoring in English & Criminology studies. Later in 2004, he transferred to Davenport University studying in the area of Law, making the Dean’s List in both summer and winter semesters for 2004, 2005, and 2006. Troy also received several competitive scholarship awards from various foundations, twice obtaining an award from the Grand Rapids Foundation.

In late 2004, he became a member of the Kent County CASA program (Court Appointed Special Advocate for Abused and Neglected Children) and served as a child advocate until health issues prevented him from doing so in late 2008.

Currently Troy has six novels accredited to his name as well as over 150 other titles in two pen names, ranging in genres such as True Crime, Legal Reference, Drama, Historical Fiction, Legal Fiction, Christian Fiction, satire, comedy, Children Fiction and women's romance/lit.

Troy has won 2nd place in the 2013 Best Author Award from Fiction4all.com

Troy’s Links:

www.veenstrapublishing.biz
troy@veenstrapublishing.biz
veenstrapublishing@live.com
http://www.independentauthornetwork.com/troy-veenstra.html
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/TVeenstra
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/troy-veenstra/36/910/470
http://www.authorsden.com/visit/author.asp?authorid=179079
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4205489.Troy_Veenstra?from_search=true
http://www.xinxii.com/adocs.php/en?aid=42296
https://www.facebook.com/Authortroyveenstra?ref=hl

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love hearing from people that have read my books tell me how much they enjoyed it, how they cried, got angry, felt sad, happy, loved, ect. its amazing how the power of words, simple phrases can have such a toll on people.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything, without fans I'd be writing to the walls. Would I still write? yes but it wouldn't be as enjoyable without someone telling me what they thought about it. What they liked, didn't like ect.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Troy Veenstra online


Where to buy in print


Books

The Wrong Side of a Frying Pan
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2014 by Veenstra Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
It was the early summer of 1973, Paul McCartney had just released “Red Rose Speedway,” which included “My Love,” President Nixon had announced the resignation of Halderman, Ehrlichman, and my then 16 year-old mother was about to tell my grandmother about the coming of my birth...
The Truth behind Truth: Female Domestic Perpetrators & The facts Surrounding Male Domestic Abuse
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,330. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013 by Veenstra Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Abuse / domestic partner abuse
Enter a world most believe does not exist, a world where men can be abused, beaten & even murdered by their significant other. Enter the world where men, everyday are ignored by our own society as victims of Male Domestic Abuse. Men being abused and killed by the Female's they vowed to love until death do they part. These facts may change your perception on the truth you've been spoonfed.
Reasons to be Missed
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 50,210. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013 by Veenstra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
Note: This book is currently entered into the second round of the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, beating out 9,500 author entrants already. See Long Description for more details about this book.
Suffering Passions: A Dramantic Romance
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Price: Free! Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013 by Veenstra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Ana prepared herself for the coming day, getting ready for that night, when her & her lover would celebrate the one-year anniversary of their first day, and the night they would begin talks about their future as husband and wife. Sadly, for Ana, that was yesterday, and today is a whole new day. Romance, Drama, love, death
Kindergarten Class for the Highly Gifted: First Semester: The World of Emilee
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 9,970. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2012 by Veenstra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Little Emilee and her best friend Victor (Vicky-Vick) have been blessed with the gift of having very high intellects, sadly, being extremely smart at the age of 4 can, at times, lead to interesting, if not highly comical issues and situation. Common sense defined by a Four Year Old SMART ASS!
Pro Ethics for Selling Addictive Products in America: The Informative Consumers Right to Buy
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You set the price! Words: 3,650. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012 by Veenstra Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Government & business
Is it ethical to sell addictive products to American Consumers? Of course. This title will answer these ethical dilemmas by showing, with ethical theories as its principle that the informed consumer is the best consumer for any company wishing to sell addictive products across the nation.
The Murder of Jeffrey Dryden: The Grim Truth Surrounding Male Domestic Abuse
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,300. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011 by Veenstra Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Abuse / domestic partner abuse
At 2:45 am on the humid summer morning of July 18, 2010 Jeffrey Dryden, a 28 year-old male returned home after hanging out with his twin brother. In the moments that followed, evidence indicates that his live-in 21 year-old girlfriend stabbed Jeff in the neck as he attempted to flee from her after an altercation erupted over her cell phone. This book tells the story of his abuse and murder
The Heat of Passion Doctrine: Killing Your Spouse & Getting Away with Murder
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,270. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011 by Veenstra Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dysfunctional relationships
In Maryland, for instance in 1994, Kenneth Peacock returned home to find his wife of several years in bed with another man. he spent several hours drinking and arguing with his adulterous wife before shooting her in the head with his single shot rifle. Thanks to the Heat of Passon Doctrine he only served 18 months in a work release program after being charged with 1st degree murder.
Your Own General Durable Power of Attorney
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Price: $1.59 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2010 by Veenstra Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Reference
Simply Cut, past, fill in the blanks and change this document to fit your own personal needs. Leave your loved ones and yourself with the peace of mind that you, and them will have a say in your healthcare and life should you become unable to do so yourself... Most importantly... save money, by doing it all yourself instead of spending hundreds on lawyer fees...
The imaginative
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Price: Free! Words: 4,210. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2010 by Veenstra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
What happens when an imaginary friend to a five year old turns out to be a demon from the underworld? What happens when a child from a broken home, allows that friend to feast upon the flesh of his adaptive parents? what happens win sin is cast upon a child? Find out.
The New Fall of Man
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2010 by Veenstra Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Parenting
Since the late 1960’s the sexual revolution and the birth of Feminism, the simple thought of men being masculine has significantly changed from something that man was suppose to be and do, to something that the world has deemed to be wrong and immature or improper. The bible however, shows proof that man was created something complete different than that which we have become.
The Worthless Agreement:
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2010 by Veenstra Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religion and politics
The Truth behind the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and the Separation of Religion & Government Its value once held as a priceless artifact worth the country’s weight in gold, now worth just as much and just as useless as an average roll of toilet paper found at any grocery or convince store across America.
The Legacy: The Love of Mildreth and Clarence Levett
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Price: $1.59 USD. Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2010 by Veenstra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
After seventy-six years of life, the legacy, the bond between husband and wife, mother and daughter is about to end...
Titanic: Echo of the Dying Confession: Book One of the Aroich Saga
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,750. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2010 by Veenstra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
Titanic: Echo of the Dying Confession is the historical supernatural fiction, based specifically around the factual details in regards to the design, creation, and ultimately the sinking of the steamship Titanic and gives a whole new idea to the question of what was really the cause of the ship being destroyed. With accuracy and a readable style of writing that captures the Victorian/Edwardian ma

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