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
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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

Boy Named Romeo
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 8,090. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2015 by Veenstra/Exploited Publishing Inc. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Developmental / general, Nonfiction » Parenting » Teens
Enter the world of a struggling, bullied Fourteen-year-old boy. Enter the world of a boy named Romeo, a young, kindhearted kid, searching for the reason of his existence while the world around him crumbles. This book is based on the life of a boy Named Romeo, taken from the view points of the author, names of some people have been changed to protect their identity
The Impact of Music, Dance, and Theater from the Harlem Renaissance
Price: Free! Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2014 by Veenstra/Exploited Publishing Inc. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Essay » Political
In the late 1880s, blacks began to emerge as professionals in many areas including scientific research, and artistic achievement. By the 1900s, many had become intellectuals, scientist, poets, artist, and musicians. Some of the more illuminating of these intellectuals lived or migrated to Harlem where there was a desire to both defend and endorse the talents and worth’s of blacks.
The Murder of Jeffrey Dryden: The Grim Truth Surrounding Male Domestic Abuse Book Combo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,480. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2014 by Veenstra/Exploited Publishing Inc. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Family violence, Nonfiction » Law » Gender & the Law
Enter a world most believe does not exist, a world where men can be abused, beaten & even murdered by his 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.
The Cheating Heart
Price: Free! Words: 1,650. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2014 by Veenstra/Exploited Publishing Inc. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Holiday » Halloween
Cheating on your Dark Arts lover may lead to you being her next satanic sacrifice... Nothing is worse than a woman scorned, except maybe one that has the Devil on her side...
Can You Hear Me Now?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,650. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2014 by Veenstra/Exploited Publishing Inc. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Crime
A young woman is haunted by her phone. Photos that she never took, which reveal images of her working on her computer show up on the phone. Is there a night stalker following her around? Or is there something even more sinister lurking about her apartment?
The Legal Implications of Paying an Employee Bitcoins in the United States
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,190. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2014 by Veenstra/Exploited Publishing Inc. Categories: Essay » Business, Essay » Legal
Can an United States employer begin paying their employees in Bitcoin? Find out.
The Wrong Side of a Frying Pan
Price: Free! Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2014 by Veenstra/Exploited Publishing Inc. Categories: 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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,330. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013 by Veenstra/Exploited Publishing Inc. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Abuse / domestic partner abuse, Nonfiction » True Crime » Family violence
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,210. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013 by Veenstra/Exploited Publishing Inc. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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
Price: Free! Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013 by Veenstra/Exploited Publishing Inc. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,970. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2012 by Veenstra/Exploited Publishing Inc. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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!
The Murder of Jeffrey Dryden: The Grim Truth Surrounding Male Domestic Abuse
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,150. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011 by Veenstra/Exploited Publishing Inc. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Abuse / domestic partner abuse, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dysfunctional relationships
Readers Favorite 5 Star Rating --- The Murder of Jeffrey Dryden: The Grim Truth Surrounding Male Domestic Abuse by Troy Veenstra is an account of the circumstances surrounding the death of Jeffrey Dryden. In the early hours of July 18th in 2010, Jeffrey Dryden returned home after spending some time with his twin brother. Within minutes, he was dead, stabbed in the neck by his girlfriend, Chiquita.
The Heat of Passion Doctrine: Killing Your Spouse & Getting Away with Murder
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 14,270. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011 by Veenstra/Exploited Publishing Inc. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dysfunctional relationships, Nonfiction » Law » Criminal
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
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2010 by Veenstra/Exploited Publishing Inc. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Reference, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » 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...
Who Knew So Much Blood Could Come from Such a Small Body
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 87,240. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2010 by Veenstra/Exploited Publishing Inc. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » Crime
2008 Semi finalist in the Amazon Break through Novel Award -- reviewed by Publishers Weekly to be the worst Horrific Extreme horror novel ever written... this was the writes first book ever published...
The Worthless Agreement:
You set the price! Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2010 by Veenstra/Exploited Publishing Inc. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religion and politics, Essay » Legal
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
You set the price! Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2010 by Veenstra/Exploited Publishing Inc. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Christian » Short stories
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,750. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2010 by Veenstra/Exploited Publishing Inc. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal, Fiction » Historical » General
Readers Favorite 5 star rating --- 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

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