Ted Atoka


Ted Atoka is a multi-genre author with 15 titles available for purchase. Humorous contemporary fiction is his specialty. However, he’s branched out into scary stories (“Jitters”) and explored the paranormal (“A Kawasaki Morning”). He’s currently at work on two series. Book 3 of the Villa Paradiso series and Book 2 of the Bean Town Investigations series will soon be available.

Ted and “Wifey” both enjoy the outdoors, as well as the excitement of life in a big city. They currently have a Scots Terrier and a 94-lb. Rhodesian Ridgeback/Boxer mix, who have them well trained.

When asked about his favorite hobby Ted said, “My favorite hobby? That’s no different than what I do most every day…I write. It’s fun to have a hobby.”

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Stories from the Side of a Dirt Road
Price: $6.29 USD. Words: 25,210. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
This book is a collection of 21 stories. Some will thrill you with excitement, several will boost your faith in humanity, and a few may either be controversial or bring you to tears with laughter. This collection contains Sour Pickles, Anvils, and Union Suits; Dead Fall; A Kawasaki Morning; and Moonshadows: 12 nostalgic snapshots of life.
Touch Me Tender
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,820. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
This is book 1 of the Bean Town Investigations series. It’s your first opportunity to learn about the hilarious antics of a couple of private investigators from Boston. Shortly after one of them suffers an embarrassing accident, they find themselves involved in a vicious murder case. It doesn’t take long for them to realize that they’re no longer the hunters but have become a killer’s prey.
A Kawasaki Morning
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A Kawasaki Morning tells the story of a motorcyclist named Mike, and chances are you know somebody just like him. He may even be a relative of yours. Learn about Mike’s experiences during his journey to and from the afterlife. Find out what develops when he gets hooked up with his grandfather… who passed away several years back.
Price: $2.29 USD. Words: 2,790. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Horror » General
Congratulations. You’ve found a true psycho terror read. This short story will make your palms moist, and may also have you feeling uneasy by the second chapter. Please be aware that the yarn involves speaking to a large audience, public nudity, snakes, very tall buildings, tiny rooms, spiders, and members of the medical profession. The rest is best left to your imagination.
Ghosts of Pumpkin Hollow
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,870. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Many of us treasure memories of pumpkin season. Crisp autumn air, big fat orange pumpkins sitting on our front stoop, and the aroma of fresh-baked pies and cookies are locked in our minds forever. The folks of Pumpkin Hollow find that, every fall, more than just pumpkins make an appearance. Whether they believe in ghosts or not, the curious are enthralled by the eerie sounds of greeting.
Dead Fall
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Some folks are born amid the hustle and bustle of a city neighborhood and spend their entire life cycle in it. Often times, on weekends and during major holidays, the city becomes awash with humanity, and city dwellers seek refuge in one of their “secret” places. Is it possible for a person to feel alone in a city that’s teeming with people?
Come Sundown
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,680. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Come Sundown is a story about the triumph of good over evil. It takes place in contemporary times, in a small town called Stopgap, Oklahoma. Wheeler-dealer type of investors from Las Vegas try to convince a businessman in Stopgap's community that he should let them take over his successful enterprise for an inflated price. Find out what keeps the takeover boys from winning the prize.
Moonshadows: 12 Nostalgic Snapshots of Life
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 14,560. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General
This is a collection of 12 nostalgic short stories, each reflecting a snapshot of life. You'll find nothing here about death, dying, science fiction, horror, or history. You will find stories that make you smile or laugh out loud.
Fiammetta's Dream
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,390. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Two widows enlist the help of four college grads and build a state-of-the-art retirement facility. They soon discover that life amongst a collection of retirees is not always fun but a daily challenge that includes hilarious antics, romance, and a continuous struggle with an unscrupulous attorney.
Villa Paradiso
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,800. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Four college grads, with ink still damp on their degrees, form an alliance with two mature businesswomen. The plan is to build a state-of-the-art life care retirement facility that the silver-haired pair and other retirees can call home.Toss in a one-armed CEO, Oklahoma’s weather, incompetent employees, a maintenance man without vocal cords,an unscrupulous attorney, and see what happens.
The Last Email: Mourning the Death of an Internet Friend
Price: $2.29 USD. Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
Nearly everyone has attended a wake. Most have attended a funeral. We spend our lives in relationships of all sorts. When a true friend we’ve never met in person dies, we’re robbed of the chance to say goodbye, pay our respects to family members, or attend a funeral. So what do we do when an Internet friend passes away? How do we say a proper farewell? How do we grieve?
Sour Pickles, Anvils, and Union Suits
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
This book provides a humorous and sometimes poignant glance into a world that's rapidly retreating into the dim mists of time: attitudes, activities and details of pre-1950 America.

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  • Christian Zombie: A Tale of Sin and Redemption on March 09, 2014

    Several months ago, I convinced myself that the entire zombie genre had reached the point of saturation. Countless zombie eBooks clutter literary cyberspace. Much to my surprise, the cover of Christian Zombie: A Tale of Sin and Redemption attracts me…and to my relief, it turns out to be one of the best zombie texts available in Indie format. While not that familiar with peripatetic Zombies, I admit that Janovy’s book is uniquely enlightening and maddeningly humorous. The author develops a lively, if not lovely, cast of characters that inhabit places from Peru to Nebraska and a few unlikely places in between. Janovy cares enough about his reader, to present a well thought-out and polished text. His hero has investigative and analytical qualities, and enthralls the reader with data about ghost train rides and visits to holy and unholy grounds. If you’re looking for an eBook that’s written with a refreshingly unique point of view, and a read that’s worth every penny of the purchase price go no further; you’ve found such a book with this one, Christian Zombie: A Tale of Sin and Redemption.