Geoffrey A. Feller

Biography

I was born fifty years ago in the Bible belt but grew up in a Massachusetts college town. I am married and my wife and I have moved frequently since we met. We've lived in Minnesota, Massachusetts, and New Mexico, as well as a brief residency in Berlin, Germany. I have worked peripherally in health care, banking, and insurance. In addition to writing, I have done a bit of amateur acting and comedy performances. I am afraid of heights but public speaking doesn't scare me. My wife and I live in Minneapolis with our dachshund.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts, where the main campus of the state university is located at Amherst along with several other colleges. My mother was a teacher as well. Not only did she read stories to me and my younger brother, she also encouraged us to make up our own stories so that's probably where this all began for me. I admit that I had a privileged background although the lifestyle was pretty much middle class. Going through a college town public school system meant a lot of exposure to literature and the arts along with ample opportunity to find creative outlets as a kid. My ambition had been to be an actor until I went to a creative writing summer workshop at 16. But I moved away from the Valley in 1984 and never did graduate college myself.
When did you first start writing?
The first time I wrote stories outside of school assignments was at age nine although it wouldn't become my primary method of creative expression until I was in my late teens.
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Books

Nobody's Mother
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Series: Natalie Dvorak Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 39,520. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Vermont State Police Detective-Sergeant Natalie Dvorak is looking for a suspected killer. The trail leads to an isolated house presided over by “Mother” Frances, a woman prepared to take ruthless action against anyone who might disrupt her home that includes a small group of senior citizens. When Natalie pushes forward in her investigation,she ends up in a deadly game of hide and seek.
Silenced Cal
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Series: Natalie Dvorak Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,490. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Fifty years after Calvin Coolidge’s death, Leonard Hemmings, the late president’s greatest fan and impersonator, has been murdered. Detective Sergeant Natalie Dvorak of the Vermont State Police must find out why the kindly grandfather was targeted and by whom. Complicating the investigation is Natalie’s ex-husband, back in her life after many years for a not-so-happy reunion.
Unusual Suspect
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Series: Natalie Dvorak Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 36,200. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
When a Sasquatch researcher turns up dead in a state park, one of his colleagues blames the legendary monster for the killing. But Detective-Sergeant Natalie Dvorak of the Vermont State Police isn’t buying it. An important witness goes missing and new signs of the Sasquatch appear. Are the strange occurences the work of a mysterious beast or the plot of monstrous humans?
The Singing Shooters
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Series: Natalie Dvorak Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,000. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Detective Sergeant Natalie Dvorak is back. Following a suspension after closing The Mercury Man case, Dvorak is soon on the trail of a pair of brutal killers whose crime intrudes on her tangled romantic life. A demo tape linked to the suspects contains racist music and puts the Vermont State Police on guard. These armed and dangerous killers will never surrender.
Conditional Voluntary
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Series: Simon and Melanie, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 55,200. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
Patrick Coyne feels like he’s safe from the drug authorities as a patient in a mental hospital during the late 1980s. He even calms down an angry young girl and thinks his love life is about to improve. Will legally prescribed drugs end his paranoia? And why won’t the staff let him have a girlfriend?

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Smashwords book reviews by Geoffrey A. Feller

  • Spin the Plate: A Novel on Jan. 13, 2013

    Fascinating, unusual characters and interesting details. The slow healing of a psychologically damaged protagonist was compelling to read about. For me, there was a slight loss of momentum in the final third but by then I cared enough about the characters that reaching the satisfying conclusion was well worth the reading.