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Joe Cron's life of professional creative endeavors has spanned thirty-five years of writing, acting, and music. He has performed on the piano in all types of bands, combos, and orchestras, and on stage in over fifty theatrical productions. Other activities in Joe's past include a stint as a radio disc jockey, writing theatrical projects and corporate newsletter columns, and twenty years of work in quality assurance and quality engineering for avionics and other technical product manufacturers.

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Jacob's Justice
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,130. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2014 by Lardin Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Falsely accused of molesting a rancher’s teenage daughter, young cowhand Jacob rides for his life across the high Arizona desert. Born and raised on the ranch, Jacob scarcely fathoms how his fortunes changed. Now on a stolen horse and facing rape charges, Jacob gallops desperately away from a seemingly inescapable fate. Will the scheming daughter get her comeuppance or escape her own justice?
The Magistrate
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,270. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014 by Lardin Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In a post-apocalyptic world where technology survived but many humans did not, Dane Tarker finds himself the target of a plot by a powerful magistrate. But the tables have turned, and now Dane must act the part of a magistrate to save his skin. Murder, adultery, and even time travel come into play as Dane protects the secret of the body in the back room. Can he pull off his dangerous charade?
Fate
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,800. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014 by Lardin Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Since his wife’s death, novelist David Carvier can’t put two words together. Desperate to break the stranglehold of writer’s block, he retreats to his secluded cabin to wrestle with his frustrations, but there David tips on the edge of madness as he endures strange, terrifying episodes. When his new girlfriend arrives, the mysterious pieces unravel to reveal the horror behind the twisted haunting.
Alden Bridge
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 72,350. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014 by Lardin Press. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
From the play cave near his parents’ camp on Cappa Terse, 11-year-old Alden Waverly hears a cataclysmic explosion. His home and family are destroyed. The sole human left on the planet, Alden faces staggering challenges, both emotionally and in his quest to survive. Can his chance friendship with a huge beast be the catalyst to beat overwhelming odds and find their way to life over Alden Bridge?
Hellish
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,600. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013 by Lardin Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Parched, spent, and plodding through the relentless desert heat, Jack Barker thinks of nothing but finding his way home. A way to rest. Pushed to the limit of endurance, Jack begins to hear and see strange things in the swirling dust. It seems like a miracle when he suddenly finds himself with precious water to stay alive. But sometimes, staying alive isn't quite the miracle it might be.
Goose
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013 by Lardin Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Goose Morgan, a lounge piano player with a close-but-not-quite career, slips ever further down and out, then seems to just disappear entirely. Out of nowhere, he mysteriously rockets to notoriety with new, hot licks. Where has this virtuoso been all these years? Could it really be the same Goose Morgan? Some say you're born with talent. Some say it can be learned. What if it can be stolen?
Speaking for Presentations
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,930. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013 by Lardin Press. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
Joe Cron's extensive vocal performance experience and training, and 25-year background in business presentations, combine to create this enlightening essay. Joe skillfully provides expert insight and guidance, as well as some essential tips and tricks, to lead you to improving one of the most critically basic business skills. Command a room with vocal style, and upgrade your professional image!
The Holitaph
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 56,910. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012 by Lardin Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
On an innocuous Tuesday morning, Dylan Bruce arrives at work and finds himself plunged into an adventure that flings him across the universe. Merdal, an alien thought dead and now returned from eons trapped in the 14th dimension, craves the power to twist the fabric of time and destroy reality. At the core of Dylan’s quest to defeat him lies a black cube; a fabled artifact known as the Holitaph.
The White Dress
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012 by Lardin Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Franklin Holt, a werewolf on the northern California coast, survives tumultuous years of disturbing violence and now stays away from human confrontation. When Colleen, an Irish selkie, rises from the sea and into his life, it is a unique relationship, a test of time unlike anything they could imagine. Each of them faces a critical decision: can they afford the risk of revealing their secret?
Granted
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,230. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012 by Lardin Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Goose Morgan, a lounge piano player with a close-but-not-quite career, slips ever further down and out, then seems to just disappear entirely. Out of nowhere, he mysteriously rockets to notoriety with new, hot licks. Where has this virtuoso been all these years? Could it really be the same Goose Morgan? Some say you're born with talent. Some say it can be learned. What if it can be stolen?
Stress Reduction Through Time Management
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011 by Lardin Press. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
Stressed out by everything you need to do? Tired of it? This essay presents simple, established techniques for managing the demands on your life. Get a handle on it, and breathe a little easier tonight.
Eve of Demons
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 76,570. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2010 by Lardin Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
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After her mother’s untimely death, an unseen evil launches Rachel Lake on a spiraling descent into horror. Gruesome murders and freakish possession reveal her mother’s heinous, inhuman scheme to populate the world with demons. To save her, anthropologist Jason Caldwell must rely on secrets hidden in an ancient Mayan legend. Can they protect the world from an endless horde of terrifying creatures?


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