Danny Dean was born and raised in the coal fields of Southern West Virginia. He was graduated from Williamson High School. After serving in the Air Force, he studied Mine Technology and Mine Management at the local college and worked in underground mines in Mingo and Boone Counties in West Virginia and Pike County, Kentucky.He holds a Mine Foreman's certificate and was a member of a mine rescue and first aid team. He is now living a lifelong dream, traveling the country in an RV with his wife, Kat.
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Smashwords book reviews by Danny Dean
- Chronicles of Time: Book 1
on June 04, 2012
As I started reading this story, I was touched by the interactions between Rick and his daughters,Alex and Jessica, his compassion for his niece, Anna and his friendship with their mature friend, Kaylie. First you become immersed into this extended family's sporting events, and their father's concern for their happiness and well-being. Then Alex, Rick's oldest daughter, finds a strange metallic box with, among other things, a map to a time machine and a "key" to make it work. Once they find it, you're reminded of some characters introduced in the prologue of the story, so you find yourself going back to refresh your memory. This is about the time when Rick's female friend, Abby comes into the picture. I'll have to stop here to keep from giving anything away. This story was well written by a very talented young writer who truly knows how to construct a story that will immerse his readers. The spelling and grammar are excellent, with only a couple of small errors, nothing which would detract from the story or distract the reader. If the act of reviewing a book demanded that you must find at least one fault with the story, it would be this: I like a book that stands alone, and any sequel should do the same. However, I've already purchased "Chronicles of Time, Book 2". Can't wait to read the rest of this wonderful story. Great job, Mr. Allen.
- Chronicles of Time: Book 2
on June 07, 2012
Once again, R. C. Allen (with the help of Shirley Hicks) has delivered an imaginative, well-written entry to the saga, "Chronicles of Time". So far, I've been entertained at the turn of every page. In this one, Rick is wounded by the antagonist and is disabled, and his daughters and their friends sneak out at night in order to do their duties and save the world from "Bignose". Intrigued? read it today and find out for yourself. I can't wait to read the climax of this one. No, I do not know this author.
- The Well
on April 16, 2013
Working with "Doctors Without Borders," Jean-Marc and his wife, Sharon were spending Christmas Eve treating patients in Muhajeria. Sharon had asked her husband to take time from his patients and fix the crank on the village well. Disaster strikes as a small boy, trying to fix the well, falls in. Jean-Marc almost loses his life when, after rescuing Tahoor from the well, he falls back in. Sharon, after asking him to work on the well, realizes she may never be able to give him the Christmas gift she had been hiding for weeks, and displays true love for her husband as she tries to stop his descent back into the the well . Once I started reading "The Well," there was no stopping, I had to finish. This is a very touching story, I hated to see it end. Great job, Mr. Therrien.