Ray Mathews

Biography

About the Author:

Ray Mathews is a former IBM Senior Engineer and inventor whose curiosity led him to write mysteries, thrillers, westerns, children's books in prose and verse, non-fiction books on Bridge, Personal Finance, Painting, Model Railroading, and more.
He and wife, Sally, have three children, two grandsons, and live in Raleigh, NC.

Books by Ray Mathews include:

The Golden Crows
A Fetus Is Missing
Billy the Kid: The Hoax
Finding Bruce
Previously Dead
8 Christmas Stories
The Book of Rhyming Stories
Bubble Ship
Nomads
Tales for Boys
Growing Up and Other Stories
NON-FICTION BOOKS
How to Expand Your Painting World
Your Nest Is Your Nest Egg
Self-Publish Your Book for Under $100
Suit Bidding with the Jacoby and Stayman Conventions
The TilTable Book
A Baker's Dozen True Stories
Fly Paper for Kids

Where to find Ray Mathews online


Where to buy in print


Books

Fly Paper for Kids
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » How-it-works
This book is for Dads, Moms, and Grandparents to dazzle kids and get them excited about flying! Start them as early as three-years-old. Grandparents will love this book because there is nothing needed but paper. There is only one paper airplane here with one or two alternative configurations. The beauty of this airplane is its simplicity – a must for small children.
Self-Publish Your Book for Under $100
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,630. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts
Learn to lay out your book text. You can do this with Word for Windows. And at Createspace and Smashword, there's help available for your book layout. Do you have any artistic ability? Don't fret. Here too, Createspace can help You with their free cover design package. See examples of books by Ray Mathews (one 'T') at Smashwords and Amazon You can do it, too!
Finding Bruce
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,280. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Bruce Altman is the only one who knows the location of a 1/2-billion-dollar treasure. The Mafia wants that treasure, and will do anything to get it. Bruce's companion is dead after a run-in with the Mafia. Now the Mafia wants to FIND BRUCE. But Bruce has disappeared.
Suit-Bidding with the Jacoby and Stayman Conventions
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Nothing new to learn! Simply apply the well-known Jacoby Transfer and Stayman Club Conventions to SUIT Bidding! What could be easier? Play more major suit bids Know team points in two bids Know whether part score or game in first two bids Know how high your team can safely bid Responder no longer needs to 'keep the bidding open' for partner as in Standard American bidding.
Bubble Ship
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 630. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
A boy's adventure in a bubble.
Tales for Boys
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,700. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Befriending a Dragon from another world… An Indian boy fights a wolf for the survival of his tribe… A cowboy and his friend, a magic lasso… A ROBOT who means business… The art of Skiggering… Turn the page and see…
Nomads
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,160. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Kit Larsin, an eleven-year-old boy at the Haveland House Orphanage, believes he will never be adopted because he is too skinny and does not do well in school. Music with a borrowed recorder instrument is his only joy in life – until he finds himself adopted without warning. No one came to see him, no one talked to him. He is simply … adopted! What lies in store for Kit?
How to Expand Your Painting World And Make Life Easier In the Process
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to
Back in the olden day I learned to paint; over time I tried about every medium to find the one that appealed to me most. Too bad, for I love them all: watercolor, oils, charcoal, pastels, acrylic, pen & ink, etc. As you can imagine this becomes expensive when renewing my supplies each time I switch to another medium. But as an engineer I am always looking for a ‘better’ way to paint - so...
The Book of Rhyming Stories
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,400. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2009. Category: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Would a Dog and a Frog trade places? Would King Arthur allow a Dragon to become a Knight of the Round Table? How can a Skunk smell...sweet?...and be pink? What happens when a Gorilla likes a little girl's vanilla ice cream cone? Could an old blonde Wig finally get a head? And what are all those Bugs doing in your garden? Look inside for the answers...
8 Christmas Stories: Including A Letter to Santa
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,930. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2009. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays
Christmas is save by all kinds of folks: Elves, little girls, little boys, an angel in search of wings, and even a snake! What more could we ask for a Merry Christmas?