BIO: Nearing retirement, I now have more time to devote to writing (and if I don’t, I squeeze the day until there is a space/time to crawl into). Over the past 15 years, I have worked on 15 books, three of which (of the Dreamcast series) are self-published.
My website, http://www.PaulTelegdi.ca gives a full account of my life and accomplishments, which I shall not repeat here.
The thumbnail version: I was born in Hungary; when young immigrated to Canada with my family, attended University of Waterloo, Ontario, where I met my wife. Spent years in West Germany where my wife was studying music while I was learning German. Returning to Canada, we ended up on a farm in Ontario with pets. Long-time married, I boast of three sons with talent and personality.
Presently I am office manager of my wife’s private practice of psychology. I like kayaking and windsurfing. I belong to a number of writers’ groups, and often choose writing over sleeping. eBooks are an exciting new chapter in my life and I’m looking forward to the wider exposure.
My motto: Want a better life? Then write it!
Where to find Paul Telegdi online
Where to buy in print
During WW II, a farm boy from Oklahoma is assigned to the Torpedo Boats in the Pacific. Circumstances confront him to face the enemy on a more personal level than he could have ever imagined. Can enemies learn to help each other to survive? Jordan faces the great puzzle of his time, the path an individual decides on when his country is locked in a deadly struggle with another nation.
Book 2 of the Stone Series. This spring the herds have not returned, causing great worry for the Standing-Rock Clan. To make things worse, a neighboring tribe raid the clan's hunting grounds. This incursion quickly escalates into a vicious conflict, forcing the clan to face dangerous odds. Chaiko has to use all his wisdom and guile to navigate the dangers both from within and from the outside.
To Chaiko, living in the prehistoric world, existence is hard enough. Become injured and life becomes nearly impossible. What does he have to do to regain worth and status? Sharpened by misfortune and need, his intelligence is the only tool to help find his way in an often hostile world. Yet the challenges he faces cause him to grow in unexpected and satisfying ways.
In this sequel to Learning Berserk, Einar's hard-won status in Constantinople is threatened by the unfolding of the Crusades. He is sucked into the conflict and finds it hard to escape the constant danger. He struggles to keep his family safe and his inner rage under control... if the fates would only let him.
Taken by Vikings at an early age, Orkan grows up in slavery. He befriends a brother and sister also taken in a later raid. Through feats of courage, Orkan gains respect and his freedom. He finds himself on the verge of becoming a Viking himself, but fate intervenes, and sends him on an odyssey through the ancient world, looking for a place for himself and the brother and sister he had adopted.
The Locksmith's Dilemma
This book documents the misadventures of Girard, a young English locksmith traveling through Medieval Europe, but no matter how far he goes, he can't outrun his past. He seeks a place of safety and comfort, and most importantly, relationships to tie him to a place to call home. With a group of friends he confronts the dangers and challenges of an uncertain age.
Strike the Red Hammer
Are our destinies set? Or is there room to negotiate? That's the question Rufus, born a serf into poverty and a life of drudgery, tries to find an answer to. With everything against him, he works with grim determination to better himself, but can he find happiness if he gets there?
His story is a look at the medieval Norman world in 12th century England; the risks and rewards of a closed society
In the late 1400's the world is poised on entering a new age. It isn't know yet if for good or evil. Fighting against the rising protest, the Church unleashes anew the Inquisition to stamp out heresy. Justin, a youth from the street, flees with his adoptive family the persecution. This is a tale of up and down fortunes as Justin tries to solve the riddle of his origins and find contentment.
Seize the Day
Marcus, a young Roman legionnaire, is condemned to the galleys by corrupt officials. With his friend he escapes, and they flee through the ancient world, seeking shelter among nomads living in the borderlands of the Empire in path of a barbarian incursion. Among the horse people Marcus has to adapt to a new way of life and fight for his love.
A BONUS for all my readers who have followed all of Travis' challenges with the paranormal. One more episode of Travis soul searching, still trying to find out who he really is and is there some one else like him out there. Now it wouldn't be a Dreamcast book if there wasn't a murder in it that he has to solve. Older, if not wiser, this is vintage Travis up to his usual tricks.
On the Razor's Edge
Why would a wrongfully convicted person still feel guilt for something he didn't do? And to what extremes would he go to, to pay a debt he didn't owe? Find out about Mitch's hellish journey through the prison system to redemption.
Chronicling the intersection of two lives, Chance and Emily's, as they meet up and separate throughout the years. Time and again they rescue each other, but can't seem to stay together as their lives are out of synch.
The Call at 3:18 am
How would you like to receive a call in the middle of the night, claiming that your daughter is in deep trouble? Mr. Millford, the father, didn't like it at all. He couldn't understand how a pair of psychic in Colorado could know what was happening in Connecticut. But Colorado knew and fought a desperate race to save the missing girl.
Where Arrows Fly
Where Arrows Fly is an adventure story about a young archer coming back from the Crusades and finding life and love in the town of his dead comrade.
In Dreamcast 4 Travis uses his paranormal abilities to solve 4 more cases of crime. This time things come dangerously close to home.
In Dreamcast 3 Travis uses his paranormal abilities to work on 4 more cases of crime that keep falling on him. Sometimes things come close to home and he finds allies where he least expects it.
Because of his paranormal ability Travis keeps stumbling over crime in the oddest places and reluctantly works on 4 more cases in this sequel to Dreamcast, while trying to lead a normal life.
In Dreamcast, Travis, an art-student, dreams of his ex-girlfriend’s murder, and the next day discovers the nightmare to be true. In police interview, he confesses the dream and is arrested for exact knowledge of the crime. With the help of a psychologist, he finds that he has paranormal abilities and uses them manipulate the police to trap the real killer.