Robert C. Waggoner

Biography

I love to tell a story, but after all is said and done, I need help with editing. Friends are great, but are not editors. Besides I live out of country, semi-retired, with forgetfulness knocking on my door. What you see are my first attemps at self publishing.
I promise better work to come.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
I prefer a good mystery story. Second on my list is sci-fi. Way back when Heinlein wrote 'Stranger' I was hooked.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Presently I'm still using my old Kindle which has provided me with more than four years of good service
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Books

Murder Mysteries # 4
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 82,760. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
First, is a kidnap-murder of a high-ranking city official's daughter who tries to handle the kidnapping alone? Second, a retired banker is shot between the eyes. The entire small town is suspect. Third, there murdered bodies are discovered in church related circumstances. Stacy Foreham is called upon to solve the homicides.
Robin Hood Visits Brazil
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Series: Brad Pratt and the Batt Team, Book 10. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 71,190. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Two billionaire drug lords are slowly destroying the economy of prosperous Brazil. A phone call from a concerned Brazilian president to the American head of state requesting any assistance would be gratefully appreciated. The president calls his special covert man: Brad Pratt and the Batt team.
Murder Mysteries #3
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Series: Murder Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 64,840. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Stacy Foreham takes on a contract killer who's just a bit too cocky. The major question is who hired the guy? Next we have the death of a CEO who should have hung up his starched collars years go. Somebody decided a fish fillet knife works well to stop the heart beating. Last we have a nice rich widow who is fed some arsenic to speed up the inheritance.
Sizzling Romance New York Style
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Price: $2.75 USD. Words: 73,650. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
This love story will please even the most bah humbug reader. For the lover of a good story about romance, you're in for a treat. Get comfortable with your electronic reader; a favorite drink of choice and enjoy more than a few hours of reading entertainment. This was my first novel written about ten years ago.
Murder Mysteries # 2
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Series: Murder Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 64,680. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The second in the series consists of three novellas and one novel. All four stories are unique with Super Sleuth detective Stacy Foreham at the forefront of the homicide investigation.
Man's Folly
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 30,560. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
"Man's Folly" is a collection of eight short stories. The stories are surrounded by life and place involving the trials and tribulations facing us. All the stories have an upside and a downside that we're familiar with. Enjoy the stories.
Bailing Wire
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,740. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A single parent struggles on a ranch in Wyoming. With her fortitude and brains to match, she struggles against odds to make a life for her two kids. A welcome gift is gladly accepted, Fate sends a cowboy who fills the slot. An unfortunate kidnapping of two young girls sends the town into a tizzy. One of the young girls is our main character's dau
Murder by Stalk
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 46,220. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
This is a murder mystery that will delight the reader along with intrigue stoking the imagination. A club of murdering misfits baffles the detectives. The leader is a discharged psycho from the mental hospital of the Army. He vows to murder all the popular girls from his former high school. He nearly succeeds.
Murder Mysteries
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Series: Murder Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 103,720. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
These four novellas are written to please and stimulate the reader who loves murder mysteries. The daughter of a very small town Chief of Police is home after graduation from a major university. Her university degree is in criminology. She begins her career as a police officer to learn the ropes.
A Christmas Tail
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Price: Free! Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
A delightful rewarding Christmas story. We all should count our blessings for the things we have.
Serial Killer
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Series: Brad Pratt and the Batt Team, Book 9. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 43,090. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The serial killer: King of Hearts is methodically eliminating each face card of a deck of playing cards. He uses special stainless steel playing cards to throw at his tied up victims. He begins with the Jack of Clubs and works up from there. Adult content.
Classified: Missing Cat-Sub
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Series: Brad Pratt and the Batt Team, Book 8. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 39,110. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Brad Pratt is summoned by his father, the Secretary of the Navy to the Pentagon. Brad is told that the most secret military prototype mini stealth catamaran submarine has been lost. Its technology is a state of the art death machine. The government believes it was somehow stolen while in transit on the back of a Trident submarine. Brad and the Batt team is ordered to find it.
Texas Rain Dance
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
The most publicized drought was during the 1930s. However, from 1950 ~ 1957 there was an equally, if not more severe drought, in the Midwest of the USA. This historical story is fiction based upon fact. It's a story of one family who experienced the hardship of those times in Los Angelo, Texas.
Where R You
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Series: Brad Pratt and the Batt Team, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,420. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
It's action from the beginning. What begins as a rather mundane assignment, Brad Pratt is summoned to the White House. The president tells him that the world's most valuable pink diamond has been stolen in Australia. The Batt Team must recover the diamond at all costs to save the reputation of Australia and its relationship to the indigenous people the Aborigines.
Missing Niblick
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,480. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
During a golf tournament the initial foursome of ladies discover a woman sitting, tied up on a tee off bench, with a golf club sticking out of her head. It's obvious she's dead, but who killed her and why would someone want to murder a seemingly lovely young woman.
Blizzard from Hell
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Price: Free! Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
A short story of fiction based upon fact. History has created some unique people, but these three brothers will amaze you for what they did to help save some lives.
The Lost Continent
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 69,870. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
This novel is one author's vision of the future of Earth and mankind. It's everyone's dream that hope for a reasonable future is ahead of us. To believe we are alone in this vast universe is not logical.
Intrusion
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,250. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
In a rural town in Oregon, a retired teacher's life is rudely interrupted by her daughter and son arriving unannounced. The daughter's family suffered the 2008 melt down resulting in not only losing their home, but also her husband running off with another woman. Live the trials and tribulations of having family move in with a parent. Is the result a blessing or an unwanted intrusion?
Justifiable Homicide
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 71,690. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
This novel is not for the faint-hearted. It's graphic and revealing in its descriptions. From the first pages the action begins and never ends until the last page is turned. A group of high ranking policemen take action against corruption, drugs, light sentences and child molesters. Hired killers are used without regard to conscience guilt. An adventure in revenge for adults.
Reverse
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Price: Free! Words: 1,040. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
How would you like it if you woke up on a Sunday morning ready to relax on a day off and found to your horror, your house was turned around sometime in the night. The front door leads to the back yard. The back door leads to the street and sidewalk. Come read and find out what happened.
Adios Amigo
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,060. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Sometimes a wish is granted. A Mexican orphan boy hitches a ride to another star system with his new friend. Come live the adventures of Jose and his alien friends. In our first adventure, confrontation with a jealous student; a tourist ship ends in kidnapping; and an opportunity to become a space pilot result in their escape from space pirates.
SoS
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,870. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
This is a science fiction short story. A radio signal is detected and it reveals a space ship destined for earth. Inside are a big surprise and when its intentions are discovered, it's an even bigger surprise.
Stranger Revisited
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Robert Heinlein is the master of science fiction writing. I beg his indulgence to use his central character Mike Smith of Mars in my short story. A 14 years old fan of his begins her second reading of 'Stranger in a Strange Land'. She falls into a dream state and wakes up on Mars with Mike Smith as her guide. Come with Nancy for an event of your life. Enjoy.
Guardian of E.T.
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,700. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Plymouth, England in 1492 at Newberry Castle where a wall guard witnesses a bright star he'd never seen before. His curiosity is piqued and when the object gets closer and closer, he observes a strange phenomena happening.
Life
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,600. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
Enclosed you'll find six short stories. All but two are about life as we know it today. Two are ghost stories. One is a mystery about diamonds. But still in the genre life
SmS
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,610. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Herein lays a small collection of science fiction short stories. All address the possibility of aliens from another world. Imagination plays an important role in our lives. For a very reasonable price you can enjoy my imagination as a true believer in life outside our own.
The Last Resort
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Price: Free! Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
Some would think being alone is not healthy or the way to live life. For some, over the age of fifty might just think otherwise. Here is a story about one person's search for peace and quiet within himself and what surrounds him. By the way, this story is free, but tell me what you think?
A Collection of Short Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,550. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Educational
Aside from one, "Bent Tree" none of the other six stories have been published. All have the human factor we can relate to. It's up to you to take from each story what you want to. What all of the stories do is show you real life as we know it today and yesterday? The future is something else entirely.
Bowser
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Price: Free! Words: 7,770. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
Bowser is a short story about a homeless dog. It combines laughter with tears as the reader follows him on his daily search for food and shelter. Bowser becomes street smart and dodges the dog catcher, but when a car hits him, his life changes forever.
The Watch Maker
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Price: Free! Words: 1,840. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A story about one man's obsession with time. He lives with his embalmed mother; angina is his friend and he hates people.
Sacred White Rocks
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,170. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
Two World War One vets team up to seek gold in Australia. That goes bust. They go to Africa to guide rich folks on safaris. The crash of 1929 finds our two heroes' dead broke near Nairobi. They are desperate. They buy a treasure map for a black man. To their unbelievable fortune, it's a real bona fide diamond map.
Peaceful Journey
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The age old story or question, 'are we alone out there' has never been truly answered. Our main character likes being alone. A surprise inheritance waits when he's told if he embarks on a solo journey to Jupiter and back, a fortune lies at his feet. He takes up the challenge to venture alone in a space ship, which by today's standards, would take more than five years.
Covered Love
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
A little bit of fiction based upon a lot of fact is this story of family and reciprocal love. Another view might be that life and marriage as it should be; as it once was; as I remember it; and as I'll never forget it. The story was passed to me by a close relative. Hope you enjoy it.
An Optical Delusion
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Price: Free! Words: 1,320. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
This is a short story involving science fiction and specifically UFO sightings. Nobody can affirm or deny the possibility of life other than our own existing elsewhere in the vast universe we live in. Henry has something in front of him to think about: an object in his backyard totally unfamiliar to the human eye.
Stranger Stan
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Price: Free! Words: 1,170. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
Stranger Stan, in this short story, is about life during the Great Depression of the 1930's in America. A time of hunger, sorrow, depression and hope was a rare commodity. To maintain one's dignity, required metal and physical strength unequaled for the times. Stan was the 'stranger' of the times.
The Golden Stagecoach
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Price: $1.79 USD. Words: 65,820. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
There are many family sagas written. This is one that will affect you in many ways: happiness, sorrow, hurt, elation, compassion and the adjectives never stop. This rewarding story includes, family tradition, love, pain, kidnapping, suicide, murder. Get comfortable and enjoy the story.
My Granddaughter was Stolen!
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Series: Brad Pratt and the Batt Team, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,230. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
This novella pits Brad Pratt and his Batt team against some adversaries that truly want to control all global business. The President of the United States is notified that his granddaughter has been kidnapped. He calls Brad Pratt and the chase is on.
Peking Assassin
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Series: Brad Pratt and the Batt Team, Book 5. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 33,130. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Someone wants the Chinese President dead. An assassin descended from Peking Man is contracted to do the killing. The Chinese President hears about it and it's revealed the assassination will take place on American soil. Brad Pratt and his Batt Team are called in to prevent this global resulting catastrophe. If you like fiction based upon fact, kidnapping, murder, with a thrilling ending..
Lost in the Woods
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,830. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Religious
"Lost in the Woods" is a 2000 word short story of contemporary life. Bud Higgins, while waiting in the hospital for his wife, has his life of yesterday and today passes by in front of his eyes.
Under Water Secret
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Series: Brad Pratt and the Batt Team, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 44,500. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
An action packed novel of a new method of terrorism. Submarines are used to strike targets in the USA. Brad Pratt and team are assigned to stop them at any cost. To complicate matters, he discovers the terrorists are going to attack his home on the Pacific Coast.
Deadly High School Reunion
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,800. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A small town high school reunion is rudely interrupted by a scream announcing murder. The suspects are many, including the Chief of Police. The murder weapon is found in his car. The victim was despised from the beginning of his life until the sudden demise of the wealthy lawyer he became. No one is sorry for his death.
The 'Dear One' Breathes Fire
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Series: Brad Pratt and the Batt Team, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,310. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
(5.00 from 1 review)
The third in the series; this mission involves the Batt Team against the North Korean regime. It's revealed, through a high level defector, that the "Dear One" is about to nuke both South Korea and Japan at the same time. The three heads of state, Japan, South Korea and the USA have agreed to remove the power in North Korea once and for all. China has agreed behind the scenes to assist.
The Curse of Remorse
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 73,800. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A four hundred year old spell comes to fruitarian near Salem, Massachusetts. As a reminder of the Salem Witch Hunts, the citizens of Remorse, Massachusetts bear the brunt of an injustice against innocent women by power happy thugs of the 1600s. The superstitious number 13 is more than bad luck for anyone becoming a teenager.
Deadend
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Price: Free! Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(2.00 from 2 reviews)
A chance encounter disrupts a normal evening with the arrival of travelers from the unknown occupying a home in Texas. This short story is not unreasonable to imagine.
Flightless
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,500. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Two astronauts return to planet earth that is mostly void of living things. The year is 2018 and the astronauts have been in suspended animation, or cryonics, for almost three years. Live with the adventure.
Church Blood
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,350. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
An assassin, hired by a group of untouchables, publicizes the horrific deeds of pedophiles under the guise of clergymen. Three former detectives are thrown together to assist in stopping the slaughter of clergymen. In addition, our three heroes are, with the help of some Latinos, able to put a halt to the abduction of young runaways that are abused and never returned.
Sqeeze Head
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,850. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Inspector David Cockrun is assigned to stop a deranged serial killer. He enlists his own psychologist for help. With his help a trap is set. Now what remains is to see if the trap works.
The Rocky Trail
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,230. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A vacation in the Rockies is interrupted by a plea for help against a greedy corp. Inspector Cockrun has his hands full against assassins.A fight against overwhelming odds pits Native Americans against the white corporation exploitation. Cockrun and his wife/partner assist the Native Americans against all comers.
Blind Encounter
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 76,570. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
An attractive blind woman befriends a street person on a park bench in Seattle. Not letting her handicap get in her way, she boldly seeks the homeless mans help. He reluctantly agrees and the relationship takes root. The story is about romance, deceit, embezzlement, lies, happiness and sorrow. The locations are real; the characters very well could be real too.
Heaven for Nonbelievers
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,730. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Christian » General
To wonder is God's gift to us mere humans. This story has my wonderment of a 66 year old guy as what awaits me and others in Heaven. I admit to a bit of humor in my story, but humor is what makes us warm inside and pleasant to others around the world.
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