Interview with Robert C. Waggoner

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
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
The best marketing is a good story. The sample provided should tell the tale.
Describe your desk
My desk is custom made using Philippine mahogany and hardwood plywood. Quite frankly, it's a mess with a current novel in a notebook by chapter on a book holder. I've a few notes with stick pins and of course some Scotch tape on Post-its. Two fans are blowing all the time as its hot everyday here in the PI.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on the coast of Oregon where the I've used that setting for my Stacy Foreham novellas. I also use that location for the home base of my Brad Pratt adventures. I can till hear the roar of the ocean in my head.
When did you first start writing?
I'd guess about eight years ago or maybe longer. I was teaching conversational English to Asian students. I didn't like the stories published for teaching. Consequently I started writing my own stories. Next thing I knew, a fellow academic, Dr. Alfred Jones, encouraged me to write some stories for his university students in China. Next thing I knew he told me to write a full length novel.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest novel is in the Brad Pratt series about South American drug lords that need eliminating. Like the mythical Robin Hood, I'm using that background for my story. I've made a leading character Robin Hood. The title is: "Robin Hood visits Brazil" At the same time, I'm writing a new novella for my Stacy Foreham series. She's graduated to become a US Marshall. She's investigating a rather brutal kidnapping-murder of a university student. Her father is a big wig in town.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
It certainly wasn't the money! I guess to see a novel in print and that someone bothered to read it. I don't claim to be an editor, nor do I want to pay an editor to polish my books. An author could spend their whole day rewriting, advertising and so on to sell a book.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
They send out at practically no cost. They're great and I love the folks at Smashwords. Amazon needs to become more personal and not so greedy.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Seeing someone has purchased one of my stories and put it in their library.
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean everything to a writer.
What are you working on next?
More of the same series of Stacy Foreham in the "Murder Mystery" novellas. Also more of the Brad Pratt series of taking out the bad guys to save the innocents of the world.
Who are your favorite authors?
Tolstoy, Heinlein, Tolkien, Le Carre, King, PD James, Agatha Christie, Grimes, to name a few
Published 2014-04-22.
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Books by This Author

Tis the Season
Price: Free! Words: 3,390. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
'Tis the Season' is a short story about what we can call a family in need of a happy holiday season. This particular family is down on their luck, but not completely out of luck. On Christmas, Santa moves in mysterious ways.
Christmas 1956
Price: Free! Words: 4,230. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
At an orphanage the slant on Christmas is anything but joy and happiness. The jingle bells are from the steam heaters singing their wishful thinking that heat is forthcoming. Where the fresh smell of an evergreen standing proudly decorated with flashing lights and multicolored balls, the ever-present smell of mothballs hovers around the resident's noses. Does Santa come to the orphanage?
Murder Mysteries # 8
Price: $1.59 USD. Words: 19,130. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Three stories to tickle your brain about who did the crime of murder. In 'Newport' an abandoned car on a long bridge seems like suicide, but in reality it is murder. Peanut murder is complex as the victim dies in front of party goers. Suspects abound. In the Peach Grove a body is hanging from a peach tree with the entrails hanging to the ground.
Nightmare Trick or Treating
Price: Free! Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Halloween
Parents, be careful if you read this story to your young children. This nightmare is not wished on anyone having fun trick or treating. But, nobody can predict the weather or decide what an animal might do when the weather turns really nasty. Never take anything for granted, but expect the worse and hope for the best.
Tragedy at Iron Flats
Price: Free! Words: 10,540. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Western
Tragedy at Iron Flats is fiction based upon historical fact. Immigrants coming from England in the late 1800s make their way from Liverpool to their final destination in Denver, Colorado. The story is how the logistics transpired and how the characters felt during the travel of many thousands of miles by sea, train and finally by stagecoach.
Turkey Farm
Price: Free! Words: 810. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
A family out for a Sunday drive visits a turkey farm in November. This short story is both humorous and historical take on our favorite bird on Thanksgiving Day. By the way, who said turkeys are stupid. How does anybody really know what is in their tiny brains. Enjoy.
Turkey Farm
Price: Free! Words: 790. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
A family out for a Sunday drive visits a turkey farm in November. This short story is both humorous and historical take on our favorite bird on Thanksgiving Day. By the way, who said turkeys are stupid. How does anybody really know what is in their tiny brains. Enjoy.
The Christmas Chimney
Price: Free! Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
(5.00 from 1 review)
Two young boys decide to play Santa Clause on Christmas Eve and slide down the chimney to discover what Santa had brought for the holiday. Their plan is good and all is in place to do the event. However, fate plays a part of the plan. An eight year old boy stuck in a chimney is no laughing matter. Enjoy.
Turkey Day
Price: Free! Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family
(5.00 from 1 review)
Turkey Day is something every person living in America should enjoy without any reservations about daily life. It's a 'now' thing. Thanksgiving holiday is a family time and should entail nothing else. My memories go back over a half century of eating Turkey with gravy and mashed potatoes. Enjoy both the food and the story.
Apparition
Price: Free! Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
There are reasons why humans should stay out of houses that are haunted. I advise the reader to only read this on a dark Halloween night with the wind howling and the rain beating against the windows. If you are alone, well, that's not advised. To contemplate the outcome…………..
Rude Awakening
Price: Free! Words: 82,690. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A unique look at what the future might hold for humans. It's part utopia, part possible and certainly believable. Four special university students enter a sleep study to awaken to a world without any people remaining on planet Earth. An alien plan gave humans a second chance in life. They demonstrate how humans are adaptable in any environment.
Christmas 6102
Price: Free! Words: 6,240. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
This short story takes you on a trip through time and space for a Christmas on a distant traditional planet. This holiday comes with the idea Santa Claus is real and not mythical. You make the decision. I hope you enjoy this little tale of happiness.
Murder Mystery
Price: $1.59 USD. Words: 28,500. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Three novellas comprise this edition. First, when a teacher who is a sexual deviant is murdered at the high school. Suspects abound. Second is a murder at the local bank. A handful of suspects stand to profit from his death. The last is not a who done it, but how Stacy Foreham solves the theft of jewels and the murder of two victims. All three have what a mystery contains to enjoy.
Murder at Police Station
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 68,780. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
While on a short vacation, staying with her father, in Bandon, Oregon, US Marshall Stacy Foreham is called to the scene of a murder. Chief of Police Lance Eagle Feather is found with a hunting knife in his heart inside the locked police station. Also to complicate matters, he's been scalped! Murder at Book Club. Poison is the method. But who did it?
Silent Night
Price: Free! Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Anthologies
A Christmas tale with a twist was when Christmas morning arrives; all humans over twelve years of age cannot speak or hear. The people of the world panic, but the opposite for the children. Up at the North Pole the mysterious calamity is discussed by two important celebrities.
Murder Mysteries Series Seven
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 35,360. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In the first story, Stacy Foreham is faced with a murder of a shift manager in a cheese factory. He's found dead and cooked in a cheese vat. The entire night shifts are suspects. The second finds Norm Payne investigating two mob like murders on the coast. The third story is a bizarre case of a victim found spread-eagle on a large target at an archery club full of arrows.
A Campers Dream Part Two
Price: $1.39 USD. Words: 20,080. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
In part two of 'A Campers Dream' we find Harry Watersfield still living but his wife, Virginia has passed on. We begin when Virginia wakes up on a distant planet but unable to use any senses. She hears a voice in her head somewhat familiar from when they encountered alien beings on Mt. Rainier. She's soon installed in a robot body and functions quite similar to humans. Harry comes next.
A Campers Dream
Price: Free! Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
Two university graduates celebrate by climbing Mr. Rainier in 1965. They are quietly visited by aliens who seem very friendly. The information that comes is fascinating and believable. In my first part, our couple feels safe and secure with warm feeling of the future, but can an alien culture really be trusted?
A Christmas Wish
Price: Free! Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Two poor kids write a letter to Santa Claus wishing for a special present. What happens is a surprise of a lifetime for the whole family.
Missing Time
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is a science fiction short story that deals with racial discrimination in the present and near future. A sign from God occurs and both the religious community and governments seek answers to a phenomenon that is hard to imagine.
The Apparition
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This short story is about more than just a haunted house. Those who enter are forever changed and who knows whether the change is good or bad. You choose.
Murder Mysteries Series six
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 75,490. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Novel one returns US Marshal Stacy Foreham to duty with her hometown aghast with the murder of a lifelong resident who had the first myrtlewood shop and factory on the Southern Coast of Oregon. The deeper she investigates reveals all of the prime suspects are found innocent. Only Stacy can solve who killed two prominent citizens. Novel two a novel featuring a new and exciting detective.
The Ghost of Christmas
Price: Free! Words: 1,780. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Our world is filled with unusual happenings. For Greg, an unusual happening during Christmas changed his life forever; and changed beyond forever. Ghost stories have been around since man could articulate his thoughts. Enjoy this short story.
Tinsel Wish
Price: Free! Words: 1,720. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
(3.00 from 1 review)
Tis the season to be happy and to share with the less fortunate. I'm happy to offer this little story to my readers. I certainly hope this story makes you feel good; it made me feel good writing it.
Thanksgiving
Price: Free! Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Fiction based upon truth. In any story told there is some truth woven in the tale. I heard this story from an English teacher whom I met in South Korea a few years ago. At the time I thought it tear jerking, but when she’d finished, a warm ending made my old heart glow. So, all of you out there intending on enjoying a turkey dinner, perhaps a reminder of who really to be thankful for back in 1621.
I Scream for Halloween
Price: Free! Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Blurb Halloween Halloween is special for all kids and adults who still have a little kid left in them. I’m knocking on the door of seven decades of enjoying Halloween. I lived in a small town where a haunted house sat waiting for a foolish person to enter. I never did. I’m smarter than that; are you?
Murder Mysteries #5
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 111,000. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A mix bag of murders comprise this book. A disgraced Senator has been silenced by his peers; next, a murder of a professor raises the issues of his tenure; in the following story a disgruntled killer has his own idea of a retirement plan for senior workers; and last we find a murdered victim under his barbells in a health club. Stacy Foreham has her work cut out for her.
Murder Mysteries # 4
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 82,760. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014. Categories: 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
Series: Brad Pratt and the Batt Team, Book 10. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 71,190. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2014. Categories: 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
Series: Murder Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 64,840. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014. Categories: 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
Price: Free! Words: 73,650. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2014. Categories: 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
Series: Murder Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 64,680. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014. Categories: 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
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 30,560. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Drama
"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
Price: Free! Words: 7,740. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2014. Categories: 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
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 46,220. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2014. Categories: 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
Series: Murder Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 103,720. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2013. Categories: 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
Price: Free! Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
A delightful rewarding Christmas story. We all should count our blessings for the things we have.
Serial Killer
Series: Brad Pratt and the Batt Team, Book 9. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 43,090. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013. Categories: 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
Series: Brad Pratt and the Batt Team, Book 8. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 39,110. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013. Categories: 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
Price: Free! Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013. Categories: 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
Series: Brad Pratt and the Batt Team, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,420. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Categories: 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,480. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013. Categories: 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
Price: Free! Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2013. Categories: 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 69,870. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013. Categories: 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,250. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2013. Categories: 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
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 71,690. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013. Categories: 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
Price: Free! Words: 1,040. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2013. Categories: 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,060. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Categories: 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,870. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Categories: 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Categories: 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.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,700. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Categories: 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,600. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Categories: 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,610. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012. Categories: 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
Price: Free! Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2012. Categories: 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,550. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » 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
Price: Free! Words: 7,770. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2012. Categories: 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
Price: Free! Words: 1,840. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2012. Categories: 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,170. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Categories: 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2012. Categories: 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.
Revelations Hoodwinked
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Revelations is an event pitting Christ against the Devil. Some profess it's the second coming of Jesus Christ. Now do you really know who your neighbors [s] really are? In this short story, what the small town of Bayscove saw as the pillar of the community was actually something entirely unbelievable
Covered Love
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Categories: 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
Price: Free! Words: 1,320. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Categories: 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
Price: Free! Words: 1,170. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Categories: 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
Price: $1.79 USD. Words: 65,820. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012. Categories: 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!
Series: Brad Pratt and the Batt Team, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,230. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Categories: 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
Series: Brad Pratt and the Batt Team, Book 5. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 33,130. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012. Categories: 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,830. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » 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
Series: Brad Pratt and the Batt Team, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 44,500. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
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
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,800. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012. Categories: 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
Series: Brad Pratt and the Batt Team, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 39,310. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2012. Categories: 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
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 73,780. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012. Categories: 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
Price: Free! Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2012. Categories: 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,490. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Categories: 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
Price: Free! Words: 25,330. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Categories: 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,840. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Categories: 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 41,220. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Categories: 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
Price: Free! Words: 76,560. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011. Categories: 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,720. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2011. Categories: 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.
Bent Tree
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,070. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Bent Tree is a story of life for a family that is facing some severe problems. A husband who has a drinking problem; a rebellious son who would rather live in a big city; a teenage daughter older than her years; and a mother who has the responsibility to lead the family from financial ruin. Sacrifice, hard work, shows the way to a life of reward and happiness.,
Systematic Attrition
Series: Brad Pratt and the Batt Team, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,940. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Systematic Attrition is a tale of the usual power hungry trying to take over the US government. They begin by systematically assassinating the right wing cabinet of the President of the United States one by one. The covert Brad Pratt team is called upon to halt a change in government. For 0.99$ you can't find cheaper entertainment. Take a risk!
Unearthly Snowbound
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 94,520. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
This novel is pure science fiction. However, if one is to believe in hope for the future of mankind, then I highly recommend you take the time and effort to read this story.
All Aboard! Romance on Route 66
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,860. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Take a journey from Los Angeles to Chicago along the famous historical Route 66 in 1957 aboard the special “Lady Greyhound” bus. Meet a cross section of Americans who typify the times. Ride along through good times and bad times. Share the feeling of motels and restaurants of everyday life along the way
John: The Senior Killer
Series: Brad Pratt and the Batt Team, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 74,930. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(2.75 from 4 reviews)
A serial killer is murdering senior citizens. No one can stop him. Not the local authorities or the FBI. A special team working as a covert force directly for the President of the United States is called upon to stop this killer. Brad Pratt and his team are led on a merry chase with the killer leaving tauting clues. A unique ending awaits the reader.