Dennis Powers


Dennis Powers started writing in the seventh grade, when his first poem, “Nature’s Sculptor,” was published. His life since then has been devoted to writing, adventure, and the outdoors, although taking a few detours to earn his living. After earning a B.A., J.D., and M.B.A., he first worked for large corporations in financial areas, while he dreamed about another life. Establishing a law practice on the California coast in Santa Barbara, he was a single dad, and began writing poetry, newspaper and magazine articles, fiction, and nonfiction books, earning his keep during the day while writing at night.

Deciding that teaching would give him more time to write, he joined the faculty at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon, to teach business law for nearly fifteen years and recently retired. His non-fiction book, “The Office Romance,” was his publisher’s lead book and he was on a national book tour. After writing ten nonfiction books, Dennis has returned to his first love, which is writing fiction—including a few that came to the proverbial “close, but no cigar” to being published by New York City publishers.

He also writes for regional public radio with over 100 stories aired over the last few years. Whether fishing for salmon, white-water kayaking, or wilderness hiking, his interests are with the outdoors—and his writing. Dennis resides in Southern Oregon, with his wife Judy, two cats and libraries of books. Having adventure traveled to over 75 countries, he journeyed to Costa Rica four times, the setting for his fictionalized adventure piece, “The Gold Bugs” at Smashwords.

Where to find Dennis Powers online


The Deadly Seas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,930. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
An Alaskan tsunami targets the U.S. West Coast and a sleepy town, Redwood Bay in Northern California. Doug Russell is trying to change a dangerous life of illegality into a legal one, but the mafia, an enforcer, and a dishonest attorney are in the way. As people go about their lives, everything changes in a heartbeat – from relationships to life or death – when nature suddenly intervenes.
Taking the Sea: Perilous Waters, Sunken Ships, and the True Story of the Legendary Wrecker Captains
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,390. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport, Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
This book showcases the heart-beating salvages and “wondrous death-defying finales” (Kirkus Reviews) by the important wreckers. Readers will see how innovation marched to change the maritime world, and as the most acclaimed wrecker, Captain T.P.H. Whitelaw, observed: “A terrible, always hungry monster, with long white teeth is the sea. A smiling witch one day—a monster the next.”
A World Within Worlds
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,290. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Romance » Time travel
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
This story revolves around the possibilities when someone sees another whom he thinks is actually himself, one even with an identical driver’s license but different address, and this leads him into a spiritual and metaphysical plane of different worlds. Their lives are different—but the same—as a killer stalks him with changing results, all on a journey of enlightenment and self-awareness.
The Gold Bugs
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,920. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Ceci Dunaway is touring Costa Rica with her boyfriend and son, trying to locate stolen Mayan artifacts. As Ceci follows the trail of another investigator who had disappeared, she finds that the dreaded secret police also want her--and the just stolen gold bugs--with everyone running throughout the country and dangerous jungle. The question is always who lives and where are the priceless objects?