R.H. Proenza

Biography

I enjoy photography, writing, oil painting, graphite pencil drawing, computering, playing the soprano sax & clarinet. I live in The South (USA) with my wife, and I'm a romantic at heart!
Writing is a cool "creative" outlet for me. Once I get the notion for a story it starts to run like a movie in my head. It's almost like I'm watching it, then writing down what I "see" and "hear." Some parts almost write themselves! If you find me staring into space, that's my 'catatonic writing mode ' -- I'm quietly processing a story at the time.
Sometimes I see a photo or picture and it causes a story to form in my mind. The last story I wrote ("Baby, I Know You're There) came about just by looking at a photo, and I began "writing" it in my head on the two-hour drive to my daughter's house. I also put together the cover on that trip. Go figure!
Often the idea of a story comes from the blending together of true happenings, books I have read, movies I have seen, or my 'take' on life in general . It all goes into a melting pot of the mind called IMAGINATION. "Coming Home" came about by JUST looking at the picture (now on the cover). I let the background and kids' facial expressions suggest a storyline. "The Danger Below" came about from me stepping on a sea urchin as a child at the beach. "Coby's Short Dilemma" spawned from inferiority issues I had as a child. I never know when the next idea will come my way.

Books

The Cabin In The Woods
Price: Free! Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(4.67)
Successful author Josh Brantley becomes bored and restless with his life and decides to go on a walk in the forest. Going down a dark path he has a fall and loses consciousness. When he awakens he is unable to separate dream from reality as he is met by 3 impossibly intelligent humming birds, and a spectacularly beautiful goddess of a girl. Will his life ever be the same again?
I Know You're There
Price: Free! Words: 8,830. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(5.00)
Dan Brody has been dreaming about a beautiful girl he's never seen before. At college he suddenly sees the girl in person -- she really exists! Her name is Callie and she's a green-eyed beauty. He HAS to talk to her to see why she has been in his dreams. They grow into a fiercely loving relationship that eventually takes him to a dark place of anguish from which there is only one way to escape.
Together Again
Price: Free! Words: 6,550. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(5.00)
Ray and Lori met and fell in love while in high school. Sparks would almost jump between them. Just as their relationship began to blossom her family suddenly moves out of the city. She is crushed, and he - devastated. Ray had found the love of his life, and now she was gone. His emotions could smolder only so much. He had a crazy plan that was doomed to fail, but he would not lose her again!
Coby's Short Dilemma
Price: Free! Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Intermediate
Coby is somewhat short for his age. He's frustrated and thinks himself as a "shrimp." He and his friend stumble on to a home break-in and his friend gets caught. Now he has to figure out how to rescue him from the dangerous burglar. Can his small size help in the rescue or will he get taken as prisoner too?
The Danger Below
Price: Free! Words: 1,700. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
(5.00)
Four years ago something happened to Robbie at the beach's edge. Now he carries a fear that keeps him out of the ocean. Can he whip this fear before it whips him? PLEASE “RATE“ THIS STORY at the bottom of this site. Thanks!
Coming Home
Price: Free! Words: 1,310. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
A tragic car accident leaves Tim and Catherine, teens and without parents. It also leaves them with a bitter sense of betrayal. Can they get past this and go on with their lives or grow up in the midst of this darkness? PLEASE “RATE“ THIS STORY at the bottom of this site. Thanks!
Jeremy's Space Rock
Price: Free! Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Science & Technology
(4.00)
An eleven year old boy who loves astronomy, while looking at the stars in the night sky, notices one star getting bigger. The more he stares the bigger it gets, but wait -- it's not moving! Then he realizes there is a REASON it's not moving. Too late to act, he freezes with fear and awaits the inevitable catastrophe that approaches his house!. PLEASE “RATE“ THIS STORY at the bottom of this site
Lissa's Island
Price: Free! Words: 15,180. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00)
Just Updated!..Following a horrific shipwreck, Rik, finds himself barely alive on the beach of an uncharted island. He has delirious visions of being dragged to safety by a beautiful long haired lass, like a goddess, but was that just a dream? Little does he know that sadness is coming his way. Can he survive the anguish? Free Status Soon Over. Please *rate* this book at the BOTTOM by coming back

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  • Gracelynn on Feb. 26, 2013

    Quick, easy read...enjoyable.
  • Godspeed Inc: A Naomi Kinder Adventure on March 10, 2013

    Wow...great story. Very plausible future technology and believeable characters and events. Left me wanting more, more....
  • Rescuing the Future: A Naomi Kinder Novel on April 01, 2013

    Incredibly complex interwoven story. Believable characters and plot, and plausible futuristic equipment. The story line gets a little confusing at time...you have to really pay attention, but Very good read!
  • Tall Paul and Sally Malou on April 03, 2013

    This very short book is clever and cute. The author (or artist) seems quite astute. Its purpose as stated Cannot be debated. So, clever and cute, and 5 stars to boot! ---R.H. Proenza
  • What You Should Know Before You Hire a Book Designer on April 12, 2013

    Good solid information....straight forward easy read.
  • The Turning of Tables on July 21, 2013

    The author´s CRAFT of writing is very good, profound even, but I had a difficult time getting into the story; it was more work than entertainment. For that reason I give it 3 Stars.
  • Deeper on March 13, 2014

    Good read...easy read. Nice character development and engaging storyline. Sensual make-out scenes although odd how easily Knight could just stop and walk away from Rain after that. Good story!
  • Kiss on March 14, 2014

    Very nice! So short though that it leaves you wanting more (as it should)! The brief story easily pulled me in. Good job for only 500+ words.
  • Going Nowhere on July 20, 2014

    The story literally takes you "Nowhere", with disjointed segments of prose, which may have been the point to begin with. This author may be accomplished but I had to stop after 15 pages. It needs a "hook" at the beginning in order to capture the reader, Perhaps I didn't give it a chance.
  • Farm Girl on Oct. 06, 2014

    An easy smooth read! I wish more things in life worked out like this did. Kate is a dream-come-true. I wish this world had more like her. The Afterword, though not really part of the story, was awesome and profound. Good writing, Porretto!
  • Minotaur on Oct. 18, 2014

    Heartfelt, deep, and full of passion. Nicely done.
  • Dancing in the Moonlight on Dec. 01, 2014

    Intereting story even though the ending was a little abrupt. It did have the flavor oif the 1920s in Europe. A good read overall.
  • Thy Neighbor's Wife on Dec. 02, 2014

    Good story...engaging!....sexy! At the end I would have like to have seen Steph turn to Wesley just as he was leaving and give him a sultry look & smile...as a possible invitation for the future! It kept my interest all the way.
  • Leif on Jan. 19, 2015

    Nice read. It filled in the gaps from Predestined. Good Writing!
  • Tania Gets Spectacles on March 14, 2015

    A wonderful little book...profound in its simplicity. Using your little daughter as a "test audience" is brilliant!
  • The Window on April 10, 2015

    Good story. Could easily be developed into a longer more believable story.
  • Soul Mate - A Short Romantic Story on April 14, 2015

    A quick read and a nice story about finding love.