Don Wooldridge

Biography

Don Wooldridge enjoys writing in a variety of genres, and avoids vulgarity, or explicit sex in his work. To date he’s written 4 fiction novels, 2 non-fiction novella's, 28 short stories, and 1 memoir telling how he found ways to manage his bipolar disorder over 45 years.
COMING SOON: 
SAMMY MY GUARDIAN ANGEL spring 2019.
FRIENDS FOREVER, book 4 of the "Secrets of Clayton County" series, Summer of 2019.

You can contact Don at booksbydon@gmail.com.
Visit website @ donwooldridgeauthor.com

Where to find Don Wooldridge online


Where to buy in print


Videos

The Secrets of Clayton County Trilogy
View how Sarah Hunter's life was challenged when she was forced to leave the big city of Chicago for a small river town in Iowa so investigate bartering to resist paying taxes.

Series

The Secrets of Clayton County Trilogy
IRS Agent Sarah Hunter's life is a story of contrasts between the big city and small rural community. Her agencies assignment to rural Iowa changes her life, as she surprisingly becomes as a wife, mother and grandmother.

New Beginnings - Vol. 2

Price: $2.99 USD.

Homecoming - Vol. 3

Price: $2.99 USD.

Books

Raccoon Boot Camp
Price: Free! Words: 3,250. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Fairy tales
As Rhonda Raccoon prepares to teach her children survival skills in the modern world, she must do it in the territory of her enemy, Hootie Owl.
They Call It Molar City
Price: Free! Words: 2,210. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
I felt a twinge of apprehension as I packed my bags for a trip to Los Algadones, Mexico. This small border town was not new to me. I’d been there a couple of times with my father for his dental work. This would be my first time alone. The decision to have dental work done in Mexico was easy: $1400 for a crown in the U.S. vs. $180 in Algadones. But I needed to stay overnight. Would I be safe?
Bipolar Filters Are Hazardous
Price: Free! Words: 670. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Mood Disorders
When I think of my brain I'm simply amazed at what it does. It hears words and conversations, then stores them in its memory. My brain records everything I see and stores that in my memory too. It records information, files the information and then retrieves it whenever I ask for it. So, how can I explain the fact that my brain won't let emotions in?
Lily's Valentine
You set the price! Words: 13,700. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Kim Baker's father was in the hospital with a head and shoulder injury from his fall off the roof of the new addition he was building. Boldly promising to finish the addition for her dad, Kim Baker has to deal with Rusty Dye, the 'know-it-all" contractor across the street. She'd like to blow him off, but his cute little daughter Lily bonds with Kim, then becomes a devious little matchmaker.
We Need A National Bird
Price: Free! Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Short Story: The public announcement in 1974 that the Emu was selected as the national bird of Australia rankled New Zealand residents. But aussie's flaunting the fact that their little cousin to the east didn’t even have a national bird fanned the flames of anger. The Kiwi's took to the streets in protest. They demanded that Prime Minister Al Wazlate take action to erase this embarrassment.
Trifecta
You set the price! Words: 8,370. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
A short story : What a fool! She’s falling in love with Tony, yet everywhere she goes there’s a new woman with him. How can she stop this feeling before she gets hurt?
My Fish
Price: Free! Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
A short story about Wendy, a stubborn 8 yr. old girl who caught her first fish, defied her mother's wishes and got the Sheriff Deputy in trouble. Retired school teacher Adel Parker led Wendy to understand the mess she'd made and how to clear it up. But would she? (an excerpt from the novel, The Secrets of Clayton County)
Buck's Bar & Grill
You set the price! Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Homeless in the nowhere town of Utica, Montana, Max is the town's bum. However, he never forgets someone who does him a kind deed. Like the opportunity to repay a kindness by Jeanne Hardcastle and save Buck's Bar & Grill.
Broken Dreams
You set the price! Words: 41,270. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Tyler Daly survived a terrorist attack, but his injury makes him wish he had died. Paralyzed from the waist down, he faces overwhelming expenses. He exchanges his extensive IT skills to the Department of Homeland security for payment of his bills. When DHS forces him into a basement sweat shop, Tyler goes under cover to leave the country for experimental surgery that could relieve his paralysis.
Fear Is My Copilot
You set the price! Words: 48,340. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychopathology / bipolar disorder, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Mood Disorders
Fear Is My Co-Pilot was a riveting read; it was at times heart- rending, disquieting, and funny. Wooldridge’s articulate, lightly filtered memoir is a captivating glimpse into a turbulent mind. Bipolar disease thrives in a world of silence, and Wooldridge's effort is to be part of those who shatter the silence, and share ways to live well with Bipolar disorders.
Yankee Settlement
You set the price! Words: 18,530. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Educational
Don Wooldridge, brings Midred Brewer’s story of Yankee Settlement back into print. She tells of pioneers leaving their Kentucky home and black smithing heritage, to pursue free farm land in northeast Iowa. Readers are enlightened by the story of family, adventure, and love that spans several decades. You will easily be drawn into the brilliant accuracy of the time that dazzles with authenticity.
Homecoming - Vol. 3
Series: The Secrets of Clayton County Trilogy. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,680. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
KENT AND SARAH CRODIN continue to age gracefully as their children become young adults. It isn’t easy as Wendy and Teddy don’t take the road most traveled. WENDY can't wait to leave Clayton County. Will she ever return? TEDDY has no inclination to leave. But when a woman enters his life, he feels awkward and inadequate. To make love happen he'll have to grow up quick.
New Beginnings - Vol. 2
Series: The Secrets of Clayton County Trilogy. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,010. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
New Beginnings, opens as Sarah Hunter leaves a lucrative career and significant other in Chicago and returns to the small Iowa town of Clayton, where experiences come one after the other. Among them, she's swept away to jail. Her loved one's business goes up in flames. Then baby Wendy adds to her turmoil.
The Secrets of Clayton County Vol. 1
Series: The Secrets of Clayton County Trilogy. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,790. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
If someone exchanged Indian pottery for their accountant's tax services, is that bartering? Can they be taxed? Well, yes they can. And that's why IRS examiner Sarah Hunter descends upon a small river town in Iowa, like a fox in a hen house, to investigate potential tax resisters. Is the big government machine right, or do the small town residents have the key to survival?

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