Don Wooldridge

Biography

Don Wooldridge, born and raised in Davenport, Iowa, lived in the Mississippi River Valley for over 30 years. His life by the river involved boating, water skiing, duck hunting, and fishing. Don is very grateful for the chance to live along the Mississippi river; to know the people of the small river communities; and to share their faith that the small town values and lifestyle will be everlasting.

He spent 30 years in the technical training and development arena, where he was a technical writer, instructional designer, interactive learning systems designer and producer. As an instructor he taught "Classroom Instruction Techniques for Subject Matter Experts" throughout the US and Canada, as well as England, Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands. Don earned a teaching degree from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, and a two year certificate in Golf Course Turf Management from Rutgers University in Brunswick, New Jersey.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't remember the first book. I do remember Brer' Rabbit and I loved that story
How do you approach cover design?
I search for the soul of the story and try to have the cover reflect that feel. I'm more of an impressionist, so the cover doesn't have to be perfectly realistic
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Where to find Don Wooldridge online


Videos

Diane Wing interviews Don Wooldridge,
Published on Oct 8, 2013 Some consider bartering a "silent economy." Author, Don Wooldridge contends it is more of a cultural response to financial conditions. In Wooldridge's Trilogy: The Secrets of Clayton County," his characters live out the circumstances of Rural Iowa... it is how they respond to life - and to the IRS contention they are seeking to evade taxes. Discussing barter and other elements of Don's life as an author.

Books

Yankee Settlement
Price: $1.97 USD. Words: 19,320. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Historical fiction and the Iowa Territory – the perfect background for a beautifully written history that enlightens readers with a story of family, adventure, and love that spanned several decades. A story that unfolds... “Women were strong; men were stronger, and each was determined to swallow the bitter disappointments of pioneer life and push on... building their farms, families, and homes.”
The Money Tree: When You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,240. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Insurance / risk assessment & management, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance / retirement planning
Everyone needs and deserves a financial plan, yet most people are not sure where to begin. The Money tree is the ultimate reader’s guide… taking readers through the basic key components of a healthy financial plan. Don Wooldridge believes the ideal plan has two prongs: generating revenue and protecting one’s assets. The highlights of the book are the author’s strong and pragmatic approach to life.

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