Donald Meisenheimer


As a teenager, Donald Meisenheimer often climbed the mountain behind Mount Rushmore with friends and threw apple cores at low-flying tourist helicopters while listening to Pink Floyd. He never hit any. For the past fourteen years, he has lived with his wife and children in Davis, California, where he teaches scientific and engineering writing. You can contact him at

Ted in Debt is the first book of the NOW IS HOW trilogy, which continues with Sergeant Obvious and concludes with Positive Zero.

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Sergeant Obvious
By Donald Meisenheimer
Price: Free! Words: 67,730. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Category: Fiction
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His ignorance might hold the world together, but 17-year-old Chas Strout doesn’t know it yet. Chas is obliquely kidnapped from Safeway one Halloween by a mother-daughter team who have already mistakenly kidnapped his elderly uncle. By midnight Chas has come to realize who these people are: the vile bezonians his crazy uncle always feared--nice enough, but chatty, and not really people after all.
Ted in Debt
By Donald Meisenheimer
Price: Free! Words: 72,920. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2013. Category: Fiction
One Halloween, Ted crashes her rented car and the ferrets she’s smuggling all scatter. A 49-year-old with the gene of caring and a lot of debt, Ted retrieves them using her gift for stopping time and meets a feral young man trapped in this random instant, living out of a papier-mâché flying saucer full of cats and paperbacks by Ted’s ex-boyfriend. Can Ted help this mysterious young man?

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