Frederick Regenold


A native of Memphis, Tennessee and a graduate of Duke University and the Pasadena Playhouse, the author was a photographer for four years in the U. S. Navy. He spent 14 years in banking and 22 in the hospitality field. His first two novels, Never and Coast Walk, were published in paperback in 2002; the third, WindanSea, in 2003; the fourth, Tanto, in 2006; and the latest, Regina's World, in 2013. Now all are available as eBooks and paperbacks. He lives with his wife and two sons in San Diego, California, which is the main setting for all of his stories.
A year after graduation from Memphis Tech High, he joined the navy on the day following the start of the Korean War. In “Boot Camp” he was chosen Honorman of his company by fellow recruits, went to Airman School in Memphis, then to the Naval School of Photography in Pensacola, Florida. He served aboard the battleship New Jersey on the staff of Admiral Harold Martin, Commander of the Seventh Fleet, before spending 13 months at North Island Naval Air Station in San Diego. The last two years in the navy were spent at Ford Island in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where he received a letter of commendation from the Chief of Naval Operations for his photographic work. He also attended night classes at the University of Hawaii.
After serving in the military, Regenold graduated from Duke University where he was president of the Duke Players, the student theatrical group. He then attended the Pasadena Playhouse where he won the Faculty Scholarship and graduated cum laude.
As a branch manager in banking at Ocean Beach, California, he was president of the Kiwanis Club and won first place in the National Public Speaking Contest for the American Institute of Banking.
At San Diego's Old Globe Theatre was nominated for an Atlas Award for best supporting actor for his portrayal of Dr. Gibbs in Our Town.
Later, while working at the Empress Hotel of La Jolla, he was chosen from 30,000 hotel employees in San Diego County as one of the 12 Hosts of the Year.
When he stopped working about 1999, he began working toward a goal he’s had since the age of 21: writing a novel.

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Regina's World
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,940. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
A female/male team travels around the U.S. targeting wealthy men for extortion. She lures them into intimate relations. Meanwhile, he tapes their phone conversations and photographs them in compromising situations. Their blackmail "game" proceeds smoothly and profitably until they take aim at their latest "target" in La Jolla, California. Don’t try to guess the ending.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,320. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A beautiful Japanese girl travels to the U.S. with the sole intent of murdering her grandfather she’s never met. What happens in La Jolla, California will give you a reading experience you’ll never forget.
Coast Walk
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 105,610. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
Katherine Churchill, a gorgeous, talented and wealthy African-American, has it all… except romantic love. Frank Taylor, charming, intelligent, older—and white—skillfully conceals his background and agenda when he meets Katherine. Fasten your reading seat belt and prepare for some surprising jolts.
Never; A Spiritual Love Story
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,520. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Never is a touching love story. It’s for readers who believe in love. If they don’t, perhaps after reading it they will. If nothing else, they’ll think twice at the beginning of a romantic involvement.

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  • The Curse of Satan's Collar on March 13, 2012

    Admittedly, when I started this book I wondered, "What have I gotten into?" There's a required adjustment because the talk is written in a dialect related to that area where the story takes place. It calls for a little patience. You have to let yourself, as a reader, become part of the story, as if you're actually there among these colorful characters, listening and watching. It's indeed a unique experience... and worth it. I've now been to a place I've never known, inhabited by people I knew nothing about. And because of this reading encounter, I may not be a better person, but I'm certainly a more experienced one. And after all, that's what reading is all about. This is an adventure in words. This story would make a great movie, better than sci-fi, because these characters are from our history, not our future. Talented actors and a skilled director could bring this fascinating tale to life. Read this ebook and allow yourself to enter a completely different world.