J. Paige Straley


Born '48 in Southern WV, parents moved us to totally unsuitable Fl, and I moved to NC after college at UofF. Sad saga of failed marriage, one daughter, and now a great marriage to Dianne. Worked as environmental & chemical engineer, enjoyed it tremendously. Always wanted to write and retirement has permitted the indulgence. Politically conservative/anti-war. An environmentalist who promotes nukes (especially thorium nukes). Likes: sci/tech, cooking, hands-on stuff, homebuilt airplanes, travel. That's me!

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The Good Harvest
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,870. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European, Fiction » Historical » General
It's 1814 in London, and Harold Hammonds has come a long way in his 24 years. He's second officer aboard the merchant vessel "The Good Harvest", bound for Sydney with a cargo of settlers goods, topped off with a parcel of transported convicts. It's a hell voyage, ending with a storm that wrecks them on an island off the west coast of New Zealand. Should he stay? Will he claim this grand place?
Southern Stories
Price: Free! Words: 10,050. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
These three stories of the recent South explore wildly different themes. "Stephano" spreads over two generations; an Italian woman who never fitted in south Georgia, and her son. He doesn't fit, either. "Woodrow" wanted to please everyone but what he wanted most was to fly. "Leonard" would have joined the army but he screwed up and the wouldn't let him in. Good thing,too.

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