Randy Schafer


Randy was born and raised in western Canada. He is married and has degrees in engineering and business administration. Randy has spent most of his working life in the oil and gas industry; living in both in Canada and Indonesia. He pursues many outdoor activities including SCUBA diving, snow shoeing, hiking, and kayaking. Randy has traveled extensively; visiting dozens of countries, seven continents, four oceans, and several seas. Other hobbies include photography and collecting antique maps

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I am now planning the story line for a book that will tap into my experiences traveling to Antarctica. I am looking at ways to connect this story with several headline events from the last year.

While planning this I am also in the final stages of getting my second Smashwords publication through the last few steps of the publication process.
Who are your favorite authors?
The two largest genres that I read are sea-fiction and spy / action adventure. In sea fiction field I have read Patrick OBrian, Alexander Kent, CS Forester, Dudley Pope, and Alan Evans.

In the area of spy / action adventure I favor Desmond Bagley and Alistair MacLean.

Over the years I have also read a lot of fantasy books and favorites in this area include Robert Jordan and Tolkien.

In the area of real history, there are few works to equal Winston Churchill's World War Two series.
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Where to find Randy Schafer online


The Mona Discovery
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 104,130. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
A father and son reunite on the isolated Mona Island in the middle of the Caribbean. Completing the team is the beautiful owner of a dive shop on Puerto Rico. Uncovering buried and sunken clues leads to a WW II mystery and treasure. The recovery effort is interrupted by others wanting the treasure for themselves. Rescues, escapes, and gun fights ensue.
Lost in Palau
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 105,570. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
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Three friends serving in the US Navy in 1946 enlist the aid of a diver to search an unknown sunken wreck. They find more than was expected but their diver dies mysteriously before anything is recovered. Local pearl divers are brought in to complete the job, but soon they and the seaman are jumping from frying pan to fire as they battle ruthless forces wanting the treasures and no witnesses.

Randy Schafer's tag cloud

action    adventure    caribbean    diving    historical 1940s    hunt    island    mystery action adventure    navy    palau    scuba    scuba adventure    treasure    world war ii    wwii