Douglas Kapin


My name is Douglas Kapin;
I’ve been writing for over thirty years but never published anything. I love e-Books, I’m published now, and people are actually reading my books, and I’m not killing trees. (I know, don’t go there)
I raised two daughters, and I have five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
My wife and I retired to the little town of Firebaugh, California, USA. Firebaugh is in the Central Valley as we call it. We live in an Almond Orchard in the County, or rurals as some may know it. We have Electric, Phone, and Mail delivery, but no City services such as Cable TV, Water, Sewer, or Gas, we have to provide those ourselves. My wife grew up here working in the fields with her mother and four sisters.
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, but I tell people that I ‘grew up’ on a farm in Holbrook, Nebraska. I spent summers on the farm and they had a profound influence on my life at critical times in my development. I’ve lived in Los Angeles California, San Jose California, Biloxi Mississippi, Topeka Kansas, Belleview Washington, Grover Beach California, Minneapolis Minnesota, and Victorville California.
I’ve worked in Computer related industries since there were computers. I’ve been in the Nuclear Power industry, Aero-Space, and all kinds of engineering, I’ve even driven a road-grader making roads in the desert.
Why ‘One of the Children?’
I named both my Cat and Boat ‘Gumball’ which translates to ‘I’ve had it up to here!’ I developed my writing style and attitude based on ‘One of the Children,’ or ‘why can’t we be nice to each other?’ I guess this is one of those things like curling up in a corner and sucking my thumb, I’m comfortable and happy as ‘One of the Children.’
There are many reasons why people write books. The most prevalent reasons today are fame and $$$$. In the past and even today there are still the purists though, who have something to say and use the mighty pen to say it. There are those too, who use the pen to record the past and predict the future. There are those, who write stories of love, and of times long gone, where men were men and women were women, and you could tell the difference. Me, I’m a dreamer, and an optimist. I write because I wanted to, and because I think you might enjoy it. My first work was a healing for me. It’s mine, and I will always treasure its nearly two thousand pages.
I make no bones about it; I'm a giver. I wish everyone was. I am also very religious. I sometimes have difficulty resolving some parts of stories because they touch on religion. I therefore choose not to bring in religion as such. My stories are consistent, within an imaginary setting, in an imaginary time, in an imaginary society, and with imaginary characters. (I make the whole thing up, all by myself.) Sometimes I use actual places I’m familiar with but other than the setting, the story and people are all Fiction.
I think God has a mighty sense of humor. How can you watch the monkeys, or a kangaroo, or a gangly giraffe, and not see his humor? Every time I hear someone laugh, I know God has a sense of humor.
The Author: Douglas Kapin

e-Books by: Douglas Kapin
“Cindy” – Fiction - © 1996, 2010
“That’s how it looks from here” – Poetry – © 1979, 2010
“Jason, The First Cyborg” – Sci-Fi - © 1996, 2010
“Mary, Queen of Dragons, Queen of the Universe!” – Sci-Fi – © 1996, 2010
“Malinda” – Sci-Fi – © 1997, 2010
“The Children” – Sci-Fi - © 1997, 2010
“My Fair Ladies” – Sci-Fi - © 1997, 2010
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That's How it Looks From Here
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,660. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
Poetry is personal, very personal. It is also time and emotional condition sensitive. Sometimes it’s great and then a week later it’s not. These poems are right from my heart when I was in a tender mood. I haven’t written poetry for over 10 years now. I’m getting ready to go for it again. I guess most people would call it prose rather than poetry, much of it could be set to music.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,950. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Fiction like it should be. Cindy is a horse and buggy story that takes place after The Civil War in the United States as told by her son Doug. Cindy lost her husband and has been caring for her family. In comes a new husband, then we lose him and move to Vermont from Virginia. (What a mess) The town and his family are brats. You'll love it when he comes home though. The Author: Douglas Kapin
My Fair Ladies
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 122,750. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Science Fiction the way it used to be. Ever wake up and not know where you are or how you got there? John did and the answers will intrigue you. It's a war - there are good guys, bad guys, and then everyone else. Ph and aliens too. (They're good guys too) The end is wonderful. I don't write nightmares. Enjoy! Douglas Kapin - 'One of the Children'
The Children
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 98,170. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Science Fiction at it's best John and his family are going on vacation, three weeks. Boy are they in for a surprise, no make that surprises. Aliens and a lot of great stuff. No nightmares, but a great story and no ending, just another beginning. Enjoy! Douglas Kapin - 'One of the Children'
Mary, Queen of Dragons, Queen of the Universe
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 116,760. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Science Fiction at it's best. And you thought you had problems growing up? Mary is a twelve year old girl who finds herself as a real, honest to goodness Queen. She has to deal with her family, (who aren't royals,) Her friends, (Who aren't royals either) and she has to be a Queen at the same time. This isn't a dream, She really is Queen of Dragons, and Queen of the whole Universe.
Jason, The First Cyborg
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 102,530. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Jason wakes up in the dark with no memory of what happened. In truth, he was shot, (Had his head blown off) and is now in a special research facility where they are trying to keep him alive and to connect him to a computer. The story is exciting and even has a love story content. What happens? Well, I'm not going to tell you the whole story. The Author: Douglas Kapin

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