Anthony O'Brian


Anthony O'Brian is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest. He has a beautiful wife, three wonderful children and one dog. O'Brian has worked a wide variety of jobs, traveled the continental U.S. extensively, and been involved in several professional and non-professional capacities through the years, as a teacher, principal, P.E. instructor, construction worker, bus driver, public speaker, welder, editor, truck driver, machinist, and mechanic; currently a business owner and President of a non-profit corporation. He enjoys writing and has plans for several books to be published soon. Anthony and his family are traveling the United States again working for their non-profit corporation.

Smashwords Interview

What is the motivation behind your latest release and series?
Growing up in the country and mountains has given me a wide arena of experiences and stories from which to draw. Some of the things that I included in my latest story actually happened. The Summer Days Series is a way for me to weave those experiences into a story for my readers enjoyment. I am very excited to share them with you!!
Describe your desk
Piles! Always been that way, hope to change it after I am 95 years old or maybe a little sooner.
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Where to find Anthony O'Brian online


The Pushup King
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,640. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Inspirational
Paul Brentwood survived the war against terror, but another waited for him at home. Readapting became an every day challenge. He and his wife, Lindsey survived the housing market collapse, but then Paul was fighting for his life in another way. Lindsey was determined to help him fight all the way matter what. Finally, daylight breaks and Paul fights his way back to life.
Armed American
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,250. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
In an uncertain world, Hugh Taylor does his best to provide for and protect his family. A recent move has put them on a little uncertain footing and as they try to settle into their new home and take a day with their kids Hugh and Mary will be tested like never before! A fun-filled day is shattered with the sounds of terror.
The Ghost of Mirror Lake
Series: Summer Days, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,990. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Do you believe in ghosts? We invite you to find out as we welcome readers to the latest release of the Summer Days Series, The Ghost of Mirror Lake! Josh Mundy and Vern Ernesto are back at it again in this third volume, but this time they encounter something that will shake them to their very core as they embark on their much-anticipated pack trip into Mirror Lake!
Run For Her Life
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,400. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
From the sprawling farmlands of the Midwest to an epicenter of metropolitan life, Gary Cruise does his best to adjust and forget the sorrow of the past. Yet, he is haunted by a reoccurring dream that ends in failure time after time. Today of all days his life may be affected, but does he believe in dreams? Can a small change in life matter all that much?
The Pismo Beach Bicycle Thief
Series: Summer Days, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,850. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Prepare for another exciting adventure with this second in the Summer Days series! Josh and Vern are at it again, this time in sunny California. As they meet a new female friend, who happens to be blonde and beautiful, the introductions are interrupted as a crazed man becomes a bicycle thief. What started out as a petty crime turns into a matter of international espionage. Join the fun!
The Fishing Trip
Series: Summer Days, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,300. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » General
The first release of the new Summer Days Series brings a thrilling ride in a short read! Join the unlikely best friends Josh Mundy and Vern Ernesto as they embark on their first ever fishing trip without adults. The joys of camping and a crackling fire make them sleepy and prepare them for a day of creek fishing high in the mountains...or does it?
The Elevator
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,460. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Just when you thought you were safe! A beautiful August day in New York City turns into a struggle for survival as technology threatens to turn its security measures into a weapon from which their is no escape. Jacqueline Defray learns the hard truth that life is never completely safe, while Timothy Gillette and Mark Fetterman fight to unravel a mystery man's appearance.
The Two Schillings
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 183,680. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
The 100 Years War has torn both England & France. King Henry IV is on the throne newly taken and his son Harry of Monmouth, soon to be Henry the V is up to his legendary deeds. This epic centers around a stalwart young man, Adrian, trained in the art of war, but not in the art of love. Honor is paramount and heartbreak is imminent. His first love, Victoria Marie becomes his study in both.
The Last Nazi
Price: Free! Words: 9,230. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 7 reviews)
The Last Nazi is found in the American Midwest after 50 years! Born of German immigrants he takes on the bitterness of his family from the defeat in WWI; sympathizing with Hitler, he wields vengeance on an unsuspecting merchant of a local community. Yet, the ghosts of the past haunt him. His greatest fear of being found becomes a reality and his only salvation in the end, but it is too late.

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  • Marxism and Political Correctness on Nov. 17, 2013

    If you care about the present condittion and future direction of this nation, you owe it to yourself and your children to read this book. A very clear, concise, and direct address to the problems with the Political Correct Movement. The subject is covered well without going of track or becoming political in anyway. Not a biased presentation - only THE FACTS! Excellent read! I read it in two easy sittings. It is not stale and boring, but is interesting and demands your attention. Highly Recommend! NOTE: I have no association with the author WHATSOEVER...don't even know who the man is...this is a unbiased review.
  • The New Adventures of Jim Anthony, Super-Detective on Nov. 20, 2013

    Excellent Story!! I am a reader of mystery, having read every Sherlock Holmes story and many, many others. This is not Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but it is VERY GOOD! The tongue in cheek reverences to characters of bygone detective works and radio productions was not lost on me, nor unappreciated. Great job Josh! Very good writing and I enjoyed his style, punchy, but not like a cheap imitation of Philip Marlowe like so many others write. Looking forward to your next book.
  • Vietnam: Reflections of an Interrogator on Dec. 01, 2013

    This is a good read. Very organized writing process, and well written. I have read many books on the Vietnam War and I still found this informative, interesting, and engaging. There were several new things I learned/read for the first time. Don't expect a shootem up. This is a short narrative, but worth your time. The author's opinion on the war, its execution (or lack thereof), politics, cause, and ultimate outcome is very balanced, sensible, and I deem, in my humble opinion accurate. The only thing I personally wished I could have read is a little more behind the science of interrogation and the process. For this I would give it a 4 1/2 stars.
  • The Mogadishu Diaries Bloodlines 1992-1993 on Dec. 07, 2013

    Good book! Last 75% was GREAT! Very interesting. Makes me want more. I very much appreciate the enlightenment on some issues of Somalian politics and thought process. Highly recommended!
  • My Story - God Wouldn't Give Up On Me on Feb. 15, 2014

    This man's story is not only personally inspiring, but is an eye-opener that maybe everyone in the "professional" world doesn't have it as "altogether" as it may appears. It is insight into our need as a society for universal compassion. Touching, inspiring, and interesting. Recommended read!
  • Spud on June 18, 2014

    Way to go C.T. Raye! Touching stories about a boy and his best friend, a dog named Spud? It brought back a lot of memories of my boyhood and going gopher hunting with Colly, our adopted tramp. I found myself laughing (you will too) and held in a sorrowful suspense at times. Highly recommend you read download this book today!
  • Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth on Oct. 29, 2014

    Very well done! A great beginning to a forthcoming series. It was a good read and held my attention until the end. If you enjoy stories along the detective lines of Old-Time Radio then you will really like this story. Recommended read!
  • Running on Oct. 01, 2015

    Enjoying WWII history the story took me right in from the beginning and I purchased the full version later. This one is difficult to rate because there were parts that I really enjoyed and thought were written well. Others seemed to be written in a hurry and I felt could have had so much more potential. The plot details are like reading a true story -well done, but they are thready in spaces and leave you wanting to know much more. It reads almost like Ellie Weisel's 'Night' in some places. I can recommend this book.
  • The New Adventures Of Jim Anthony, Super-Detective: Red Shambhala on Jan. 13, 2016

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Another great book by Josh Reynolds! I really enjoy his writing style, he knows the lingo, but not so "hard-boiled" as to make it unbelievable. This book is a little more 'adventure' than mystery, whereas the first was the other way around. Not a bad thing, just information... I was left a bit uncertain as where the first portion of the story fits in, but it was a pleasant read and I believe channels a little bit of Conan Doyle's method of creating the impression that this Jim Anthony is a busy character - that there are many adventures out there yet to be told. Reynolds does this fairly well. The ending was great, unexpected and quite poetic.