Darryl Hurly

Biography

Darryl Hurly has penned some two dozen articles under his own name on various subjects for biographical compendiums, magazines, historical and technological society publications, and newspapers. After a trip to the South Pacific, he co-authored with his eldest son Operation KE, a historical monograph about the Guadalcanal campaign in World War II, which was well received by the military history community when published by US Naval Institute Press in 2012.
After serving in Canada’s armed forces he obtained an MA in history, an EMBA in transportation, and pursued a variegated career that included middle- and senior-management positions in large corporations, and the managing directorship of a major transportation museum. He subsequently operated a successful family business from which he and his wife have now retired. In academia, he taught secondary school, and then lectured part-time in history, transportation, marketing and small-business management at the collegiate and university levels.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Now that I've retired, I have spare time that I can spend gardening, model railroading, coin/currency collecting, reading good books and viewing good films.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Those first short stories I ever wrote were published in my high school yearbook -- both were thrillers.
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Books

Ezra and Gus
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,770. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Romance » Historical
In this prequel to Rage! I invite you to buy a first-class ticket to a world gone by. Climb aboard and relive the danger-filled life and times of the stalwart railroaders who manned the mountain divisions in the Montana Rockies. Relive a time when youngsters stood next to a hissing, panting locomotive, and stared up in awe at the engineer – the airline pilot and astronaut of yesteryear.
Oh, Canada! Oh, America!
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,810. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
What is the impact of cultural pluralism on Canadian and American values, ethics, traditions, and national identities? Are both nations threatened by immigrants who expect to retain their ethical values and cultural heritages as they try to integrate into society on their terms? Can diversity be achieved without divisiveness? Or without sacrificing North American intercultural heritage?
Hurricane Mountain: The Sequel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,980. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Western
Middle-aged but comely, Josie Morgan reigns over a ranching empire. Over a score years, a whirlwind life has propelled her from the center ring of a circus, through a tragic engagement, an elusive love affair and an unwanted pregnancy, to a struggle for the family ranch. A rattlesnake decides the issue. After an ill-fated quest, she finds her paladin – only to risk losing him to Nature’s caprice.
Reluctant Neighbor: Canada, the U.S.A. and the Korean Crisis
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,510. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
After winning WWII, in the Cold War Canada and the US repulsed North Korea’s attack on the South, and formed a NORAD partnership. But Canada couldn’t keep pace, and shrank its UN anti-terrorism and peacekeeping roles. Now at risk in a US-North Korean nuclear exchange, with the UN, South Korea, China, Russia and Japan anxiously watching, Canada must rearm against ICBM attack. How long can it stall?
Kinryu-GO: Operation Golden Dragon
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,440. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
This story is about dragons. A golden dragon, a green dragon, and a dragon of another kind. They come together on a volcanic island in the Coral Sea when Marine Raiders are blown off course by a cyclone. Their transport grounds on a reef and the Raiders go ashore to await rescue. But the Japanese are there, guarding a secret airstrip. Something else is lurking there, too – primeval and malevolent.
Rage!
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,710. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Violent storms cause forest fires and flash floods derail a circus train in the Montana Rockies of 1895. When wild animals escape from the wreck, a series of vicious murders ensue, launching the pursuit of a berserk serial killer. But just who is the perpetrator? A web of suspense, romance, intrigue and betrayal entwine the protagonists as they wrestle both man and nature to a dramatic climax.

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