Ronald N. Goulden, MBA, PMP


Ronald Goulden has written novels and stories for thirty years. Having served in Viet Nam as a Translator/Interpreter, He quickly adapts to new cultures and sees a story or an adventure everywhere. He has ‘dabbled’ in witchcraft, though he is not a witch.

All of his novels and stories have interconnecting threads that link them into a larger universe, spanning space and time. Some of the links are obvious, while others are very subtle.

Some of the events in the stories are based on real life, while others are pure fiction. The distinction between fact and fiction is up to the reader.

Having studied witchcraft many years earlier, it had always been in my mind. When I became an IT Director for the Farm Credit bank system in Wichita, I observed the ‘power’ a small group of ladies expressed over others in the bank and their general disdain for many of the men.

I had also researched the BTK Killer during his spree and developed a program that allowed me to ‘predict’ his next attacks. As such, I saw the potential for violence in anyone.

After being treated rather rudely by the band of bank beauties, I decided to write a story to explain their odd and overbearing personalities. Using newspaper stories and personal experiences, I settled on baby sacrifices and Satanism.

While the personalities and physical attributes are based upon real people I knew at the time, their involvement is this story is purely fiction. There are many ‘links’ in this story to the other novels I’ve written over time, essentially building an alternate universe.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I generally have an ultimate 'end-game' in mind. However, I tend to let the characters write the books for me. As I write, it is as much an adventure for me as the author as it is for the characters and the readers. I've found that by using this process, I develop links and 'smoking guns' for stories I haven't even thought of yet. Since many of my stories have connections of one sort or another, this makes writing much easier for me.
How do you determine your pricing?
I started reading when paperback books sold for 25 to 35 cents. While I put a lot of work into my stories, I don't believe in over-pricing them. I keep my fiction prices low, usually 99 cents. I want people to buy them, read them, and get others to buy and read them. Times are hard and money is tight; I would rather sell a lot of 99 cent stories than a few five (or more) dollar books.
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16 Strange Tales
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 76,490. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Sixteen strange tales that peek into the bizarre in this world and others. Inside these pages are Sixteen Strange Tales that will have you wondering and thinking...hmmm.
Fall of the Immortals
Series: Mabus Chronicles. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 76,120. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In a world suffering from ‘nuclear winter’ where temperatures are constantly well below zero and the night time temperatures are lethal, a young girl, Snap, must use her wits to survive in the midst of those who have defied death and aging; and were impervious to the lethal climate of her world.
PMO Evaluations
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,450. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Project management, Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Information technology
The wise Project Management leaders will partner with the businesses and take great efforts to ensure the business is being adequately served. In a time when analysts claim that the failure rate for PMOs is above fifty percent, we see executives hiring PMO leads from other companies, in many cases only to subsequently add their own failed PMO efforts to the statistical cemetery
Continuity of Government
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,210. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Government, Essay » Political
Continuity of Government (CoG), is just that, the act of providing the governments of the world with the ability to continue to function in the event of an emergency. That is a lofty and noble-sounding description. At first blush, it makes sense. After all, in the event of a tremendous crisis, the governments of the world must be able to continue to function and rally resources.
A Time Of Uncertainty
Series: Mabus Chronicles, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 90,980. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
In worlds being torn apart by the merging process initiated by Mabus, groups of disjointed adventurers struggle to find loved ones and stop Mabus’ insane plans for the subjugation of all life on the planets.
Series: Witch Hunter. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 58,210. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult
This is the seminal adventure that defines the back stories for Jack Mitchell, John Garmon, and their associates. This is where the Witch Hunter series begins.
Tales of the Witch Hunter
Series: Witch Hunter. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,250. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult
Here are four tales taken directly from the PSI Research Associates files. At the request of his investigators, Jack Mitchell embarks on a series of PSI Research investigations that takes him coast to coast and deep into the Southwest. On these travels, he encounters ghosts, wizards, monsters, aliens, and inter-dimensional beings, some of which are bent upon the destruction of the human race.
Agile and Quality by Design
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,670. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Project management
Agile is not new. Many years ago, project leaders began working closely with the user community and engaged them throughout the entire project process. This ensured that the users were involved in determining what they wanted and how it would be presented. Quality by Design is an ideal complement to the Agile methodology.
Series: Mabus Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 136,230. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action
What happens when an insane President declares war on the American people? When political and judicial leadership becomes complacent and the media becomes pawns of the powerful, then there are no controls on a man who would be a dictator. This is the epic second book of the Mabus Chronicles.
Project Management for a Functional World
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,810. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Education, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Project management
To have value, a book must address a specific need of the reader. With this in mind, I have written this book, not with the aim of making anyone a Project Management Professional (PMP(r)), but to help apply some common Project Management concepts. Hopefully, this book will enable other emerging project managers to 'side-step' some of the common pitfalls
Learn Excel: Executive Summary & Scope
Series: Build-a-Tool, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,770. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Education, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Project management
This is the second book in the “Build-A-Tool’ series of books for learning Microsoft® Excel while creating fully functional Project Management tools (which, with a little ingenuity, can be applied to other fields of study). The process of this book will start with blank worksheets and develop them into sophisticated Project Management tools called the ‘Executive Summary” and Scope” documents.
Learn Excel with the Quality Scorecard
Series: Build-a-Tool, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,030. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Education, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Project management
There are a lot of books about learning Microsoft(r) Excel. This is yet another such book... though one with a bit of a twist. The process of this book will start with a blank worksheet and develop it into a sophisticated Project Management tool called the 'Quality Scorecard'.
Survival II
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,470. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides
The concepts and ideas contained within are intended for Society Ending Events (SEE) or The End of the World as We Know It (TEOTWAWKI). However, many of the concepts can apply equally to more mundane emergencies. Many readers asked for more advice and more solutions. I have attempted to provide that without straying too far from the original concept of the Survival book.
Apocalypse Theorem
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,640. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Fiction » Historical » General
There is an Internet ‘conspiracy’ legend that a high-ranking member of the Administration developed as her Master’s thesis a plan that called for a ninety-three percent reduction in human population, and that it was incumbent upon the world Governments to execute this population reduction by any means at their disposal.
The American Constitution
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,760. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Essay » Political
This may well be the most important 85 pages you will ever read. The book is written on the simple premise that the men who wrote this document (along with the Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights, which together are the definitive founding documents of our country and the Rule of Law in America) were highly intelligent men who had lived under the yoke of King George's tyranny.
Ignore the Rattlesnake
Price: Free! Words: 7,480. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers / job hunting
With the current level of unemployment, competition for any given job can be intense. If a hiring manager has hundreds of resumes and candidates to consider, how do you make yourself stand out? This booklet provides some common (and some not so common) sense advice to the job seeker.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,880. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2011. Categories: Essay » Sociology
Some grand-fatherly advise on surviving catastrophic events. NOTE: All of the content of this book plus more is included in "SURVIVAL II". This version remains available for historical purposes.
Night of Screams
Series: Mabus Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,260. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
When an unqualified imposter assumes control of the American government, chaos and rebellion follow.
In Defiance of Death
Series: Witch Hunter, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 128,340. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Jack Mitchell and Jim Lyon team up to battle a brace of witches bent on the destruction of our world and the sacrifice of Jack’s daughter.
Witch Hunter
Series: Witch Hunter. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 124,960. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Jack Mitchell uses his wits and guns to battle Satanic forces bent on the destruction of our world.
The Butcher & The Flame
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 100,510. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Detective Jim Lyon uses his computer and his guns in a battle of wits with a vicious serial killer.
A Question of Honor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 98,840. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
A young farm boy learns about life and war in Viet Nam as his world is forever transformed by the politics and harsh realities of that distant war.

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