W.J. Cherf


W.J. Cherf has always wanted to write a book without footnotes, to tell a fascinating tale that is so real that his avid readers are left puzzled over what was real and what was Memorex. To craft such a tale takes wit, a love of science fiction, and above all a deep reverence for ancient history and archaeology. All of these qualities are stitched together beautifully in his books, because Cherf has been there, dug that. He’s even seen the sun rise from atop the Great Pyramid.
Reviews have been generous:
“Bow Tie: Two Thumbs Up”
“Imagine a dinner party thrown by Tom Clancy, where he sits EE “Doc” Smith next to HG Wells”
“Amazing story, fascinating detail, a fabulous read”
“Cherf has done a wonderful job combining facts from Egyptian history and a fictional story to create a compelling trilogy of intrigue and espionage”
“What an enjoyable experience reading this series!”
With a BA in Anthropology, MA in Egyptian Archaeology, and Ph.D. in Ancient History, Cherf remains current as an elected officer of Denver’s Egyptian Studies Society. Living with his beloved wife Sue, they keep Foxbat 1 and Foxbat 2 out in the garage. They enjoy golf, road racing (that’s where the Foxbats come in), and cheering for the Cubs and Chicago Bears.

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Maat-ka-re. Memoirs of a Time Traveler.
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 89,010. Language: American English. Published: June 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Temporal field agent V. B. Gregorieva tells all in her memoir, Maat-ka-re, Memoirs of a Time Traveler. She, in concert with her American colleague, is tasked to preserve our present reality, whether in ancient Egypt, 1942 Philadelphia, or eighth century France. While several entities attempted to steal the temporal technology, it would be America’s own politicians, who would shut the project down.
Imhotep. The Fourth Manuscript of the Richards' Trust
Series: Manuscripts of the Richards' Trust, Book 4. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 89,710. Language: American English. Published: June 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Hidden doorways found beneath the Step Pyramid…an alien artifact is found that is meant to be shared with all of mankind…cyber espionage leads to the construction of a clone temporal device, which triggers a desperate plan to alter Western Civilization.
Children of Ptah. Third Manuscript of the Richards' Trust
Series: Manuscripts of the Richards' Trust, Book 3. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 101,340. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
Egyptologist Joseph Richards came across something that set his mind ablaze. A hypothesis so contrary that if it became public his academic job would be dashed. Classified evidence lent credence to Richard’s position, which allowed a trip back in time – all in search of a man named Ptah. Meanwhile, others covet the Soap Bubble technology, who are willing to do whatever it takes to get it.
Recovery. The Second Manuscript of the Richards' Trust.
Series: Manuscripts of the Richards' Trust, Book 2. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 160,750. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
In 1359 BC a distress call was sent... It was received in AD 321... Then in AD 1994 a new asteroid was detected inbound from deep space... The word recovery is indeed one pregnant with meaning and in the final analysis one must ask: who truly is recovering what? Recovery continues the temporal adventures of Egyptologist Joseph Richards.
Bow Tie. The First Manuscript of the Richards' Trust.
Series: Manuscripts of the Richards' Trust, Book 1. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 171,560. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
Not until tomb robbers in the 1870s and King Tut’s discovery in the 1920s would we have known. DNA samples and x-rays of some royal mummies argued for the introduction of a unique genetic anomaly into the human genome. The source was extraterrestrial. Bow Tie chronicles how the situation was resolved by using a most unusual means for prosecuting an unscrupulous task – time travel and murder.

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