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 and is a member of a national service organization called SERTOMA, SERvice TO MANkind, that is devoted to hearing disabilities. Living with his beloved wife Sue, they keep Foxbat 1 out in the garage. They enjoy golf, road racing (that’s where Foxbat comes in), and cheering for the Cubs and Chicago Bears.

Where to find W.J. Cherf online


Adventures in Paranormal Archaeology
Erik Reissen, professor of Egyptology at the University of Vienna, and later at the Vatican, discovers that he is an extreme sensitive, which for better or worse assists him on his excavations.
The Magician's Tomb
Price: $5.99 USD.
Netherworld's Gate
Price: $5.99 USD.
The Adventures of J.J. Stone
US Marine Sergeant J.J. Stone discovers that he is far more than just a mortal soldier, but also the carrier of the First Soul of Creation. His true destiny lies in protecting the good and destroying that which is evil.


Netherworld's Gate
Series: Adventures in Paranormal Archaeology. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 54,650. Language: American English. Published: December 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Urban
In antiquity, a near-Earth asteroid’s flyby rippled our planet’s landscape. A portent foretold this event, which would rend the Earth and release the dark denizens of the Netherworld. So the ancients built in the Egyptian Western Desert a gate to seal off their escape. The demon master of the Netherworld, the Devourer of Souls, beguiles three witches into destroying the Netherworld’s Gate.
The Magician's Tomb
Series: Adventures in Paranormal Archaeology. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,380. Language: American English. Published: January 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The sands could not contain it. It took an archaeologist to free it. This archaeological adventure story is about Professor Erik Reissen, Egyptologist, who excavated the tomb of a magician named Djedi. An evil adept wants to possess the tomb’s contents, who is opposed by his Caireen enclave and a shadowy Vatican organization. Reissen is dragged into this confrontation that changes his life.
I Am the Storm
Series: The Adventures of J.J. Stone. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 88,130. Language: American English. Published: October 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
“Beware, First Soul,” The Devourer of Souls sneered, “a storm is coming. A storm of my very creation! You will not withstand it.” The First Soul laughed with derision and shouted back, “You are mistaken vile slime, I am the Storm.” I Am the Storm is the last book of The Adventures of J.J. Stone trilogy, where the First Soul, and its mortal carrier, J.J. Stone, achieve fulfillment.
The Lictor of Magic. Book II. The Adventures of J.J. Stone
Series: The Adventures of J.J. Stone. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 101,750. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
The Lictor of Magic, the second installment of The Adventures of J.J. Stone, chronicles Stone’s arduous training that transforms him from a U.S. Marine into a soldier-magician. Stone’s early career takes place against the backdrop of a vicious power struggle between the forces of good and evil, where he quickly learns that the true enemy is dark magic, demons, and those possessed by them.
The First Soul. Book I. The Adventures of J. J. Stone
Series: The Adventures of J.J. Stone. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 101,950. Language: American English. Published: August 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
It all began with a simple touch. At the Battle of Nasiriyah, U.S. Marine Sergeant J. J. Stone’s life flat out changed. Ducking enemy fire, he fell into a mortar crater and stumbled across an artifact. Curious, Stone touched it. Big mistake, for the soul of a Sumerian took possession of him.
Maat-ka-re. Memoirs of a Time Traveler.
Series: Manuscripts of the Richards' Trust. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 89,300. Language: American English. Published: June 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
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: $5.99 USD. Words: 89,800. Language: American English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
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: $5.99 USD. Words: 101,480. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Ancient, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
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: $5.99 USD. Words: 156,470. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
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: $5.99 USD. Words: 171,750. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.