I am a father to five and a grandfather to twice more which leads me to being a bit of a story teller. I am happily married to my wife Mary who is also my best friend and co-editor of the Reeshard and The Great Parish Swamp series. I try to live a simple quiet life in Statesville, North Carolina and enjoy a bit of woodworking whenever time permits.
My interests vary greatly but include writing, creative design, and watching NASCAR Racing or NFL Football. I also enjoy telling tall tales to the grandkids or just spending some quiet time with my wife.
I am also the author and creator of the new Read, Recognize, and Remember books, titled The Adventures of Ernie I Saw. Designed with beginning readers in mind, read, recognize and remember books give children the confidence and ability to read on their own in no time at all. I have also written poetic verse and am now working on a few more with the intent on having a collection published in the near future.
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Reeshard and The Great Parish Swamp / Return To Otrindara
by W.J. O'Neil
Published: August 31, 2012.
The adventure continues with the ever present wall of fog and Richard in search of his now missing grandparents, In his travels through Otrindara Richard makes new friends in his effort to find them. Discovering new realms and facing new dangers, Richard must overcome it all if there is any hope left in saving his grandparents and the realm of Otrindara.
Reeshard and The Great Parish Swamp / Gramp's Journal
by W.J. O'Neil
Published: August 29, 2012.
A forgotten swamp holds all that once was and all that will ever be. A young boy makes a fantastic journey to a realm still held in secret. Otrindara is filled with everything from legendary creatures to lovable characters, realms of folklore to fantasy, and a continuous paradox of the past, present and future that holds it all in secret.
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