C. DeWard


I currently reside in Florida, this being the last place I visited in my travels 50 years ago. When I was younger, our family traveled following my father, who served in the military and went where he was assigned. This was life until I was four years old, by that time we had settled in Wisconsin. There I stayed until I was seventeen and footloose, bound to take off on my own. Life placed certain events before me, I went where they led. Which is how I ended in the state where I now live. I've been here so long it's home. I am no longer footloose with a desire to move again. Snow has lost any appeal it may have had.

Currently retired, my previous career was as a mechanical designer. I presently enjoy fishing, on occasion, scrimshaw, some attempts at watercolor painting and hobby machine work. Writing will interfere with these endeavors, especially when I feel an obligation to my characters. An idea will come and I'll feel motivated to develop it, following through to a finish.

My wife is partially responsible for this, as she remembers when our children were young and at home. I would tell them tales and stories from an over active imagination. She was the one to encourage me to put some of them 'to paper'. Therefore, the things I write are just an extension of that imagination, taken in their own direction. Writing gives an outlet for the characters who have always resided with me. They relate the stories, I 'scribble' them down. I do this first, for my enjoyment, then for those who may read them. Please enjoy reading.


A Wizard In Time
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,650. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Marvin's life is on a downward spiral, divorced, no home, no job and no income. He's managed to alienate everyone close to him. With prospects looking grim a change is thrust upon him, not what he envisioned. Taking him farther than he ever would have thought. Recruited by an Aelf, to protect the human timeline of history. To travel back to another time becoming someone he never thought to be.

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  • The Last Praetorian on Nov. 11, 2012
    (no rating)
    The story line and character development were very good. I enjoyed the reading. That being said this book was in need of a good proofreading. Improperly used words possible misspellings and repetition of the same word, where a good thesaurus would have provided another, in a short sequence all detracted from the overall reading. Even so, I did enjoy it.