BF Oswald

Biography

bf oswald was born in 1934 in Lakewood, Ohio and lived in Bay Village, Ohio until he left home at age sixteen. He completed his high school education at Randolph Macon Academy, Front Royal, VA; earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Allegheny College, Meadville, PA, and a Masters in Counseling, starting his graduate work at Oberlin College and completing it at METHESCO, Delaware. Ohio.

During his adult life he served as a drill instructor in the U.S. Air Force, worked as a life guard at the Hotel Biloxi MacArthur, a short order cook in Meadville, a printer's devil in Philadelphia, and as a federal investigator working out of Baltimore. He relocated to his birth state and in various communities around North Central, Ohio was a high school teacher, minister, dairyman, contractor, and practiced as a psychotherapist - hypnotherapist, finally accepting an associate professorship at North Central Technical College, Mansfield, Ohio where he taught for twenty-five years and was awarded the honor of becoming the second Emeritus Professor in the college's history.

Oswald has taught 23 different courses that covered all aspects of human development and behavior from conception through dying and death, and created eighteen of those courses especially for the nursing, radiology, human services, and behavioral science curriculums. He also authored two textbooks: one on human sexuality, the other on aging, both published by the college; and contributed poetry, essays, and short fiction in the college literary journals.

He and his wife, Cynthia, have a combined family of four daughters and a son, eight grandchildren, and two great grandsons. When not at home in rural south central Florida they travel the country in an RV visiting family and friends or touring. Echoes of Ellen, his first novel, was nominated for the National Book Award and an EPPIE; Flood: A Saga, his second, was published as an e-book in 2009. His third novel, Five Women in Black, was published in June 2010 and his fourth, The Footpath in December 2010. He is currently working on his next novel, The Rental. His work experiences and his travels have contributed significantly to the development of the characters and backgrounds in his novels.

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Johnny De Silver FDA: Reflections of a Candy Cop
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 121,610. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2017 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Law enforcement, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
You would think working for the Food and Drug Administration would be humdrum and routine... but it seldom was. From assignments that included inspections of the cosmetic industry, to white-collar violations and even undercover investigations, no two assignments were the same. This is the true story of the life of investigator #768 in the FDA from 1960 to 1964.
The Footpath
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,660. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2016 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A footpath on the edge of a park in a small Arizona town is the setting for the beginning of a love affair and the terrifying ordeal that almost destroys it. Locked in an abandoned mine with her unconscious lover and her psychotic daughter, Alexis St. Pere shows calm fortitude and ingenuity in her effort to engineer an escape.
Five Women in Black
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 93,800. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2016 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Why do some very intelligent women make such poor choices when it comes to romance? And how do they become embroiled in devious plots not of their making? Rea Parker knows. She’s been there, done that. Five Women in Black is her story.
Short Stories by a Short Author (2nd ed)
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 79,160. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2015 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Short Stories by a Short Author is a collection of fourteen short stories, which include excerpts from five of his novels, articles and witticisms that oswald created during his years as a minister and later as a college professor. Many of the inclusions have been published in journals and newspapers.
A Pearl of Great Worth
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 122,820. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2015 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America, Fiction » Historical » General
In this fictitious prequel and sequel to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, the interwoven lives of Hawthorne’s four principles: Pearl Prynne, her mother Hester, her father Arthur Dimmesdale, and the mysterious Roger Chillingworth, are revealed in detail by bf oswald’s considerable novelistic skill. A must read for devotees of historical fiction.
The Rental
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 103,330. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2014 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General
Al Murphy is a scammer who becomes a key player in the lives of several disparate people when he rents his mobile homes out to them.
Flood: A Saga
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 111,930. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2014 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
A catastrophic flood destroys a farm that has been in a family for three generations. Follow the story of this family and the impact the flood has on the land and the wildlife that live on it.
Echoes of Ellen
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 122,770. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Hidden under his late wife Ellen’s bed, Bill Lewis finds four boxes of stories she wrote during their marriage that he knew nothing about; stories that reminded him of people they knew, places they had been, and events they had shared during their life together and that became for him echoes of Ellen.

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