Charles Stoll was born on Long Island in 1956. In high school, he won a national award in writing (N.C.T.E.) and was granted a scholarship to Syracuse University. Charles was in the Honors Program and joined the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. A favorite writing professor challenged him to write three books in three years to hone his writing skills. He accomplished that goal forty years later when life stopped getting in the way.
Mr. Stoll's works are beautifully crafted for the intelligent reader. The contain significant and current philosophy, spirituality and a hefty dose of laughter.
He wrote “Enigma...” in 2013, in which Joshua Chambers examines his own life to find the moments that really made him who he is. It certainly wasn't just the “big” moments.
In “The Time Thief”, 2014, Professor Royale, his inspired students and his crazy dad mix their strong personalities and manage to end the War in Iraq.
Mr. Stoll's vision of Daytona a thousand years in the future will leave you reeling with laughter and a little frightened at what you find. His imaginative characters, from a mutant who uses her breasts as arms to some very helpful twelve foot cockroaches, must save their fate in a world covered by a conscious fog.
If the books you are currently reading seem to talk down to you and keep repeating ideas you know you've heard before, you might want to try this author. These novels by Charles Stoll are designed to entertain, inform and enlarge your soul.
Who are your favorite authors?
I enjoy the ancient philosophical works from Plato's Republic to Herman Hesse. I enjoy psychological writers like Jodi Picoult. I will read almost anything that can hold my attention.
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on a novel called "Sorry and Morticum," which concerns life in Daytona in the year 3022.
Published: July 5, 2015.
Fiction » Coming of age
Enigma is the story of Joshua Chambers who is examining his life to find the defining moments that caused him to be the person he is today. From innocent to less innocent loves, good and bad friends, an African Baptism, his adventures in his fraternity, his talks with a friend dying from Aids and a brief stint in jail, he continues to grow and evolve into a conscious vibration.
The Time Thief is one of those rare books in which each of the five main characters take on a true cause of their own: Professor Royale teaches Time Theory. His dad seeks the sweet release of death. His father's caretaker; her purpose was not what she thought, His students, Jacob, who puts words into action, and Sarah, who puts action into words and ends the Iraq War.