R. J. Will

Biography

R.J. Will is the pen name for Dave Tishendorf. Dave is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He has been a newspaper reporter, editor and columnist who turned to writing fiction. He now is a freelance writer and a published author of eight romance novellas, including Love Through the Ages, a set of five contemporary love stories. He also has written two stage plays. He is a member of AbsoluteWrite, a critique group for writers.

Dave is a compelling new writer of contemporary romance. As one reader of The Virgin Conquest wrote, "Great characters and story line – humor, suspense, drama, tragedy and inspiration all rolled into a book that left me with a sense of satisfaction as well as a deep appreciation for the gift of wisdom that my own 'first love experience' left me with."

Dave has been writing fiction since he was 8 years old. His first short story, Listen Carefully Janet, (two pages long) brought his mother to tears. Exactly why she wept has never been made clear. Dave's resume includes a long list of jobs, everything from carpenter's helper to cab driver to greenhouse gofer. And oh, yes, award-winning newspaper reporter and columnist. If you get to know Dave – and we are going to give you the chance to do that – we think you'll like him and his stories – a lot.

Dave is married and lives on an acreage in south-central Washington state and, when not writing, enjoys reading, hiking and running his dogs in the sport of agility.

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Series

Love Through the Ages
Love Through the Ages is not an ordinary series. Each book in the five-book bundle is a stand-alone. The setting for each book is the same, the fictitious city of Neehawk, Nebraska. But the characters in each book are different, and they are older in each succeeding book – thus "love through the ages." The main characters in Vol. 1, The Virgin Conquest, are 18-20 years old. The main characters in Vol. 5 of the bundle, Spit in Its Eye, are in their 60s and 70s. But love is the same throughout.

The Virgin Conquest

Price: Free!

Love Without Ceasing

Price: $2.99 USD.

Love One, Then Another

Price: $2.99 USD.

Beholden

Price: $2.99 USD.

Spit in Its Eye

Price: $3.49 USD.

Books

Spit in Its Eye
Series: Love Through the Ages, Book 5. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 30,960. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Paul and Ruth are not who they pretend to be. They have a "dirty little secret." But as they near their 70s, that burden is becoming too much to bear. So they decide to risk humiliation and shame and tell all. As difficult as that is, it is nothing compared with what comes next – an enemy no one has ever beaten. In the face of certain defeat, will their deep love for each other finally waver?
Beholden
Series: Love Through the Ages, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,740. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Devastated when her parents died in a car crash, Clare canceled her college plans and married her high school sweetheart, Henry. Now 56 with her marriage unraveling, she wanted to "do something of worth." Enter silver-tongued Steve, who asked Clare to help him set up a food bank. It was a dream job for Clare, but Steve expected certain favors. Let the power struggle begin.
Love One, Then Another
Series: Love Through the Ages, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,930. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
For Nebraska high school sweethearts Evan and Emily, marriage seemed inevitable. But when a horrendous event opened everyone’s eyes to the life young Emily was living, she ran, leaving only a note for Evan behind. Then, 17 years later, he stumbled across a clue to her whereabouts. Would he find her? Would he fall in love with her all over again? The answers lay hidden in the Oregon desert.
Love Without Ceasing
Series: Love Through the Ages, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,600. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
By sheer chance, Austin, a filthy, emotionally scarred bum, meets Sam, a waitress in a posh restaurant. They were an unlikely couple who had an inauspicious beginning; Sam fell in love with him in spite of it; Austin wanted to fall in love with her. Before they could live happily ever after, however, they had to answer a question: Is there love after death?
The Virgin Conquest
Series: Love Through the Ages, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 31,190. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Remember your Senior Prom, wondering if you would be asked, or rejected if you asked? For social misfits, it can be painful. R. J. Will puts the emotional spotlight on two teens, both outcasts, both virgins; neither had even had a date. The Virgin Conquest is a tale of a rite of passage for Harvey and Wanda, with interruptions along the way. What they found was that love works in strange ways!

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