Dale Hartley Emery

Biography

DALE HARTLEY EMERY writes fiction in a variety of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, and mystery. His short stories include Carrion Road, Yantriel’s Privy, and The Last Whiskey Bacon Cheddar Burger at Saint Florian’s Abbey.

Dale has worked as a failed shoemaker, reluctant dairy farmer, and ruthless ice cream man. For several years he monitored the nuclear test ban treaty, making sure those pesky commies didn’t blow up the planet. (They didn’t.)

When he isn’t writing, Dale advises software teams and leaders about how to play nice together. Colleagues in Dale’s industry once created a special award for him for being reasonable.

Dale lives in California with his wife.

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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,600. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2015 by Driscoll Brook Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Curtis Poole's estranged daughter dies, leaving him with fading memories of her and vivid memories of his actions that carved the rift in their relationship. With all hope of reconciliation severed, Curtis grasps for redemption. But redemption proves elusive, and the questions Curtis asks lead in the direction he most fears to follow. A short story from Dale Hartley Emery.
The Donation
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,310. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2015 by Driscoll Brook Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
On a busy street corner in the searing heat of a Sacramento July afternoon, homeless veteran Gene Garron makes a seemingly simple promise in exchange for a donation beyond his wildest dreams. But a large sum of money attracts a great deal of attention. The wrong kind of attention. Attention that can make even the simplest promise hard to keep. A short story from Dale Hartley Emery.
The Last Whiskey Bacon Cheddar Burger at Saint Florian's Abbey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2014 by Driscoll Brook Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Fresh out of Folsom State Prison, Jake Abbot craves one thing: A thick, juicy whiskey bacon cheddar burger from Saint Florian's Abbey. But traffic and a greedy cabbie conspire to keep Jake from satisfying his hunger. And when he finally arrives at Saint Florian's, Jake's crimes comes back to haunt him. Now, unable to escape his past, Jake must decide just how far he will go for one good burger.
Double or Nothing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,640. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014 by Driscoll Brook Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Norm Wheeler’s luck at the racetrack runs out, leaving him deep in debt to a ruthless bookie. When he tries to hire a rival thug to kill the man, the negotiation takes a dangerous turn, doubling Norm’s trouble. Desperate, with time running out, caught between two dangerous criminals, Norm must find the courage to settle his own debts once and for all. A short crime story from Dale Hartley Emery.
Winding Unwinding
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 27,390. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014 by Driscoll Brook Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A magical tailor ruins a wedding dress days before the wedding. A woman hitches a ride from peculiar strangers on a lonely road. A student demands a refund from a master negotiator, and wins more than he ever bargained for. Two young brothers fight for their lives in a funhouse. A grieving widower’s outhouse overflows with memories… and something worse.
Yantriel's Privy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,590. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2014 by Driscoll Brook Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Yantriel lives on a small pig farm, grieving the loss of his wife, trying to make a good life for his two daughters. On a midsummer day, an endless mass of frogs begins to ooze out of Yantriel’s outhouse. Not just ordinary frogs. These frogs know things. Now the frogs set their sights on the only thing Yantriel ever cared about… His family. A creepy fantasy short story from Dale Hartley Emery.
Tailor's Tears
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,390. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014 by Driscoll Brook Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Clarke Whiteley should not have imbued the bride's wedding dress with magic. Not with a maiden aura. Not four days before the wedding. And certainly not without conferring with the bride. Now he has four days to make things right. But as Clarke is about to learn the hard way: Magic is no match for family. A contemporary fantasy short story from Dale Hartley Emery.
Refund
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,120. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014 by Driscoll Brook Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
When Geoff Palmenter demands a refund from a master negotiator, he expects an impossible negotiation. Instead, he wins far more than he bargained for: A second chance at love. And with second chances, timing is everything. A time travel short story from Dale Hartley Emery.
Carrion Road
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014 by Driscoll Brook Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Alone on an empty, eerie road in the the Sacramento Delta, Carla fumes at the boyfriend who abandoned her. The sun sets. A car appears. A pleasant looking couple offers wary Carla a ride. The fare: "Tell us the story." Not just any story. The story. But this is one story Carla would rather not reveal to complete strangers. Or to herself. A contemporary fantasy short story by Dale Hartley Emery.
Funhouse
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,460. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014 by Driscoll Brook Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Horror » Undead
Trapped in a funhouse in the sweltering Sacramento heat, Mark and his little brother Davy watch in horror as a zombie eats their friend. Now they must work together, one supplying wits, the other blood, to find a way out. But greater danger awaits, and the search for a door becomes a race for survival. A horrifying, heartwarming short story about zombies and brotherly love by Dale Hartley Emery.

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bank    bereavement    brothers    crime    eerie    family    family dysfunction    fantasy    folsom prison    frogs    gambling    hamburger    homeless    magic    outhouse    police    redemption    relationships    sacramanto    sacramento    time travel    veteran    weddings gone wrong    zombies