Four Moons Books

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I was born in Ancon, Panama, and was raised in and around the Austin, Texas area. Following my graduation from high school, I enlisted in the military, and served for two years with the Army Reserve Signal Corps, then over three years in the Air Force Medical Service, which included an overseas deployment during Operation Desert Storm.

After my military service, I attended college at Panola College, graduating in 1994 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in pre-medical studies. I then continued my education at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work degree with a minor in Sociology in 1997. Since 1997, I have worked in social services with hospitals, hospice programs, long-term care facilities, and protective services. In my spare time, I am devoted to my creative pursuits, which include art, graphic design, and writing. In 2008, I founded Four Moons Books, and you can view my works at I currently reside in Michigan with my loving wife, April.

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Crazy Little Thing Called Life
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,270. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2012 by Four Moons Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A collection of essays on life, love and family as only Philip Wooldridge can pen them. He learns why comedy should be tactful. He works at a variety of jobs, and he discovers the down side of childhood competition. He finds ways to avoid marital conflict, bring the best out of chaotic holidays, and find contentment in the midst of turmoil. Normal? Perhaps not, but always humorous and heartfelt.
First Noel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011 by Four Moons Books. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A forty-something Southerner, who never really cared much for the holidays, is thrown head first into his wife's family and enters a world of lavish decoration and an abundance of yuletide cheer. Although jaded by his past experiences and irritated by new relatives, through patience and his wife's love, he starts to believe in the power of Christmas and the beauty of this Holy season.
The Tao Of Social Work
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,570. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2011 by Four Moons Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Social Services, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Eastern mysticism
A brief glimpse into how the school of Eastern thought known as Taoism can assist social workers in their chosen profession, helping them to become better caregivers and better people. Written by an experienced professional with over fifteen years in healthcare and social work, "The Tao Of Social Work" is a great little e-book that can provide a new perspective on your life and career.
Ten From Four: A Collection of Short Stories
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 43,280. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2011 by Four Moons Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » General
Ten From Four is an eclectic collection of my works. Stories included are: A Time Called Home, Granny Fuhrmann And The Last Supper, Scam Of The Scandinavian, A Dog's Tale, The Courtship Of Ambrosia Snodgrass, Max Finnegan: Rogue Prince Of Pinconning, Worthington Manor, The Moose And Leo LeSander, Road To Chupadero, and Turning Points. Read samples of each at Four Moons Books on Smashwords.
Mitten Memoirs: Four Short Stories From The Heart Of The Great Lakes State
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,500. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011 by Four Moons Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
This combination book includes four delightful and endearing short stories based in Northeast Michigan. Included are: A Dog's Tale, The Moose And Leo LeSander, Granny Furhmann And The Last Supper, and Max Finnegan, Rogue Prince Of Pinconning. Click on the individual stories for samples of each. Purchase this e-book, and you'll get four stories for the price of three, plus a unique cover!
Max Finnegan, Rogue Prince Of Pinconning
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,800. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2011 by Four Moons Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Max Finnegan, a member of the Pinconning Clan of Mice, frets about the food stores for his people as the Michigan winter approaches. He tries to strike an honorable bargain with a local cheese maker, but when diplomacy fails, he prepares himself and his valiant army of mice and cats for a battle to ensure the Clan's survival. You'll fall in love with the charming little thief in this short story.
A Dog's Tale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,620. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2011 by Four Moons Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A library in Northern Michigan is home to all sorts of curios and knick-knacks. But there's nothing that tops the stuffed German Shepherd, wearing military decorations, sitting and smiling quietly by the card catalog. For years, tourists have asked how he came to be a permanent resident in this municipal building; now you can discover the tale behind the dog in this humorous and heartfelt story.
Granny Fuhrmann And The Last Supper
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2011 by Four Moons Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Abigail Fuhrmann is about to enter the hereafter, and her immediate survivors gather in Northern Michigan at the Dog and Doughnut, a local greasy spoon, hoping for a low-key celebration with some good old-fashioned comfort food. However, the combination of generations and flapjacks tend to bring out the worst, and the best, in the members of this interesting, yet not so uncommon American family.
A Time Called Home
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2011 by Four Moons Books. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
Two veterans of WWI, Clarence, an old warrior and Brian, a young man reincarnated from the soldier he was, share drinks as they discuss old days and new challenges, and each find their own places in the world they're meant to live in. Clarence, finding himself at the end of his life, shares words of wisdom to help Brian, his former comrade, let go of his pain and live a happy and meaningful life.
Quinton's Reading Rainbow
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,180. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2011 by Four Moons Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Quinton returns in this second short story, and finds that he's having difficulty in school. With the help of his loving Grandfather Briscoe, and the patience of his school teacher, Quinton finds new ways to learn as he discovers he has dyslexia. Read as Quinton's mind, body, and soul take flight in this adorable short story.
The Moose And Leo LeSander
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2010 by Four Moons Books. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Leo LeSander was an odd fellow, but things got a little stranger that autumn when he decided he was a bonafide Moose Whisperer, all because one came out of the blue one day to chat with him a bit! Follow Leo's journey from a path of self-imposed divine destiny to a better one of simply accepting those strange little anomalies which happen to cross your path as icing on the cake of your life.
Worthington Manor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2010 by Four Moons Books. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Daphne finds herself the newest resident of a rather unique boarding home, full of different personalities and strange house mates. As she walks around and interacts with everyone there, she discovers that Worthington Manor isn't just her new home, but a place and a state of mind that she's known her entire life Find out what becomes of Daphne, and the others, in this short story.
Whino Kangaroos And Other Tales From My Youth
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,570. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2010 by Four Moons Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
"Whino Kangaroos" contains stories and memories from my childhood and teenage years in Central Texas during the late 1970's through the 1980's. Join me as I take my learn about at writing fiction, binge drinking, burglary, pop stardom, capitalism, girls, humiliation, and life on the open waters, and love, and discover the things I learned about myself and those around me during my younger years.
Best Laid Plans
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,840. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2010 by Four Moons Books. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Ethan Jamison is a well meaning, but very misguided social worker who turns to murder after he believes he is called by a higher power to be judge, jury and executioner of all those who seek to harm vulnerable children. However, following his transition to his "true calling", he discovers the life he envisioned for himself is only full of false self-glorification and pain.
Talking On A Thin Line
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,640. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2010 by Four Moons Books. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Enter the world of Care Connect, also known as "The Line", a centralized hotline for reporting concerns of child abuse and neglect. Read and explore moments in the lives of several of the Line's workers, and get to know their jobs, their personalities, and the world they must immerse themselves into on a daily basis in this collection of ten short stories.
Road To Chupadero
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2010 by Four Moons Books. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Having given up on the world, a Vietnam veteran and loner reflects upon his life, and contemplates his end days, while traveling the back roads from West Texas to New Mexico.
Quinton Finds His Family
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,430. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2009 by Four Moons Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Quinton is a somewhat different quail among the others in his village, for he has two plumes instead of one, and has not yet learned to fly. Follow Quinton as he goes from a life as a belittled child and local outcast to one of happiness and love, watch him as he learns the true meaning of family, and see him take the first step into a world of acceptance and belonging.
The Courtship of Ambrosia Snodgrass
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2009 by Four Moons Books. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Rarely does one encounter a true gentleman in the modern day gentleman's club, and the leading man in our tale is no exception. Immerse yourself in this story and experience all the joys and pain of the affair between Ambrosia Snodgrass, a lovely yet shrewd entertainer, and her naive client, Chester Radcliffe.
Scam Of The Scandinavian
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,490. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2009 by Four Moons Books. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Michael McGorski, private investigator, is a jaded narcissist and an unapologetic misogynistic pig whose goal in life is to collect as many dollars and sordid tales as he can. However, during his time spent with two women - a beautiful client and his good friend, he just might discover a little more about himself than he wanted to know.
Turning Points
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2009 by Four Moons Books. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Robert, a young man, and a new father and husband, discovers that life after high school isn't quite the way he planned. He wants the good life for himself and his family. Will he take the fast lane or the slower road to reach his goals? Find out in this short story.

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  • Conversations With a Patchwork Heart on April 05, 2011

    Very heartfelt and profound collection of poetry - well done!
  • Sun Tzu's Art of War For The 21st Century on May 25, 2011

    The Art Of War is one of my favorite books of all time, and Bronstein's adaptation is excellent, bringing ancient wisdom and strategy into the modern age. Very well done!
  • The Title Can't Say It All on Jan. 10, 2012

    Wonderful and well-written narrative about the abyss known as elementary school as only a young author can tell it. Keep up the great work!
  • 70 on March 09, 2012

    Wonderful poem, definitely worth the download!