Wilson Zaring


Wilson M Zaring is a retired Associate Professor of Mathematics from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He coauthored four mathematics textbooks during his teaching career. After retirement, Wilson began delving into his passion with earnest—genealogy. He has published three genealogical works, as well as coauthoring a history of the First United Methodist Church of Champaign, Illinois.

Born and raised in Kentucky, Wilson moved to Champaign, Illinois to start his career in mathematics. He, and his wife, raised two children in Champaign, where he currently is enjoying his retirement by researching genealogy and writing fiction.


A Diamond in the Rough
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,100. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Just an ordinary road trip takes an unexpected turn. Andrew Colby’s character is put to the test when he finds an uncut diamond. Is this the best day of his life or the beginning of the end for Andy? Enjoy this short story. It's the perfect length for an afternoon mini-vacation of your own.
The Fourth PK
Price: Free! Words: 37,960. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
The biography of Marjorie Jane Calvert Zaring. This is the life growing up in a parsonage with my two brothers and three sisters.
Out of Kentucky
Price: Free! Words: 33,030. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Essay » Author profile, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
The autobiography of Wilson Miles Zaring. How a Kentucky tobacco farmer grows up to be a math professor at a major university.
The Firebird
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,670. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Ben, a career spy, comes out of retirement to help his country. He’s a bit eccentric—even his cover identities have cover identities—but all his caution has kept him alive. Can Ben uncover a plot in Columbia before the death toll rises? A fast paced novella full of intrigue and espionage.
Paris in the Spring
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,790. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Anthony’s life just got complicated. He loves his job. Unfortunately, he can’t share the details of that job with anyone. That hasn’t ever really bothered Anthony, until he meets Annette. Annette is a famous film star, and as unlikely as it seemed—even to Anthony—they enjoy each other’s company and begin a long distance relationship. As it turns out, Annette also has secrets to keep.
American Falls
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,780. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
At the age of 16, Christian Miller leaves home to escape his past and finds adventure, enlightenment, disillusion and a new friendship that leads to revelation.
A Husband’s Lot
Price: Free! Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Ever wonder what goes through a man’s mind as he attempts to be Mr. Fixit? A Husband’s Lot is a light-hearted look at a “honey do” project gone wrong. A short story laced with humor, but oh, so true.

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Smashwords book reviews by Wilson Zaring

  • Smashwords Style Guide on Sep. 12, 2012

    I read the book. Did what it said. Hit the Premium catalog first shot.