Walter Areinoff

Biography

My Profile

After 50 years of conducting a successful dental practice, I retired to a new career as a bridge professional. I became an American Contract Bridge League certified director and accredited teacher, teaching classes and directing bridge games. I wrote two books on bridge, a textbook with which I taught my classes and a book to describe an entirely new bidding system I created. I also worked as a cruise ship lecturer and bridge director, but when advancing age prevented me from pursuing these activities, I once again reinvented myself. Shortly before my 93rd birthday, Smashwords published my first ebook, a tender romance adventure novel named, ”The Goddess From The Sea”, and soon afterwards, “A Voyage Of Self Discovery”, an account of the unbelievably incredible experiences I had as an army dentist in the Pacific theater of World War 2. I now reside in Florida with my wife, the heroine of our own real life tender romance, and our two Shi Tsus. My wife is a fine bridge player but the dogs are just learning.

Smashwords Interview

Question: Your profile tells that you were a dentist and then became a bridge teacher. What started you on the path to writing your first ebook
Answer: My daughter presented me with a “Grandfather’s Book”. It consisted of a list of questions followed by spaces in which answers were to be written that would picture the life and times of my generation. But I felt they were the wrong questions and, besides, there wasn’t enough space in which to properly answer them. So I tapped a few keys on my keyboard just to see what would happen and, suddenly, all the memories started to pour out. It was so much fun, I kept on typing, and before I knew it, I had written several pages. I just kept on going.
Question: Your book, “A Voyage Of Self Discovery”, uses the word (or perhaps I should say “expression”) “unincredibelievable”. What’s that all about?
Answer: So many of my experiences, particularly during my army years, were so unbelievably incredible that just using those words separately didn’t feel strong enough to describe them. But when I combined them into one word, it seemed right. It must have resonated, at least in the person who provided Smashwords with the first review of my book. He started it by writing, “A new word has been added to my dictionary…”unincredibelievable.”
Read more of this interview.

Books

A Voyage Of Self Discovery
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 139,620. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
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My unbelievably incredible adventures as a United States Army dentist in the Pacific theater of World War Two, the path that led to my being there, and how the experiences helped me discover who I am.
The Goddess From The Sea
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 77,420. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Meet Sarah and David, two people from opposite sides of the world. They live in societies whose lifestyles are as far apart as the distance between them. Also, meet a group of barracudas who help them find each other. This is their story, the story of a love that would not be denied. Not by a tsunami, nor a hurricane, nor even by the power of the United States government.

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