Randal Doering


Randal Doering has a B.A. in creative writing from San Francisco State University and an M.A. in anthropology from Cal State East Bay. He has published a couple dozen short stories in token markets and semi-pro magazines and has won honorable mention in the "Writers of the Future" contest. Recently he won a finalist slot in the San Diego Book Awards, for his fantasy novel "Pax Azteca."

Randal has a web site at http://www.randaldoering.com. Here you can find out more about his other novels and collections of short stories. His email address is: randal_doering@hotmail.com. You can let him know what you think about his stories.

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The Suspect and More Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,240. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
This is a collection of contemporary fiction short stories by Randal Doering. The stories cover a wide range of characters and situations, but the collection concentrates on mental illness and homelessness. The author is mentally ill and has been homeless before, so this collection comes right out of personal experience. There are 31 stories, so odds are you'll find *something* to your liking.
In the Temples of My Fathers
Price: Free! Words: 140,690. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Maxam CabCoh is a Maya Indian boy who lives in a village in Belize around 1000AD. A magical jaguar is killing villagers, and neither the hunters nor the priests can seem to stop it. Eventually Maxam will seek out potent magic from his ancestors and take after the jaguar, seeking to bring its depredations to an end. But there are dark forces at work, some closer to home than Maxam suspects...
Spirits of the Woods and Other Stories
Price: Free! Words: 102,010. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
From the San Diego homeless to an American dad and his daughter travelling in Egypt, from San Francisco to Cairo, this collection covers a variety of story telling styles and subjects. Most of it is contemporary fantasy, but there are several sci-fi stories here as well, and one horror story. There are bound to be a few stories you will like in this collection, so give it a try!
The Necromancer of Peach Orchard Valley
Price: Free! Words: 105,100. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Ollivar Teedy is a white necromancer in a world where demons, angels and elemental lords vie for human worshippers. He has just become the baron over a tract of land called Peach Orchard Valley. This novel follows Ollivar's first year as baron, through all the challenges and opportunities that come his way. Visit my website at http://www.randaldoering.com for more free books and short stories!
Zahid's Tale
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,130. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Zahid Irsinmantal is a wizard running out of energy. In order to recharge himself, and to gain new powers, he agrees to explore the Isle of Dreams, a deadly place with many entrances and no known exits. Travelling with him are two old friends who harbor an ugly secret which will threaten their mission and bring them close to death again and again.

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Smashwords book reviews by Randal Doering

  • A Measure of Disorder on Feb. 18, 2012

    There are other excellent reviews of this book, so I'll try to keep mine brief. This is the story of a class trip that goes madly awry. A class of middle school kids and their teachers crosses over into another world, named Mother, and are transformed into various creatures that fit that world. The transforming students and teachers find themselves in the midst of a local war and must go for help from the locals, taking sides on the war along the way. This is an excellent book. The pacing is brisk and never bogs down while leaving plenty of space for the sorts of details that really bring a story to life. There is enough conflict all through the book to make it lively, and the build-up to the war adds a constant element of tension to the story. The story is inventive and playful and is fun to read, and the book went by like a flash. Fortunately there is a second book, "A Cure For Chaos," to read when you're done with this one!