Words Upon a Tombstone
This eclectic collection of short stories adeptly spans the storytelling spectrum. Its wide variey includes ghost stories such as 'The Ghoul School Bus' where students inadvertantly board the wrong bus, one filled with surprisingly lively skeletons. Another, 'Deja Vu', is a spine tingling account of a drowned mother and a lost child, a thought provoking tale that is likely to linger with the reader.
The collection also includes some hilarious stories of the author as a young boy scout, growing up in coastal North Wales. One such story, 'Challenged' documents a futile attempt to collect a rare oozlum bird's egg from a precarious nest floating atop a piranha infested lake. But perhaps the most hilarious is the author's account, later in life, of an encounter with a computerized Japanese toilet.
These stories have been exceptionally well received. The book is available on Amazon.com.
More Words Upon a Tombstone
A further collection of short stories both fictional and true life accounts that includes a somewhat bizarre tale of a 3-D printer with malevolent intent. The true stories cover mishaps and some successes along a twisted path linking Wales to Arizona, then Virginia, back to England then a reversal to Virginia and finally close to Nashville in Middle Tennessee. The book is available on Amazon as hard-copy text or as an ebook.
'Rusted Rails' based in 1928, resurrects the now abandoned coal-mining town of Wilder, Tennessee. Life in these towns held little promise for the future. One family, that of David and Jenny Hughes, sought to keep their son out of the mines. Their plan, however, is jeopardized by David's untimely death and Jenny's discovery that she was carrying her late husband's unborn child. With few options. Jenny chose abortion.
And so begins a gritty, hard hitting account that tells of Jenny's rescue from the dire consequences of her decision.
This book has been highly rated 4.6 out of 5 stars (Amazon Reviews)
The Search for Kindronium 379
A novella that tells the story of a refugee scientist who escaped from the Nazis, along with ten thousand Jewish children just prior to the Second World War. He finds himself assigned to Gwrych Castle in North Wales, as a teacher for several hundred of the Kinder children. He has, however, been able to smuggle out some radio active chemical intermediates that allowed him to continue his research towards the 'Holy Grail' of nuclear physicists, a stable transuranic element, Kindronium 379. This novella is available from Amazon as an eBook. Not yet rated.
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The Garbage Sifter
A chance find propels a garbage sifter into the devious, dangerous world of drugs, sex, international politics and intrigue. Deep in her gut, Camila believes that the tattered, partially shredded paper that she had gleaned from the nearby garbage, has immense value. CONFIDENTIAL stamped in bold, threatening, red letters across the United States Embassy letter headed document screams treasure. The garbage sifter thinks that this find could lift her from her humbling, humiliating existence. But it begins a series of events that will dash the hopes of many, cause the death of others, and even jeopardize the woman's own like.
Available from Amazon as a hard copy paperback and as an Ebook. An audio book is also available. It is narrated by Danny Oringdorff and is available from Audible.com, Amazon and iTunes. The BUY IT button is a link to the Audible site.