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THE LEGEND OF JERES-THIN - 120,000 words, primary audience Middle School - is the first in a trilogy about the land of Mook Ma Sha. In the spirit of the C.S. Lewis Narnia series, a creature like Aslan, the great lion, guides humans and talking creatures as an ancient foe seeks to take over the land in the first step to ruling the planet and then the universe. In a story similar to the biblical King David, a very unlikely young person is chosen to lead the forces of Mook Ma Sha, as they battle the evil Pharaoh.

The sequel, The Sword and the Song is complete - 120,000 words. In this story, after almost three hundred years, the Pharaoh returns, more angry and vengeful than before. The third book, The Sword and the Smoke is complete and in editing - 110,000 words. In this story, planet Earth is pulled into the conflict, as the young humans and intelligent animals fight for both worlds.

   
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THE SQUIRREL HUNTERS is the first of a trilogy - Civil War Sharpshooters of Western North Carolina - Part One of the McKay Saga - complete and approx 56,000 words. Also, the sequel, The Road to Texas is complete - 54,000 words. After the war, the Union kept the bounty on sharp shooters remained in effect. Those that did not flee were in danger of arrest and hanging. Our intrepid warriors fill their wagons with families and supplies and head for Texas with the Union Army hot on their tail. The third book, The Cattle Drive is in production.

SYNOPSIS:  Because of their deadly streak of kills—particularly against officers, the Union Army put a bounty on bushwhackers (sharpshooters/snipers) to be shot on sight, including any people foolish enough to help or support them in any way. Based on suspicion alone, a Union cavalry patrol invades the McKay plantation, looking for bushwhackers. While the boys are out practicing their sharpshooting skills, the patrol kills their whole family. When they come home to burning buildings and the horrors of war, the mantel of avengers falls upon their shoulders. With their newfound sharpshooter skills, they protect western North Carolina and surrounding territories from outlaws, raiders, and Union forces until the end of the war. Based on actual events.  

     
ALIENS, GOD and the BIBLE The bible describes a great starship called the New Jerusalem - 1,380 miles to a side - on its way to Earth: Learn about the size, composition, method of travel, possible purposes, and most importantly, when it will arrive. The ship arrives at the end of a great war between ancient alien factions: Discover who they are, where they came from, their future plans, and the important role of humans caught in the middle of a life or death conflict. Along the way, we will delve into unsolved bible mysteries, the nature of the universe, evolution, and the important role of Adam and Eve.  PURCHASE BOOK   WEBSITE   FACEBOOK
     
Gathering Over Jerusalem - a book about the end times, 2003. Available at Amazon.com - Click here: Amazon.com When is Jesus coming back? For over 2,000 years we have heard people shouting on the street corner that Jesus is coming soon. Is it possible that something has changed and he might actually come back soon? I start off by explaining how we are indeed in the last times and that Jesus will return, in the Second Coming, in our lifetime! Exciting. And if that is true, it will inform everything you do and the decisions you will make. It will also make you more aware of current events leading up to the end times, because then you will know how they will affect your personally. Purchase from Amazon.com.
     
My 2007 doctoral dissertation, Leadership Paradigms in Chaplaincy, speaks about the leadership challenges facing a group of people whose primary purpose is to be loving, open, forgiving, compassionate, and a healing presence to others in tough situations. The personality type drawn to healing ministry seldom makes a good transition to leader of the hospital or hospice Spiritual Care Department. These aspiring leaders often lack the business skills and business people skills and training necessary to lead effectively. The book is divided into three sections: The history of chaplaincy from a leadership perspective, general chaplaincy leadership issues, then relevant issues and the work of chaplains as related to leadership. Order from Amazon.com.
     
Gnome Family Tales - A new home, was written about 1996 and is 36 pages long, fully illustrated by me in watercolor. It is about a gnome family that loses their tree home in a storm and has to move. With the help of family and friends, they find a new home and get moved in.
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