Follow the story of Tony Franco who goes from a convicted criminal to an ordained Priest. Tony commits a crime and is locked up in a prison and yet, ultimately, becomes a priest. How did he go from one extreme to another after the death of a young boy? Against the Wind tells the story of the reconciliation of a man’s soul through the healing of another. This is a life changing event in Tony’s life and it impacts him because of his faith in God.

Dale Marlowe drifted from town to town, taking odd jobs when he ran out of money until he met Rachel Armstrong and fell in love for the first time in his life. Shortly after they were married, Dale seemed to settle into a steady job and married life until his obsession raised its ugly head. He went back to heavy drinking and soon Rachel and Dale were arguing almost non-stop. Dale had had enough and went back to his drifting, but this time instead of taking odd jobs, he took people’s lives. Little did he know that his first victim would seal his fate. When Erv Meyers, a retired detective and his brother, Kramer learned about the rape and murder of their sister, they became as obsessed as the killer to find Marlowe and bring him to justice. What ensued was a multi-state killing spree and one of the most extensive manhunts in criminal history. The story is based on actual events.

From her watery grave at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, the Titanic, yet today, guards secrets of the past. A woman reportedly died that fateful night when the Titanic sunk, and yet she lived until the year 1995. Why did she feign her death all those years ago, and now, after she’s gone, why is she trying to send a message to the living? 
This is an untold story of the Titanic that has been kept secret for over eighty years. THE LAST LETTER tells a tale of two people drawn together by the hand of a woman neither had ever met. Together, they set out to fulfill the unconsummated relationship of two people who met and fell in love over eighty years before. 
THE LAST LETTER is a moving account of enduring love, laced with humor and filled with the warm sentiment of eternal devotion. It touches the very heart of a relationship between a man and a woman, and allows us to see the tragedy and the happiness it brings.

Their twenty-five years of marriage was coming to an end. The nightmare peaked on the day that he loaded his belongings and drove away. He turned in time to see his three kids watching out the bedroom window and whispering,” Good bye, Daddy.” 

For the last twenty years, Harold’s best friend had shown up at 7 o’clock every Friday night to play checkers. This Friday night, Harold waited patiently by the door. It was almost 7:30. 

It is the day before Christmas, and as I stood before the markers of where my mother, father, grandparents, uncles and aunts lie in eternal peace, I look back on a life of happiness, grief and regrets, and yet a childhood of love and affection. Already snow was collecting on the stones hiding the lives and memories of two loved and loving people. “Merry Christmas,” I uttered softly, turned and walked away. 

This is a collection of stories that will bring tears and some will bring laughter. It is a collection of real life stories.

Norman Miller wants to commit suicide, and Harold Watson wants to help. Confined to a wheelchair and at the end of his life, Norman Miller sets out to find the perfect method to take his own life, and with help from his daughter-in-law’s father, Harold Watson, the two men discover just how difficult the business of dying can be. But something happens to these two men, something that will change their lives forever. An event takes place that will take them from the ghoulish business of suicide to a cross-country adventure to Las Vegas.

It has been two years since the death of his wife Ida, and Frank Watson still struggles with the loss. A retired farmer living in a small town nestled in the cornfields of rural America, Frank meets with his friends every morning at the local diner to talk and exchange gossip but inevitably must return to his farm, which remains undisturbed since the death of his wife. Then Pepper Ledley, a new waitress half his age, breezes into his life, offering Frank something he had never before considered; a new beginning. Now Frank must resolve a new torment. How can he have such strong feelings for Pepper when he still loves Ida?


Through These Eyes
Buried in the cornfields of rural America, the sleepy little town of Augusta is rocked by the brutal murder of Jimmy Pierson. In a dimly lit apartment several blocks away, a young blind woman falls to her knees in horror as a vision appears to her. It’s a shocking vision of a young man beaten to death with a baseball bat. Was it a dream or did she witness the actual murder? 

Through These Eyes is the story of the lifelong bond between two young people and how it led to murder. It brings together the sweetness of youth and the brutality of humanity. What did Jenny see that night? Was it merely a vision? If so, how could her vision be so accurate in every detail? If she witnessed the actual murder, will she see anything if the killer strikes again? 

Enter this strange and unusual world where nothing seems to be real. Take a trip into Jenny Owens’ world and discover what it’s like to see through the eyes of the blind.

Harlan Steelman owned most of the town of Bear Creek and found his way in and out of every backroom, barroom, and bedroom. When his rival from high school days, John Watson, returns to Bear Creek to live, Harlan vows to ruin John's life and take Jessie, his wife, away from him. When Harlan is found murdered, John Watson is taken into custody, and the trial of the century for the little town of Bear Creek gets under way.

A KILLING IN A SMALL TOWN takes, yet, another look at the contrast between good and evil. We see the sweet innocence of youth as Travis Watson discovers life in a small town, and the immorality and corruption of Harlan Steelman as he bullies his way through life taking whatever he wants.


It was the first day of spring, and, as every first day of spring, Murphy Flemming grabbed his coat to head downtown. The tradition had been set some ten years before that everyday there were four old men sitting for an hour on what became known as the geezer benches. Besides Murphy, there was Walter who just happened to hate his resident ex-son-in-law, Sully, who just happened to be the third member. The fourth and newly appointed member was Riley Hoagland. Riley was an overweight, sixty-five year old virgin, who had never been on a date and was still living with his mother. After an hour of light-hearted talk, they would return to their private world of happiness and sometimes sorrow. The Geezer Bench is full of laughter and sorrow. It is about life as we knew it years ago and life as we know it today.

It was worse two-week killing spree in Ohio’s history.

On the night of July 21, 1948, Robert Daniels and John

West entered John and Nolena Niebel’s house with loaded


They forced the family including the Niebel’s 21-year-old

daughter, Phyllis, into their car and drove them to a cornfield

just off Fleming Falls Road in Mansfield.

The two men instructed the Niebels to remove all of their

clothing, and then Robert Daniels shot each of them in the


The brutal murders caught national attention in the media,

but the killing spree didn’t stop there. Three more innocent

people would lose their lives at the hands of Daniels and

West in the coming week.

Scott Fields tirelessly researched the killings, the capture

and trial of Daniels and even interviewed a surviving

member of the Niebel family to weave this tragic story into

a must-read novel bringing the reader back to those dark

days in the summer of 1948.

What led to these brutal killings, and why was the Niebel

family singled-out to be savagely murdered? It has been

more than sixty years since the tragedy, and, yet, this

question still remains unanswered. The killing spree is not

only remembered to this day, but is an important and dark

Tony Franko, a young black man from Detroit escapes from prison and hides out in a small town. He dresses up like a priest and tells Father McKinley, the local priest, that he was sent by the bishop to help out. McKinley is not entirely convinced that he is telling the truth but takes him in anyhow.

Just Believe
Tony finds a home in this small town, and before long the town learns to accept him. Then fate stepped in. Tony is walking downtown one day and comes across an automobile accident. A young boy is hurt and lying in the street. Tony picks him up and runs across town to the doctor's office. As the doctor and nurse frantically work on the boy, Tony stays by his side. When the boy finally passes away and the medical staff walks away, Tony is heartbroken. It was if he was reliving the death of his brother. In a last desperate attempt at saving this boy, Tony for the first time in his life utters a prayer asking God to spare this young life. Almost immediately, the boy's heartbeat returns. This is a life-changing event in Tony's life. He now not only believes in God, he wants to follow in Jesus' footsteps by helping others. To this end, his first triumph is to reunite a mother and son who had been estranged for years. From there, he organizes and opens a soup kitchen to feed the poor. Ultimately, he helps a man by the name of Larry Joseph to create a place called Chapel Hill where children with cancer can spend a weekend with their families.

This was the beginning of a new life for a young man who's destiny took him from the streets of Detroit to the service of many.
Warm Winds of Autumn

WARM WINDS OF AUTUMN is the story of Frank Watson, a retired farmer who lived in a small town nestled in the cornfields of rural America. He spent his life farming the land that had been in the family for over a hundred years and reared two children with Ida, his wife for over forty years.
It has been two years since the death of his wife, and Frank Watson still struggles with the loss. Every morning, he meets with his friends at the local diner to talk and to exchange gossip, but inevitably must return to his farm that remains undisturbed since his wife’s death.
Then, Pepper Ledley came into his life. She was the new waitress in town nearly half his age and offered Frank something he had never before considered, a new beginning. However, it somehow didn’t seem right to Frank. How could he have these feelings when he still loved Ida?
After the town learns that Pepper is now pregnant, Frank is alienated and shunned by all for not marrying her. Minutes before his son is born, Frank forces the local pastor to leave the funeral that he is conducting and marry the two of them. They get there just in time, and Tony is born to married parents.
Life is good for Frank and his new family. Pepper stays at home to raise their son, while Frank takes on a job remodeling the house of the town’s new female doctor, Winifred Clayborn. Rumors spread as Frank spends every day at the doc’s house. Pepper is concerned, but Frank reassures her that there is nothing to worry about.
The doctor’s grandson, Spencer, is living with her and is forced to work with Frank. He is extremely defiant at first but soon softens as he learns to appreciate the results of hard work.
Then, suddenly, Pepper is hit by a car driven by the town drunk. For days, she remains in a coma. Since Frank refuses to leave her side, the hospital staff becomes concerned about his health. They convince him to go home for the night. Just after falling asleep, he gets a call from the hospital to learn that Pepper has awakened from her coma and hasn’t long to live. He rushes to her side and has just enough time to say a few words before she dies.
Frank is devastated and doesn’t leave the house for weeks. Everyone in town is worried. In an effort to check on him, his close friends go to his house one-by-one with no success. Then one morning, Spencer slips over in an effort to help a friend. He breaks into the house and finds Frank sitting in a chair. After a long talk, he convinces Frank to return to the diner and all of his friends.
Frank buys the diner and makes Spencer the manager. Hope for the future and the love of family and friends restores meaning and purpose to Frank’s life.

Book Description

April 17, 2012
When she was 17, there wasn’t a man alive she would let get near her, and when she was 18, there wasn’t a man she would keep away. She stood five feet seven inches tall, weighed one hundred twenty pounds, her green eyes sparkled like brilliant cut emeralds, her inviting full lips always ruby red and moist. Women universally hated her, men continued to hold doors for her long after she passed by - just to watch her walk away. To imply that Jessie exuded sex would be an understatement, akin to inferring that water was wet. Ninety-nine point nine percent of the men in Steam Corners wanted her, but she only wanted one man, Spencer Deacon. He was everything that she was not, even-tempered, amicable, well respected and kind. The one thing that Spencer didn’t want was Jessie, and his firm and undeniable rejections infuriated her. What followed was a series of sordid events involving murder, deceit, betrayal and the conviction of an innocent man.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Outer Banks Publishing Group (April 17, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982993110
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982993118
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

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1 comment:

  1. I read "The Road Back Home" just recently, enjoyed it very much! Several sentences throughout the story made me laugh out loud :) I look forward to reading more of your books and keep up the good work.