Fiction

The Taylors' Civil War

When Luke Taylor's father leaves home to fight for the South in the Civil War, it's up to Luke to be the man of his family. Luke struggles to keep his family safe as Union soldiers march through the South burning crops, destroying buildings, killing livestock. When a band of renegades dressed as Union soldiers attack his home, killing his brother and beating him and his mother, Luke must leave the farm to find his father. 

A New Beginning

After Luke and Trevor arrive in Colorado they begin new adventures. Will they settle down or will they go further west exploring or looking for gold? Will they stay together or separate? Find out in A New Beginning.

Luke Taylor and Trevor Lane

After reaching Independence, Luke and Trevor join a wagon train where they fight outlaws and Indians while heading west. Two men, who used to be part of Captain Fry’s gang, are also on board. Will Luke and Trevor discover who these mysterious men are before they exact their revenge?

Trevor Lane and Independence

When word comes that the war is over, Trevor travels back to the Wrights, only to find that their house has been destroyed and Margret and her son with it. He then decides he must move west carrying the weight of the loss with him as he goes. Being a former Union soldier while traveling west he encounters the very people that attacked the Wrights and took his future away from him.

Luke Taylor Westward Bound

Luke and his father return to see their farm facing a new threat--carpetbaggers from the North who threaten to seize their land while Luke and his father resist. Luke has to kill a carpetbagger to defend his father. Luke races against time, Union soldiers, and bounty hunters on his way to join a wagon train in Independence, Missouri. With only a packhorse, a few days supply of food, and a stowaway dog, Luke heads west on a tense, adventure filled journey of survival. 

Trevor Lane and the Civil War

After Trevor’s family is killed he gets into trouble with the law. To prevent him from going to jail Trevor ends up in the Pennsylvania Sixth Calvary, also known as Morris Lancers. After being captured by the Confederate Army Trevor almost dies while he is at Bell Isle prison. Will he survive?

Upon a Field of Gold

Upon a Field of Gold is a compelling story about a man trying to reconcile his two lives without losing his current life to his past one. Heartwarming and chilling. More captivating because it's based upon a true story. Richard Strack examines the meaning of life from the inside looking out. 

The Life That Got Away

The Life That Got Away alternates between adventures of the narrator's past cross-country road trip and his current adustment in Seattle. Dealing with Beatrice's rejection of his desire to right her wrong--as well as her not-so-subtle rejection of him--he sees all through gray-colored lenses. Love is dead, he claims. But is it? Believing it is so makes it so, and he fails to see the beauty and love all around him, even blossoming in another woman's desire for him.  

Faranell Castle

THE LEGEND OF FARANELL CASTLE

An ancient castle, a devouring whirlpool, and a dragon keeping watch. But where’s the treasure?

Leave it to Gylarian and Filestra MacDavidson.

“Old Moneybags” MacDonnelle is about to snatch their clan’s castle (merely a tax issue … but rather humongous), and the duo are intent on saving Faranell. They have but a few days, and only a treasure of dragon proportions will do. Where is that treasure?

Guild of Immortal Women

 

Two bodies are discovered on the grounds of The Bastille, home to a coven of witches who belong to the Guild of Immortal Women.  The bodies have strange characteristics, so what follows is a combination merry and sinister romp through ancient history. Medieval times are brought to life through a massive tapestry adorning the mansion’s walls where the characters—animals and humans—emerge  through tears in the fabric.

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