Bio: During his adult life Ben Oswald has been a drill instructor, lifeguard, short order cook, printer?s devil, federal agent, high school teacher, minister, contractor, psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, and college professor, now emeritus. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Allegheny College, Meadville, PA and a Master of Divinity degree in Pastoral Psychology from The Methodist Theological School, Delaware, Ohio.
During his twenty-five years on the faculty of North Central State College, he taught twenty-three different courses that covered all aspects of human development and behavior. He created eighteen of these courses especially for the nursing, radiology, human services and behavioral science curriculums. He is the author of two textbooks ? one on human sexuality, the other on aging ? and was a major contributor of poetry, essays, and short fiction to the college literary journal.
He and his wife Cynthia have combined families of four daughters and a son, eight grandchildren, and one great grandson. Half of the year they live with four feral cats in the south central Florida scrub. The other half of the year they travel around the country in their RV visiting family and friends or touring.
Echoes of Ellen is his first novel, hopefully the harbinger of more to come.
On the first anniversary of his wife's death, a widower finally begins removing his wife's things from their room with the help of his sister-in-law. The job nearly completed, his sister-in-law calls his attention to three boxes apparently hidden by his wife under their bed. He did not know they existed, and therefore what was in them. When he reads the stories, he begins to recognize similarities between characters in the stories and people he and Ellen had met, places they had been, and life s... more info>>
Why do some very intelligent women make such poor choices when it comes to romance? And how do they become embroiled in devious plots not of their making? Rea Parker knows. She's been there, done that. Five Women in Black is her story.
A footpath on the edge of a park in a small Arizona town is the setting for the beginning of a love affair and the terrifying ordeal that almost destroys it. Locked in an abandoned mine with her unconscious lover and her psychotic daughter, Alexis St. Pere shows calm fortitude and ingenuity in her effort to engineer an escape.
Two romances, some infidelity with a twist, a tragedy with a happy ending, several murders, a suicide, a hurricane, a struggle to save an endangered species; human nature at its best and its worst -- it's all here in The Rental.