Books

Many readers have attested to the pleasure they experienced in reading the stories available throug this website. They’re fun to read.

 

But just because they’re fun, doesn’t mean they don’t have lessons to teach. I’ve written dozens of non-fiction books that teach lessons about solving problems, building systems, communicating effectively, writing well, helping others, and understanding yourself. But non-fiction isn’t the only way to learn these things. In fact, many people learn more effectively from well-written stories. Such stories simulate the effect of learning through experience. You identify with the characters, so you may learn from their experiences exactly the kinds of things you’d learn from having their experiences yourself.

 

So, if experience is the best teacher, stories that capture your imagination could well be your best teachers. If they aren’t, just let me know, and I’ll refund your purchase price. They’re just a click or two away, so why not give them a try?

Freshman Murders

Freshman Murders

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Series: residue, Book 1
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Math Professor and former NSA problem-solver Josh Rosemont, finds a woman’s body in the woods. Rosy's team hounds a twisted trail of false clues to uncloak the Dean’s sex scandal, decipher incriminating evidence in a billion-dollar swindle, and thwart a serial killer–a deranged student who believes raping and killing a potential suicide is not really murder. But did they catch the real killer? More info →
Where There’s a Will There’s a Murder

Where There’s a Will There’s a Murder

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Series: residue, Book 2
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Where There's a Will There's a Murder is the second story in the Residue Class Mysteries. The series is dedicated to the proposition that, when solving mysteries, there's no substitute for brains backed by courage. These amateur sleuths are math geniuses whose social skills do not equal their skills in mathematics, computers, and science. More info →
The Death Lottery

The Death Lottery

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Series: residue, Book 3
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Libby Myers and her pals in the Residue Class face their greatest challenge yet: a serial killer terrorizing Manhattan without any detectable pattern. Anybody in New York could be Random Killer's next victim. More info →
Residue Class Murders Bundle

Residue Class Murders Bundle

Series: residue, Book 4
Genre: residue
This bundle includes the entire Residue Class Murders Series as of now, for an attractive special price. More info →
The Hands of God

The Hands of God

How would you live if you lost your hands? Could you feed yourself? Clean yourself? What about opening a door? How would you dress yourself, or tie your shoes? Would everyone you ever loved consider you a freak? A monster? Pamela Ruka knows the answers to these questions, and more. More info →
Mistress of Molecules

Mistress of Molecules

Libra use her amazing powers to terrorize those in power to liberate her planet–falling in love with a half-human, half-alien who opposes then helps her cause. More info →
Earth’s Endless Effort

Earth’s Endless Effort

LAFE doesn't live in the forest. LAFE is the forest. LAFE's size and thousands of years of experience provide the wisdom to survive. When a pipeline project threatens to slice LAFE's brain, LAFE seeks the aid of Daphne DeFreest. But first they must heal her broken body and find a way to communicate. Then Daphne must find the love of her life, and they all must cope with their common enemies. This is their story. More info →
The Aremac Project

The Aremac Project

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Series: aremac, Book 1
Genre: Thriller
A terrorist group has been bombing landmarks in Chicago, attempting to extort millions from the city. In the desperate search for clues, two agents hire a pair of grad students, hoping to apply their experimental discoveries to read more from a suspect's mind. When a sudden murder stymies their investigation, the investigators and the unique Aremac project become the terrorist's next target! More info →
Aremac Power

Aremac Power

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Series: aremac, Book 2
Genre: Thriller
Marna's revolutionary theory is ignored. Tess's reverse camera isn't. Evil people try to steal their work. Can they outwit Tess and Marna's team of geniuses. More info →
The Quantum String Quartet

The Quantum String Quartet

What happens if the physicists' String Theory is correct, and the "real" universe is nothing more than a human mental construct? And what happens to the half-dozen young adults who, through an accident on their common day of conception, can mentally pull the strings of the universe? More info →
The Quantum String Sextet

The Quantum String Sextet

The Quantum String Quartet decides to try to set aside their differences and band together for mutual protection, though that's easy to say but hard to do, especially when faced with a veritable army trying to recruit them or kill them. More info →
The Quantum String Band

The Quantum String Band

Six young people--each born with a disfiguring and crippling defect--possess the power to access the underlying string structure of the universe and thus violate the most trusted laws of physics. They must master their personal fears and escape pursuit by those who wish to command their powers. As they discover one another, they grow in power and sophistication, becoming, in the end, more fully human. More info →
Quantum Stringers Bundle

Quantum Stringers Bundle

This specially-priced bundle provides the entire Quantum Stringers Series to date. More info →