A Selection of John's work

Crying Body

What if a series of earthquakes simultaneously triggered a volcanic catastrophe? The infrastructure -hiways, oil lines, telephone lines- were destroyed. The president offered a referendum to determine the way toward mending the country. With all of the protective creams, clothing and diet, the western inhabitants lost their emotional compass and are managed by ZOOCOO!
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Crying Body

a small warmth

A quiet murmur engulfs the crowd. The gentle music flowed as the graduates enter. And the terrorist waits. Moving from Europe, Malcolm and Aretha now live in Parker Colorado. The Monschau shoot-out, Aretha's attack, the German police capturing Ismael, is history. But Gary, brother of Jerry Rice, aka Ishmael the Terrorist, is on the trail of Aretha.
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a small warmth

Summer Sundays
(Aretha)

Seemingly unrelated murders, a forming terrorist cell group in Belgium, and Americans living in Brussels, are at the intersection where intrigue, deception and murder collide. Aretha becomes the unwitting protagonist.
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The Arena

The Arena

Two Americans, who have a successful healthcare software company, want to branch out into the European market seeking distributors in Italy and Spain. The Americans run on guts and nerve and little understanding of Europe.
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The Arena

Fair Oaks

These are my growing-up stories from the early 60's, reflecting a life-style that probably doesn't exist anymore. After writing more than half of the stories I started to look for the old black and white pictures Dad took of us. I wanted to capture the wonderful time that my family experienced growing up in Fair Oaks.
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Fair Oaks

Patience in
Wonder Meadow

Patience and her dog Daisy visit her favorite mall one dreary Saturday afternoon as her mother admonishes Patience not to be with strangers. Little did Patience realize that Daisy will lead her inside the Mall's waterfall, into an unknown land of cowboys, talking squirrels, singers, and an explosive game!
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Patience in Wonder Meadow

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Leon the Lion (PDF)

Leon is a special lion. His special friend is Jackie-Ray who loves him as much as a stuffed animal can accept her love. He really is just a stuffed animal, but he spends a lot of time with real animals in Europe and Africa. Enjoy Leon's adventures as he visits and talks to his animal friends.


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Summer Sundays (Aretha)

Several seemingly unrelated murders, a terrorist cell group in Europe and Americans living in Brussels are the intersection where this story of intrigue, deception and murder starts.

Aretha is the unwitting protagonist when she takes a short term job with Gannon Water's software company in Belgium. She is asked by Gannon's wife Beth, to join the Summer Sunday Tours –a series of weekend packages for ex- patriots to see unique parts of Europe. Aretha falls for a UK colleague, Malcolm, just as the bus driver of the Tour is killed.

The London and Brussels police are on the trail of murder suspects and now a passport theft group. There is a group of Middle Eastern men that are involved somehow with the murder but it is not clear how. Was the first murder revenge, a signal to another group about turf or the first of many murders from an al Qaida's cell?