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Changes in the works.


As most of you know, I write in multiple genres. My books cover everything from Sci-fi {Ice Changers }, Suspense Thrillers {Abduction and more}, Short story collections of suspense {Short-order Thrillers {Stories to Chew On}}, Fantasy Romance {The Undead Meets the Living Dead}  as well as biography {Stolen Years {A True Story of Domestic Abuse and Survival}  and Paranormal Romance   A Haunted Love 

After a lot of reading concerning “spreading genres wide”, and wonderful suggestions from fellow writers like, I have learned it is difficult to pin down an audience when writing in so many genres. I am making moves and finding my “brand” under a few new Pseudonyms. As the books are moved into their categories, I will be posting the names. This move will take some time and work, but I truly think it is one of the smart moves for me to make. It will give those interested in a certain genre of my books to locate me and my books. It will also offer me a way to outreach to mo0re readers.

I do hope you will walk with me on this journey. I will keep you always in the loop. I do thank all of you for your faithfulness and for your ever present support of my writing.

Always, Darrel



Hello to you all… I thought I would tell you a little bit about where I have been. The winter was terribly long even for those that love it. I am Not a lover of winter and the older I get the less I like it. I have waited for Spring, which I am fairly certain skipped us and went straight to Summer. There is nothing I can do about that so I will take the warmth whichever season it comes in.

While I have been away, I have completed and published several novels. I have been taking in a lot of webinars and conferences to enhance my knowledge of writing as well as learning the market strategies concerning selling books. There is so much to take in and a day doesn’t go by that I learn something new. I become extremely passionate when I learn a new avenue to take my books.

Probably the biggest lessen learned recently is the road to “Branding” myself. Because I write in so many genres, it was brought to my attention by a wonderfully dear fellow author and friend that I need to separate my books by their genre. If you are looking for suspense from me, I need to make certain you find exactly that. If it is Sci-fi or paranormal romance you want, I need to have a straight shot to my books in that genre. It will take some time but I Will make it happen.

I’m also making a jump to YA {young adult/teen} for some of my writing. I do enjoy that genre and think I can pull it off nicely. It will be something fresh and enjoyable for me and for my readers. I hope you will take the journey with me.

I am all about outdoors and love this time of year. I will do some fishing and walking the woods. Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes and a lot of mine comes from nature itself. I breathe it in and make it a part of me. I hope to see you walking with me.

Back to Stay

I am going to be blogging and showing my novels on WordPress now. I hope you will take the time to have a look.

The Undead Meets the Living Dead is the first book from the series Legends of the Living Dead. Mia, a nearly three century old vampire stumbles across a man. Not just any man; Michael is the creation of Bokors, witches, gods and voodoo legend that goes back a thousand years. He is cursed to walk as an undead in a world that wants him gone from the face of the earth. Mia wants to learn more about this fascinating creature. To do so, she must escape the vampire that made her and claimed her as his own. An unlikely team, Michael and Mia must battle both vampires and the spirits that are the Islands. Tiaton, a powerful mix of Bokor and voodoo gods wants Michael for her very own. She will call upon the most powerful voodoo gods to help her make Michael possession. The undead and those that are called the living dead will encounter hatred, love, death and spirits that are only read about in spooky tales. Someone is going to die! The islands hold many secrets that whisper of zombies and witches and vampires. They tell of creatures thought only to exist in old wives tales and folklore. They are more real than a mind might wish to know. This story contains many true rituals and gods that are a huge part of the voodoo belief. It will fascinate you and intoxicate your mind.BookCoverImage

If you are considering law enforcement as a career, you need to read this biography. If you are in law enforcement or were at one time… this is the book for you. Read about Terry’s life in law enforcement to see what you will be facing should you choose this career. His stories will literally open your eyes to the reality of being a Peace Officer.
This is the true story of a man that wore many hats. He was a son, a father, a husband, and good friend to many but mostly… he was a law enforcement officer. He dedicated his life to serving and protecting people; some he did not even know. Terry Bandemer was “Top Cop” and received awards all the way from the Police Department to the Sheriff’s Office and was given an American flag and an accommodation straight from the White House. He was shot, stabbed and looked death directly in the eye.
A K-9 handler, he and is best friend Major, a black shepherd that rode shotgun as Terry’s partner for over ten years, tracked and apprehended criminals. Major, a highly decorated Police Dog, served without hesitation or concern for his own life next to Terry. He retired a “Top Dog” and best friend to Terry. He “took a bite out of crime” and enjoyed tracking the bad guys as he was born to do. He was a friend to all except the criminal.
Follow Terry and his furry partner as they embark on some of the most fascinating adventures and law enforcement officer could ask for. Some would end in tragedy and haunt Terry’s dreams even today. Some would bring peace and a sense of safety to everyone Terry worked to protect. From murders to suicides and drug busts galore, Terry stood tall and faced his fears head on.
Terry’s stories will grab you and hold you as you read of his life as a Peace Officer. He did it all for the safety of the people and it was never about the awards or accommodations he received throughout his career. A day in Minnesota named for him and recognition for his services, Terry remained himself. Quitting was never an option for him and the county’s he worked for were safer to be in because of Terry and Major. “I’m a cop… I wear a badge.” Book ’em, Danno.”BookCoverImage

New books available now.

Hello to you all. I have not been here in a while and “shame on me.” I have published many more books and have written two biographies. the first is the true story of a woman that endured 30+ years of the most violent of abuse from her husband. She took all he had to give, including the loss of a kidney, all for the love of her children. In the end, she was abducted from her apartment, naked and in the frigid cold of a Minnesota winter. She survived all of it only to lose the love of three of her children.

 The second biography is the life story of the man that brought her back from Mexico where she was taken to when she was abducted. He is a highly decorated law enforcement officer that moved up from cop to sheriff and had a K-9 unit that is still tops in Minnesota. In his biography, Terry relives some of the most interesting and dangerous cases in his career.

 I have also been busy writing and publishing the next segments of the Witches of the Forest series. Four and Five are finished and published and i am now writing the final part of the 6 segment series.

 I hope that you will take the time to visit my website and check me out at amazon and Nookpress. My books are all available on all e-readers as well as in print. I have some on hand for sale to those that want a signed copy. So, 7 suspense novels, two biographies and a 6part series later, here i am.

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 Stolen Years {A True Story of Domestic Abuse and Survival}

A must read for anyone that has ever known or felt domestic violence



Finally, the beginning of the story is available. This is the story that birthed “Penance.” It is a must read suspense novel that will have you on the edge of your chair. Abduction was my first novel published and is now available on All e-readers.

Abduction on e-readers

I am so very proud to tell you that Abduction is finally live and waiting to be part of your e-reader library. Please join me as I welcome the “beginning” of the story that will take you to the sequel, Penance.


Time is a luxury in today’s busy lifestyle. These short stories will give you the thrill and chill in short order. Just a few chapters and you are on to the next story. These stories will give you the excitement of a full size novel that fits into any busy schedule.
She thinks she is a princess and her Daddy forbids her to love anything less than a prince. When a flight goes terribly wrong, Melanie will discover that her daddy… was wrong. With crocodiles and natives, all set on killing her, Melanie finds that her forbidden fruit is the only thing between her and certain death.
Atlantis has always fascinated the minds of men. Was it, did it, could it have been echo across oceans. This story will take you to a place where sacrifices and curses hide a truth. Only one woman knows how to find it. her doctor thinks she needs therapy until he too finds the truth. Just because you are an Imp, it doesn’t make you a demon. it simply makes you the cost… of keeping a secret.
The desert is known for it’s heat. What creature has the ability to change the one hundred and five degree desert sand into chilling snow? Marlene and her companion Dan, along with their best friends, are about to find out. Dragons that breathe snow instead of firs, relic vehicles and planes and a “something” named Sharu are stealing the Earth’s desert to rekindle a life now covered in ice and Glaziers.
What can stop a powerful tribe, once known as the Amazon women, from enslaving the men of the world and making the Earth’s people and land there own. The balance lies in the hands of a not yet born baby girl.
In the last but for certain, not the least in excitement and thrills, a family is torn apart after wife and mother, Sarah is nearly crushed to death by a Semi. The doctors gave her a clear go to walk again. Sarah thinks they were wrong. Walking only a few feet at a times, Sarah relies on her family and a wheelchair to get her around. Her children have pulled away from her and her husband is at a loss. A business trip and an accident leave him stranded in the mountains of snowy Colorado. Hungry wolves and a hermit who wants his where-bouts to remain a secret wait for Jake at the bottom of the ravine.
Sarah refuses to believe the police reports. Now, she and her two children will come together as a family to try and find Jake. Sarah needs her legs to work but she is afraid. Her kids will be with her for support but is it enough to save Jake?