Now we come to the selling part. All the books listed here can be found on my Amazon  Author’s Page in both paperback and Kindle editions. All the book covers were designed by me with the exception of Footprints on a Small Planet. That was done for me by the Create Space team.                                                  

  African Odyssey 

African Odyssey cover for Create Space 2 When Ted and Maria decide to spend a weekend in Tanzania to renew their Kenyan visas, they get an unexpected surprise. They will not be allowed to return to their Nairobi apartment until they have left the loose confederation known as East Africa.Thus begins a month-long odyssey through Tanzania and Zambia by bus and rail.Along the way, they visit Victoria Falls, the fabled island of Zanzibar, and go on safari in the Serengeti Prepared for a short weekend jaunt, it is a month before they return home. The major problem; they had enough cash for a weekend, but getting any more proves to be difficult on the fraud-wracked continent.  Watch a video trailer for African Odyssey                                                                             

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 Timothy Leary and the Mad Men of Millbrook

Turn on, Tune in, Drop Out. That was the battle cry of the Psychedelic Generation who came of age during the turbulent 1960s. Against a backdrop of political assassinations, race riots, and anti-war protests, a few came together under the leadership of Timothy Leary to found a new world based on peace, love, and LSD. It didn’t quite work out that way, and this is the story of the last days of Millbrook.  Watch the video:                                                  


                                                                                       The Reaper’s Carol          

Reaper's Carol cover for Create Space copyWhen the author falls ill with a deadly condition brought about by intestinal scarring, he begins a six-month struggle to cheat the Grim Reaper. At least, for a while.   



Book CoverFootprints on a Small Planet In 1998, Theodore P. Druch and Maria Ruiz pulled up stakes, sold everything, and at age 58, set off, with their two Miniature Schnauzers and a Siamese cat, on a ten-year Odyssey around the world. Living in cities such as Bangkok, Nairobi, and Buenos Aires, they also spent years traveling to far-flung places at the ends of the earth like Komodo, Borneo, Darjeeling, and the remote Vietnamese village of Sapa, deep in the mountains along the border with China. Footprints is the story of their travels in Mexico and Central America in an old motor home, traveling Mesoamerica from top to bottom, immersing themselves in the lands and the cultures south of the US border. Richly embellished with a wealth of description of natural beauties from jungles to fiery volcanoes and Technicolor deserts; vivid re-creations of life in the ancient ruined cities of the Maya; eyewitness testimony to the erosion of our planetary environment; and sometimes hilarious accounts of their adventures learning the ropes, this potpourri of travel writing, fiction, and relaxed good humor is sure to keep you glued to the page.

More of my works can be found in the PVWG anthologies whose covers I also designed.

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And watch for 

King David Book Cover King David’s Harp

 Exiled from Spain in 1492, a Jewish physician and his young family become involved in a search for the legendary lost harp of King David, the return of which to his tomb in Jerusalem may bring about the coming of the Messiah. Aboard the Madre Maria, a ship captained by a secret Jew, they circle the Mediterranean in search of clues to its location, one step ahead of a vicious Papal envoy and a deformed assassin, an Arab pirate and slaver, and various others also anxious to get their hands on this invaluable treasure. On the quest, they discover hidden depths of courage within themselves and find that their old lives can never be regained. Eventually they put ashore on the Holy Land and trek across the desert to Aleppo, in Syria, where they find the harp, but their adventures are just beginning. Beset by traitors and spies, they find the journey to King David’s tomb is anything but easy, and returning the harp may well cost them all their lives.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         



  Pure Gold 1 front coverPure Gold: The Case of the Mayor’s Wife  In this homage to the great detective fiction of the 40s and 50s, Private Eye Joe Gold is the Sam Spade type transported to the modern world. Kicked off the police force  for going off on his own, half-cocked, “for the last goddamn time,” he’s behind the rent on his seedy office. Somebody’s also trying to  kill him, and his daughter has been kidnapped. Her mother is the Mayor’s wife, and the Mayor  is not supposed to know anything about it. Joe wonders why, and his investigation soon has him involved in a mad mix of sex, prostitution, and murder. Watch the video:

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Coming soon:

Pure Gold: The Case of the Reluctant Vampire

Detective Joe Gold, following up a strange telephone call. finds himself in the midst of a grisly murder. His investigation takes him to some of the most bizarre and terrifying places in the city and may end up killing him.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pure Gold: The Case of the Bigoted Blogger

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