Books

Net proceeds from the sale of these books helps us continue our serving the poor, the homeless, the sick, endangered animals, the environment, and the lonely and isolated.

The links below connect to iTunes for digital downloads of the books.
The book are also available in print editions on Lulu Publishing, Barnes & Noble, Amazon…
The novels were written mainly for those who were there and to share tales otherwise left in the shadows.
 

Read excerpts from the books on our Advocacy Blog

We All Deserve Better

View from the Tent

This book shares observations from a homeless man living in various
shelters in and around Seattle. These musings come from a man who was crushed by violence and loss. His reflections and stories will give hope to those people supporting others in
similar situations, living on the outskirts of society.
“I had no idea there were people like Atreus living on the street.”
“A great insight into those invisible in our society.” 
“The best narrative on homelessness I have ever read!”
Two major Universities are using View from the Tent as a textbook in their Social Justice curriculums.
Dramatic readings of “View from the Tent” have been the center piece of various fund raising events throughout the state.

Ice

Since 1989, when I returned to the states from Ireland, I have been involved
with many diagnosed with HIV. I have been on various care teams, support groups, panels, marches, fund raising events, as well as starting a non profit dedicated to giving those stricken with HIV a way to participate in society.
Nothing has been clearer than the desperate loneliness and isolation many
HIV/AIDS sufferers face every day of their lives.
These are their stories.
Stories full of courage, challenges and hope.
I am proud that I have been able to share their journey…

 

Trust Kids.

The essential message of this book is that when we trust kids we tend to get better long term results than when we hang on to the old paradigm of top down.
“Trust Kids” shares stories confirming that when kids are involved in their own destiny they will surprise the disbelieving adults with their insight, recommendations and involvement with solving many challenges we all face today.
Stories range from a young girl trying to survive the siege of Leningrad to teenagers successfully finding ways to deal with racism, discrimination and bullying…

Friends

“The purpose of this book, available on iTunes, is to elicit public action in support of our environment and our fellow creatures. Hopefully, sharing the photos of many of our animal Friends, to a larger audience, will motivate some to make that call or make that donation to help protect our planet and its many inhabitants. These amazing creatures give Let Kids Be Kids, Inc. the impetus to speak up for them, our collective environment, and our shared habitat. Let Kids Be Kids, Inc. financially supports many organizations, causes, research, and volunteerism that directly impacts our animal friends and their daily lives.Education, preservation, conservation are the keys to protect all of our friends, including us, for future generations. Net proceeds from the sale of our books support the Advocacy work of Let Kids Be Kids, Inc. www.letkidsbekids.org All photos were taken by the author.”

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The novels were primarily written for the fellas I knocked around Eastern Europe with as we kicked over stones to find various intelligence nuggets. One adventure lead to another.
Books are available on iBooks, Lulu Publishing, Barnes & Noble

“Oo-roo” New in 2021
See photo and 
description below.

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“Beyond the Black Stump.”
5th in the series “Life in the Shadows”
Jack, Mick, Mahaney and Walking Bear are all enjoying a respite from the pressures of their careers when they are alerted to a possible strike on the Royal Family.

Mahaney’s recent trip to Northern Ireland, to investigate a string of brutal bank robberies, has left him suspicious of the SAS and the motivations for the robberies.
A possible action against the Royals by the military has everyone running scared…
The same characters from #2 Molesworth Street, Under the Spider Tree, Slaughterhouse Creek & A Day Without Stars are back for another rousing adventure of “Life in the Shadows.”

 

Oo-roo is an Aboriginal word meaning “See you.” 

“…The specter of restored passport control checkpoints and customs at the border with Northern Ireland is contemplated with horror by people here who remember the delays and inefficiencies that the border used to cause in the old days…” From a speech delivered by a Member of the Dáil

Brexit is rapidly changing traditional European relationships. In the middle of these swirling seas, Jack and Mick are tasked with investigating the security of the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom, as opportunists look to gain citizenship and set up illegal ventures anywhere they can find a crack in the shield.

These are the same characters that shared their “Life in the Shadows” in #2 Molesworth Street, Under the Spider Tree, Slaughterhouse Creek, A Day Without Stars, and Beyond the Black Stump.

The book can be purchased on Lulu Publishing and Barnes & Noble
It can also be ordered through Apple Books.

Like the mystery of the name 

Good espionage/ mystery
Like the description of Ireland, makes me want to book a ticket!
Characters are engaging and real

Great characters in a memorable adventure 

I loved the characters, the interaction, the setup and the possibilities for another story.
I read it about a week before traveling to Ireland. I visited a number of spots in the book, making the story come even more alive than I could have imagined. I have ordered Beyond the Black Stump. Thank you for the adventure, friendship, and love within the pages.

Enjoyable! 

Thank you for an enjoyable read.