Books

“Kpop Summer” and “Saving Seoul,” can be found at most online retailers like Amazon Kindle, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, and Apple iBookstore. All proceeds from these two books go to Water is Life Kenya, a non-profit organization headed by Newark, DE native Joyce Tannian. WILK helps remote villages in Southern Kenya obtain water closer to home. This saves women and children from making long, dangerous treks, often ten miles round trip, to fetch water for their daily use. WILK also trains people to benefit more from their rural farming skills. Water is Life Kenya aims to reduce poverty, death, and disease, improve hygiene, and increase the time women can devote to families and education. They also have an online store that features handicrafts made by Kenyan women. Representatives from Water is Life Kenya are more than happy to come speak to any organization about their work.

“K-pop Christmas” can be found at most online retailers like Amazon Kindle, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, and Apple iBookstore. It is free to download, so please do!

All other books are works in progress and are intended to be published, at some later date.

When visions of boy bands come into his mind, Mac thinks of tight, flashy clothes, “oh baby” songs, and throngs of screaming teens. Ugh. He is accidentally thrown into the world of K-pop after unknowingly auditioning for a replacement slot in one of South Korea’s hottest boy bands. It is far from his dream job, but as long as it pays his college tuition, he can put up with anything for the summer. Better yet, is if his summer job provides a distraction from the childhood tragedy that continues to haunt him, leaving him with little sleep and jeopardizing his relationships with his other band mates and his performances.

Surviving the summer-and his Korean band mates-is no easy job for Mac, an American. Band leader Shinwoo has an attitude so cold and elite he’s been nicknamed the “Ice General.” Quoting dead military leaders, he’s merciless in his quest for perfection from himself and all the members, including the new guy, Mac. Leo and Ji Hu are not exactly nice, either, but the worst is Min-Jun, who has set his sights on a solo career and isn’t afraid to sabotage Mac or the band to do it. In the end, Mac learns to conquer his anxieties to make music, make friends, and make peace with the memory of the confidant he lost so many years ago.

Joo Jae Wook is intent on destroying that hotbed of capitalistic meddling, the United States of America, and not afraid of doing anything and everything to make it happen. He figures eliminating Seoul, South Korea, is a small sacrifice to achieve his goal. If only that pesky K-pop band, G5, would stop interrupting his well-devised plan! As long as Joo Jae Wook can take out America, Seoul, and that annoying boy band, it will be a victory well worth all of his efforts. He will be elevated to the status of hero and he can go home with his head held high.

Two years ago Mac was accidentally thrown into the world of K-pop after winning a replacement slot in one of South Korea’s hottest boy bands, G5. Today he only wants to survive his college spring break. Traveling halfway around the world to perform non-stop for a week, is not exactly his idea of a relaxing break, but after avoiding several attempts on his life, Mac and his band brothers must save Seoul to save the world.

Singing and dancing in a K-Pop group, sometimes has its perks, but other times, like now, it has its downside. Mac is thousands of miles away from his parents and missing them terribly. His band mates are all off to have fun on Christmas, leaving him alone and lonely. Seeking solitude in the back of church for the midnight service, Mac sinks into his sadness. When he hears the voices behind him in the choir loft and their plea for help, he reluctantly answers. What happens after that changes his whole Christmas.

“K-Pop Christmas” is a short story that accompanies the full-length books, “KPop Summer,” and “Saving Seoul.” It gives the reader a glimpse of Mac and his band mates, and their world of K-Pop.

Helen Benton is no politician, but she’s determined to change the way the country is run. Fed up with the lack of progress, money laundering, lies, and backstabbing of those in political office, she makes history as the first candidate elected to the office of the President of the United States by write-in vote. Backed by the people of the country, as disgruntled as she, Helen must learn how to enact changes, despite near overwhelming objections in Congress. Plagued by blackmail, impeachment, and the threat of potential war, she wishes, more than once, that she’d never taken the job. Someone wants her out of office and is determined to stop at nothing to see that she steps down. When her family is threatened, it takes courage and conviction in what is right, for Helen and her supporters to beat down the opposition. She’s Helen Benton, and she’s hellbent on change!

Stuck in the middle ages is not where Captain Henry Bronson envisioned he’d be when he joined the navy to see the universes. After crashing onto this time-challenged world, he is desperate to get himself and his band of survivors back up into space where they belong. The people on this world are vermin-infested, meat-eating, wood-burning barbarians, who honestly believe their world is flat. They know nothing of space travel or other worlds, or, especially, how to get off of this one. Henry has no intentions of telling them anything about outer space, but without modern equipment, he has to learn to rely on them. When the power source for the rescue beacon, and his wife, are stolen, Henry fights back using the only things available to him, medieval weaponry, technology, and modern knowledge. He wins the throne and tries to set the people on a path intended to propel them forward in time and out of their medieval hold.

Five hundred years after the advent of Henry Bronson, the planet is still caught in a medieval time loop. Roy Wexton grows up a servant, working in the shadow of the castle, until an accident reveals that he is the son of the late king. Sent on a quest by an old man in a loin cloth, Roy travels through all the regions of the Empire, collecting aids that the strange, old man said would save his life and help him win the throne. It is the book, the final object of the collection, that solidifies Roy’s future. Henry Bronson wrote this log book, at first, as his personal journal, but later, in hopes that his son would use his instructions to keep the country rocketing forward in time, and eventually into space. It is Roy, Henry’s grandson, many generations hence, that unearths the book and uses the secrets in it, including the weapons of terrible destruction, to not only win his battle for the throne, but set the world, once again, on a forward time track.