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Dr. Elder's Miracle Grammar Tonic By Stephen Elder
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A condensed review of English grammar for business writers, or anyone who didn't pay attention in high school English. Features definitions of terms, examples of usage, and review quizzes.
The Hardline Inspection Company By Stephen Elder
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New depths in employee relations are plumbed in this hilariously scathing look at current business practices. Steve Elder has created a fictitous company, but what the company does to its workers has... More > already become reality.< Less
Ye Gods! By Stephen Elder
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“Ye Gods!” 1. exclamation of surprise 2. collection of short stories ranging from dark whimsy to scathing satire Warning: this collection contains occasional wry humor, biting... More > political commentary, social criticism, and dire prognostication. Side effects include but are not limited to: laughter, head shaking, and 3 AM epiphanies. Occasional tears have been reported. Characters are taken from various pantheons (Zeus, Shiva), classical literature/mythology (Icarus), history (Custer), and real life (Bigfoot, space aliens). This collection is intended to relieve the symptoms of boredom and ennui. It may be taken straight or with a grain of salt. Store in brightly lit areas such as beside a comfortable chair or on a bedside table.< Less
Ye Gods!2 By Stephen Elder
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Stephen Elder’s first collection of short stories was entitled Ye Gods! because it had several stories involving deities. Ye Gods!2 has only one such tale. Instead, this second collection... More > offers penetrating analyses of ancient and modern history (“Stone Age Tax Time” and “Lewis Books a Trip), plus pioneering essays on zoology (“The Ant Olympics” and “Interview with I’ll Have Another”). The author offers further enlightenment by explaining how appliances are sometimes possessed by unfriendly spirits. As a bonus, an excellent dragon recipe for knight stew is included. The “Life” section examines the consumer finance industry, child abduction, and the return of the Tooth Fairy. Despite the author’s best efforts, the “Death” section turns serious in “Saved” and “He finally Stopped Loving Her.” Ye Gods!2 includes three novelettes, The Writing Spider, Toby and Dervish, and Relatives. The novelettes are also available separately as Kindle Singles on Amazon.< Less
Ye Gods!2 By Stephen Elder
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Stephen Elder’s first collection of short stories was entitled Ye Gods! because it had several stories involving deities. Ye Gods!2 has only one such tale. Instead, this second collection... More > offers penetrating analyses of ancient and modern history (“Stone Age Tax Time” and “Lewis Books a Trip), plus pioneering essays on zoology (“The Ant Olympics” and “Interview with I’ll Have Another”). The author offers further enlightenment by explaining how appliances are sometimes possessed by unfriendly spirits. As a bonus, an excellent dragon recipe for knight stew is included. The “Life” section examines the consumer finance industry, child abduction, and the return of the Tooth Fairy. Despite the author’s best efforts, the “Death” section turns serious in “Saved” and “He finally Stopped Loving Her.” Ye Gods!2 includes three novelettes, The Writing Spider, Toby and Dervish, and Relatives. The novelettes are also available separately as Kindle Singles on Amazon.< Less
Ye Gods! By Stephen Elder
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"Ye Gods!" 1. exclamation of surprise 2. collection of short stories ranging from dark whimsy to scathing satire. Warning: this collection contains occasional wry humor, biting political... More > commentary, social criticism, and dire prognostication. Side effects include but are not limited to: laughter, head shaking, and 3 AM epiphanies. Occasional tears have been reported. Characters are taken from various pantheons (Zeus, Shiva), classical literature/mythology (Icarus), history (Custer), and real life (Bigfoot, space aliens). This collection is intended to relieve the symptoms of boredom and ennui. It may be taken straight or with a grain of salt. Store in brightly lit areas such as beside a comfortable chair or on a bedside table.< Less
Frank By Stephen Elder
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When a stranger named Frank shows up at a small housing development, everything seems to take a turn for the better. The new head carpenter soon gains the respect and admiration of everyone he meets.... More > But a routine background check on Frank turns out blank, and this soon attracts government attention. An investigation uncovers some details about Frank, but the incredible reality of his life remains a mystery. Frank's real past has left him completely unprepared for his present involvement, and departure seems to be the only way out. But it's not that easy - the people whose lives Frank has touched vow not to let that happen, and Frank is caught in the middle.< Less
Heart Problems By Stephen Elder
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County detective Simone Fitzhugh discovers a series of seemingly unrelated deaths that look like heart attacks but are really murders. Her husband, retired detective Michael Demidov, realizes the... More > murders are related and suggests that Simone go to the FBI. Past history with the Feds (The Unlikely Assassin) makes Simone wary, but the FBI surprisingly enlists their help. Demidov’s innovative interrogation techniques help unravel a tangled web of illegal drugs, a gunrunning militia, and a sinister terrorist plot to bring down the US government, all hatched by a shadowy figure called The Spider. The detectives’ lives are further complicated when Demidov’s Russian mafia family tries to draw the estranged son back into the fold. With Simone’s help, Demidov manages to extricate himself from the clutches of his family, but the consequences prove to be both a great boon and a heavy burden.< Less
Heart Problems By Stephen Elder
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County detective Simone Fitzhugh discovers a series of seemingly unrelated deaths that look like heart attacks but are really murders. Her husband, retired detective Michael Demidov, realizes the... More > murders are related and suggests that Simone go to the FBI. Past history with the Feds (The Unlikely Assassin) makes Simone wary, but the FBI surprisingly enlists their help. Demidov’s innovative interrogation techniques help unravel a tangled web of illegal drugs, a gunrunning militia, and a sinister terrorist plot to bring down the US government, all hatched by a shadowy figure called The Spider. The detectives’ lives are further complicated when Demidov’s Russian mafia family tries to draw the estranged son back into the fold. With Simone’s help, Demidov manages to extricate himself from the clutches of his family, but the consequences prove to be both a great boon and a heavy burden.< Less
The Shining Man's Wife By Stephen Elder
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Previously (Frank, 2007), Saint Francis was released from his centuries-long emissary duty to marry. In The Shining Man’s Wife, the saint is recalled to “active duty.” Frank and... More > Elaine are sent west on a mission to a national park where a startling chain of events unfolds. A local TV station films Frank and Elaine dramatically rescuing a bison herd, and the clip goes nationwide. Elaine’s “Ride through Fire” makes her a hot commodity on the talk show circuit. She appears on Larry King and Oprah, and Ms. Winfrey inspires her to start up a foundation to help the underfunded national parks. Elaine soon attracts the attention of a secretive philanthropic organization called Filiae Mundi (Daughters of the World). The Daughters ask Frank and Elaine to solve an environmental problem at their remote mountain headquarters. In between helping the Park Service and Filiae Mundi, the couple's godson is discovered to possess a strange healing power and they must protect him from unwanted attention.< Less