TOUCH ALL YOUR BASES
This book of advice to my great-grandchildren unlocks the secret to a balanced, meaningful life by exploring such subjects as how to negotiate an allowance, how to live a life of adventure and how to find a spouse. The book also serves as a valuable guide to parents. Available on Amazon, Kindle e-book and Nook e-book
Andy Jones surprises Jane Johnston with a marriage proposal and with the decision to remain in Appleton, Oregon, where he has edited the weekly newspaper, rather than return to his home in Kansas City.
When Andy’s father suffers a heart attack, wedding plans are delayed while Andy returns to Kansas City and eventually decides to accept a newspaper reporting job with the Kansas City Star so he can help care for his father.
Meanwhile, Jane replaces Andy as the weekly newspaper editor in Appleton and reluctantly makes plans to marry him in Kansas City.
Andy’s former girlfriend makes a play for him while Jane debates whether she wants to leave her rural home for what she perceives as a “concrete jungle.”
Other problems complicate their wedding plans, including Andy’s wild ride in a DC-3 plane en route to Oregon and eventually to a place they call “their garden.”
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Andy Jones finds editing a weekly newspaper in the early 1950s more challenging than he expects, especially after meeting a flirtatious, funny receptionist and a wealthy grass seed farmer who lost her husband in an accident and appears to be looking for a replacement. Available on Amazon and Kindle/ebooks.
CONFESSIONS OF A PROFESSOR
A memoir that traces the author’s 30-year teaching career at the University of Montana, Biola University and the University of Oregon. Available on Amazon and Kindle/ebooks.
A LIFETIME OF WRITING
A collection of essays, poems and short stories written by the author during the past eight decades. Cartoons drawn by the late Roy Paul Nelson illustrate the 149-page book. Available on Amazon and Kindle/ebooks.
THE WRITE STUFF ADVENTURE
A series of writing assignments for fifth graders through high school that were developed by the author while teaching home school students for more than a decade. Published by Great Expectations Book Co. and available through Christianbook.com and Amazon.