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I write non-fiction books on a range of subjects. My goal is to write the most comprehensive book on the subject, a book that is well-researched and present readers with accurate and reliable information in a readable narrative. My writing hero is Erik Larson.

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- Non Fiction

Journalism with some science thrown in   


                                                      The events in Ravalli County are a microcosm of the Americas's response

                                       to the COVID-19 Pandemic as individuals and institutions try to navigate

                              uncertain and conflicting data — anxiety, news, politics, trust, mistrust, health,

                  and livelihood drove America to implement one of the worst public health responses in the world. Ravalli County, Montana is the right place. A place that voted 67% for Trump, not 90% — there are liberals. The location for the Yellowstone TV Series and an NIAID lab that includes a BSL-4 lab. Researchers from the lab participated in the public dialog.


Events in Ravalli County drive the narrative non-fiction story — official comments to the local health board, including the author's, released interviews, and events on the streets of Ravalli County are placed in the context of America's research and public health decisions made in the face of uncertainty, science, politics, and propaganda. It is the only COVID-19 book that tells "both sides of the story."  It is the only book that compares America's response with the best reactions from other countries to make data-driven recommendations. It is one of the few books that shows how public health drove politics and politics drove public health.

             ~~~ Rooted thoroughly in the scientific literature, it is made accessible to the lay reader ~~~


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I Ching of a Thousand Doors

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A meticulously researched narrative in everyday language show how to use the I Ching and get the most out of The Book of Changes no matter what your viewpoint. Shows how divination with the I Ching is merely an extension of your everyday experience, allowing you to tap deeper into your subconscious to bring forth what it already knows using the I Ching. Answers the questions, What is Yin-Yang and the Dao? How did Confucius get his words in the I Ching?

Practical narratives, illustrations, mixed with Poetic Prose and surprisingly beautiful prose from Ancient China get your heart as well as your mind engaged with The Book of Changes. Key phrases explained, showing what it meant and what it means.

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Airplane Wreck in Ocean


Our mother was there, a senior in High School. Collaborative Project with Val Anderson for a series of books

PUBLISHED — by Valerie J. Anderson

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COMING in awhile by James R. Olsen


Minute by minute account from both sides                                  

What were they thinking? The American pilot, the Japanese aviator, the civilian
on the ground, the sailor on the ship, the intelligence officer, the FBI man, the
Japanese American drawn into the same story — drawn from authentic accounts

Why They Flew - Non Fiction                                  

Mister Zero Eyes - Alternative History                              

What happens a grounded Japanese aviator had a good idea? Midway will never be the same.


Hazel's Great Adventure
A Dog Called Hazel
translated by (as best I can)
James R. Olsen


A dog's story from a dog's point of view.

Can a dog love. Can a dog have a broken heart. My answer is yes.

We inherit a dog who lost everyone who cared for her last year. Will they come back, will they come back. She waits, she waits, she waits. They never do. I look at her face and there are tears in her eyes. I look in her eyes and there are tears in her heart. After a couple of months in a new home, Hazel goes on a road trip, a journey of fear and recovery.

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Net Zero

If an economy is a group of people providing goods and services, why do we tax real work more than we tax the "fake economy" — speculation? 


Speculation does not provide any useful goods or services; it simply creates wealth for some while eroding the productivity of our economy. There is nothing wrong with someone knowing the rules and speculating, it should be taxed at least as much as real work.


Here is a plan to improve the real productivity of the American worker by reducing taxes on work and paying for it with taxes on speculation.

Christ the Redeemer

t h e     Teachings  of
Jesus of Nazareth

An examination of the Gospels - what they say and don’t say
- how seeking to live them
-may be more than holding tightly to any creed.

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