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John G. Stockmyer
1934-2014


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Under The Stairs Series   Twelve True Fantasy Novels

The Under the Stairs series is about the adventures of John Lyon, a young History Professor who discovers a hidden gateway (under the stairs of his old house) to a fantastic place he calls "Bandworld." Bandworld appears to be a planet that is firmly set in the Dark Ages: castles, kings, rigid social caste systems, primitive technology, etc. As John Lyon spends more time in Bandworld, he finds that his assessment of this "medieval" place is shockingly incomplete.

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Book Cover: Under The Stairs Book Cover: Back Under The Stairs Book Cover: Ellen Under The Stairs Book Cover: Two Worlds Under The Stairs Book Cover: True Love Under The Stairs
Book Cover: Mage War Under The Stairs Book Cover: Betrayer Bird Under The Stairs Book Cover: Monsters Under The Stairs Book Cover: Spiders Under The Stairs Book Cover: Submerged Under The Stairs
Book Cover: Death Under The Stairs Book Cover: Killer Under The Stairs - Available: 2015


Recent Reviews/Reader Comments:
  • "I literally savored this book like a turkey dinner with a fine wine and cinnamon apple pie for dessert! A man literally steps into the shoes of a mage in another world. He not only has to convince the natives of this world, but himself, that his magic is real."
    Read the entire review of Under The Stairs at: E-book It
    - Linda Horne (creator of E-book It - Ebook Reviews/Blog)

  • "I'm really hooked on Under the Stairs - delightful!"
    - Judi Irving (Hull, U.K.)

  • "I think the story would make the best television show. Much better than most of the drivel out there now. The combination of history, engineering and fantasy would make it entertaining and educational at the same time. I realize that will probably never happen, but itís nice to dreamÖ Iím obviously a voracious fantasy reader; most is just tripe. Itís rare that I come across a story that makes me want more. . . "
    - Sarah Forrest (Newington, CT)


Z Detective Series   Fourteeen Murder/Mystery Novels

Meet Big Bob Zapolska, an unlicensed private eye who reads detective fiction for self improvement. Z's stubbornness, combined with other useful "skills" such as a keen sense of smell and a healthy disregard for legal "technicalities," helps land him in the middle of some interesting situations.
Big Bob Zapolska may be a loner. He may be a loser. He may, in fact, be a dangerous pyromaniac. But if someone has cheated you --- if someone is crowding you --- it's good to have the Z-man on your side!

      Of further help to him are his personal beliefs:
  • Big and ugly are assets in the P.I. game.
  • Tell the truth when possible --- it's hard to remember lies.
  • An occasional rage-driven blackout can be helpful.
  • To avoid temptation --- give in to it immediately.
  • Never break the law --- unless you have to.
  • If you blackjack a man correctly, he will rarely suffer permanent brain damage.
  • In the right hands [Z's], fire is an excellent motivator.

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Book Cover: Of Mice and Murderers Book Cover: Good Lord, Deliver Us Book Cover: Murder by Candlelight Book Cover: Where Angels Fear to Tread Book Cover: All's Well That Ends Well
Book Cover: Swan Song Book Cover: Bang Bang, You're Dead Book Cover: No Fury Book Cover: What's in a Name Book Cover: Souvenirs
Book Cover: YUM Book Cover: Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright Book Cover: The South Will Rise Again Book Cover: SHADOWMAN


Recent Reader Comments:
  • "I am totally hooked on the "Z" series. Downloaded the 1st one free and then bought the rest. He can really tell a story, all interwoven, but connected in the end. Definite read!"
    - Carla Bream

  • "I find your Father's "Z" series excellent reading. I got the Kindle mobi file as I'm now a dedicated Kindle user first starting with Kindle for PC and now the owner of a new Kindle wifi, 3G. Please let your Dad know how much I enjoy his stories. Perhaps after I finish the "Z" series I will try the science fiction as I also enjoy good sifi."
    - Dave (South Texas)



Miscellaneous Fiction and Non-Fiction

Currently in this section you will find a quirky Vampire book: The Gentleman Vampire and a non-fiction "self-help" book designed to help individuals increase their creativity. Unleashing The Rights Side of the Brain is a team effort by Robert H. Williams, Ph.D. Psychologist and John G. Stockmyer.

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Book Cover: The Gentleman Vampire Book Cover: Unleashing The Right Side of The Brain


Great Moments in History - Ten Exciting Historical Events (10 Programs 5+ Hours)

With the impact of a time machine, this dramatized sound series projects the past through the eyes of newscasters "covering" momentous events in American and World history. Much more than dramatized documents or the reading of famous speeches, these are "first hand" dramatizations enhanced by full-range, professional sound effects. Click on a title for information and an audio sample of each program.

Audio Program: The Persian Wars Audio Program: The Death of Socrates Audio Program: The Assassination of Caesar Audio Program: The Battle of Hastings Audio Program: Defeat of The Spanish Armada
Audio Program: King Phillip's War Audio Program: The Salem Witch Trials Audio Program: 1775: Road to Revolution Audio Program: Yorktown: Victor and Vanquished Audio Program: 1812: Jackson at New Orleans



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