Woody’s Book Page
I’m pleased to be able to offer a page here on my website for my husband, Woody Starkweather, to showcase his various writings. And they are vast. Novels are his most recent genre and they’ll be listed first. There are also essays published originally in our local monthly news, The North Star, and a sampling of his academic articles on stuttering, his area of special interest during his 35-year career as professor.
Over his 35 years in academic life, Woody wrote eight textbooks, all between four and eight in the morning. Living in Kazakhstan as a Peace Corps volunteer and English teacher, and his textbook days behind him, what else could he do at 4 a.m. but continue writing? This time he focused on the kinds of books he likes to read — novels with adventure, intrigue, and a bit of fun.
He wrote five novels and one book of short stories while we served in Kazakhstan. Purchase links are included with each cover, below.
The first three books, a trilogy, feature the likable characters of Charles Dereva and Louise Danvers.
They don’t look foreboding, and that is their strength. Charles and Louise, an older, married couple carry out assignments at the behest of the U.S. President. Being older, elderly to some, they are able to maneuver themselves into situations that might stymie someone who better looked the part of spy. And they have special powers.
The first “Charles and Louise” saga: MOLP, is available in paperback, eBook, and audio.
KMEDJZIK, available in paperback and eBook
THE WOONBOOT is available in paperback and eBook.
The Woonboot description
Woody’s fourth novel, CARGO, follows Kimmie, a reporter for the NY Times, and Tom, a local DA, as they strive to thwart a possible nuclear attack on Manhattan. Cargo is currently available in eBook; the paperback is in the works.
The climate change saga, Talks With Man, will be out next. I hope you’ll return.
COMING SOON, a collection of short stories modeled after the Winesburg, Ohio classic and set in the fictional town of Jefferson, Connecticut.