Recent Announcements


Audio Book Now Available

posted Jul 13, 2016, 1:02 PM by Walter Kreucher   [ updated Jul 13, 2016, 5:49 PM ]

The audio version of Drone is now available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.



Drone Coming Soon in Audio Format

posted Jun 2, 2016, 10:41 AM by Walter Kreucher

Why Steal an Airliner When You Can Steal a Drone?

We rely on automation.  Our cars parallel park themselves.  The military uses unmanned aerial vehicles for surveillance.  We can’t go anywhere without our phones.  Our lives are ripe for hacking.

 

Not that anyone would. 

 

When a group of old, high school friends meet at their 45th reunion, they discuss the hypothetical.  With all these wireless networks, could someone hack a military drone?  Unknown to them, a Russian spy gets wind of their idle chatter and plans to put their idea to the test.

 

Vasili Grigoriy Konstantinov targets a drone flying over Washington D.C. and terrorizes the National Mall with a low flyby.  Then, things escalate.

 

Written by W. M. Kreucher, Drone is a spy thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.

 

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Dandelion man press is pleased to announce the availability of the audio version of DRONE. The release marks the first time dandelion man press has ventured into the fastest growing segment of the book publishing industry.


DRONE is read by noted actor and radio personality Samuel E Hoke. W M J Kreucher, the author of DRONE, said about Samuel, "it was a pleasure to work with a gifted actor. Sam is a true professional; he brought the characters to life in a way I never thought possible."

 

Mr. Hoke is a seasoned actor and voice professional. He has both radio and national television credits including twelve years of major market radio experience and hundreds of commercial audio productions.

 

“When I saw the audition call, I was really excited about this project; something just reached out to me. It is a great story, well paced, character development was spot on and the conclusion was satisfying.” Hoke said.

 

You can catch Samuel in season three of Bill O'Reily's Legends and Lies series where he has been cast as Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles.

 

The audio version of DRONE will be available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.

Selected Works Edition

posted Apr 8, 2016, 1:43 PM by Walter Kreucher   [ updated Apr 8, 2016, 1:44 PM ]

A collection containing the first four novels written by W. M. J. Kreucher is now available. The stories are presented chronologically in the order in which they were written. There are elements of romance, coming-of-age, and a December-December love story included in the collection.

The first three stories could be classified as the “McMichael Trilogy” as they revolve around the character of Diane McMichael.

“Dandelion Man – the four loves”, the first story, was called “enticing with a dedication to a very different era … well worth considering for general fiction collections" by Mary Cowper from the Midwest Book Review. The Catholic Fiction website called the story “both powerful and interesting”.

There is a bit of political intrigue, a good conspiracy theory in “Pharmaceutical”, the second story in the collection, according to Karen Kelly Boyce 2012 Recipient of the Eric Hoffer Gold Award in Fiction. Boyce went on to say about the author “…we may have a Catholic ‘Robin Cook’”.

“Heaven Sent” and “The Inn at Heron’s Bay” round out the collection with a story set in Northern Michigan and a novella set in coastal North Carolina in a small town with the delightfully descriptive name of Topsail.

Pharmaceutical Reviewed by Catholicfiction.net

posted Jan 5, 2015, 12:03 PM by Walter Kreucher   [ updated Jan 6, 2015, 10:37 AM ]

Catholic Fiction Review“We are not market followers but market leaders. Business is a predatory sport and you all better understand what that means.”

Do you love a good conspiracy theory?  I do. And in this, the latest book by Kreucher, you can enjoy one. In the quote above we are introduced to one of the main ingredients of a good conspiracy – greed. CEO R. Curtis Larson is out to make money and doesn’t have a lot of scruples about how to do so. Many of the women who use the products of his company will become ill or even die, but his need for profit is all Larson considers.

The need for power is the other ingredient and that is brought to the story by character Emma Blythe, First Lady of the country. Her desire to use her authority to advance her pro-choice agenda backs the greed of Larson. However, her pro-choice stance runs even deeper than wanting women to have the ‘right to choose.’ She feels the need to force abortion and birth control on women without their consent or knowledge. She especially wants to use social engineering to limit the number of children born to the poor.  The author describes her with this powerful statement…“She said her prayers to Margaret Sanger.”

As with all good conspiracies, there is a hero. Diane McMichael is that hero. Planning and wishing for a family for herself, this high-powered executive who is savvy about the inner workings of Washington and the political scene, stumbles upon the secret scheme of our antagonists. Diane’s intelligent insight and resources soon lead her to uncover the plans of Blythe and Larson.

In an effort to keep her quiet they involve her in a debilitating car crash that they hope will end her snooping. It doesn’t, and so the story progresses.

This is a fast-paced and interesting work. It is clearly Catholic because it takes a pro-life stance that is in compliance with the teachings of the Church. It delves into the deeper fears of many, that the government is becoming a ‘nanny state.’ Kreucher’s book highlights a possible future where the elite, in their arrogance, control the poor and use political manipulation and misinformation to promote their program. It would be hard to believe this story, but in the light of past indiscretions of the government (like the Tuskegee syphilis experiment) and the skillful writing of this author, it becomes entirely plausible.

It is also Catholic in the sense that we, as believers, are taught that one cannot do an evil even for a moral reason. It is when we justify sin for a higher good that we have lost our moral compass. The antagonists of this tale believe that the ‘end justifies the means.’ The moral lesson of this novel is that one’s own conscience can become easily compromised without the guidance of the church. This clearly supports the wisdom of the church.

If I have one complaint about the novel, it is that Kreucher “reuses” a character from his novelDandelion Man.  As someone who has read both books, I found this to be a little disappointing. While I think the author could have spent more time developing his main character, I think he has found his niche. This is an action packed work. It is fast-paced and keeps the reader interested until the end. The medical background is well-researched and presented. Once the author hones and develops his skills in this genre we may have a Catholic ‘Robin Cook.’  I look forward to Kreucher’s next book and hope he continues his excursion into the medical mystery genre.

By: Karen Kelly Boyce, 2012 Recipient of the Eric Hoffer Gold Award in Fiction 


The Inn At Heron's Bay

posted Aug 19, 2014, 12:47 PM by Walter Kreucher

The next novella will be available the 31st of August. The book, "The Inn At Heron's Bay" is a novella set in the town of Topsail, North Carolina. 

Elizabeth Padilla, a single woman, inherited the family home from her Aunt Kenna and decides to turn it into a Bed and Breakfast Inn. That simple decision leads to a series of events that change the family history. 

You can pre-order the book on Amazon. 

 

Heaven Sent By W. M. J. Kreucher

posted Feb 13, 2014, 10:57 AM by Walter Kreucher   [ updated Feb 13, 2014, 12:25 PM ]

An Enchanting Story of Love for the Young at Heart Available This Valentine's Day From Amazon and Other Fine Booksellers.
 
Detroit, MI, Valentine’s Day, 2014:  “Up North” in Michigan there’s a place called Topinabee, a small, peaceful town on Mullet Lake where Mike spends several summers fishing with his grandfather and playing with his new friend. Red, a year-round resident introduces Mike to all the wonders and glories of Topinabee in the summer and to her special friend “Old Man Tree”.

 

Heaven Sent follows Mike through those summers and the subsequent years.  Although Mike leaves Topinabee, he treasures his time there and the impact those summers “Up North” made in his life.

 

This story is the third and final piece of the trilogy. Dandelion Man – the four loves began the saga telling a boy meets girl – boy loses girl tale from the point of view of the boy that lost the girl. Wally, the protagonist is the primary focus the first book. We learn how he met Dee and we learn a little about Dee as well. Mike makes an appearance in the first book but was more of a sideline character – two dimensional. I have regretted that and wanted to spend time developing his character.

 

Pharmaceutical tells of the events after Dee and Mike get married up until the birth of their daughter, Corinne. Heaven Sent tells the story of Mike; how he came onto the scene, who he was and the man he became.

 

Look for it on Amazon and CreateSpace

 

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Coming Soon

posted Jan 2, 2014, 5:27 PM by Walter Kreucher   [ updated Jan 18, 2014, 11:21 AM ]

Heaven Sent is the third and final piece of the trilogy. A trilogy without name.
Dandelion Man – the four loves began the saga telling a boy meets girl – boy loses girl tale from the point of view of the boy that lost the girl. Wally, the protagonist is the primary focus the first book. We learn how he met Dee and we learn a little about Dee as well. Mike makes an appearance in the first book but was more of a sideline character – two dimensional. I have regretted that and wanted to spend time developing his character.
Pharmaceutical tells of the events after Dee and Mike get married up until the birth of their daughter, Corinne.
Heaven Sent tells the story of Mike; how he came onto the scene, who he was and the man he became. There are touchstones to be sure especially between the first and final stories but then the stories do intertwine as do many stories of the people we meet in our day to day existence. We just don’t always get to glimpse the different perspectives.

Pharmaceutical - Just Released

posted May 9, 2013, 11:05 AM by Walter Kreucher   [ updated May 31, 2013, 4:53 PM ]

The latest novel from W. M. J. Kreucher is now available on Amazon


or through Barnes and Nobel 

Or click the link below to read a preview on Goodreads

Reviewed by Catholic Fiction

posted Mar 24, 2013, 6:53 PM by Walter Kreucher

Do you remember your first love? Most do. We carry that first love deeply hidden in our hearts, but that hidden love remains. First love is that overpowering, head-over-heels feeling that we experience in our tender youth and it often teaches us how to need and respond to others. It prepares us for that special person with whom we ultimately share our life. Unfortunately, relatively few of us find the unending type of love the first time around. Yet that first love is so special that we never forget it. Forty years after losing his first love, Wally, now happily married, attends the funeral of dee’s (spelled with a small d) father. And in that meeting renews the memory of a love that both elated and crushed him so many years ago.

Walt Kreucher’s tale is related during a dinner, as Wally tells his story to Corrine, his first love’s teenage daughter. While this is an interesting and unique backdrop for his story there are times when the thought of an older man talking to a younger woman with such passion made this reader a little uncomfortable. However, the story that is related is both powerful and interesting.

Read the complete review at: http://catholicfiction.net/book-review/dandelion-man-the-four-loves/

Now Available on other sites

posted Jan 22, 2013, 7:57 AM by Walter Kreucher   [ updated Jan 18, 2014, 11:22 AM ]















We are pleased to announce that Dandelion Man – the four loves will soon be available at additional online venues.

Apple (with distribution to iBookstores in 50 countries), 

Barnes & Noble (US and UK)

Sony

Kobo

WH Smith in the UK and FNAC (both powered by Kobo), 

the Diesel eBook Store,  

Baker & Taylor (Blio and the Axis360 library service), 

Page Foundry (with retail sites Inktera.com and Versent.com; Android ebook store apps for Cricket Wireless and Asus) and other distribution outlets will soon carry the book making it even easier to using your e-reader device.  

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