Author of Fiction and Nonfiction
A few years ago after retiring to Mobile, I joined the Mobile Writers Guild and attended a few membership meeting. At those meetings, I learned about their annual publication, “Anthology”. I purchased my copy of the 2021 edition and was inspired to write for the publication.. So, I decided to write a short story for the 2022 publication. I’m very excited about this creative writing opportunity!
The assignment: Writers select a classic public domain book or poem and creatively write a short story, less than 10,000 words, couched in the copy of the selected text.
I chose Homer’s “Iliad” As some of you know, I wrote about Homer, an ancient novelist, in The Pfeifferberg Chronicles: Book Two: Of Kings and Chronicles. I wrote a political satire covering the January 6th besiege of our nation’s capitol. I consider myself politically independent, and also, as an “Indy” author, I can write my prose without allegiance to “ships of thought.”
"A truly great library contains something in it to offend everyone."
Jo Godwin, North Carolina Librarian
I submitted my short story and it was accepted by the Mobile Writers Guide! When my story is published in the 2022 Anthology, you’ll be able to purchase my political satire.
Pre-order here: https://www.thehauntedbookshopmobile.com/product/mobile-writers-guild-classic-pieces-retold/24573?cp=true&sa=false&sbp=false&q=false&category_id=39
Serenity House is the squeal to Serenity at Last. Life on Live Oak Ranch continues. This story takes place in the Fall of 2001.
If we are perfectly honest, we must admit that we humans enjoy being in the company of sexy men and women. Most of us invest lots of time and money feeding our idolatrous appetites. A sexy man or women character at a sporting event or in a novel or movie will attract millions of fans, readers, and viewers from all over the world. Even advertisers employ sexy actors. Let’s come clean. We love sexy characters. Fiction or non-fiction. PG or XXX rated. Sexy actors sell just about everything! Since the beginning of recorded history, there is strong evidence that humans have been attracted to sexy men and women and stories about sexy men and women, especially when the beloved hero falls prey to attraction and/or seduction. Consider the sexy Hebrew, King David. Details about David’s lust for Bathsheba, a neighbor and comrade’s wife, was recorded in the Old Testament of the Bible. Many of us have read the Biblical account or have watched a movie about the handsome god-fearing warrior’s sordid affair. We love the story because we can all relate to sexual attraction and/or seduction. And nearly every day, we read about sex-crazed men and women in high places that stalk and prey on sexy men and women, and sadly, boys and girls. Some believe there are demons of lust assigned to every human being with direct orders from Satan to steal, and to kill, and to destroy all of us. In Serenity at Last, readers will be introduced to the main character, Noe Wolff, a sexy Southern Mississippi rancher who meets Jill Starzynski at a local Y.M.C.A in the early 90’s. Jill, a sexy high-maintenance Jewish American princess from Chicago, narrates a brutally candid story about her turbulent relationship with Noe - the good, the bad, and the ugly. Noe and Jill long to have a healthy relationship, but they both struggle with destructive hurts, habits, and hang-ups from their past and present that challenges their relationship and quest for personal happiness and serenity.
The Pfeifferberg Chronicles: Book Three: O Foolish Galatians trilogy spans a period of time from Julius Caesar, through the Moravian Reformation, and beyond. The story begins with the famous death of the Gaul's sojourning in what would become the Roman Province of Galatia. The Catalonian sons of Captain King Alanus return to their original homeland in what was once known as Asia. Their vision to conquer their Greek cousins and restore the pride of ancient Ilion failed. Being a strongly God-fearing people, the Catalonian tribes in Galatia found a kindred spirit among the sons of Eber, the Hebrews. One Galatian king becomes friends with a scholarly Hebrew named Saul from the ancient city of Iopolis. They exchange information and collaborate about their shared heritage. Rumors about a man from Galilee who claims to be God emerges in Israel and captures the curiosity of the Galatian king. After many years, Saul visits the Galatian king in Galatia as he travels throughout Asia. For nearly three hundred years, those that followed the Christ were called, "Christians" in Iopolis. Another king, a Roman soldier, was providentially commissioned to the Roman Province of Noricum, back to his ancient Bavaria homeland, where he met with great tribulation under the reigning Roman Emperor. After the end of persecution under Constantine, the once persecuted church emerges from various hiding places and unites in conference at Nicene, the land of the ancient Ashkenaz nation. With the powerful State and Church united and with the blessings of the Byzantium Caesar, Christianity spreads through Europa. During the age of feudalism, the Bavarian tribe in the chronicles are given the surname Pfeiffer. After the Reformation, one noble Pfeiffer prince leaves the heartlands of the Habsburg Dynasty and ventures northward up the Rhine River where his builds a secluded farmstead in a small town in the Black Forest. The story ends in the period of the Revolutions of 1848.
The Pfeifferberg Chronicles: Book Two: Of Kings and Chronicles is the story of the war weary ancestors of King Iobaath, the son of Rhodanim, sojourning in Assuwa (Asia Minor or modern Turkey), of the exploratory voyage of Captain King Alanus and his pioneering sons, and of the emerging Celtic kingdoms of Europa. The first three chapters portray life in Assuwa from approximately 2500 BC to 1200 BC before Captain King Alanus, a spiritual man of great faith and obedience, makes his epic voyage from Alanya of Pamphylia (southern Turkey) to Catalonia of Europa (northeastern Spain) along familiar Phoenician trade routes to the westernmost waters of the Mediterranean Sea in Tarshish.
The last four chapters portray tribal life in a young, God-fearing Europa through four successive cultures during Celtic expansion and development categorized by historians in chronological order, as follows: Tumulus culture, Urnfield culture, Hallstatt culture, and Le Tene culture. The story ends in a special period of history that Scripture labels "in the fullness of time" (Apostle Paul's letter to Galatian Christians). This season in ancient history began during the early days of the Roman Empire after Julius Caesar conquered the wealthy Galatian confederacy who were collectively under the leadership of King Vercingetorix. As in Book One: Descent from White Mountains, the timeline for the chronicle is based on the genealogy of the early British Kings, the Latin text and translation of Nenniun 17 and 18 by Nennius, published in After the Flood, by Dr. Bill Cooper in Appendix 5 and 7.
The Pfeifferberg Chronicles: Book One: Descent from White Mountains is a glimpse into life in the days of Noah, before and after the Great Flood. Although sourced primarily from the Book of Genesis, the author offers an exciting and unique story-line by weaving ancient Celtic chronicles with elements of Caucasian tradition and archeological discoveries that have enlightened our historical perspective. Book One in the trilogy is the story of the adventurous life of Japheth, the Great Voice, and the historical progenitor of all Caucasian tribes, and about his seven magnificent sons: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras. These highly intelligent and fit ancients where in essence the greatest and purest of every Caucasian nation; we are the physical and existential sons and daughters of these super men. These titans were the "wild at heart" that John Eldredge wrote about. Curious readers will learn what occurred after Noah’s prayer of blessing over Japheth and the expansion of Japheth’s seed into all the coastal territories of the earth. Did you ever wonder what it was like in the days of Noah? Is there a longing for adventure in your heart? Could you be the chronicler for your posterity? Dr. Bill Cooper, After the Flood, writes, "The Pfeifferberg Chronicles, I have no doubt, will often be imitated by future authors, and deservedly so. It has set an important benchmark." Descent from White Mountains will inspire you to take a long look at yourself, your ancestry, and perhaps, like Mr. Pfeiffer, your tribal genesis.
Perfectly One is about the High Priestly Prayer of Jesus Christ recorded in John 17 and support for unity in the body of Christ in the writings of the Apostles of the Lamb.
Churchianity - Taking Inventory is a memoir about my Christian journey as a contributing member of several institutional churches, my discoveries about the origins and atrocities of the institutional church, and my eventual unchurching from the institutional church.
Separation from Church and State is a systematic word study of the Greek word ekklesia (English translation: congregation, assembly, church). Pfeiffer argues that Christ’s ekklesia is much different from the Roman Empire Church established by Roman Emperor Constantine in the 4th Century when the Church and State were one. Imagine that!
What the world need now is more compassion. Compassion is "sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it." (Merriam-Webster) Compassionate Discipleship Ministry is a systematic word study of the Greek word mathétés (English translation: learner, disciple, pupil). Pfeiffer argues for a return to Apostolic Age discipleship as we read about in the four gospels and the Book of Acts.
The Pfeifferberg Cookbook is Dale’s cookbook and contains several delicious recipes gathered from family and friends around the world. Since Dale is a historical fiction writer, many of the recipes are introduced with a paragraph or two about the origins of the recipe. Dale also provides levels of preparation difficulty for new cooks: Level One, Level Two, and Level Three. The Pfeifferberg Cookbook contains many familiar and unfamiliar recipes. Being a creative foodie, Dale added several original recipes.
This study guide was written as a companion for the historical fiction novel trilogy by author Dale R. Pfeiffer: The Pfeifferberg Chronicles:Book One: Descent from White Mountains.
This study guide was written as a companion for the historical fiction novel trilogy by author Dale R. Pfeiffer: The Pfeifferberg Chronicles:Book Two: Of Kings and Chronicles.
This study guide was written as a companion for the historical fiction novel trilogy by author Dale R. Pfeiffer: The Pfeifferberg Chronicles:Book Three: O Foolish Galatians.