My Books

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Galapagos Man

Alex Thurston, a World War Two soldier, falls upon unbelievable wealth. He keeps it secret for years. Finally when near death he and his son, AJ, journey by sailboat to claim it. What happens on the way far surpasses any treasure they find. The adventure they experience brings them in contact with a cast of old and new friends, but more than any adventures experienced it draws them closer than ever imagined.

The 1962 New York City Sewer Rats: Baseball Greatest Story!

What if all the 1962 New York Mets lived up to their past and their potential.  Would they have been the worst team in baseball or would they have surprised the baseball world with baseball’s greatest story?

This is a book of what could  have been. A story of a unique blend of history and fiction, of suspense and  mystery, and of pathos and passion.

The New York Sewer Rats a baseball team  that history has forgot.

 The Summer of ’62 is now available as an e-book on Amazon.


In many ways what changed Rich Larsen, an Ohio farm boy, changed a generation. The Summer of 1962 was his last as a boy. The Summer of ’62 was Rich Larsen’s quest to undertand the world beneath his feet and the horizons beyond his dreams. It is his journey to manhood.

Ice Too Thin is now available as an e-book on Amazon 

Nothing much hppens here. At least that’s what the folks of a small town in the northern plains used to think. That all changed one blistering cold weekend.

Kenton Lewis takes the reader into an isolated community untouched by the world and problems around them. They are suddenly thrust into a situation that leaves them with few alternatives.

This is the first novel of Kenton Lewis, written in 1998.

My People My Stories – A Collection of Kenton Lewis Short Stories

Kenton Lewis has just released his first collection of short stories, My Stories My People. They are available in the Kindle e-book format from

My People My Stories is a collection of short stories about ordinary people written by Lewis over the past few years. Some stories were published in literary journals and others on his website.

Most of the short stories are 1,000 words or less, designed to be read in five minutes or so. Some that are longer have been broken down into five minute reading episodes. There are a few that run into a couple of thousand words or so. At any rate, one can read a story or two and go about without investing a lot of time at one sitting.

In all there are forty-seven short stories including episodes.


15 responses to “My Books

  1. eric

    Like all good writers, you know how to arrest attention and make the telepathy possible to transport the reader into the story.

  2. Your book “The Summer of ’62” reminds me of the unforgettable song “The Summer Knows” by Michel Legrand from the movie “Summer of ’42″ of 1971. 🙂

  3. Diane Corriette

    I always thought I might have left sharing my writing a little late. I am 48 but I read your bio on Amazon and saw that you started after retiring. I guess it really is never too late to start. Found ‘My People, My Stories’ on Kindle in the UK. Looking forward to reading it.

  4. A blatherskite I’m not. I do like your blog. It has humor which fills one requirement. And honesty which is the other one.

  5. Hello. “My People My Stories” just may be the first book I check out with amazon Prime. The book looks interesting enough; I look forward to checking it out. No one has responded to my book, yet; yours reminds me of it. That is why I am commenting. Find it here and here:

    I have a story or two here:

    I am very new to publishing; I just released my first book for publication this month (May, 2014). Please, check it out.

    I will come back to here to see if you respond to this post. Like you, I only have the time to communicate with a certain number of people. I will e-mail you if I see your address, somehow.

    Thank you for your time – I am off to attain your book somehow. 🙂
    – jcm3

  6. I joined amazon prime to read e-books.

    After reading what was easily available to me via the kindle link, I have a couple of things to say.

    I always think that the use of dialogue is a great way to get a story going, to keep your audience reading. The characters’ descriptions sufficed; including their teeth descriptions was near a poem.

    You may or may not want to check this out – I am no editor:

    “Danny’s Friends”, location 167 “cool mines” (coal);
    “The took the vow,” location 251 (60%), (They).

    location 222 “besides (“Besides)
    location 237 “For what smelling bad” (“For what? Smelling bad?”)
    location 282, “It sort of comical” (It was)
    location 311, “to accommodated Hannah” (accommodate); said. “and (said, “And)
    location 325, Danny choose (chose)
    location 348, consider using a block quote for the letter; i use them if a quote is over four lines or so in

    Choppy dialogue can be used to depict characters; bums are known for reading and writing. Their attitudes were realistic; I enjoyed your writing. I welcome feedback as I can – I look forward to reading about what you have to say with what I have authored.

    Let me know what you think; please, read “A Collection of Tales,” by J. C. Martin, III (me). I hope you find the stories enjoyable!

    thank you – jcm3

    • Thanks much. I can’t make any promises. My writing schedule leaves little time for anything,.. but writing. Even now I feel as though I am short changing you.

  7. I do not think you are short changing me; thank you for responding. Above the blog states lackadaisical editing, and the fool I am tries to point things out to you. Let me know if you read the first few stories of my book for no charge above; no one has given me any feedback, yet.

    not all of the stories are the same.

    also, be sure to comment if you read some thing from my blog, above.

    what projects are you working on?

    do you write professionally?

    tata 4 no – thank you for the communication – jcm3

  8. checked out your bio, briefly.
    we have things in common.
    we both use amazon.
    i wrote most of my life, too.
    i wrote over 300 haiku’s in a week in the third grade,
    a few short stories in high school.

    i enjoy writing, cannot wait to meet other authors.
    thank you again for your responses – happy writing :).

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