Continuing his Heroic ways he finds that like the rest of the world, films do not always go as planned. An alternate history story.

Coming of age stories don’t have to be all teenage angst, they can be fun-filled adventures. With humor, we follow a young man’s coming of age in the late 1950s. Starting in the summer before his freshman year it follows him through high school and beyond. He finds wealth as an inventor and fame in Hollywood as he searches for a girlfriend. Wealth and fame prove far easier than girls.

The sixth book, ‘Surfing Dude,’ has Rick working and living in California while preparing for a surfing movie to be filmed in Hawaii. Continuing his Heroic ways he finds that like the rest of the world, films do not always go as planned.

From Chipmunks to Tigers the animal kingdom has its dangers. Throw in a group of crooked town officials, follow up with a flight crew down with food poisoning and our young man has his hands full. While money keeps pouring in he doesn’t seem to have much luck with pretty girls, at least the luck a fifteen-year-old boy wants.

This tongue in cheek saga is all true, give or take a lie or two.

The Richard Jackson Saga Book 6: Surfing Dude

Chapter 1 (partial)

We had got back last night from England. We stumbled into the waiting limo, which took us to Jackson House. Our bedrooms were ready, to the point that the staff had made up our beds. Not that it would have mattered to me. I crashed for ten straight hours.

Monday, I woke up still tired from the trip. Not sleepy, tired. I hoped there wasn’t much planned for today. I went ahead and showered, which helped immensely. I almost felt human when I went to the kitchen to find a cup of coffee.

I found out quickly the world had changed as a cook. I don’t think the head chef chased me to the family breakfast room. I didn’t even know we had a family breakfast room. Mum and Dad were there with coffee, tea, and newspapers. From their subdued greetings, they weren’t in any better shape than I was.

The room was bright and sunny. A buffet along the wall had a full self-serve breakfast in warming dishes. I helped myself to scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns, wheat toast, orange juice, and coffee.

I think I could get used to this family breakfast room. I wondered what the lunch and dinner rooms would be like. Maybe there was an afternoon snack room and even a midnight snack room! There would be no heavy thinking on the agenda today.

After a while and several cups of coffee, I asked if there was any schedule or plans for the day. Dad told me there weren’t any but that there would be a business review tomorrow morning. It would be all of my companies under Jackson Enterprises: Jackson Productions, Jackson Home Products, Jackson Personal Products, and the newest, Jackson Transportation.

“How long will it take,” I asked Dad.

“Plan on it being most of the day, it has been months since there has been an update, and I’m certain you will have to make some decisions.”

That didn’t sound like a thrilling way to spend the day, but I was interested to see if I was actually making any money. I certainly had been spending it as I had it.

Mum informed us she would be out with Anna Romanov and Sharon Bronson for most of the day. They had some things to check out, but she didn’t go any further than that. I was curious about what they might be up to but knew that Mum had told us all she was going to, at least to me. Dad probably already knew.

The Richard Jackson Saga Book 6: Surfing Dude

Cast in Time Book 5 available March 1st!


Earl of Marches

An Engineer finds himself in an Alternate reality, Cornwall, in the year 715 A.D. He awakens in the body of a young Baron. James Fletcher, now the Count of Cornwall, is facing new adversaries in the Franks.

They try to assassinate him and his family, precipitating a full-out war. In the meantime, advancements were made in steam engines, cannons, ships, and electricity. Continue you on with this wild ride through the eighth century.

Earl E. (Ed) Nelson

I have always wanted to be an author. I had my first rejection slip in about 1965. Wish I had saved it. For many years the only writing I did was technical as pesky things like three children, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren came along.

My technical writing was in the field of quality in several different journals. I worked in the field of quality for over fifty years, starting as a line inspector and ending up as a Vice-President of Quality and elected a Fellow of the American Society for Quality.

Then a wonderful thing happened. I lost my job and was out of work for almost eight months. To keep from going crazy I wrote. I posted my stories on an online site, and lo and behold people read them and said nice things. Fast forward about eight years and I am retired and writing for the fun of it.

A lot of what is in my stories is based on my life experiences, gasp! Give or take a lie or two that is. The one fortunate thing in my career is that I got to travel worldwide and have been to most of the locations I write about.

In my younger days, I tried hot air ballooning, sky diving, white water rafting, spelunking, and target shooting. I have collected stamps, drove in road rallies, lowly rated by the US Chess federation. I built a Kentucky long rifle and a dueling pistol. I am a licensed HAM radio operator. My hobby is having hobbies.

My true passion is reading. Trapped in a hotel room I would read the telephone book. The TV would not be turned on. I have averaged 200 books a year for the last sixty years. I knew those long flights were good for something.

BTW I was born in the middle of an air raid in England during World War II, the house next door was destroyed and our windows were blown out. That is probably the most interesting thing I have been involved with. Mum never forgave me. Happily married for 56 years I hope my wife doesn’t catch on to what a goof I am.

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What readers are saying about this book

Another excellent book in the series Ed Nelson has done an excellent job in crafting likable characters and weaving a good plot. While I am a few years younger, I do remember many of the events and people he weaves into his plot, so can really appreciate his stories.

5 star book review

Joseph E. Ingraham

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Awesome Absolutely This story of a mum who will do anything to protect her family from anyone was fantastic. This was a very interesting entertaining fast paced action packed story that I really enjoyed reading.

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Goody

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Richard Jackson Saga just keeps getting better and better. Ricky has surpassed his previous antics by saving a 707 airplane full of passengers. He also saved his little sister Mary from kidnappers.His surfing has improved and is ready for his new movie. What a life this kid has lived and he is only 16.

5 star book review

Kindle Customer

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Reread Continues apace. The stories are still as good as the first time and I can not put my Kindle down.

5 star book review

Jim Coburn

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I love this series. This is not for everyone but I love this series and cannot wait for the next to come out.

5 star book review

Alex

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Other Books by Ed Nelson

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Cast in Time

The Baron

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Cast in Time

Baron of Middle Counties

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Cast in Time

Count

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Cast in Time

Earl

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The Richard Jackson Saga

The Beginning

Book cover for The Richard Jackson Saga - School Days

The Richard Jackson Saga

School Days

Book cover for The Richard Jackson Saga - Hollywood

The Richard Jackson Saga

Hollywood

Book cover for The Richard Jackson Saga - In the Movies

The Richard Jackson Saga

In the Movies

Book cover for The Richard Jackson Saga - Star to Deckhand

The Richard Jackson Saga

Star to Deckhand

Book cover for The Richard Jackson Saga - Surfing Dude

The Richard Jackson Saga

Surfing Dude

Book cover for The Richard Jackson Saga - Third Time is a Charm

The Richard Jackson Saga

Third Time is a Charm

Book cover for The Richard Jackson Saga - Oxford University

The Richard Jackson Saga

Oxford University

Book cover for The Richard Jackson Saga - Cold War

The Richard Jackson Saga

Cold War

Book cover for The Richard Jackson Saga - Taking Care of Business

The Richard Jackson Saga

Taking Care of Business

Book cover for The Richard Jackson Saga - Interesting Times

The Richard Jackson Saga

Interesting Times

Book cover for The Richard Jackson Saga - Escape from Siberia

The Richard Jackson Saga

Escape from Siberia

Book cover for The Richard Jackson Saga - Regicide

The Richard Jackson Saga

Regicide

Book cover for The Richard Jackson Saga - What’s Under? Down Under.

The Richard Jackson Saga

What’s Under? Down Under.

Book cover for The Richard Jackson Saga - The Lunar Kingdom

The Richard Jackson Saga

The Lunar Kingdom

Book cover for The Richard Jackson Saga - First Steps

The Richard Jackson Saga

First Steps

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Ever and Always

Immortality and the Apocalypse

F.A.Q

Frequently Asked Questions for Ed Nelson

  • I had a contracted project finished and had time before the next one started. I had been thinking about a story for several years so decided to give it a try. It worked. I'm retired now so it is a nice hobby and the extra income is nice.

  • I started out as a pantser, writing by the seat of my pants, no plot, no ending just writing. That works on a single novel but not a series. So now I try to plot, only gross outlines. When I get hung up on where to go next the pantser takes over.

  • Plotting! Don't have telephones before you have electricity under control. Well maybe two tin cans and a string.

  • I'm the hero of course. Eveyone else is an archetype. As a hero I'm also a archetype. That makes me a pretty shallow person! Maybe I'm not a hero after all.

  • Involving the reader deeper and deeper into the story until the most outrageous acts are believable.

  • Walk away until the guilt piles up and start writing again.

  • My voice is exactly that. When I type out the words I'm speaking them in my head as though I was telling the story our loud around a campfire. It is how I speak.

  • I'm a voracious reader so many books have influenced me. I can't point to any specific one, but I know that I have picked up elements of storytelling.