The Rental

The Rental

by bf oswald
     
 

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Two romances, some infidelity with a twist, a tragedy with a happy ending, several murders, a suicide, a hurricane, a struggle to save an endangered species; human nature at its best and its worst -- it's all here in The Rental.

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Two romances, some infidelity with a twist, a tragedy with a happy ending, several murders, a suicide, a hurricane, a struggle to save an endangered species; human nature at its best and its worst -- it's all here in The Rental.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940043972392
Publisher:
SynergEbooks
Publication date:
06/07/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
705 KB

Meet the Author

bf oswald was born in 1934 in Lakewood, Ohio and lived in Bay Village, Ohio until he left home at age sixteen. He completed his high school education at Randolph Macon Academy, Front Royal, VA; earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Allegheny College, Meadville, PA, and a Masters in Counseling, starting his graduate work at Oberlin College and completing it at METHESCO, Delaware. Ohio.

During his adult life he served as a drill instructor in the U.S. Air Force, worked as a life guard at the Hotel Biloxi MacArthur, a short order cook in Meadville, a printer's devil in Philadelphia, and as a federal investigator working out of Baltimore. He relocated to his birth state and in various communities around North Central, Ohio was a high school teacher, minister, dairyman, contractor, and practiced as a psychotherapist-hypnotherapist, finally accepting an associate professorship at North Central Technical College in Mansfield, Ohio where he taught for twenty-five years and was awarded the honor of becoming the second Emeritus Professor in the college's history.

During his academic career he taught twenty-three different courses that covered all aspects of human development and behavior from conception through dying and death, and created eighteen of those courses especially for the nursing, radiology, human services, and behavioral science curriculums. He also authored two textbooks, one on human sexuality, the other on aging, both published by the college; and contributed poetry, essays, and short fiction in the college literary journals.

He and his wife, Cynthia, have a combined family of four daughters and a son, eight grandchildren, and two great grandsons. When not at home in rural south central Florida they travel the country in an RV visiting family and friends or touring. Echoes of Ellen, his first novel, was nominated for the National Book Award and an EPPIE in 1009. His work experiences and his travels have contributed significantly to the development of the characters and backgrounds in his novels.

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