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Solipsism

Solipsism is a story based on mental health/psychology horror story featuring the Skinwalker monster as the antagonist.

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The Cabin at the End of Herrick Road

The Cabin at the End of Herrick Road is a sasquatch horror story.

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Crete

Crete is a Greek Mythology horror fantasy story that features the minotaur monster as a protagonist.

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Black Flags: The Nautical Tale of William Teach

Black Flags; The Nautical Tale of William Teach is a pirate action and adventure story.

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60 Suntides Blvd

60 Suntides Blvd is a haunted home/cryptid horror story that uses the Kushtaka monster as the chief protagonist.

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About author derek wachter image
Derek Wachter is an American author, born in Yakima, Washington in 1982.  

Genres of his writing include and in the future will include, psychological horror, horror, thriller, action/adventure, science fiction, and stories that convey a hidden message for the readers.

Derek possesses an associate degree, bachelor degree, two master degrees, and is currently working on his Ph.D.  In his free time, he enjoys spending his time with family, traveling, riding his motorcycle, amateur landscape photography, golf with his friends, and of course, writing.
Author's 6th book, The Dark Side of the Moon, is now available on Amazon.

The Dark Side of the Moon, a science fiction horror story, is now complete and available for purchase on Amazon in digital format, paperback and hardback. Auditions are now being accepted for narration of the audiobook through the ACX platform for audio format. Look for the audiobook format to come out sometime in the Spring of 2024!

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The Cabin at the End of Herrick Road has been selected to the long list for 2023 Paranormal Award

Chanticleer Book Review Services has pushed the sasquatch horror story The Cabin at the End of Herrick Road for the short list nomination for the 2023 Chaucer Awards for Paranormal Fiction book of the year. Thank you to everyone who has read (or listened) to The Cabin at the End of Herrick Road, and thank you to Chanticleer Book Reviews for the nomination to be placed on the short list for the Paranormal Fiction book Award!

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Black Flags: The Nautical Tale of William Teach selected for the Long List Award for the 2023 Chaucer Awards

Chanticleer Book Review Services has pushed the Pirate Adventure Story Black Flags: The Nautical Tale of William Teach with a Long List award for the 2023 Chaucer Awards for pre-1750's Early Historical Fiction book of the year. Thank you to everyone who has read (or listened) to Black Flags, and thank you to Chanticleer Book Reviews for the nomination and placement to the Long List for the Chaucer Award!

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Crete Selected for a Short List award in the 2023 Ozma Awards

Chanticleer Book Review Services has pushed the Greek Mythology Horror Story Crete as a potential semi-finalist story for the 2023 Ozma Awards for Fantasy Fiction book of the year. Thank you to everyone who has read (or listened) to Crete and thank you to Chanticleer Book Reviews for the nomination to be a semi-finalist for the Ozma Award!

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ACX Audiobooks Now Available!

Audiobook for Solipsism, Crete, Black Flags: The Nautical Tale of William Teach, The Cabin at the End of Herrick Road and 60 Suntides Blvd. are now available for purchase through ACX. The Dark Side of the Moon will be available here in the Spring of 2024.

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                                                   Hidebehind

It’s an exciting time in the life of Parker Cunningham. Having just graduated from college with an undergraduate degree in forestry, Parker is excited to get a career started in the United States Forest Service and serve the community in his home state of California. Unfortunately for Parker though, there currently are no forestry job opportunities in Northern California where he wants to live without moving out of state and away from his family. Except for one summer job that no one has applied for in the area. To work as a fire watchman in a fire tower out deep in the Shasta National Forest of Northern California. Reluctant to spend the next four months in isolation, Parker takes the job so he can stay close to family and to get his foot in the door for future career opportunities with the forest service in Northern California.

However, deep in these woods exists a creature of folklore that hunts humans for prey with a ravenous and insatiable hunger as told by generation after generation of loggers in the area. With no prior knowledge of this creature, Parker feels confident enough knowing Northern California after having camped there many times growing up as a young boy with his father. He accepts the job and begins his work in the watchtower, only to be constantly stalked by the beast as it terrorizes him on a nightly basis until the creature is ready to attack. Parker now needs to make the biggest choice of his young life: his future and everything he ever worked for, or stay and become the next victim of the monster known as the Hidebehind.
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  • Yakima, Washington, United States
  •  2/1/2027 05:35 PM
  •   111 East University Way, Ellensburg, WA, USA

Signed books from Author Derek Wachter are now available to the community of Ellensburg, Washington at Jerrol's Bookstore, beginning Friday, October 27, 2023.

  •  1/1/2028 11:47 AM
  •   406 S 1st St #1934, Selah, WA, USA

Signed copies of the book Black Flags: The Nautical Tale of William Teach and The Cabin at the End of Herrick Road can be purchased here at the Sundance Espresso coffee shop located in Selah, Washington, near the McDonalds on 1st St. Stop by this establishment and grab a tasty coffee drink, and enjoy either a story of piracy and vengeance from Black Flags or a suspenseful story of sasquatch, isolation and survival from The Cabin at the End of Herrick Road!

  •  1/1/2028 08:00 PM
  •   415 W Walnut St, Yakima, WA, USA

Encore Books located in Yakima, Washington as of Sunday, September 17, 2023, are carrying books from Author Derek Wachter. Signed copies of 60 Suntides Boulevard, The Cabin at the End of Herrick Road, Solipsism, Black Flags: The Nautical Tale of William Teach, and Crete will be for sale there in paperback format. Please support Encore Books as they continue to remodel and clean up their bookstore for the local public! Coffee shop is open and brewing very tasty drinks too!

  •  3/10/2024 03:00 PM - 3/10/2024 07:00 PM
  •   214 East Yakima Avenue, Yakima, WA, USA

Every 2nd Sunday of the month, the Yakima Paranormal Society and the owners of the Sports Center in Yakima, Washington, will be setting up tours and events at the Sports Center to tour one of Yakima's most haunted buildings. Author Derek Wachter will be participating and selling hardback and paperback copies of my books at the events throughout the year at the Sport Center as well. Come down and support the Yakima Paranormal group, and come visit with Derek and tour some of the more prolific of Yakima's haunted history!

  •  3/22/2024 03:00 PM - 3/24/2024 04:00 PM
  •   415 1st Ave, Seaside, OR 97138, USA

Author Derek Wachter will be attending the Oregon Ghost Conference 2024 event located at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center located in Seaside, Oregon March 22nd-24th. Stop by his table in the vendor area for signed copies of his books and meet the author while enjoying the convention!

  •  5/3/2024 09:00 AM - 5/5/2024 05:00 PM
  •   18740 International Boulevard, Seattle, WA, USA

Author Derek Wachter will be here at the Seattle Crypticon event at the beginning of May, meeting fans of horror and selling his books of horror and suspense thriller fiction. Come visit Derek and check out the event at the Doubletree Hotel in Seatac, Washington at the beginning of May 2024!

  •  5/24/2024 09:00 AM - 5/26/2024 05:00 PM
  •   35 North Forks Avenue, Forks, WA, USA

Come join Author Derek Wachter at the 3rd Annual Sasquatch Days in Forks, Washington in May 2024! Author Derek Wachter will have all books he has written made available, signed, in paperback and hardback, with information about e-books and even audiobooks! Come enjoy the festival and meet Author Derek Wachter in Forks, Washington!

  •  8/8/2024 10:00 AM - 8/11/2024 04:00 PM
  •   16008 Boat Basin Rd, Harbor, OR 97415, USA

Author Derek Wachter will be attending the 2024 Pirates of the Pacific Festival in Brookings, Oregon from August 8th-11th, 2024, located in Brookings Harbor. Come meet Author Derek Wachter and have your chance to purchase a signed book of his at the conference.

Metaline Falls Bigfoot Festival

Metaline Falls Bigfoot Festival

6/17/2023

Author Derek Wachter is spotted on Metaline Falls Bigfoot Festival Facebook page. At the event, Derek will be releasing his 5th and newest book to his selection titled, "Crete". A present day Greek myth horror story of adventure, betrayal, and excitement as a College Professor and his student go in search of a legendary gemstone in the labyrinth of the minotaur on the island of Crete.

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Derek Wachter, Author of "Black Flags: The Nautical Tale of William Teach"

Derek Wachter, Author of "Black Flags: The Nautical Tale of William Teach"

6/2/2023

Author Derek Wachter gives an interview to the YakTriNews.com for KAPP TV, on his latest book of piracy and the pleasures about writing as an author.

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Goodreads.com Update!

Goodreads.com Update!

1/6/2023

Hello everyone! I encourage everyone to find me at goodreads.com, where you can review my books and feel free to give your review and what you think of the story!

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The Cabin at the End of Herrick Road

The Cabin at the End of Herrick Road

10/16/2020

Newswire Press Release

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60 Suntides Blvd.

60 Suntides Blvd.

9/20/2019

Newswire Press Release

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Yakima encore Books to Hold Local Author Book Signing Event

Yakima encore Books to Hold Local Author Book Signing Event

9/16/2023

Sunday, September 17, 2023, Encore Books located at 415 W. Walnut Ave. in Yakima, Washington, will be holding a local author book signing event for the public. It will feature 9 local authors and Derek Wachter will also make books available for purchase after the event from the Encore Books on that day and from thereon his books can be found at the local author table by the front doors of the store.

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News Report YouTube Video for Encore Book Signing Event on September 17

News Report YouTube Video for Encore Book Signing Event on September 17

9/16/2023

Access to The Photographer of Colors website through Picfair can be accessed at the following link below.  Here you can find landscape photography images of photos taken from all around the Pacific Northwest by The Photographer of Colors, Derek Wachter.

https://the-photographer-of-colors.picfair.com/