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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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Intro Video to Author Derek Wachter
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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  
(Release Plan for Summer 2024)

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.

         Sons of the Promised Land
(Release Plan for Winter 2024)
The year 1882 has been a struggle for the poor folks living in the small mining town of Montrose, Colorado. Promised a better life to live west of the Mississippi river, the town is more used for shipping supplies for the mining community through the Denver and Rio Grande Railroads, serving the mineral-rich San Juan Mountain ranges in the south. Life is difficult, as the small number of citizens continue to struggle living in the area.

John Ashberger is one of those men who dreamed of a better life for his family. Moving out west, he looks to escape the war-torn confederate southern states and for better opportunity of frontier life to start over. John purchases newly acquired government land just after it was taken from the Native American Ute tribes by violent force. Planting Red Delicious fruit trees across eighty acres of open farmland, John began to plant the seeds of a better and prosperous life for himself, as he slowly grows his empire in the agriculture sector of the west.

Meanwhile, Ute tribal leader Antero Black Hawk, whose family and tribe were violently forced from the lands John now owns, looks on the town of Montrose and the invaders now living there with nothing but sheer hatred. The lands that belonged to his family and lineage stolen. The graves of his ancestors, uprooted and discarded like wild animals. The buffalo that once roamed freely there, hunted and killed off by the men who took the lands merely for sport. Antero looks to any means to take back what was stolen from him. The rich, prosperous land of the Montrose Valley.

Meanwhile, James Hackenberry and Charles Sanderlin currently own Hackenberry and Sanderlin Real Estate in Baltimore, Maryland. Through fraudulent corporate land grabbing, Charles hears about the government selling land cheap out in the western state of Colorado, around the small town of Montrose. Charles and James meet with two crooked government officials who sell them forty acres of land and pocket the money for themselves near the apple farm belonging to John in Montrose. Surrounded by the photogenic mountain ranges of the Uncompahgre Plateau to the west and snow-capped San Juan mountains to the south. Their plan is to create a resort there, for the wealthy and privileged and build their mogul business empire in Colorado.

The conflict and brutal violence that ensues when John, the crooked realtors, and Antero clash with one another is the most grotesque any of the citizens living there have ever seen in their lives. Dead bodies begin to turn up on the lands around the town, killed in violent ways. All three groups, envious to control the land, gain their wealth, and take what they feel rightfully belongs to them at the expense of all others.

By any means necessary….

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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!

FOR OUR MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS
At all events in 2024, Author Derek Wachter is making a committment to our military personal, who have served or currently serving for our country.  

Come to Author Derek Wachter's vendor booth for a free signed copy of a book of your choosing, with a personalized message from Derek inside.

Author Derek Wachter thanks the sacrifices and dedication of our service men and women who have given so much to ensure our freedoms we have in this beautiful country!

Audiobooks are also a possibility. Please inquire with me at the conventions.

-Derek
  •  7/12/2024 02:00 PM - 7/14/2024 04:00 PM
  •   5610 North Glenwood Street, Boise, ID, USA

Come meet Author Derek Wachter as he will be selling signed copies of his books this July in Garden City, Idaho at the Idaho Horror POP Con event. Derek will be at the event Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the full weekend. Come meet and visit with Derek!

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

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

  •  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!

  •  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!

  •  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!

  •  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!

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
Author Derek Wachter's First Commercial

Author Derek Wachter's First Commercial

4/16/2024

The start of his YouTube Channel, Author Derek Wachter introduces his first commercial for release on the platform and at upcoming conventions and shows.

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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/