Good day, my name is Edward J. Coburn and this is my web site. However you found your way here, I'm glad you did. I maintain this web site myself as I am a computer programmer in my every day working life. What I really love, however, is to write books. Below is a list of my ebooks. The cover is a link to the sales site for that book on Amazon.

One of the problems with writing novels (ebooks) is coming up with ideas. I already have a plan that I am executing for my next Dog book, The Dog Who Ate The Flintlock. However, the sixth Dog book was going to be The Dog Who Ate The Grave but, I've decided to make it The Dog Who Ate The Ghost instead and need some ideas about ghosts and anything else you might come up as to how I might proceed. Thus, I am looking to you, my followers for help. If you want to visit my Dog Blog you can enter any comments and suggestions on the Home page. If I use one or more of your suggestions when I write the book, I'll give you credit at the front of the book (leave your real name for the credit line). Unfortunately, I cannot afford to compensate you in any way other that the credit line and, of course, any suggestions left on this blog become my property though I probably won't quote anything left here directly. I will tweet the best suggestions each week (to my 50,000 plus followers) giving the author of the suggestion credit.

I can also use your help with writing the third book in my Order of Magic series. If you want to visit my Order of Magic page you can enter any comments and suggestions on the Home page.

Furthermore, I can use your help with writing the second book in my serial killers Standing series. If you want to visit my Standing Series page you can enter any comments and suggestions on the Home page.

Finally, I need help with writing the second book in my Order of the White Feather series. If you want to visit my Order of the White Feather page you can enter any comments and suggestions on the Home page.



    Adam Martin Swope was driven out of his beloved Chicago by his self-created but ill-advised celebrity status as a "finder." To avoid the emotional turmoil taking a toll on his psyche, he fled to Cancun, Mexico. Forced back to the United States by the resurgence of his mother's cancer, he decided to take a job as columnist for the Tweet; the newspaper purchased by his long-time friend Larry Archibald in the small West Virginia town of Canary Corners. He moved into the Canary House, an apartment house reputed to have resident ghosts. His next door neighbor Livinia Blossom told him the story of Canary House and introduced him to her grandniece, Marti, who quickly became his semi-constant companion. What Adam didn't realize was how soon his investigative and finder skills would be called into play to solve a murder. He was also unaware of how much assistance his dog Bagel, and the clues he provided, would be during the investigation.

The book is available on Amazon at this address and you may read the first five chapters here.



    When there's a rash of burglaries in Canary Corners, West Virginia, the sheriff asks Adam to use his finder skills to help figure out who the burglar is. Unbidden, Bagel, Adam's beagle, offers clues through the use of Boggle dice and the game of colors to help Adam and the sheriff solve the mystery of the burglar and the murder he has committed.

The book is available on Amazon at this address and you may read the first five chapters here.



The Dog Who Ate The Airplane     It's been snowing in Canary Corners for three days and, basically, everything has ground to a standstill. Even Marti's school closed it's doors. This gives Adam and Marti the perfect opportunity to go snowmobiling. Unfortunately as they are traversing a valley, Marti hears a gun shot and a deer stagers down the hill and drops dead right in front of them. While helping the game warden, park ranger, and sheriff figure out who the poacher was, another killing takes place and this time it is not a wild animal that is killed but an animal of the human species and now it is up to Bagel to give Adam and Marti clues to help them ferret out the guilty party.

The book is available on Amazon at this address and you may read the first five chapters here.



    When Adam, Marti, and Livinia attend the ghost party at the Canary House apartments on New Year’s eve, they are told the story of the lost Chandler gold mine. Knowing full well that he can't leave a mystery like that unsolved, Adam starts on a quest to follow the trail of well-hidden clues that, he hopes will help him solve one of the most storied mysteries in the history of Canary Corners, West Virginia. In the process of ferreting out clues, a couple of dead bodies are found and Adam, Marti, and Bagel have to figure out who the murderer is while continuing to search for the mine.

The book is available on Amazon at this address and you may read the first five chapters here.



    Adam is assigned the interview of Donovan Arnold, a rich eccentric who owns his own private zoo. Arrangements had already been made for the interview. Unfortunately, when Adam arrived, he found Donovan dead and the zoo animals released into the wild, including three elephants. Then it was up to Adam to solve the mystery of who killed Donovan and why. Perhaps it was the animal activists who claimed it was cruel to keep so many endangered species captive. Or could it have been one of the descendants of the miners killed when his father ignored safety regulations in the coal mine he owned? As Adam and the sheriff investigate they uncover additional suspects. Of course, Adam will have to rely on Bagel’s help to solve this perplexing mystery.

The book is available on Amazon at this address and you may read the first five chapters here.



    When a seven year old boy, affectionately known as Robin Hood, by his friends and family goes missing, it is up to Adam, Marti, and Sheriff Stibbens to follow the clues provided by Bagel, Adam’s pet beagle, to find Robin Hood as quickly as they can so he can be reunited with his parents.

This is a short story written in approximately 13,000 words.

The short story is available on Amazon at this address and you may read a preview here.



    When Aaron Franks turned sixteen he was accepted into the Order of Magic. Because of his membership he would be expected to spend the next school year at the Montana Academy for Advanced Magic and Wizard Studies. At his party his Uncle Randy tells him his father, Jefferson, whom he thought was dead, is alive and in hiding from a black-hearted wizard named Boragon. He's hiding because Boragon wants Jefferson to tell him where the Suit of Levathian once owned by Leonardo De Vinci can be found. Unfortunately, Jefferson doesn't have any idea where the Suit is hidden if it even exists. At the academy Aaron and his five friends will have to deal with several attacks by followers of Boragon known as black-hearts. Along the way they'll meet a number of magical creatures including Waggery, the half-dog, half-elf or delf, Flittery, the half-cat, half-owl or cowl, and the half-beaver, half-dog or deaver.

The book is available on Amazon at this address and you may read the first five chapters here.



    When Aaron Franks and his friends return to the Montana Academy for Advanced Magic And Wizard Studies after Christmas vacation they continue to have problems with the top black-hearted wizard Boragon. Thus, when Aaron's father Jefferson uncovers some information that may lead him to the hypothetical Suit of Leviathan that Boragon is after, he begins a quest that leads him on a circuitous journey to Milan, Italy hoping to find Leonardo da Vinci's secret studio.

The book is available on Amazon at this address and you may read the first five chapters here.



    The case begins as a simple, although profoundly gruesome, murder of a homeless person in downtown Denver, Colorado. Soon, everyone realize that the Cherry Creek Choker is back. His original killings of four hookers, their bodies left at Cherry Creek Park for anyone to find, scandalized and terrified the city. Josh Brayburn, the lead Denver detective, thinks the Cherry Creek Coker may be the same sleazebag, Roger Gibbons, who killed Josh’s wife and been sentenced to five to ten for the crime. When Josh finds out that Gibbons has been granted early parole and his release corresponds with the new Choker killing he is almost certain Gibbons is the killer. The problem is, there is no proof. No clues have been left at any of the crimes, including the latest one. When a state senator’s daughter is kidnapped, Abby Swope, the lead Ft. Collins detective, is called in to try to help solve the case. Josh and Abby feel an immediate, mutual attraction. Then the senator’s daughter is ransomed but found murdered. Unfortunately, this killing has nothing in common with the other ones Josh has been investigating. Thus, no one, including Josh, has any idea that the killings, are done by the same maniac. When a schoolteacher, who had previously been convicted of child molestation, is killed, the mystery deepens. Josh eventually discovers that to learn who the killer really is and what motivates him, he must travel a path that leads through Jacksonville, Florida. This is where his grandfather, who is an ex-cop, and his murdered wife’s grandfather, who had gotten rich in real estate, both live.

The book is available on Amazon at this address and you may read the first five chapters here.



    Suppose, just for a moment, that you realized one day that you had a special power such as being able to see the future or move objects with just the power of your mind. Now add to the mix that you exist with many other humans as well as imps, brownies, and elves, who hate humans with such powers. Just think how difficult it would be to guard against revealing your powers to someone who might react in a hostile manner to such a revelation. This is the daunting task facing the young Wizards Alberon, who grew up on the streets doing anything necessary to survive, and Anjur, who was the daughter of a rich merchant and lived a life of luxury until her power was realized. Fortunately, Alberon and Anjur are located by Mondrian and Andela who will mentor them on how to control their powers. But, just as the pair has settled into their relatively calm life in the valley of the Wizards, the ultra-powerful weapon, the Sword of Dalamar, is stolen. Now the Wizards must find and defeat the thief if they are to survive.

The book is available on Amazon at this address and you may read the first five chapters here.



    So, you’ve bought several houses, or someone bought them for you, because you want to create a Christmas village. Or, perhaps you bought just one house because you thought it was cute. Now what do you do? Well, if you’re like most people, you will clear a spot on some table, put down a little cotton batting, position your house or houses, surround the houses with your other village elements such as animals, people, and, of course, trees, and you have a very presentable display. But, with just a little more effort, using the techniques shown in this book, you can have a truly eye-catching display. You will learn how to create a diorama for your Christmas village and, along the way, you will learn techniques that can be used to create dioramas for any display such as your model cars, military displays, train set, or anything else you can think of. You will even learn how to create some of your own diorama elements such as a stone fence, from simple materials. Finally you will learn one thing to do when you have a large number of buildings and other accessories.

The book is available on Amazon at this address and a preview is available here.