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Please Note: This is a collection of six supernatural and psychological stories. Some of which are A little dark. Three of the stories are fire department related and three are not.  They are all fiction. 

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"...sinister and gripping." 
~ Reedsy Reviewer

"A brilliant read." 
               ~ Goodreads Reviewer

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to First Responders

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Featured on the national podcast, "What's Your Emergency"
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Featured on the national podcast, "The Firefighter Deconstructed."
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Featured on the International podcast,
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So, what's  it all about?  Well, I'm glad you asked. Here's the blurb.

Life doesn't always end at death

Elliot is a burned-out firefighter on the verge of suicide in a modern reimagining of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Can a succession of ghostly visitors one Christmas Eve help Elliot face his demons before it’s too late?

Following the feature story are five additional tales of supernatural and psychological suspense.

A solitary night janitor battles a sinister man in black (Janitor). A firefighter fails to heed an otherworldly warning (Death Alarm). A happily married man spirals into obsession over a comment by an internet troll (CatchTime). A man runs for his life down a dark country lane pursued by a stranger with murder in mind (Skelwaller Lane). A paramedic’s haunting secret threatens to destroy her life (DOA).

Written from the soul of a firefighter who has seen his own struggles, A Firefighter Christmas Carol and Other Stories is an emotional ride.

For an important discussion about PTSD, read the collection's foreword here for free ->


Featured in the Columbus Dispatch, The Pataskala Standard, and the Newark Advocate.  read the article.

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Photo and article by

Craig McDonald

Article on Medium
by Walter Rhein

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Photo and article by

Walter Rhein

Laughter Saves Lives ... Live. See my appearance at the 17-min. mark.

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