Ed Nelson's first book. Rick King, a Viet Nam veteran is lost in the final stages of Alzheimers in a moderate long term care home, when something strange happens...

As Rick regains his strength and fights for his stolen life and wealth, elegant Marsha Wren in the exact same situation, joins Rick as they struggle to get their lives back, while they avoid the danger of ending up in a government laboratory.

While regaining their strength and independence they are also growing younger in health and appearance. They have no idea how young they will end up or how long they will live, are they immortal?

One thing they know is that if they live long enough the world and the United States will change. How or when they have no way of knowing, just that change will occur. They position themselves as best as they can, fighting a survivalist group, when as predicted the apocalypse occurs. They will live, but can civilization survive?

Ever and Always

Chapter 1 (partial)

April 30, 2013 Staff Sergeant Richard King was running for his life, on a Long-Range Reconnaissance Patrol. His squad had just crossed a river when they were spotted by the Viet Cong. They were deep in Laos. There was going to be no helicopter rescue. They were on their own. The sound of bullets cutting through the jungle canopy was followed by the chatter of AK 47s, a lot of AK 47s.

The trim young man in his tiger stripe camouflage with its hand-embroidered patches ran with a long, loping stride that covered the ground quickly. His thoughts were; disengage, evade. Nothing else mattered.

Rick felt a sharp burning in his arm, but he kept going without looking. His squad was before him, so he knew they were okay so far. The lead man disappeared; Rick at first thought he was down, but in turn, each of his squad went out of sight. They were going down a small embankment to a stream which gave them some cover.

The six-man patrol stopped at the bottom, awaiting his decision. They could dig in here and hold off a similar size group or keep moving. If it was a larger group, they were in trouble. “Empty a 60mm belt to hold them and then move downstream,” Rick rasped as he brought his M16 to bear. Without hesitation, his orders were followed. The linked belt turned smoothly around a B3A can without any kinking. As the last man started to go out of sight, Rick followed.

“Watch out for that crazy old guy; he is going to knock that lady over with his walker the way he is thrashing around.”

Rick rounded a bend in the small stream and smelled meatloaf. “Meatloaf?” he thought.

“Damn, I have done it again.” I am in the Rest Home.

“Hey Rick, calm down; it’s okay. You just had an episode.”

“I know what I had,” screamed Rick in anger and frustration.

“You think I want this?” He pushed his walker/M16 away.

Marsha Wren was having a nice day shopping; she had found the most perfect-looking dress in Macy’s window when a rude man bumped into her. A passing gentleman caught her just as she started to fall. She grabbed him for support and caught his stethoscope.

“Oh no,” she thought, “I am in the Rest Home. I enjoyed shopping more.”

The Doctor helped her down the hall. She chatted with him all the way. It was a shame no sound came out.

Ever and Always

Cast in Time Book 5 available March 1st!


Earl of Marches

An Engineer finds himself in an Alternate reality, Cornwall, in the year 715 A.D. He awakens in the body of a young Baron. James Fletcher, now the Count of Cornwall, is facing new adversaries in the Franks.

They try to assassinate him and his family, precipitating a full-out war. In the meantime, advancements were made in steam engines, cannons, ships, and electricity. Continue you on with this wild ride through the eighth century.

Earl E. (Ed) Nelson

I have always wanted to be an author. I had my first rejection slip in about 1965. Wish I had saved it. For many years the only writing I did was technical as pesky things like three children, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren came along.

My technical writing was in the field of quality in several different journals. I worked in the field of quality for over fifty years, starting as a line inspector and ending up as a Vice-President of Quality and elected a Fellow of the American Society for Quality.

Then a wonderful thing happened. I lost my job and was out of work for almost eight months. To keep from going crazy I wrote. I posted my stories on an online site, and lo and behold people read them and said nice things. Fast forward about eight years and I am retired and writing for the fun of it.

A lot of what is in my stories is based on my life experiences, gasp! Give or take a lie or two that is. The one fortunate thing in my career is that I got to travel worldwide and have been to most of the locations I write about.

In my younger days, I tried hot air ballooning, sky diving, white water rafting, spelunking, and target shooting. I have collected stamps, drove in road rallies, lowly rated by the US Chess federation. I built a Kentucky long rifle and a dueling pistol. I am a licensed HAM radio operator. My hobby is having hobbies.

My true passion is reading. Trapped in a hotel room I would read the telephone book. The TV would not be turned on. I have averaged 200 books a year for the last sixty years. I knew those long flights were good for something.

BTW I was born in the middle of an air raid in England during World War II, the house next door was destroyed and our windows were blown out. That is probably the most interesting thing I have been involved with. Mum never forgave me. Happily married for 56 years I hope my wife doesn’t catch on to what a goof I am.

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Well written This book was well written, start to finish. It feels authentic, like a diary of real life. I liked and respected the characters. Normal folks will not have any problem with the political references that are a minor part of the story.

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Wow! Such a good read! A really enjoyable read and an excellent plot and mc. I've enjoyed all this authors books and look forward to more!

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A great what if story ??? Very enjoyable and easy read - I would recommend to purchase.

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Unique premise, well written and fun My first demand of any author is that they tell an interesting story, and boy howdy do these folks deliver! Fun characters, a truly original premise, and some very enjoyable secondary characters. Well worth reading, and very much the tip of the author's iceberg as far as their extant work.

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Enjoyable Good story with interesting characters and a good scenario, well paced, and I hope there will be more. Interesting epilogue as well

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Books

Other Books by Ed Nelson

  • All
  • Richard Jackson Saga
  • Cast in Time
  • Other
Book cover for Cast in Time - The Baron

Cast in Time

The Baron

Book cover for Cast in Time - Baron of Middle Counties

Cast in Time

Baron of Middle Counties

Book cover for Cast in Time - Count

Cast in Time

Count

Book cover for Cast in Time - Earl

Cast in Time

Earl

Book cover for The Richard Jackson Saga - The Beginning

The Richard Jackson Saga

The Beginning

Book cover for The Richard Jackson Saga - School Days

The Richard Jackson Saga

School Days

Book cover for The Richard Jackson Saga - Hollywood

The Richard Jackson Saga

Hollywood

Book cover for The Richard Jackson Saga - In the Movies

The Richard Jackson Saga

In the Movies

Book cover for The Richard Jackson Saga - Star to Deckhand

The Richard Jackson Saga

Star to Deckhand

Book cover for The Richard Jackson Saga - Surfing Dude

The Richard Jackson Saga

Surfing Dude

Book cover for The Richard Jackson Saga - Third Time is a Charm

The Richard Jackson Saga

Third Time is a Charm

Book cover for The Richard Jackson Saga - Oxford University

The Richard Jackson Saga

Oxford University

Book cover for The Richard Jackson Saga - Cold War

The Richard Jackson Saga

Cold War

Book cover for The Richard Jackson Saga - Taking Care of Business

The Richard Jackson Saga

Taking Care of Business

Book cover for The Richard Jackson Saga - Interesting Times

The Richard Jackson Saga

Interesting Times

Book cover for The Richard Jackson Saga - Escape from Siberia

The Richard Jackson Saga

Escape from Siberia

Book cover for The Richard Jackson Saga - Regicide

The Richard Jackson Saga

Regicide

Book cover for The Richard Jackson Saga - What’s Under? Down Under.

The Richard Jackson Saga

What’s Under? Down Under.

Book cover for The Richard Jackson Saga - The Lunar Kingdom

The Richard Jackson Saga

The Lunar Kingdom

Book cover for The Richard Jackson Saga - First Steps

The Richard Jackson Saga

First Steps

Book cover for Ever and Always

Ever and Always

Immortality and the Apocalypse

F.A.Q

Frequently Asked Questions for Ed Nelson

  • I had a contracted project finished and had time before the next one started. I had been thinking about a story for several years so decided to give it a try. It worked. I'm retired now so it is a nice hobby and the extra income is nice.

  • I started out as a pantser, writing by the seat of my pants, no plot, no ending just writing. That works on a single novel but not a series. So now I try to plot, only gross outlines. When I get hung up on where to go next the pantser takes over.

  • Plotting! Don't have telephones before you have electricity under control. Well maybe two tin cans and a string.

  • I'm the hero of course. Eveyone else is an archetype. As a hero I'm also a archetype. That makes me a pretty shallow person! Maybe I'm not a hero after all.

  • Involving the reader deeper and deeper into the story until the most outrageous acts are believable.

  • Walk away until the guilt piles up and start writing again.

  • My voice is exactly that. When I type out the words I'm speaking them in my head as though I was telling the story our loud around a campfire. It is how I speak.

  • I'm a voracious reader so many books have influenced me. I can't point to any specific one, but I know that I have picked up elements of storytelling.