Descending the Spiral Staircase is a vision the author encountered during a dream. This is how a simple construction task turns into a murder investigation, stolen bank money, buried storage shed, hidden tunnel, reconstruction of an unused area to a very usable space. John and Marie are the homeowners. Their open house event jeopardizes the family’s safety and puts many agencies on full alert. The remodeling magazine wants to film the entire event; police and FBI scan guest photos, looking for unwanted guests.
This is not your typical construction project because it has a lot of twists and turns leading to the finale. You will tear up and laugh as the characters evolve. This book is inspired through visions and past experiences in the landscape business.
The Wiloby’s are customers of Stockdale Landscape Construction, who have requested their backyard to become as magical as the Albright’s yard featured in six issues of Remodeling Magazine. Upon completion of their backyard, the Wiloby’s threw a Luau for family, friends, neighbors and the Governor of the state, shown live on seven cable networks.
There is a Governor’s ball, grand opening of a new location for Stockdale Landscape, a western wear outfitter event, new office locations in three different states, criminal investigation expands, a major event which puts the daily routine of the family into turmoil.
If you enjoyed reading Descending Down the Spiral Staircase, the Stockdale’s and Albright’s enlighten this book to its fullest. All of your emotions will be challenged from cover to cover.
The expansion of Stockdale Landscape Construction—generated by Remodeling magazine’s successful opening of branch offices in Oregon, Utah, and Texas — has inspired the Stockdales’ and Albrights’ to take up an offer to have homes built for them in Oregon.
Fred Stockdale has met Jessica and Mickey Dunley and uncovered some of the secrets relating to the murder discovered during the remodel of the Albright residence. The FBI has been called to the Dunley residence to investigate another crime scene.
John and Fred teach the girls how to fish at the Whispering Pines Resort.
There is an event in Texas where another vision becomes a once-in-a-lifetime event at a Western Outfitter store. Marie and Delores conclude their first class with ladies using the Kentucky Derby theme.
There are more twists and turns for your reading pleasure. I hope you enjoy Stockdale Avenue.
This official mascot of the Lake Elsinore Storm baseball team is now the subject of HF Beaumont’s children’s book, Isabella’s Birthday Party with Thunder. About 10 years ago, his family decided to attend a local minor league baseball game. This was their first experience attending a minor league game. They all were astonished when they saw young adults shooting candy, tee shirts, hats, coupons for local restaurants, in the crowd attending the game.
The announcer introduced the team mascot, Thunder, to the crowd. He is a light green colored dog wearing a team jersey and a baseball hat with over-sized baseball shoes. He danced on top of the dugout. Beaumont’s 5-year-old granddaughter, Isabella, was mesmerized by his performance. She and the crowd were laughing at his dance moves. They all thought she would be afraid of Thunder, but it started an adventure of a lifetime and a special bond of friendship for the two when Thunder attended Isabella’s birthday party.
HF Beaumont makes Christmas trees each year and mostly, he gives them away as Christmas gifts to his clients. His children’s book, “Isabella’s Christmas Trees” (published by Xlibris) tells a story that shows just what a handmade Christmas gift to a non-family member can bring to a child and an adult.
Beaumont considers her granddaughter a very special young girl who has a heart of gold. The book shows readers just how much of a heart she has. She painted the Christmas trees Beaumont had made to keep her out of trouble and away from her little brother who was an infant at that time when she just wanted him to play. However, when she gave a teacher a tree for Christmas, it changed her and her family’s life forever.
Katy Wilkins is a prominent citizen of her home town. An original member of the Tree Leaning Pine Country Club, Women’s Auxiliary, sat on the city council, has a library named after her from her yearly donations, now on trial for murder and kidnapping.
Local citizen protested demanding her freed from custody, blocking jurors and attorneys from entering the court building on a daily basis. Twist and turns occur throughout the trial, will she be freed or serve a life sentence, compelling testimony, you’ll be the judge of her fate.
After escaping from the courthouse parking lot, Margaret Dowling was preparing for a short time in hiding. Then she planned on staying out of the limelight while expanding her business. Her plans were foiled by the same people who freed Marie and Delores, who were held hostage. She was returned to face a sentencing for the second time. Prosecutor Natalie Morgan had successfully reversed the previous plea of guilty by reason of insanity.
There are many twists and turns that will challenge the reader’s emotions. Fred Stockdale is at it again, stumbling onto other crime scenes just by doing his job of bringing ambiance to his customers’ homes.
The chief’s teenaged daughter falls in love with a local non-tribal residence named Jameson Brown. This relationship was frowned upon by not only the tribe but the local community outside of the reservation. Morning Dove became pregnant, looked down on by the tribe for violating tribal laws, while the non-tribal boyfriend was forbidden to see Morning Dove.
Years later, Jameson Brown returns to the community adjacent to the reservation and frequented the local drug store soda fountain. He was not aware that Hayward Brown was his son who was the one making the malts, shakes, sundaes, and banana splits behind the counter for customers.
During a brush-clearing operation just west of the Stockdale residence, the earthmoving machinery unearthed a human skeleton. The police were called to the job site. This led to a criminal investigation.