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      Buy your personally signed copy today.  Starlight On Stone CRUX $9.30  Starlight On Stone NORTH $9.10  Starlight On Stone SOUTH $13.00  Starlight On Stone EAST $13.00  Starlight On Stone WEST $13.00  War Stories for My Grandchildren - A Memoir in Short Stories $25.00 

Living isn't easy, but it is filled with sweet and bitter, sour and salty experiences.

    
     

Born at the end of the Great Depression, Jansen Estrup remembers much of WWII as a personal matter. The confused, sometimes horrific excitement gave him a lifelong interest in conflicts of all kinds and prompted him to choose a military career.

Interested in writing from a very young age, much of his military experience led him to opportunities as a technical writer. Even then he created short stories, poetry and experimental novels. Many of the stories were first hand experiences and led to  their compilation in his memoir, War Stories for My Grandchildren - a memoir in short stories which  was published in 2007.

His current project is a five part epic dealing with the mythology surrounding doomsday and other wishful thinking about the 'end times.'  Starlight On Stone, books WEST, EAST, SOUTH and NORTH are available now. CRUX, the final chapter, was released in March as a paperback and May 2014 as an ebook.

Estrup has lived in a remote star powered home amidst the wildness of the Sierra Nevada for the past 3 and a half decades with his wife of 50 years, Carole, an artist and writer.



Birth Place: Sarasota, FL USA

Accomplishments: Sanity (somewhere between Tao and Confucius) and happiness rank high as my greatest achievements. I'm not talking about that 'positive, positive, positive' delusion that has wrecked the USA, but rather a well grounded, critical analysis of the life and people I have gathered around me. Is there an award for that? Probably not, yet there is surely a prize, here and now.
     



Books

Tales of a Clear, Dark Night by Jansen Estrup
The heavens, we are taught, have always inspired awe, tradition, even salvation. Why? What did our ancestors see there?...
  

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Starlight On Stone CRUX (ebook) by Jansen Estrup
Climax of the Starlight On Stone saga in which the peace-bride, Harranish, must decide between dark vengeance in her own land and bright possibilities in the strange one of her traditional enemies. ...
  

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Starlight On Stone NORTH (ebook) by Jansen Estrup
At the end of a thousand year old Anatolian empire, two warriors are dispatched on a desperate peace mission....
  

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Starlight On Stone SOUTH (ebook) by Jansen Estrup
The boy-king, Shi-shi, can defeat his enemies if the generals will follow him. He will survive plots by ambitious priesthoods, if the gods smile upon him and if he can find the right woman amidst the wreckage of a looming dark age, he just might found a vital new dynasty....
  

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Starlight On Stone EAST (ebook) by Jansen Estrup
Led by a crafty merchant adventurer a ragged band of refugees brave natural disaster,desperate refugees and brigands to find safety. But there is none....
  

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Starlight On Stone WEST by Jansen Estrup
A bold young shadow queen and her devoted companion flee pirates, assassins and a looming dark age. Not even the two brave giants who vowed to protect them know what to do when they are caught between the desperate armies of antiquity's two most powerful empires....
  

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War Stories for My Grandchildren - A Memoir in Short Stories by Jansen Estrup
The author served during many of the Cold War's most intense years, including 5 tours to Southeast Asia, but it was as a child that he fought his most courageous battles. For the past 3 decades he has lived in a remote solar powered home in the Sierra Nevada with his wife of 49 years, a painter and writer....
  

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Starlight On Stone CRUX by Jansen Estrup
Climax of the Starlight On Stone saga in which the peace-bride must decide between forgiveness or vengeance....
  

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Starlight On Stone EAST by Jansen Estrup
Waaloo and a desperate band of refugees brave widespread disaster in search of safety. But there is none and their only hope is to deliver a peace-bride onto the battlefield between antiquity's two most powerful empires....
  

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Starlight On Stone NORTH by Jansen Estrup
Desperate to shore up the southern boundary of his crumbling empire, the Emperor sends his slave, the disgraced Hurrian prince, Attili, on a peace mission through utter chaos....
  

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Starlight On Stone SOUTH by Jansen Estrup
A historical novel about the Pharaoh boy-king, Shi-shi, and his struggles at war, ruling a fallen empire and in love....
  

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Starlight On Stone WEST (ebook) by Jansen Estrup
A bold young girl, her companion and two bewildered giants flee assassins, pirates and a looming dark age. But how will any of them survive when they find themselves trapped between the desperate armies of antiquity's two greatest empires....
  

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Short Stories

Sir You are Free to Go
 by Jansen Estrup
Drug runners, murderers, and the FBI all on trial for the same crimes....


Loose Lips
 by Jansen Estrup
Cyber security has always given us a false sense of well-being. The human element is always the weakest link. A lesson from 1969 ... ...


Age
 by Jansen Estrup
Just how old was Methuselah, really?...


Neptune's Realm - Love Among the Long Dead Men
 by Jansen Estrup
This very long story was once a book about seafaring, rape and pillage. Posted in response to Columbus Day 2014...


New Year's Eve, the prequel
 by Jansen Estrup
Dragons and the fog of war ...


New Year's Eve
 by Jansen Estrup
1966, the year I first met the dragons. ...


Childhood Recall 2.0
 by Jansen Estrup
Some childish memories which I thought amusing at the time. Curiously, I still do. OR, what I may have been doing the day, 68 years ago, when Hiroshima was A-bombed. ...


Shipyards and Last Ships
 by Jansen Estrup
Memories of shipyards and ships prompted by Sting's new Broadway musical, The Last Ship...


French Poets
 by Jansen Estrup
An excerpt from Ciphers and Symbols, a 1963 memoir from War Stories for My Grandchildren ...


Fred's Friends
 by Jansen Estrup
Fred's friends - mythical, natural or supernatural? Or maybe just legendary....


Tarzan, Jane and Boy
 by Jansen Estrup
A boyhood swamp story recalled after 65 years...


1945 Sambo
 by Jansen Estrup
A short story, part of the memoir, War Stories for My Grandchildren ...


Recruiter - An Army of None
 by Jansen Estrup
Child soldiers make warfare too complicated and amoral. Better to go back to a micro-tech stone age. ...


Mayday, Mayday, Mayday (excerpt)
 by Jansen Estrup
Sinking of a trawler in stormy waters and rescue of its crewmembers. Painting from 1964 by the author....


Tired, So Tired
 by Jansen Estrup
How much would you give for a few hours of sleep? Everything?...


Chaser Excerpt
 by Jansen Estrup
An excerpt from the memoir War Stories for My Grandchildren, short story Chaser ......


Goats (an excerpt)
 by Jansen Estrup
Feral goats and the well meaning but misguided attempts to save them ... an excerpt from the short story Good Dog Stories, part of the memoir War Stories for My Grandchildren. ...



Poetry

One Of Us
 by Jansen Estrup
One Of Us is a parable about man-made ecological disasters....


Greeks and Other Baal-cains
 by Jansen Estrup
A violent lament of the human condition...


Dog
 by Jansen Estrup
A verse about man's best friend. Painting by Carole Estrup...


Helix or Vortex? That is the question ...
 by Jansen Estrup
A short science lesson complete with visual dazzle ... ...


Cyber City Park
 by Jansen Estrup
A pome about the original sinful fruit...


In Praise of Ishara
 by Jansen Estrup
Broken clay, cunieform translated...


Weeds
 by Jansen Estrup
A poem by my wife. It seems to fit our current dilemma, perhaps all of them down the epochs ... ...


Community
 by Jansen Estrup
A poem about human nature and our choice of entertainment, be it religion or sport, war or love....



Articles

Bummer
 by Jansen Estrup
Does Harry Chapin's old song incite police misconduct? Or simply reflect it? ...


Heels and Other Clones
 by Jansen Estrup
An examination of 'heel clutcher' mythology and its grip on modern living....


Harrappans may have lived, died by monsoon!
 by Jansen Estrup
Science Notebook, 30 June 2012, headline - Harrappans may have lived, died by monsoon ... here's how and why, as mythology taught it more than a thousand years ago....


Klimt and the Purity of Death
 by Jansen Estrup
H. F. Jansen Estrup (writing as Fred Jansen) in a critique of the work of Gustav Klimt and Carole Estrup...


A Conversation
 by Jansen Estrup
A review of Francis Ford Coppola's 40 year old film, The Conversation....


Modeling - Reboxed
 by Jansen Estrup
A musing about a childhood hobby which hounded me well into my thirties and the life, my life, which grew out of it....


Book Titles Which Caught My Eye ...
 by Jansen Estrup
An expanding collection of book titles which I have found arresting ......


1969 Don't Drop the Load (excerpt)
 by Jansen Estrup
This excerpt of the short story, Don't Drop the load, is the author's investigation of one of the Vietnam War's most tragic and hushed up friendly fire incidents. ...


The Language of Disintegration
 by Jansen Estrup
Is the American Language evolving or decaying? Some say it signals the end of the American Empire. It happened so quickly, not by armed conflict but by our own voices....


The Great War at 100-Honor v. Dignity
 by Jansen Estrup
Honor v. Dignity, privilege and The Great War...


The World is My Home
 by Jansen Estrup
A review of the memoir The World is My Home, by James A. Michener...


Eye and Ear (and nose, too - something stinks in the USA) Opener
 by Jansen Estrup
Book review of News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media - by Juan Gonzales ...


'Fools Mountain' is a hard, important read
 by Jansen Estrup
Review of Follow Me Up Fools Mountain - Korea 1951 by Dudley C. Gould ...


A Remarkable Victorian Woman
 by Jansen Estrup
Book review of "A Voyager Out - the life of Mary Kingsley" by Katherine Frank...


Treacherous Little Known War
 by Jansen Estrup
Book review of The State of Jones by Sally Jenkins...


Empire Building 101
 by Jansen Estrup
Book review of Confessions of An Economic Hitman by John Perkins ...


Serpents
 by Jansen Estrup
An excerpt about the war on women, from a 2001 essay called Serpents....


Free Speech and The Courage to Lie
 by Jansen Estrup
US Supreme Court, Military decorations, combat heroism, military history...


Who Are You?
 by Jansen Estrup
Corruption of language leads to dehumanization....


Remembering Frank James Morgan (1916-1985)
 by Jansen Estrup
A short tribute to Frank James Morgan, world-class sculptor, retired US Navy Chief Petty Officer...


Starlight On Stone SOUTH (excerpt)
 by Jansen Estrup
Waiting generals evaluate their new king, and his prospects for success. Creating a new dynasty is not child's play and kingship is serious business....


Let's Not Go Off Half-cocked
 by Jansen Estrup
The mentally ill are not a fair segment of our population to blame for the recent rash of massacres...



News

CRUX - Climax of the Starlight On Stone saga
 by Jansen Estrup
Climactic chapter of the Starlight On Stone saga in which Princess Harranish must decide the fate of two great empires and her own....


CRUX promo video
 by Jansen Estrup
See the promo video for Starlight On Stone CRUX - available now on Author's Den...


Starlight On Stone CRUX
 by Jansen Estrup
Trade paperback now available for sale!...


New Promo Video for Starlight On Stone NORTH
 by Jansen Estrup
The author has posted a new video for the novel Starlight On Stone NORTH ...


Shargo the Strong intro
 by Jansen Estrup
Introducing Shargo the Strong, critical character in the mythological saga, Starlight On Stone NORTH....


Links

Estrup Books
Books, memoirs, e-books, new novels including War Stories for My Grandchildren, Starlight on Stone, free e-stories, poetry and commentary by Jansen and Carole Estrup


Carole's Gallery & Bookstore
An overview of EVI, including links to paintings, books, sculpture and poetry by Carole and Jansen Estrup

Frank James Morgan (1916-1985)
A brief tribute to sculptor Frank James Morgan

Videos
Short videos promoting Carole's art and Jansen's books


Additional information

Author of Tales of A Clear, Dark Night and, published in March of 2007, War Stories for My Grandchildren - A Memoir in Short Stories - and a brand new series of novels called "Starlight On Stone" - books "West","East","South" and now "NORTH" are widely available. "Crux", climax of history's greatest fraud and cruelest legacy, will follow in Winter/Spring of 2014. Buy these books below at Estrup Books, www.dnlebook.com or Lulu - an excerpt of "South" is available on this site and the book is currently available both as paperback and ebook.

 
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Kern County   CA   93255   USA

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