Coming Fall of 2017 -- The Films of Jon Garcia: 2009-2013


Eric B. Olsen is the author of six works of fiction in three different genres.  He has written a medical thriller entitled Death’s Head, as well as the horror novel Dark Imaginings.  He is also the author of three mystery novels, Proximal to Murder and Death in the Dentist’s Chair featuring amateur sleuth Steve Raymond, D.D.S., and The Seattle Changes featuring private detective Ray Neslowe.  In addition, he is the author of If I Should Wake Before I Die, a book of short horror fiction.

 Today Mr. Olsen writes primarily non-fiction, including The Death of Education, an exposé of the public school system in America.  His newest book, The Films of Jon Garcia: 2009-2013, is due out in the fall of 2017.




The Films of Jon Garcia: 2009-2013





Death's Head: A Medical Thriller

Death's Head








If I Should Wake Before I Die collects the complete horror short fiction of author Eric B. Olsen into one volume. Written between 1986 and 1992, these stories reflect the inspiration of major horror writers of the time, like Stephen King and Peter Straub, as well as the EC horror comics of the 1950s. Each of the primary stories is prefaced by a second-person short-short story that sets the scene for the spine tingling tales that follow.  In addition to the fifteen stories from the original collection, this edition contains two additional stories as well as his two horror novellas Blood Feast and The Bride of Blood Feast. The horror stories of Eric B. Olsen pull back the curtain of ordinary life and allow the reader to catch a glimpse of a frighteningly alternate reality.

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The Death of Education
The Failure of Our Public Schools to Teach

Death of Education









Crime-solving dentist Steve Raymond is back in a new mystery. When a colleague brings disturbing news of a patient who has died in her chair, she calls on the Seattle dentist for help. Little does Dr. Raymond realize that his offer to treat the surviving family members will draw him into another murder investigation. At the same time Steve is playing music with the best band he's ever been in, but the choice between music and dentistry is only one of many he'll have to make. Suspects abound and time is running out as death sits in a most unlikely place. 

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Proximal to Murder
A Steve Raymond DDS Mystery

Proximal to Murder











In just his first five years of filmmaking acclaimed Portland independent director Jon Garcia was able to produce four feature films.  Eric B. Olsen examines the first four films of Garcia’s career in order to provide a deeper understanding of works that transcend the limitations of independent filmmaking and to show how they have attained the status of art.  Part oral history and part film analysis, the book provides a detailed textual commentary on Tandem Hearts (2010), the director’s first film, The Falls (2011) and The Falls: Testament of Love (2013), his most well known films, and The Hours Till Daylight (2016).  The Films of Jon Garcia: 2009-2013 takes an in-depth look at a writer-director who has earned a reputation as one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier filmmakers.









Nazi doctor Konrad Zindell flees to South America at the end of World War Two to continue the experiments he began at Auschwitz working under the infamous Dr. Josef Mengele. Forty-five years later, brilliant neurosurgeon Paul Raymond is abducted from his Seattle home. The only person who can connect the two is medical student Steve Raymond. Looking for answers to the disappearance of his father, he and his girlfriend Janet Newell suddenly find themselves in a desperate race to save their own lives as they inadvertently uncover one of the Third Reich’s deadliest secrets. 


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If I Should Wake Before I Die
The Complete Horror Short Fiction

If I Should Wake Before I Die







When I went into teaching over fifteen years ago my personal commitment was to do everything in my power to make sure my students had the most rigorous and beneficial educational experience possible. Unfortunately, I succeeded. In creating a new paradigm in the classroom, one that values analytical thought and an emphasis on true learning rather than rote memorization, I came in direct conflict with a public education system that doesn't want teachers to teach and doesn't want students to learn. The failure of education in our country is no secret, but a successful campaign of misdirection waged by educators themselves continues to keep us from understanding why. The Death of Education finally exposes the truth, shining a light inside public school classrooms that have been dark for far too long.

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Death in the Dentist's Chair
A Steve Raymond DDS Mystery

Death in the Dentist's Chair






Steve Raymond never wanted to be a cop. He never wanted to be a private eye. He was, in fact, a member of the nice, quiet profession of dentistry. So the one thing Steve Raymond, D.D.S., never figured on was having to solve a murder. Then one night, in a local Seattle tavern, Steve finds himself the only doctor in the house when a local musician collapses onstage and the mysterious circumstances surrounding the musician's death gradually pull the reluctant dentist into conducting his own investigation. But no one else believes it's murder: not his wife, the lawyer, or his best friend, the cop. Steve is on his own this time as he tracks down the most unexpected killer of all. 

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