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Where did it all start ?

The author bug bit me in high school. I wanted to write, to invoke that immense joy of reading a good book. I was amazed how words written on a page could send my imagination into the past, the future or into the world of Hobbits.

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Book One: The boy with no name

In a magical land like no other, children are named for the special abilities they are born with. All except one, and he will remain nameless until he discovers what his magical talent is.

When the adults are overtaken by a mystical spell, the fate of the village rest in the hands of the children.

This book is a tale of a boy in search of his name and a village that must be saved.

There are many secrets to be revealed by the children of the Invincible Crew. And they will need that knowledge if they are going to stop kidnappers and thieves.


And the Evil Lady has returned.

Magic powers will be found, but they will also be lost.


The village is in big trouble.






A girl is sick in magical Splendor?

Vince has troubling dreams ... and visitors.

Buster can't figure out ANY riddles.

The worst news might be that Maldiva is back! And she has an ironclad plan.

She's regaining power and this time she's not alone.


Will it work?

Find out in the final saga of "The Invincible Crew Series".

"The woods are lovely, dark, and deep.
And I have promises to keep.
And miles to go before I sleep.
And miles to go before I sleep."

Robert Frost


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What am I working on?

I'm struggling through the next novel. Working title "Border Town."

As the death count grows Father Danny Holter questions his role as a priest in a corrupt southwestern city.


The Invincible Crew was originally a bedtime story?


One night years ago I was put on the spot by my sister-in-law to tell her kids a bedtime story.

Well, with no children of my own I had no idea what to tell them. I’d never watched any of those famous Disney movies or anything!

So, there I was, without a net, making up a tale. I began without a clue of what to name my character, so I said he had no name

…and now I’m sharing that story with all kids.



I am from Springfield, Missouri. I served in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany. Later, I attended the U.S. Border Patrol Academy in Glynco, Georgia and was stationed in beautiful San Diego, California. After nearly 25 years, I retired in December of 2016.

During my career, I served a stint as a public information officer in charge of media operations. I got to supervise the San Diego segment of the hit series “Border Wars” by the National Geographic Channel. While in that position, I gave a ton of border tours to many officials as well as famous celebrities. In addition, I was on the patrol's nation-wide recruiting team and he chaired numerous oral hiring boards. I personally implemented a few highly regarded public relations programs. I was honored with two Commissioner’s Awards plus, the Attorney General’s Award for outstanding service.

Retirement allowed the time to write. The journey started with, “The boy with no name,” a children’s book based on a bedtime story I made up for young relatives during a visit. It worked! So, the story continued in “THE RED ORB,” and then again in book three, "Princess Maldiva." These three books are "The Invincible Crew Series." They are enjoyable at any age.


For adults, there's a psycho/murder thriller titled, "A Killer's Diary." All these books can be found on Amazon.

Be sure to visit the Facebook(META) page "Daryl's Extra@darylreed.books" and discover behind the scenes info, writing tips for beginners, and so much more!

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