Books and Writings from the Author

Derek Wachter

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Derek Wachter is an American author, born in Yakima, Washington in 1982.  

Genres of his writing include and in the future will include, psychological horror, horror, thriller, action/adventure, science fiction, and stories that convey a hidden message for the readers.

Derek possesses an associate degree, bachelor degree, two master degrees, and is currently working on his Ph.D.  In his free time, he enjoys spending his time with family, traveling, riding his motorcycle, amateur landscape photography, golf with his friends, and of course, writing.

Books the author is working on

                                             The Dark Side of the Moon

Friday, October 4th, 1957. Scientists from Soviet Russia successfully launch Sputnik 1, a Soviet satellite up into space. It’s the first man made satellite that has successfully entered space, thus triggering the Space Race between the United States and the USSR. Countries from around the world watch with anticipation and fill their tabloids with news related to the success of the Soviets, dubbing the event as a “modern marvel of scientific ingenuity”. What the Soviets failed to mention though, is that Sputnik was not a satellite, but a ship carrying multiple Soviet military personnel, scientists and building architects to the Earth’s moon to secretly build a nuclear lunar base near a moon crater called Argos. American CIA spies uncover the truth behind the rocket launch and report intelligence to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who in turn calls for an emergency meeting among Air Force officials in his cabinet. They immediately draft plans to send an elite special forces group to intercept the Soviet military group on the moon and recover their document plans for the nuclear base to bring back to the United States.

A young new recruit named Adam Anderson, is one of the 12 different military members who are promoted to the Air Force Special Tactics Team and selected to participate in this mission to the moon. Adam and the crew are sent to a secret military base in the Nevada desert where they board a rocket that sends them up into orbit and to the moon. When they land however, they find the Soviet base is already half built, but severely damaged. Along with several dead Soviet bodies in space suits scattered around the building site. The men also observe a strange flickering light off in the horizon of the dark side of the moon that catches their attention. The American forces search the grounds but find no documents for the nuclear base. With their direct orders to find the documents, the men embark on a lunar mission to find them and solve the mystery of the mysterious light in the distance, along with what happened to the Soviets before they landed.

Unbeknown to the crew though, is that something from an alien world watches them with malcontent from the shadows of the dark side of the moon. Camouflaged by the empty dark void of space. The fate of the men will now depend on how fast they can find the Soviet nuclear documents and if they can survive what hunts them in the dark side of the moon.
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  • Yakima, Washington, United States
  •  6/3/2023 01:00 PM - 6/3/2023 03:00 PM
  •   5629 Summitview Avenue, Yakima, WA, USA

Come join Author Derek Wachter at the Inklings Bookshop in Yakima, Washington on Saturday, June 3rd, 2023 from 1-3pm, as he showcases his written books and his latest pirates adventure story!

  •  6/17/2023 03:58 PM - 6/18/2023 05:59 PM
  •   Metaline Falls, WA, USA

From June 17-18th, 2023, Author Derek Wachter will be selling his books, including the feature title at the festival "The Cabin at the End of Herrick Road". Come meet the author in Metaline Falls, WA!

  •  7/22/2023 12:00 PM - 7/22/2023 09:00 PM
  •   20490 Oregon 138, Glide, OR, USA

Author Derek Wachter will be setting up a booth to sell and meet at the Glide Sasquatch Festival event in Glide, Oregon. Come meet Derek and ask questions and talk more about his event highlighted book, "The Cabin at the End of Herrick Road."

  •  8/11/2023 08:00 AM - 8/13/2023 06:00 PM
  •   Brookings, OR, USA

Come out and meet the Author Derek Wachter, as he promotes his latest story written "Black Flags: The Nautical Tale of William Teach" at the 12th Annual Pirates of the Pacific Festival at the Port of Brookings Harbor in Brookings, Oregon from August 11-13th, 2023!

  •  11/11/2023 10:00 AM - 11/11/2023 05:00 PM
  •   1500 Commerce St, Tacoma, WA, USA

Come meet Author Derek Wachter as he introduces all five of his books he has written, as well as his landscape photography business, at the 2023 Grit City Comic Book Show in Tacoma, Washington!

The Cabin at the End of Herrick Road

The Cabin at the End of Herrick Road


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60 Suntides Blvd.

60 Suntides Blvd.


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Author Derek Wachter Can Now be Found on Barnes & Noble Press!

Author Derek Wachter Can Now be Found on Barnes & Noble Press!


Author Derek Wachter's books can now be found on Barnes & Noble Press for electronic digital download to your Barnes & Noble user friendly Nooks and electronic devices! Search for books and download for a very affordable price!

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Author Derek Wachter Can Now be Found on Apple Books!

Author Derek Wachter Can Now be Found on Apple Books!


For you iPad and iPhone users, Author Derek Wachter's books can now start to be found on Apple Books for purchase at a low and affordable price!

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Access to The Photographer of Colors website through Picfair can be accessed at the following link below.  Here you can find landscape photography images of photos taken from all around the Pacific Northwest by The Photographer of Colors, Derek Wachter.