The Winds of Change

by Dale Soderberg



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/16/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 484
ISBN : 9781410797520

About the Book

When several newcomers join the Anglo-Saxon community on the beautiful Costa Blanca coast in southeastern Spain, all haunted by secrets in their pasts which are exposed only through ongoing interactions in a seemingly hedonistic lifestyle, drastic changes take place in their lives. 

Susan Downing, the world-renowned and beloved actress, lives with a horror no one can imagine; Jack Richards is obsessed with being a successful author, an obsession even his wife, Les, does not truly understand; Harold Smythe, a block-buster author, repeatedly lures Jack into impossible competitions; Pat Kelly lives under a sentence of death. 

Voluntary and involuntary disclosures of their various secrets move the characters closer to new lives until Pat unintentionally sends everyone hurtling toward disaster. 

About the Author

Dale Soderberg had an artistic mother and a determined father.  The result was a creative personality which led him from organizing and leading his own band while in high school and working as a commercial radio announcer to majoring in English at Gettysburg College and in Systematic Theology at Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary.  While in college he was inspired to begin creative writing by professors who saw the glimmer of talent which was later used in writing sermons, short stories, and novels over a ten year stint in the Lutheran ministry in Clarion, PA, Horseheads, NY and Syracuse, NY.  However, it all came to fruition when he became a high school English teacher who specialized in teaching Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, James A. Michener, Nevil Shute and other modern authors.  His first novel, published commercially in 1980, was an adventure/thriller built around the 1967 Israeli/Arab war.

Among other creative pursuits, he originated, organized, and directed tours to Europe, the Middle East, and Lutheran mission fields in Guyana, Liberia, Tanzania, and India, many lands that have provided settings for his writing.  Early in his teaching career he decided that if one were to teach Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, it was imperative that he know something about the Feria of San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain.  Although he has never run with the bulls, he has watched the running during seven fiestas and become an American aficionado of the bullfight. 

When he and his wife, Marjorie, retired they were able to expand their activities to include working in Yellowstone National Park and serving as volunteer missionaries in Papua New Guinea where he taught at the University’s Teachers’ College in the Eastern Highlands Province.  This latter experience also offered them the opportunity to travel extensively in New Zealand, Australia, and Southeast Asia.

The consequence of his many creative activities over the years has brought him inclusion in Marquis editions of Who’s Who in the East, American Education, the World, and America.  He has also been honored in the Dictionary of International Biography published in Cambridge, England.

He and Marjorie live in Hamilton, NY where the two have close ties with Colgate University.