Novelist BF Oswald


'PASS IN REVIEW' is a command that as a drill instructor I gave many times. It alerted the men under my command that they needed to be at their marching best because their performance was going to be judged by a high ranking cadre, and I would be judged on their performance. What we authors create for our readers also has to 'pass in review' and we always hope the review will be complimentary.



Since the first Thursday in January 2015, I have been selling my books at the Book Nook, my ‘stall' at an indoor emporium located in a former bank building two blocks south of the traffic circle in old Sebring, Florida. The Book Nook is actually a table and two chairs located against a wall just inside one of the three entrances to the building. When I opened the Nook, I had six novels for sale. Since then, I have added another novel, two short story collections, and a non-fiction account of my four years as a Federal Investigator.
Sebring is the county seat of mainly agricultural (citrus and cattle) Highlands County, almost dead center in the southern third of the peninsula. A large proportion of the residents are senior citizens who still remember books in print and prefer them to ebooks, which works to my advantage. Also between Thanksgiving and Easter, the population of the county almost doubles as many retirees seek surcease from northern winters. Most of these are also senior citizens, and many still prefer the feel of a book in print to that of a Kindle or a Nook. These silver-maned residents and snowbirds account for the majority of my sales.
Many of these folks are return buyers. Hearing one of our year-rounders say, "I bought (title) from you and enjoyed it so much, I wanted to read another of your books.” Or the snow-bird who tells me, “I purchased (title) when I was here last year and would like to buy another of your books to take home with me.” These are the best reviews an author can receive, and I very much appreciate them.
These readers carry my books to all parts of our country and in a few instances to Europe. I have sold books to visitors from California and Maine and most of the states in between. Also, many share my books with friends and family, some of whom have visited the Book Nook to purchase a copy for themselves.
The Book Nook will probably never be my ticket to the talk-show circuit or well-publicized book signings — I'm too old to make the rounds anyhow — but it does make my books available to new and returning readers, and that is what is most important. I write to be read and enjoyed, and apparently, I am.



 About The Author



novel echoes of ellen

novel five women in black

novel the footpath

novel the rental

short stories by a short author

 A story of love and devotion, heartache and joy.

 The work of three generations is destroyed by a catastrophic flood. Who will survive?

 Five women mourn the death of the same man—but not in the
same way.

A psychiatrist rebuilds his broken life with the help of an amazing woman.

Have you ever wondered if a house could talk what stories it would tell?

 Stories for the lover of very good short fiction.

novel vinni's bed 

 terribly twisted titillating tales of terror

 A Pearl of Great Worth


 A young man's journey into the world of women and love.

"The wages of sin are..." In this trilogy, three couples find out what they are the hard way.  

In this fictitious prequel and sequel to Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, this is a must read for devotees of historical fiction.

This is bf oswald’s first non-fiction title. However, his writing style that has gained him readers from all over the world is not sacrificed for the sake of reality.

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