Author: Russell Nohelty

Russell Nohelty is a writer, publisher, and consultant. He is the publisher of Wannabe Press and its main author. Russell likes to write genre fiction with deep character studies. He’s sadistic with his characters, putting them in the worst situations and watching them claw their way back up, just to kick them back into the abyss again. Russell started his career writing comics, and now writes novels and children’s books as well.


Spaceship Broken, Needs Repairs

Spaceship Broken, Needs Repairs
  • Number: B01M1YBTT4
  • Release: 2016-10-05
  • Author: Russell Nohelty
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Wannabe Press
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Sammy's had a tough life. His father is abusive. His mother is an alcoholic. He developed pulmonary fibrosis from asbestos and need an oxygen tank to breath.

His family is poor and getting poorer.

One day his mother's had enough and steal him away to a life on the run. She'd rather be a fugitive than subject Sammy to his father's rage.

It doesn't take long for life on the run with a sick child to catch up to her. In order to keep Sammy alive she has no choice but to move in with her emotionally abusive grandfather.

Sammy just wants a normal life. He just wants to get along, but when he meets a homeless alien that all changes. Now, he has to help her fix her ship and get off the planet.

This is a book about families, broken homes, and the power of friendship. Whether you enjoy whimsy, dark humor, or coming of age stories, there is something for you inside these pages.

My Father Didn't Kill Himself

My Father Didn't Kill Himself
  • Number: B01CKUZR0A
  • Release: 2016-03-04
  • Author: Russell Nohelty
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Suspense: Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: Wannabe Press
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Delilah is a teenager who adores her father, so when he commits suicide it's devastating to her. He was the perfect dad in her eyes, and her family had the perfect life.

When her father's life insurance policy won't pay out on a suicide, she sets out to prove he was actually murdered so she doesn't lose her childhood home.

Set in 2007, My Father Didn't Kill Himself is told all through blog posts between Delilah and her best friend Alex as they battle through the emotional turmoil of the death somebody they love...and the realization they might not be the perfect person.

But before you think the book is wholly depressing, don't worry. I don't roll like that. In fact, my thing is kind of taking wholly depressing loglines and stories, then injecting humor and warmth into them. I'm like John Green meets Kurt Vonnegut, or at least that's who I aspire to be one day...they both have amazing hair.

Book Library

  • Spaceship Broken, Needs Repairs Spaceship Broken, Needs Repairs
  • My Father Didn't Kill Himself My Father Didn't Kill Himself