Welcome to Del Hayes Press

Welcome to Del Hayes Press

Although started as a self-publishing source for my own books, other authors approached me to publish their books and I have done so.

You can get more detail about all the books in my current stable by visiting the Books section of this website.

Ordering a copy is easy with the "Buy this Book" button on each page.

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Welcome to Del Hayes Press

Scruting the Inscrutable

In an American Spectator review of the book, Curiosity and Its Twelve Rules for Life, by author F.H. Buckley, the reviewer, Shmuel Klatzkin, relates a story told by “novelist and prankster,” Ken Kesey. In that story, Kesey recounted that his dad upbraided him once, declaring to him, “Your problem is that you keep trying to …

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“We’re Losing Her”

Our traditional English language is a marvelous gift handed down to us over the centuries…but, are we “losing her?”

I love you, Betty Jane…

“Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue. And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true”…and my dream came true, the day I flew Betty Jane

Where was I, this day, April 17, 1956…a fork in the road.

Yogi Berra once famously said, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” And on this day, April 17, 1956, I came to a fork in the road…

What’s in a symbol?

What’s in a symbol. How does a proud bald eagle stir such deep feelings for our “land of the free, the home of the brave?”

The More Things Change…

For many, today, the world seems to be coming apart at the seams, a frightening place, fraught with uncertainties. But sometime around 1848, Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, a French critic, journalist, and novelist, penned the words “plus ca change, plus c’est la même chose,” usually translated as “the more things change, the more they stay the …

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My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys…

Just a man and his horse, under a big sky. Don’t fence me in…where I always long to be.

Why don’t you love me?

Today, Valentine’s Day, is all about love. But sometimes, we don’t feel loved. Somehow, this thought led me into a reminiscence about old cameras and photos

Quo Vadis, America?

“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.” Alexis de Tocqueville

Where Was I, This Day…December 22, 1958

How 1958 can teach us an important lesson about 2020.

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Ad Astra

Purchase on Amazon Ad Astra It’s summer, 1940. America struggles to survive a devastating depression, and fears being pulled into the war engulfing Europe. Young Gene Stoddard is desperate, torn between his dream of becoming an airline pilot and his reality that the Depression has made that dream impossible. But on a broiling August Sunday, …

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For All The Wrong Reasons

Purchase on Amazon For All The Wrong Reasons For All The Wrong Reasons is the moving story of the life of a Latino man struggling to make it in a white man’s world. With humor and candor, Dan Benavidez takes the reader on a journey rich in Mexican culture and fraught with discrimination and hardship, …

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Grace Will Lead Me Home

Purchase on Amazon grace will lead me home: Albert Cheng’s Story   April 17, 1975.  A meek, mild-mannered young man huddles in the dark, terrified by the constant whump of rockets exploding, and the chatter of machine guns. As morning dawns, all is silent. Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, has fallen to the Khmer Rouge. …

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Happily Ever After

Purchase on Amazon Happily Ever After: A Tribute to Marriage From a Fifty-Year Veteran Happily Ever After: A Tribute to Marriage From a Fifty-Year Veteran promotes marriage as the most rewarding and beneficial decision a couple can make for themselves. More a “Why-to” book than a “How-to” book, the author uses personal experiences from his fifty-plus …

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Taking Restorative Justice to Schools

Purchase on Amazon Taking Restorative Justice to Schools In the wake of more than a decade of disturbing headlines ranging from bullying to school massacres, author Jeannette Holtham now dedicates her time to teaching schools how to improve their school culture and reach our youth before their behaviors get out of control or turn to …

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Teaching Peace: A Restorative Justice Framework

Purchase on Amazon Teaching Peace: A Restorative Justice Framework for Strengthening Relationships   Teaching Peace introduces restorative justice with the story of how one community embraced this ancient practice and used it to transform their approach to justice – and found a framework for living rich and meaningful lives. By using restorative principles in daily …

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The Old Man

Purchase on Amazon The Old Man He sits alone in the aging tavern, haggard, despondent, blind to the nervous glances of the patrons who drift in from the unpleasant night. Who is he, this stranger in their midst? Why is he there? Speculation swirls, whispers of sea battles, promises to a dying shipmate, but only …

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What Good Are Dads, Anyway?

Purchase on Amazon What Good Are Dads, Anyway? Long troubled by the diminishing importance society places on fathers, author Hayes addresses his concerns using pictures of five generations of kids, dads and granddads from his family photo albums. Whether taken by an old Kodak Brownie Hawkeye,or by a modern digital,all the pictures show the real …

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