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

Does It Ever Stop Hurting?

There is a Facebook group that calls itself “The View From My Window.” It features appealing, pleasing photos of a variety of scenes and locales, taken out a window by members of the group. Although I am not a member of that group, some of the pictures taken show up on my page, and I …

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Do not go gentle into that good night

Do not go gentle into that good night,Old age should burn and rave at close of day;Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Those are the lines Dylan Thomas, the Welsh poet, begins perhaps his most famous, and unnamed, poem, written in 1947. It was suggested that Dylan wrote the poem for his dying …

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Once to Every Man and Nation

Once to every man and nation, comes the moment to decide…

Yesterday, When I Was Young…

Sometimes, in the least likely of places and at the least likely time, life causes me to wonder. One such time was yesterday, and the place was the scrap metal yard in a small town in central Maine, about ten miles from where I now live with daughter, Deb, and grandkids. And as I did, …

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On Being Ruth

We can be “ruthless,” but can we be “ruth?”

Fear…or Trust? Where Was I This Day…?

Trust?…or Fear? The choice is daunting, but one we have to face alone

On the Road Again

Americans have always wanted to be “on the road again.” But have we lost our national can-do spirit, the spirit that once built those roads?

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

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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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Welcome to Del Hayes Press

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