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Writing out of his Huntsville Green Mountain studio, Author Darrel Kaiser has published twenty-nine non-fiction books and fictional novels. He writes primarily under the pen name of D. Philipp Kaiser, but occasionally also under Darrel Philip Kaiser and Darrel P. Kaiser.

His fictional novels reflect the years he spent living the German culture among the people of the cities, towns, and small villages of Bavaria and Germany, along with his travels to Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Those day-to-day experiences form the background for this series of novels about the brave men and women heading for the Colonies of the Volga River.

Darrel has written and published over 29 books in English, German, and other languages, some of them Research & Technical books on German and Russian History, Politics, Religion, and Ancestry; Basic Electrical Troubleshooting, sewing machines, along with a book on the Watercolor quilts of his late wife, Betty May Kaiser. He has also written and published 10 historical fictional novels and 2 short stories, along with 5 books on Christianity and GOD: the Eternal father, Savior and Son of GOD Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. 

His last seven books, Religious and Historical, reflect his last direction in writing after his beloved wife of over 40 years, Betty May Kaiser, suddenly passed away. While Darrel misses her terribly, he knows she is with GOD in heaven; His hope is that his writings may help all come to know how great and wonderful, and how loving our LORD is...

As for why he writes these books, he said, 'A few days before my dear wife Betty passed, after being unable to speak or move for many days, she suddenly turned and spoke out clearly and loudly, 'You have to keep writing your books! You have to keep writing your books!' Stunned, I was speechless for an instant…and then told her that I would and that I promised. I never heard another word from My Betty. A week after she passed, I came across this Bible verse (Jeremiah 30:2), 'This is what the LORD, the GOD of Israel, says, ‘Write in a book all the words I have spoken to you.' This is one of those books… For My GOD and My Betty."

After over 40 blessed years of marriage to Betty May Kaiser, Darrel, now lives alone with his Jack Russell Terrier ‘Lizzie’ in his mountainside home on Green Mountain in Southeast Huntsville, Alabama, quietly spending his time writing books as GOD wishes and playing with ‘Lizzie’, always trying to live peacefully and in serenity as one with the Eternal Father, Savior and Son of GOD Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.

 


Prolific Author Expounds on Topics of his Life

July 10, 2009

By Kelley Lane-Sivley, Redstone Rocket Staff

Story Highlights

o    Kaiser, a senior system technical representative at the IMMC's Cargo Utility Branch of the Readiness Directorate, has 11 books in print.

o    "I was able to go visit the places my ancestors lived 225 years earlier."

o    I try to write in people language and not technical language," he said. "But I have a technical background. I approach writing in that way.

o    I write when I have a thought. I write until I get that thought or point out. Then I walk away . When I have another thought, I go back.

Author Darrel P. Kaiser - Darrel Philip Kaiser - D. Philipp Kaiser @ www.DarrelKaiserBooks.com

Darrel Kaiser is an unassuming sort of guy. His quick smile and jovial nature make him likable, but it is what most people don't know that makes him remarkable. Kaiser is a prolific author.  

Kaiser, a senior system technical representative at the IMMC's Cargo Utility Branch of the Readiness Directorate, has 11 books in print. Five deal with the history and genealogy of the German-Russian people of the Volga Colonies in Europe. In fact, that is where his literary foray began.

"I wanted to know about my heritage and my culture," he said. "I started trying to track down information."

During a two-year assignment in Germany as the AMCOM senior system technical representative for aviation, Kaiser decided to make the most of his proximity to his family's roots. He began traveling to  the small towns and villages that his ancestors once called home.

"The government sent me there as a LAR (logistics assistance representative)," he said. "I was able to go visit the places my ancestors lived 225 years earlier."

Once he had researched his family origins as far back as possible, he began compiling the data. He decided to turn his findings into a book. It would be his first.

"It took about 10 years of research and writing to make it a reality," he said.

After completing his genealogical reference, he took his research further. To date he has published four more works dealing with the history and struggles of the region and its people. He hopes to one day write a novel about it.

"There are so many stories. Each name represents a story and a family," Kaiser said.

Kaiser has four books published dealing with antique sewing machines. Three outline the history and progression of the industry and designs, and the last is an illustrated technical manual.

"I try to write in people language and not technical language," he said. "But I have a technical background. I approach writing in that way."

Kaiser joined the National Guard near his hometown of Fresno, Calif., in 1968, during the Vietnam War. He spent years working on helicopter maintenance full time. After leaving service, he became a member of the civilian work force as a logistics assistance representative for the Missile Command. He traveled the world in support of Army aviation, including two years as the senior instructor for electronics and electrical training at AMCOM's Norbert R. Lutz LAR University in Corpus Christi, Texas.

He said the reason most people are uncomfortable dealing with electronic repair is the highly technical way the field is taught." Instruction usually starts with the idea that everyone is going to be designing circuits," he said. "The vast majority of people aren't going to be designing. They just want to do repairs." To try to translate some of his vast electronic experience into a more practical guide for the average person, Kaiser penned another book: "Basic Electrical Troubleshooting for Everyone." It uses   a common sense approach to tracking down common issues.

"It stands to reason that if you walk in a room and the light is off, you should flip the switch first. If that doesn't work, make sure the power is on. Then you change the light bulb," he said. "Everything can be done in that common sense, scientific method."

The true love of Kaiser's life is his wife. Betty's quilts lean more toward art than blanket. In fact, she was  a member of the Georgia Olympic Quilt project; and her design was displayed for five months during the 1996 Olympics. To capture the intricacy and beauty of her work, Kaiser worked in secret to put together another book. "The Betty Quilts Picture Book" showcases his wife's quilts in glorious color. When he presented her with the first copy, she was shocked. "There were some tears," he said. "She was really surprised and deeply touched."

Kaiser has been working on Army aircraft and equipment for almost 38 years. While he has enjoyed it,  he knows that one day in the not-too-distant future he will retire. He looks forward to having the free time to do more writing and perhaps finish one of the books he has already started at home.

"I have the beginnings of probably 10 books," he said. "I write when I have a thought. I write until I get that thought or point out. Then I walk away from it. When I have another thought, I go back."  

 

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