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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Philip William Kunz  

Pen Name: Re`al "Bull" Oney, Phil Kunz

Genre: Fiction Mystery Romance Science Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1946 in East Alton, Illinois

-- Re`al "Bull" Oney on WorldCat --`al+Bull+Oney

Illinois Connection

I am a Midwest baby boomer, born in East Alton, Illinois, but call several cities my home. I lived in Smithton, Illinois(1950-1959) as a boy, moved to Waterloo, Illinois,(1959-1962) then finished my high school in Freeburg (1964). I spent nearly 30 years as an Illinois State trooper , in District#3, Desplains,Illinois then transfered to Maryville D#11 most of which was patroling in St. Clair and Clinton County, near Carlyle, Illinois, my retirement home.

Biographical and Professional Information

I have written eighteen books of fiction and used the pen name of Re`al "Bull" Oney as a laugher to my skills as a writer. I attended Kilgore College in Texas and later Southern Illinois University Carbondale, prior entering law enforcement. I used my Illinois experiences as a pathway to my stories.

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Titles At Your Library

Tall Tales, Half-Truths, and Big Fat Lies!
ISBN: 0595381553

iUniverse, Inc.. 2006

I listened to them speak their language and thought that I understood some of their tongue. Could this be? I ventured even closer and listened further. My heart was pounding with joy. Though these people were light years away from Mars, they possessed almost the same tongue language that we had learned in our lesser institutions on Mars. Imagine that? It seemed as though they now spoke about themselves and it was in an archaic mode of time, for they spoke of the quickness of their travel and the prominence of the Pharaoh Pharaoh? I once had read about such Pharaoh people in our history volumes, which lived on Mars thousands of years ago.I was beginning to now understand that this planet was not as progressed as Mars had been maybe this is good I thought, very well for us. "Thank you, Dargod," I whispered to myself. It was as though Dargod was always with me, wherever I went.I had been on Earth only three sunrises, and I had already found that this soil was like Mars's, only with different dimensions. The inhabitants here were nearly the same. But, were they friendly?

My Moody Indigo!
ISBN: 0595385605

iUniverse, Inc.. 2006

A truly captivating love story built around the life of a discarded orphan who is first given up at birth, then given back always wondering WHY? He questions WHY he has no mother or father WHY the people who came and got him sent him packing WHY his adolescent feelings make him think he's gay. Handsome Thomas, BMOC football star finds love near the OSU college campus when he falls for a little Oklahoman cowgirl named Indigo! Indigo knows what she wants and lassos Handsome Thomas with her southern charms and her always-sensible, business-like approach attitude.INDIGO, helps Handsome Thomas find his way around her ranch, their hearts and his bedroom, and then his career. Handsome Thomas captures murderers and becomes headline news, while Indigo searches and finds his true mother in a stirring and glorious mother/son reunion.

The Miami Card Sharks!
ISBN: 0595391036

iUniverse, Inc.. 2006

The sharks aren't in the Atlantic waters this time, as this very intoxicatingly brilliant, beautiful and very exciting action-packed romance, floats past your heart and we dare you to put it down!Filled with love, sex and drug money plots, this story takes you where only the drug lords can go. Finding their hired hit man killers becomes the chore for one very special Hurricane.This story eventually covers Florida and some of its most prestigious college football teams including a "wide right" crime spree that has resulted from a payback to the drug lord, Alfredo Dummas.Find out yourself how a beautiful love song's lyrics can haunt not only a lost lover, but the Mafia bosses too.

A Trace of Death!
ISBN: 0595386628

iUniverse, Inc.. 2006

Billy Bonowitz was just another one of this country's poor sad excuses for a human being, who began his life down along the Louisiana bayou. His white, prison parolee father's genes had left Billy's skin very light and he grew up thinking he was an adopted white child with a dead father, until he eventually was old enough to figure it all out by himself. Billy was the product of an immoral, monetary contract executed between an evil white man and a young, unmarried, black woman whore he was a coon-ass bastard!This serial killing perpetrator had his way with his victims as he hovered in a sex-crazed frenzy that disclosed his own uniqueness, just before he left each scene.Therefore, it's up to me to find him quickly, while using any scientifically gathered data that I piece together and use to solve those latent minute puzzles that finally snare him. I become directly involved only then, because I'm a Miami-Dade Police Detective. My name is Detective Jordan Dunn I work out of homicide.

Fat Man's Island!
ISBN: 0595389953

iUniverse, Inc.. 2006

Seeking to show his integrity, young Millhouse Banks finds it personally necessary to become his beautiful jet set, starlet wife's equal.Millhouse Banks searches the world over for his own niche in life, a "gimmick" that will make him filthy rich and famous just like his starlet mate.Discover how he accomplishes this enormous task and undoubtedly becomes the wealthiest man in the world while living luxuriously upon Fat Man's Island.

The Hellions!
ISBN: 0595393292

iUniverse, Inc.. 2006

A young, misguided, hoodlum finds friendship, love and caring persons far away from the torment of his derelict parents and then finds people who take him in for what he is, a juvenile delinquent runaway.The long arm of the law follows him for his whole life, sometimes wrongly.The sweat that murderer's sweat, while waiting to be executed on death row for their wrong doing, doesn't apply here. Prosecuted for something he hasn't done causes Buster to seek Him, in his last days.Buster recalls from the prison's death house all of the bad things that he did in his young life, which includes breaking all of the Ten Commandments and ending up with his name being written upon a state's death warrant. Will He answer Buster's last prayers?

The Fifth Musketeer!
ISBN: 0595390641

iUniverse, Inc.. 2006

Only love can break a heart, only love can mend it again, when two of love's compassionate souls hurt each other, but still care deeply for the other. Like a fork in the road, two lovers come to that divide in their lives, reconcile their friendship, but is it too late for love? She, swept away by her infatuation, falls like a "ton of bricks" for her new "Don Juan" professor, departs the one who cares the most, but soon finds the professor to be a real wimp and she's burned her bridges behind her. He, the significant other, who has been discarded and hurt, is astonishingly inserted into his new position as her boss, becomes vainly resistant to her ways, and then commits to another who carries a badge. The Fulton College Musketeers football team finds direction inspired by their coach's tragedy, and evolves into a gutwrenching, very stirring upheaval all to the jeers of the maddening crowds.

Small Town Murders!
ISBN: 0595393659

iUniverse, Inc.. 2006

Using special arrows and his bow, army specialist Col. Craig Ledbetter leads US government forces into the zoo. This young hero makes daring rescue attempts to secure the freedom of our POWs.It's the howl of "The Ghost" that raises the hairs across the ocean from North Vietnamese prison guards and then suddenly reappears to do the same on ruthless U.S. hairless skin heads living freely in the Missouri Ozarks' national forests. How does "The Ghost" handle these seemingly countless odds against him?

Rising up from the Dirt!
ISBN: 0595400418

iUniverse, Inc.. 2006

Life's wretched circumstances reach out with a death-grip's hold upon an unfortunate character and that poor soul can't break away from its lethal clutch without an old friend's assistance. But who is he really?Poverty and slums exist only to squeeze the life and respect from the living who must wallow there in the filth. Hopelessness makes them react like rabid animals and only the overdosed-dead, throat-slit bodies that lie alone on the darkened streets and alleyways of a dirty