Scorpius Published

My new book ‘Scorpius’ has just been published on Smashwords. It is a science fiction murder/conspiracy mystery with a little romance thrown in. You can buy the book from that site or, if you want to wait a few days you can get it from your favourite ebook download site (iBooks. Kindle, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, etc.)

Find out what the book is about on my website.

For any who do buy the book – I hope that you enjoy it and can take the time to write a review or comment about it afterwards and/or tell a friend.

Holiday On Grandma’s Farm Published

I have just published ‘Holiday On Grandma’s Farm’, a short story of one of my childhood experiences when I had one of many holidays on my Grandma’s farm.

Experience the awe and wonder of a child who lives in a town in the early 1960’s and has a holiday on his Grandma’s farm way out in the bush. What strange things will he see? What things will he do that are just not done in town? Milking cows, making butter, emptying the toilet and more. Maybe you will reflect on some of your childhood experiences as you read this story.

It’s free on most major on-line retailers (except Amazon. Sorry, they don’t do free.) It may not be available yet on some sites as I only just uploaded it. Have a read and I hope it gives you some pleasure as you remember some experience of your own.

Childhood Memories

Have you ever reflected back to some of your childhood experiences with a sense of wonder, an appreciation that you had the opportunity to do the things that you remember? These things have shaped our lives, sometimes in minor ways, sometimes in major ones. These are the memories that one sits back with on the deck on a balmy summer’s evening and remembers, for no reason at all other than they have popped into one’s consciousness again in a time of contemplation and reminiscence after what seems like a millennium of life, and the memory gives one a smile, with deep contentment and joy in one’s heart.

Some of my fondest memories are of my visits to my grandparents’ farms as a child and being able to explore that rustic way of life, which was so much different to mine at my home in town.

I sometimes look at my children, and maybe you do yours, or your grandchildren, with a sense of regret that the world has moved on so much. The experiences that we had are no longer available to our children in general. The connection with the earth and the order of life has been so distorted in our technological and information ages. It saddens me at times. This is such a beautiful world and the wonders of nature need to be cherished and embraced for our children.

That is why these memories are so precious. They need to be written down and shared with family and friends and, if one dares, with the world. I suppose that is the reason for memoirs and biographies, to make sure the world does not forget the joys of childhood and the formative experiences that those joys gave us when our minds were open to a sense of discovery and awe.

I hope that this short message encourages you to sit back and contemplate some of your childhood experiences for a moment.

Short Stories Available

Two short stories that I wrote for competitions and have been judged, are now available for purchase on the major eBook retail sites. They are “Ulysses’ Great Adventure” and “The Love Particle“.

“Ulysses’ Great Adventure” centres around a sea adventure that Ulysses has as part of his commission of discovery. It draws heavily on Greek mythology but based in the age of modern people.

“The Love Particle” has Rorkon obsessed in finding the fundamental particle for emotions. He finds it but with disastrous consequences.

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I hope that any of you who do read the stories enjoy them.

ftl Published

ftl

My first book ‘ftl’ has just been published on Smashwords and should be on other major on-line retailer sites soon.

The short synopsis is:

Ethan Richards develops a warp bubble drive to travel faster than the speed of light. He builds a spaceship because he needs to go to Iapetus, a moon of Saturn, to get the element Astatine for the drive to work. Loki, a business mogul, finds out about the deposit and wants to own it himself. He builds a ship also. Ethan and Loki are in a race to Iapetus. Who will get there first?

Read more on my website or go to Smashwords and download a free sample. Hopefully you will be interested enough to buy it.