A lot has changed in just seven short months since I posted the notice below. I continue to heal, both physically and spiritually. In the time since the launch of my book in 2013, I have been working on a sequel to Ryan’s Legend, tentatively titled Ryan’s Legend Returns. My publisher and I agreed that the book be called The Legend Returns. The Facebook Launch Party on January 15 2015 was a great success. We even had cake.
If you are interested in buying a copy of my new book, please click on the link
That’s not all I have been doing, and I thought you might want to know that I have also written several short stories, some of which are here for your enjoyment. I was also very privileged to attend a free online course in Fiction Writing, sponsored by the good folks at the Iowa University. I have also had a wonderful opportunity to mentor a patient who is also going through a life changing amputation, and it was my honor to be able to comfort and educate them on what to expect, and on just how hard they will have to fight in the coming months of their rehabilitation. Sometimes a person just needs to hear that, yes, your hard work and perseverance will pay off.
I want to wish everyone who celebrates this festive time of year a very Merry Christmas. Whether you celebrate this occasion, or a different one, please remember there is a neighbor, or a friend, or a relative who would love it if you call them, or just reach out, and share some of the love you receive.
Thank you for visiting my little corner of this vast internet. I would appreciate it if you would share my stories.
I am pleased to announce the launch of my first youth fiction novella, Ryan’s Legend. This book has short chapters, is a quick read, and is written for the middle grade reader, or students between the ages of eight and fourteen. Although the story is youth orientated, it seems to appeal to all ages, as was evident when I test drove it a number of years ago to a group of local senior citizens. My plan was to visit the senior’s home and do a few readings, a couple of days through the week. It was to be a very informal affair, and a chance to showcase my newly written book. The first night I was prepared to read the first 5 chapters. When I was finished the group of 15 or so very attentive elderly folk would have nothing of it. They insisted I continue, and I was amazed, when by 10 o’clock or so I said ‘The End’ . They applauded, and all thanked me profusely, and wished me good luck on publishing my new book. That was way back in the later end of the 1990’s.
Today, my book is published and available through my publisher at http://morningrainpublishing.com
or through Amazon at
I just got a notice about how writers write poetry course this coming March through U of I.
Are you planning on signing up? I’m not so much a poet, but the Fiction course was so amazing, I’m tempted.
Have a lovely weekend! 🙂
Yes Robin. I have registered and I can’t wait. I hope to see you on both courses. Please check your email (rollerbrites one) as I left you a message. Cheers 🙂
If U of I do another of those free courses, I’d love to go for it, Lockie!
Yes Wendy, there will be another Fiction MOOC coming up this summer. I’ll message you in Facebook with the details.
Thank you! Got it and sent off an email. 🙂
Oh wow! That cake looks so perfectly made! ^_^ Congratulations, btw, on all the progress! So glad to read it! 🙂
p.s. It’s Adi from The Happy Lifeaholic – I spontaneously deleted my old blog in September, and since you were one of my regular followers, I just wanted to drop you a note saying I’ve created a new one that I hope you’ll drop by sometime. It’s – http://www.adihappylifeaholicblog.wordpress.com 🙂
Oh yes Adi! So nice of you to keep in touch. I didn’t know where you disappeared to. I have just followed your Blog.
Thanks, Lockie! My sincerest apologies for spontaneously waltzing off the face of the Earth without warning – I felt it was required at the time, even though I regretted it the second it was done..