My Books For Your Reading Pleasure

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

REAWAKENING -- thoughts about Chapter 20




"there's something very touching -- yet somehow tragic -- in Linda's re-discovery of grooming. Feeling very badly for her at the moment even though, with a nod to her personal sense of self-worth (she's a very classy lady), she is embracing what many would find to be a precursor to depression. Good for her! But, um, bad for your post-production supervisor (me). The entire scene is leaving me quite the mess. So good for you! (For crafting the scene and dialogue so well."



My sci-fi novel titled Reawakening, currently available in both paperback and kindle formats exclusively on Amazon is now in post-production with narrators, Ralph Scott and Kendra Murray.

Ralph sent me the message above while working with chapter 20 of the audio book.    

Reawakening is a timeless love story that I hope you will enjoy whether you are reading it or listening to it as it is artfully performed by Ralph Scott and Kendra Murray.


You will find this powerful novel exclusively on Amazon.  Visit Amazon.ca or check out my author's page at https://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin

Beautiful cover design is by https://yuneekpix.com

Reawakening, the audio book, is currently in post-production and will soon be available for your listening enjoyment on Amazon, Audibles, and Itunes.

Photo:  Ralph Scott & Kendra Murray, narrators of Reawakening


Friday, May 10, 2019

Free Kindle Books on Mothers' Day!

Happy Mothers' Day to my readers.

To celebrate the occasion three of my Kindle books will be FREE for your reading pleasure on Sunday, May 12th








Check them out on Amazon.ca  or visit my author's page at https://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin

These three books are also available in Paperback format
exclusively on Amazon

as well as in audio book format
available on Amazon, Audibles, and Itunes




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are created by

Audio books for your listening pleasure :-)


 Available on Amazon, Audibles, and Itunes


Available on Amazon, Audibles, and Itunes


Available on Amazon, Audibles, and Itunes


Coming soon


Coming soon

These books are all available in Paperback and Kindle formats
exclusively on Amazon.

Thank you for visiting my author's page at


Beautiful cover designs are by https://yuneekpix.com

REAWAKENING

Reawakening -- currently available in both Paperback and Kindle formats exclusively on Amazon will soon be released as an audio book for your listening pleasure on Amazon, Audibles, and Itunes.  https://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin   

Beautiful cover design by https://yuneekpix.com 


Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Beyond the Blue -- narrated by Earl Sewell


Beyond the Blue -- currently available in paperback & kindle formats is coming soon as an audio book narrated by the most talented Earl Sewell. Here's a clip for your enjoyment. 

The audio book will soon be available on Amazon, Audibles, and Itunes for your listening pleasure.

Beautiful cover design by https://yuneekpix.com

https://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Beyond the Blue -- audio book release soon :-)

Currently available in paperback and kindle formats, Beyond the Blue, a coming-of-age novella, will soon be released as an audio book on Amazon, Audibles, and Itunes. Thanks to Susan of Yuneekpix.com for this great audio book cover. https://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Getting High .... on life A Workshop


GETTING HIGH
on life

a series of workshops for women
raise our spirits
raise our awareness
raise our consciousness
and have some fun in the process.

Come join us in the Meeting Room of the
Elliot Lake Public Library.
Together we will put the focus on women’s social issues.

First workshop in the series:  Is Age Really Just a Number?
Tuesday, May 28th from 1 pm to 4 pm
$25 but register before May 1st, $20
(register early because minimum registration 6 – maximum 12)






Sunday, March 24, 2019

Keeping It Simple



If you have an interest in the trinity of the chakras, psychospiritual counseling, and the relevant emotional issues associated with each chakra, then you will want to buy a copy of Keeping It Simple. Also in this book there is a meditation for each chakra. I recommend that readers record the meditations in their own voice to further enhance the benefits of the meditation. This book is available exclusively on Amazon in both paperback and kindle formats. https://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin


Thursday, March 21, 2019

Social Issues are my passion



I love writing novels, novellas, and short stories
with the focus on social issues.
Thanks for checking out my author's page at



I also love working with clients, facilitating workshops, again with the focus on social issues,

and in addition I am available by appointment for personal growth counseling.






Friday, March 15, 2019

Poetry from A to Z -- an excerpt

Poetry from A to Z - an excerpt

Here is one of the many poems contained in Poetry from A to Z.


"Only One"

Last time I looked there was only one
Only one of me
Call me any name you wish
Still only one of me.

If I can handle all the tags
Still knowing who I am
Why doubt that God won't know He's called
By any other name?


Poetry from A to Z is available exclusively on Amazon
in both Paperback and Kindle formats
for your reading pleasure.


Thank you for your positive reviews
on Amazon and on Goodreads.


Thursday, March 14, 2019

Keeping It Simple - an excerpt

Keeping It Simple - Imagine Being Whole  --  an excerpt

"The Heart Chakra has been called that perfect place where heaven and earth meet and, in so doing, when we make this connection, we are able to transform and integrate our dual nature; that of the body and of the mind and spirit.  This energy centre is the home of unconditional love with no agenda.  It is from here that we are able to feel, experience and express our love for self and for others.

From this chakra we give and we receive.

It is the  home of self-love; loving our strengths but also loving and respecting our limitations.  The inner child's first choice of residence is within the heart chakra.

It is from this place that you express grief.  Whether the loss is that of a loved one, a job, one's childhood, one's sense of self, or one's motivation to grow; grieving your losses is a spiritual process that encompasses all human emotions.  Through your heart chakra you experience shame, healing, and the essence of unconditional love."

***


Keeping It Simple is available exclusively on Amazon
in both Paperback and Kindle formats
to be of help to you
throughout your journey of self-discovery.

Thank you for visiting my author's page at https://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin

And thank you for your positive reviews
on Amazon and on Goodreads.

Cover design by https://yuneekpix.com

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Social Studies, Book Three - Weaving Alice plus eleven - an excerpt

Social Studies, Book Three - Weaving Alice plus Eleven


an excerpt from one of the short stories in this anthology
titled Freddie's Athabasca

"She never dreamed that they would have the opportunity to leave that depressing refugee camp in Turkey.  Her father, Frederick, used to say to Georgina, "Little girl, trust me; one day we will be free from this terrible bondage. Do not be afraid to look beneath what appears to be reality."

Georgina did trust her father but at the age of ten she sometimes found it difficult to look beneath anything or to believe his promises.  He would wander the camp and often he would talk to himself.  He used to talk to his wife, Gisella, about his dream of living freely on the Athabasca River.  Georgina's mother had faith in her husband.  While most people called him Frederick, his wife Gisella, called him her Freddie.

Gisella would also sometimes wander the camp.  To her friends she would talk about her Freddie's Athabasca.  And when she talked her eyes would brighten a cloudy day.  Georgina thought her mother was beautiful.  Her father, Freddie, thought so too.  He would call Gisella his daisy in a weed patch.

For a long time Georgina lived from day to depressing day with her parents in the refugee camp in Turkey.  On her twelfth birthday the blue sky turned black and crushed down upon her. Gisella died.  "Why did mama die, papa?" she begged.

"She was too beautiful to live in such an ugly place," Freddie responded."


***



Social Studies, Book Three - Weaving Alice plus eleven

is available exclusively on  Amazon
in paperback and in kindle formats.

Thank you for visiting my author's page at https://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin

And thank you for your positive reviews
on Amazon and on Goodreads.

Cover designs by https://yuneekpix.com

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Social Studies, Book Two - Shattered and Broken - an excerpt

Social Studies, Book Two - Shattered and Broken  

An excerpt from one of the 12 short stories in this anthology titled
Francesca's Confession



"Claptrap!  I shout at the TV screen. "I'm sick to death of listening to all this corny romantic babble!  I can't tolerate five more minutes of this garbage!  It's just drivel; a waste of air space so advertisers can pedal their detergents!"  I push the off button on the remote plunging the living-room into sudden silence.

"Hey, I was watching that!" Harvey yells.

"It's crap!  I don't want to watch it!"  I yell back.

I turn my head and look over at Harvey wrapped in his lazy-boy chair.  He's holding a bag of Smart Pop in one hand and a can of Molson's Canadian in the other.  I love my Harvey but I wonder whatever happened to the good looking guy he used to be?  That fellow left a long time ago and I have no idea where he went.  The large lump in the chair is a sad caricature of the man I thought I was marrying.

I wonder if there's ever been a moment when things were somewhat placid in our lives.  Maybe many years ago but today nothing comes to mind.

"Geez, Harvey, you're getting your popcorn all over the rug.  I just vacuumed this morning.  What a slob!"  I shout as I bend my large body over and reach down to pick up the popcorn bits sprinkled all over my new yellow carpet.

"Francesca, you sound just like your mother; rude, crude, and offensive!  I was in the middle of watching that movie so turn it back on!"


***


Social Studies, Book Two - Shattered and Broken

is available exclusively on Amazon
in Paperback and Kindle formats.

Cover designs by https://yuneekpix.com



Francesca's Confession dares to stand alone in the Kindle Store
for your short story reading enjoyment.




Thanks for visiting my author's page at https://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin


And thanks for your positive reviews
on Amazon and on Goodreads.

I appreciate your continued support and encouragement.








Monday, March 11, 2019

Social Studies, Book One - Dying To Be Popular -- an excerpt

Social Studies,Book One -  Dying To Be Popular

An excerpt from Find Firinn - one of the dozen stories in this short story anthology.


"Uncle Farlan is a lowlander in the Scottish County of Berwickshire.  He is no happier about the upcoming journey than I am.  "Forba, it's an unhappy day," he says to me.  "Your parents have chosen to emigrate from Scotland and, sadly, you and I have no choice but to follow in their footsteps.  We are Scots and we belong to Scotland.  Aye, child, we may border with England but what is the truth of the matter?  What are we, lass?"

"We are Scots, Uncle Farlan."

"Aye, and no matter where in the world we are forced to live, what are we, lass?"

"We are Scots, Uncle Farlan."

"Aye, 'tis firinn, Forba."

"What is firinn, Uncle Farlan?"

"What is firinn?  The child asks what is firinn."

"I do."

"Firinn means truth, child.  Let it be a lesson to you now that no matter where in the world you live you must always seek and find firinn,   Do you  promise, lass?"

"I do, Uncle Farlan."

"Good girl, Forba.  Let it be our secret word from this day forward."




Find Firinn, a short story contained in Social Studies, Book One
dares to stand alone
in the Kindle Store.



***

Social Studies, Book One -- Dying to be Popular plus eleven

is available exclusively on Amazon
in both paperback and kindle formats
for your short story reading pleasure.




Thank you for visiting my author's page at https://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin

And thank you for your positive reviews on Amazon and on Goodreads.

Cover design on Social Studies, Books One, Two, and Three is by https://yuneekpix.com

Sunday, March 10, 2019

All Them Houses - an excerpt

All Them Houses - an excerpt

"My mother accompanied me the day I visited Dr. Kingstone whose office at that time was on Vaughan Road in Toronto.  His swift diagnosis was pregnancy.

My mother's comment to the good doctor that day, I remember well. She's too young to be having a baby.

I also remember the doctor's response.  No, not at all.  She's at the perfect age and she is well built.

I still remember my shock when the doctor said these words.  He caught himself quickly and said, What I mean is she has wide hips.  She is built well for having babies.

I still laugh remembering that day.  But it was true, my wide hips were to be a blessing.

I was eighteen years old and I was expecting my first child.

***



All Them Houses is available exclusively on Amazon in
Paperback and Kindle formats.

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Thank you for your continued encouragement and support
and thank you 
for your positive reviews on Amazon and on Goodreads.


Saturday, March 9, 2019

Dinner at Seven - an excerpt

Dinner at Seven - an excerpt

"It is difficult, to say the least, but somehow I regain and keep my composure throughout the interviews.  Only Derek's presence sustains me but when the last of the three candidates leave his office, Derek speaks up.  "Okay, Marsha and David, I am determined to put an end to the nonsense that is turning two supposedly mature people into kindergarten brats.  I insist that we all have lunch together."

I make my excuses but Derek will not take no for an answer.  Sometimes it is tough being a woman in a man's world.

I can see that David's face mirrors my own sadness.  I walk with the two men out of the office and the tears that I have so bravely kept in check throughout the interviews slip unbidden down my cheeks.  Feeling like a fool I excuse myself to visit the ladies' room.  "I will meet you shortly downstairs in the restaurant," I say.

Professionalism can only go so far!"


***


Dinner At Seven is available exclusively on Amazon
in Paperback and Kindle formats
for your romance reading pleasure.


And thank you for your positive reviews 
on Amazon and on Goodreads.


Friday, March 8, 2019

When God Gives Us Spring - an excerpt

When God Gives Us Spring  -  an excerpt

"A thought crossed my mind that maybe Lucinda had a husband.  Maybe Lucinda had children.  Maybe Lucinda wouldn't want to be with me.  Maybe Lucinda wouldn't even remember me.

These heavy thoughts landed atop my head and pushed me down on the dirt.  I leaned my weary back against the side of a shack and I began to weep.  It was then that I heard the woman's quiet but questioning voice.

"What's that noise?"

I heard no answer to the woman's question.  Was her husband asleep?  Did this woman live alone?

Then again, "What's that noise outside my window?"

I stopped my weeping and almost stopped my breathing in an effort to be still, to be quiet.

That's when I heard the footsteps approach."

***



When God Gives Us Spring is available exclusively on Amazon
in paperback and kindle formats.



When God Gives Us Spring is also available as an audio book
on Amazon, Audibles, and Itunes,
narrated by Earl Sewell
for your listening pleasure.

Cover design on the audio book is by https://yuneekpix.com

Thank you for visiting my author's page at

And thank you for your positive reviews
on Amazon and on Goodreads.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Ellen and The Hummingtree - an excerpt

Ellen and The Hummingtree - an excerpt

"For hours I, the foolish one, had been waiting at the wrong gate.  Now I realized that these gates were at the entrance to an old abandoned cemetery.  I had heard about this place but in all my years of living in this town I had never visited here before.  Why would anyone want to visit an abandoned burial ground?

Why is this woman here?  And why is she crying?

I approached her and when I was just a few feet away from where she was kneeling I stopped in wonder and amazement.  I could scarcely believe what I was seeing.  I didn't know whether to remain where I was or whether to move closer in order to speak with the elderly lady.  It was a difficult thing to know what to do next.

I decided to stay where I was in order to respect the woman's prayerful privacy.  Pines, Maples and White Birches mingled together around the clearing that constituted the old burial ground.  I could see some gravestones though most were overgrown with God's colourful blanket of weeds and wildflowers.

The crying woman was kneeling beside a rectangular shaped grey stone.  The chiseled words were made illegible by years of weather.

I inched myself closer.  Now I could see that her brown skinned face was as chiseled as the headstone.  Looking at her I could not help but think, "This woman is a very old soul.  She has met life and survived."

I did not mean to; I did not want to; but I could not hold back the invasive cough that began way down in my stomach and worked its way up through my body and out of my mouth.

She turned her head at once and looked at me.

I don't know why but that's when I started to cry again.  Perhaps it was the sight of the tearful eyes that met my own.  "Hello," is all she said.

"Hello," I replied.

"I'm glad you have come," she said.  "I'm growing tired and it is getting chilly.  Creator told me someone is coming to receive the gift and I have been waiting a very long time.  I'm glad you are here."  She smiled.

***

Ellen and The Hummingtree is available exclusively on Amazon 
in paperback and kindle formats.


The exciting news is that in the spring of 2019
Ellen and The Hummingtree
will join my family of audio books
and will be available
on Amazon, Audibles, and Itunes
narrated by the very talented

Falon Echo.


Thank you for your continued encouragement and support.


And special thanks for taking the time to share your reviews
on Amazon and on Goodreads.

Cover design for Ellen and The Hummingtree
is created by https://yuneekpix.com