My Books For Your Reading Pleasure

My Books For Your Reading Pleasure
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Friday, January 19, 2018

WEAVING ALICE .. a short story

5.0 out of 5 starsVery interesting
June 17, 2014 - Published on
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Carleen E. Nicholson
5.0 out of 5 starsdid not see that coming!
October 9, 2013 - Published on
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The Joy of Creative Writing ... Writers write!

The joy of creative writing -- Writers write!  

Since childhood I've loved to write stories. I write for the joy of expression.

To date I have nineteen books published and numerous short stories which dare to stand alone. My books are available in both Kindle and Paperback format on all Amazon sites. Paperbacks also available from

For local readers most of my books are available in the beautiful, new, Elliot Lake Public Library.

I am an eclectic reader and writer. I'm not locked into a single genre.

I have written three books for children: The Last Drop; At The Edge of His World; and Beyond The Blue. All are available in Kindle format. The Last Drop & Beyond The Blue are now also available in paperback.

Several of my poems have been published by White Mountain Publications and The Ontario Poetry Society. My first book of poetry titled "Poetry from A to Z" is now available in both paperback and kindle editions.

On Facebook my author's page is found at

I love to write creatively. I have celebrated my 10th writing anniversary. Whether you choose to read my poetry, my novels, novellas,short story anthologies, or a short story that dares to stand alone, it is my hope that you will enjoy the read.

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Thank you for your encouragement, support and positive reviews.

Find Firinn ... a short story that dares to stand alone in the Kindle Store on all Amazon sites

FIND FIRINN (Short Stories - Social Issues)

Uncle Farlan teaches his young niece, Forba, Scottish folklore and history. Emigrating to Canada is not something he wants but to stay with family determines his decision.
The importance of finding firinn he instills into Forba's young mind. Many years later Uncle Farlan falls ill.  Alzheimer has made its claim. Forba is there at her uncle's bedside when he takes his last breath.
FIND FIRINN  is one of many of my short stories that dare to stand alone in the Kindle Store on all Amazon sites.
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018


REAWAKENING is my second novel published by Wynterblue Publishing; my first science fiction book.

About Reawakening:

Unlike many of their acquaintances they stayed in love and they stayed married for many years. Jim was now an old man, even by earth’s standards, when he suffered the fatal coronary. He left his young wife a childless widow. She mourned. She grieved. She never remarried. Jim was her only love. Linda grew old as her husband before her had grown old. She died a peaceful death.

And then it happened . . .


Publisher's Review:

Every now and then a manuscript comes across my desk that completely captivates me. Austin has reached inside the human heart and removed all boundaries pertaining to everlasting love . . . and her ability to play with the English language successfully is astounding.

Austin’s Reawakening is a must-read. It will take you into a land not far from your heart and bring you back to earth again - believing that all things are possible with love and hope.

Maggie Kirton
Executive Director
Wynterblue Publishing

REAWAKENING is available in both Kindle and Paperback formats on all Amazon sites.

Cover Design by Susan RK

DRAMA - a Novel Idea

DRAMA - A Novel Idea is an anthology containing three of Austin's most popular novels in a boxed set: Moose Road, a Canadian Tragedy; Ellen and The Hummingtree; and Sara, a Canadian Saga.

This novel anthology is available on all Amazon sites in Kindle Format only.

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This amazing cover design is by
Susan Ruby K.

SOCIAL STUDIES ... Books one, two, and three

SOCIAL ISSUES - Books One, Two, and Three are each short story anthologies.  Each anthology contains a compilation of 12 short stories with the focus on social issues including such subjects as spousal abuse, elder abuse, child abuse, and animal welfare.  

 I have drawn from my experience as counselor and psychospiritual practitioner in order to write and compile  this trilogy of anthologies about contemporary topics that sadly are far too common in the world in which we live.

Cover design on each of these books is by Susan RK;
These books, and more, are available in both Kindle and Paperback formats
on all Amazon sites.

BEYOND THE BLUE ... a coming of age novella

BEYOND THE BLUE is a coming of age novella.

12 year old Anthony Breckenheimer is a clever boy with blue eyes, red hair and like his father, he is a little on the chubby side. He lives in the big City of Toronto with his mother, his little brother Ronald, and his little sister Leona.

His father died a year ago and Anthony misses him greatly especially when he is confronted by bullies on his way to and from school; the biggest and baddest one being Jerry Hasselbergen.

One day while in his classroom Anthony discovers a magical window. What he sees through this window and beyond the blue changes his life forever.

BEYOND THE BLUE  is available in both Kindle and Paperback formats on all Amazon sites.

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Maurice Wilson lives in Salt River, a small town near Cape Town, South Africa. He is the son of a black father and a Caucasian mother. After the sudden death of his parents he makes the decision to move to High River, Alberta, Canada, the place of his mother’s birth in search of a sense of belonging.

He becomes a Canadian citizen, is employed as a mail carrier for Canada Post.

The morning of his first day on the job he meets Alison Pierce, a plain woman whose silent passions run deep. Shortly into her relationship with Maurice all her hopes for fulfillment plummet, however she continues to live with him for more than twenty-five years.

In their later years Maurice and Alison become acquainted with the Internet and with the Senior Befriender Chat Room. When temptation with the name of Conrad enters their lives the shared bonds of loyalty and trust are put in jeopardy.

Will deception rule the day?

RECOMPENSE is available in both Kindle and Paperback formats on all Amazon sites.

Poetry from A to Z

Poetry from A to Z is a collection of poems, some of which have been previously published in various anthologies.

  This collection includes a variety of subjects and styles for your reading enjoyment. 

Poetry From A to Z is available in both Kindle and Paperback formats on all Amazon sites.

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Ellen and The Hummingtree

Ellen and The Hummingtree

Ellen is a woman I came to know well during the writing of my third novel Ellen and The Hummingtree. She often puzzled me yet she also had the ability to make me laugh and cry. I grew to love her. And the more I came to know her I began to realize that she truly is a composite of the many caring spiritual women I have known throughout my life. Alzheimer is a dreadful disease and Ellen's victimization is a heartbreak. My writing of Ellen and The Hummingtree comes straight from the heart. I hope you will love her as I do.

Ellen and The Hummingtree is available in both Kindle and Paperback formats on all Amazon sites.

If you know someone with Alzheimer Disease, you will recognize in Ellen her endearing attempts to be who she truly is meant to be.



 The original publication of The Silent Star plus a Dozen, although available in Kindle format, is no longer available in print format. This is why I have chosen these selections to bring new life to the original anthology.

 I hope you will enjoy the "Selections".

THE SILENT STAR Plus a Dozen SELECTIONS  is available in both Kindle and Paperback formats on all Amazon sites.

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Simply BE

Simply BE is a collection of inspirational thoughts, sayings and quotations. This book is a reminder of the importance of striving to be who we really are. It’s all about choice, and knowing that who we really are is a good thing to be.

I wanted to illustrate this book although I am not a visual artist.

The most important thing I hope to illustrate is that we don’t have to be perfect. We do the best we can with what we have and give thanks.

It is my hope that Simply BE will encourage you to step up and be all that you know you can be.

Simpy BE is available in both Kindle and Paperback formats on all Amazon sites.

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The Last Drop .... a story for young children

"The Last Drop" is a storybook told in rhyming couplets written for young children.

Alison and her brother Bobby are experiencing a very unhappy rainy day but umbrellas in pink and blue save the day.

This story is educational. Each rhyming couplet begins with the letter A, B, C., etc. until the story is told. This helps the young reader to learn and enjoy the alphabet.

"The Last Drop" is written by Audrey Austin. Cover design is by Susan Ruby K. of

"The Last Drop" is available on both Kindle and Paperback formats on all Amazon sites.

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Crabapple Court - a novel

Crabapple Court

Susie Donnelly is missing. Has she run away or is she just a little girl playing hide and seek? Is it a kidnapping? A murder?

Without exception the residents of Crabapple Court do not like to draw attention to themselves or to their homes. They do not like publicity. They do not appreciate media attention but this day, whether they like it or not, the Fairmont residents are keeping them under strict scrutiny. Indeed the eyes of the entire country are fixed upon them.

About the Author

Audrey Austin's passion is creative writing. She recently celebrated her seventh writing anniversary and invites you to enjoy her many short stories, novellas and novels. Check out her author's page at  
Austin lives and works in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada.
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Dinner At Seven .... a romantic novel

Dinner At Seven - a romantic novel

The story begins in 1985 at The Carrington Club in Toronto. Marsha feels in the doldrums until David arrives on the scene. Love and romance flourish until deception and betrayal raise their ugly heads. To escape Marsha flies to Bermuda where the power of love cannot be under-estimated.

From the Author:  Today, when I listen to younger people talk about love and relationship, I rarely, if ever, hear mention of the word 'romance'.    Is Romance dead in the 21st century?   I don't know.   But I do know that romance is alive and well in Dinner at Seven.     In that sense, this story is an escape back into a time when romantic love, with all its ups and downs, was expected and appreciated in our world.  ♥      

About the Author

My passion is creative writing. This summer I will celebrate my eighth writing anniversary and I invite you to enjoy reading my many poems, short stories, novellas and novels. Dinner At Seven is my fifteenth book but it is my first romance novel. I hope you will love it. Check out my author's page at

Keeping It Simple -- a book to help you on your road to self-discovery, personal growth, and well-being

Keeping it Simple: Imagine Being Whole
Emotional Healing through Meditation, the Chakras and Psychospiritual Therapy

Audrey Austin
Psychotherapy Practitioner/Author/Teacher

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A note from the author:

As a Psychospiritual Therapist and co-owner of Creative Connections Centre in Caledon East, it was my privilege and pleasure, in addition to carrying on a private counseling practice, to facilitate meditation and other personal growth classes in our “One Room Schoolhouse”.

It was not uncommon for an interested student to attend his first introductory meditation class with no prior knowledge of meditation or of the chakra system. For this reason I found it beneficial and in the highest interest of all concerned to keep it simple.

Simplicity in meditation, as in life, is an admirable goal. My students and I recognized as classes proceeded that it was not always easy to be simple. Life, with its myriad of challenges, has a habit of doing its best to get in the way. Nevertheless we kept our focus on this goal and felt grateful when it was achieved.

By special request of some of our Centre’s students I put together some rough notes and this teaching material was utilized in class.

Since offering the Meditation Circles at Holy Trinity United Church and also the Emotional Healing Classes through Learning in Retirement in Elliot Lake, I have received requests for a book on the topic of self-discovery and personal growth. These requests have encouraged me to get to work and expand on my earlier rough notes to create this book: Keeping it Simple

It is my highest hope that you, the reader, will find it a useful guide as you continue your journey along the path of self-discovery and personal growth.

Audrey Austin
Keeping It Simple is available in both Kindle and Paperback formats on all Amazon sites.
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All Them Houses - a memoir

From the author: Throughout the past two years writing my memoir has been a most difficult challenge, however, I am happy that I have, at last, completed part one. I hope one day, in the not too distant future, to be publishing part two which will be titled All Them Houses – from John, Paul, to Bedlam.

I am an ordinary woman. Each day I put one foot in front of the other and live my life, but there have been times throughout the past seventy-four years when I have felt like my life has been living me. I have sometimes felt like I am a stranger outside; an observer looking in on events that I don’t always understand.

 This writing has been cathartic for me, but I hope interesting to a reader. I find memoir writing to be very challenging, much more difficult than fiction writing and, for me, it is a very slow process. I can only hope I will live long enough to complete part two. At the same time I always hope that I will not out-live myself.

 Yes, it is true; I live in hope.

These excerpts from my life are true from my perspective and as I experienced them.

I encourage all women to write a memoir.

All Them Houses .. a memoir  is available in both kindle and paperback formats
on all Amazon sites.

Sara, a Canadian Saga

Sara, a Canadian Saga 

The time is 1916. Sara is a 10 year old girl in rural Prince Edward Island. Roy is a 10 year old boy in mining town, Nova Scotia. Through their eyes we see, feel and experience their childhood challenges.

We follow them through adolescence and their turbulent teen years. We celebrate their courtship and suffer their lost innocence in the wedding ritual. They take us through the Great Depression and share with us the frustrations, dreams and challenges they face in adulthood. As parents they introduce us to their children.

This story appeals to all ages because Sara and Roy hold up a mirror and ask the reader to recognize truth about the human condition for many Canadian families through difficult economic times. We witness love that does not come neatly wrapped and experience the quiet, sometimes desperate, drama of lives unfolding.

Sara, a Canadian Saga  is available in both Kindle and Paperback formats on all Amazon sites.
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Moose Road, a Canadian Tragedy

#15 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Drama > Canadian
#16 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Canadian > Drama

Moose Road, a Canadian Tragedy is holding its own in's Kindle Store. This book has been in the top 100 in its category for quite some time now.

If you haven't read it, check it out.

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When God Gives Us Spring ... a novella

Michael Custis Washington is a young black slave living on a cotton plantation in the Province of Virginia. He was born in 1802. Left an orphan at the age of five he is taken into the big house by his master, Alfred Gordon, to be trained as a house servant.

While in this house he suffers severe emotional and sexual abuse. When he finally runs away with his wife Lucinda he is helped by the Quakers. Through the Underground Railway they reach the Elgin Settlement in Ontario, Canada. Freedom is his at last.

But when the American Civil War breaks out in 1861 Michael chooses to join the Union Army. He works his way back to Virginia. Is he seeking justice or vengeance?

When God Gives Us Spring is available in both Kindle and Paperback on all Amazon sites.
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