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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A Stranger In a Strange Land

One of my short stories titled "A Stranger In A Strange Land" is doing well in the Kindle Store.   It is currently  #31 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > 15 minutes (1-11 pages) > Romance

This short story has been previously published in The Standard, Elliot Lake's local newspaper.   It is also found as one of the short stories in Book One of my trio of anthologies titled Social Studies.  Book One is sub-titled "Dying To Be Popular".

 cover design by Susan Ruby K.
Little did she know when she tripped over his big, bare feet on her way to work on Christmas Eve morning that she was meeting her future happiness.  A Stranger In a Strange Land is a short story about homelessness, angels, strangers, the Holy Bible, music, love, faith and perseverance.
"A Stranger In a Strange Land" is a love story with a very unusual beginning.  At Christmas time especially we are reminded that  strangers can indeed be angels in disguise.  "I was a stranger and you took me in."    
       My joy and my passion is creative writing.  This summer of 2015 I will celebrate my eighth writing anniversary.  It is my pleasure to invite you to enjoy my many short stories, poems, novellas and novels.  Thanks for taking the time to check out my author's page at
       I feel blessed to live and work in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada.   As a small town author I am proud to be what is popularly known as an "Indie Author".    With the help of Amazon I am able to share my creative work with you.

I miss working with Mags  and Wynterblue Publishing Canada.   But when I found myself without this wonderful support I didn't make any attempt to find another publisher.  This decision was made primarily because I am in my senior years and I want to make the most of the time  God is granting me.    And so I became an "Indie Author" and I am glad that I did.

Eight years ago I retired from what we call the working world.  And then eight years ago I went to work.  

To date I have created for your reading pleasure,  six novels; three novellas; four short story anthologies; one book of self-discovery; one poetry anthology and many short stories including "A Stranger In a Strange Land."    Most of my creative writing focuses on current social issues.  I have also written two plays that I am thinking I may one day publish.   One of my plays was performed a few years ago by the Elliot Lake Amateur Theatre Group.   The other play was short listed in a Wynterblue Writing Competition.

My current works in progress are (a) a romantic novel titled "Dinner At Seven"  and (b) "All Them Houses" - my memoir.   Whether I will publish "All Them Houses" is debatable, however, I hope to have "Dinner At Seven" published and available for your reading pleasure sometime before 2015 comes to a close.

"I was a stranger and you took me in."    This is the basic theme of "A Stranger In A Strange Land."   However I apply this description to myself as well.

In the creative writing world I am a stranger.   Many of you have already let me in and this makes me very happy    But I remain a stranger in this vast, strange, publishing world, and the truth is I will do so until you pick up one of my books and let me in.  

This is a brand new year.  It blows my mind to even realize that it is now 2015.  I wonder where all the years have gone sometime and it is for this reason that I feel it is important to write my memoir.  I want to get it down before I forget it all.  :-)     My memoir may be a little scattered, somewhat like the fictional memoir of the beautiful Ellen but it will come from the heart.

To those of you who have let me and my stories into your life I just want to say thank you.  And I wish you every happiness and success in 2015.

Happy New Year to everyone! 


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