My Books For Your Reading Pleasure

My Books For Your Reading Pleasure
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Monday, September 26, 2016

When God Gives Us Spring -- a novella in Paperback or Kindle format on all Amazon sites

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 a novella available in both Kindle and Paperback formats on all Amazon sites.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Simply BE -- available in Kindle and Paperback formats on all Amazon sites

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.

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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

Available in paperback and kindle formats on all Amazon sites. 

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Crabapple Court available in Kindle and Paperback formats

Susie Donnelly is missing. Has she run away? 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.

Also available on all Amazon sites.


Cover Design:  Susan Ruby K.


Friday, September 16, 2016

Dinner At Seven, a romance, available in Kindle and Paperback formats

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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.


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Moose Road, a Canadian Tragedy available in both Kindle and Paperback formats

Excerpt from:

Moose Road, a Canadian Tragedy
by Audrey Austin

Chapter One:

“Tell me a story, tell me a story, tell me a story and remember what you said.” Ever since that terrible day of the tragic accident each of the residents who live by my side has a tale to tell. Yes, everyone has a story and each story teller speaks his own truth. What I do find curious is the fact that no two stories are alike. Each is unique in its own way. I am of the opinion that truth is multi-sided and speaks from many hearts.

A very long time ago I heard someone repeat the words of Winston Churchill who is purported to have said, “The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” Yes, indeed, there it is. Truth is multi-sided and it dares to speak from many hearts.

I have been around for a very long time. I existed in this very location even before man decided to give me a name. I guess that makes me old and, that being the case, I confess I am very old. I was here before any person chose this place to build a home. I have always thought I possessed a firm grasp on reality but since the day of the tragedy I am questioning for the first time the meaning and the impact of truth. I have more questions than answers. Is it possible that truth is, indeed, no more than one’s personal perception?

Each individual’s truth, until shared, is locked in a sacred space in one’s memory. Memory does have its share of weakness. It can be faulty. As weeks turn into months memory is often tested. “Tell me a story and remember what you said.”

I find it very interesting that the residents of the seven farms impacted by the tragedy each retain a different personal memory of the accident and its aftermath. Although I am well aware that it would not occur to any ordinary human that an old long-travelled country road could possibly have the capacity to remember, I can assure you that I do. Yes, indeed, I do have a memory. Even though I am very old it remains a good one. I do remember well.

Some thoughts give me reason to smile while other memories I would prefer to forget. I have learned that the more painful memories are the most stubborn; the least likely to be forgotten and the most likely to be remembered. Even when a human believes he has managed to bury a painful memory he has not. That remembrance will pop up like a jack-in-the-box. It will present itself at the most odd and unexpected of times and sometimes even in the form of a recurrent dream.

Of course, I am not a human. I can assure you that I am a no nonsense road; plain, practical and from my very first appearance on earth many generations ago I have made it my focused mission to do my duty and fulfill my purpose as I see fit. I have always taken great pride in my existence and to this very day I do my best to serve those who choose to travel upon my surface.

Unlike humans who are, I have learned, sometimes very superficial creatures, I am not shallow. I don’t blame the travelers for being unable to see beneath my surface. But I assure you I am not just the visible thin layer of gravel you might observe at first glance. I do have substance.

Yes, I am old now. I have been here in this spot in northern Ontario, Canada for many interesting and enduring lifetimes. Although I am a road less travelled I am still in pretty good shape. I expect I’ll be here for a few more generations. I can see no good reason why I should not continue to be here. I have never existed anywhere else on this earth and this is my home.


Saturday, September 10, 2016

Jacob's Seven Letters - a short story FREE in the Kindle Store Sunday, September 11th

FREE in the Kindle Store tomorrow, Sunday, September 11th.

Jacob's Seven Letters is a Short Story by Audrey Austin. As a child Jacob suffers great losses and this is a story of one man's journey in search of promise, hope and redemption.

Jacob's mother dies ...... his father does not; yet the relationship Jacob shared with his father dies a death of a different kind. Grandmother is there to raise the boy and when she dies too Jacob feels abandoned. It's no surprise that he gets into some difficulties in his life. What is surprising is that the seven letters have a life-changing impact ..... When I wrote this short story I fell in love with Jacob. To me he is the epitome of many young men struggling to find their way through an ever-changing world.

If you enjoy this short story you will want to check out "Social Studies, Book One - "Dying To Be Popular". Jacob's Seven Letters is one of the dozen stories included in this anthology.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

A wonderful memory from 3 years ago -- the local book launch of Moose Road, a Canadian Tragedy

This is a great memory! The launch of Moose Road, a Canadian Tragedy. Three years have gone by and since then I have written & published "Recompense",
"Dinner at Seven", "Simply Be", and "When God Gives Us Spring". Thanks to everyone who buys my books. I haven't had formal launches for the last four books but perhaps I will for the next which currently has the working title "All Them Houses". I plan to be launching this one, hopefully, early 2017.

I have a few books here on hand at home. Some of my books can be found in town at Simply Charming and Party Poppers. All my books are available on-line at or visit my author's page at

The original post three years ago:

Thank you Elliot Lake! The book launch of my fourth novel Moose Road - a Canadian Tragedy was a wonderful success. Special thanks to Mayor Hamilton for drawing the names of the winners; special thanks to Dayeton Larson for his rendition of Old Moose Road and the wonderful music provided throughout the book signing; special thanks to Paul Kazulak for being there with his camera and a very special t...hanks to my daughter Susan Ruby K., not only for the beautiful cover design and illustrations throughout the book, but also for her wonderful emotional support and encouragement. I appreciate it very much and thank you everyone who attended. To those of you who purchased a book, thank you and I hope you like the story. Thank you everyone for your support of Maplegate House for Women's proposed animal shelter. And thank you Naomi, for being there to explain to us what the project is all about. Oh, and thank you to Jessica from The Standard. I hope in all my excitement I made some sense in the interview

Friday, September 2, 2016

Poetry fro A to Z

This Sunday, September 4th, Poetry from A to Z will be free for your reading enjoyment in the Kindle Store on all Amazon sites.