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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Jacob's Seven Letters -- a short story; my Easter gift to you ...

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 Seven Letters is free in the Kindle Store on Easter Sunday, my Easter gift to you.


Friday, April 7, 2017

"Passion For Staying Put" - short story, free in the Kindle Store

Eleven years have passed. Arthur and Marion attempt to move on in the aftermath of the tragic loss of their only child, Jennifer.

Passion for Staying Put was a semi-finalist in the 2013 John Kenneth Galbraith Short Story Writing Award Competition

From April 8th to April 12th Passion For Staying Put is free for your reading enjoyment in the Kindle Store.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Hope of Glory - a short story free tomorrow in the Kindle Store

Their father died and mom needed to work. To her young son she insisted, "hold her hand, Lester." And hold his sister's hand he did. They reached a certain age and a role reversal took place. Now it was sister, Linda, keeping her eye on her big brother who was heading in the wrong direction. Later on his death bed Lester is convinced there is no hope of glory for him. Little does he know of his sister's love and the power of prayer.

Hope of Glory  - a short story, is FREE for your reading enjoyment in the Kindle Store tomorrow, Wednesday, March 15th

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Hope of Glory, a short story, is free in the Kindle Store for your Wednesday reading enjoyment

Their father died and mom needed to work. To her young son she insisted, "hold her hand, Lester." And hold his sister's hand he did. They reached a certain age and a role reversal took place. Now it was sister, Linda, keeping her eye on her big brother who was heading in the wrong direction. Later, on his death bed, Lester is convinced there is no hope of glory for him. Little does he know of his sister's love and the power of prayer.




Hope Of Glory - a short story is FREE for your Sunday reading enjoyment
tomorrow, Wednesday, March 15th, 2017.

Check it out on all Amazon sites.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

All Them Houses -- some positive feedback

I am very pleased to receive this positive feedback on my most recent publication, All Them Houses


Audrey, I enjoyed your autobiography so much! You have had an interesting life, and have certainly been through a lot. It was fascinating to see the events which have made you the strong person you are. I especially liked you as a spunky kid! Kudos on a great job.   Frances Van Mil.

Hi Lady in the north...I just finished reading your book...it was so interesting and was sad to see it end....you sure have had a combination of sad and happy times in your past and you overcame so many obstacles to give your girls a stable and artistic life...you are to be complimented for your persistence in accomplishing this...I sure hope you don't have to move again.  Looking forward to the next edition of your memoirs.     Lucy Ann Spence.



To purchase All Them Houses


CreateSpace eStore:  https://www.createspace.com/6900612


All Them Houses is also available in both Kindle and Paperback on all Amazon sites.

The photos in the Kindle edition are not as clear as I would have hoped.  They are much better in the paperback.  They are old photos and not of the best quality.  For this, I apologize.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Observers - a short story free in the Kindle Store, Sunday, March 5th

The MacPhersons are a Scottish clan who love to wallow in the drama of their neighbours while keeping just enough distance to avoid involvement. They are a nosy lot. They don’t suspect that everyone on the street is on to them. This couple is blissfully happy in their ignorance; unaware that they are known by every resident on Cordelia Crescent as the observers.

The Observers is a short story FREE for your reading enjoyment in the Kindle Store, Sunday, March 5th.



You will find this short story on Amazon.ca   or visit my author's page at  http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin





Thursday, March 2, 2017

All Them Houses ... a memoir

Writing my memoir is much more challenging than I ever imagined it would be.   I began writing All Them Houses more than two years ago.   160 pages later I have talked about excerpts from the first half of my life.  

I've spent much time locating the photos displayed in this book.  Because the pictures are old, and in poor condition, I hesitated to use them.  The photos are better viewed in the paperback version of the book than they are in the Kindle edition where they are really condensed and too small for clear viewing.  For this, I apologize.

I am still writing my memoir.  Part two will be titled All Them Houses .... from John, Paul, to Bedlam

This book will begin where All Them Houses .... a memoir leaves off.

One thing I have learned and one that I will put into practice in part two of my memoir is to allow each photo a larger spot on the page.    Memoir writing is cathartic.  I find it a challenge to keep the focus on my story and not that of the loved ones in my life.  The temptation to focus on others is always there.  I need to keep reminding myself that the memoir is my own.

I hope you enjoy reading All Them Houses ... a memoir.   https://www.createspace.com/6900612 is the link where you will find it.

It is also available in both Kindle and paperback editions on all Amazon sites.





Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Books on hand ....

I don't keep a lot of my books on hand.  With the cost of postage here in Canada constantly on the increase, it has become quite expensive to mail paperbacks out to readers.  There is also the cost of the envelopes which, in itself, may seem minor but, when added all together with the cost of the book, it can be expensive.

In the earlier days I used to purchase several copies of each published book myself.  I would celebrate at book launches where I appreciated local sales.

Now I tend to rely on Create Space and Amazon where all my books are available for your reading enjoyment.

But I do have a very few books on hand for those of you who live in Elliot Lake.   If you are interested in any of these books, please let me know.

I have 3 copies of my second novel, a science fiction, titled 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.

I have one copy of Poetry from A to Z on hand.
This book contains more than 45 of my poems, the titles of which span the alphabet with each letter commencing at least one poem's title.


I have only one paperback copy of
SOCIAL STUDIES, BOOK ONE - DYING TO BE POPULAR.

This book is an anthology containing 12 short stories titled:
"Dying To Be Popular"
"Daniel's Destiny"
"Quest for Cammirand"
"Find Firinn"
"After Words"
"Joshua's Journey"
"Hope of Glory"
"The Hole In The Wall"
"Stranger In a Strange Land"
"Running On Empty"
"Another Mother's Day"
"Jacob's Seven Letters"

Available on Create Space and on all Amazon sites are Books one, two, and three.




I also have on hand one copy of RECOMPENSE - a novella
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.  He is 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 an the Senior Befriender Chat Room.  When temptation with the name of Conrad enters their lives, the shared bonds of loyalty and rest are put in jeopardy.  Will deception rule the day?

Lastly I have on hand one copy of BEYOND THE BLUE - a coming of age novella.
Twelve 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.





If you live in Elliot Lake and would like to purchase one of these books, please get in touch.

If you live out of town and don't mind the expense of the postage I will be happy to mail one of these books out to you.   The books are $15 each plus the cost of postage.

These books and many more are available for your reading pleasure in both Kindle and paperback formats on all Amazon sites.  The paperbacks are also available from createspace.com
My author's page is found at  http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin



All Them Houses - a Memoir

  1. For myself I purchased All Them Houses - a Memoir in both paperback and Kindle formats.   Unfortunately the photos in the Kindle edtion are not very clear due to the small screen. Most are very old photos so the quality is not the best to begin with but being reduced to fit the small Kindle screen makes them not the best. So, for this, I apologize. The photos, though very old, are okay in the paperback edition. I now have no copies on hand of All Them Houses but for anyone interested, the paperback is available from  Amazon and from Create space. https://www.createspace.com/6900612 The Kindle edition is available on all Amazon sites.





Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

ABUNDANCE is a love story - my Valentine's Day gift to you FREE in the Kindle Store.


ABUNDANCE is an excerpt from ELLEN AND THE HUMMINGTREE which is available in both Kindle and Paperback on all Amazon sites.



Saturday, February 11, 2017

ABUNDANCE, a short story, FREE in the Kindle Store on Valentine's Day

ABUNDANCE is a short story that celebrates love.   It is also an excerpt from one of my novels titled "Ellen and The Hummingtree".   

In this story Ellen is struggling both financially and emotionally.   She is even feeling that her spiritual strength is in jeopardy.    Then along comes a great gift in the person of Jethro Tunkel who arrives at Ellen's back gate with his knapsack  on his back and his guitar slung over his shoulder.   

Enjoyment of this short story will lead you to want to read "Ellen and The Hummingtree", a novel which is a fictional memoir of a woman of faith. 

ABUNDANCE is free for your reading enjoyment in the Kindle Store on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14th.

Check it out  at  http://www.amazon.com/author/audreyaustin   

You will find ABUNDANCE on all Amazon sites. 




Sunday, February 5, 2017

My books on Create Space

To purchase Social Studies – Book One  
 
 
To purchase Social Studies – Book Two
 
 
To purchase Social Studies – Book Three
 
CreateSpace eStore:   https://www.createspace.com/4713425
 
To purchase Moose Road – a Canadian Tragedy:
 
CreateSpace eStore:   https://www.createspace.com/4463611
 
To purchase Sara, a Canadian Saga
 
CreateSpace eStore:   https://www.createspace.com/4461846
 
To purchase Keeping It Simple
 
CreateSpace eStore:      https://www.createspace.com/4733596
 
To purchase Ellen and The Hummingtree
 
CreateSpace eStore:     https://www.createspace.com/4743813
 
To purchase When God Gives Us Spring
 
CreateSpace eStore:     https://www.createspace.com/4754962
 
To purchase Beyond The Blue
 
 
To purchase Crabapple Court
 
 
To purchase Recompense
 
 
To purchase Dinner At Seven
 
 
To purchase Silent Star Selections
 
CreateSpace eStore:    https://www.createspace.com/5343129\
 
To purchase Simply BE\
 
To purchase The Last Drop
 
To purchase Poetry from A to Z
 
CreateSpace eStore:  https://www.createspace.com/4973413
 
To purchase All Them Houses
 
CreateSpace eStore:  https://www.createspace.com/6900612
 
 

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Celebrating my 20th publication .......

"All Them Houses" is my 20th publication, not including the many short stories that dare to stand alone in the Kindle Store. I will soon be celebrating my 10th writing anniversary in July .. I feel a sense of achievement and as I work on my next book "All Them Houses - from John Paul to Bedlam" I just feel grateful. Thanks to my readers. You make it all worthwhile.   All my books are available directly from Create Space.com as well as on all Amazon sites.






















Friday, February 3, 2017

All Them Houses - now available on all Amazon sites



All Them Houses" I am happy to say is now available in both Kindle and Paperback formats on all Amazon sites. The photos are better viewed in the paperback; a little small in the Kindle edition.  (enlarging your print size will enlarge the pics on your E-reader).

  Just click on the link  below and it will take you directly to Amazon.ca







Wednesday, February 1, 2017

All Them Houses -- in the Create Space eStore:

CreateSpace eStore: https://www.createspace.com/6900612

I am so very pleased that "All Them Houses" is already available in paperback directly from Create Space.



All Them Houses - a memoir - finally :-)

More than two years ago I began writing my memoir; the most difficult writing challenge I have ever faced. I struggled with the writing; often putting it aside with the resolve to forget about it. But then I would pick it up again.

 I'm blessed to be travelling a long journey. And I was beginning to think, hey, I may not be around to finish this darn project if I  don't hurry up. At that point in my writing I was in the neighbourhood of the 1980's with what seemed a very long way to go.


Just a couple of days ago, after attending the Celebration of Life of a friend, Karen Bollert, I was feeling much aware of my mortality. And I was thinking maybe I will never get this memoir completed.

A wonderful friend, Frances Van Mil, spoke to me. She encouraged me to get this memoir in print Thank you Frances.

This encouragement confirmed my decision to write my memoir in two parts. This way I can, at least, say that part one is complete.

And it is! I am awaiting proof copies from Create Space.com who have printed my memoir which I have titled "All Them Houses."

I should receive the first proof copies within a couple of weeks and shortly after that, this book will be available from Createspace.com and it will also be available on all Amazon sites.

Those of you who know me, know that I will be shouting it from the rooftops when the book is in print and available for purchase.

Special thanks to Brian who looked after our fur babies giving me the time I needed at the laptop. Thanks to Frances for her encouragement and support. And thanks to John Cal (Johnny Tyger ) who, probably without knowing it, encouraged me to stick with this project even when I was ready to drop it. He encouraged me just by his presence, our conversations, and by much that I have gained from shared discussions with him.

And so a new book will soon be on the market. Thanks Elliot Lake readers, and to all my readers, for your continued encouragement and support. Watch for "All Them Houses."