Yes, I did it. I joined Facebook. There are a lot of firefighters there and it is a good way to stay in touch with them. Hopefully they buy my FINAL RESPONSE book
I have recently sold another short story to Summit Studios. Matt Jackson there likes my writing. He wants me to take the drinking mentions out as a lot of younger people also read his anthologies. The story is called Big Bad Snowman and occurred some years back when I hung out at the Zoo, a big flophouse of transients from B.C. and Welland, Ontario looking for work. A party was always on and if not, could get started in a hurry. George Miller boiled potatoes with dirt still on them, we had a wacky city floor hockey team, Paul was building a catamaran in the backyard, Canadian Club whiskey was never mixed (Barry), and there was always beer in the fridge.
Four of my juvenile/MG stories Archie’s Gold, Ransom, Out On A Limb, and The Far Bank are set in Welland, Ontario. Welland, Ontario fiction? It does exist. I wrote them based on the quirky characters and all the ups and downs of life there when I was growing up. A good buddy of mine can vouch for all of it and he’s actually in The Far Bank. If you’ve ever swam the Welland Canal, hung out on King Street, remember shoe shine boys, or were picked on these are the stories to read.
Welland was a rough blue collar town where growing up, one had to have a certain toughness. The King Streeters and Barge Boys were particularly quirky and actually quite courageous. Fights in those days were plentiful and tough guys roamed up and down summer nights along King. Jukeboxes played loud and carried out to the street.
I finally was able to find the time to turn all my juvenile/MG stories into print editions. Yes, there are 6 of them, including my latest Voodoo Bully and an older one The Blob…in my shoes which underwent a lot of drafts. These are good reads for kids from about Grade 5 (did some readings) to about 12 years old. There are no talking creatures or easy, magical escapes, just true grit and reality. My boys get into trouble and must use their smarts to get out of it. Four of these stories have been in eBook format for a year or two already.
If you have some young-uns who want to read some reality books these are the ones to get. There’s fights, bullying, friendship, and integrity.
Canadian firefighter novel, Final Response my highly rated firefighter novel via Bookkus Publishing is now available in eBook as of today @ Smashwords, for the low, low price of $5.50 USD. The best thing about Smashwords is you can download it into any eBook format- mobi, epub, etc. for any device. It’s a dynamite firefighter story story set in Edmonton during one very cold winter. Heard of the polar vortex? Got that, too. If your tired of the same old police, PI, lawyer, stories give it a whirl. The price is right. You got to know that firefighter novels are rare. Bookkus Publishing says the paperback will be out in June.
Canadian firefighter novel, Final Response my Canadian firefighter novel is now available in eBook format as a pre-order from Amazon. It’s only 8 bucks and a dynamite firefighter story story set in Edmonton during one very cold winter. Heard of the polar vortex? Got that, too.
Canadian firefighters novels are a rare bird in Canada.
Bookkus, the publisher says the paperback should be out in June.
I’m trying out Goodkindles in the next few days to see if I can get some bang out of Archie’s Gold, my juvenile/MG story. Goodkindles for ereaders claims to have a wide following. I’ll be watching to see if it bumps up sales. A lot of people like Archie, so we’ll see. Apparently, there are free eBooks on this site, as well. http://www.goodkindles.net/
I was fooling around on picMonkey and threw together this tentative cover because I grew to dislike the old one that you can see on the Middle Grade/juvenile tab on this site. I plan to put all my juvies into paperback maybe by the end of summer 2015. I’m not exactly sure what genre this story will fit into. Possibly the low end of YA, too. This Voodoo Boy tentative cover will likely need a pixel boost. All comments on the cover are welcome. All publishers are also welcome.
It’s here! My new firefighter novel Final Response is now ready in eBook format as a pre-order from Amazon. It’s only 8 bucks and a dynamite firefighter story story set in Edmonton during one very cold winter. Heard of the polar vortex? Got that, too. It’s murder mayhem and grand theft as my firefighters get into a world of trouble.
Canadian firefighters novels are a rare bird in Canada. It’s not really a new firefighter novel; it’s actually my third. Fire Captain Gerry Ormond is nowhere in sight.