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The Weak Against the Strong

The Weak Against the Strong
Post Date: October 26, 2021

My book is now available in Indie Ontario, a curated collection of books from local indie authors available to readers in Ontario on the BiblioBoard Library mobile and web platform. This is through the Indie Author Project, a publishing community including public libraries, authors, curators and readers, to connect library patrons with the best independently[…]

Josie Mounsey publishes her First Novel
Post Date: August 18, 2021

In the midst of the shadowy world of government corruption and the sex trade in the late twentieth-century USSR, Mitch Galichin risks his life and puts his family in jeopardy in order to expose a human trafficking ring. In this riveting, suspenseful drama, the conflicts of family loyalties and social conscience play out against the[…]

The Innocents by Michael Crummey
Post Date: November 11, 2019

     Unlike Michael Crummey’s previous novels, where the characters are sometimes subsumed by the vastness and rawness of Newfoundland, in ‘The Innocents’ the adolescent protagonists, Evered and Ada Best, are central to the story.      Set some time in the early 1800s, the novel begins with tragedy when Evered and Ada’s parents and baby sister die.[…]

In the Land of the Gazelle – December 2017
Post Date: February 3, 2018

Abu Dhabi. The name conjures images of horsemen charging across the desert … camel trains loping toward an oasis shimmering on the horizon. No more, for Abu Dhabi (named after a species of gazelle once common in the Arabian region), ruled by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is now a buzzing modern metropolis[…]

Savoring Montreal
Post Date: September 19, 2017

It is mid-September, and summer has finally arrived in Canada! Temperatures soar to 27C, the heat forecast to continue for days. Time to make the most of the weather and explore this amazing island city in the year of its 375th Anniversary. From late morning until the early hours, the narrow streets are thronged with visitors and[…]

The Lost History of Stars by Dave Boling
Post Date: September 2, 2017

“Sunsets that bled in layers across the horizon were God’s reminder that only he could brighten such a desolate pit with infinite beauty.”   The words of 14-year-old Afrikaner, Lettie Ventner, as the deprivations in one of the filthy, disease-ridden concentration camps set-up by the British in South Africa during the Boer War took its[…]

Half-Century x Two!
Post Date: August 9, 2017

On a July morning, we came together in the ancient village of Corfe Castle, Dorset, to celebrate the 50th birthdays of my niece, Alison, and her husband, Brian. Built by William the Conqueror, the castle from which the village takes its name, towers over the Purbeck Hills between Wareham and Swanage.     Pictured left: The ruins[…]

In the land of artists
Post Date: July 7, 2017

As I look out over the island beach in St. Ives, Cornwall, my thoughts go back to those idyllic childhood summers which seemed to stretch into eternity as my two sisters and I ran around on the sand, splashing in and out of the water. My parents’ summers weren’t so carefree. After making tea and cooking breakfast on the primus[…]

Sand and Shingle … Trevaunance Cove, St. Agnes
Post Date: June 25, 2017

On the dramatic North Cornish coast, tucked away at the end of the pretty village of St. Agnes, lies Trevaunance Cove. Surfers flock here to ride the breakers as they roar in from the Atlantic Ocean.                                 Children and parents[…]

In the land of tin mines
Post Date: June 25, 2017

Standing on the cliff top close to the disused Wheal Coates tin mine, my imagination drifts back to a time long past when the air was filled with the noise of the steam-driven engine pumping water from the 600 ft. shaft, and the shouts of the ‘bal maidens,’ the women who worked on the surface crushing copper ore into smaller[…]