Our Client, and Author David Stuart Robinson

Category:  Literary and Film representation

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Biography

David Robinson Photo

David was fortunate enough to receive a first class education, attending Manchester Grammar School and graduating with honours from Cambridge University.

The Author had a number of interesting careers.  The first position he held was when working  in the overseas department of an insurance company in London. Later he retrained for an illustrious career in IT, and has been involved in conservation work .  He has also taught abroad, among which was a teaching post in France, and fell promptly in love with the country and its people.

David is a prolific Author, and one of his books has now been published and it available from Amazon.com in both its Paper back and Kindle versions.

Curriculum Vita Information

 

Nowadays the Author devotes himself to two equally rewarding and equally wonderful activities —

  • private tuition of foreign languages and English
  • fiction writing

 

David is a frequent traveller, loves music, loves the outdoors, and is a very active individual.

 

He recently moved out of the UK, and is still not sure which country he’ll end up living in, or shall finally settle down in.   He feels that, like some of his colorful and complex characters, he continues to search for greater freedom.

 

Now, for the first time in his life, David feels as if his chosen twin occupations have moved up to become a part of his true identity. In his previous careers he never felt that connection and emotional stimuli. Now he is happy to introduce himself as a teacher, and writer.

 

He considers himself, in the main, a serious writer, and doesn’t generally write contemporary popular fiction. The writers to whom he normally looks up to are the likes of  –  D H Lawrence, Laurie Lee, Milan Kundera. So it is quite obvious that David is another one of our most talented writers, and one of depth and substance.

 

He aims to write each novel he creates into an entirely different genre/category, a testament to his colorful and restless character and personality. Definitely boredom will never get the better of David as his flow of creativity drives him onward.  Several other works are already written, in part or in full.  He aims to explore human psychology and the opportunities that afford him to delve into those areas of human nature are available to him through his many encounters with people of all backgrounds, creeds, and cultures.  His research for his books is thorough and writes about what he knows, or has experienced over time in his life and mingling with individuals of varied social backgrounds.  He often places his principal characters in a dilemma. This gives him cart blanche to  chart their mental and emotional journey, wherever this may take his readership.

 

It’s important to the Author to see his works published as this gives him the emotional reward and satisfaction that he has aimed and achieved all he has set out to do; to win over that very important readership audience and fan base following, and to be able to share his enriched imagination with his fans.   A way to offer the best of himself in order to entertain to the best of his ability.  That is what drives David on and continues to present challenging ideas and new plot lines, that will have the capacity to capture and enthrall his audiences with impressive and great literary adventures.

We aim to see some of David’s fine projects represented to the film sectors.
ABOUT THE BOOK:   “STAND UP, THE REAL….”
Stand Up the Real Book cover

Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Creativia Publishing    (March 8, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1530414091
  • ISBN-13: 978-1530414093

 

OTHER PROJECTS PLANNED

Other Books by the Author soon to be released  with a New Zealand based high profile Publishing Media company, Lang Books Publishing Limited in Wellington, are:

“Journal of a Jezebel”

“The Archduke Has Been Assassinated”

 

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Our Client, and Author Kristal McKerrington

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

Kristal McKerrington for Author page

 

 

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http://thehighlandtimes.com/lifestyle-news/2016/04/26/history-is-made-by-a-highland-born-author/

History Is Made By A Highland Born Author

Kristal McKerrington has made history by getting two wrestlers to appear in her sports romance (wrestling romance).

Kristal was born in Shetland where she was inspired from a young age and to be blessed with a great imagination, and becoming a prolific author.

She started writing from the age of eight years old and didn’t get published until she was 20.  She maintains that her writing adventures weren’t kicked off until she met the wonderful Debi Gliori.

Since then she has had the honour and pleasure of knowing the wonderful authors and wrestlers that she is delighted to call friends today.

Kristal still very much lives in Scotland, just outside of Glasgow where she continues to write, and is helping her Publisher Solstice Publishing, based in Farmington, Missouri, USA,  to launch its Faith brand of books.

Breaking new ground in the literary sectors is something that Kristal loves to occupy and challenge herself with, and is what she lives for and keeps her going, as unfortunately Kristal suffers from Arthritis and other related and energy sapping illnesses, but her writing keeps her focussed and fully occupied, and allows her much enjoyment and personal fulfillment.  Kristal was blessed with an abundance of creativity, so writing her books is her outlet.

She co-authors with the European wrestling superstar Joe E Legend, who is famous from WWE/TNA, where he spent several years.

He started to publish books in the last 3 years, and Joe loves and is fond of superheroes, and always has time to sit and chat about wrestling, and his books.

He lives in Germany but spends most of his time in London, where he is a teacher for the Al Snow wrestling school.  Joe is a well known International celebrity and his wrestling takes him all over the world, and is close to doing his 100th visit to the United Kingdom.

Kristal’s characters in the novel are Scottish.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK –  Marie’s World – “The Aftermath” 

Marie's World The Aftermath

The Aftermath is the second in the series called Marie’s World which will branch out in Susan Family Series that will include books that take place in Scotland.

At the end of the book one Marie has been forced to return to Chicago to make her twin sisters tell all book about her, family and friends into a movie.  She is also forced to return to the side of her estranged husband despite the old flames that appeared in her life.

The Aftermath follows the journey of Marie through a cruel world and not knowing where she belongs, and whether it’s in sports entertainment or dance.

She has slowly lost touch with her allies and she finds it hard to know who is her enemy or her friend.  There are many unexpected twists and turns that brings her back to Glasgow, where she confronts those who have caused her the most misery.

The Aftermath made history when it’s book cover was launched depicting two well known sports entertainers on the cover, both of whom have worked with some of the biggest wrestling companies known to the sports industry.

One of them has the support of WWE and he’s the male in the cover, and he is called Rhyno, and the curvaceous female is former TNA/WWE superstar Katarina or otherwise simply known as Winter.

The Aftermath is going to be released worldwide on Amazon.com.

 

 

ABOUT – “Marie’s World” Book I (in the Series)

Maries World first book

 

Marie’s World (Book I in the Series) tells a tale of love gone wrong, of doing the right thing even if it hurts and how to survive when your world is turned upside down.

Famed dancer, actress and Reality TV star Marie returns from LA to her hometown in Scotland to escape the fall-out from the damaging revelations in her twin sister Layla’s thinly-disguised novel. As she attempts to rebuild her life and career with her partner Derek, Marie’s long-repressed memories and emotions come flooding to the surface, and she finds herself menaced by the world of her former husband, the only man she has ever truly loved and now her most dangerous adversary.

Marie’s World, the forerunner in the series is on sale in every Waterstones and WH Smith store in the UK.  It was later released nationwide in the United States main bookstore Barnes & Noble.  It’s on all booksellers websites.   Readers can also order the book through Waterstones and other booksellers.

 

OTHER PUBLISHED  BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR

 

Loving A Man I Can’t Have By Kristal McKerrington and Joe E Legend
Loving a Man I Cant Have

Trace was the man of Katie’s dreams. She was the woman he never expected to meet. There’s just three people standing in there way. When these two get tangled up in each others lives, they might just break a lot of hearts

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File Size: 2099 KB
Print Length: 112 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Crimson Frost Books (July 15, 2014)
Publication Date: July 15, 2014

Calling You Home By KristalMcKerrington and Joe E Legend
Calling You Home first Edition
Calling You Home 1 by Kristal McKerrington and Joe E Legend
Jason finds out, Mary, the woman he let go all those years ago has returned. Now they have a second chance at the future they have always dreamed of, but she carried a secret away when she left. Now that she’s back her secrets have come home to roost. How will Jason react when he finds out what she has been hiding?Product Details
File Size: 416 KB
Print Length: 48 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Summer Solstice (December 3, 2014)
Publication Date: December 3, 2014

Calling You Home: “Remember Me”
Calling You Home remember me
Jason finds out about his secret child and emotions explode out of him. His relationship couldn’t be more fragile with May, than it is now. He’s about to learn, it’s not just May’s family who knew about little Dolly. Is there no one who didn’t know?Product Details
File Size: 2099 KB
Print Length: 112 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Crimson Frost Books (July 15, 2014)
Publication Date: July 15, 2014

Waking Up His Wife by Kristal McKerrington and Joe E Legend
Waking Up His Wife

Strong, muscled, chiselled, good looks and a gentleman to boot. This is what Anna’s friends thought she married,

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File Size: 812 KB
Print Length: 136 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Solstice Publishing (September 11, 2013)
Publication Date: September 11, 2013

Fighting For Love by Kristal McKerrington
Fighting for Love
***Erotica Category****
Jasmine got obsessed with a man and now he’s obsessed with her.
Steamy nights, kisses and rules being broken awaits them. She turned his
whole world upside down and now he’s doing it to hers. In this free fall, can
they survive each others love?”Product Details
File Size: 355 KB
Print Length: 120 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1491286318
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Solstice Publishing (July 8, 2013)
Publication Date: July 8, 2013

Finding God In Hope by Kristal McKerrington
Finding God in Hope

Matthew loses his wife, Julia, suddenly and he falls into a tailspin. He doesn’t know how to cope. His family rallies around him and still he feels lost—until he prays to God who leads him into the arms of Hope. She will take him to places he never thought he would go after he lost Julia.

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File Size: 267 KB
Print Length: 112 pages
Publisher: Solstice Faith (December 22, 2015)
Publication Date: December 22, 2015

First Love by Kristal McKerrington
First Love

Whether bitter or sweet, you never forget your first love. In this anthology, Kristal McKerrington spins romantic and erotically charged tales of love.

Burning: Torn between lust and pain, Helly concocts a twisted plan of revenge for the man who broke her heart.

Being Free: Infidelity and the pressures of his profession ripped Andrew and Bethany’s marriage apart. Now that they’ve been brought face to face again, old feelings have been rekindled. Will they be able to put the pieces of their relationship back together? Or will a new dilemma tear them apart for good?

Bayou Heat: Howling – Successful author Leah Clarkson arrives at a book convention in New Orleans and runs into her ex-fiancé Antony. The love and desire they had for one another has not waned. Can their love finally overcome the circumstance that caused Leah to leave him at the altar?

Wrong Hearts: Brook loves and adores Jane with all he has. However, being treated like a rock star in his field has temptation thrown at him at every turn. He fights to quell his lustful desires before he loses the best thing that’s ever happened to him.

Only a Santa Hat under the Tree: While her husband is away, Paula’s vivid and sensual writer’s imagination has the juices flowing for her latest story. Her writing session is interrupted by a tantalizing surprise waiting for her under the Christmas tree.

One Night with the Jarl: Set in the Shetland Islands, this story celebrates the traditions of its people. Melinda is to become wed to Joseph at midnight on the eve of the fire festival, Up Helly Aa. The night promises to be an exciting one as their love and bond is sealed by marriage.

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File Size: 777 KB
Print Length: 149 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615889964
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Indie Gypsy (May 19, 2014)

Stories in The Key of Erotica (An Anthology by numerous authors and Kristal McKerrington)
Stories in the Key of Erotica

There has long been a connection between music and sex. For instance, many of us get in the mood for lovemaking by putting on music that strikes a chord with our sensuality. Stories in the Key of Erotica explores that connection in this sizzling compilation from a talented and diverse group of authors. Whether you like your erotica soft and sweet like a love ballad, or raw and edgy like a hard-driving rock beat, you’ll find what you’re looking for in this anthology.

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File Size: 615 KB
Print Length: 230 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Indie Gypsy (November 26, 2013)
Publication Date: November 26, 2013

 

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Our Client, and Author Joyce Marks

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

Joyce Marks was born in 1942 in London, UK.   The Author emigrated to New Zealand in 1989.\

Her impressive educational background:  She obtained a degree in Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Bristol in the UK.  She  then obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Education at the University of London, after which Joyce trained as an educational psychologist at the Tavistock Clinic in London.

She has two poems published in anthologies.

Another novel Joyce has written titled “The Man Who Wore Brothel Keepers”.  We are hoping to get this work published also.

Joyce has written a children’s story; “The Boy and the Bird King”,  also soon to be published.

 

In “A Lift From a Stranger,  and Other Stories”, Joyce Marks, describes significant facts and incidents occurring in her childhood.

 

The family is Jewish and emigrated from Russia and Latvia. Several settled in the UK.  The author’s  parents and grandparents lived in London and Scotland. The author has a younger sister, Marian. They have music lessons; one of their teachers is the father-in-law of Vladimir Ashkenazy.   Joyce has one daughter (Musician and Composer), and a son (a Lawyer) residing in New Zealand.

 

Several holidays are described and dramatic incidents which occurred on some of the holidays.  This Collection of Short Stories make for fascinating reading, and is especially poignant since these stories were based on factual events.

 

Other Projects by the Author

The Author is working on her new  book titled “Childhood Memories” which will nicely compliment this work.

Another novel Joyce has written titled “The Man Who Wore Brothel Keepers”.  We are hoping to get this work published also.

Joyce has written a children’s story; “The Boy and the Bird King”,  also soon to be published.

She has two poems published in anthologies.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

A lift from a stranger and other stories_Cover Pauline Miller Nov 3 2014

 

In “A Lift From a Stranger,  and Other Stories”, Joyce Marks, describes significant facts and incidents occurring in her childhood.   A must read book, providingpoignant and nostalgic moments, which may resonate with many other readers also.

 

 

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  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Summer Solstice (January 4, 2015)
  • Publication Date: January 4, 2015

 

 

 

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Our Client, and Author Gilbert Jackman

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

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Our handsome looking, prolific author Gilbert Jackman, is a formidable and diversely talented professional, who has s acquired an eclectic variety of skills and experience over the years, serving in the Royal Marines (SNCO), NZ SAS (SNCO), NZ Police (D/SGT), and as Chief Security and Training Officer on cruise ships (3 Rings).  Gilbert has written more than  30 books, and three Children’s stories, and having more planned on his extensive agenda.  We are proud to have him on board.

 

A Non-smoker, and in pursuit of maintaining a healthful active lifestyle, our Author lives in the UK, and can travel anywhere at short notice and have spent a lifetime being away from home on duty.

He was relocated to the UK from France in 2011.

He holds a British (EEC) and New Zealand (Australian) citizenship and passports, and South African permanent residence.   Gil has embarked upon an active writing career and has many exciting books published.  Gil writes from what he ‘knows’, and has based much of his literary works on a lifetime of personal experiences, and exciting professional posts which carried along with it a great measure of responsibility on his shoulders.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

As Chief Security/Training Officer I hold the following qualifications appertaining to ship work, as laid down by the latest IMO and STCW regulations.  I have instructed weekly in:  ISPS Training, Drug Awareness, Harassment, Bomb Searches, and Anti-Piracy.  These are apart from military and police training, experience and skills.

The most important qualifications are underlined:

 

PAIE                 Pre-Departure Safety Training                                                       NoCert Issued 95

SSOT                Shipboard and Safety Orientation Training                               NoCert Issued 95

IPSA                 Refresher Course in security training                                                 25:05:95

STCW               Certified Lifeboat man                                                                              04:11:96

AFFT                Advanced Fire Fighting Training                                                            12:11:97

CPRE (3)           Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation                                                      16:04:98

Rural/Metro      Hazardous Material Awareness & Initial Response                  15:04:98

Rural/Metro  Gen Fire Fighting Tactics to Mobile Group Standard                  16:04:98

Rural/Metro  Adult CPR – American Red Cross                                                        16:04:98

PAIE                 Safety Course for Pers Nom to Assist Pax in Emergency            03:04:98

STAR Ctr    Instructor, Supervisor and Assessor Qualification Course             27:03:98

Comp.             Computer Skills Somerset County Training                                       06:10:98

SABRE             Use and Wearing of Breathing Apparatus                                         01:08:99

SABRE              Servicing and Maintenance of Breathing Apparatus                     02:08:99

DNV                   Paxtrim Crowd Management                                                                  31:10:99

DNV                   Paxtrim Crisis Management                                                                    01:10:99

DNV                   Paxtrim Trainers Course                                                                          03:10:99

NAHS               Security Course                                                                                              18:02:00

St John             First Aid at Work                                                                                           03:03:00

FPTC                 Fire Training Course                                                                                    14:03:00

NCL                    Illegal Drugs Lecture Certificate                                                             01:04:02

MARPOL           Hazardous & Solid Waste Management                                             24:01:03

STAR Ctr           Crowd Management and Human Behaviour Course                    02:14:03

ISPFSC              Crew Safety and Security Awareness Training                                 04:09:04

ISPS                  Training for Ships Security Officers                                                       13:07:05

AMS – CG        Drug & Alcohol Specimen Collection Training                                   13:07:06

A.G.S.              Screener Training Program

A-V3                Crowd Management

Passenger Safety

Crisis Management and Human Behaviour                                             13:05:08

HAL                  Responsible Service of Alcohol                                                                 16:10:08

HAL                  Norovirus on Board: Gangway                                                                  16:10:08

HAL                  Environmental Management System Basics                                        16:10:08

HAL                  Marine Fire Fighting                                                                                      17:10:08

HAL                  Environmental Management System                                                      26:10:08

HAL                  Security Training Level 2                                                                              15:10:08

HAL                  Security Training Level 2 – Refresher                                                     31:03:09

HAL                  Ships Security Officer – Level 4 Training                                               2009

V.Ships      VGP (Vessel General Permit) – Environmental Protection Agency  2011

The Staff Captain, among his many duties, usually holds the designation of Ship Security Officer but there have been recent movements to change this to the Chief of Security, as the vessel’s security is after all his main priority.  With this in mind I qualified as SSO in 2009.

SHIPS SERVED ON

Independent:                                              CRUCCERO EXPRESS                                    1995

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line:              MONARCH OF THE SEAS  )

SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS (twice)          )

SONG OF AMERICA                                                                                                                  1995-1998

MAJESTY OF THE SEAS                              )

RHAPSODY OF THE SEAS                          )

Celebrity:                                                       ZENITH (as Art Director)                             1998

Orient Cruise Line:                                    MARCO POLO  (6months)                            1999

Renaissance Cruise Line:                        RENAISSANCE 6 (5 months)                      2000/1

RENAISSANCE 3 (6 months)                                                                                                 2001

Holland America Line:                             VOLENDAM                                                        2001/2

Norwegian Cruise Line:                           NORWEGIAN SUN (4 contracts)              2002/3

NORWEGIAN MAJESTY (5 contracts)                                                                              2004/7

NORWEGIAN SPIRIT (6 Contracts)        2007/8

Holland America Line:                             MAASDAM                                                           2008

MAASDAM                                                           2009

Silver Sea                                                       WHISPER                                                             2011

 

DUTIES INCLUDED:

Crew discipline and drug enforcement.

Investigations into complaints ranging from theft to rape and murder.

Investigation of all accidents of crew and passengers.

Assisting Legal & Claims Department in preparation and depositions for litigation.  Liaison with shore side police and customs.

Supervision of security staff, placement and supervision of gangways.

Compiling and producing all relevant reports.

Implementing and conducting training of crew in terrorism/bomb threats, drug awareness training, ISPS awareness training, etc.

Also Diving Officer and sometime leader of Mobile Fire Team.

Deck & Engine 3 stripe Officer designation.

 

LOCATIONS:

Familiar with most ports in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, the USA and French Polynesia, and have visited many more.

 

POLICE:

Spent short time in 1 Ranger Squadron (NZ SAS) before Vietnam finished – then 10 years in the New Zealand Police, served in the Crime Control Unit, also responsible for Diplomatic Protection.  Trained as Hostage Negotiator, Firearms and Physical Training Instructor, Search and Rescue, sometime Prosecutor in magistrates’ court.  Personal protection to PM of NZ in Auckland venues.  Rank of Det/Sgt.  Attended Auckland University – 2 years law then returned UK.

 

ROYAL MARINES:

15 years in the Royal Marines served as Reconnaissance Troop Leader (Recce courses, sniper, parachuting and climbing).  Commando Instructor, Marksman on all weapons.  Navy Diver, Mixtures and Re-breathing qualifications, and all SBS diving qualifications.  Military guarding and anti-terrorist deployment.  Served on ships as well as Commando units (40, 41, 45 Commandos) – 2 1/2 years on HMS Ursa, also HMS Fearless and HMS Bulwark with Commando groups as SNCO.  Saw combat in Cyprus, Aden and Northern Ireland.  Rank of SNCO.

 

HEALTH AND FITNESS:

Hold Dip. CRS (Diploma of the Council for Recreation and Sport), and Senior Instructor for NABBA (National Amateur Bodybuilding Association).  Personal trainer.  Ran own health studio for eight years.

 

OTHER SKILLS/INTERESTS:

Computer literate, diving, skiing, published author, rider (horses and motorbikes), weight training.

 

SOCIETIES/ASSOCIATIONS:

Member of International Police Association, Society of Authors, National Amateur Bodybuilding Association, Sergeants Mess Commando Training Centre, Auckland University Club, Royal British Legion, Bergerac branch of RNA.

 

Non-smoker,  live in the UK, can travel anywhere at short notice and have spent a lifetime being away from home on duty.

Relocated to the UK from France in 2011.

I hold British (EEC) and New Zealand (Australian) citizenship and passports, and South African permanent residence.  Have US visas B1B2 and R C1/D.

Hold recent medical, X-ray and Yellow Fever.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

 

Craven

Craven By Gil Jackman

 

Thomas Craven is a snappy dresser, art school graduate and antique dealer. He is also a faker and forger, a coward, and an all round detestable person. He is in partnership with Charlie Feathers, also crooked, with whom he once shared a cell. Their two employees are Ray, a middle-aged craftsman, and Cassius, a black rugby player in his early twenties.
The mysterious Mr. Deville contacts their firm and an agreement is made, so Craven and company begin collecting artifacts for the new customer.
The attractive Amanda Hastings and her father are on the trail of Deville, their journey taking them through time and space. Now she is forced to obtain the help of someone she detests, Thomas Craven. Together they follow events to their conclusions, and the terrible purpose Deville plans for two civilizations.
Somehow, Craven turns out to be the unlikely hero in the end.

 

Gil Jackman was born in Liverpool, England, became Architectural Draughtsman, then joined the Royal Marine Commandos and saw action in Cyprus, Aden and Northern Ireland. Wounded twice, Jackman left the Royal Marines as a SNCO and went to New Zealand, where he joined the NZ SAS and became a SNCO. After Vietnam Gil joined the NZ Police, serving as a Det/Sgt. He then returned to the UK and opened a gym – teaching bodybuilding, karate and general fitness. Later, he found a position on cruise ships as Chief of Security, serving for sixteen years. Besides the UK, Jackman has lived in NZ, France and South Africa.

 

BOOKS SCHEDULED FOR PUBLICATION IN 2016 BY  LANG PUBLISHING, NEW ZEALAND ARE:-

“FORGOTTEN WARS AND UNSUNG HEROES” 

“BURDEN OF DAYS” 

“LAND OF THE LONG WHITE CLOUD” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our Client, and Author Steve Carter

Category: Film Project

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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ARTISTIC PROFILE: for Stephen A. Carter:

 

After touring the Southern states twice coupled with nine years of research and editing, Canadian author Stephen A. Carter has recently published the first of a series of four historical-fiction action/adventure novels. Book One entitled VORTEX is set in the turbulent period before the U.S. Civil War. It is the first of four contiguous novels set between 1854 and 1884. Although there are many themes, the primary emphasis deals with African-Americans and their involvement in the Civil War before, during and after the ‘great schism’.
He has also published a high school primer of 100 short poems, pictures and 200 word intros on Americana entitled AMERICANS R US. Unpublished works include two books of poetry and four stage plays. In 1985 he illustrated the world’ best selling fly-fishing book entitled ‘THE GILLY’. He began his writing career by writing travel articles for a local magazine. His website is OBAAT.CA

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

The son of British-Welsh immigrants, the author was born in 1946 in Vancouver, BC. Thereafter he graduated from the University of BC in 1968 with minors in English and Psychology and majors in History and Geography. For twenty-one years he taught high school social studies before touring Canada as a pen & ink artist. A stage 4 cancer survivor, he currently lives in Port Coquitlam, a Vancouver suburb. He plays senior slo-pitch softball, writes/edits five hours a day, walks his dog Tango, and spends quality time with his wife Daphne.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK 

Publisher: Sarah Book Publishing

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“VORTEX”,  Book 1 is the first edition of an explosive series of 4 Books planned by the Author, soon coming to your book store and we’re aiming to see all these works in film. We here, are all eagerly looking forward to having a read of the Author’ journeys covered in his books, about to reveal their highly significant contents as the Author revisits our significant past, and heart-rending  history of  the  appalling mistreatment of a gracious peoples ever to roam God’s earth.

The novels will provide a keen eye-opener and window into the events that will touch the hearts of many.  It may serve also as a catalyst in awakening the more unsavory and unpleasant memories of those whose grandparents, and great grandparents experienced the atrocities dealt them, and being denied their right to freedom.

Our deeds shall forever remain a blemish which can never be erased from the pages of our historical archives, nor from our ugly past where social conscience matters pertaining to human decency are concerned, and the cold hard facts and revelations of our recorded historical data set against the tapestry of our tempestuous American history, but also that of every nation on earth, where ‘Slavery’ and slave trading was employed and exploited so precariously.  Not only as a profitable commodity of commerce and trade, but how it was utilized as an evil form of decadence and self indulgence by despotic owners of  indigenous African peoples, sold to them as slaves. In this instance of exchange, both the buyers and the sellers stood equally guilty, but nevertheless despite the distant events of our past, have passed that legacy on to those descendants still living today, that will have to live with their questionable family histories.

The only reparation acceptable can primarily solely be achieved by changing our social and racial attitudes which continues to linger  and hover like a dark menacing shadow over Nations, and conduct a thorough searching of our hearts, and our consciences.  We are keen to represent these works to the film sectors, and are of the opinion that there can’t ever be sufficient reminders of the extraordinary debauched abuse, torture and unacceptable degradation that was perpetrated against sacristy itself; and that of every individual’s basic human civil rights – but more importantly, our God-given right to ‘free will’.

Emerantia Parnall-Gilbert

 

Overview: 

“Vortex” Book I,  contains the basic premise (in that it deals with the struggle of black Americans trying to gain their civil rights denied them by slavery in the South and the Fugitive Act of 1850 in the North.)
Boston, long before the Civil War began, was the nexus of a social/political struggle against slavery in the USA. For example, ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ by Harriet Beecher Stowe was published there in 1852. After the famous ‘Tea Party’ of 1773 and the Irish immigrations of 1849, it is not surprising that Bostonians of all social stripes were considered anti-establishment. However because of the fractions, an insidious social divide between black and whites living there became apparent.

Shortly before the Civil War, Boston’s black population became socially estranged from the city’s white mainstream. This divide becomes quite evident when the book’s white hero marries a black undertakers daughter, the beautiful Virginia Rowland. Their consequent struggle mirrors the social and racist hypocrisy of pre-civil war Boston not only in the white community but in the black (as portrayed by Rev. Benson and his white counterpart Minister Norland.)
Therefore, in Book one, ‘VORTEX, the conflict over the issue of basic human tights evolves from the visceral (the throwing of slaves overboard) through the subtleties of social hypocrisy. Eventually civil war erupts between two ideologies so diametrically opposed they are willing to die to preserve them.
Carried along on a tidal wave of hate and destruction are the sub-characters…Alan Pinkerton, Lincoln, Marcus, Belle and Virginia. Much like the desperate slaves aboard the slave ship, the Wanderer, they careen helplessly towards the abyss of civil war. Yet, behind the scenes as chaos explodes around them, these characters plot and counter-plot, their actions leading up to an unforgettable conclusion.

Two main characters form the moral pillars of two diametrically opposed societies, namely John Saxton (an enlightened heir to a shipping fortune) and Marcus Brown (Matari), a former slave/sailor and Maasai warrior (Moran) who amongst other black epitomizes the black dilemma in America.
White trying to retain his Maasai moral compass, Marcus is forced to obey the rules of a socially bigoted white majority in order to survive. This ethical miasma results in a conflict not only between him and those he loves but also between the forces of evil as portrayed by the villainous Horatio Garrow and his hapless confederate Harley Blackstone. Because Saxton and Marcus’s morals remain unsullied, their purity of character only serves to make the antagonists appear more evil and depraved.

 

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Our Client, and Author Gary P. Stephenson

Category:  Literary & Film Representation

A Great and Exciting Trilogy, Destined for the Film Sectors Titled “The Charles Langham Series”.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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What can I say about our Author, other than what a privilege it was for us to work with him.  Ever patient, considerate and always optimistic in the challenges we set before him, he never uttered one complaint or that anything was too fiddly or too much to bother with.  Gary and his lovely wife deserve the best in life that is on offer, and hopefully we can be instrumental in seeing Gary’s  books to films.  The subject matter on which the books in the Charles Langham series and stories are based embraces the concerns we are all much familiar with these days, and well handled by the author and his appealing style of writing makes for thrilling and exciting well moving stories which promises to provoke every discerning reader.   The topics the Author tries to bring to discerning readership are so much on our world agenda these days, and the urgent times in which we must live  on this delicate and diverse planet of ours.

Born in London, England to a New Zealand father and English mother, Gary thoroughly enjoyed weekends away on his father’s boat on the river Thames and South of France.  He moved out of London, preferring the peace and quiet and openness of the countryside.  Owning a border collie called Abigail ensured many long family walks no matter what the fickle English weather decided to do. Finding Elderflower trees started a love of winemaking and plums and Blackberries resulted in homemade jams.  A move north to Cumbria and the Lake District saw the family exploring the hills, lakes and coastal walks.  A move back south to Cheshire saw the west coast being explored.  A holiday to see the land where his father was born resulted in a move to New Zealand where favourite pastimes include wine making, gardening, propagating shrubs, growing vegetables and looking after two mischievous Dutch house rabbits.

Before becoming a full time author, Gary spent his professional career in supply chain management rising through the ranks of major international electronics companies. The profession saw him travelling extensively throughout Europe, Mexico, America and the Far East where he still has many good friend. Taking a U.K based roll gave him the time to see his children grow up and finally enjoy travelling for pleasure. 

With the devastating diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, Gary took to writing as a way of keeping his mind active. All the books are based on an environmental and conservation theme, a subject close to his heart. The research required for each book broadens the mind and the books take on a life of their own. Writing and Multiple Sclerosis are a good match. When cognitive fatigue sets in, with writing, you can stop and rest but allow your imagination to carry on.  

Presently, Gary is working on the screenplay adaptation of the first book in The Charles Langham Series – The Pacific Affair and planning the third book in the series – The Caribbean Affair.

Gary is married with 3 children and a grandson. Two moved to New Zealand and one remains in England. 

 

About the latest in the Charles Langham Series Book II,  “THE ATLANTIC AFFAIR” on sale now at Amazon.com and all good bookstores on land and on line!

 

A superb cover – Artwork by Lang Book Publishing

Product details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Lang Book Publishing, Limited (October 15, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0994144687
  • ISBN-13: 978-0994144683

 

Excerpt Only: SYNOPSIS

 

The Prime Minister holding sessions with senior ministers at his Chequers country residence, is advised of the explosion. He activates the Cobra room to commence the Disaster Emergency Response plan as more senior ministers and aides arrive.

On route from San Francisco to their Kermadec headquarters on board Sundancer flanked by their two submarines Mercury and Jupiter The Langham family and  Duke Warren ex-Senator and Presidential aide and Max, Charles’ right hand man enjoy the leisurely cruise. Marge on one of the Submarines calls to come aboard urgently and their surveillance head, Grant interrupts their barbeque with the BBC World New coverage of the London blast. Marge advises of radioactive water traces in the Atlantic. They divert to Hawaii to search the offices of Gustav Axmann’s alleged staff.

Gustav Axmann sits in the musty cabin of the freighter surrounded by SS and Nazi memorabilia drinking schnapps and taking painkillers, eagerly waiting for news on London whilst their journey to Matagorda Bay. On arrival at night they transfer their cargo and personnel to the isolated cottage and workshop Gustav had hired along with an eight metre boat moored at the private quay.

Max and Grant gain entry into the office known to be used by Axmann’s people and download data from two computers. The submarines head for the Atlantic to trace the origins of the radioactive water. With everyone back on Sundancer they head for the Kermadec Islands. Ryan, Duke, Max and Grant investigate the data they downloaded.

The Prime Minister holds court and hears updates from his Home Secretary on the projected number of dead, dying and injured. The Secretary of Defence updates on the estimated size of the weapon and deployment of troops and triage centres. A state of martial law in implemented and all ports and the Channel Tunnel closed. The Prime Minister calls President Johnson for help…

Enjoy!!!

 

ABOUT BOOK I – in the Charles Langham Series – “THE PACIFIC AFFAIR”

Gary Stephenson_The Pacific Affair Promo Cover Roger Lang

 

THE PACIFIC AFFAIR – A Charles Langham Novel. By Gary Paul Stephenson. 

 “An easy listening rendition of this exciting adventure makes for a great leisurely experience.  You can sunbake on a beach chair with the ocean’s surf at your back,  or when you get ready for bed after a busy day.  Either way –  you can lie back and enjoy the pure uninterrupted but most of all effortless leisure time, and allow yourself to be whipped up by the emotions of this compelling story content.”
 

Presenting The first book in the Charles Langham Series by New Zealand Author, Gary Paul Stephenson.

Charles Langham has Multiple Sclerosis, faces opposition,death threats and even hit squads, as the vested interests of political institutions and multinational organisations combine to stop Langham and his team righting the wrongs that we all wish we could fix.

Unbeknownst to Langham, a bigger challenge is looming from the worlds troubled past of the 1940’s. Following a presentation to the UN, he demands action from world leaders or he will take action. Now he will have to force their hand. Langham orders his wife’s evacuation from their Amazon reforestation project where she has been attacked.

The United States President takes offence at what he sees as Langham’s threat against his country and sends an aircraft carrier to track him down. After the disabling of the aircraft carrier, the President orders his private Presidential force, led by Thomas to assassinate Langham, who they believe to be aboard his Super Yacht.

A member of Langham’s team, uncovers underwater anomalies,locating two underwater mining rigs off the Californian coast that they link to the President’s closest aides who thought they were helping build the Presidents nuclear arsenal following unilateral disarmament, but unbeknownst to them they are being used by an ex-Nazi, Gustav Axmann, bent on the nuclear destruction of the United States and the rise of the Fourth Reich using money from drug cartel.

Editorial Reviews

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Very thought provoking, covering a lot of what we should be concerned about today in a very good story. T. Mathews

From the Author

This is a book of fiction but the facts within it are true which makes it all the more concerning. The more research I did the more determined I was to ensure they were shared in the book. I am grateful for all the the help and assistance provided by my wife Davina.
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Our Client, and Author Olivia Gracey

Category:  For Literary and Film Representation

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR, SINGER AND SONGWRITER 

 

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More gorgeous photos can be found at this link https://www.reverbnation.com/page_object/page_object_ptyhotos/artist_1510171 where the Author is pictured with her handsome and talented son Ty, who seems to follow in his beautiful Mum’s footsteps, demonstrating his own unique and sensitive style, love and dedication to his music.

 

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Listen to the wonderful synchronization of Mother and Son, and the way their vocals blend perfectly, and it will give you goosebumps without fail.  Monkenshine has got to be my favourite and invokes such a sense of malencholy and peace at the same time in the most ambivalent sense, I could listen to it over and over again…  https://www.reverbnation.com/JustGracey/videos

 

ABOUT OLIVIA GRACEY

Beautiful and sultry Olivia Gracey has been writing for over thirty years.  Whether it is songs, poetry or her latest novels The Allow Factor, and “Sailing the Alice Marie”, the written word has always been Olivia’s confidant.  She writes in a language you can feel, melting Romance books with Self-help books. Olivia comes from a long line of singers some straight out of Nashville and while you can often times hear her singing with her son and their Band “Just Gracey”, writing novels that appeal to real women has always been her first love.

 

Olivia’s leading men in her novels aren’t your typical “hero”, they are very relatable to women and their everyday lives.  They don’t have long flowing hair and Scottish accents, rather they are tight jean-hat on backwards-wearing men with a touch of Southern charm slathered, smothered and bathed in bad boy.  Her leading men will sweep you off your feet by being brutally honest and never claim to be the hero nor the bad guy – just a man.  Olivia’s characters are very relatable to all women – especially ones who have had a broken heart or two.

 

When asked what her goals are, Olivia is often heard saying (with that throaty laugh and deep Southern accent) “Why I want everybody readin’ my books and humming my songs. Share my passion.”

 

Every step she takes is one step closer to where she wants to be, a published Author. And if her books offer some self-help in the lives of women who read them then her work is accomplished. She is driven. She is confident and she is fearless

 

ABOUT “SAILING ALICE MARIE

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Product Details
File Size: 672 KB
Print Length: 278 pages
Publisher: Sarah Book Publishing; First edition (February 26, 2015)
Publication Date: February 26, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

 

At the age of eighteen, Alice Marie Camden lost her virginity to a fine young sailor on the coast of Maine. A sailor whom she spent a glorious summer falling in love with before moving away for college. Although years have passed, she still finds herself reminiscing about Roger, the se-cret moments they shared, and the love he bestowed upon her. When Alice learns she and the lover are family, she has regret, anger, and now a forbidden desire.

 

He wastes no time tormenting Alice making sure she knows his desire for her. It’s his mission to reclaim what was once lost between them. How do you live your life being married to your first lover’s brother? Will she tell their secret? Or will she live with the regret? If you once loved someone and they returned to you, does it mean it was destiny? Or does it sail with a disaster of the heart?
Olivia Gracey, a Romance Fiction author, also author of The Allow Factor, was born and raised in Lawton, Oklahoma and currently resides in Huntsville, Alabama with her family. She spends most of her time writing her novels. She is a writer, a mother, a florist, a singer/songwriter with her son and band, Just Gracey, a gym rat, and one who encourages all who know her. She is driven. She is confident. She feels blessed.

 

ABOUT “THE ALLOW FACTOR”

 

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Product Details
File Size: 1039 KB
Print Length: 207 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Summer Solstice (April 27, 2014)
Publication Date: April 27, 2014
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

 

 

What if you met someone tonight, someone that awakened your soul? What if the look he gave you from across the room shook your universe, caused your butterflies to come alive, made you weak in the knees?

What if you find yourself face to face with him, breathing the air he breathes with no clue how you got there. Of course nothing would make sense for you. Right?

Some say it’s love at first sight. Some say it’s Destiny. Some say run as fast as you can and never look back. That’s what I should have done. But no, instead I exhaled and then inhaled and said, “Hi, my name is Sadie.”

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Our Client, and Author Shaun Clements

Category:   Literary and Film consideration 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Shaun Clements, proud and caring Father, and Grandfather, was born in Zimbabwe in 1951, and  graduated as a geologist at the University of Zimbabwe in 1972.  He has worked as a geological consultant and gold prospector for the past 38 years throughout the world, while the bulk of his career has been spent in the outback of Western Australia.  While working in the mining industry, he has taken particular interest in the environment, and his travels throughout the world have starkly exhibited the devastation that has been inflicted on the earth by unbridled commercialism.  He hopes his writing will bring the environment to the attention of children worldwide through the “Narrowboat Natalie” Illustrated Series

 

We are proud to have Shawn on board and stand behind his outlook on matters on the preservation of our beautiful earth.  Mankind’s home.  We admire his ambition to bring the state of the world’s environmental problems subtlely to the minds of our young children and bring a certain awareness to our young generations that the preservation of our natural resources of earthly mineral wealth, the maintaining of its flora and unique fauna, remains the responsibility of all discerning humans.

 

We must all endeavor to be acutely conscious of our share in actively doing our part to nurture our delicate home for the continued preservation of our beautiful and unique planet, and bring a ‘collective’ voice to the seriousness of the current situation that is having its obvious dire and severe negative effects on our world, and the delicate balance of our ecology in general.  Not only the raping of natural resources on a global scale by industries, but our own, if somewhat unwitting lack of awareness limiting our understanding of the true seriousness at hand to a certain degree, is where complacency still threatens to rule the day.

 

Information and education is and should  become an imperative core part in making more transparent the reality of the situation into the minds of all humans, young and old.  Also the indiscriminate contribution by our global partners in trade particularly in areas  of industry related mass production of supply and demand to keep the banking systems flourish and the stock markets popping, we may need to curb the manufacturing of goods and products to alleviate the seemingly never ending accumulation of pollutants that our spilled into the atmosphere, severely threatening the survival of the species and undermining the health of our societies in many countries.  Our concerns must now be taken more urgently in hand and we may need to ask ourselves, how much is enough?  Where is the balance?  How can we all contribute in curing the ails of our global systems by producing products in a more controlled and sensible                                 way ?

 

In New Zealand it may indicate that we need to look at our dairy farming filtering systems and the recycling of cow dung and turn it into a viable and useful product, rather than blow it into dung pits, wasting gallons of water in the process.  So the recycling of cattle excrement and water is a sensible solution to what would otherwise become pollutant waste.
Also the continued research on how to minimize and cut down on green house gases produced by cows is one way of contributing to solving the woes of our globe.  Every country must do their collective share towards this effort.   Never before have we operated on such a grand scale dairying farms, factory style, with mass production in focus and aim then today.

http://extension.psu.edu/animals/dairy/nutrition/nutrition-and-feeding/diet-formulation-and-evaluation/carbon-methane-emissions-and-the-dairy-cow

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When well managed, all waste can be turned into nutrient rich fertilyzer. We’re trying, but still it seems its not quite enough to stop our green house gases contributions from increasing rather than diminishing. They’re working on it.

We need to pull together as a united race of humans of all diverse cultural backgrounds. Rather than make senseless war, killing each other off, and continue raping the earth from its natural resources driven by an overabundance of greed.  Excessive greed, which is the motivating catalyst that stands behind this senseless excessive plundering of the earth’s resourses and natural riches.  For once these manifold mineral supplies in the earth’s crust and medicinal riches found in the flora of our unique rainforests, to name but a few,  have been harvested, utilized, exhausted, but are not systematically being replenished, renewed and maintained in a balanced approach for the prolongation of, and to the benefit of future generations. There is no hope for this blue sphere that hangs so delicately suspended in the cosmos of our vast infinite Universe, if we do not take this quest towards our global survival,seriously.

 

ABOUT – “NARROWBOAT NATALIE” Book I in the Series

 

Narrowboat Natalie

 

PRODUCT DETAILS
File Size: 15790 KB
Print Length: 196 pages
Publisher: Sarah Book Publishing; First edition (July 26, 2015)
Publication Date: July 26, 2015
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Language: English

 

THE STORY CONCEPT

 

Evee-Rose is a but small girl when her parents are called to the colony of Rhodesia and she is sent to live with her grandparents on board NARROWBOAT NATALIE, a canal boat that used to transport Josiah Wedgewood’s exquisite pottery. The canals and their occupants soon start to weave their magic on her. While travelling the network of Britain’s waterways, her grandparents teach her worthwhile values, good manners and a positive outlook.

 

She is made aware of Mother Nature’s gifts to be found all around us. She witnesses the marvels of the four seasons and how so much in life is free, and discovers how important it is to take care of the environment and its treasures.  Her life becomes a whirlwind of new sights and adventures as “NARROWBOAT NATALIE” Book I,  takes her to the eight “Great Wonders” of the waterways; tunnels, embankments, steam-powered lifts, plus hundreds of locks in some of the most beautiful settings in Great Britain.

 

NOTE OF INTEREST:  “NARROWBOAT NATALIE” Book II, which takes us through the War years of Great Britain, and which will soon be published.  The unique and wonderful illustrations are superbly vivid and their imagery conjures an era many will remember with mixed emotions.

Personally, I am bold enough to state that these books have the making of, and may well find their place among the ranks of some of the world’s best known literary classics.  As readers, I encourage you to be the first of many to purchase these works in paperback, and place them proudly upon your home library book shelves.

 

EXCERPT AND A TASTE OF WHAT’S TO COME:  “NARROWBOAT NATALIE” Book II

 

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The nightmare possibility or chance of war suddenly became a reality! Mr. Hitler’s army invaded Poland on the 1st of September 1939. Keeping their promise to the Polish people, Britain and France had no choice but to declare war against Germany. There were all kinds of confusion in London as Great Britain hastily prepared to go to war. There were soldiers everywhere, plus sailors and airmen.  It seemed that every 2 out of 3 men were in uniform, and that wasn’t counting the women who had volunteered or come forward to serve their country.

 

Day after day we saw young men marching bravely past, as Great Britain gathered an army to go to France. Most of them looked very young, and it was easy to see that they were doing their best to try and look as if they weren’t scared. If there was one thing that gave Dad comfort, it was the corporals and sergeants that shouted at those boys to keep in a straight line.  “Those sergeants and corporals served in the Great War, Evee, so they will have a very good idea of what war can be like. With men like them to take care of the lads,  Barbed Wire, there’s a good chance that most of them will come back.”

 

I was back in my home on Great Portland street, and there were vast changes being made to our capital city. Barbed wire barricades or fences were being erected outside certain buildings, and there were walls of sandbags protecting the entrances of London’s underground railway stations. It was very important to keep the entrances open to the underground, as it might be needed for
air raid shelters.

Digging Air Raid Shelters

Digging Air Raid Shelters

Then, of course, there were people whose homes were too far away from the underground, so they had to dig air raid shelters in their backyards.

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Overhead the sky was dotted with barrage balloons. There was even one floating above Tower Bridge.

There was no panic as everyone went about making themselves safe; however by the looks on everyone’s faces you could tell that they were very nervous about what the approaching or coming months would have in store for them. The platforms of every city station were crowded with soldiers being sent across the English Channel, plus children who were being evacuated or sent out into the countryside just in case Mr. Hitler’s air force arrived and bombed their homes! Everyone, even the smallest child, had been issued with a gas mask which we carried in little square boxes on straps hung from our shoulders. Poisonous gas had been used by the enemy during the Great War, and there was every chance they would use it again! Not just against our soldiers in the front line, but also against women and children in the streets of London as well!

 

In the Spanish Civil War that had just ended a few months before, the Luftwaffe or Mr.  Gas masks for all Hitler’s air force left no one with any doubt that they did not care if they bombed civilians or women and children. While Dad looked very handsome and dashing in his Royal Air Force squadron leader’s uniform, he was no longer the happy and care free man I once knew. Mum and I were seeing much less of him, and, on the rare occasion or time that he managed to spend with us, his face was mostly clouded with uncertainty or doubt. The reason for that was horribly simple. The war was going badly for Poland, and there seemed that so little could be done to help the poor Polish people.

 

Gas Masks For All

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Sound Asleep in the Underground

Sound Asleep in the Underground

OTHER UPCOMING PROJECTS FOR PUBLICATION BY THE AUTHOR 

Category: Literary & Film

 

“BASTARDS FROM THE BUSH” BOOK I & II – Awaiting publication

“TRANS-TASMAN  WARS”

“AFRICAN MERCENARY”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our Client, and Author J. C. Belgard

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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J. C. Belgard has have been writing for as long as he can recall. Even before he ever had the idea to put any of his ideas on paper he’s been regaling stories. It’s what he does he told us.   We sense it is the Author’s natural compulsion and comes driven from the creative spirit within, he was born with.

 

Joel has a love for telling stories and the craft of writing them down, and he has yet so very many to tell. His particular passion has always been for Fantasy / Sci-Fi though; and loves the freehand in being able to bend the reality somewhat.

 

Only since recently he came to the rather sudden realization that the rest of the world might also like to read them. Since then, he’s been very prolific in the distribution of  samples of his work.  He now claims a small but growing and fiercely loyal following of his works that he distributes though e-mail.

 

He did have a live blog at one time, where he would feed a couple of pages a time for his faithful fan base following,  but is currently focusing and expending all of his efforts on publication, and which he has now achieved with the “ERAS’ STORY”.  Nothing will stop him from succeeding he avowed us and his words were fulfilled.  It seems that J. C.’s  persistence is legendary and he very much hopes you will enjoy having a read of his first book out and sold in Kindle format at Amazon.com  Paper is to follow.  We urged J. C. to submit the rest of his planned works so he can build up that impressive literary portfolio we believe he is capable of, providing us with much entertainment and great unique visuals and colorful, sentimental imagery, created by choice narrative for your reading enjoyment.

 

More about this author in the months to follow!  We wish him the best of success and consideration for film representation at some time in the future is definitely an option.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK – ERAS’ STORY

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Product Details
Print Length: 173 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: LadyBee Publishing (November 3, 2015)
Publication Date: November 3, 2015
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Eras is the youngest Archmage in history. Her power and skills with magic are unheard of. Still, even with all her power, can an eighteen year old girl really live up to the station of Archmage?

When she falls into a whirlwind romance with a devilishly handsome young man from Zal, will she have the strength to save him from the darkness to come?

 

There are things in the world that Reality itself refused to acknowledge. Things that even Eras, with all her perfect scores from the academy has no knowledge of. What will happen when one of these Forgotten creatures threatens to take away everything the young Archmage holds dear?
EXCERPT:

“Eras, I read the book.” Roth was solemn as he spoke but he hugged Eras back just as tightly.
“So what? I forgive you. We can move past this.”
Roth sighed. “It’s more complicated than that. You have a Forgotten One inside you. I’ve seen it with my own eyes now. I will not let you become one of those creatures.”
Eras shook her head violently. “No it’s not true! I feel perfectly fine.” Eras was clinging tightly now, her knuckles turning white.
“Eras, I love you and I promise I will find a way to save you but right now I need some time to think.”
Eras shook her head again. “When will you listen to me!? I don’t need saving!”

Roth gently pulled her away from him and held her shoulders at arm’s length. “I wish I could believe that but I’ve seen things now that I’ll never be able to forget. Visions of creatures the world was right to forget about. Please just trust me. I need some time.” Hot tears began to roll down Eras’ face as she shook her head again.

“What do you mean? You’re not leaving are you?!” Thunder rumbled in the distant darkening sky and the first drops of rain began to fall.

“I don’t know yet. But please give me some time to think.” Eras’ tears began to fall in large heavy drops and the rain followed her example. Long minutes passed with only the sound of the rain to drown away the silence. Roth let go of her shoulders and stared out over the city. Eras could control herself no longer and ran down the stairs, her tears copiously falling without restraint.

 

 

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Our Client, and Author Palomo Palacios

Category: Film Option Agreement signed with UK Film production company

The “Dear James” Project is now in pre-production

 

ABOUT

 

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PALOMO PALACIOS, is one of the most humblest and endearing human beings I have had the pleasure to serve  (gorgeous then as a young man, and even more so today looking very suave and dashing, while attending one of his public functions  in bowtie and formal evening attire).  PALACIOS emigrated to The United States from Mexico at a young age. Having  grown up with very limited means and with only his dreams to back up his courage, he flew to New York with only twenty dollars in his pocket.

 

He took on a job in a hotel where he washed dishes, and then became a Porter.  From there he eventually graduated to the position of Doorman in a very posh residential building that opened his eyes to a world he never knew.

 

He also became a silent witness to the secret lives of the rich, the famous and the powerful. Years later, Palacios worked his way from becoming a hair stylist into owning and managing his own salon and ladies’ boutique, where he got to intimately observe human behavior, interactions and relationships at their best and most controversial.

 

Utilizing his gifts and his unique experiences, he authored several books that regaled interesting stories that, although were written mostly as fiction; were inspired by real  life events he witnessed as a distant observing bystander. Palacios is a natural creative who is ever spurred on by the compulsion to keep on writing about what he knows, and masterly turns his works into, if somewhat controversial and not least, extremely ‘risque’, yet impacting and heart stirring stories that were written as fiction, but were for the most part based on actual events.

 

The controversial characters in Palacios’ novels reflect the times and lives of the individuals he became closely acquainted with, when he was at the height of what had built into successful career in the hairdressing industry, catering to the needs of the many celebrities and well known personalities and those involved in the entertainment sectors  who frequented his salon during his time, as a well respected, and much sought after  professional in the industry.

 

OTHER NOVELS BY THE AUTHOR 

  •  Confessions of Carlos, Emilio

The Author also has five other, but still as yet incomplete Novels which shall make for riveting reading.  We look eagerly forward to all of Palomo’s works as each project has been translated into English and targeted to the English reading market.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK – “DEAR JAMES” –  TO BE LAUNCHED ON February 25th, 2016

GENRE:    Drama, Erotic, Romance for General / LGTB Mature Reading Audiences

Publisher: Solstice Publishing 

 

Dear James Written by Palomo Palacios

“Dear James”
Written by Palomo Palacios

Blurb:

James Bowden, an Air Force Colonel, seems to have it all. Everything is going as normal as it can be until he falls in love with the most unexpected person who, even James himself was not ready for. He knows that following his heart means going against the rules of convention and the grain of society as to what was considered morally acceptable or not in minds of society in general. Can he keep faithful and live up to cherishing the love that he knows, everyone will despise and incriminate him for?

This is one of such stories, of a man who dared to explore the unknown, then follow his heart into an area of the  human  condition that was considered ‘taboo’ and was severely frowned upon by society, and allowed himself to venture into the forbidden…

 

Excerpt from the Novel:

” Dear James! Accepting your relationship with the one you love so deeply, didn’t come easy for me either, but I eventually did because my love for you both is much greater than my views and principles. 

Your love may have been controversial, but could I blame you both for following your hearts? No, my dear James, it was far better than not having loved at all.”

Your best friend,

Gen. Frank Bowden Snr. (Ret.)

 

“DEAR JAMES” , is a moving and heartrending love story, presented by the many colorful, wonderful, beautiful, but mostly lovable and endearing characters who will occupy a place in the hearts of readers.   Once the book has been read to the last closing pages, readers will never forget them.  Their memories shall echo in the minds of many discerning readers for years to come.

AIM:   This work has been contracted for film or a possible Cable TV/Feature film presentation by an independent UK Producer, working the Hollywood circuit.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW By “YOUNG” himself, Creator of “The Harem Boy Saga Series” Published by Solstice Publishing, for which a  Film Contract has been secured with an independent UK Producer, operating in Hollywood.
Author Interview has been booked for April, 2016 with Author “Young” for:-
PALOMO PALACIOS

Your latest/current work:
“DEAR JAMES”

Release Date:
FEBRUARY 25th, 2016

Publisher:
SOLSTICE PUBLISHING

1. Tell us about your latest book about to be released and can you give us a teaser?

More information can be found on my Author page created by my Agent
https://gilbertliteraryagencyauthors.com/2015/11/17/our-client-and-author-palomo-palacios/

Excerpt Teaser

“DEAR JAMES”, is the story of a man who explored the unknown and allowed
himself to venture to the forbidden. A controversial love story with a soul.
James Bowden, an Air Force Colonel, seems to have it all. Everything is going as normal
as it can be until he falls in love with the most unexpected person who, even James
himself was not ready for. He knows that following his heart means going against the
rules of convention and the grain of society as to what was considered morally
acceptable or not in minds of society in general. Can he keep faithful and live up to
cherishing the love that he knows, everyone will despise and incriminate him for.
This is one of such stories, of a man who dared to explore the unknown, then follow his
heart into an area of the human condition that was considered ‘taboo’ and was severely
frowned upon by society, and allowed himself to venture into the forbidden…

5. Where can readers find your books?

Printed copies signed by the author will be available at BIJOUX in The Waikiki Shopping
Plaza, # 211A, 2nd Floor, 2250 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI. 96815
Where readers can place their order for the “Dear James” book, with Mr. Joseph Ko,
Contact Email: kokojoe48@yahoo.com

6. What do you think are the biggest challenges for the type of writing that you do?

My concern is that readers get to discover the feelings and the emotions in the
characters I have created by given them life in my novels. Its very important to me
and try to reach into my character’s soul.
8. How did you get started in writing?

As a nine years-old-boy in my small hometown in Mexico, I used to write letters to
people who never had the opportunity to go to school, or ask the assistance of their
relatives. They also did not know how to express their thoughts, and this is when I
started using my imagination in writing my stories even as a young boy, and in a sense I
I am grateful to those people , who have indirectly helped me in developing and
nurturing my love for writing.

9. Where and how can readers get in touch with you?

I will be grateful to hear from the readers their critique, advice or some compliment
I believe any feedback would a benefit to improve my work.
Contact Email: palomo.palacios9@gmail.com

10. So with your latest work released/or being released, what comes next?
What can we expected from you in the future?

Future Titles:

Life After James
Betrayal And Revenge
Hidden Lives
Only Human
Confessions Of Carlos
Emilio
The Maid
The Window Of Her Soul

11. How much of your personality and life experiences are in your writing?

There is a part of me in every one of my novels directly or indirectly, by nature
I am a shy person, I have tried to overcome it but I have not succeeded, at the
same time I have discovered that being shy I concentrate all my attention in other
people’s worlds, and that has helped me to go deep into my characters that I have
created.

12. Do you have a set schedule for writing or do you go just with the flow?

I am retired now, and the clock became not as important as it was when it was ruling
every step of my life, now I am writing as my moods and inspiration allow me,
At any time of day and night.

14. What about you in general? What makes you tick? Makes you you? Things
you like to do and what prompted you in writing?

When I was a young man I fell in love deeply with the popular girl in town, but
I was not reciprocated and I was hurting inside, at that time I started to write about
my sadness and suffering, then I started feeling a healing by writing about it
without sharing my inert feelings with anyone. What makes me me?…There was
this humble woman in Mexico, who as a child, had lost her parents and she grew up
in the care of her very strict aunties. She was full of wisdom and life’s knowledge
and and had a natural instinct and intelligence bout many things, even without
the benefit of any scholarly education, and I was very lucky to know her, and will always
be grateful for her guidance in my life,and I am so very proud of her, and its a privilege
to be her son.

15. Among your own books, have you a favorite Hero or Heroine?

‘DEAR JAMES’ is my first book, I have written nine manuscripts and in everyone
there is a Hero and a Heroine, In this one JASON is my Hero, he is his own
man, he knows what he wants in life and he has my admiration.

16. Where do you see yourself in five years?

I do believe that life is a thief of time at any age, and honestly in my life I was never
sure about “The Tomorrows” but always been thankful and grateful for “The Todays”
and for me its “The Present” what counts.

20. Have you ever experienced Writer’s Block? If so how did you work through it?

I am not sure if I should call it a Writer’s Block, When I am not completely satisfied
I immediately stop writing, and by the next day I have a much better approach into
my story.

22. Anything else you’d like to tell our readers?

The unknown readers will be the judges of my work and not my friends who may
be kind to me, I respect and believe any comments coming from the readers,
because in the final analysis it will improve my writing, and for this I am grateful.

23. Lastly, do you have any words of encouragement for unpublished writers?

Please believe deeply and without a doubt about the work that you have created
and don’t feel down because someone has rejected your work, keep in mind
that many wonderful books and unforgettable movies were turned down before they
were discovered by a more talented publisher and movie producer.
At the end the losers were the one’s who do not believe in your work.

 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT “DEAR JAMES” PROJECT

The work known as “Dear James” was originally written in the Author’s native tongue, Spanish, and  later translated  into English. Ghostwritten contributions throughout the work were provided by Emerantia Parnall-Gilbert. This work is now optioned to film with a UK Film company, working the Hollywood circuit, and the preproduction preliminary processes are already in full force as we speak.

“Dear James”, one of those stories which took me thoroughly by surprise, made a huge impact on me personally, and became a project I wanted to be part of and contribute to.  “Dear James” (as  all Palomo’s novels are) was loosely based on the Author’s personal encounters over the labyrinth of his life’s rather amazing journey, while working in Hollywood, and Manhattan NYC, the people he befriended and became acquainted with.  We would categorize and rank this tale as ‘controversial’ by all accounts; and may by some readers, be considered questionable content.  It will have its critics also.

However, the core characters (all wonderful creations brought magnificently to life by this sensitive and most talented author, in a most personable and unforgettable way, are real, endearing, heartrending, home hitting and again...unforgettable.  Especially where the diversity of gender issues, values on love and romance, loyalty and devotion comes into play, this story, once read, will remain indelibly imprinted upon the reader’s mind .

Palomo is currently working on the sequel “Life After James”, and I shall again feel very privileged to be able to contribute my share of ghostwriting services to make this work and Palomo’s future works and unique creations, the best they can be. For me personally, I can’t wait to read “Life After James”, as I had wanted to find somehow, ‘closure’ to “Dear James”, and now we will find that peace and fulfillment very soon.   The social conscious awareness issues and quests within the pages of this book, which touch succinctly and dramatically upon the more tender gender diversity issues and elements, and which run parallel in all of the Author’s works, they are of significant importance to the author personally, and were forged from the heart.

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