Sunday, 6 July 2014

The Ramblings of an Author & Military Historian

Hello, and welcome to the latest incarnation of my blog. Here I will ramble on (you were warned in the title) about anything and everything, but mostly things related to the Canadian military: past, present and future.

Of course if you're already bored, you could just click the link down below and go visit my website where you can order one or both of my novels. The picture on the right is from 2006 when I received the first copies of Unheard, Unseen...; the results of my first attempt at writing a novel. This was something I'd wanted to do since high school (most of my written projects in school were so lengthy, I think my teachers just gave me an 'A' without reading through them all) when I discovered how much I enjoyed putting pen to paper. I actually started to write a novel back in the late seventies but never completed it. I'm sure that was the case for many people back then, before the advent of word processors and even more so, the desktop computer. My second novel borrows a few scenarios from that first attempt at authorship, involving CFB Chatham and 416 Lynx Squadron with their CF-101 Voodoo interceptors in the plot.

That novel, Conflict in the North, is a prequel of sorts to my first novel and introduces us (or reacquaints if you've read them in order of writing) to a couple of the characters from Unheard, Unseen... and the yet to be named third novel in my unplanned trilogy.

I'm not sure where I'll go literally after the third novel is completed. Perhaps something involving World War II - I'm leaning in that direction - but we'll see. As I find while writing my novels, plots and plans can change 'just like that' (insert finger snap here).

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