Thursday, April 12, 2012

A little bit of my life

12th April 2012 - If you think writing is fun consider my humble beginnings.  My formal education ended when the Second World War started. I was nine and a half.
       I continued primary education at home and in secret. After the War I enrolled in one of the makeshift Displaced Persons Camp Secondary School classes. I hated Latin, History and Polish Grammar, but I liked English.  
       I arrived in Australia in 1950 and after partially completing contracted employment decided to become a professional photographer and I enrolled at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Melbourne. All subjects required some writing. I felt at ease in writing on topics pertaining to technical matters. My main problem was spelling! Both, Polish and English. 
      When I finally became the Company Photographer with Caterpillar of Australia, in most instances I travelled to client’s locations with the Company Journalist who took care of writing the testimonials. On the rare occasions I had to interview the client on my own I would give my hand written interview notes to my secretary on my return to the Head Office and she would correct my spelling, usually making fun of me.         Since retiring I have written numerous short stories; one of which, the  Cape Schanck Adventure and Perilous Affairs, a full length novel (almost 100,00 words), in ebook form, was typed using one finger of my left hand. I am very proud of this achievement.


Monday, February 6, 2012

About my books

Why not have a quick read of my short story before you decide to buy Perilous Affairs:
                   The Cape Schanck Adventure
is for free and you can go through it in one session. This is a true story of my near drowning. You will find a vivid and fascinating description of the underwater life and death struggle of the sea creatures and a desperate fight of a scuba diver for his life in a turbulent ocean.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Ready at last


At last, it's on the e-book list. Hard work started after the book was written. In my ignorance I thought that when the manuscript was finished it meant that the work was done. How naive!
However, after many rewrites, alterations, etc, etc, and with the help of my knowledgable friend Lawrence and my better half - you will now have the pleasure (I hope) of finding out what really happened to Richard and Skye, the heros of the story Perilous Affairs, who meet on a fishing trawler in the middle of a hurricane in the Southern Ocean. Add to that drug trafficking, discovering the love of his life, fighting for his life and many other unexpected adventures which will keep you turning the pages till you reach the back cover. Enjoy!!