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Former journalist and entrepreneur Richard Tomkies traveled the world and immigrated to Canada and lived briefly in the United States where he has many connections. Now residing in the northern tropical part of Australia where he spends most of his time researching and writing books. His first book, "Cannibals' Gold" first published in 2000 and after being reprinted a number of times was rewritten and added to and is in it's 5th Edition, becoming a best seller. It even came to the attention of a TV producer who has stated that the story would make a great mini series.
The fourth,"Aussie Outback Yarns" is a book of short stories, many of which are humorous and mostly factual, although some may have been stretched a little in the telling - but they all make for great reading! More books have since been added, including a two non fiction books, - "Captured...The True Story of the Crew of the Ill-Fated Schooner, Nightingale" and "True Stories of Early Australia," both of which are being very well received by their readers. One of his latest of ten books to date is "The Witchdoctor's Curse," which is a full length historical novel, complete with photos applicable to the story and set in Outback Australia. This book has now been published as an e-Book. The latest e-Book is "Shak. The Fascinating True Story of a Former Drug Dealer and 'Most-Wanted' Criminal " The author is always pleased to hear from his many readers and appreciates their critiques. Simply email him at:- firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his website www.aussiebooksite.com
Raymond Boyd Dunn
on Oct. 25, 2012 :
In February, 2003, I purchased the printed version of Richard's "Cannibals' Gold". When I rediscovered him on Smashwords I downloaded this story. Having obviously been along the tracks himself, he takes the reader on a believable 4WD journey through the wilds of Cape York Peninsular. A thoroughly enjoyable read which I could not put down until the very end.
(reviewed the day of purchase)