Eric Wright


Eric E. Wright has worked in Asia and Ontario as a teacher, pastor, freelance writer, seminary professor and ministry mediator. Nine of his books have been published including two award-winning suspense novels: The Lightning File and Captives of Minara. He has degrees in forestry and divinity. Since childhood he has loved nature and dreamed of living in the country, a dream shared by his southern wife, Mary Helen. Since 1992 they have been living their dream in the rolling hills of Northumberland County, east of Toronto. They have three married children and nine grandchildren. You may learn more about him and his books from his web site:

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Captives of Minara
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,110. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
In Captives of Minara; -A 4500-year-old lost city is excavated, -A journalist reluctantly returns to the scene of a childhood trauma, -A criminal mastermind kidnaps women and children consigning them to a life of slavery. Josh Radley travels to Pakistan to write about archaeological discoveries but faces a gang engaged in human trafficking.
Church--No Spectator Sport
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 149,530. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
Every-member ministry is biblically normative. The ascending Lord never proposed that his church become a congregation of spectators! And yet many believers attend church but do not participate in ministry. This book is about discovering and developing the spiritual gifts given by the Holy Spirit for the edification of the Body of Christ. It is biblical, practical and profusely illustrated.
The Lightning File
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,850. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Reporter Josh Radley uncovers a network of companies laundering drug money to finance a terrorist attack on American interests from Canadian soil. The identity of their four targets is hidden in a cryptic Arabic file. Just when Josh needs to focus on disciphering this file, his marriage is unraveling, his job is threatened, his childhood faith is fading, and he falls for an Asian beauty.
Through A Country Window
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,920. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
What happens when a farm girl from South Carolina and a city boy from Toronto trade their suburban split-level for a log house in the country? Besides crazy craft on the Ganny and live theatre in a barnyard, Eric and Mary Helen Wright discover crickets in the bedroom, thunder on the ridges, and romance in a snowstorm. They also rediscover the creative majesty of God.

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  • Katheryn's Secret on Oct. 22, 2011
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    The main character in this book, Sharon, a successful author from Vancouver, seems to reflect the career and hopes of the book’s author. Sharon Sullivan Colebrook is offered a chance to have her Summer Whitney series chosen to become a TV program. She is being pressured to produce another in the series by a certain date. At this juncture she receives word of an inheritance that will plunge her into a real world mystery. She leaves Vancouver with her husband, a news editor, to travel to Maine to help settle the estate she and her brother have inherited. Her brother’s whereabouts are unknown. Did he commit suicide? The law firm searches to find him. Meanwhile Sharon and her husband move into the inheritance, an old house on the coast that she remembers from her childhood. Her memories are not altogether happy. Her stern grandparents and their daughters lived there and attended a strict local church. One aunt was stern and cold, the other eccentric and artistic, a teller of tales, including stories of murder. The house and family hide many mysteries. Is the house haunted? Are there skeletons in the family closet? Who was murdered? Sharon Colebrook and her husband try to make sense of the characters they meet in this this mysterious world of whisper and religious legalism Their wandering daughter arrives with her strange ways further complicating the story. Sharon’s father seems lost in a world of his own, a world of meteorology. The maid is skittish and filled with superstition. Although I felt the story started slowly, I become engrossed in the mysteries. The ending was quite unexpected and satisfying. This is one of Linda Hall’s better novels.