Murray Kibblewhite

Biography

Businessman, Teacher and Writer all in one package is unusual!

And so is Murray Kibblewhite who enjoys filling all these roles at the same time. The link between then is now expressed in his writing a series of short stories based upon his students experiences.

Born in Masterton, a small farming town, Murray left to attend Victoria University in Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, where he gained a B.Com. His working life has been mixed, starting in a Government owned finance company, moving to Auckland to work in the same field, then as General Manager of a trading company and then into his own service businesses.

For over 40 years Murray has also been a part time tertiary teacher specializing in business papers and his most recent students were from Asia, mainly Chinese, Indian and Korean.

He is divorced, has two adult children and five grandchildren and lives in Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand.

Under the banner, “Now I Know”, Murray has published the first short story of a series under the heading, “Project L.E.L.” that deals with Living – Experience – Learning. There are strong themes of Self Discovery and Spiritual understanding in his writings. He has released his first adventure novel, The Minke Connection, that deals with the issue of Japanese killing whales in the Southern Ocean.

Where to find Murray Kibblewhite online

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Books

Project L.E.L. (Live – Experience - Learn) - Year 30
Price: Free! Words: 1,970. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: March 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In “Year 30” a chance meeting with a Hare Krishna devotee, the reading of the Hindu text “Bhagavad-Gita” together with clarification from an Indian friend, inspires Michael to complete his own views. Using the new information he links together the Hindu belief system with his own expectations that life is a series of experiences designed to help each person learn and so become closer to God.
Project L.E.L. (Live – Experience - Learn) - Year 29
Price: Free! Words: 1,770. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: February 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In “Year 29” a young woman, confined to a wheel chair since birth, has, through self-discipline and responsibility, created a successful life for herself. . A full time book reviewer, part time social media assistant, and degree student, with a full time partner, after many years waiting, has successfully moved into a new home specially designed for people in wheel chairs.
Project L.E.L. (Live – Experience - Learn) - Year 28
Price: Free! Words: 1,570. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: January 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A young Chinese boy has to decide what visa to apply for so he can stay in New Zealand. His decision makes him the youngest person to gain an Investor Visa in New Zealand and his father transfers a huge amount of money to him to invest. His father is too busy to help him so he has to make all the applications and investment decisions himself! Was he successful?
Project L.E.L. (Live – Experience - Learn) - Year 27
Price: Free! Words: 2,020. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: November 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In “Year 27” a bright young Chinese boy chooses to go overseas instead of following his father into law and become a Judge. He is given an ultimation or is it a threat? His hard work leads him to rapid promotions but his nativity leads him to his greatest failure – or his greatest learning! What did he learn? Check it out.
Project L.E.L. (Live – Experience - Learn) - Year 26
Price: Free! Words: 1,690. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: October 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In “Year 26” a young newly married Indian guy living in New Zealand explains how his arranged marriage took place. Compared to a Western culture approach he considers the benefit of longevity of his marriage is worth the effort of not becoming emotionally involved before his marriage. Now he is married and living away from his home country he and his wife are very happy? What can we learn?
Project L.E.L. (Live – Experience - Learn) - Year 25
Price: Free! Words: 2,020. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: August 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In “Year 25” a single Korean guy living in New Zealand with a good job admits to letting others split up his relationship and his fixed ideas meant he gave up his sport. Has complying with others wishes and holding fixed ideas the best way to live? Now he is away from his home country does he still have to obey their rules? What has he learnt? Check it out.
Project L.E.L. (Live – Experience - Learn) - Year 24
Price: Free! Words: 1,840. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: June 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In “Year 24” an attractive, well educated, unmarried Chinese girl has a good job, her own home, but no boyfriend. Has being born a twin or being too successful or being a “left-over woman”, affected her life? What has she learnt? Check it out.
Project L.E.L. (Live – Experience - Learn) - Year 23
Price: Free! Words: 2,290. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: June 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In “Year 23” Michael, a teacher, is fascinated by the reason a female student from Northern India has come to New Zealand where she enjoyed living in a small rural city. This short story sets out the brutal challenges facing women from India where traditional rural practices still dominate, giving men undue power over females.
Project L.E.L. (Live – Experience - Learn) - Year 22
Price: Free! Words: 1,900. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: February 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In the sixth story, Jia a Chinese girl comes to New Zealand as a student. She works hard, helps a local company do business in China, finds her true love and a fulfilling life. This short story sets out the adventures and challenges of one girl, who finds “joy and peace” through her own will.
Project L.E.L. (Live – Experience - Learn) - Year 21
Price: Free! Words: 2,240. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: February 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
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In “Year 21” a teacher talks separately with three young Japanese girls who have the same culture but are experiencing different challenges. One has escaped her family restrictions and the second is trying to escape the anger of the upset from breaking up with her boyfriend while the final girl has escaped from the fear of family work commitments.
The Minke Connection
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 127,820. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
A Romantic Action Thriller that has John Daroux, the “Green version of James Bond” working with Greenpeace, racing to stop a Japanese company killing whales and worse.
Project L.E.L. (Live – Experience – Learn) - Year 20
Price: Free! Words: 1,950. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: October 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
The fourth story is about a young beautiful girl from Beijing in China She follows her boyfriend to New Zealand and then six months later he dumps her! Should she stay or go back home? Her background has made her competitive and so she has to make some important decisions. Read and find out what she achieves.
Project L.E.L. (Live – Experience - Learn) - Year 19
Price: Free! Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Here is the third story. It is about a young girl from South Korea who is a strong practising Christian and has the aim to help the poor and needy. Should she follow her heart or her religion? Check it out and see if you agree with the lesson learnt.
Project L.E.L. (Live – Experience – Learn) - Year 18
Price: Free! Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Here is the second story. It is more raw and deals with a challenging subject, but it is what happened. Many women will have faced this dilemna so check it out and see if you agree with the lesson learnt!
Project L.E.L. (Live – Experience – Learn - Year 17
Price: Free! Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Real life anecdote of young people living in a different country to that of their birth, conveyed in a series of 22 short stories showing every person has their own story and lessons to learn.

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