Robert Adair Wilson

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Robert is retired from teaching. He spends his time volunteering, traveling, taking pictures, cooking and writing, not necessarily in that order.

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Camping and Travel In Western Canada and the United States
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,150. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
In this travel journal I have detailed our camping road trip for July and August 2014, over thirty-five days driving through three United States and three Canadian provinces as we explore new areas, search out family ancestors and take in the beauty of our two linked countries. There is plenty of adventure and travel descriptions here for the enthusiast who wants to get a flavour for this
Humble Pie: Quest For Melton Mowbray
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,580. Language: Canadian English. Published: December 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » English, Scottish & Welsh
The search for a good pork pie on British Columbia's Vancouver Island.
When Christmas and Grandmother Were Young
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,870. Language: Canadian English. Published: December 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
A grandmother tells stories about Christmases 'just like the ones she used to know' as they spend quiet time alone together on Christmas Time season.
Princess Rebecca and Sock Monkey Learn About 'NO' Money
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 950. Language: Canadian English. Published: November 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings
Another children's book with Sock Monkey and his friend, Rebecca, who needs to learn a lesson about politeness and manners. Good starting point if you want to discuss various degrees of opposition or defiance using a 'fairy tale' theme.
Auchinleck
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,300. Language: Canadian English. Published: November 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family relationships
The second story in a series about the pioneering Scottish family of William Wilson who came to Canada in 1888 and homesteaded on the Prairies of Saskatchewan. The homestead, affectionately named 'Auchinleck', was their home base for over seventy-five years.
Coming To Saltcoats
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,380. Language: Canadian English. Published: November 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family relationships
The first story in a series of the pioneering Scottish family of William Wilson who came to Canada in 1888 and homesteaded on the Prairies in Saskatchewan. The small town of Saltcoats was their first destination.
Rosicrucian Revelation
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,390. Language: Canadian English. Published: November 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
An homage to the assassination of JFK. Remembrance of circumstances surrounding the event from one small corner of the world in November 1963.
Flash Fiction: Ten Smoke Long Postcard Stories
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Series: Collected Works of Robert Adair Wilson, Book 23. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,230. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
A collection of ten short stories in flash fiction mode. Some of these stories are drama, some are fantasy, some are humour. All of them explore circumstances in flash fiction mode.
Ceilings, Doors, Windows, Floors - Collected Stories 2011
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Series: Collected Works of Robert Adair Wilson, Book 22. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,450. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
A collection of eighteen short stories suitable for all ages and written in several different styles. As the title suggests, there are explorations and examinations in many different directions that lead to insight, grounding, adventure and growth. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.
Ceilings, Floors, Windows, Doors - Collected Stories 2010
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Series: Collected Works of Robert Adair Wilson, Book 21. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,060. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
A collection of seventeen short stories suitable for all ages and written in several different styles. As the title suggests, there are explorations and examinations in many different directions that lead to insight, grounding, adventure and growth.
Either Peace or War
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Series: Tales of The BCBD, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
The phrase 'Three strikes and you're out' is familiar to most people. In this delicious tale of intrigue and betrayal, humiliation and retribution in marriage the same is found to be true. The psychopathy of one partner is more than matched by the retaliation of the other. This is a tightly rendered exploration of the extraordinary power of justice.
Phoenix and the Albatross
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Series: Collected Works of Robert Adair Wilson, Book 20. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
A tense personal relationship between father, daughter and deceased mother drawn tautly through dialogue examining unanswered questions around the passing of the wife/mother. The actions and dynamics among the three moves the father through a series of memories and interactions with his daughter and does much to illustrate their current status and how it has developed. The characters are classic.
Nine Years At Shangri-La
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Series: Tales of The BCBD, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,610. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Parenting
Growing as a family in a relatively primitive, isolated and socially hostile environment can be a learning experience. Sometimes the 'good old days' have more to teach us than we realize at the time. Independence and self-reliance come to mind in this short story about the main character who engages herself, others and the natural surroundings in a journey of self-development and final triumph.
Mikka's Log: Delayed Departures
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Series: Collected Works of Robert Adair Wilson, Book 19. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
Mikka's life with her mother is in a virtual limbo. She is trying in her own way to find an alternative to her seemingly oppressive world. Then an encounter with a friendly, older, male passenger opens her eyes to a possible solution but she realizes many in life are waiting for delayed departures and not all of them may get them where they want to go.
Nevermore
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Series: Collected Works of Robert Adair Wilson, Book 18. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Confession is good for the soul, they say. Jealousy and retribution as a constant of human nature guides these characters to planned and unwitting ends. It is only human to want to regain what made Alice happy before her rival, Leisle, happened on the scene.
Sock Monkey and the Memory Shirt
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Series: Stories For Children, Book 6. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
A grandmother, a grandson who used to be five but is now just about all grown up at six and a lonely sock monkey waiting on the shelf - put them together and you have the story of the memory shirt. This is a tale of growing up and handling loneliness from a sock monkey's (and a grandmother's) point of view.
Awaiting Your Attention & Cougar At 69 & As Others See Us
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Series: Collected Works of Robert Adair Wilson, Book 17. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,600. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
Three short stories: a tale of conflicted feelings that generates energy, depth and emotional insight; a story of a half-hearted family reunion, dripping with humour, sarcasm and excellent professional advice under some stressful conditions; an examination of what could be the solution to the worldwide problem of homelessness. Three stories for the price of one - a bargain too good to pass up!
Final Details
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Series: Collected Works of Robert Adair Wilson, Book 16. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
It's as Dave realizes, "... everyone must go through a similar if not identical experience. His is not unique." There comes a time when all that's left to be done is caught up at last and the devil is in the final details.
Travels With Zelda: In the Company of Bats
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Series: Collected Works of Robert Adair Wilson, Book 15. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,250. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Wine
A summer 2011 van camping travelogue from Victoria, to Olympia, through the Cascades to Winthrop, Twisp and Oroville, then north into the Thompson-Okanagan with detail of Penticton, Naramata Bench wine country, Summerland, Peachland, Okanagan Lake, Vernon and Armstrong. Highlights on the Peachland area and the famous Yuma bats that live and work there.
Facta Non Verba
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Series: Collected Works of Robert Adair Wilson, Book 14. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A grandfather may lament his misspent life but at least he has learned that deeds are more important than words in doing so. But what is there to do about 'like father, like son'?
Shadows of Love
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Series: Collected Works of Robert Adair Wilson, Book 13. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A short story of dependence, pain, loss and the dynamics between three people.
Things That Go Bump! In the 'Hood
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Series: Collected Works of Robert Adair Wilson, Book 12. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
It's hard enough growing up in a world that sometimes makes no sense but when matters are complicated by voices inside and outside our head and unexpected visitors and their offerings start showing up then it's time to get back to where we once belonged. But will Nichole ever truly be able to go home again and will she want to?
Yellow Mazda Roses
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Series: Stories For Children, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Through the eyes of a child and parent, the passing of a loved one and the constancy of love.
Glimpses of Cuba
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Series: Collected Works of Robert Adair Wilson, Book 11. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,150. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Experiences and adventures while traveling around Cuba for two weeks in February, 2011 - a day to day journal of activities in Habana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad and Valle de Vinales. Some candid observations on the people and conditions, some entertainment tips and some historical information to wrap it all up. Our second trip in three years; well worth the reading.
A Time and Place For Everything
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Series: Collected Works of Robert Adair Wilson, Book 10. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
Communications over life's milestones can be difficult even for couples who have been together most of their lives. There is a time and place for everything but can it be found before time runs out?
Sock Monkey's Accident
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Series: Stories For Children, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 840. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
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A boy and his best friend have fun together at Grandma and Grandpa's place until they try to fly. Will they be alright? What will they try next time? Parent Advisory: This story contains specific instructions on how to perform CPR (Coronary Primate Resuscitation) on a sock monkey.
Circles Within Circles - Camping and Travel In South Eastern British Columbia
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Series: Collected Works of Robert Adair Wilson, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Camping and RVing
Travelogue of several weeks through the southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Anyone interested in learning about the countryside, whether from North America or beyond, and especially avid travelers from Europe, will find this an interesting and informative romp through the famed wine country and historical settlements of pioneer and present times in Canada's Pacific Coast province.
Late One Night
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Series: Collected Works of Robert Adair Wilson, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,790. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
A hitchhiker, late one night on the way home from work, encounters what she expects in a chance pick up ... at least from her point of view, she does.
Rosicrucians, Rabbits and Revelations
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Series: Tales of The BCBD, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Some insight into one of the darker occurrences in the lives of the boys of BCBD and how the effects of certain incidents can serve to mold young lives.
Beached In the Barrens
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Series: Collected Works of Robert Adair Wilson, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2010. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
A lounge-lubber falls in with a bad lot during Swiftsure Yacht Race celebrations in Victoria, BC, and finds himself the worse for seafaring and free-saying until he grasps for rescue through a famous personage. This story may reveal the origin of the term "Captain's Log". Low humour on the high seas by one even higher!
Faces ... Everywhere
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Series: Tales of The BCBD, Book 5 · Collected Works of Robert Adair Wilson, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,340. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 9, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion
Charles, a troubled adolescent, comes to realize a power higher than the demons, either real or imagined, that have plagued his life for what seemed an eternity. This is a story of growth and development of spirit and character.
Gecko Tales: The Road Trip - Adventures of Paiya The Lizard
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Series: Stories For Children, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
The second book in this series of stories about a stowaway lizard from Cuba. An encounter with feral rabbits at a nearby university leads to more adventures for Paiya and his rat friends, Scribble, Puzzle and Daisy. Contemporary topic and reading for children aged seven to twelve.
Time On Their Hands
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
We all have our story to tell but for John Kelvin aka John Smith, it just seems to be getting harder. There must be someone who will listen ... seriously!
BCBD, Inc.: Elixir of Life, Missing November and Heaven's Rock
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Series: Tales of The BCBD, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
The boys of BCBD, Inc. are at it again! If you enjoyed their last antics in The Case of the Three Dollar Doughnuts, you will love reading this humorous romp about marketing to the masses and changing and making local legend and folklore as played out by a righteous band of high-spirited youths.
The Case of the Three Dollar Doughnuts and BCBD, Inc.
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Series: Tales of The BCBD, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
A story of youthful alliances, humor, justice, retribution and restoration.
A Thousand Tiny Empathies
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
An introspective session with a therapist unveils a theory of vicarious living and empathetic tragedies that may affect the lives of others.
A Medium Sized Brown Paper Shopping Bag
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Series: Tales of The BCBD, Book 2 · Collected Works of Robert Adair Wilson, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Educational
Self esteem can be a fragile plant to grow but even under the harshest of circumstance there can be the strength of will to triumph over the most negative of situations. A young boy gains insight into the struggles of a classmate and learns a lesson about pride in self.
Gecko Tales: Adventures of Paiya, the Little Lizzard
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Series: Stories For Children, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Paiya is discovered minding his own business in a jungle in Cuba but quickly his new adoptive family, their adventures and their other 'children' are to become his new business. Life is good for Paiya and his new family. This story is suitable for children of all ages. It is a delightful first in a series story for children.
Yellow Point Epiphany
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,560. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Religious
Searching for a solution to a problem involving human relationships and family dynamics, Tom and Ellen stumble on an insightful message in an exclusive, isolated resort. Is Wiccan, the ancient pagan branch of worship for nature and the change of seasons, the key? What if there were another way to approach life's relationships that might turn in a whole new perspective such as Celtic spirituality?
Ever Been To Mexico?
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Series: Collected Works of Robert Adair Wilson, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2010. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
If you need some excitement and an adrenaline boost, a little mystery may be just the ticket. You don't always have to go far away to some exotic land; it could be right in your own backyard. Let's have a look at what the neighbours are up to ... no harm in that, right?
Tears Hide and Time Fades
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Series: Collected Works of Robert Adair Wilson, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases
Life is about living and giving and, ultimately, about saying 'good-bye'. It is said that 'Time heals all wounds' and that may be true as we attempt to come to grips with the powers of our memories. Some will leave without ever saying 'good-bye' while others say 'good-bye' without ever really leaving. This is a story about one or the other.
Becoming William
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Series: Tales of The BCBD, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
"Becoming William" is an exploration of events in one adolescent life that contribute to the formation of a personality growing from childhood to young adulthood.
Stories From Grandmother's Knee
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Series: Collected Works of Robert Adair Wilson, Book 2 · Stories For Children, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,900. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
Three stories that contain events related from grandmother to grandson from one family's experience growing up in remote and primitive conditions on the southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia. Often humorous dynamics between parent and grown child and grandchild.
Feuilles de Noyer
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Series: Collected Works of Robert Adair Wilson, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2010. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
“Feuilles de Noyer” grew from reminiscences and amalgamation of several ‘what ifs?’ I write to either exorcise angst or for sentimental entertainment and both desires are satisfied by this story. “Feuilles de Noyer” is an exploration of communication breakdown between individuals and how shared experiences can be remembered differently or not at all.

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