Gordon A. Long

Biography

Brought up in a logging camp with no electricity, Gordon A. Long learned his storytelling in the traditional way: at his father’s knee. He spends his time editing, publishing, travelling, sailboat racing and writing fantasy and social commentary, although sometimes the boundaries blur.

His latest fun job was supervising the medal ceremonies in Speed Skating for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. He also adjudicates Speech Arts Festivals, writes and directs plays and competes in agility with his Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Josh. (Actually, Josh competes. Gordon runs around and looks like he's contributing).

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Books

Into Trouble: World of Change Book 2
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Pre-release—available January 30, 2015. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,850. Language: English. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
The possibility of a normal life dangles its bait under Aleria’s nose, but her penchant for danger snatches it away. Rage at her ultimate degredation at the hands of bandits leads her to an act of revenge that pushes her even farther away from the traditional life of court society. When social conventions threaten her relationship with Mito, she decides it’s time to straighten out a lot of people.
Out of Mischief: World of Change Book 1
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Series: World of Change. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 88,330. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Thrown into a nasty rebellion by a schoolgirl prank gone wrong, Aleria faces rape, murder, and worse. She is shielded by an Army spy who has infiltrated the band of thugs that captured her. But after a while she begins to wonder if he isn't getting too enthusiastic about their violent charade.
The Cat with Many Claws - Sword Called Kitten #2
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Series: Sword Called Kitten. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,780. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
In the second book of the "Sword Called Kitten" series, Kitten follows Eirlin the Healer to Koningsholm to help train Eirlin’s new Magic Scalpel, Excisor, who is turning out to be more than a handful. Between training Excisor, fixing Eirlin's love life, and protecting the realm from racial tension and rebellion, Kitten is hard pressed to develop the talents she needs to succeed.
Why Are People So Stupid?
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,270. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Social Commentary with a wry twist. Biting analysis of: The Stock Market, Committees, Corporate Cowboys, Bureaucracy, Communism, Capitalism, Bullies, and that idiot driving in front of you who slams on his brakes for no reason.
A Sword Called…Kitten?
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Series: Sword Called Kitten, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 106,820. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
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Lost years ago from its traditional owner, thrown into a swamp by a Hand with no ear for music, the Sword struggles through the seamy underside of society to regain the path towards honour, glory, and a Name. This new prospect is only a woodcutter, but he has a strong arm and a receptive mind. A chance for heroic deeds? The Sword dares to dream again. Now, if only someone had a sense of humour!

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  • Death & Magic on July 26, 2011
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    Death and Magic looks like a standard “apprentice wizard” story, but don’t expect magical or cute. The setting is a huge old ruined fortress with only one habitable wing. The genre is murder mystery. The main character is charismatic and believable. Better yet, the use of magic has defined limits. Smoothly written and professionally edited, with a story line and main character that draw you in from the start, this book is definitely a cut above the usual offerings in the ebook world. Gordon A. Long Author of "A Sword Called…Kitten?"
  • For the Love of Daisy on Jan. 10, 2012

    FOR THE LOVE OF DAISY By Cas Peace Review by Gordon A. Long Every once in a while, you read a book that actually outshines its publicity. Rarely, you find one that comes across with more than the author expected or, I suspect, even realizes now. For the Love of Daisy is such a book. Sure, it’s a book about the author and her dog, the trials they go through, and the incredible devotion that keeps them both fighting against all odds. That’s what the publicity says, so we assume that’s what Cas Peace thinks she wrote. It is all that, and also a tale of the fortitude required to deal with the decline of loved ones, when age proclaims its inevitable verdict on their mental as well as physical beings, when there is nothing you can do but hold on and wait for the end. It’s about the grieving process, and what you do to stay sane in a situation over which you have no control. It speaks of the desperate need for respite, the wonderful healing of a cherished hobby, and the solace of a solid marriage when everything else is slipping away. It’s about the support of family, friends, and the caring professionals who help us through the dark times. Because this is a review, I have to mention that it is also a bit rambling, convoluted in story line, and sometimes wordy when everything has already been said. It’s also the true story of the life of a dog, so you already know the ending. Still, the story leaves you uplifted and better prepared for your own trials. For the Love of Daisy is a moving and heartwarming tribute to the strength of the human (and canine) soul in the face of adversity. Highly recommended.