Kevin Farran

Biography

Kevin Farran was born in a leprosy colony in what was once Northern Rhodesia. Since leaving Africa in his childhood he has lived and traveled extensively through Japan, Canada and Europe.

Trained in performance arts at the University of Calgary and the Vancouver Playhouse he has performed on stages in Canada, Europe and Japan.

An avid runner and cyclist (when the knees hold out) he splits his time between solitary literary pursuits, working with his designer wife on period home restorations and supporting their sons football careers.

A lover of Great Danes and classic cars he and his wife are searching for a new spirit to replace their harlequin Great Dane ‘Blue’ who recently moved on.

Where to find Kevin Farran online


Where to buy in print


Books

Beyond Charitable Lines
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,840. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2010. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » African
Thomas Reynolds has managed his independent aid center in Sudan for over a decade. With an impending outbreak of Noma, a gruesome childhood affliction, he ventures even further into rebel held lands to eradicate the disease. Battling the manic SPLA and recently shackled with a self obsessed reporter and do-gooder teacher, he must risk his camp and life to treat children who are future of Sudan.
The Bench
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Price: Free! Words: 57,980. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2010. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Jenny, the office mouse, whose literary aspirations suffocate in the corner cubicle of a large city publisher, is innocently deluded by a chance trail of love left by a phantom poet. The trail of delusion tears at her cloistered life, extracting her dreams and when she emerges from her musty chrysalis to confront the author, it costs her, her job and sanity, but releases a far greater power.
The Chocolate Fix
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,680. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Urban
An Eminent Domain land grab development in New York throws four women into conflict when they struggle to renew themselves after personal disappointments. The women collide at the Renyou retreat where they explore themselves past, present and future resulting in the formation of an unlikely cabal. They waft through the four days of mudpacks and mayhem wanting to save and slaughter each other.
Burn My Bonsai
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,320. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Urban
Emperor Hirohito villain or hero? The answer may be in his lost diary. An unsuspecting Danish student is caught in the clutches of an alluring kendo tyrant. Pursued by fervent ultra rightists, yakuza and police, the young couple dash through the back streets and sumo stables of contemporary Tokyo to protect the final diary and maligned bushido spirit of Emperor Hirohito's Japan.
Bathe Me
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 71,870. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2010. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
Orphaned and destitute on the streets of Idi Amin's Kampala, a National Geographic dream is born. Joseph and Maya forge a new family to escape the horrors of bloody dictatorial enslavement in Uganda only to replace it with a more insidious oppression in Boulder. Their dreams shattered, Joseph must save his sister, his love, from their family. A journey of love, pride and childhood resourcefulness.

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