Canadian currently living and working in Doha, Qatar. Much of my writing is reflective of my personal experiences. I also like to write intelligent fantasy with a twist. I was a big fan of the Twilight Zone and some of my fiction takes on that flavour. Watch this site for more ebooks in the near future.
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- A Chance In Time
on July 22, 2011
I really enjoyed the story. The time travel was almost incidental to the story - it was more romance - but satisfying. I was a bit confused about the role of Martha in the story. That part of the story didn't develop the way I thought it might. The ending left me a little flat. I would (and will) recommend the book to others. It does make my want to read more of Ruth's work.
- The End Of Time
on Dec. 17, 2011
I've read all your stories to date. This one is my favourite (Canadian spellling). Kept you guessing right til the end - loved the part about grampa.
- Slippery Slope
on Dec. 25, 2011
I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I found it captured my attention from the first page. Although I agree with the other reviewers about some of the downsides, I found those issues not to be a distraction from enjoying the story. I tend to be weak on writing descriptively, so I found the overuse of description useful as I read the scenes. I'm not a climber or a hiker, so I couldn't identify with some of those issues, but the descriptions made me feel that they were accurate portrails of these activities. I recommend the book for light reading - I read it on the beach in Thailand.
- His Lucky Day
on Jan. 25, 2012
Enjoyable read. The characters, especially Eddie, are frustrating. Must be well described to bring out an emotion like that.
- The Big Gamble
on Jan. 25, 2012
Great description of the casino environment. Very pathetic character, well developed. Written in the first person past tense indicates there is life after.
- 69 Keeney Avenue
on June 26, 2012
Interesting and enjoyable reading. I wasn't crazy about the events in the latter part of the book, but that's probably because I'm not a fan of this genre. Well written, suspenseful. I recommend it.
- Dapper Danny's Amazing Welsh Cousin
on June 26, 2012
Great short story. Worth buying and paying for, but given that is free, don't pass it up. Recommended,
- Biblical Religion: The Great Lie
on June 26, 2012
Believers will find reasons to shoot down the logic and facts presented. However anyone with even a partly open mind will appreciate the thought, analysis, research and facts that have gone into this book. Those with immoveable religious beliefs should probably pass on reading this. For all others it is a must read. I was captivated from start to finish and would like to see the same rigor applied to the rest of the scriptures.
- Grandma's Motorcycle
on July 02, 2012
Great story. It sounds like you are developing an inventory of personal accounts. I have several hundred similar stories that I have written about me, my parents, my kids and now my grandkids. I started doing this after the birth of my first grandchild to preserve a written history. That led me to lots of other writing including fiction. Your blogsite is a good idea - good luck with it. It's a great way to share your stories. I will watch for your novel when it comes out.
Good luck with your writing.
- The Chronicles of Brendan Earle, Apprentice Mage. (Autosaved).
on July 29, 2012
A bargain for readers of this genre.
What I liked
This is an intelligent, creative, innovative story that combines fantasy with enough science fiction to make it feel within the realm of the possible.
Although and enjoyable stand-alone story, this is the first book in what may be a series according to the author, so if you like it there should be more to follow.
The tale is written entirely in the first person, but from the perspective of many different characters. Difficult to follow at times, the variety of perspectives eventually brings the whole story together in a surprise ending, closing all the gaps, and answering all the questions that mount as you try to digest the fast paced story.
What I didn’t like
I had some difficulty with the jargon and vernacular. The characters use a combination of UK jargon (difficult for a Canadian like me to follow), youthful jargon (through the view of young teens who often make up their own words and language) and what appears to be made up terms for the purpose of living in “The Land”. However I suspended my minor discomfort with that and fully enjoyed the story.
- Jim Fosse's Expense Claim
on June 04, 2013
Great story. Funny and distrubing. A quick read that will keep you entertained from front to back. Make sure to follow up with John Dolan's book "Everyone Burns" on Amazon. Truly an amazing book.