As a hobby I wrote stories from age twelve. They all ended in the trash. Years later I sent a few short stories to a magazine, but they didn't meet the criteria. Then life happened and I forgot about writing.
It was when the empty nest thing hit that I got serious and finished a full length novel. Someone told me about Smashwords and, well, here I am.
I have selfpublished about nine books. After finding a publisher I had to unpublush eight of the books due to my contract with him. He have already published four of those books with the next one waiting to go into production soon.
I am currently working on a conspuracy susoense novel that might spill over into a series.
I have also published an anthology of poetry.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. I was about twelve years old. The story was about a ballerina.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes. I was fascinated by the pure pleasure of reading about things I might never experience in real life. My imagination was triggered and the desire to create my own stories was born.
Die verhaal gaan oor die korruptering van 'n kerk deur onheilige invloede wat ingesypel het soos dit in die Bybel voorspel is. Die hoofpastoor, Jaco Makkink gebruik die laaste areafees wat in die kerk gehou sou word om sy suiweringsplan uit te voer. Na hierdie boek volg nog sewe boeke oor die onderwerp. die intriges word intenser, die avontuur gevaarliker en die getroue oorblyfsel word getrouer.
This series will consist of eight fiction stories about the institutional church in the twenty-first century. The Bible predicts that bad influences will sneak in and satisfy their greed at the expense of the church. The first book in the series is: "Kerk Gerysmier". The second title, "Nog 'n Areafees" will be published soon after the first later this year. The English translation of Book One: "Termited Church" will be ready for publication soon. The plot deepens in every book, the danger gets worse and the faithful becomes tested. Some fall away, some become more faithful. Most of the characters of Book One appear somewhere along the line in the follow-ups to become like trusted friends or hated enemies.
Smashwords Style Guide
on Dec. 30, 2014
Even after completing my first book, I was ignorant at anything more than writing a book on a computer. Through a friend, Cathy Conradie, I got to know about Smashwords. That changed everything for me. I followed the Style Guide carefully, very nervously and the results were amazing. Very quickly I published my first book earlier this year. A second book followed a little easier. Without Smashwords Style Guide I'd still be wishing. Thank you, Mark Coker, for creating this platform from a perspective of someone as uninformed as I was. I have learned so much. Now for studying the Marketing Guide
Refined By His Fire
on Jan. 07, 2015
This is a very readable story about family, friendship and faith. Cathy plotted the story carefully, demonstrating how faithfulness through hardship takes us to the next level of maturity. Both Adrian and Barry endured enormous challenges and prevailed. Their characters changes from scared, confused boyhood to brave men, always ready to face whatever came their way and never back down. Cathy, we are looking forward to the next excellent fruit from your pen, (or rather, your computer).
Tranquility, At Last
on June 03, 2015
This is a very interesting thought: what if they didn't. It triggers the imagination. What were in his thoughts. Did he, at some point change his mind about the pill? How long did he last if not? How did the end play out for him? And the guys at NASA? What were in their thoughts? How did they sleep?
Well plotted, well constructed, no unnecessary detail. If all Ray Daley's books are like this, I'd like to read more.
Nobody's Cat (An Ode to a Stray Cat)
on June 03, 2015
This is a heartbreaking story, but so true. How often do we experience the very same thing, unable to do anything about it. This poem speaks for many of us who care, but are not in a position to help.
The Blood Of Jesus
on July 05, 2015
I hardly feel myself qualified to write a review on this book, but in all humility I will give my opinion. From the first paragraph to the last I have been touched by the direct honesty and clarity with which the subject of the Blood of Jesus and it's meaning to us, is handled. I thought I knew all about it, but this writer has in this book, revealed things I have never considered or realized, like the names of the gates to the Temple and the meaning of the items that was placed in the Ark of the Covenant. Some other aspects I have been wondering about, have been cleared in my mind. Aspects that I knew about, but have never been sure how it is applied.
This book is nothing but excellent. I will most certainly watch out to purchase other books by this author.
on Nov. 02, 2015
I found this book to be simple, straightforward and to the point. No falling off the topic or distracting details. Sing says it as it is: Jesus Christ is the way to the Kingdom of God. Without Him, no going anywhere good. Best is, Sing backs up all he says with solid scripture, leaving no room for doubt.
A Fortnight From God (A Dialogue with Dom)
on Oct. 08, 2016
A realistic account of modern day argument against Biblical teachings. Peter is a character that could very well be real and living next door while Dom's insistence to give insight to the unbelieving Peter, inspires any follower of Christ to persevere in their work to spread the Gospel.
This work is well researched and proofs undeniably many of the truths in the Bible, that are often belittled as myths. An interesting insight and easy to read.
The Computer That Cared
on Oct. 08, 2016
Although technologically outdated, the fantasy remains. A story that puts a smile on your face and a memory that lingers.