Meldrum House Publishing
Norm Hamilton (1951- ) lived in Whitehorse, Yukon for 40 years and has now moved to Vancouver Island with his wife, Anna, where he is meeting people and experiencing new adventures to write about.
He is a photographer and freelance writer. He is currently enjoying Lake Cowichan, B.C. Norm has written one non-fiction book, The Digital Eye. It is a compilation of articles for people wanting to improve their photography skills or for those who want to learn digital photography.
His novel titled, From Thine Own Well, a story about a dystopian Canadian society brought about by unrestricted gas fracking and irresponsible mining techniques. It all began with a FIPI agreement in 2012 that left the federal government open to lawsuits - that they lost.
on May 01, 2013
Carla Herrera provides a unique perspective on how the world of humans evolves into the future, with the evolution being controlled by the Time Keepers...and yet, not.
Her story and characters kept me reading, curious about what was going to take place next. There are a couple of small proofreading errors, but all in all this is an interesting, entertaining read. I recommend it.
Smashwords Style Guide
on May 01, 2013
Very helpful information for anyone planning on publishing on the Smashwords platform. I recommend.
Train to Nowhere
on Oct. 31, 2013
"This is your destiny, your world, oh Orphan. You cannot escape."
With this sub-title Gloria Piper sets up a dystopian future where a caste system rules the planet. Admins are at the top of the chain with Landeds and Orphans finding their place respectively. Separate from them all are the Nomads.
The story centers on Garland, an Orphan who is relegated to the Sun Train after being elevated from the Sub Train. At all costs, the Orphans want to stay off the Hive Train. The voice of the Admin, a computer named Mentor, lulls the Orphans into a feeling of safety and security while providing for all their needs; thus leaving no reason to want to leave. Garland is an entertainer with a desire to find his way outside the Train. In the process we meet Little Byte, Dos, Tillman, Hedge and a full cast of characters as he proceeds on his journey.
The language of the Orphans consists of the use of digital technology jargon to describe and name things. One quickly falls into the vernacular and it all makes perfect sense. It all culminates in a duel between Garland and Hedge, after each has experienced a number of harrowing situations.
Piper's rich, descriptive language quickly creates a world and inhabitants that are both believable and palpable. Her narrative is almost poetic in its beauty and elegance. The story arc for the plot and characters is well crafted and developed. This book should be read, even it it is only to experience her ability to use the English language to bring the world she writes about to life.
I highly recommend this novel to anyone who has an interest in dystopian works...or just wants to read a beautifully crafted piece of work.
on Nov. 18, 2013
“Pursuit” is an excellent title for this yarn of chase and elude. Matt Kruze has created a book that gives the reader insight into each of the main characters psyche and draws one along with intrigue. I found myself empathizing with both the protagonists and the antagonists at various times. Kruze has made them very human.
Kruze’s colossal command of the English language allows him to paint intricate scenes and give the reader a strong feeling for the layout. However it was problematic for me at times as I found it necessary to be looking up the definition of far too many words.
The text contains a few minor proofreading issues and times where there seemed to be confusion between standard and metric measurements, but all in all, an excellent read.
I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys intrigue and humanity.