Réal Laplaine

Biography

I am an author (eight published books), a business consultant with some thirty years in the management field, and an activist for human rights. My books are a mix of political and dystopian thrillers, crime-fighters and general fiction which pull back the curtain on societal issues while also espousing the undying power of a good dream. There will generally be found a weave, or thread, in each story, which pushes the envelope on mediocrity and offers the reader different perspectives about how we see society and our potential on the stage of life.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I get an idea - and when it is a good idea, it excites me. That's when I know I have to write the story. When I do write, I write, start to finish, no editing, no changes, letting the story flow like a movie. I feel it, I engage myself in the world I am building, and I use a rough rule of thumb that if the story engages me, then I'm on the right track.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Not sure which came first, whether it was The Hobbit, or A Canticle for Lebowitz, or even Orwell's 1984, but one of those or the combination of them, followed later in my teens by Richard Bach's Jonathan Livingston Seagull - planted a seed for my future writing.
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Where to find Réal Laplaine online


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Videos

See Me NOT
An story of hope and courage, about a twelve-year old girl, sold into prostitution when she was eight. An American, travelling through India, comes across her and makes it his mission to free her, and goes up against the underworld of criminal traffickers in this exciting and inspirational story which reveals the sordid industry of sex trafficking.

Keeno Action Novels
A new crime fighter hits the streets. Keeno McCole doesn't possess the sophistication and suave of 007 - James Bond, but he's every bit as lethal and he is driven by one passion - to take down the criminal element. A new novel series, first introduced with INTRUSION and the second in the series, QUANTUM ASSAULT. What are readers saying? "Intrusion is a novel in the mold of James Bond ... it's an alternative to Cussler..." "Well written, exciting & very hard to put down..."

The Buffalo Kid
After 31 years of living on the streets, homeless and destitute, 71 year-old John Ross, once a successful business and family man, gets a new lease on his life, when he meets a stranger who offers him a bizarre opportunity to discard his rags and poverty and to engage in a collaboration which could have profound effects on the future of humanity.

Twilight Visitor
When an energy-desperate China invades Iran to take their oil fields. It is an act of self-preservation which goes terribly wrong, as Iran retaliates by firing a nuclear warhead on Beijing. As world leaders stand helpless to stop the debacle, and as millions of people face inevitable death, one man, a bio-engineer who is vacationing in Portugal, meets a strange woman who informs him that he holds the key to stopping a global nuclear confrontation.

The Deception People
Through a bizarre out-of-body experience, a man discovers a plot by high-ranking officials of the US government to launch another "terrorist" attack against America. He becomes the target of character- assassination, labeling him "delusional" and dangerous because of his claim and they lock him away in a psychiatric ward. With only days left to stop the attack, and only one person in the world who believes him, he manages to escape and becomes the most wanted man in America.

Dead but NOT Gone
A solar flare sweeps over Los Angeles causing a rift in the quantum time-stream, leaving a bizarre trail of events in its wake. An elderly woman steps into her kitchen and finds her cat, dead for years, staring at her. And in the Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery, a crypt suddenly shakes and from it emerges Marilyn, the Hollywood poster girl, just as beautiful as the day she died in 1962. The story which unravels as she attempts to expose the truth about her death is a thriller to the end.

Finding Agnetha
An eleven year old boy runs away from his home in America, making it to Sweden with police in both countries looking for him. His dream is to meet Agnetha Fältskog from the group ABBA, and to convince her and the group to do a live performance for the whole world after nearly 30 years of silence. The story leaks and causes a tidal wave of interest and fans start flocking to Sweden in anticipation of the concert. A story about impossible dreams and undying spirit. Inspiring and simple.

Books

Dead but Not Gone
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,930. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Hollywood's legendary blond, Marilyn, gets a second chance at life - fifty years after her death, only to find out that she is still being haunted by the ghosts of her past.
SEE ME NOT - Hope Never Dies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,760. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
An eight year old girl is sold into a life of prostitution and for four years she endures sexual abuse at the hands of traffickers and men many times her age - until one day, a university student crosses her path and he decides to take on the criminal underworld in order to free her. A thriller, a book about courage and hope.
Finding Agnetha
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,470. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
Finding Agnetha is a story that will inspire ABBA fans and non-fans alike, when one person's dream to see the group back together again for a live worldwide persformance after nearly thirty years, touches the lives of many. A story that reminds us all that any dream is possible!
The Buffalo Kid
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,490. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
When an extraterrestrial comes to Earth to study our culture he meets a seventy-one year old homeless man, known as the Buffalo Kid, and the relationship and business arrangement they engage in changes both of them and the future of Earth as well.

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