Rob McShane

Biography

Right now, I'm living with MS and a brain that malfunctions at the drop of a hat! Life is certainly interesting and different! Talk about learning to be flexible! :)

With a history of classical piano training, time in Drama and Theatre Arts (although I was never a good actor...well, at least not on stage!), I have worked as a Professional Nurse and a Midwife (clinical and management) plus National Marketing and Selling of medical equipment and surgical supplies.

I always wanted to retire at 40 but forgot to be specific - you know, things like good health and a healthy bank balance!

I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 2000 (yep - I was 40!) and Medically Boarded in 2001. Life is certainly an interesting trip...day by day....moment by moment. What a ride!

Since then I have been fortunate enough to publish a book - The MageStaff - see below (most of it written before 2000!) and have now finished the first draft of a prequel and am well into writing a sequel, loads of poetry (check my blog: The Wayward Warrior), short stories and living life as it happens - you just never know what is around the next bend...!

Bragging rights
Published Author and Poet, Accomplished musician (although now unable to perform), Successful National Marketing and Sales Management, Successful Nurse and Nurse Manager.

Do hope you enjoy what tumbles out of my brain and makes it to the publishing stage - don't worry, I have it well checked before putting it up for you to savour.

All feedback welcome.

Books

Poems About...(Vol II)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2016 . Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
In this next volume of the 'Poems About ..." series, Rob explores Life, Love and Destiny in his continued search for purpose. As ever, his poems will draw you back again and again to spaces of peace and hope with opportunities for new insights and meanings at each visit.
Poems About... (Vol I)
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 3,510. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 10, 2014 . Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
An inspired collection of poems from the latest celebrated poet and writer. Rob delves into the light, the frivolous and the serious with deft aplomb. These poems can make you smile and cry, touching your heart and your soul; bringing you back again and again.
Above The Storm
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,050. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
What energy speeds from the tops of storms? A plane trip to monitor, measure and record these phenomena, in an effort to beat NASA to the discovery, becomes a trip to end all plane trips. A story of power, greed, money, and life-or-death deals made and broken.
No. 322
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,990. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
How do our brains receive, interpret and react or respond to information? How do our brains perceive thought and reality? He had a theory and would prove it, no matter how many died in the process.
Death In The Air
Price: Free! Words: 1,820. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
(5.00 from 1 review)
A rough takeoff to a job Hedley really wished he hadn't taken
Will He Get Home?
Price: Free! Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
A storm can destroy many things - trees, buildings and lives. When your husband has not made it home, will your life be one of the casualties?
Alien Golden Apples
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,180. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 7, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.00 from 1 review)
How do you live when your nightmare becomes a reality beyond your wildest fear? How would you manage when it promises to return?
The Intuitive Horticulturist
Price: Free! Words: 1,560. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 31, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Do our perceptions determine our destiny? Can a new beginning come from one jug of milk?
Never Again
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,930. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 17, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Painful breakups can leave us never wanting to date again. Then, of course, comes the joy of new beginnings.
Trust A Good Marriage
Price: Free! Words: 1,580. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A note accidentally left where it could be read and a marriage is under strain. What are our perceptions based on? Assumptions are dangerous things.
George Goes To Heaven
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,130. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(3.00 from 1 review)
George buys a ticket to heaven for three days. How much more does he expect?
The MageStaff
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,510. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Reborn to save his world, find the MageStaff and stop the Dark Side, Orrath and his mentor, the Great Dragon of Light Lhogarth, take us on an action packed journey to try and fulfill the prophecy. Gingkol, The Dark Dragon, with his protégé, plot attack after attack to try and stop them. For both sides, time is running out...

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