Vernon W. Wilson

Biography

Born in Cape Town, South Africa.
Obtained a Bsc Degree in Science at the University of Cape Town. Worked in a research department of a major packaging company before switching to Information Technology in 1977. Lived in Johannesburg for twenty years. Travelled extensively on business to the USA, UK and Europe. Also travelled privately to these and many other countries. Hobbies include photography, genealogy, gardening, DIY, reading, walking and writing.
Lives in Auckland, New Zealand.

Books

If You Really Love Her
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,920. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
A short story with at twist. A talented young man from a poor background becomes a successful executive before marrying the woman of his dreams. The woman comes from an affluent background. Several years into their marriage problems begin which tests the limits of the young man’s abilities.
The Pennsville Rookie
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,340. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A young talented policeman attempts to solve his first case; a hit-and-run incident. He has an unusual way of investigation and he is met with a conspiracy of silence. The ending has a twist.
Beliefs and Civilization Series - Belief in the Supernatural
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2017. Categories: Essay » Sociology
A short essay on supernatural beliefs, the consequences of some events and possible explanations.
The Sales Lady
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,880. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
A short heart-warming story about a young attractive rural born woman who has an outstanding sales gift. This ability leads to romance and ultimately to an ending with a twist.
The Cyclist
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,000. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
This is a short story with a twist is about a police chief who while trying to catch a serial killer becomes involved in a conflict between cyclists and motorists.
The Pedestrian Crossing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2016. Categories: Essay » Sociology
A short story with a twist, about a devoted retired couple whose world is turned upside down after an apparently harmless incident.
The Man On The Bench
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,290. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
This is a love story about a gifted and artistically inclined handsome young man, his relationship with a beautiful mysterious woman and the effect she has on his life.
Kurt's Diamonds
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,140. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A thriller spread across three generations and several countries, including the USA, Europe and Africa. It involves diamonds and the devastating Angolan War of the 1980's.
Beliefs and Civilization Series - Beliefs and Writing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,460. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2016. Categories: Essay » Sociology
This series of essays is an attempt to look at the impact and the role that beliefs have played in shaping our civilization and the world. The use of the written word as the means of conveying beliefs is introduced in this essay.
Beliefs and Civilization Series - Belief in God
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,500. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2016. Categories: Essay » Sociology
This essay is part of a series which examines the impact and the role that beliefs have played in shaping our civilization and the world.
Beliefs and Civilization Series - In The Beginning
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2016. Categories: Essay » Sociology
This essay is part of a series which examines the impact and the role that beliefs have played in shaping our civilization and the world.
Project Antares
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,150. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
This is a science fiction thriller bordering on the possible. It is set in the near future around man’s attempts to land on Mars. What secrets did Mars hold that prompted the huge effort behind the first and future manned landing missions? Why were some organizations so desperate to prevent the success of this and future missions at any cost?
The Evidence of Science
Price: Free! Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2015. Categories: Essay » Technology
The theory of evolution has been around for over 150 years. Each year more information is discovered supporting the theory. The author describes some convincing evidence in support of evolution. He concludes by asking how much more evidence is required before evolution is accepted as fact.
The Black Leopard and Other Wild Life
Price: Free! Words: 4,380. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Animals
This is a short essay on black leopards which the author has seen. Other wild life parks or reserves are described, with particular emphasis on the Kruger National Park. There are over 60 photographs taken in the various parks or reserves, including black leopard, normal leopard, lion and white lion, elephant, rhinoceros, buffalo and other wild life.
A Painful Journey and More
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,180. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Africa
This is a true story about a woman who is forced to leave her home, north of Kimberley, with five young children at the outbreak of the Boer War in 1899 after a personal tragedy. She undertakes a journey of a 1000 kilometres partly through a war torn country and semi desert area of South Africa to reach the safety of Cape Town.
Supernatural Communication
Price: Free! Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014. Categories: Essay » Technology, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religion & Science
A short essay on people who believe that they have been the recipients of supernatural messages.
A Painful Journey
Price: Free! Words: 5,530. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
This is a true story about a woman who is forced to leave her home, north of Kimberley, with five young children at the outbreak of the Boer War in 1899. She undertakes a journey of a 1000 kilometres partly through a war torn country and semi desert area of South Africa to reach the safety of Cape Town.
Why Do Lettuces Grow
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 140,450. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This is an autobiography of a curious man, starting from his earliest memories as a child until his mid-seventies. It includes his experiences, war stories from elder relatives, thoughts that worried him deeply, his interpretations & possible solutions, the countries he has visited both for work & pleasure, & the quest for some understanding of the intriguing mysteries of life & religion.
The Lick Road Incident
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,010. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Robert Miller is a young handsome man. He is born into a wealthy family and starts a successful new business venture of his own. He inadvertently becomes involved in an incident which results in a gangster wanting to kidnap him. While the gangster is pursuing Robert circumstances change and the gangster decides instead to kill Robert. Suddenly an unusual event transforms the entire situation.

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