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|January 1, 1990
|Member at Large (no branch affiliation)
|see under: The Writers Vineyard
|An author page!
|A reader of genre fiction since a very early age, I got down to serious attempts at writing over thirty years ago, although employment kept getting in the way. During those years I wrote a considerable amount of non-fiction, enough to be listed as a professional writer by the Canadian Authors Association. Hobbies include trying to keep on the good side of my wife, keep track of my children and grandchildren, photography, and wrestling the blasted cat off of the keyboard. In my diminishing spare time I reminisce about the good old days of sailing on Lake Winnipeg and the times we got lost. My writing history includes: Winning first prize in 2006 for a National Canadian Authors Assoc. short story contest (a romantic ghost story: “Midnight”) and being published in their anthology that year, and a modern vampire tale “Chrysalis” published in an anthology “Evolve” that is doing quite well after its launch at the 2010 World Horror Convention in Brighton, England which I attended. A current member of three writing organizations, for several years I was in charge of the judging for a national Canadian history book contest, and chaired a writer’s workshop in Winnipeg that in 2005 self-published an anthology, “Pieces of Eight,” including three of my own selections: a sci fi piece, an attempt at an epic poem, and a true tale of how I almost drowned my brother and his wife in a storm the first year I owned a sailboat. I currently review science fiction and fantasy genre novels and anthologies for an on-line magazine aimed primarily at libraries. I’m losing track, but I have done somewhere over 70 reviews so far. In 2010 I co-authored a nonfiction history: “The Rotary Club of Winnipeg-100 Years of Service”. Through BURST Books (www.burstbooks.ca) I have a medieval fantasy trilogy of novels of murder and intrigue entitled “The Dark Lady,” “Dark Days,” and “Dark Knights,” and a second high fantasy trilogy: “The Queen’s Pawn,” “The Queen’s Man,” and “The Queen’s Game”. I also write a series of fantasy detective novellas under: “The Housetrap Chronicles.” Eight of these are now available as individual tales with the first six gathered within two collections. There is also a standalone medieval-style novella, “Knights Bridge.” The latest novel released through BURST is “Alex in Wanderland,” a modern bickering couple in an alternate universe, tale. BURST is a division of Champagne books. Under eTreasures Publishing (www.etreasurespublishing.com) I’ve had a speculative fiction adventure novel about a lady archeologist: “We’re Not in Kansas,” released, and my Toltec Empire conquers Europe What-If trilogy, set in 1215AD. The first two books “Toltec Dawn” and “Toltec Khan” were released in 2016. The third, Toltec Noon, will be available sometime in 2017. All of my Burst/Champagne and eTreasures products are available as ebooks through the publishers, or the usual on-line sources, with most also available in print. And with any luck, there will be still more madness to come. Ron (R.J.) Hore www.ronaldhore.com www.facebook.com/RonaldJHore
|The Dark Lady Trilogy, The Queen's Pawn Trilogy, Alex in Wanderland, Knight's Bridge, The Housetrap Chronicles Volumes 1 & 2, We're Not in Kansas, The Toltec Trilogy,
|Childrens Books, Educational, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Fiction, History, Horror, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Short Stories, Speculative, Young Adult
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