Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Although Christmas is still a couple months away, it is time to start thinking of gifts for your special people.
I would like to recommend books as an excellent gift for those readers and book lovers that are on you Christmas list.
Of course, the first books that I want to recommend are my own, my historical novels and I have written and have published a few. You can find them on my website: http://www.chucksbook.com
as well as in the Chronicler Publishing bookstore at http://www.chroniclerpublishing.com
My books are not the only ones available. As editor of Chronicler Publishing, I recommend those by our writers.
Rudi Unterthiner's "Faces, Souls, and Painted Crows" is an excellent read though it is not actually a historical novel in the truest sense.
William Hay's "The Originals" is an superb novel based on the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry during World War I.
As well, there are others, so check them out.
Now is the time to order!

Friday, October 09, 2009

Long weekend

It's the beginning of the Thanksgiving long weekend, and I must admit that I haven't progressed very far in the chapter that I'm working on. It's 1945 and Peter is arriving home after being mustered out of the air force.
Anyway, that's where it's at now.
I don't think I'll get much done over the weekend, but who knows!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Black Gold

Presently, I'm working on the 8th book in the Alberta series, tentatively titled Black Gold. It covers the history of the Province of Alberta from 1925 to 1950 through the eyes of Peter O'liam , a young man from Evansburg, a coal mining town in central Alberta.
It covers the period of time when fossil fuel shifted from coal to gas and oil, and as well it takes in World War II.
Peter goes from the small town to the United Kingdom as a member of the Canadian Army and his participation in the Dieppe raid and later as a pilot in the RCAF to a position in the petroleum industry after the war.
The novel is only half written, but I hope to complete it by the end of the year.