Voyages of the Mind

February 19, 2020 Renny Historical FictionTorn Asunder

Going out for a meal is a wonderful treat. Often, we choose something from the menu that we wouldn’t otherwise have, using the experience to explore foods from other cultures and so, in a way, we enjoy a short visit to another place through the tastes, aromas and colours of those exotic lands. Going out […]

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Book Launch!

January 30, 2020 Renny Uncategorized

I’d love to have you join me for the launch of my new book: Torn Asunder. Torn Asunder – a story about a conflicted man; opening in 1916 and set during one of Ireland’s most turbulent eras. When: 8 February 2020 (3pm to 5 pm) Where: P.J. O’Brien Irish Pub & Restaurant, 39 Colborne St. […]

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Ripples On The Water

January 7, 2020 Renny After ParisHistorical FictionTorn Asunder

One of my favourite books is Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway. In a nutshell, set in London after World War 1, the main character, Clarissa Dalloway sees her job as creating connections between people and to that end the story focuses on a party she is throwing. During her preparations for the party, Mrs. Dalloway’s mind […]

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Hostile Water

May 13, 2019 Renny Short Story

Round Two submission for the NYC Midnight Short Story Contest Heat 17 Genre: ThrillerSubject: TerritorialityCharacter: A bus driver Ajay Bell decided to saunter over to the three men huddled over a map spread on the hood of their red Chevy Suburban, unaware that for the rest of his days, he’d regret this as the worst […]

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Easter Harvest

March 28, 2019 Renny Awards

My Round 1 Submission for the NYC Midnight Short Story Contest Update April 3, 2019: My story was selected #1 in my heat. Now I’m on to Round 2! The assignment was: 1. Genre: Action/Adventure 2. Subject: A Harvest 3. Character: A Truck Driver Emmet Ryan woke with a start. He lay still for a […]

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And So This Is Christmas (thank you J.L.)

December 21, 2018 Renny Life

As Christmas approaches, it is once again the season for reflection. I am a bit of a ‘hoarder’ and as such enjoy reading through old correspondence occasionally. Today I read some letters from a former military comrade. In particular I read some that he wrote to me while he was posted to Sarajevo. See the […]

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Book Review: Triumph of a Tsar

September 23, 2018 Renny Book ChatHistorical Fiction

For anyone who would like something a little bit different in the history genre, check out my review of Triumph of a Tsar by Tamar Anolic, a well-written Alternative Historical Fiction. Triumph of a Tsar is a work of alternate historical fiction in which the Russian Revolution of 1917 is averted, and the hemophiliac Alexei, […]

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Consumable History – Virgin to Victoria

August 21, 2018 Renny Book ChatHistorical Fiction

Virgin to Victoria is a powerful retelling of the history of the British monarchy, beginning with Henry VIII’s daughter, Elizabeth I, as she comes to the throne. Charting Elizabeth’s incredible journey, Virgin to Victoria travels in time through the confusion of the Stuart dynasty, the devastation of a Civil War led by Oliver Cromwell, horrific […]

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Feeling Grateful

April 22, 2018 Renny AwardsHistorical Fiction

Spring seems to have finally arrived in Southern Ontario and it brings with it a renewed sense of purpose as the grass greens and buds hint at the arrival of new leaves. It’s with this joy in all things gardening that I’m especially honoured to be the recipient of a Len Cullen Scholarship. This (one […]

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Read An Ebook Week 2018

March 4, 2018 Renny Events

Read An Ebook Week 2018 I’m delighted to participate in this exciting event. Both my ebooks are discounted by 50% when purchased through Smashwords. Check it out now: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/649211 https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/401486  

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