Thursday, 30 April 2015

'Voices' Launch and Reading

The launch for the Spring issue of the Lake Winnipeg writers' Group;s literary journal, 'Voices,' will be May 3rd at McNally Robinson in Winnipeg, where I'll be reading from my First in Fiction entry in the Write on the Lake Contest, 'Fear of Flying.'
Drop by if you'll be in the neighbourhood, and don't be shy, either. I won't bite...promise...

A Wonderful Week

This has been a great week. Many thanks to all involved.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

An Absolutely Superb Review For Adventures in India!

Thank you very, very much, Evie.

on April 24, 2015
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At first I couldn't get personal issues out of my mind and then unexpectedly, I fell into the story. Emerging some time later, I realised that I had been absorbed by the tale, all reality had vanished as I joined the adventurers in India.

I was there, an unlikely observer as Charlie denied his affection for the great grey beast Radha. When they saved Madam Pirali, I was biting a finger nail.

This is truly a wonderful work of historical fiction as Eden crosses the inhospitable frontiers of India into Bhutan with a dwindling crew of coolies and a handful of British soldiers. His mission, to parley with the leaders of a new governmental body brought about by a recent civil uprising in an attempt to stop a British intervention/war. This will bring about every conceivable emotion there is to be had from the reader which is exactly what an author hopes for when writing a book.

As always there is a woman; a special woman, a woman who causes our heroic Charlie many a moment of anguish and self-recrimination.

A well written book will always push reality aside and take you on the journey as it unfolds and this story will enthrall the reader (and give you quite an education about historical events in Bhutan during British rule (in India) in 1864. For history buffs, this is most informative.

An enormous amount of research has gone into this work (being pedantic, I checked) and using an authors free licence, Mr Lovatt has interlaced history and fiction with poise and finesse. I have come to expect no less from him. Outstandingly written.

Why this author isn't on the top shelves in bookstores is beyond me; this calibre of writing is not common.

In my humble opinion, someone should take C W Lovatt in hand and promote, promote, promote until his name is synonymous with the likes of Stephen King, George MacDonald Fraser and rolls off the tongues of everyday people like you and I (as do these other authors of renown) and his books are sitting (in company with aforementioned authors) on bookshelves in stores and homes around the world.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Another Great Review For The Adventures of Charlie Smithers!


Cheers, Karen! :) <3

5 stars adventure, romance action and humor something for everyone.
ByKaren H. Vaughan "potluckprincess"on April 24, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition

Charlie is a gentleman’s servant way back in the days of Queen Victoria. Charlie and Lord Brampton are exploring the world in Africa when Charlie is forced off a cliff by a charging Rhino. That’s where the fun begins. He is rescued by a tribe of Massai and nursed back to health. When the head shaman decides Charlie is the devil he is forced to flee with his nubile nursemaid, a crazy hag and a disgruntled camel. Soon after Charlie and Loiyan are left to their own devices and make a life for themselves while evading Massai warriors, and Arab slavers. Love blooms and tragedy strikes like a Shakespearean drama.
This was written with humor and a look at African customs back in the day. Charlie and Loiyan are rich likeable characters that you root for all through the story. Mr. Lovatt did this historical adventure proud and I look forward to his next trip abroad. five stars for a “can’t put down” book!
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Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Pod Cast - What a Blast!

Follow the link to listen as host, Dellani Oakes conducts an excellent interview with fellow writers, Joan Lane, William Beck and myself. I haven't had time to listen to it yet (2hrs long) but I had a blast, and I think I nailed reading an excerpt from "Charlie Smithers: Adventures in India."

The Chat Room During the Show

Podcast Today!

Tune in today for my podcast interview with host, Dellani Oaks. Prepare to be wowed by my sage wisdom and manly baritone....

Wednesday, 8 April 2015


I just heard from my publisher: they want to publish the next Charlie Smithers (Adventures Downunder). I was hoping they would, but what I didn't expect was for it to happen so soon! Heck, I only sent them the manuscript last month; I wasn't expecting to hear from them until late in December, or more likely January, or February!

So anyway, I'm pretty happy!