I am from Ghana, but live in Indonesia with my family. I write contemporary religious fiction for readers of all religious persuasion, dealing with the current state of world affairs and their true significance.
Leslie W P Garland
The Norwegian philosopher Arne Ness said, “The best aspect of a book is not the thoughts it contains, but the thoughts it unleashes.” So yes, my stories contain thoughts, but I hope they also unleash the thoughts of my readers. “The Red Grouse Tales” are four tales told in the Red Grouse Inn. They have similar themes running through them – good and evil, philosophy and religion, a sprinkling of fantasy and a good dash of mystery (something like; C S Lewis meets Jostein Gaarder and Henry James? – though comparisons are hard to make) – but are all very different and so should provide something for everyone who likes to think about what they are reading.
The four tales are:- The Little Dog – a story of good and evil, and retribution. The Crow – a poignant tale of misunderstanding, dying, blame and bitterness. The Golden Tup – a dreadful tale of paradise being cruelly taken by latent evil. The White Hart – a happy ghost story, if there can be such a thing! I usually say my stories are for adult readers because they do contain occasional references to sex, sometimes a tiny bit of bad language, and are not “all action” from page 1. However, they ought to be suitable for NA and quite possibly YA as well. Available from Amazon.
“Miriamne the Magdala” tells the richly detailed story of an ancient Jewish family in crisis. When twelve-year-old Miriamne and her 13-year-old long-lost cousin Yeshua are unexpectedly reunited, sparks fly. But the grave illness of a parent causes turmoil and anxiety within the two related Houses, especially for Yeshua who recognizes that his earthly Mission is fast upon him and his miraculous powers are growing out of control. As the life-and-death situation escalates, he begins to question his allegiance to his Divine Father while Miriamne finds herself torn between her newfound love for Yeshua and her premonitions about his unimaginable fate.
I’ve been a hedge fund manager for ages and now I’ve decided to be an author too by composing my faith-based insights into a book “The Meditations of a Hedge Fund Manager” that will be indie-published very soon. What else? I love skiing and spending time with my family! And I love teaching Sunday school 🙂