"Heaven is a library of every book ever written, eternity to sit and read,
and a bottomless cup of the best coffee."
- Alan Wright
For Want of Scripture
Oh, heady days!
Late imperial, early feudal,
rancor in the air like poison smoke.
SONG WITHOUT MELODY
Is this what we want,
we sons and daughters of the revolution?
FABLE FOR A BROKEN PEOPLE
Sios sighed and shrugged. “Go, if you must. But mark my words, you think you’re on everyone’s side, the Buradans and the Tamans both. But you are on nobody’s side. You are alone.”
FOR WANT OF SCRIPTURE
Now Seeking Representation
When an antique dealer is murdered in the sleepy town of Eden Ridge, the local spiritual leader must use his knack for introspection and eye for human nature to help solve her murder.
A sleepy community is rocked by the murder of upstanding citizen Ruth McKenzie, and their resident non-denominational minister finds himself right in the middle. With a cool temperament, the wisdom of introspection, and a passion for justice, Alan Wright finds himself being drawn into the role of amateur detective. What was the “rare and valuable” item that Ruth wanted to get into his hands so desperately the day before she was killed? How does her rocky relationship with her daughter and son-in-law fit in? Will Alan be able to piece together this puzzle, or will the small town turn its suspicions on the relative newcomer pastor and his new age philosophies?
FOR WANT OR SCRIPTURE
is the debut novel of The Kilted Cleric series by Craig Allen Heath. He is now at work on book two,
THE BUDDHA ON THE ROAD.
THE SHAMING OF THE RAKE
Being a short but most delightful Commedia dell’Arte Play, Intended for the Amusement and Edification of Persons Highborn or Common, Consisting of One Act in Two Scenes, Without Intermission and Imparting a Moral Lesson of Great Significance regarding Love, Treachery and Redemption, Suitable for both Men and Women but Presenting a Significant Number of Indecent Innuendos and Libertine Locutions So as to be Unsuitable for Children.
THE END OF AN ORDINARY LIFE
"OUTSTANDING. In The End of an Ordinary Life: A Memoir in Verse, we are presented with poems of memory and loss, poems that seek to rekindle and reclaim with delicate and precise description a window that we can all see through. "Morning Song When the Music has Faded" is a good example of what this collection does well, creating a window into the past and making us feel as well as see it and investing the poem with the wistful sense of love and loss."
-- Judge, 5th Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published eBook Awards
MY INTERVIEW ON NANCY'S BOOKSHELF
I discuss my play, The Shaming of the Rake, and my award-winning collection, The End of an Ordinary Life, with Nancy Wigman of North State Public Radio - give a listen!
I am a debut author with over 40 years’ experience writing, most of it technical or commercial. I began as a reporter/journalist in the 1980’s, then followed the money into technical fields. I never stopped writing poetry, short fiction and plays, and I am now renewing my original life goal of succeeding as a novelist. I publish on Medium, and my volume – THE END OF AN ORDINARY LIFE – won the Writer’s Digest Self-Published eBook prize for poetry in 2017.
I am seeking representation for my first novel, FOR WANT OF SCRIPTURE, and drafting the second in the series, THE BUDDHA ON THE ROAD.
I write between the hours spent on work, helping my lovely wife Pat enjoy her retirement, and enjoying the beauty and antics of our girl, Coco.