"Heaven is a library of every book ever written, eternity to sit and read,

and a bottomless cup of the best coffee."

- Alan Wright

Where You Will Die

 

NEW STUFF

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WHO'S THIS ALAN WRIGHT?

Three extracts from WHERE YOU WILL DIE, to introduce the main character

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SO, I KILLED A DARLING

Accomplished authors and teachers of the writing craft all agree: Good writing is rewriting.

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WATCH ME READ: "SOME PRUNING IS BEST DONE IN FALL"

The story is of two women, recently married, and the impact of a mother's death on their newfound happiness. A rose blossom, the third character in the tale, helps one of the women answer the question, "What's in a name?"

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SNEAK PEEK - WHERE YOU WILL DIE

The spirit of Ruth MacKenzie was visible everywhere in her shop except her body.

 
 

WHERE YOU WILL DIE

A New Direction for My Novel


After three years of drafting, editing, and revising, I am embarked on the final preparations of my novel, previously titled:

FOR WANT OF SCRIPTURE.

When a beloved local businesswoman is murdered in the sleepy town of Eden Ridge, her best friend and spiritual leader must use his knack for introspection and eye for human nature to help solve her murder. 

More than a cozy mystery, the story examines the nature of friendship, grief, abiding love and smoldering hatred. 


I'll be sharing more here and on Medium about the final leg of this long journey. Join me as I put the finishing touches on:

WHERE YOU WILL DIE

(Summer 2021)

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RECENT BOOKS

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THE SHAMING OF THE RAKE

2016

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

2017

"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

 
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MY INTERVIEW ON NANCY'S BOOKSHELF

September 2017

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!

 

ABOUT ME

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 currently working to finish and publish my first novel, WHERE YOU WILL DIE.


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. 

craigallenheath@gmail.com
 

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