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Craig’s Books on His Great Passion* South Africa

July 24, 2014

Table Mountain (John)

Picture of Table Mountain (great) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst photographer”, so he calls himself), but whose photographic talents I definitely do NOT possess)!
web sites: http://www.jetpix.wordpress.com and http://www.johnsphotopics.wordpress.com

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=craig%20lock%20%2B%20South%20Africa

* other than his dear family, of course (+ writing, motor racing and “the spiritual journey”)

“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
~ Franz Kafka

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock
http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.creativekis.com/amazon.html and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
MINE!

Angolan Dawn

January 12, 2014

Angolan Dawn

Angolan Dawn )ebook)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The paperback version of Angolan Dawn should be out later today at http://www.amazon.com/Angolan-Dawn-story-nations-agony/dp/1494988747/

Angolan Dawn (createspace)

 

 

 

 

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

The End Of The Line

November 27, 2013

EndLine

The End Of The Line

A story based on fact in the dark days
of grand apartheid, but with the rich
promise and hope that a new South Africa
can bring.

 

 

 

 

“The past is another country”

 

SEA AND SAND

Sea and sand
My love
My land,
God bless Africa
Many sunsets
Gold and crimson
Have dripped on the horizon,
Weeping for the dying day.
Many dawns have risen
In timely resurrection
From their cradles of light
Sunsets and dawns
Dawns and sunsets
I have seen them all
But when,
Oh when will I see that day
When love will walk the common way
To heal my wounded people
And break the shackles around their hearts?
– Don Mattera.
I love that poem.

The paperback version of The End Of The Line  is available at http://www.amazon.com/The-End-Of-Line-Volume/dp/1858633931

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” (including his various novels on South Africa) are available at:

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock&sort=relevance&ie=UTF8&qid

http://goo.gl/vTpjk and http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html

MY VERY FIRST BOOK REVIEW (online) …definitely one to remember!

November 17, 2012

MY FIRST BOOK REVIEW (online)

MY FIRST BOOK REVIEW (online) of ‘THE END OF THE LINE’ (my first published book)

Definitely one to frame and keep for posterity…then hand to my grandchildren!

Review by: am on Aug. 12, 2011 :
“I bought three books about the apartheid era from Smashwords. One was great, one was amazing and professional quality. This one was terrible. Unreadable pap, written by someone with no capacity for critical thought.

The author has evidently been under a rock since 1993. His memoir/novel/whatever ends in 1993, with his liberal utopia being realized, and he has no idea what happened afterwards. It’s been EIGHTEEN YEARS. Did you read the newspaper ONCE since then? Where is your utopia now? Why haven’t you moved back to South Africa to enjoy its fruits?

He also can’t write and can’t edit his writing. He writes like a third grader with a learning impediment. The first chapter or so might look half decent but after that it gets unreadable. Absolutely do not buy this under any circumstances.”

“name witheld” (but what a “doos“*, who has absolutely nil understanding of the country, nor of my journey and personal circumstances!)

From http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/42710

Perhaps After that review I should have given up writing… but then I’m a very persistent “bugger”…and anyway what other job would be suitable for me!

“a not so sensitive little soul/arty-farty writer type”

 * If you want to know what that “funny” word means just go to google south africa

PS

”Man invented language in order to satisfy his need to complain.”
– Canadian linguist Steven Pinker

“One man’s (or woman’s) poison is another man’s meat”

That’s a metaphor, by the way

Thank goodness we  all have different tastes…whether a vegetarian or not!

Craig’s first novel on South Africa The End Of The Line (Volume 1) [Paperback] is available at

http://www.amazon.com/The-End-Of-Line-Volume/dp/1858633931

The End of the Line (South Africa) [Kindle Edition] is available at:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Line-South-Africa-ebook/dp/B005HY6YLI

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –

MINE!

Hardly surprising then, craig. If you write so badly, then no wonder you get reviews like that!

PPS

After that “review”, fortunately (or perhaps “unfortunately” for you dear readers, I didn’t slinker off and crawl into a rabbit hole in the ground never to be heard of again, nor to write another word…but still ended up, a “chicken-runner” on the other side of the world here  in the Antipodes…embarrassed, humiliated and totally shattered!

Only joking

“It’s not the critic who counts. It’s not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled. Credit belongs to the man who really was in the arena, his face marred by dust, sweat, and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs to come short and short again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming. It is the man who actually strives to do the deeds, who knows the great enthusiasm and knows the great devotion, who spends himself on a worthy cause, who at best, knows in the end the triumph of great achievement. And, who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and cruel souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

The various books that Craig ‘felt inspired to write’ (including ‘THE END OF THE LINE) are available at:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

Don’t worry about the world ending today…

it’s already tomorrow in “little scenic and tranquil” New Zealand

from http://www.sawriter.wordpress.com

 

CRAIG’S BOOKS ON SOUTH AFRICA

July 28, 2012
My first novel

My first novel

CRAIG’S BOOKS ON SOUTH AFRICA

THE JOURNEY IS PART OF THE DESTINATION

Craig’s various novels on South Africa have led him to this point “on the writing journey”

http://www.amazon.com/End-Line-Craig-Lock/dp/B0030B8HBU/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_11

The End of the Line (South Africa) by Craig Lock (Aug 17, 2011)

The New Rainbow by Craig Lock (Feb 14, 2012)

Angolan Dawn by Craig Lock (Aug 10, 2011)

. OVER THE RAINBOW (RAINBOWS) by Craig Lock (Aug 11, 2011)

Dropped Out in Godzone by Craig Lock and Marie Lock (Apr 4, 1997)

CAPE TOWN: The Beautiful “Mother City” (of South Africa) by craig lock and Gordon Richardson (Dec 26, 2011)

A Tribute to Nelson Mandela (Madiba) (A Tribute to Ayrtion Senna, A tribute to Martin Luther-King) by Craig Lock and craig (Jan 29, 2012)

The Awakened Spirit (A New Dawn and Craig’s Spiritual Books) by Craig Lock (Aug 13, 2004)

Angolan Dawn by Craig Lock (Jan 31, 2012)

The Awakening (Savuka)* (A New Dawn) by craig lock (Dec 29, 2011)

The New Rainbow (Rainbows) by Craig Lock (Aug 12, 2011)

I’ll Do It My Way: My Story by Craig Lock (Aug 10, 2011)

# Return of the Chickens by Craig Lock (Aug 11, 2011)

MY LIFELONG LOVE AFFAIR WITH SPORT by Craig Lock (Aug 11, 2011)

The End Of The Line (Volume 1) by Craig Lock (Feb 7, 2012)

Paperback: $10.90

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 and http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children – mine!

CRAIG’S BOOKS ON SOUTH AFRICA

THE JOURNEY IS PART OF THE DESTINATION

Craig’s various novels on South Africa have led him to this point “on the writing journey”

http://www.amazon.com/End-Line-Craig-Lock/dp/B0030B8HBU/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_11

http://www.amazon.com/End-Line-South-Africa-ebook/dp/B005HY6YLI/ref=sr_1_38?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1325174942&sr=1-38http://www.amazon.com/New-Rainbow-Craig-Lock/dp/B0030B4FLG

 

http://www.amazon.com/Angolan-Dawn-ebook/dp/B005GSGSQG/

 Angolan Dawn by Craig Lock (Jan 31, 2012)

http://www.amazon.com/Angolan-Dawn-Craig-Lock/dp/0473166852

http://www.amazon.com/OVER-RAINBOW-RAINBOWS-ebook/dp/B005GYIFK2/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_8

http://www.amazon.com/End-Rainbow-ebook/dp/B004YTPE9A/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi

To the End of the Rainbow

http://www.amazon.com/To-End-Rainbow-ebook/dp/B004YTPE9A

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 and http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children – mine!

My first novel