Author Archives: Nicholas J. Ordinans

About Nicholas J. Ordinans

Inkslinger and StoryTeller

New Edition of Jack Schaefer’s novel ‘Shane’

2017 edition of my all time favourite western novel, ‘Shane’ by Jack Schaefer, published by University of New Mexico Press and with an introduction by Robert Nott of the Sante Fe ‘New Mexican’. Nice cover illustration being a re-hued version of … Continue reading

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Author Interview Published On The Writing Blog Of Fellow Author, Mercedes Fox

Please check out a very nice author interview on the writing blog of fellow author,  Mercedes Fox. and, while you are there, take the time to explore the rest of her site and learn about her writing: Many … Continue reading

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Anecdotal Story published in the May Issue of Reader’s Digest

Finally got my fingers, and my fingernails dirty, setting up my raised vegetable gardens. Finished just in time to check out the delivery of my signed contract and May issue of Reader’s Digest containing my latest anecdotal contribution to the … Continue reading

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Five star review of my first novel ‘Home Run’ on Amazon Australia!

I have only just checked out my author’s page on Amazon Australia for the first time as I operate exclusively through their US store and have discovered a very nice 5 star review of my first novel, the thriller ‘Home … Continue reading

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Preview of ‘Where There Be Tygers’ available for view on Amazon

Check it out here: Where There Be Tygers preview

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Anecdotal Story published in the December Issue of Reader’s Digest

An anecdotal story of mine has been published in the December edition of Reader’s Digest in the section called ‘Smart Animals’. And I have just received my contract and complimentary copy in the mail 🙂 Excellent! Thank you, Reader’s Digest!

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Back To The Future Day is here!

Guess what I’ll be watching tonight 🙂

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‘Whose Zoo’ now a full-time project, at last!

After numerous false starts and the painfully slow production of some thirty-five thousand words, my memoir of my nearly thirty years as a Zoo Keeper, both in England and Australia, is now an ongoing, full-time project! Writing this memoir has … Continue reading

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‘The Raven’ by Edgar Allan Poe for my birthday!

What a great birthday present for a lover of words. The full text of Edgar Allan Poe’s brilliant poem on a scarf! Thank you, E! And thank you Storiarts for making it possible.

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My new writing partners.

This year’s writing has started very slowly, for various reasons, but my routine has returned to some semblance of normality over the past couple of weeks. My writing life has been greatly enhanced by the addition of a completely new … Continue reading

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