Author interview on ‘That Thing I Said’ Blog

Thanks to Paul Western-Pittard for posting my author interview on his authors. books, interviews and writing blog: ‘That Thing I Said’.
Please check it out at http://cerullean.net/author-interview-nicholas-j-ordinan/#comments

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He rode into our valley in the summer of ’89

And now he’s riding onto your Blu-Ray player (at least in his Alan Ladd incarnation) on June 4th 1953 in time to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of George Stevens’ classic western movie based on my favourite western novel of all time – ‘Shane’ by Jack Schaefer, published in 1949.

Pre-order here http://tinyurl.com/cbjms4n

Check out the tailer here: http://tinyurl.com/yznpyl4

Finally, Kimble. Finally 🙂

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Smashwords e-book week. Free and bargain e-books for one week!

“My early thriller novel ‘Home Run’ is free to download during e-book week on Smashwords.
A unique tale of a man’s search to find the truth. The reader is taken in by the twists and turns of the plot, as Doug discovers one dead lead after another. Will appeal to all who love a story that dares to be different. –E-Book Reviews Weekly

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/245948

All my other novels are for sale at reduced prices, too during this promotion period.

Enjoy more for less 🙂

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Today is the birthday of my first literary hero, Jack Schaefer, author of ‘Shane’.

One of my first cinematic memories stems from seeing George Steven’s movie adaptation of the great Jack Schaefer western novel, Shane at the Gaumont cinema in Wolverhampton in 1953 with my father.  I vividly recall being startled by the uncharacteristically loud gunshots when Alan Ladd demonstrated his gunfighting prowess to the hero-worshipping, Joey, played by Brandon DeWilde.  Only years later did  I learn that Stevens had deliberately intended the sounds to be disturbing and had used a recording of a howitzer being fired into a bucket for the sound effect.  I loved that movie like no other before or since.

Some years later I read the novel for the first of many, many times and, at once, discovered both a literary hero and a model for my upcoming manhood.

Thank you, Jack Schaefer and thank you, Shane.

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Very nice 5 star review of ‘The Celluloid Kid’ on Amazon.

My first reader response to ‘The Celluloid Kid’ has been posted on Amazon. 5 stars and very complimentary review. Thanks very much!

http://tinyurl.com/9nfmlbg

Interesting Premise – handled well

The title caught my attention with this book, but the writing and the strong story kept it. Trevor, to me at least, is every teenage boy in the 21st century who has not been allowed to rough house and be boys, but instead are holed up in their rooms, playing video games and watching movies. The real world is boring in comparison to the one created by Hollywood and game consoles.

Trevor’s mettle is tested when robbers hold up his bank branch. Can he indeed be the hero he has secretly dreamed he can be?

This thought provoking book is well written and thoroughly enjoyable. I highly recommend it!

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All four of my current novels now published and distributed with Smashwords

As of today,  my four completed novels which are available as trade paperbacks and Kindle eBooks through Amazon at http://tinyurl.com/7r8sw3d are now available as multi-format eBooks through Smashwords as well.
See my Smashwords Author Page at http://tinyurl.com/8obc39z

 

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Opinions

“The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not entirely absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.”
Bertrand Russell, Marriage and Morals

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