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About Brian Wilson
In his working career he has worked as an investigator and part-time counsellor.
He is married with three adult children.
His qualifications comprise an honours Masters Degree in Psychology (clinical papers), and accounting and management qualifications.
He was inspired to write his first book of short stories following his experiences of the killer earthquake in Christchurch on 22 February 2011. His short stories are both thought provoking and humorous. These are stories based in both New Zealand and other countries such as Australia, Japan, China, Thailand, England, Scotland etc. Brian loves to travel and also in the past has been a keen tramper (hiker), exploring the Southern Alps of New Zealand.
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The first in a series of adventures about Clyde the Green Fish comes Clyde’s corner. Clyde is a young green fish that has a best friend named Warner, and they are ready to go on their first adventure and leave their safe home under their dock. What happens to Clyde and his best friend on their adventure?
On the 4th May 1866 the General Grant, a 179-foot clipper, came to grief on the cliffs of the Auckland Islands of New Zealand. At the time it was travelling from Melbourne to London carrying 83 passengers and reportedly 2,576 ounces of gold?
Robbie, a Southland (New Zealand) sheep farmer suspects that his uncle a famous treasure hunter salvaged this treasure but the secret dies on his uncle's deathbed. He inherits his uncle's estate but is also left with the unanswered question about the General Grant. Robbie's obsession to resolve this mystery takes him down a dangerous path where he brushes with unsavoury characters who have more than a passing interest in the gold. Did his uncle salvage the gold and who really was his uncle?
This thriller involves historical events woven into a work of fiction and is of particular interest to those in New Zealand. Australia and England. In the early history of New Zealand and Australia, ships took the dangerous but fastest route to England sailing west to east through the Southern Ocean. Many ships disappeared hitting icebergs, coming to grief around the horn or ending up as wrecks like the General Grant on sub-Antarctic islands.
My book covers the laidback, rural, New Zealand lifestyle of a Southland farmer caught up in this mystery. In reading this book one will not only enjoy a gripping thriller but will be left learning what is known about the General Grant and deciding whether the treasure has been salvaged.
This is a book you won’t want to put down.
Here Comes the SunPerhaps? will take you on a journey through the spring of life, leaving behind winterthe Bumpy Roads (his previous book). The dark clouds have now parted and the sun emerges, promising new beginnings and a warmer approach to life. But life is never predictable, and the best of plans sometimes fall apart and the humour of life surfaces.
Brian Wilsons collection comprises thirty entertaining short stories plus the contribution by a new short story writer. The stories are set in New Zealand, China, Japan, England, Zambia, India, and Fiji. Brian Wilson is well travelled and uses his overseas experiences as a basis for these stories. Having an MA (honours) in psychology, he understands how people tick, and his characters are very real and his stories true to life.
Bumpy Roads reminds us that life is unpredictable and change, inevitablenew faces, places, and unique experiences. Life can be embarrassing, demanding, challenging, yet rewarding. We largely decide our own destiny by the directions we decide to take.
This book sets out to entertain the reader, yet provoke thought. It is my hope that you, the reader, will enjoy these stories.
"An avid short story reader, I thought these were brilliant and must be published. The stories are not only told by Brian but are Brian, reflecting his witty sometime subtle sense of humour and play on words. They are naturally thought provoking."
David R Moore
M.Prof.Studs., Dip.Mgt., Cert.QA.