Author Profile

Owen Clough
Leaving school at the age of fourteen, Owen travelled around New Zealand on a working holiday. Then at the age of seventeen joined the Royal New Zealand Airforce, where he spent eleven years on different bases including time overseas. He married his wife Kaye at twenty and they are still together today. Over the years he's had various jobs from driving the big red buses in Christchurch to selling dairy products. He owned two businesses, a coffee bar/tearooms, and a limousine. Then in 1995 he joined the tourist tram operation in Christchurch and spent the next twenty years with the company, including a year in Auckland helping to set up their operation. After surviving the devastating earthquakes of 2010 in Christchurch they sold their home after it was repaired, and both Owen and Kaye hit the road in their 5th wheel motor-home. He is now retired, they have two grown children and one Granddaughter. Owen, a keen Genealogist, motor caravanner, and rugby fanatic with a love of history, has put his hobbies to good use. He always wondered what it would be like to live back in the turbulent times of New Zealand's history and wrote his first book with this in mind. 'WHISPERS OF THE PAST' is historical fiction and the first book of a trilogy. The second book is 'Shadows of the Mind' and 'Clearing of the Mist' rounds up the three-book series.

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About: Rodney is currently the author of four books - "The Book of Nicknames"; "The Millipede Effect My Quest to Understand the Homeless, Standed and Down & Out"; "What IF? Just A.S.K. How Our Youth Can Change,Improve or Become an Influence in Those Things they Desire" and "What IF I want to be a Christian? Just A.S.K." His book inspirations lie within the work he does that involves helping others improve on aspects of their lives. Rodney leads two significant non-profit actions he created "We Care" (Designed educate to bring to be a bridge for the homeless and the agencies that care for them) and "A Life Saved is a Future Gained" (Program designed to educate and Bing awareness to issues of Missing and Eploited Children,Runaway Youth and Human Trafficking of our Youth). Brooks has also Colo barred with his youngest daughter to create the What IF? Just A.S.K. program designed to improve and empower our youth. Rodney is an active Church Leader and a 30 plus year Human Resources professional in several fortune 100 and 500 companies. Https:www.Whatifjustask.com Https:bbv2m@bbv2m-brothersbrooksvision2missionllc.com
Rodney Darrel Brooks
About: Julie Stafford changed a generation's eating habits in the 80's and 90's. She became Australia's biggest and fastest selling cookbook author, selling more than 2.2million copies globally. When in 2006, she lost the love of her life, her life changed infinitely. She changed her writing genre to deliver a love story born of synchronicities that were just too powerful to ignore. Based on her real life events, her story will touch your heart and have you searching for your own synchronicities to give your life greater meaning and fulfillment.
JULIE STAFFORD
About: Steve Catto is an old man, or at least that's what it says on his birth certificate. He was born in Yorkshire, but his parents took him to Australia when he was six years old and he grew up there, sometimes racing cars across the desert.

He was never very good at school, but the one thing he did learn was how to learn, and he started writing programs for the computer at the local university, much to the disdain of his teachers who told him that he would ‘never make a living out of that rubbish'. In his late teens he returned to the UK, and his parents followed him – which wasn't what he wanted because he was hoping to get away from them. His first proper job was in the computer department of an infamous Oxford publishing company, and he subsequently went on to write software for electricity control systems, and simulators for the military. He started to fly gliders and wrote programs to analyse the data from aircraft flight recorders, where he also learned to fly, and crash, lots of other types of aircraft as well – which was the best part of the job. At various times in his career he has also lived and worked in France, Switzerland, and Canada, and he now lives in Scotland. Since appearing in school plays as a child he has performed almost continuously on the amateur stage, and spent a few years scuba diving. These two things have nothing to do with each other. In terms of his pedigree as an author he has written many technical manuals and filled in countless timesheets, so is well versed in the art of conjuring up works of fiction, however he has never written a novel before, especially not one that involves a blonde girl and a man with a bow and arrow, but he did once spend three weeks working in a factory that made handles for buckets.

Steve Catto