Brian Wilson is a New Zealand writer who has travelled around the world, and has drawn on these and New Zealand experiences to write his short stories. He has qualifications in accountancy, management and psychology- an MA (honors). Brian has grown up in the recently earthquake-destroyed city of Christchurch where he has raised his own family and enjoyed recreational pursuits of writing, sport and music.
And now from the author himself:
At 12.51pm on the 22nd of February 2011, Christchurch City, New Zealand rocked to a 6.3 Richter scale earthquake. This violent shaking came as an unwanted lunch-time surprise to workers, reducing much of the central business area to a pile of rubble. Across the road from where I was working, the six-storey Canterbury Television Building collapsed entombing 113 occupants. That day people died, businesses collapsed and over 10,000 homes were destroyed. This was a moment in time- just another story in our lives. Tragic as this event may be, it marked the beginning of my first book of short stories “Moments in Time – a collection of short stories,”
The 30 short stories include not only some first-hand experiences of the Christchurch earthquake, but also humorous stories based in New Zealand and overseas. Many have surprised twists. “Moments in Time”, reminds us that every day is a unique experience and not always a bunch of roses. However, there is always light at the end of the tunnel, even though there may be a few trains in between. This is a book of inspiration and humour dedicated o the people of Christchurch who have endured too much for too long. Their resilience is admirable and an inspiration to all who are experiencing hard times.
I am currently completing my second book. This will include stories based on experiences in New Zealand, Australia, Zimbabwe, France, Italy, England, China and Japan and uses many of the same characters. This book is expected to be published and for sale late September.
You can find more about Brian and his writing via…
- His blog: http://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/3664510-moments-in-time-a-collection-of-short-stories
- An independent review at: http://www.theusreview.com/reviews/Moments-Wilson.html
- Readers reviews at: http://www.amazon.com/Moments-Time-Collection-Short-Stories/dp/1466926244
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