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The purpose of this blog (newauthoronline.com) is to showcase my writing (gosh that sounds pompous but it isn’t meant to be, honestly)! For details of my books please see below.

Reviews of my books can be seen here: https://newauthoronline.com/reviews-of-my-books/

THE FIRST TIME BY KEVIN MORRIS

 

In this collection of short stories I explore why young women enter the world of prostitution while other stories look at what happens when the worlds of sex and technology collide. In “The First Time”, the first story in this collection, we meet Becky a young graduate who enters the world of prostitution in order to clear her debts. The story looks at the effects of prostitution on Becky and her fellow escort and friend Julie. In “The Pain Behind the Smile” Issie presents her friend, Peter with a birthday cake, however things are not what they seem. In “Lucy” the acquaintances of a crusty old bachelor speculate how he could attract and retain the affections of a beautiful young woman. As with “The Pain Behind the Smile” things are far from what they seem. “Hemlock” explores what happens when machines attain the capacity to appreciate high culture. The story is both humorous and deeply serious.

For The First Time please visit for Amazon UK or  Amazon US

The First Time‘ eBook cover:

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SAMANTHA BY KEVIN MORRIS

Samantha tells the story of a young girl forced into prostitution in the city of Liverpool. The story examines the physical and psychological effects of forced prostitution on Sam. Can Sam survive or will she end her life in the murky waters of Liverpool’s Albert Docks?

For Samantha please visit Amazon US or Amazon UK

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AN ACT OF MERCY AND OTHER STORIES BY KEVIN MORRIS

A collection of dark and intriguing tales encompassing blackmail, murder and sex.

For An act of mercy and other stories please visit Amazon US or Amazon UK

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STING IN THE TAIL AND OTHER STORIES

A collection of short stories, many of which have an unexpected twist in the tale. The stories range from ghostly happenings through to tales of crime and moral conflict.

For Sting in the tail and other stories, visit Amazon US  or Amazon UK

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STREET WALKER AND OTHER STORIES

In this collection of flash fiction we meet a variety of characters, many of whom have been deeply damaged by life. The stories range from a young prostitute who walks the dangerous streets of London to tales of vengeance and comeuppance. Serious issues of abuse of power are touched upon. Anyone who is looking for a comfortable read should avoid this book.

For Street Walker and other stories please visit Amazon UK or Amazon US

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THE SUSPECT AND OTHER TALES:

Tales of the unexpected, ranging from stories of crime and vengeance through to ghostly happenings in an ancient mansion.

For The Suspect and other tales please visit Amazon UK or Amazon US

The Suspect‘ eBook cover:

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DALLIANCE; A COLLECTION OF POETRY AND PROSE:

In this collection of poetry and prose the intimate connections between the natural world and humanity are explored, while a number of pieces are of a humorous nature.

For Dalliance; a collection of poetry and prose please visit Amazon US or Amazon UK

Dalliance‘ eBook cover:

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Dalliance‘ print book cover:

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THE GIRL WHO WASN’T THERE AND OTHER POEMS:

The great Oscar Wilde remarked, “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars”.
Many of the poems in this collection portray people struggling in life’s gutter.
“Lonely men of a certain age” hear the voices of young women and yearn for something beyond “sterile sitting rooms”, while to the prostitute, its all about “handbags and shoes”, even if her “choice” leads to the woman “drowning in booze”.
Anyone who likes dark poetry will, it is hoped, gain something from this collection.

For ‘The girl who wasn’t there and other poems‘ please visit Amazon US or Amazon UK

‘The girl who wasn’t there’ book trailer:

The girl who wasn’t there‘ eBook cover:

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The girl who wasn’t there‘ print book cover:

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LOST IN THE LABYRINTH OF MY MIND

A collection of poems about nature, love, and life in general.

‘Lost in the labyrinth of my mind’ ebook cover

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‘Lost in the labyrinth of my mind’ print book cover

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For ‘Lost in the labyrinth of my mind’ please visit Amazon UK or Amazon US

For tbe print edition please visit: http://moyhill.com/lost/

‘REFRACTIONS’

“The poet may redact
The light that through his poem does refract.
But the reader will therein construe
That she believes to be true”.

Light refracts causing confusion as to where it is going in the same
way that poems do. What the reader thinks the poet means and
what he actually does are often 2 rather different things but readers
will, none the less draw their own conclusions (eroneous or
otherwise).

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For ‘Refractions’ please visit Amazon UK or Amazon US

LINKS:

For my interview on Croydon Radio, please visit http://croydonradio.com/upload/podcast/2016-04-09-16-00-53.mp3 My interview begins approximately 1 hour and 12 minutes into the podcast, and is roughly 25 minutes in duration.

You can find me on Goodreads by visiting the following link http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6879063.Kevin_Morris

You can find me on Amazon’s Author Central by clicking here http://www.amazon.co.uk/K.-Morris/e/B00CEECWHY/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

You can also find my Youtube HERE

LINKS TO MY GUEST POSTS:

Many thanks to everyone who has kindly hosted me on their blogs. It is very much appreciated. For links to my guest posts please see below.

For my guest post on Chris The Story Reading Ape’s blog please visit: http://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2014/02/06/guest-author-kevin-morris-2/

For my guest post on Linze Brandon’s blog, managing online distractions please visit: http://linzebrandon.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/managing-online-distractions-guest-post.html

For my guest post on Cupitonians please visit: http://cupitonians.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/guest-blog-why-i-write/

For my guest post on Cupitonians on ‘Dalliance’ please visit: https://cupitonians.wordpress.com/2015/01/21/guest-blog-dalliance/

For my other guest post on Cupitonians please visit: https://cupitonians.wordpress.com/2015/04/15/last-5-years-by-new-author-online/

For my author interview on Smorgasboard Invitation (Sally G. Cronin) please visit: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/04/12/the-sunday-show-defining-moments-with-kevin-morris/

For my interview on Authors Interviews please visit: http://authorsinterviews.wordpress.com/2014/10/19/here-is-my-interview-with-kevin-morris/

For my poem Vampire on Calamities Press please visit: https://calamitiespress.com/2014/10/19/vampire-slippy-realism-by-kevin-morris/

For another one of my poems, Dalliance on Calamities Press please visit: http://calamitiespress.com/2014/09/21/dalliance-poetry-by-kevin-morris/

For my post on my collection of poetry and prose, ‘Dalliance‘  on Chris the Story Reading Apes blog please visit http://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2015/02/01/read-about-author-kevin-morris-explaining-his-poetry/

For Sally’s post regarding my collection of poetry ‘Lost in the labyrinth of my mind’, please visit: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/new-book-fanfare-poetry-lost-in-the-labyrinth-of-my-mind-by-kevin-morris/

For the appearance of my guide dog Trigger in ‘Pet of the Week’ on Sally’s blog please visit: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2016/08/18/pet-of-the-week-trigger-right-hand-man-of-poet-kevin-morris/

I hope you enjoy reading my books together with the stories and other posts on this blog.

Kevin

85 thoughts on “About

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  2. Prasad

    Just happened to run into your blog. You have got a beautiful space running here. Loved some of your write-ups. Its very subtle. I guess I will be hanging around here a lot. 🙂 Great work

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      1. The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

        My pleasure. I’m now following you with great relish. I saw your bio on Amazon as well and see you’re from Liverpool. My father was born in Leeds and his family migrated to the U.S. beginning of the twentieth century. I have a great fondness for that area of the world.

        Wishing you well and great success.

        Your new friend,
        Paulette

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  11. CW

    Hi Kevin, thanks for sharing me with your story and leaving me such an inspiring comment on my blog. I guess experiences always leave us thankful for what we have right now.
    Thanks once again for visiting and definitely hope for your visit in the future.
    Take care meanwhile. 🙂

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  12. JC

    Thanks for following my blog and the comments/likes. I’ve just skimmed through your site, but I’m going to follow and walk around a bit…

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  13. Casey

    I saw your comment on https://nimbus432.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/parkinsons-the-starry-night-and-creativity/ and at risk of sounding stereotypical (but I promise, I’m not), how do you blog and write? I don’t mean, “how do you accomplish it;” I’d like to know what tools you use, if you don’t mind sharing.

    My good friend recently had (successful) brain tumor removal, but unfortunately, although they “got it all,” it appears some nerves were damaged and she’s currently experiencing double vision. The doctors aren’t sure if she’ll regain sight or hearing (she’s also currently deaf in one ear). Double-or-nothing…when it comes to vision, which is better? I don’t know, but she’s not able to drive or read or write, and it makes her constantly feel dizzy and sick.

    She’s a writer and musician by trade, so after reading your note, thought I’d ask for your advice regarding tools she can use if she’s permanently unable to see her computer screen.

    Thanks so much, in advance!

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    1. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

      Many thanks for your comment and for following my blog.
      I use screen reading software called Job Access With Speech (JAWS) which converts text into speech and Braille enabling those unable to read print to interpret what is on screen. You don’t need to know Braille in order to use JAWS (the speech works just fine by itself). However, if a person is, as I am, a braille reader then a braille display can be hooked up to a computer. In fact I have a Braille display on my work computer but rely purely on speech when using my own (personal) home laptop. You can find further information on Jaws at the following link, http://www.freedomscientific.com/Products/Blindness/JAWS.
      Apple products have Voiceover which can be activated from within settings. Voiceover reads the device’s screen allowing visually impaired people to hear books, brows the internet etc. The great thing about Voiceover is that it is included, free with Apple products unlike JAWS which is a priced product, (I.E. a blind person wanting to use JAWS would need to buy a standard Windows computer then, on top of that purchase Jaws while with Apple products you get the speech facility included).
      I also own a Kindle which has a text to speech facility allowing me to have books read to me. Not all Kindles have this so its important to check prior to purchasing one.
      I wish your friend the very best of luck. If I can help in any way please e-mail me at newauthoronline (at) gmail.com.

      All the very best to you and your friend.

      Kevin

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      1. Casey

        Thank you so much for the information. I will definitely pass that on to her. Have you heard of Audible.com? I’m sighted, but I really like having someone else read to me. 🙂 If you don’t already have an account, you can get a free book. I highly recommend The Winds of War by Herman Wouk if you like historical fiction (and even if you don’t usually like it…I’m kind of wishy-washy about historical fiction in general, but this one is really good). It follows a family through the years preceding World War 2. The narrator is excellent. Enchantment by Orson Scott Card is funny and great brain candy. If you come across a book you think you’d like and wonder if it’s good, feel free to hit me up for a rating. Lincoln Hoppe is a fabulous narrator (you can also search for books by narrator). Sorry to head off on a tangent…reading is sort of an addiction. 🙂

      2. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

        You are very welcome. I’m glad it was helpful and if I can be of further help please don’t hesitate to ask. Many thanks for the book recommendations. I will check out the audio titles you mention. I have heard of Audible. It is, as you say a great service especially as most of the downloads are of full length books while, in contrast a lot of books on CD are only abridgements. You can lose so much when a book is abridged so I much prefer reading the entire work. As a child my grandfather and mum would, almost on a weekly basis buy spoken word cassettes for me, everything from Wuthering Heights through to The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes. I still own many of those cassettes but with age a number of them have become warped with age.

        Best wishes,

        Kevin

      3. Casey

        Same here–in fact, my parents just found a box of tapes a couple months ago, and I had tears in my eyes as I sorted through them. It was sort of embarrassing, really, because everyone was standing there. My kids were like, “What’s in the box? Why are you crying?” Yeah…anyway, enjoy Audible–it’s a phenomenal site.
        Have a lovely day!
        Casey

  14. marjma2014

    Some interesting sounding books. Found your blog today via your post about an anthology for guide dogs for the blind. Good luck with the anthology and your books.

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  16. Narayan Bhat Jodumutt

    Hi Kevin

    Looks like I have struck gold here! First para in ‘About’ is what prompted me to read further. Twenty Twelve theme is elegant. Will explore you blog in more detail in the coming days.

    Thanks
    Narayan

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  18. Gary

    Nice work Ken and congrats on the books too…aspiring in that direction myself…well, hoping to!

    Found you via a post on Mostly Blogging. Thought I’d pop over and take a look and follow…hope you don’t mind and have a great rest of the weekend 😇

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    1. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

      Hi Gary. Many thanks for following me at newauthoronline.com, I appreciate you popping over to say hello. The very best of luck with your writing and I look forward to checking out your blog in the coming days. Best. Kevin

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      1. Gary

        Don’t ask me where I got Ken from…it clearly says Kevin on the post I picked you up from….sincere apologies! Thank for the wishes and the same to you too. Look forward to reading your posts 🙃

      2. Gary

        You and me both….but it was pretty curious given it clearly said you were Kevin…and post above and below weren’t influential…I worry about sanity at times 🤔

      3. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

        Recently in work I nearly called a colleague Lucy. Her name bares no resemblance whatsoever to Lucy so, if you worry about your sanity, perhaps we should form a club …!

      4. Gary

        I would not recommend such a mistake with an OH…that might cause some serious challenges and potential doubts upon the sanity escape clause 😁 Although a club of like minded people could be interesting…name badges compulsory otherwise it could get confusing with multiple Kevin’s and Lucy’s 🤔

  19. Idle Muser

    ‘The first time’ is having an intriguing plot. I’m looking forward to read it. 🙂
    Congratulations for your published books and all the best for your future ones! 😀
    Right now I’m short of time so have just gone through ‘About’ page. But I will surely go through your other blog posts soon. 🙂

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    1. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

      Many thanks for your kind words and following me at newauthoronline.com. I really appreciate you checking out my work and look forward to taking a look at your website over the coming days. Kind regards. Kevin

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