This is my first blog and I’ve got to say, it is not something a Kiwi bloke is prone to do. It’s not part of our humble psyche, to let everybody know what we are up to. To use a rugby analogy, we are used to scoring a try and running back to the half way line with the head down, embarrassed to celebrate success. I feel this way as well, even now as I write my first blog. The purpose of this blog however, is to promote my first novel, ‘A Flame Flickers in the Darkness’ and let you all know developments, like where it is being sold and when ‘Meet the Author’ events are on. It is also, to be honest, for the more cynical among you, to regularly use key words associated with my book, so my website, http://www.winstoncowie.com, is picked up by Google indexing. Key words like:
“New Zealand or Maori Wars; New Zealand Historical Fiction Novel or Book; 1860s; Author Winston Cowie; and A Flame Flickers in the Darkness.”
Hence this blog. ;) I will make it interesting and post photos of not only ‘A Flame Flickers in the Darkness’ events, but everything else interesting Kiwiana, the likes of; Marine Science facts and photos that I come across in my work as a Senior Aquatic Scientist and Legal Consultant working for global professional services company GHD in Auckland; to stories of fishing trips, both rod and spear; to interesting rugby insights; to surfing trips; to ways to catch and cook scallops and crayfish; to tramping and hunting trips; to Underwater Heritage wrecks, to ski and snowboard trips; to the mullet boat, Tuatara’s, latest sailing adventure. And there’ll be a fair few. I’ll keep most family stuff private though, as that’s personal. I’m sure you can respect that.
Great, that’s the end of my first blog. If you liked it, like it, if you enjoyed reading ‘A Flame Flickers in the Darkness,’ share it or Tweet it (something I’m not yet into – I don’t have a fancy phone), and hopefully the novel and this blog will grow into something that all Kiwis read.
Until next time.
Winston Cowie (Winnie)
Author; ‘A Flame Flickers in the Darkness’
Genre: “New Zealand or Maori Wars; New Zealand Historical Fiction Novel or Book; 1860s; Author Winston Cowie & Winnie Cowie; and A Flame Flickers in the Darkness.”
Blog Topics: New Zealand, Marine Science and Policy, Fishing (rod and spear), Surfing, Seafood Recipes, Diving, Rugby, Underwater Heritage, Tramping, Skiing and Snowboarding, Tuatara the mullet boat, Winston Cowie.