We both stop in front of the back door. Memories flood through me of a night I try so very hard to forget. Once upon a time, there was another set of twins in our house. Then they were gone. We will always keep that secret. Telling now will cause so many problems for us. The anniversary of that particular act still haunts me, even though it was way back in August.
To have such an innocent act end in the violence as that one did should never happen to anyone, especially a kid. To have the person responsible still walking around as if he did nothing wrong infuriates me, until I think about how I never told. We should have told. Greetings to one and all, my name is Rocky Rochford, writer, poet, scuba diver and sword collector, among other things. I like to consider myself to be a Student of Everything, and yet a Master of Nothing, who does not.
After all life is a journey we all get to experience, just like a good book. Every read of one of my typed works, is another trip into the imagination of my mixed up, crazed and deranged mind. Welcome to the World of Rochford. Meet a conman who always carefully chooses his marks. Think you know the Devil?
I knew it was him the second he walked into the bar. Out of all the bars in the world and the Devil walked into mine. The Devil You Know released on Amazon and www. And of course links to my works listed from oldest to latest. I have written a number of short stories, both stand-alone pieces and part of a continuing series.
A quick thank you to our kind and lovely host and to you, the readers, for putting up with me. Till next time. Today, I welcome international best-selling author Bernard Foong to the blog. Not only has Mr. See synopsis and cover art featured below. Before jumping into the interview, take a moment and learn more about the man behind the words. Young alias Bernard Foong is, first and foremost, a sensitivist.
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He finds nuance in everything. To experience the world he inhabits is an adventure which is mystical, childlike and refreshing. He has a rare ability to create beauty in a unique fashion. His palettes have been material, paint, words and human experiences. Born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
During his college years he won several international fashion awards and was already retailing bridal and evening dresses to several well known department stores in England.
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During his stay in Hong Kong, he freelanced for numerous fashion companies. He also participated and organized numerous fashion shows, events, functions, and presentations in the Asia Pacific region. Foong was then appointed as the Fashion Development Manager by an established department store — Parkson Grand 22 stores in Malaysia and one in Shanghai, China. After a couple of years later, he was invited by the Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore to join their design school to establish a Fashion Design department. In , he and his partner, Mr.
Appointed as chief lingerie designer for Cerie International Limited — Hong Kong, his lingerie designs can be found in major department stores in Canada and the United Kingdom. Bernard is also writing his autobiography, a seven book series of Mr. This provocative story spanning 4 decades and 3 continents is about a boy who was sent to a very exclusive English boarding school in the s where he was initiated into a clandestine sexual society and then spirited away to serve in wealthy and elite Middle Eastern harems.
I was born into a privileged Malaysian Chinese family. It is there that I was inducted into a clandestine organization, E. The Enlightened Royal Oracle Society. For four years, unbeknownst to my family, I was willingly and happily part of a Harem. My hobbies include Zumba, swimming, reading and doing creative projects. I first started writing in I had a nagging calling within to document my unique adolescent life and education.
I believe my geographical location being in spiritual and beautiful Maui, Hawaii inspired me to pen my seven book series. Remembrance of things past. I remember the gist of what transpired. Although I cannot remember the actual dialogues spoken — I remember the gist of what was being said.
I also have an abundance of old photographs taken during those early years, documenting my life then. I use these to trigger my memories to document the events in the books. I just write. Rice went through a similar harem experience like I did. Anderson Cooper documentary on the devastating treatment of effeminate boys also influenced me to tell my story. The abundance of school bullying and shootings also prompted me to tell of my unique education.
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I was lucky to have literary agent Emerantia Antonia Parnall-Gilbert Gilbert Literary Agency after almost 6 months of non-stop searching for a publisher and agent. Solstice will publish the entire 7 book series. It was Emerantia who hooked me with Solstice Publishing. Enter book award competitions and joining international book fairs. Connecting with book clubs, etc.
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My memoirs are based on my own experiences. The erotic scenes because I remember the situations very clearly and am able to express my emotions and feelings I felt at the time with all my sexual partners and lovers. It comes to me through a higher source, knowing what the title for each book is going to be either before, during or after the book is completed. I listen to my inner voice and heed its messages. My Yuletide short story book No Distance Between Us a true to life coming-of-age gay love story is scheduled for release on Nov.
This autobiographical story shares the intensely personal journey of a young boy as he comes of age in the midst of a male harem in the Middle East. I had to read this real life adventure to find out how messed up and damaged he must be. Imagine my surprise to meet an emotionally healthy young man who successfully grabs all life has to offer and does it with an innocence that is simply beautiful. Initiation will change how you view the world. Wendy had summed up my series excellently and this is exactly what I like to say to my readers. Stay focused.
Not to worry about what you are planning to write. Thoughts flows automatically through me and I write what comes naturally out of my hand. Traveling broadens my mind. My life partner and I are planning an up-coming road trip to the S. Anderson Cooper documentary on the devastating treatment of effeminate boys influence me to tell my story. This provocative story is about a young man who was initiated into a clandestine sexual society. He was spirited to the Middle East, from his UK boarding school.
My story has been kept under wraps for close to 45 years. The correct moment has arrived for me to make known my unique education. A provocative story about a young man who was initiated into a clandestine sexual society. Through these truths, which are often demonized by contemporary societies that deem such behaviors inappropriate, the author hopes to dispel condemnations and negativity which relate to his experiences. A provocative story about a young man who was initiated into a clandestine sexual society through his UK boarding school.
Through these truths, often demonized by contemporary societies that deem such behaviors inappropriate, the author hopes to dispel condemnation and negativity related to sexuality, love, and personal freedom. Once on her finger, the ring takes her from Ireland to Toronto to England and back again. At various times occupying the body of a child, a malevolent teen and a heinous villain, who continues to track her and the jewel from the first book, Sophia is forced to think and act on her feet, with a little romance in between.
Colorful and layered, Curse co opts an astonishing cast with shifting time frames and multiple points of view. But first, I had to figure out who he was masquerading as in the present. Plenty of twists, a sprinkle of humor and a whodunnit with a surprising ending, Curse reminds me of great old story telling, but with a fresh and vital voice.
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