#newbookrelease Coming Soon: “The Shepherd” by Anthony Donnelly

Happy July 4th and Canada Day weekend to you all…!

I am proud to announce that my latest book, “The Shepherd” will soon be available to purchase online at a very reasonable $2.99

AnThe Shepherd Cover Artother inspirational work about true leadership, self-discovery, independence and freedom. A semi-political work advocating an awakening to the international slavery of mankind by large governments without any true power… and taking back control of your own life.

Here’s a quick sneak peek inside…

 

“Follow your heart, for that is the only true leader of men.”

The Shepherd mingled amongst his flock of sheep and goats. For what seemed like eternity, he had been their leader. Most of his time was spent keeping them apart from one another, and looking out for potential predators, namely the wolf. That’s what he’d been told to do. Over fields and valleys, in good weather and bad, he had watched over them. Ever present. Ever watchful. When they wandered off too far, he tapped them back into line. He stayed up many a dark night keeping watch over them.
They seemed to have the better deal. They ate when they wanted, slept when they wanted, they looked happy and content. But something gnawed away at him day after day, as the sun burned down upon his weary head. Night after night, as he watched the stars, he became more and more worried. He was more lost than the flock he was supposed to be leading. He was tired and frustrated, but he couldn’t let them notice for fear of losing his leadership.

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Humpday #booksale All #booksunder$2

It’s Humpday – not as in Humpday Dumpty – but a book blow-out. All five of my current online titles are now available to buy for under $2.00 – available in all formats:

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CHARLIE THE MIGRATING SNAIL

A young, curious snail sets off around the world to discover answers to the mysteries of life…

 

THE COCKROACH CHRONICLES

Flyserou, a young cockroach, escapes ‘The Eternal War’ and decides to confront ‘The Enemy’ with investigation and understanding. A book about anti-discrimination, life-journies, and self-discovery.

 

ERIC, THE BRICK

A quaint, Englsih-style story about a regular, run-of-the-mill house brick that becomes a hero…

 

MICHAEL AND THE MAGIC HICCUP – THE ADVENTURE BEGINS

An ordinary garden gnome hiccups his way to a magical kingdom and has to find his way home again…

 

MICHAEL AND THE MAGIC HICCUP – THE TEAPOT’S REVENGE

The second adventure in this series. Michael finds himself back in the magical kingdom, once more having to rescue his old friends..

 

There you have it! All great reads, all great value for money at only $1.99 – savings offer valid through the summer, so get your suntan lotion and reading glasses and hit the books.

As always, your patronage is ALWAYS very much appreciated…!

Anthony Donnelly

 

 

 

The #Worldcup & World Travel

Every four years an amazing transformation happens to this expatriated Englishman… for four weeks during the World Cup he becomes an obsessive football (soccer) fan.

englandflagStrangely enough this is a fairly new phenomenon as he was never really that fond of football as a kid growing up – he played it, of course, but never really watched it, had a favorite team, or followed the game much. Much to his father’s disgust, who was an avid player and watcher of the game. He even turned down the opportunity to see a Wembley Cup Final with his Dad one time! This is the first World Cup his late father will be missing…

The games so far have been enthralling. The referees seem to have undergone extensive retraining. They have goal line technology – finally – which was a big point of concern at the last World Cup. And the teams seem to have entered the tournament with a renewed patriotic passion that has been missing in previous years. Perhaps it’s merely the exotic location of Brazil, but thus far there has not been a dull game yet.

Some incredible matches in the first few opening days, namely that of Holland and Spain – a fantastic comeback and an (almost) embarrassing end result. In similar fashion the comeback of Costa Rica yesterday – the underdog of Group D – proving that we may well be in for the best display of football the World Cup has seen in many, many years.

Obviously, for those uninterested in football or sports, this is probably torture, but there are many other channels for you to watch, so don’t cry too much!

For this world traveler, though, it does pose a wee bit of a problem. English by birth, the England team is obviously the main focus for me, and I must say that I was impressed with their performance yesterday, although a win against the Italians would have made me feel better! Having spent almost all my adult life (and ALL my football watching life) abroad, I have a certain affinity to other countries and their teams. A long time in Germany, I look forward to their first game. The England – Italy game was tough, as I was educated in Florence. More recently I have been living in the US (although I will be watching their game with a certain amount of sympathy, much like a father watching their children play a school game!) My latest travels took me to Costa Rica, so I shared ENORMOUS joy in their win against Uruguay – Pura Vida!

I often wonder, as I travel around, how many of the world’s troubles could be diminished, if we switched the battlefield for the football field, but I guess that’s probably just wishful thinking. For this converted footie fan, I’m just hoping for these exciting games to continue with the same passion and pace. I leave you with an old video of a patriotic song I co-produced many years ago… May the best team win!

#poetry “Born A Pacifist” by Anthony Donnelly

BORN A PACIFIST

I was trained to fight, But born a pacifist

Bureaucratic fists pummeling me down

My senses were fed to me

Via my telly-umbilical-cord

Brain-dead rescucited

Those same fists

Thrusting down

Through my Mother’s vagina

Into my head

 

Born

Brain

Dead

I was born a pacifist

 

A double agent

to myself

My Self

A P aci Fist

 

Make an anagram in your own mind

It spells…

 

An Ar Kissed

 

Never truly

Never willingly

Never been kissed

By the anarchist

 

Too much paperwork.

 

(c) 2013 Anthony Donnelly