Many years ago, in the age of the mastodon and saber toothed tiger, lived an 18-year-old girl named Kenna Mary MacDonald.

That was me!

Married on May 20, 1963 to Robert (Bob) James Wild, as a result of crazy young love and a whirlwind elopement in Great Falls, Montana.

With our parents’ blessing! We borrowed his mother’s spanking new white car to cross the border from Calgary, Alberta into Montana on the long Victoria Day weekend. He was 21.

Facts? My young husband was killed eight years later in a motorcycle accident in June 1971. He left behind a wife, daughter and son. No ghosts, but an idea for a story of what might have been, written from the perspective of age. 

It was a Honda 750, a big bike in 1971

Ascending” is the fictional account of that marriage revealed in my latest novella on Amazon, B&N, and Smashwords by publisher Next Chapter / Creativia.

Read it now. Three 5 star reviews on Goodreads, Amazon.co.uk, and Amazon.com.

5 star review from Sashadoo: “This is the third book I have read by this author. All have been excellent reads, this one more than her earlier works. The story of the love that transcends death is both touching and at the same time, rather spooky, as the restless spirit of Scarlett’s deceased husband, Michael appears to be haunting her and their young son, Troy. The problem is, Michael’s spirit seems to be able to manifest itself in both corporeal and non-corporeal forms. How this can be and the surprising twist in the tale leads to a conclusion that I least expected. An excellent read, not too long, and worthy of 5 stars.”


Some of you know I’m in my seventies and only within the last few years became a published author. As a child, I rhymed “Mars” with “stars” and created a small poem to amaze and delight my older cousins! In the 1950s I joined a writing club for rural children called The Young Cooperators. Every Wednesday when the Western Producer newspaper arrived, I would grab the middle section and eagerly look for any evidence that one of my own creations had been printed.

Choose from an array of Kenna’s books on Amazon!!!

In a later blog I’ll tell you all about Sister Ann and Bluebird, our erstwhile leaders at the Western Producer pages, and how Sister Ann visited me in the Peace River country one summer to offer me a job! I declined, citing romantic reasons that kept me in Grande Prairie. My life would have taken a different turn had I accepted her friendship and the mentorship of that newspaper.

Fast forward to 2019 and my lifelong ambition has been sated, after two marriages, three children, three grandsons, and a myriad of experiences.

There have been 11 published books since my debut novel, SpaceHive, was accepted by Imajin Books in 2012.

Ascending is my latest novella, which is on pre-sale on Amazon worldwide, released by my present publisher, Creativia / Next Chapter .

My mother died in 2004 at the age of 91. She, too, was a writer and often got published in journals and newspapers such as the Western Producer. She would have been so proud of me! My father, too, passed away from cancer in 1989 and would have bust his buttons.

As do so many mothers, wives, and entrepreneurs, I wear and have worn many hats. But inside this 74-year-old body is an excited little girl who never gave up her dreams of being a published author.


This is the first post on my new blog, thanks to the very proficient JennJ Designs and Jennifer Johnson!!!

American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart once said, “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.”

I’ve decided to move to the next province to the west in the fall, probably November 2019, and have picked Penticton, British Columbia as being a smaller city situated in a beautiful part of the Okanagan Valley, with fruit orchards, wine orchards, and a hotter climate. I don’t want to experience another Edmonton winter!

There are apartments for rent available for approximately the same cost as I’m paying for mine here. They’re close to buses, walking, beaches, and an historic downtown. They have a fair number of family doctors and psychiatrists.

Any comments about picking up my suitcase and moving in my mid-seventies? Excited!!

Penticton – Beaches, lakes, orchards!!!!


 

Inspired and Committed Author Gets the Job Done

 

ASCENDING, a new novella, is on pre-release on Amazon. I’m really excited about this book, which is a short read, because it’s about what would have happened if my first husband, who was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1971, had come back as a ghost.

This supernatural novella is mostly fiction but based on some facts.
1974. A ghost in the house – ayoung Canadian widow forced to choose between the living and the dead. Will sheprove strong enough to let go of the manacles of obsession?

Scarlett Kane and her son Troy battle paranormal elements in this vintage story of the supernatural. Her late husband Michael’s head was crushed in a horrific motorbike accident in June 1971.

Ten years later a resolution defies the bonds of heaven and earth. An incredible secret releases her from the inconceivable burden of her past.
A gentle, occasionally vicious, steampunk story of first love and redemption.

 

 

ON PRE-RELEASE AND BE THE FIRST TO GET THIS STUNNING
NEW NOVELLA ON JUNE 3, 2019!

REVIEWS ARE ESSENTIAL TO AN AUTHOR’S SUCCESS. PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW IF YOU LIKE THIS INCREDIBLE STORY OF AN ABUSIVE AND FAITHLESS MARRIAGE, AND THE INCREDIBLE RESOLUTION A DECADE AFTER DEATH SEPARATES THEM!!!

 
 
 
 

A little video I made with Adobe Spark for our book about our journey with schizophrenia, written by Austin Mardon and myself.