The Secret to Writing “Ascending” is Revealed


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.”

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4 comments on “The Secret to Writing “Ascending” is Revealed

If Sashadoo says it is good, it is a very good read.

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kmckinnon1

Your comment is appreciated, Marilyn, I know that Sashadoo would love to hear that as well. He is also a very accomplished writer. He was correct that it’s a love story that transcends death, and although it has elements of abuse, that should not be emphasized. Remember how very young we were!

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JUDITH HANSEN

I love Kenna McKinnon’s writing, and have read everything published. This, her newest, blew my mind! KUDOS!

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kmckinnon1

Why, thank you, how wonderful to have such a loyal fan!

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