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Friday, December 2, 2016

A Street Cat Named Bob is now a Movie

Four years ago James kindly sent me his book which I read and reviewed below.

Now this International best seller has been made into a movie.  Read about the movie here: IMBD

A Street Cat Named Bob

Monday, May 7, 2012

An incredible story two fold.  The characters are a homeless man and a sick and homeless cat.  The story of a cat finding the man and the book they wrote. The story is true.
To start at the beginning, James’ has had many ups and downs, twists and turns that have influenced his life.  His mother and father divorced when he was young.  James’ mother, a career woman re-married and the family moved from England to Australia.  As a youngster he attended several schools as the family moved frequently.  As a result James had trouble fitting in with the other children.  He was identified as a ‘problem child’ early in life and was diagnosed with ADHD, schizophrenia and manic depression.  James did not like or get along with his stepfather and returned to England.  He lived with his sister and her husband for a short time but this did not work out and James became homeless.
James has been homeless most of his adult life living on the streets, in shelters for the homeless and sheltered accommodation.  Living rough in London, England for about ten years, James has survived by busking and selling the Big Issue, a street newspaper sold by the homeless in eight countries.  He spent many years living in hostels and shelters and succumbed to drugs, Heroin being his drug of choice.    Fortunately James was able to break the cycle of addiction with the help of his ‘some time’ partner, Belle, who was also former heroin addict as well as charities such as Connections at St Martin-in-the-Fields.
One of the greatest influences in James life has been Bob the cat who turned up on his doorstep one day.  Bob has given James a reason to live and put his life back on track.  The two were suffering and needed each other.  On Methadone as part of his treatment to get off heroin James was struggling to survive.  Bob was injured, hungry, and homeless.  The most amazing part of this story is that Bob began following James to the areas where he did his busking and later selling The Big Issue.  Naturally the pair attracted much attention, many pictures taken and videos on YouTube.  Unbeknown to Bob and James, they were becoming quite famous.  A result of all the pictures and videos came when a literary agent saw them and suggested James write a book, which he did in collaboration with Garry Jenkins.
A must read for all who love a heartwarming story, love cats and just want a good read.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Seed of Control By Lawrence Verigin

Nick Barnes is back, setting off a chain of events that uncovers a conspiracy beyond moral comprehension against Earth’s entire population; save a chosen few. The scheme has taken generations to develop and it’s on the cusp of being fully implemented.

Agrochemical and pharmaceutical industrialist Dr. Hendrick Schmidt and media baron Davis Lovemark lead the scheme with the unerring belief that they are the stewards of humanity and that they alone have the right to decide the fate of the masses.

Nick’s chase spans continents as he works desperately to foil Schmidt and Lovemark. But he quickly discovers that it might already be too late.

Immerse yourself in the action and intrigue of this high concept thriller that may not be as far from reality as you might think.

About the Author
Lawrence Verigin is the author of the award winning novel DARK SEED and the just released sequel, SEED of CONTROL. He is currently writing the third book in the “SEED” series.
His goal is to entertain readers while delving into socially relevant subjects. Lawrence and his wife, Diana, live in Vancouver, Canada.

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Safe and Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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