Age ain’t nothing but a number
Local author Fay Knowles started writing at age nine and now at 75 years old, she said she doesn’t plan on stopping any time soon.
She just released her fifth book, “Moonbeams from the Soul: A Collection of Fourteen Provocative Short Stories”, which is available on Amazon as an e-book and in paperback.
From wild temptations to dangerous decisions, “Moonbeams from the Soul” is an eclectic assortment of thought-provoking short stories.
“Eager for More from this Author,” an Amazon five-star review of her new book stated.
The review continued: “OMG! What a marvelous collection of stories. They will reel you in, entertain and refresh you, and have you eager to go on to the next one! I thoroughly enjoyed each of these fourteen short stories by Fay Knowles and can’t wait for her next book.”
“Moonbeams” is Knowles’ second book of short stories. The first was “Sunbeams from the Heart: A Collection of Twelve Romantic Short Stories”. The Lady, a magazine in London, England, wrote about one of her short stories in Sunbeams, first published in The Lady: “Hugely popular…charming and surprising!”
“Sunbeams from the Heart” made Amazon’s top 100 paid bestsellers’ list in the Literature & Fiction/Short stories category shortly after it was first released, next to Stephen King’s “Hearts in Atlantis” in bestsellers in literary short stories. And “Sunbeams” was also in the top 100 paid bestsellers’ list in the Literature & Fiction/Short Stories category, alongside Agatha Christie’s “Miss Marple – The Complete Short Stories”.
Knowles quoted New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman: “Short stories are tiny windows into other worlds and other minds and other dreams. They are journeys you can make to the far side of the universe and still be back in time for dinner.”
Knowles’ short stories have also appeared in “The Broadkill Review”, Delaware, USA.
Other books by Fay Knowles are “Love at Sunset: A Romantic Suspense” (Book One in her Buchanan Mystery Romance Series); “The Scottish Connection: A Journey Back – Mini-Memoir”; and a writer’s guide, “How to Be the Best Writer Ever”, all available on Amazon.
Knowles is currently working on a new novel, “Oleanders End”, which will be her sixth book and Book Two in her Buchanan Mystery Romance Series.
“With ‘Oleanders End’ there are some mysterious deaths and lots of romance,” she said.
She said her training as a newspaper reporter in her teens gave her much food for thought when it came to writing suspense. She attributed her bright style, engaging characterization and descriptive scenes to having moved around a lot as a child (Scotland, Australia and England) and traveling abroad when she became an adult. Her father was in the Australian Air Force during the Second World War. He met her WRAF (Women’s Royal Air Force) mother in Scotland, where they married and where Knowles was born.
At age 20, Knowles emigrated to Canada by ship and then to avoid a Canadian winter, traveled by Greyhound coach from Toronto to Miami and flew to Nassau, Bahamas, where she intended to stay for only three months. However, she met her husband Erskine, a Long Islander, a month later and they were married the next year. Apart from several years living twice in the UK with her husband and sons, she says she has actually lived in The Bahamas more years than anywhere else.
“Moonbeams from the Soul” can be purchased online as an e-book and in paperback at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Y6V694F. The universal link is mybook.to/MOONBEAMS; or ask your favorite local bookstore to place an order for you.