YOU for coming to this page here on OurRebekah.
I could not let this website be published without
explaining a few things.
When Rebekah's friends set up
OuRebakeh I snatched a firm hold and appointed
myself as an ambassador for Ronald McDonald Houses.
YES, my family has been happy to support Ronald for
the past thirty years and will go on doing so for
the rest of our lives. I must, however,
confess to a selfish motive for what I am doing.
Since the loss of our much loved
daughter my wife, my family and I have been showered
with love, so much love from so many. Without that
love I, personally, would have found life hard to go
on with. By doing what I am doing here in OurRebekah
I am selfishly giving myself something to do, to
fill my time and to turn my loss into something
positive. YES, I love, admire and respect Ronald
McDonald House Charity - of course I do but what I am doing is
also for myself. I hope you understand. I
could not allow this website to be published without
Now I need to talk about the
stories and the books I write. Up to this
point my writing has been for enjoyment, as a hobby
but that is going to have to change.
I have pushed myself forward to
help those who are seeking to support Ronald
McDonald. Nobody asked me to do this I appointed
myself. My time comes free of charge but every
day there are costs to be met: postage, fuel
in the car, printing ink, paper, buying meals for
people I seek to get involved, buying this website
domain and hosting. I must cover these myself,
NOTHING can be taken away from Ronald.
If someone were to come and push
£10 in my hand and say That's towards your
expences I would have to say NO. That £10
belongs in Ronald's pocket and NOT mine. It
would be so wrong of me to accept it. I have
to cover anything I spend myself. I have to do
something to earn the cash I need.
The obvious way to do this is to
start selling my books and stories. Right now they
sit on Amazon and now and then someone buys an
e-book. I have not been bothered about sales,
it is the writing that is fun but I am sitting on
the potential to find all the money I need to fund
myself within the work I want to do without taking a
single penny away from Ronald.
I am not going to tell you my
books are fantastic, they are not. J K Rowling or
Roald Dhal I am not but priced as e-books on Amazon
at 99p or £1.99p no matter how much rubbish you
think they are that's not bad value.
Some Amazon authors sell tens of
thousands of e-book downloads every month, that's
nice but one hundred a week would meet my needs and
cover the costs I anticipate.
In here asking you to read one of
my books YOU MUST NOT do so with 99p or £1.99 you
would have given to Ronald. It would hurt
Ronald so much if anyone thought I was using
OurRebekah to promote myself as a third rate author.
I really must make that and my position clear.
So with that out of the way let me tell you about my books
and give what I think is a fair critique for each. If
you then want to read one that would be very kind.
David - Beck's Dad
I would personally rate this with two out of five stars.
If you are one of my former students this is the one for
you to read. If you think you were bad at school then
see what an arrogant little S**T Sir was !
This is my schoolboy autobiography from my first teacher,
aged five - Mrs Attwood aka The Atom Bomb to the summer of
1967 when an arrogant teenager walked out the school gates
for the last time and took on the world.
THINGS WERE DIFFERENT IN MY DAY is available as an
e[-book on Amazon for £1.99 - one of my more expensive books
This is a book I really like so I am going to be arrogant
and give it four stars. I would like to give it five
stars but one has to temper arrogance with modesty a bit !
Arrogance is the theme throughout this book. This is the
second of my autobiographies and tells of the two years I
spent on leaving school taking on the world of business.
If you have £1.99 to waste, I mean spend, it is available
as an e-book download.
This is something I wrote for my son's 12th birthday.
I like it, not sure if he did.
It was the first book I ever had published.
Peter inherits from his great-grandfather a pen. When he
writes with that pen it transports him to what ever time and
place he is writing about.
If you know a twelve year old you may like to splash out
99p for him/her to adventure through time and space.
This is a bit of rubbish ! Spend £1.99 with Amazon and see
just how big a load of old rubbish it is !
The teacher training college I attended
was located in Bletchley Park, the famed home of the code
breakers. NO I DID NOT TRAIN AS A TEACHER DURING WORLD
WAR TWO, I was in Bletchley Park between 1971 and 1974.
I did know the park well and have set my story there.
If you are feeling VERY generous and
don't mind reading rubbish this is the one for you.
This is another load of rubbish but it will only cost you
99p to download it from Amazon.
When I wrote this I wasn't so much trying to tell a story
but to go on an ego trip. As I went on that ego trip I
wanted to inspire my readers to make their own trip through
tie and space to, three trips actually, to places and times
they would like to visit.
In the story I use quantum physics to explain that tie
travel is perfectly possible. I do not profess to
understand anything about quantum mechanics but it is useful
tool for a writer to play around with.
I am going to give this book four stars, perhaps it does
not deserve so many but I like it. It will cost you 99p with
Amazon to find out if I am being generous to myself or over
I popped a little survey on Twitter and asked my 16k
followers what genre of story they enjoyed reading the most.
At the top of the list came historical drama with crime
drama close behind. I had never written anything like that
but decided to give it a try. Within a few paragraphs
I was in love with the genre. I will most definitely
be writing more case files for Detective McDermott.
So what's next ?
Oh yes my over priced two short stories available from
Amazon at 99p.
The Great Pretender is another play around with quantum
mechanics and time travel.
The Diary Of A Slave Owner was inspired
when some family research turned up a John Ashford who had
been forced to sell his slaves when Britain abolished
slavery. It set me thinking that we should
re-introduce slavery, not the way my ancestor knew it but a
more modern version. If you download and read
this book of two short stories I think you will actually
agree that Britain should use slavery again !
This is one I like so I am going to give it four stars.
Spend £2.99 - Oooohhh that is expensive isn't it - and you
can read it yourself as an Amazon download.
Flight Sergeant Billy was my father's older brother. He
was killed just weeks before the end of World War Two.
I never knew him but his memory was kept alive within our
family, his picture was always on the wall and I felt I knew
him. Later when I wasresearching our family's history I was
able to find out a lot of information about Billy's last
flight. I have taken the information, the family
legend and my own imagination to write this imaginary
interview. I hope you find it of interest.
So there we go. Some of the books I have written, there are
more but a few to be going on with. If you fancy a
read - be my guest. David