NEW WEBSITE ONLINE[Posted 20-Jun-2012]
NEW WEBSITE ONLINE
It's found at http://russellkirkpatrick.wordpress.com/ and as soon as I can get my domain name pointing at it, you'll no longer be directed to this site.
Thanks for your patience.
New Novel all but finished[Posted 26-Jun-2011]
Here's what you need to know. It's the first of probably a four book series. It's called 'Silent Sorrow'. The tagline is 'The Lizards Are Coming'. It's what I'd call a renaissance fantasy, set in a world making the transition between religion and science. It's easily the best thing I've written. I'm very proud of it!
What can I say, I'm slack[Posted 26-Jun-2011]
OK, so it's been a year since i promised to update this website more regularly. A year in which I have written a non-fiction book (Walks to Waterfalls, available in New Zealand from October 2011) and I'm only 4000 words short of finishing the first draft of my latest novel. More about that in a moment...
New Website planned[Posted 26-Jun-2011]
This website has seen better days. It's time I replaced it. I want to launch a new site to match the novel I've just about finished. So hopefully I will get some time to think about that soon!
It Wasn't Me[Posted 18-Jul-2010]
A dreadful sexual assault in Canada was recently perpetrated by some fellow with the same name as me. (http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/07/15/reports-arrest-in-cemetery-sex-assault/) It was brought to my attention by someone who googled the man's name and came across this website. Creepy to see my name associated with this terrible behaviour.
There are many Russell Kirkpatricks in the USA and Canada. Not sure why! I have Irish ancestry - from Ballymoney, a town in Northern Ireland north of Belfast - but know little about it as my paternal grandfather was a secretive man who died before I was born, and my father kept his own counsel. I intend to find out, though.