All About Renaissance Writer


Gordon A. Long

Brought up in a logging camp with no electricity, Gordon Long learned his storytelling in the traditional way: at his father’s knee. He spends his time editing, publishing, travelling, sailboat racing and writing fantasy and social commentary, although sometimes the boundaries blur.

Gordon lives in Tsawwassen, British Columbia, with his wife, Linda, and their Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Josh.

8 comments for “All About Renaissance Writer

  1. January 15, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Hi, Gordon. I just had my first novel published and I’d appreciate it if you would be so kind as to read it and review it in your Renaissance Writer blog. Here’s the book synopsis from the back cover of the book:

    “The Kingdom of Morocco is a quiet, conservative country. At least it was before Karly Winfield arrived. Her best years may be in the rearview mirror, but buxom Karly can still turn heads. Traveling with her portly husband, from the exotic suuqs of Marrakech to the High Atlas Mountains to medieval Fes, Karly leaves a trail of cultural faux pas in her wake as the middle-aged couple bickers its way across North Africa.

    However, impressions change when the Winfields encounter strange phenomena in the lonely and ancient village of Tiz Tisgui, located high in the barren mountains of central Morocco. In this isolated locale that evokes a prior age, villagers believe in Jinn and other supernatural beings, while incorporating their steadfast Islamic faith into their humble daily existence.

    Without warning, science, religion, and everything in between begin to collide in unexpected ways. Even the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Morocco and the President of the United States are unable to stave off catastrophe. The best they can hope for is to somehow contain the ensuing damage.

    In the aftermath of the events they were unexpectedly thrust into, Morocco in general and Karly Winfield in particular, find themselves changed, down to their very cores. Neither will ever be the same.

    When Worlds Collide is, in turn, a travelogue, a mystery, and a comedy. But, most importantly, it’s about being human and learning to coexist.”

    Given all the trouble in today’s world, with some fearing that most Muslims are Islamic Extremists, I think the book’s depiction of Muslims as decent, peaceful people is important to be heard.

    The book was just released in paperback and in e-book format and is available through many book outlets. If you’d be willing to read and comment on it in your blog, I’d really appreciate it. Otherwise, I fear it’ll succumb to being “the best book that nobody read!”

    Please let me know if you’re interested and how to proceed.

    Thanks so much for considering my request.



    FYI, you can see my new website at It has a photo gallery and a blog, if you want to get a better sense of who I am.

  2. January 18, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Hi Gordon,

    Hope this finds you well. I was directed to your blog/review site from The Book Blogger List web-site. I am trying to get a few ARC reviews of my YA Fantasy/Adventure novel of around 64,000 words. There’s a synopsis and all sorts of other interesting information about the book on the accompanying web-site:, which I hope you’ll enjoy.

    Thanks for the consideration, and I hope to hear from you soon 🙂

    Best regards,

    Chris Morgan

  3. James Collins
    January 18, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    Hi Gordon,

    I hope you are well. Just a quick query to check whether you are open to reviewing book submissions? I have recently written a book of historical fiction set in late Roman Britain on Hadrian’s Wall. I can’t see any review policy on your site here, so thought I would bother you with a quick message.

    All the best,


  4. January 20, 2016 at 2:44 am

    Please review my novella, Hell Holes: What Lurks Below.

    Synopsis) A geologist, his climatologist wife, two graduate students, a local newspaper reporter, an oil company representative, and a field biologist travel to one of dozens of huge holes that have mysteriously appeared in the tundra of the North Slope of Alaska. Their mission is to research these strange craters that threaten financial and environmental catastrophe should they open up under the Trans-Alaska Pipeline or any of the many oil wells and smaller pipelines that feed it. Unfortunately, a far worse danger lurks below, one that threatens to destroy all of humanity when it emerges. Who will live and who will die on Hell Day and as the team flees south towards Fairbanks?

    Genre: paranormal with fantasy and bits of action/adventure, science fiction, and horror.

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