About the author

Frank Talaber

<p>Frank Talaber was born in Beaverlodge, Alberta, where the claim to fame is a fox with flashing eyes in the only pub, yeah, big place, that&#8217;s why his family left when he was knee high to a grasshopper and moved to Edmonton, Alberta. Eventually he got tired of ten months of winter and two of bad slush and moved to Chilliwack, BC. Great place, Cedar trees, can cut the grass nine months of the year and, oh it does snow here once or twice. Just enough to have to find out what happened to the bloody snow shovel and have to use it. GRRR.&#160;</p><p>He&#8217;s spent most of his life either fixing cars or managing automotive shops and is a licensed automotive technician. However it&#8217;s the little muses that keep twigging on his pencil won&#8217;t let his writing pad stay blank.&#160;</p><p>He&#8217;s had several short stories published, short-listed in contests over the years and a few automotive articles published in RV magazines, including one story that was entered into an anthology of over 300 entries, voted #1 by the readers. He has several novels published, which include the genres of urban fantasy, thriller, crime and romance. He also has written in science fiction, spiritual, erotica and comedy genres as well. This novel, The Joining, was entered into the 2020 Canadian Book Club Awards and made a top three finalist.</p><p>When asked once, &#8220;where does this creativity spring from?&#8221; He answered, &#8220;It&#8217;s the Gypsy blood from my mother&#8217;s Hungarian ancestry.&#8221;&#160;</p><p>Literary madness that drives his wife crazy when he leaves their bed in the middle of the night to pound out some sort of prosaic induced brilliance. &#8220;Here we go again, the next War and Peace, Aka 21st century,&#8221; she moans, only to realize it&#8217;s either gibberish or there&#8217;s no lead in his pencil and he&#8217;s scribbled on sixteen blank pages in the dark.&#160;</p><p>When asked about Frank Talaber&#8217;s Writing Style? He usually responds with: Mix Dan Millman (Way of The Peaceful Warrior) with Charles De Lint (Moonheart) and throw in a mad scattering of Tom Robbins (Even Cowgirls Get The Blues).&#160;</p><p>PS: He&#8217;s better looking than Stephen King (Carrie, The Stand, It, The Shining) and his romantic stuff will have you gasping quicker than Robert James Waller (Bridges Of Madison County).Or as is often said: You don&#8217;t have to be mad to be a writer, but it sure helps.</p>