Dropped out in Godzone

Dropped out in Godzone

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Dropped out in Godzone (New Zealand) is available as a paperback at

http://www.amazon.com/Dropped-out-Godzone-New-Zealand/dp/1490408088/

Dropped out in Godzone [Kindle Edition] is available at

A South African’s and “exile Kiwi’s”
light-hearted look at life in laid-back, provincial New Zealand.
Eventually life in “Sleepy Hollow” became so quiet that we decided to write
a book about it…
although there were one or two adventures from time to time.

A new immigrant family’s view of rural ‘Godzone’ and culture shock after
arriving from a large city in South Africa to start a new lifestyle …
with a rather drastic change of pace on the other side of the world.

 

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –

OURS!

CRAIG’S MOTOR RACING BOOKS

CRAIG’S MOTOR RACING BOOKS

If you enjoyed this e-book, then you may also like my various other books at Amazon (both paperbacks and e-books)  on my great passion (other than my boys, of course)

http://www.amazon.com/The-Winning-Mind-ebook/dp/B005GXN99A/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1326402722&sr=1-2#reader_B005GXN99A

Craig’s SPORT ARTICLES: ‘THE WINNING MIND’

http://www.amazon.com/Inside-Mind-Formula-Driver-Champion-ebook/dp/B005HNOZGU

http://www.amazon.com/FORMULA-ONE-MIND-GRAND-DRIVER-ebook/dp/B005YPE5Z2

‘The Spiritual Mind’ : The Connected Mind (The Overlap Between the Mind and Spirit

The White Helmet

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006CVWCD4

The Yellow Helmet

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006E8TABM

 

The Red Helmet

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006YCTWFW

The Blue Helmet: Grand Prix Drivers in the Zone

Stirling by Craig Lock (Apr 30, 2011)

THE FORMULA ONE MIND: THE MIND OF A GRAND PRIX DRIVER (F1) by Craig Lock (Oct 22, 2011)

‘Driven: Grand Prix Racing on the Edge…Driving at the Limit (‘in the Zone’) by Craig Lock (Oct 17, 2011)

The Pursuit of Excellence (Racing and Writing in the Zone) by craig lock (Dec 11, 2011)

The Yellow Helmet (The Boys in the White and Yellow Helmets) by craig lock (Nov 24, 2011)

RACING (and WRITING) IN THE ZONE: Together, Let’s Break Down Barriers and Build Bridges of Reconciliation (The Greatest Race: The Race of Life) by craig lock (Nov 28, 2011)

The Blue Helmet: Grand Prix Drivers in the Zone (HELMETS: White, Yellow and Red, Also Driven and The Formula One Mind,) by craig lock (Jan 18, 2012)

GOD AND FORMULA ONE (F1) by craig lock and spirit (Oct 24, 2011)

The Red Helmet (The White helmet, The Yellow Helmet, Driven, Formula One in The Zone) by Craig Lock (Jan 15, 2012)

A Tribute to Ayrton Senna (from YouTube videos), (Driven, the Boy in the Yellow Helmet) by craig lock (Jan 5, 2012)

The White Helmet (The Boy in the Yellow Helmet) by Craig Lock (Nov 22, 2011)

The Grand Prize (Rainbows and The Prize) by Craig Lock (Oct 10, 2011)

The Winning Way (The Winning Mind, The Formula One Mind and other e-books on Grand Prix drivers) by craig lock (Jan 11, 2012)

It’s Always Darkest Before the Dawn (Stirling) by Craig Lock (Mar 8, 2012)

The Driver, the Nurse and the Writer (Stirling, It’s Always Darkest Before the Dawn) by craig lock (Mar 25, 2012)

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Inside the Mind of a Formula One Driver, a Champion by Craig Lock (Aug 16, 2011)

Kindle Edition: $2.99

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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006ZE6GK8

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” (including ‘The Winning Mind’ and ‘Endless Possibilities, Far and Great Horizons’, as well as his latest “work” ‘The Champion”) are available at:  http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock&sort=relevance&ie=UTF8&qid

http://goo.gl/vTpjk and http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html

“They were like artists. What was envisioned in their minds happened on the pitch.”

– Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola on his teams spectacular performance in winning the recent world club championship

OOPS er sorry, wrong sport!

“There are only three sports:  bullfighting, mountain climbing and motor racing; all the rest are merely games.”

– Ernest Hemingway
from http://www.hemingwaythoughts.wordpress.com and https://hemingwaymeetssenna.wordpress.com

PPS

“I want to write the way Gilles Villeneuve drove and power-slid his blood-red Formula One Ferrari… with wild enthusiasm and a sense of abandonment, combined with the artists craft of a Stirling Moss, a Jim Clark, and especially that of the great Ayrton Senna, living on the razor-blade edge of life.”

 

for dearest mom and dad, your generous spirits live on

thanks for all the support, encouragement and especially love

“All the world will be happier and better, when the men and women have the souls of artists,, like that of an Ayrton Senna.

 

– craig (as inspired by Rodin’s famous words)

SUNSET NZ

The New Rainbow

http://www.amazon.com/The-Rainbow-Rainbows-Craig-Lock-ebook/dp/B005H7U2V8

A “moving” tale of the many people in the rainbow nation of New South Africans.

The New Rainbow (Rainbows) is also available in paperback at http://www.amazon.com/The-New-Rainbow-Craig-Lock/dp/1858637244

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” (including his various novels on South Africa , as well as the above books) are available at:

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock&sort=relevance&ie=UTF8&qid

http://goo.gl/vTpjk and http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –

MINE!

from https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/

The End Of The Line

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The End Of The Line

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The End Of The Line

A story based on fact in the dark days
of grand apartheid, but with the rich
promise and hope that a new South Africa
can bring.

“The past is another country”

Everything in the book could have happened…

and perhaps it did!

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SEA AND SAND

Sea and sand
My love
My land,
God bless Africa
Many sunsets
Gold and crimson
Have dripped on the horizon,
Weeping for the dying day.
Many dawns have risen
In timely resurrection
From their cradles of light
Sunsets and dawns
Dawns and sunsets
I have seen them all
But when,
Oh when will I see that day
When love will walk the common way
To heal my wounded people
And break the shackles around their hearts?
– Don Mattera.
I love that poem.

The paperback version of The End Of The Line  is available at http://www.amazon.com/The-End-Of-Line-Volume/dp/1858633931

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” (including his various novels on South Africa) are available at:

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock&sort=relevance&ie=UTF8&qid

http://goo.gl/vTpjk and http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html

“Quote, Unquote”

“Quote, Unquote”

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Quotes that I like: Sharing some of my favourite quotes, that have sustained, encouraged and even inspired me down the “writing path”. So am sharing with you.

Quote, Unquote” is available in paperback at

http://www.amazon.com/Quote-Unquote-Quotes-Sharing-favourite/dp/1490357327

and Quote, Unquote [Kindle Edition]

is available at  http://www.amazon.com/Quote-Unquote-Craig-Lock-ebook/dp/B005GS6X8O

Enjoy…

craig

“If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,

he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,

or Beethoven composed music, or

Shakespeare wrote poetry.

He should sweep streets so well

that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,

here lived a great street sweeper

who did his job well.”

– Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Together, one mind, one life at a time, let’s see how many people we can impact, encourage, empower, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”

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BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS BY CRAIG LOCK (Old)

Craig's First Five Books
Craig’s First Five Books

BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS BY CRAIG LOCK (Old)

in order of writing them

I’ve been writing about my passions since 1993.

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at:

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock&sort=relevance&ie=UTF8&qid

http://goo.gl/vTpjk and http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html

           * hard copies and e-books: Fiction and non-fiction books, self help, novels on South Africa, “faction”, travel, humour, inspiration, words of encouragement and empowerment, motor racing, Formula 1, Grand Prix drivers              #

1.      HANDBOOK FOR SURVIVAL IN THE NINETIES (ISBN 1 85863 286 2)

(now retitled and updated: ‘How to Survive The New Millennium’)

This is Craig’s first book: A collection of writings on various subjects to help every man or woman survive in a rapidly changing, uncertain world… after the “easy living and prosperity” of the seventies and eighties. An introductory look at the concepts of success, motivation, attitude, goal setting and stress

I found the concepts mentioned very helpful in my own life.”

– Brigitta (Publisher Minerva)

2. THE END OF THE LINE  (ISBN 1 85863 393 1)

This is Craig Lock’s first novel. A short novel set in “the beloved country”. A passionate and heart-breaking tale of South Africa, a true story of the bad old days, but with the hope of the new. “The End Of The Line” could be described as a “faction”, a fiction with a serious factual grounding. It is simple, and therefore moving. It gives yet another highly individual portrait of that troubled land, and it does so through a believable and sustained narrative form.”

3. HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE  ISBN 1 85863 433 4)


Craig Lock is an extensive world traveller and failed professional emigrater who has spent most of his life’s savings on airfares. He is still ‘sliding down the razor blade of life’, stuck on a deserted (other than a few brilliant rugby players) island at the bottom of the world near Antarctica, where he is ‘trying to throw a double six’ to get off and go out into the real world – but he doesn’t know where!

In the style of Bill Bryson, HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE tells tales of his hilarious hair-raising adventures in his younger years through ‘Grate’ Britain and the Continent

4. THE MAD MONEY BOOK

An introductory guide to make the most of your hard-earned money. This work covers the basics of good money management to helping guide the more serious (and sophistocated) investor.

5.. HOW TO MAKE A MILLION

(even if its only Italian lire!)

We’ll see whether the principles DO work, or whether he’s merely dreaming!

6. DROPPED OUT IN GODZONE (ISBN 1 85863 723 6)

Craig Lock’s humorous travel book about his adventures in provincial New Zealand…
One man and his family – and their experiences “Down Under”.


A new immigrant’s impressions of life in provincial New Zealand (after coming from a large city in South Africa) … and there were one or two rather funny adventures, nay escapades in “Sleepy Hollow” from time to time.

The author and his wife contrast life in colourful, vibrant South Africa with calm and kindly New Zealand – and with large dashes of humour offer much understanding of, and sympathy with the social attitudes of the two worlds.

REVIEW:

“DROPPED OUT IN GODZONE is an original and agreeable piece of work. The picture it gives of New Zealand- to one who has never been there- has a ring of complete authenticity. The feeling of the country is relaxed, and perhaps rather unstimulating, but we get an overall impression from the writer that he views his time there with some affection, and above all with tolerance.”

This book breathes a natural humour and kindliness, which is what gives it the individual character that is so appealing.

Autobiography has a particular value as a literary form. It is a shared kind of writing and I’ll continue to bang the drum. It is unusual to encounter two such different manuscripts from the same author. Both (THE END OF THE LINE is the other book) have quality and share an easy and assured writing style that is a pleasure to read. These short books are of first rate quality.”

7. THE NEW RAINBOW  (ISBN 1 85863 724 4)

A tale of the many colourful and diverse people in the rainbow nation of New South Africans

Back Book Cover:

Like Alan Paton, Craig Lock reaches to the heart of the troubled Beloved Country. In his new novel, Lock, perceptively and with an understanding of the historical elements, writes of the situation as it was, as it is… and as perhaps one day it will be, in the New South Africa.

8. # SA sportbook: MY LIFELONG LOVE AFFAIR WITH SPORT       

A tale of my intense passion for all sports throughout my life.

9. THE WINNING MIND

A look at the psychology of sport, the ‘arm-chair’ author’s great passion. This manuscript goes into more depth, from the amateur sports-person to the professional. How to master ones mind, the “top two inches”

10. STEPS TO SUCCESS, PROSPERITY AND HAPPINESS

A humorous and “mad” look at how to make the most of yourself.     

How to utilize your most probably unfulfilled potential to the fullest…  

as well as finding the “crazy” bits in you.

The “secrets” by someone who thinks he has now found them – by “throwing a double six”, at long last – after many, many years of “sliding down the razor blade of life”. Also after having had many detours and come to numerous ‘cul-de-sacs’ (dead ends) along the long and windy road that is life. Up hill and down dale, no rather up mountain and down valley – that is the story of my life.

Written for the ordinary “bloke” or woman in the street

11. ‘QUOTE, UNQUOTE’

A collection of inspirational thoughts that inspired Craig early in his writing “career”

Uplifting thoughts on success, business, sport… and life.

12.. HOW TO WRITE A BOOK AND GET  PUBLISHED

(ALL THAT I KNOW ABOUT WRITING!)

Get Cracking and get your book written, completed and published now! We offer the complete package of helping you write that book within you and to get it published. At the end of the book you will have a published book, if you have a manuscript ready to go!

13. I’LL DO IT MY WAY  (An Autobiography)

Childhood in South Africa, South African Politics and Apartheid and our new life in New Zealand

MY STORY: Just the real story of my life.

As my dear mother once said, “I’ve been riding the rapids of life in all my years”; so now its rather nice to be becalmed here in these calm waters. Yes, here in the haven and at the same time, the harbour of “Sleepy Hollow”, we are sheltered from the storms of life. And this is the reason why I have been able to write so prolifically. Something that I like very much

and a craft that gives me great satisfaction.

Though I don’t know why the story of my “insignificant little life” should

be so interesting as to have written a book about it. However, my dear wife, Marie said that it may be fascinating and inspirational to others! She also said it might HELP other people having a battle in the “game of life”. I really don’t know about all that. I think I’m really quite an “ordinary bloke”. Anyway, whatever the “boss” says, gets done. So here is my story…    

14. OVER THE RAINBOW

A look at the many colourful peoples, who make up this diverse and vibrant society, as seen through the eyes of a newspaper reporter. Many colourful “vignettes” in this “land of great contrasts” – happy, sad and true, that was the fabric of South African life in the lead up to the historic Democratic Election of 1994. We live in a very complex country of great disparities and extremes, especially in wealth and in living standards. A land of great contradictions: a land of sunshine, a world in one country, a land of laughter in this strange and beautiful place. Much of the laughter from the very people, who have suffered the most and felt the most pain in this strange tormented place of ours. Yes, there is that sadness in the eyes of them too. So to put it simply, South Africa is just one happy, sad land…and I hope that the lives of ALL South Africans will become better in the sunny days ahead.

15. ANGOLAN DAWN

The story of a nation’s agony and hope

A true tale of an Angolan migrant miner who goes to ‘e’Goli’, the big city of gold in South Africa.

Also a realistic portrayal of the Angolan conflict in “darkest Africa” through the eyes of a hospital orderly.

A moving and realistic novel about the evil and destructiveness of war, as well as the inherent goodness within every human spirit.

Angolan Dawn is available at: http://www.creativekiwis.com/angolandawn.html and  www.lulu.com/craiglock

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16. “RETURN OF THE CHICKEN-RUNNERS/CHICKENS”

FROM “ROOINEK TO “ZOLJOLLER”???

“How do I live in this strange place?”

– Bernoldus Niemand, from the Boer reggae song, ‘Reggae Vibes is Cool’.

A ‘rather wacky’ (“bedonderde mal” and nostalgic look and what I miss about SA life living ‘in exile’ on the other side of the planet… as a new democratic South Africa is being born.

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BACK COVER

First part of story written from perspective of a rather straight white South African, who emigrates, meets with some sort of accident, loses his memory and later returns home with a very liberal and radically changed outlook. Becomes friendly with several Africans in the New SA, goes partying with a group of them, gets “blotto”, dreams he’s an African…story of his adventures in dreamland.

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17. “A DUMMIES GUIDE TO SELF HELP AND PSYCHIATRY

HOW TO PROSPER AND BE HAPPY IN THIS NEW MILLENNIUM:

BY CONQUERING STRESS AND NERVOUS TENSION.

DEPRESSION/STRESS

# How to Conquer Stress and Nervous Tension

18.  A NEW DAWN

The book, the story, the “epic” “I was called and born to write”

and “my life’s work”. A passionate story of inspiration: hope, faith, peace and especially LOVE for the world and inspired by what I simply term God, the Creative Source of Life itself. That is my legacy to my beloved family…and the world.

19. Craig is presently working on his latest novel ‘The Awakened Spirit’, based on some true and inspiring stories of the indomitable human spirit, that lies within each one of us. Stories of ‘endless possibilities, far and great horizons’.

He firmly believes in the motto: “Find what you love doing, then you will never have to do a days work in your life.” Craig is certain he has found his niche in life… anyway, what other job would be suitable for him?

“There are are only two ways to live life”, wrote Albert Einstein. “One is as though nothing were a miracle. The other is though everything were a miracle.”

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at:

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock&sort=relevance&ie=UTF8&qid

http://goo.gl/vTpjk and http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html

 * hard copies and e-books: Fiction and non-fiction books, self help, novels on South Africa, “faction”, travel, humour, inspiration, words of encouragement and empowerment, motor racing, Formula 1, Grand Prix drivers

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –

 MINE!

craig and some of his first books
craig and some of his first books

 

 

AAdawn (from www.mselenalevontraveling.com)