The First Excellence ~ Fa-ling’s Map, Donna Carrick

“An exquisitely-crafted saga of one person’s search for her roots set against a clash of cultures.” ~ Jim Napier, The Sherbrooke Record & Deadly Diversions.

“…compelling storylines… A complex mystery with multiple plots and a host of intriguing characters.” ~ Kirkus Discoveries

“Superb Indie author… The voice of having “been there” comes through loud and clear and cannot be faked.” ~ A.C. Cargill, Tea Time Book Reviews

“The carefully thought out plot melds with real life controversies, such as, international adoption, child abuse, the politics of communist China and the reality of life for those affected by all of the above. I don’t want it to end. Neither will you!” ~ Cynthia Schuerr, The Heart of Writing

“The First Excellence doesn’t shy away from tough topics or the emotions they evoke; in fact, it exposes them, but does so realistically and without sensationalism. This is a great read that offers an insider’s look into the beauty and shocking darkness of a culture while telling a great (and surprising) story.” ~ Beth Hoffman, author of Saving Ceecee Honeycutt

“Four Scoops” Is Over the Top!, Alex Carrick
36 entertaining, original short stories and poems

Contains the story “Caboose Follies”, short listed for the 2011 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Award

“The best in Canadian humour. If you like CBC Radio Canada (or even if you don’t) you’ll love the honesty and irony that drives Alex Carrick’s writing. Acquire a fresh new way to view yourself and your life.” ~ Elieen Schuh, author of The Traz and Schrödinger’s Cat

“There isn’t a single story within “Four Scoops” that falls on a bum note. They’re all excellent.” ~ Tony Healey, author of The Stars My Redemption

The Noon God, Donna Carrick

“5-Stars: A dark novel of coming to terms with secrets and accepting the heavy mantle of responsibility, The Noon God fascinates the reader with the brilliance of its stark choices and the hidden depths of its shadows.” ~ Midwest Book Reviews

“5-Stars: Spend a few hours with this book. It’s not only entertaining and thoughtful but well written. Three in one – you can’t miss!” ~ D.J. McIntosh, author of The Witch of Babylon

“5-Stars: Incredible story with strong characters. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and give it a heartfelt recommendation! I promise you won’t be disappointed.” ~ S. Rasmussen, Amazon reader

“Couldn’t put it down! I’ll be a fan forever. It was thought-provoking as well as very entertaining.” ~ Amazon reader, Fernandina Beach, FL

“The Noon God does not disappoint. Donna Carrick has managed to pack a very large story into a neat, succinct 100+ page book.” ~ Barbara Kent, author of Success in the Words of the Masters

“Three Scoops” Is A Blast!, Alex Carrick
36 Entertaining, Original Short Stories

Contains “The Size of the Skip”, which received an honorable mention in the prestigious and world-wide Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition (based in Key West, Florida).

“”Three Scoops is a Blast!” is a fine read, and a solidly recommended one for any short fiction fan.” ~ Midwest Book Reviews

“Alex Carrick has surpassed himself and brought back the charm of the perfect short story. Buy this book, carry it with you and read it when you have little bytes of time. You will not be disappointed.” ~ Barbara Kent, author Success in the Words of the Masters

“…as delightful as 3 scoops of ice cream with sprinkles on top. Author Alex Carrick writes with a modern O’Henry sense of irony, and has a talent for using just the right amount of bait to hook the reader.” ~ Cici, Amazon reader

“Humor and irony…something for everyone…Keep it up, Mr. Carrick. You’re probably already more popular than Mr. Ives!” ~ Steven M. Moore, author of Full Medical and Evil Agenda

Gold And Fishes, Donna Carrick
International Thriller/Suspense

“A story of heartbreak and hope…Meticulously researched, Gold And Fishes contains not one, but three carefully-interwoven story lines…poignant and evocative…the gripping account of a global disaster.” ~ Jim Napier, The Sherbrooke Record and Deadly Diversions

“Donna Carrick’s “Gold and Fishes” is a well-written story, filled with just enough plot twists and research to make it a literary gem…This is a beautiful story, unique and delicately pieced together. Read it!” ~ Jen Knox, author of Musical Chairs and To Begin Again

“From the very first page, I was drawn into this compelling story…a realistic portrait of a nurse in a disaster aftermath…There was a lovely syntax to Donna Carrick’s writing that was somehow a bridge between American writing and UK-style writing.” ~ Eve Paludan, author of The Man Who Fell From the Sky

“This was a wonderful book about the aftermath of the terrible tsunami that washed away countless people in 2004. Wonderfully researched, the story was primarily about an aid worker, Ayla Harris, who went on a relief mission to Banda Aceh.” ~ Catherine, Amazon reader

“Great read! The author really did her research on the Tsunami and the story around that tragic event is so well done.” ~ Susan Morgan, Amazon reader

“Two Scoops” Is Just Right
Alex Carrick
78 Funny Original Short Stories

“5 Stars… A choice pick for short fiction fans.” ~ Midwest Book Reviews.

“Really funny… If you want a good laugh (and who doesn’t) you MUST pick this book up. MUST.” ~ The Book Journal

“A fun read… If you want a good laugh buy this book, read this book, then buy one for a friend.” ~ Barbara Kent, Success Books

“Who knew an economist could have a sense of humour?” ~ PaulTheBookGuy Podcast

“5-Stars: A delightful book. I enjoyed the finesse of the author’s short stories as well as his unique perspective of life, family, work and the “Beaster Bunny”. This is a good book to read if you enjoy intelligent humour.” ~ Sara, Amazon reader