Writings

Writings

"This is the other side of my creative coin." One, the world of expressive images, the other a world of expressive words. The writings are a personal reservoir and resource for critical thought that have found their way into my novels, an autobiography, a biography of a well-known artist, critical commentary, spiritual teachings on the Kingdom of God, scholarly literature, newspaper columns, as well as poetry, epic poetry and great quest novels.

Storyteller, Memory Maker, in Words and Drawings

My Books: check out my Author's Page at Amazon

https://amazon.com/author/gerritverstraete

or just type in "Books by Gerrit Verstraete"


I have also created a new website for critical thought in art, 

spirituality, storytelling, and memory making 

masterpeacejournal.com


ALL BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE IN PRINT AND KINDLE AT AMAZON
OR YOU CAN ALWAYS CONTACT ME AT: gerritverstraete@hotmail.com













 








THE STONE TRILOGY

The Quest is a pilgrim’s story about an epic journey. The pilgrim is Cerulean, a long distance voyager who sets out to find the mystical city E’veden. The quest begins in a coastal settlement called Salmon Head, in the year 1066, After the Deluge. It is a poignant account of one man’s spiritual journey and his beloved Autumn Sky, set in the natural surroundings of Berin and Dorsal Islands that mirror the spectacular imagery of the Pacific Northwest as a metaphor for the author’s own spiritual quest. Discover the Valley of Dry Bones, travel in the “Copper Canoe” up the Swiftwater River, penetrate the Great Forest, cross the Great Sea, and meet the Copper Canyon Riders and the T’ucani of the far north. Hear the story of a mystical island “Fara’way” and summit Arrowsmith Mountain. All in search of E’veden, with the help of a Weatherstone and the white spirt bear. Discover the past as present written with a prophetic imagination. (Softcover, 639 pages, with drawings by the author. Amazon.)


Survivor is an epic story about Cerul, a ten-year old boy who survives a devastating raid on his village. It is a poignant coming-of-age tale in a land where history began in deep time along prehistoric coastlines before the Great Ice Age; a time when a landbridge connected two continents in the Pacific Northwest, a time of beginnings when good was poisoned by evil and all living beings were eventually destroyed. Were it not for one survivor, the story would have been lost. Survivor is about providence and redemption, from childhood to maturity, fabled Warlander stallions; a story of wrongful imprisonment, love for a princess, flight from an evil rival suitor of the princess, rescue, the coming of the ice, and a friend named Lun. Kaiyaland is where the events took place long ago. Survivor is a prequel to The Quest and Book Two of The Stone Trilogy.  (Softcover, 525 pages, with drawings by the author. Amazon)



The third volume of The Stone Trilogy is an epic account of the history of the Great Northwest coast, from time before time (“Survivor” the Story of Beginnings) to the era of Cerulean (“The Quest” a Pilgrim Story), to Cerulina, Queen of the Swiftwater People. Captured when she was very young, Cerulina was traded as a slave among coastal tribes until she escaped and found refuge among the Swiftwater, only to fall in love with Tika, son of the Chief. She became the people’s beloved Queen and gave birth to a son, Tiab, who led a remnant to escape the ravages of a wasting disease. It ‘s Story of Endings, love and pain, life and death, the tragic War of the Oaks, a villain named Va’nee, the white spirit bear, and the mysterious Koo Koo Sint, “who watched the stars.” It’s a quest for meaning and adventure that must sadly end (or does it?) before a new people settles the coast.  







A collection stories, myths, legends, and traditions of practices and ceremonies, gathered by Berin, the Master Mariner and his ship Erina during his coastal explorations of the Great Northwest. Written in Year 1, shortly after the Great Deluge and the destruction of the mystical island Fara’way, “Tales” offer a glimpse into deep time about a land of sleeping giants, magic scrolls, legendary chiefs, and ancient wisdom. This is the fourth book in the Quest Series.



The third Noah King novel of suspense, drama, murder mystery: Isabel, her friend Polly, and her mother Esther, are the victims of illegal cult practices in a polygamist community in the mountains of British Columbia. Abuse is tolerated as a woman’s duty in spiritual marriages or as child sexual toys for men in an otherwise innocent looking place called Shadow Ridge. Everything and everyone are exposed by ghostwriter Noah King, who gives a voice to those who are seldom heard: the innocent. Redemption brings healing, but is judgment of the law too lenient for the perpetrators? 




 






 





 











The 4th Noah King novel begins in Goldbar in the remote north of the Canadian Yukon. Max Dobson, a drifter from Whitehorse, yields to the love of a native girl, amidst gold fever, business success, and a cabin-in-the-woods. Tragedy strikes. Was it accident or murder? There’s a shootout at a gold mine. He leaves town forever, a vagabond for seven years.  But, the past catches up to him with more bad news. Enter, Noah King, Ghostwriter, nineteen years later. There’s a body under a highway overpass, Max’s two daughters are kidnapped. A mysterious photograph with naked bodies in hot springs, a Rolex watch that shifts owners, a tangled story of greed, discrimination, love lost and found, and revenge. All come together in a surprise finale. Worth the trip to Willow Creek, Saskatchewan. 


The Writing Collection includes (as of 2020): fiction and poetry

This page is still under construction with the aim of providing suitable links to each work of writing.

If you are a publisher or agent and interested in any of the writings, please contact us.

SOME EXAMPLES


Autobiography

"Homeward Bound," autobiography (unpublished)

Fiction

"Death of a Model," novel

"The Pioneer," novel

"On The Run," novel

"Sweet Bitter Spring," a Novel of WWII

"The Ecstasy of Katie Gordon," short story, (stageplay in review)

"Where Lovers Die," a novel

"John Gould: Just me and the paper," authorized biography

Noah King Ghostwriter novels

"Coal Harbour," a Noah King novel

"Cash Creek," a Noah King novel

"Shadow Ridge," a Noah King novel

"Vermilion Forks," a Noah King Novel

The Stone Trilogy

"The Quest: A Pilgrim Story," an epic novel (Volume 1 of The Stone Trilogy)

"Survivor: A Story of Beginnings," an epic novel (Volume 2 of The Stone Trilogy)

"Remnant: A Story of Endings," an epic novel (Volume 3 of The Stone Trilogy)

Poetry

"Cerulean Odyssey, the Long Distance Voyager," Vol. 1

"Cold Winter Breath," Vol's 2 -5, "Cerulean Odyssey,"

"The Broadway Players," (2nd edition)

"Cerulean Odyssey," the first epic / complete 10 Volumes of 915 poems - Annotated Text. (unpublished)

"Weatherstone: The Quest for E'veden," the second epic - Volume One

"Weatherstone: The Quest for E'veden,"
the second epic - Volume Two

"Weatherstone: The Quest for E'veden," the second epic - Volume Three

"Legend of the Copper Canoe," Book 5 of Volume 2 of Weatherstone

"A Remnant Shall Survive: Poetry of the Pacific Northwest 2011-2018"

Non-Fiction:

"Creative Worlds: A Dissertation on Creative Freedom and Spirituality"

"The First and Last Kingdom: Rediscovering the Purpose of Our Existence"

"John Gould: Just Me and the Paper," Biography ( forthcoming 2019) 


Teachings on Spirituality: available as free downloads in PDF format.

"60 Days to Freedom," A 60 day daily devotional that focuses one's journey to spiritual freedom by understanding one's identity in Christ. (PDF posted below - downloading, copying, distributing is freely permitted)

"I am," A summary of Scriptures that reveal one's identity in Christ as being specific attributes of those who follow Jesus.
(PDF posted below - downloading, copying, distributing is freely permitted)

"Sermon On the Mount," (booklet, an amplified and expanded text of the Sermon on The Mount. PDF posted below - downloading, copying, distributing is freely permitted)


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I Am.pdf I Am.pdf
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