Posts tagged ‘kruger park’

May 28, 2012

Listen to Chapter 2 of my new novel “Triumph the Lion” on CJSF Radio


The lion that was one of the inspirations for “Triumph the Lion”. (Photo by Terry O’Neill)

I have just completed my new novel “Triumph the Lion,” a story about a South African safari ranger who documents the activities of a lion with a peculiar trait. Blu, the Toronto-raised ranger who works at a luxury lodge in Kruger Park, publishes a blog that makes the lion world famous with accounts of the animal’s feats. Children from around the globe visit the blog for the latest happenings in the lion’s life, while tourists come to Africa wanting a glimpse of the lion named Selrahc. Some visitors, however, arrive with sinister plans that have nothing to do with photographing this particular king of the jungle.

I have been reading excerpts from the book on KP Wee’s show “Smitten with the Written” on CJSF Radio (90.1 FM) in Vancouver. In a recent show, KP and I talked about sports writing, seeing that we are in the midst of the NHL Playoffs, and why sports make such an intriguing topic for both fiction writers and journalists.

Listen now to Excerpt 7 from “Triumph the Lion”:

Click here for Excerpt 7, which concludes Chapter 2 of the novel, after KP and I wrap up our hour-long talk on sports writing, both in fiction and journalism (click here for the first half of that interview).

Click on the links below to hear Excerpts 5 and 6.

Click here for Excerpt 5, which is after a 10-minute interview about character development in fiction.
Click here for Excerpt 6, which is more from Chapter 2 of the novel.

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January 7, 2011

Finding wild things in Kruger Park

[From “Chasing the Big Five” in the Toronto Star, January 8, 2011.]

SABI SANDS RESERVE, GREATER KRUGER PARK, SOUTH AFRICA — Brett DuBois jerks the Land Rover into park, turns to me and says, “It’s going to happen.”

“It” is a kill in the jungle, a primal act the anticipation of which fires adrenaline through the veins of DuBois and the six of us in his vehicle.

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