Through this website and the sale of my books, I hope to create awareness and interest in the plight of all our wildlife, and the senseless destruction of good commercial farming in Africa.
Due to the high value of ivory and rhino horn in Eastern countries, every year hundreds of Elephants and Rhinos are poached and slaughtered or badly disfigured for their horns or their tusks. If this is not stopped quickly these magnificent animals, and many other species of wild animals, will soon become extinct. We need to do everything possible to help fight these poachers and stop the sale of ivory and rhino horn.
In some African countries, Zimbabwe in particular and now even in South Africa, land re-distribution laws, have forced commercial farmers to leave or abandon their highly productive farms. This has resulted in farm labourers and their families losing their jobs and their homes. These farms have been given to people with little or no knowledge of commercial farming resulting in them becoming non-productive. There is now a massive shortage of food in the region, with thousands of people dying of starvation.
Unless some form of birth control is introduced, with the uncontrolled world-wide population explosion, there will soon be a universal food shortage.
After browsing through this website I sincerely hope that your curiosity and reading appetite will be whet and you will buy one or all of the books in this 'Tom Owen' series, and follow the exciting, action-packed adventures of a pioneering family who have been in Southern Africa for 200 years; from the early Settlers to the present day.
YOUR SUPPORT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
News of upcoming events will be posted here.
10th August 2016
Final edit and proofing of BAREFEET & PAPERTHORNS in progress and on time for release early December - in time for Christmas!!
PLEASE NOTE I AM WITHDRAWING 'MPISI AND THE GOLDEN HORN' FROM THE MARKET PLACE DUE TO CONFUSION WITH 'THE GOLDEN HORN'. WHICH IS THE SAME BOOK
26th July 2016
I am pleased to announce the publication of 'ON THE RUN' Now available from this site or from Amazon worldwide.
01 May 2016
COMING SOON.....The fourth novel in the 'TOM OWEN' series will be published within the next couple of months. Will be available in both paperback and Kindle/Ebook versions.
18 July 2015
It has been drawn to my attention that there is some confusion with regard to the two versions oF GOLDEN HORN so let me try and clear this up. 'MPISI and the GOLDEN HORN' was the original title of the book but as readers around the world are not all aware of African names of animals (Mpisi is a Hyena) I decided to re-publish the book as simply 'THE GOLDEN HORN'. I apologize most cincerely and would be glad to refund anyone who has purchased both versions. SORRY.
16 jULY 2015
I am pleased to say that at last I have made a start with the next book in the 'TOM OWEN' series and hope to have it published early next year.
15 May 2015
BAREFEET and PAPERTHORNS has now been dressed in a new cover with Execution Rock in Swaziland on the front. Much better I think. Any comments will be welcome.
10 May 2015
My books are now available in New Zealand at
25 February 2015
Re launched THE GOLDEN HORN with smart new cover and re-edited version.
Available on 01 March 2015. Watch Facebook and twitter.
10 April 2014
BAREFEET & PAPERTHORNS had been re-edited and re-published. Available from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and all Amazon books worldwide as well as directly from this website.
20 March 2014
BLACK MAMBA WHITE SETTLER has been now been published by Amazon Books.
13 February 2014
Barefeet and Paperthorns has been withdrawn due to printing errors. Will be re-released soon.
07 December 2013
BAREFEET and PAPERTHORNS IS PUBLISHED!
Available from Amazon book in paperback and electronic versions. Get your copies for Christmas.
It is the first in the 'TOM OWEN' series with BLACK MAMBA WHITE SETTLER the second and DIAMONDS & HORNS the third.
03 December 2013.
One week to go. BAREFEET & PAPERTHORNS will be published and available in paperback and electronic versions next week.
I am working on my next novel, BAREFEET & PAPERTHORNS and I hope to publishit in December this year (2013). This is the story of Tom Owen's early days and the difficulties his family experienced as an English family living under South Africa's Aparheid government before they moved to Swaziland - a British Protectorate. Tom's adventures while growing up in South Africa and Swaziland are based on fact and actual happenings.
Article in the Surrey Newspapers. September 2011
Book signing at Waterstones in Redhill, Surrey. UK.
Ken being invited to talk at PROBUS luncheon in Reigate
News of upcoming events will be posted here.