Author Archives: Derek Knight

About Derek Knight

Transplanted Brit, now in the US Mid West | Writer, blogger & author | passionate about life | Traveler and home body | amazon.com/author/derekknight | http://derekknight007.wordpress.com/ | https://twitter.com/DerekKnight1 | https://www.facebook.com/Derek.Knight.Author

White Oaks, the story develops

The “White Oaks” project has gone through a number of iterations over the last year or so. The format that originated the idea was good but limited, and I actually started again from scratch, not once, but twice! I’ve also … Continue reading

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A long way to travel

This morning at 9:30 am, with temperatures well below freezing, the third Loop Trolley was delivered to the Trolley Shed. Trolley 003 is 20 feet longer than the two already operating on The Loop and can carry 100 passengers (50 … Continue reading

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Them

I had an interesting conversation recently with someone who came to the US some 50 years ago. They came from Europe, and they were telling me about the abuse they had received because they were a “European”, an immigrant, not … Continue reading

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American American

Language matters, and sometimes you only notice when when it a particular usage is brought into focus. Recently I was asked if there were many African Americans in the UK. An interesting question. Yes I’m sure there are Americans living … Continue reading

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Reviews

Not too long ago we all went by word of mouth when it came to judging if a company was going to be any good or not. In a sense we still do, but nowadays the internet is the word … Continue reading

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Leo

I have a character, Leo, who interacts with a lot of the other characters in my Work In Progress “White Oaks”, but, so far, we really don’t know much about him. *I* didn’t know much about him, just that he was one of the … Continue reading

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White Oaks: Jackie

The last chapter saw Jackie left alone in the cottage. Now the story continues and connects with the lives of others.   Leo looked up as Jackie came into the office. He smiled “I hope you had a great stay … Continue reading

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