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Paul Haston

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Paul is a dad, a husband, and a believer in things magical, which is why he loves writing, both for children and for adults.

Recent books for middle grade children include Tinker Tailor Schoolboy Spy, Flying with the Spitfires, and Billy and the Match Girl, which was long listed for the Canadian Society of Children's Authors Illustrators & Performers (CANSCAIP) 2020 Writing for Children Competition.

Paul is an advocate for elephants. Echo and the Magical Whispers and Lost Echo are books one and two in The Whispers Series, a magical realism about elephants written for children aged 9 - 12 and sponsored by Elephants for Africa, an elephant charity based in Botswana with profits from the books going to help the preservation of elephants. Echo wo
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Average rating: 4.05 · 59 ratings · 26 reviews · 10 distinct works
Rising of a Dead Moon

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Echo and the Magical Whispers

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Blood and Doves

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Flying with the Spitfires

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Flowers for the Bees

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“So wise men avoided Usha. The death of her husband ensured that she became inauspicious. The white sari wrapped itself around her shaking body and the lily of her youth wilted before it had even begun to flower.”
Paul Haston, Rising of a Dead Moon

“Leather cut into Usha's flesh and she screamed. She screamed for the soreness in her back, she screamed for the throbbing sensation in her soft belly, she screamed for the hope that was being lashed out of her; multiple screams for the first few lashings then whimpering as blinding pain clouded her head, numbness froze her body. Hope became hopeless. After twenty lashings even the whimpering stopped, only the nothingness of nothing remained.”
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“So wise men avoided Usha. The death of her husband ensured that she became inauspicious. The white sari wrapped itself around her shaking body and the lily of her youth wilted before it had even begun to flower.”
Paul Haston, Rising of a Dead Moon

“Leather cut into Usha's flesh and she screamed. She screamed for the soreness in her back, she screamed for the throbbing sensation in her soft belly, she screamed for the hope that was being lashed out of her; multiple screams for the first few lashings then whimpering as blinding pain clouded her head, numbness froze her body. Hope became hopeless. After twenty lashings even the whimpering stopped, only the nothingness of nothing remained.”
Paul Haston, Rising of a Dead Moon

“That's the paradox: the only time most people feel alive is when they're suffering, when something overwhelms their ordinary, careful armour, and the naked child is flung out onto the world. That's why the things that are worst to undergo are best to remember. But when that child gets buried away under their adaptive and protective shells—he becomes one of the walking dead, a monster.”
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Taznim Thanks for the add!!!


Cynthia Dunn Thank you for the friend request, Paul!


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Midu Hadi Thanks for the invite!


message 2: by Dyuti

Dyuti Thanks for the request, Paul. It's interesting that you've written a book on India. Maybe I'll give it a look. :)


Samadrita Thank you for the request, Paul. Look forward to discussing books with you.


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