Entries by Richard Gradner


Luna ran ahead of me on the path, excited to be out on the mountain. I marched briskly behind her, the coarse, tan-coloured sand crunching loudly under my trainers with every step, immediately announcing my presence to anyone within a thirty meter radius. I looked about, quickly taking in the scenery as I walked. To […]

5 Star Review!

Phenomenal 5-star review of my latest novel Unicorn, by author and four-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Frank Scozzari: http://amzn.to/2dWqm5e “UNICORN is an action packed adventure fantasy that includes themes of friendship and loyalty and, in a very unique way, explores eastern thought and spirituality. After reading the first few pages I was a goner—lost in an […]

Thank You Deborah!

As an independent author in South Africa, it is rather challenging to compete against both local and international authors who are supported by professional publishers and retail book stores. As a result, most of us are forced to market ourselves exclusively to an international market. Deborah Du Plooy of SKOOBS book store, however, is on […]


George Michael. He had it. Moses. He had it. And so have countless others across the ages. But what is it exactly, and what gives it so much authority? I Googled the word (as one does) and it gave me 2 definitions: 1. complete trust or confidence in someone or something. 2. strong belief in […]

In Support of The Earthchild Project

The Earthchild Project is a non-profit organisation based in Cape Town, South Africa, established by Janna Kretzmar. The organisation was set up to teach underprivileged school children in South Africa Yoga and holistic living, through hikes and enviro education. I chose this cause as a way to give back to the community because as a Yoga […]

WIN a signed copy of UNICORN (Press Release)

WIN A SIGNED COPY OF UNICORN, BY RICHARD GRADNER Local Indie author, Richard Gradner, is self-publishing his latest speculative fiction novel, Unicorn on 01 September 2016. To stand a chance of winning one of ten, signed, advanced copies of Unicorn, visit Richard’s website before the end of August to enter: www.richardgradner.com Set over 6,000 years […]