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Book Reviews of Author Michael E Thornley

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Meet Michael E. Thornley, Author, Entrepreneur, Blogger

Today I would like to welcome Michael E. Thornley to the blog. He is an author, entrepreneur, blogger, and so much more. Find out more about him and then check out his library of penned publications.
 
reviews Michael-thornley

Michael Thornley was born in 1960 at Manly NSW Australia and grew up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Since 1986 he has resided mostly in Queensland Australia and for a short period also in the USA and Spain.

As an Author, Entrepreneur, Blogger, Humanitarian, Conservationist, Photographer, Ornithologist and Traveler, he has experienced many an adventure and met with some ‘interesting’ characters and of course, some wonderful people along the way.

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His work as an entrepreneur has allowed him to travel all over the world, “living the laptop lifestyle,” through his positive midset and online income.
“Achieve your dreams” is his motto in life and the theme of his website where he records his daily thoughts and experiences in this practice.
As an author, he has penned numerous books, both fiction and nonfiction. Please check out his titles below by clicking on a book cover.
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reviews Michael-thornleyTwists of Fate is a spellbinding collection of 5 short stories set in the land down-under by Australian Author Michael E Thornley. The decisions and consequent outcomes made by the individual characters gives credence to the saying ” You Reap what you Sow’.

However, the choices that we make in life may not necessarily provide us with the outcome we desire. Yet it may reward us with the future we deserve, whether we wish it or not!. So be careful what you wish for as it just may come true!

Written in the narrative style of the ‘Twilight Zone’ the ‘Twists of Fate’ may not be what you expected. It certainly was not what the characters in the book expected!… that is part of the charm and enjoyment of this series of short stories by Michael E Thornley.

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reviews Michael-thornley“Has the attribute of ‘Being a Gentleman’ and thus the Art of Chivalry been lost in a modern world? What have been the catalysts that have led to an ever changing role for men?

This is the question that Australian Author Michael E Thornley raises and discusses in this guide to ‘Being a Gentleman’. He has talked to a number of men AND women in the process of trying to establish reasons as to why the act of being a Gentlemen is fading from society and he has asked them all this question “is being chivalrous in fact … dead?”

You may feel challenged by some of the suggestions which have been put forward from his research and are presented to you is this book for you to contemplate. However there have to be reasons for a change in men and we as a society must consider these reasons closely whilst at the same time decide on how we will all move forward together to return to common courtesies.

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reviews Michael-thornleyA humorous yet informative guide to those readying themselves for a journey into the world of dating. It also provides thought provoking ideas for couples looking to bring fun and frivolity back into their relationships.

There are practical solutions, numerous cost saving measures and handy tips for those on a limited budget. A lighthearted yet sincere look into world of dating.

Author Michael E Thornley supports many of the suggestions with his whimsical quips and forthright encouragement (and sometimes discouragement should the situation require it. e.g. Like “run for the hills “ 🙂

We are sure you will enjoy this guide and Happy Dating!

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reviews Michael-thornley ‘A Day in the Life’ is a unique look at just some of the adventures that Australian Author Michael E Thornley has experienced over the last five years.

During that time he has traveled from Australia to Bali, Dubai, Spain, Canada and the USA, the latter where he lived for a year.

We share many of the humorous outcomes as he ventures out into the unknown on his daily walks! Well that is the unknown suburban streets and parks of cities around the world. Yet only he could have an adventure in such a situation what with bowling maidens over; being serenaded by turkeys and falling into large holes and having to be pulled out by his feet!

Michael is also in tune with nature as we find him trekking through woods to the Gates of Terror; chasing skunks over wetlands in the moonlight and having visitations from white coyotes and shovel nose rays.

Yet he also shares with us his inner most thoughts and emotions that are felt in some of the more serious moments. Hence it truly is a ‘Diary of Humour and Emotions.’

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reviews Michael-thornleyWho is in Your Family Tree is a guide for the budding Family Tree Researcher or Genealogists as they are also known as… there we are, learning something already and you haven’t even read the book yet!

Michael E Thornley is not only an Author and Entrepreneur but in addition successfully runs ‘Thornley Genealogical Services’ as one of his businesses. “A man that wears many hats at once” he is sometimes heard to say. But he does this most successfully!

This book is a guide to the basics of ‘how to get started’ in researching your family tree. He has often been asked “ well I have seen all these links on the Internet about where to do the research BUT HOW do I get started??”

Thus Michael has put together a straight forward guide to answer some of the more common questions that are asked. He has also shared tips on what to expect when you start asking family and friends about ‘what they know’ in relation to ‘my family’. You may be surprised at some of the reactions!

Michael E  Thornley
Author & Entrepreneur
www.michaelthornley.org

Twists of Fate – A series of Short Stories by Michael E Thornley

Twists of Fate
A series of Short Stories by Michael E Thornley

Twists of Fate is a spellbinding collection of 5 short stories set in the land down-under by Australian Author Michael E Thornley. The decisions and consequent outcomes made by the individual characters gives credence to the saying ” You Reap what you Sow’.

However, the choices that we make in life may not necessarily provide us with the outcome we desire. Yet it may reward us with the future we deserve, whether we wish it or not!. So be careful what you wish for as it just may come true!

Written in the narrative style of the ‘Twilight Zone’ the Twists of Fate may not be what you expected. It certainly was not what the characters in the book expected!… that is part of the charm and enjoyment of this series of short stories by Michael E Thornley.

TWISTS OF FATE includes 5 Short Stories!

1. The Ultimate Collection
2. The Hunter
3. Nullarbor Dreaming
4. Age of Chivalry
5. The Compulsive Liar TWISTS OF FATE includes 5 Short Stories!

Quote from Twists of Fate – the ‘Age of Chivalry’
As she sprinted down the street, her high heals now swinging in her hand, as quite wisely she was not about to tempt fate any longer, she glanced down at her watch and with some relief, noticed that she still had two minutes to spare before the bus would arrive promptly as usual.

However as she rounded the corner, she saw the rear of the bus as it drove away proudly advertising her favourite breakfast spread Vegemite with that all too familiar logo ‘We’re happy little Vegemites as bright as bright can be’…… “ I am NOT a Happy Little Vegemite” she mumbled angrily. The bus was early today of all days and, as if mocking her, backfired leaving a cloud of black sooty smoke which now rather insultingly, enveloped Mary completely.”

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“Twists of Fate” is available NOW on Amazon.com as an Ebook (Kindle)
Amazon USA Link
Amazon Australia Link
Amazon UK Link

Michael E Thornley
Author & Lifestyle Entrepreneur
www.michaelthornley.org

 

 

Indie Author – a Self Publishing Author with Michael E Thornley

                                                     Indie Author – a Self Publishing Author 

Indie Authors (Indie being a short form of Independent) are basically ‘If you see yourself as the creative director of your books, from concept to completion and beyond, then you’re Indie.”

There is some debate  over the use of this term but for me I consider myself an ‘Indie Author’ as I conceive the idea, write the book, self publish it and promote and sell my work.

And talking of work and writing, I am currently in the process of writing about ‘Self Publishing with Kindle Self Publishing and it is my intention to have it out early May! A great mothers day present 🙂 Or if you mother isn’t into writing her own books how about reading some of my others!!! 😉 CLICK HERE

COMING SOON TO AMAZON!

So in the interim, how about you visit my Authors page on Amazon Kindle CLICK HERE

Or here !!!

Author synopsis
Michael Thornley was born in 1960 at Manly NSW Australia and grew up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Since 1986 he has resided mostly in Queensland Australia and for a short period also in the USA and Spain.

As an Author, Entrepreneur, Blogger, Humanitarian, Conservationist, Photographer, Ornithologist and Traveler, he has experienced many an adventure and met with some ‘interesting’ characters and of course, some wonderful people along the way.

( All work published by Michael E Thornley including Novella’s, Short Stories, Guide Books etc are the original work of Michael E Thornley.)

“Twists of Fate” is available NOW on Amazon.com as an Ebook (Kindle)
Amazon USA Link
Amazon Australia Link
Amazon UK Link

Twists of Fate is a spellbinding collection of 5 short stories set in the land down-under by Australian Author Michael E Thornley. The decisions and consequent outcomes made by the individual characters gives credence to the saying ” You Reap what you Sow’.

However, the choices that we make in life may not necessarily provide us with the outcome we desire. Yet it may reward us with the future we deserve, whether we wish it or not!. So be careful what you wish for as it just may come true!

Written in the narrative style of the ‘Twilight Zone’ the ‘Twists of Fate’ may not be what you expected. It certainly was not what the characters in the book expected!… that is part of the charm and enjoyment of this series of short stories by Author Michael E Thornley.

 

My Books Await your Eyes! with Michael Thornley

My Books Await your Eyes! with Michael Thornley

Greetings,

I trust that this blog post finds you well. I know that many of you have brought at least one of my books as i have had some great feedback and I thank you. Please leave appropriate comments on Amazon dot com for the book you have purchased and read 🙂

BOOKS

There are currently five books that have been published
–  ‘Twists of Fate
–  ‘A Day in the Life’
–  ‘Dating on a Budget’
– ‘Who is in Your Family Tree’
–  ‘Being a Gentleman’

I am currently writing a guide to Self Publishing via Kindle to be sold through Amazon. I hope to have this published within the next week. So WATCH THIS SPACE!

If you would like to see all the titles then please visit my Michael E Thornley Authors page by clicking HERE.

They are all in E-book-  Kindle (Electronic book form) But Amazon has a FREE reader for either online viewing or it can be downloaded to your computer ie. PC, Laptop Ipad or even your Iphone and Android. There you can view any book at anytime and take your library with you! That is the beauty of Ebooks!

SO GET YOUR COPY TODAY!!! They only cost from US$2-99 to US$4-99… the price of a coffee! Please support my endeavours, i would be most grateful!

Kindest regards,
Michael E Thornley
Author, Entrepreneur & Traveller

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Review of Author & Entrepreneur Michael E Thornley

Sharing a review I received from Andrea Coventry. Please visit her Book review Blog

Andi’s Book Reviews

Friday, March 25, 2016

Meet Michael E. Thornley, Author, Entrepreneur, Blogger

Today I would like to welcome Michael E. Thornley to the blog. He is an author, entrepreneur, blogger, and so much more. Find out more about him and then check out his library of penned publications.
 
Michael-Thornley

Michael Thornley was born in 1960 at Manly NSW Australia and grew up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Since 1986 he has resided mostly in Queensland Australia and for a short period also in the USA and Spain.

As an Author, Entrepreneur, Blogger, Humanitarian, Conservationist, Photographer, Ornithologist and Traveler, he has experienced many an adventure and met with some ‘interesting’ characters and of course, some wonderful people along the way.

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His work as an entrepreneur has allowed him to travel all over the world, “living the laptop lifestyle,” through his positive midset and online income.
The Wealth Flow Formula is his plan for success in life, and you can share in it with him.
“Achieve your dreams” is his motto in life and the theme of his website where he records his daily thoughts and experiences in this practice.
As an author, he has penned numerous books, both fiction and nonfiction. Please check out his titles below by clicking on a book cover.
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Twists-of-FateTwists of Fate is a spellbinding collection of 5 short stories set in the land down-under by Australian Author Michael E Thornley. The decisions and consequent outcomes made by the individual characters gives credence to the saying ” You Reap what you Sow’.

However, the choices that we make in life may not necessarily provide us with the outcome we desire. Yet it may reward us with the future we deserve, whether we wish it or not!. So be careful what you wish for as it just may come true!

Written in the narrative style of the ‘Twilight Zone’ the ‘Twists of Fate’ may not be what you expected. It certainly was not what the characters in the book expected!… that is part of the charm and enjoyment of this series of short stories by Michael E Thornley.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Being-a-Gentleman“Has the attribute of ‘Being a Gentleman’ and thus the Art of Chivalry been lost in a modern world? What have been the catalysts that have led to an ever changing role for men?

This is the question that Australian Author Michael E Thornley raises and discusses in this guide to ‘Being a Gentleman’. He has talked to a number of men AND women in the process of trying to establish reasons as to why the act of being a Gentlemen is fading from society and he has asked them all this question “is being chivalrous in fact … dead?”

You may feel challenged by some of the suggestions which have been put forward from his research and are presented to you is this book for you to contemplate. However there have to be reasons for a change in men and we as a society must consider these reasons closely whilst at the same time decide on how we will all move forward together to return to common courtesies.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Dating-on-a-budgetA humorous yet informative guide to those readying themselves for a journey into the world of dating. It also provides thought provoking ideas for couples looking to bring fun and frivolity back into their relationships.

There are practical solutions, numerous cost saving measures and handy tips for those on a limited budget. A lighthearted yet sincere look into world of dating.

Author Michael E Thornley supports many of the suggestions with his whimsical quips and forthright encouragement (and sometimes discouragement should the situation require it. e.g. Like “run for the hills “ 🙂

We are sure you will enjoy this guide and Happy Dating!

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Day-in-the-life ‘A Day in the Life’ is a unique look at just some of the adventures that Australian Author Michael E Thornley has experienced over the last five years.

During that time he has traveled from Australia to Bali, Dubai, Spain, Canada and the USA, the latter where he lived for a year.

We share many of the humorous outcomes as he ventures out into the unknown on his daily walks! Well that is the unknown suburban streets and parks of cities around the world. Yet only he could have an adventure in such a situation what with bowling maidens over; being serenaded by turkeys and falling into large holes and having to be pulled out by his feet!

Michael is also in tune with nature as we find him trekking through woods to the Gates of Terror; chasing skunks over wetlands in the moonlight and having visitations from white coyotes and shovel nose rays.

Yet he also shares with us his inner most thoughts and emotions that are felt in some of the more serious moments. Hence it truly is a ‘Diary of Humour and Emotions.’

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Who-is-in-your-family-treeWho is in Your Family Tree is a guide for the budding Family Tree Researcher or Genealogists as they are also known as… there we are, learning something already and you haven’t even read the book yet!

Michael E Thornley is not only an Author and Entrepreneur but in addition successfully runs ‘Thornley Genealogical Services’ as one of his businesses. “A man that wears many hats at once” he is sometimes heard to say. But he does this most successfully!

This book is a guide to the basics of ‘how to get started’ in researching your family tree. He has often been asked “ well I have seen all these links on the Internet about where to do the research BUT HOW do I get started??”

Thus Michael has put together a straight forward guide to answer some of the more common questions that are asked. He has also shared tips on what to expect when you start asking family and friends about ‘what they know’ in relation to ‘my family’. You may be surprised at some of the reactions!

It is always Sunrise Somewhere

It is always Sunrise Somewhere
‘This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.”
~ John Muir

 

New books available at Amazon.com
Please visit my authors page and follow me to keep up to day with publications. AND of course i would be grateful if you would purchase but must of all ENJOY what I have written.

I have been busy busy writing short stories and also publishing my ‘Day in the Life series’.

In addition I have been compiling guides to ‘Dating on a Budget’and soon to be released ‘Who is in Your family Tree‘- a guide to starting your family tree research. So watch this space!!!

Blessings,
Michael E  Thornley
Author and Entrepreneur

It is always Sunrise Somewhere 🙂

Twists of Fate Written & Published by Michael E Thornley

GREAT NEWS
I am so happy to share with you all that I have just published my first book “Twists of Fate”
BUY IT HERE 🙂

“Twists of Fate” is available NOW on Amazon.com as an Ebook (Kindle)
Amazon USA Link
Amazon Australia Link
Amazon UK Link

“Twists of Fate”- published March 2016

Twists of Fate is a spellbinding collection of 5 short stories set in the land down-under by Australian Author Michael E Thornley. The decisions and consequent outcomes made by the individual characters gives credence to the saying ” You Reap what you Sow’.

However, the choices that we make in life may not necessarily provide us with the outcome we desire. Yet it may reward us with the future we deserve, whether we wish it or not!. So be careful what you wish for as it just may come true!

Written in the narrative style of the ‘Twilight Zone’ the ‘Twists of Fate’ may not be what you expected. It certainly was not what the characters in the book expected!… that is the part of the charm and enjoyment of this series of short stories by Michael E Thornley.

“Twists of Fate” is available NOW on Amazon.com as an Ebook (Kindle)
Amazon USA Link
Amazon Australia Link
Amazon UK Link

 

The following Titles are coming to an Amazon.com store near you very soon! Keep watching this Blog for details!

Michael Ellis Thornley
Writer (Published) and Entrepreneur

The Four Pillars of a Good Life are – Health, Wealth, Love and Happiness.AGood Life’ is relative to the individual and the ‘4 Pillars of a ‘Good Life– Health, Wealth,Love and Happiness’ are the main criteria in varying degrees to achieve this goal. Together, they can create the lifestyle you seek and the ‘Good Life‘  you deserve!”

Google tricks you never knew about

The best search results require some thought

Whenever we need to know anything these days, the majority of us immediately go to Google for the answer. But there’s more to getting the best result than simply typing your query directly into the search box. Here are a few tips for getting better results from Google*.

You may have been searching incorrectly

If you want to search a specific site, begin your search with ‘site’. For example, if you want to find an alien story on The Courier-Mail website, type ‘site:couriermail.com.au alien’.

To find the dictionary definition of a word, type ‘define’ in front of your search.

Little words are a no-no

Common words like ‘a’ and ‘and’ are known as ‘stop words’ and Google ignores them.

However, if they are in a specific phrase or quote they need to be included. For example, if you were looking for a film quote such as “we’re gonna need a bigger boat”, type it in full in quotation marks for the best results.

Google has a sense of humour

The ‘did you mean’ tag can either be a friend or an enemy, but it can also be funny. Type in ‘anagram’ to find a gem.

You can still play Pacman

In May 2010, the Google Doodle was an interactive Pacman game that cost the nation 4.82 million person hours in time-wasting. You can still idle away a few hours by searching ‘Play Pacman’ into the search.

You can make Google flip out

Type ‘do a barrel roll’ into the search box and watch as your browser does acrobatics. Another good command is ‘askew’. Try it.

You can make your own Google logo

You can make your Google page your own with Goglogo.

It’s a calculator

For a quick answer to a maths equation, just type it into the search engine. It’s quicker than Stephen Hawking.

*Source: News.com.au

 

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Something Inspiring!


Inspiration Something inspiring

I have thought long and hard about something inspiring to share with you today. Some days it flows; some days it ebbs and other days it ebbs and flows 🙂 Surely out of my interactions today something inspiring would manifest from the positive vibes that have abounded.

Certainly something ‘inspiring’ was found in all these events yet nothing stood out as a particular grand something inspiring moment more a collective of inspiration.Yet when I thought I had lost the something inspiring moment, the proverbial something ‘inspiring’ light came on. It was clear to me what the something-inspiring’ something was!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And it was quite simple and certainly inspired something in me…..the message was that you should always do something that inspires others, that is the reward and that is something inspiring in itself 😉

Michael Ellis Thornley
Creator of the Wealth Flow Formula
Partner at MOBE

 

Welcome Yourself in Your Heart

Welcome Yourself in Your Heart

‘Loving yourself does not mean being self-absorbed or narcissistic, or disregarding others. Rather it means welcoming yourself as the most honored guest in your own heart, a guest worthy of respect, a lovable companion.’ ~ Margo Anand

Michael Ellis Thornley
‘Aspire to Inspire before you Expire’