I’ve written a knockout book to expose a cover-up.

What was the secret of the ‘Mary Ann’ all-female convict ship in the Third Fleet to Australia?

Only a ghost could have known about it.

Because the truth was covered up and the evidence destroyed.

Then 200 years later a paranormal experience, quite a few in fact, fell into my lap and off I went on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Across 5 countries.

I was in Australia and the cover-up occurred in England.

Involving the Prince of Wales.

And his mistress.

They were married in a secret ceremony.

Officially it never happened.

I’m not so sure.

Back then a liaison between a Protestant and a Catholic was dynamite.

At the time the anti-Catholic Gordon Riots were causing fear amongst the population of London.

This happened in London.

I was in Australia.

The Prince of Wales and a Catholic widow.

That would have been dynamite too.

Officially it never happened.

My paranormal clues said otherwise.

And so, sensing an amazing story, I went for it.

I responded to the clues.

Which led me to Regency England, New Zealand and, yes, right back home to Australia.

I uncovered an amazing story

The writer’s magazine Writer’s Digest called it a “blockbuster”.

And more.

You can read the awesome reviews HERE.

Or buy my blockbuster 230 page book HERE.

It’s a “fun and entertaining” book says another reviewer..

See for yourself.

Love and Peace.

Neil.

How to Survive in a Material World.

There’s a secret truth we need to know about living, and surviving, in this material world.

That secret is hidden in the meaning of the word ‘serendipity’.

This magic word is about setting yourself up for unexpected and unplanned events and experiences that, well, we don’t expect and can’t see coming.

They seem to be hidden in our worldly lives, waiting for us to activate the experience before serendipity steps in and reveals what it’s holding back.

In all innocence I tried it in the real cruel material world and gradually got to see and experience it’s magic.

Many times it saved me from living on the street or on a park bench when I had nothing.

It led me to homes I could never have owned or built for myself.

I came so close to being stranded in London.

I might have been stripped of everything I owned in New York.

I overstayed my welcome in Italy.

Was it serendipity that saved me?

I experienced the kindness of strangers when they invited me to live in their old caravan parked outside their home in a small country town in the Aussie bush.

I lived there and had many unexpected adventures for 5 years.

With nothing.

Was this serendipity taking care of my life’s needs helping me survive in a material world?

I’ve revealed my secrets in my 244 page book ‘Man Steps Off Planet’.

It’s a minute by minute story of my adventures with 9 exclusive hints at the end of the first 9 chapters.

Serendipity in action.

All without the pie-in-the-sky, the lecturing, the theory, this is a practical book about the real world, about real survival, about surviving life.

Read my book and enjoy the adventure.

And learn about surviving in your own world.

Find out my 9 exclusive hints.

Learn my serendipitous secrets through trusting life.

Best wishes,

Neil.

Illustration by Deviantart at ‘Thoughts Under Moon’.

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Are You Needing A Sea Change?

Could this be way to your sea change, the Fairy Tale, the dream of a life that’s always seemed beyond your reach.

I’ve done it.

I’ve written a book about it to show you the way.

Stop where you’re at right now.

If you want to go for the sea change you’ll need to start making changes now.

It’s a path and I’ve extracted the essential 9 clues to get you there.

Your struggles have not been your fault.

I do understand because I’ve been there too.

If ever you’ve been disillusioned about life and how it’s treated you, when your back is to the wall, when all else has failed, here is your way to go.

Like when all your plans and dreams and goals have been taken from you.

It’s time for a new way forward that honors you and your uniqueness.

Why is nobody talking about this?

Why are so many people being left to struggle to survive?

Don’t you have a dream?

Haven’t you ever wondered what happened to your childhood passions?

Have you been waiting what seems to be forever for that windfall, that lottery win that would take you out of all this?

Well, I’ve done it, and I’ve written my amazing story, of living the Fairy Tale, the dream come true, found my sea change, with nothing.

There’s nothing to do except do things different, see things different.

And allow serendipity to emerge.

Simple as that.

And I’ve done it.

I’m a reclusive writer, an introvert, the anti-hero who’d prefer to live in peace out of the limelight.

From my rather unexpected and unplanned world adventure I’ve identified 9 secret hints, or clues, to show you the way.

You’ll find each of my 9 life changing hints or clues at the end of each of the first 9 chapters.

Read the book, test the hints, go for the dream.

Called ‘Man Steps Off Planet‘ your can order your copy here.

Here’s where to find the 244 page book (click here).

It’s a secret that I lived and emerged into a whole new quality of life.

Plus my world adventure non-fiction book is a great read.

“You have discerned an amazing story,” says Writer’s Digest.

One final secret.

There’s more to life than meets the eye.

What is it?

Neil Smith

Order your copy of ‘Man Steps Off Planet’ here.

Read in your browser here.

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Illustration: ‘Cottage by the Sea’ by VanCoralArt at Deviantart.

Could This Be Your Way To The Fairy Tale?

Could this be your way to the Fairy Tale, the sea change, the dream of a life that’s always seemed beyond your reach.

I’ve done it.

Stop where you’re at right now.

If life is not working for you, if you’re not in control, if you’re not happy with your life, then consider a new way of life that works.

Without the money worries, where trust is the new currency.

Without the games where you’re not in control of your own life and your own destiny.

Your struggles have not been your fault.

But I do understand because I’ve been there too.

If ever you’ve been disillusioned about life and how it’s treated you, when your back is to the wall, when all else has failed, here is your way to go.

Like when all your plans and dreams and goals have been taken from you.

It’s time for a new way forward that honors you and your uniqueness.

Why is nobody talking about this?

Why are so many people being left to struggle to survive?

Don’t you have a dream?

Haven’t you ever wondered what happened to your childhood passions?

Have you been waiting what seems to be forever for that windfall, that lottery win that would take you out of all this?

Here’s the shocking truth.

You know the windfall will probably never come, chances are your money worries will never go away, you’re unlikely ever to be free of the day-to-day boredom of your job.

Well, I’ve done it, and I’ve written my amazing story, of living the Fairy Tale, the dream come true, with nothing.

There’s nothing to do except do things different, see things different.

And allow serendipity to emerge.

Simple as that.

And I’ve done it.

I’m a reclusive writer, an introvert, the anti-hero who’d prefer to live in peace out of the limelight.

From my rather unexpected and unplanned world adventure I’ve identified 9 secret hints, or clues, to show you the way.

You’ll find each of my 9 life changing hints at the end of each of the first 9 chapters.

Read the book, test the hints, go for the dream.

Called ‘Man Steps Off Planet‘ your can order your copy here.

Here’s where to find the 244 page book (click here).

It’s a secret that I lived and emerged into a whole new quality of life.

Plus my world adventure non-fiction book is a great read.

“You have discerned an amazing story,” says Writer’s Digest.

One final secret.

There’s more to life than meets the eye.

What is it?

Neil Smith

Order your copy of ‘Man Steps Off Planet’ here.

Read in your browser here.

To follow my blog scroll down and click the Follow button.

Illustration by nicobou at Deviantart.

Forbidden Love

Louis John Steele’s ‘The Blowing Up of the Boyd’ (1889)

This is the true love story of a British sailor and a Maori Chief’s beautiful daughter.

About 240 years ago a Maori chief in the north of New Zealand was greeting some early European explorers with a hostile welcome, often having them and their crews slaughtered and cannibalized.

Just as Captain Cook had encountered elsewhere, the natives were inclined to help themselves to items from the ships, which was not usually tolerated by the ships’ captains. A response which would usually seal their fate.

So it was with a French explorer, Marion du Fresne. And with a Captain Thompson on the ‘Boyd’.

The place was the far north of the north island of New Zealand.

This was a country to the east of Australia, inhabited by a Polynesian race known as the Maori, which had hardly seen a white man.

Then in 1806 Lieutenant James Simmons on the brig HMS ‘Lady Nelson’, after some friendly exchanges, faced a similar dilemma and tactfully withdrew.

Hence the scene was set for the fearsome Maori Chief Ti-Pahi to pay a friendly visit to the Governor of New South Wales, as Australia was known then.

Which is how one of Simmons’ crew, George Bruce, fell in love with the Chief’s daughter, married her and stayed behind in New Zealand. 

Bruce had been appointed to attend the Chief when, on his return to New Zealand on the ‘Lady Nelson’, he became sea sick.

As a gesture of his gratitude, the Chief invited him to remain in New Zealand as his guest.

During which time he apparently fell in love – with Ti-Pahi’s daughter.

Eventually they were married, I suppose in the Maori tradition.

But tragedy was to follow.

An interfering captain of a visiting British vessel disapproved of the marriage and forced them both on board his ship. He then set sail with the two lovers on board not knowing their fate.

On arriving in Malacca (now part of Malaysia) the two were separated. Bruce was left there while his Maori wife was taken on to Penang (also in Malaysia).

This tragic story does have a happy ending.

Apparently the Commanding Officer of Malacca heard to their plight and arranged for them to be reunited in Bengal (then in India).

Sadly, it’s these heartwarming human stories that never find their way into the history books.

This is one example of the fascinating true stories from ‘Back to the Wall: A Fun Spiritual Adventure’ which deserves to be told.

TO READ MORE OR ORDER YOUR COPY OF THE BOOK CLICK HERE.

Best wishes

Neil