Posts Tagged ‘Hemingway’s Island’


Posted on: May 8th, 2013 by Wayne Fraser No Comments

Wow! With the help of colleague and friend John Newton I have successfully connected our blog to our twitter and facebook pages. So now one entry goes to three places. So much more economical use of time and space. Cheers, everyone. wf

Reviews, anyone?

Posted on: January 2nd, 2013 by Eleanor Johnston No Comments

If you have read and enjoyed our book, Hemingway’s Island, please consider posting a review in, and We need to sell lots more copies in order to pay off the expenses of setting up this website and the bill for printing all kinds of copies that we ordered in a fit of enthusiasm.

About this Blog

Posted on: January 2nd, 2013 by Eleanor Johnston No Comments

At first we found it exhilarating, but then the posted responses were mostly repetitive spam while the verbal comments were appreciative and encouraging. The main problem with the posts is that most of them are either trying to sell something or seem to have been automatically generated by an automaton. So, we’d like to take another run at blogging, and hope to hear from readers of Hemingway’s Island. Perhaps we can get a conversation about Hemingway going.
We want to make sure this is clear. We will delete as spam any post that is generalized and any post that tries to sell something. One more pet peeve: if a post is so badly written that we have to struggle to understand its meaning, we will treat it as spam also.

eBook version of Hemingway’s Island

Posted on: September 19th, 2012 by Wayne Fraser No Comments

Very happy to announce that Hemingway’s Island is now available in eBook format, available at the moment at

Soon it will be available at iBookstore and Barnes and Noble NOOK bookstore and other retail channels. We’ll keep you posted.

Niagara Reads

Posted on: September 10th, 2012 by Wayne Fraser No Comments

Dr. Wayne Fraser and his wife Dr. Eleanor Johnston have written and published a novel that explores Ernest Hemingway’s last days in Cuba. Researched by Wayne and written by Eleanor, “Hemingway’s Island is a novel packed with Hemingway lore for both aficionados and general readers.” Join Wayne and Eleanor for a reading and discussion of their novel.

• Thursday, September 20

• 7:30 pm

• CENTRAL LIBRARY, Mills Room, St. Catharines, Ontario


• For more information, please call 905-688-6103, ext. 211.

Novel Now Available

Posted on: September 10th, 2012 by Wayne Fraser No Comments

After technical glitches, our novel Hemingway’s Island is now available on, .ca, and .uk, as well as on and, of course, The epub version is coming soon.

Hemingway Newsletter

Posted on: August 20th, 2012 by Wayne Fraser No Comments

The new issue of the Hemingway Newsletter edited by Al Defazio is now available online at


It includes a half-page advertisement for Hemingway’s Island. Thank you to the Editor!

Poetic justice, perhaps?

Posted on: July 28th, 2012 by Eleanor Johnston No Comments

Colonialism forced the people of the native traditions to lose or rearticulate their gods. Science forced the people of the Abrahamic religions to lose or rearticulate their God.

Self-publishing involves self-promotion.

Posted on: July 12th, 2012 by Wayne Fraser 6 Comments

If you love a conspiracy theory in a mystery, if you can’t put down a spy story, if you’re curious about Hemingway and life in Havana …
If you like a love story and figure that two love stories in one novel are better than one, you might agree that one love story should be tragic and the other very happy …
If you want a choice between paperback and eBook PDF (the real eBook is pending) …
Hemingway’s Island is where you want to be.

When you’ve read this book, please write a review of it. At present the options for posting a review and a rating are and Also, please drop your thoughts into our blog.

Here’s how to write a review, courtesy of sister-friend, Sandra.

Go to to write a review:

1. google or
2. Click on BUY
3. Click on SEARCH BOOKS
4. Type in Eleanor Johnston or Wayne Fraser (One or other- either worked)
5. Book comes up – Click on MORE DETAIL
7. Then click on WRITE A REVIEW and do so.
8. Somewhere in there, it was necessary to log in with my e-mail address and password.

Hope that this helps readers navigate the confusing website that is

Postscripts to Hemingway’s Island

Posted on: June 27th, 2012 by Eleanor Johnston No Comments

 1. On our partnership

After all, writing a book together is easier than hanging kitchen wallpaper.

2. Wayne and El,

I’ve had enough of postmodern griping, whatever post-modern means.

I have just read “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” for the hundredth time. It’s the story of our suicide. The woman gives birth and the man kills. The snows melt and the deer die.

See ya! Remember 42.

A friend, 2011 email

3. For months, our working title for this book was The War on Hemingway.