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About craig lock

About the Author Craig has a 'passion' for writing books that tell stories about people doing positive things in this often so hard, sometimes unkind world, occasionally cruel, yet always amazing world - true stories that leave the reader feeling uplifted, empowered and hopefully even inspired. https://www.createspace.com/3779691/ and http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 Craig Lock loves to encourage and empower people to be the best they can possibly be, and to create what they want in life. Craig has learnt plenty from the "school of life" (still "battered and bruised") and also from a few "hard knocks on the head". He is an extensive world traveller (on a "shoestring budget") and failed professional emigrater who has spent most of his lifes savings on airfares. He is still sliding down the razor blade of life on the beautiful undiscovered island that is New Zealand, somewhere near the bottom (rude!) of the world near Antarctica. There he talks to the 60 million sheep! Craig has been involved in the corporate world (life assurance) for over twenty years in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. However, through a strange set of circumstances and finding himself in a small town near the bottom of the world ...and with nothing else to do, he started writing. That was five years ago. Five published books later and having written another twenty manuscripts (on widely differing subjects - well what else is there to do here?)... this is where Craig is in the "journey/adventure" that is life. Craig has taught at the local Polytechnic, as well as running a successful creative writing course (not teaching sheep!). He was the author of (as far as we know) the first creative writing course on the internet Craig has many varied interests and passions. He is particularly interested in the field of psychology – studying the human mind and what makes different people "tick-tock grandfather clock". He is fascinated by the "overlap between psychology and the dimension of spirituality". One of his missions in life is helping people make the most of their hidden potential and so finding their niche in life... so that they are happy. Craig’s various books probably tell more about his rather "eventful" life best (no one could believe it!). He writes books with serious messages and themes, then as a contrast "rather crazy, wacky stuff"…to keep him sane here. As an ‘anonymouse’ person wrote: "All of us are born mad; some of us remain so." Well nothing else much happens in quiet provincial New Zealand, other than headlines like "Golf Ball Thrown at Policeman" (it missed, btw!) and "Beach Toilet Closed for Season." True! The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at ebooks (digital books) http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock Paperbacks (see https://goldendawnpublishing.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/paperback-writer/ and https://wanttowriteabook.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/paperback-writer-the-beatles/ https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE https://www.amazon.com/Craig-Lock/e/B005GGMAW4/ref=pe_584750_33951330_sr_tc_2_0?qid=1476388259&sr=1-2-ent http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books and http://goo.gl/vTpjk All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children – MINE! “When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! “ “Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.” PPS Don’t worry about the world ending today… as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

“There is only one thing that has power completely, and that is love. Because when a man loves, he seeks no power, and therefore he has power.”

Originally posted on I (We) Must Not Hate!:
https://fromseedsofhatetobondsoflove.wordpress.com/2013/01/25/there-is-only-one-thing-that-has-power-completely-and-that-is-love-because-when-a-man-loves-he-seeks-no-power-and-therefore-he-has-power/ http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com and http://www.sawriter.wordpress.com “Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring” enough there for now, c! Pictures (above great) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst…

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YOU can be a voice of hope to others

https://achampionofhope.wordpress.com/ from https://www.facebook.com/Uplift-Encourage-and-Inspire-479972392393133/ and https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury from http://www.capetownmypictures.wordpress.com and https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31 “Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring” enough there for now, c! Share, encourage and spread HOPE, LOVE and LIGHT

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“A tumultuous yet ultimately triumphant story, encouraging all of us to think twice about what we are capable of accomplishing, regardless of our personal barriers…being and becoming all we are capable of being”

Originally posted on It's Always Darkest Before The Dawn: A Story of Hope:
https://itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com/2015/01/10/a-tumultuous-yet-ultimately-triumphant-story-encouraging-all-of-us-to-think-twice-about-what-we-are-capable-of-being-and-unbecoming/ and https://gisbornenz.wordpress.com/category/dark-horse/ Shining a light of hope in the darkness ? ? “Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see…

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MATCH POINT! ROGER FEDERER’S MOM REVEALS DETAILS OF CHAMP’S LIFE

Originally posted on BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK:
Source: MATCH POINT! ROGER FEDERER’S MOM REVEALS DETAILS OF CHAMP’S LIFE “A champion is not a title, but a set of qualities: Champions aren’t made in the gym. Champions are made from something…

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“If I can throw a single ray of light across the darkened pathway of another…”

Originally posted on YOU can be a Champion of Hope (to others):
IF: If I can throw a single ray of light across the … – Craig’s Quotes The Grand Prize (Grand Prix) – BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK ? “If…

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“Try not be a person of success, but a person of value.”

Originally posted on YOU can be a Champion of Hope (to others):
As “inspired by’ “Try not be a man * of success, but a man * of value.” – Albert Einstein from https://achampionofhope.wordpress.com/2017/05/27/try-not-be-a-man-of-success-but-a-man-of-value/ “Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting…

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“Life finds a way… somewhere, somehow…always.”

Originally posted on LIFE is God's Novel: A Book (or three or four or TEN) being written as "life unfolds":
picture from https://thechoiceanewbook.wordpress.com/ ? “Life finds a way… somewhere, somehow…always.” from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com https://thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com/ and https://livingwithheadbraininjury.wordpress.com/2017/07/14/grief-and-loss-how-to-move-forward-after-brain-injury/ ? ?…

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