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Ross E Silke
Location: Ontario, Canada
Gender: Male
Born: October 31, 1983
Interests: Art, music, computers, writing
Member: Eternal Premier Author
Joined: December 2018
This is me in my haphazard apartment. :0)) I am very friendly and enjoy the writing process. My full name is Ross Edward Silke. My books are now available on Amazon under my first and last name (and some listed below full profile). I really appreciate the community here and learning from others. I enjoy the outdoors, nature, walking, puzzles, and my Alienware laptop with very advanced computer graphics and games. I live by myself in a cozy apartment with white walls and red-cherry doors.--Always Christmas. :0))

I hold firm beliefs in and act out Christianity and my poetry reflects that. I am a Shilohnite with Shiloh Fellowship Church online in Phoenix, Arizona. During the year I work for the Salvation Army, and I am currently still working on my undergraduate degree in Classical Studies; the study of Greece, Rome, and their art, architecture, history, and languages.

I hold a diploma in Writing for Children and Teenagers from the Institute of Children's Literature. I also have a Premium TESL Certificate with honours for teaching English as a second language. Moreover, I have several diplomas from Shaw academy including English for business. Furthermore, I am an Ontario scholar with honours in high school graduating in the top of my class with several Ontario Academic Credits (OACs) with English being one of my highest. I have also taken degree work toward Theology I began after high school, then after taking some time off, transferred to university from a seminary. So far my university courses accumulated at Queen's where I've studied include honours in Greek, Latin, and Creative Writing. As well as, I have taken, politics, classics, a number of writing courses and German.
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Ross E Silke: I just received a large grant in the mail from Tyndale university/seminary to finish in September studying in English. I'm very excited. They have courses in C.S. Lewis even. I hope the virus is gone by then, lol. :0))
March 29, 2020 at 9:25AM
    Ross E Silke: Thanks so much! It's seven with three zeros, God's perfect number seven. :0)) I didn't want to say but feel ok to now. I've never been offered anything like that in my academic history. I hope to teach someday. :0))
    March 30, 2020 at 3:40PM

Ross E Silke: Some interesting facts to know about coronavirus:

1. Mild cold-like to fever, coughing, shortness of breath are all clue symptoms
2. Avoid cats, bats as leading carriers wash hands before and after handling pets
3. Don't touch your face, mouth, eye rubbing
4. Wash hands with soap and water frequently for 20 seconds.
5. Don't go out unless you have to
March 21, 2020 at 12:05PM
    joycetreasures: Thanks for this information. Good stuff.

    Stay bless and safe:-)
    March 25, 2020 at 6:35PM
    Ross E Silke: You're welcome. :0)
    March 28, 2020 at 12:01PM

Ross E Silke: Stay safe this season and remember the common signs of the virus are flue, coughing, and shortness of Breath. I just published a new book Beat the Bug to help during this pandemic on Amazon. Stay inside if you can and keep about one metre to two metres apart from others for social distancing. I hope to be back soon. :0)
March 20, 2020 at 1:13AM

Ross E Silke: Sorry I am away over the Christmas holiday season right now, but rest assured I'll be back soon. I'm still writing and have two new books being published at this time on Amazon you can look for under my first and last name: The True Story of Christmas: The Real Story, and Santa Plans to Retire, a short story book for all ages. God bless you this Christmas! Warm hugs. Also, look for Christmas Eve Sonnets by the Fireplace 1-3 now available on Amazon. :0))
December 20, 2019 at 12:19PM

Ross E Silke: I was recently accepted into Tyndale with a scholarship to finish my education. The award was quite unexpected for all the work I've done to date. Very excited; in the English and Bible Studies/Worship and Creative Arts. I hope to fulfill my potential in the coming years in the field of arts, writing, teaching, and education. Have a very merry, beautiful Christmas!
December 2, 2019 at 4:03PM
    WryWriter: I wish you much success!!
    December 3, 2019 at 8:17PM
    Ross E Silke: Thank you! I'm very excited. :0)) It's hard to find a good institution that's founded on the Word to study at as previous institutions I have attended are not making it difficult to be successful in.
    December 5, 2019 at 12:28PM

Ross E Silke: I'm taking some time off FanStory at this time; thank you for all your support and helping me to become a better writer! I hope to be back soon. Enjoy the new season of Fall--here in Ontario, Canada. I appreciate all my FanStory fans and hope to be in touch again soon. Please look for my book publications on Amazon under my first and last name. Blessings,
September 24, 2019 at 10:17AM
    moonsunrise: Will certainly do Ross.
    November 12, 2019 at 9:30AM
    Ross E Silke: Thank you so much! I'm so enthused about writing this season as I return briefly. I have also lowered my prices on Amazon for the winter/Christmas season. :0)) All best,
    November 12, 2019 at 10:03AM

Ross E Silke: I'm happy to announce that I completed a Certificate in Academic Writing at Queen's University in Canada where I have been attending. I took courses in Effective Writing, Creative Writing, Modular Writing, and Literary Non-Fiction to obtain this. I'm concluding my time at the university now after many years and leave with this to help with my writing endeavours. I felt to share.
August 11, 2019 at 1:29PM
    Ross E Silke: Thanks, rosehill. Yes, lol, time to get moving with it. :0))
    August 11, 2019 at 1:50PM
    WryWriter: Congratulations! Do toss us some morsels of your newly found knowledge!
    August 11, 2019 at 8:54PM
    Ms. Snyder: Wow! Mr. Silke,
    That is fantastic!!! Congratulations!!! I knew when I started to read your writing there was academia there, lots of talent and a special perspective that I truly enjoy...
    August 13, 2019 at 2:07AM
    Ross E Silke: Thanks, Ms. Snyder, you are very encouraging! I've always loved school since the start in Kindergarten and never gave up toward education--you can't put a price on it. :0)) I hope I can teach someday, lol--I enjoy being in school too much, and it's like another school on here. :0)) The more diplomas the better, LOL!! --just as long as it doesn't get too crazy. :0))
    August 13, 2019 at 3:23PM
    juliaSjames: Congratulations on your achievement.
    August 18, 2019 at 11:30AM
    Ross E Silke: Thank you, Julia. :0)) It's been many years but I think I found my niche. Best always,
    August 19, 2019 at 2:17PM

Ross E Silke: Summer is a time to celebrate in the sun and rhyme up some summer salad poetry. :0)) I'm sure in a month we will want the summer to go away and embrace Fall and Winter again; until then, write in the sun! Best,
July 13, 2019 at 2:36PM

Ross E Silke: Am I allowed to announce this? I'm so excited that I made my first ever book sales this week after publishing on Amazon.--I didn't think they would really sell so it's very encouraging. I much enjoy the writing process and will keep working toward bettering myself and my writing as I find it opens up a whole new world apart from the natural world we so often get consumed in. Thanks for all your help.
May 13, 2019 at 8:56AM
    LG Wolfe: Not only should you be announcing it, you should be yelling it from the rooftops and dancing from the chandeliers! What an amazing moment. Congratulations Ross!
    May 13, 2019 at 9:25AM
    Ross E Silke: Thanks, LG for your wonderful encouragement! I am very very excited and will definitely take time to celebrate. :0)))
    May 13, 2019 at 9:53AM
    Angela Hayes: Would be nice to know the name of your book, could be an interesting read, since I'am working on my book of poems :)
    May 13, 2019 at 1:26PM
    Ross E Silke: You can find my books listed at the bottom of my profile page, or search my author name, Ross Silke, on Amazon.
    May 13, 2019 at 1:40PM
    Eric M McChesney: CONGRATS! That is so awesome. Go for it, announce to the world, this is a huge accomplishment!
    May 13, 2019 at 2:25PM
    WryWriter: How wonderful!! I hope your work hits the bestseller list soon!! Your writing is fantastic!
    May 13, 2019 at 8:57PM
    Angela Hayes: Ok, I put an E on it, will do.
    Thanks :)
    May 14, 2019 at 3:02AM
    Ms. Snyder: Congratulations Mr. Silke!! Now blast the news and I hope to see you read somewhere near Atlanta!!! Cheers, Fonda
    May 14, 2019 at 9:44PM
    Ross E Silke: Thank you for all the support and encouragement!! :0))) Yes, I hope to blast off everywhere soon, lol. Thanks Ms. Snyder, Wry, Angela, Eric, LG.
    May 15, 2019 at 12:46PM
    Ross E Silke: Thank you, Jeff!! I really appreciate the support.
    June 5, 2019 at 7:43PM
    Sally Law: Congratulations, Ross. A fine accomplishment in one so young, too. Be blessed! Sally Law :+))
    June 6, 2019 at 11:17AM
    Ross E Silke: Thanks so much Sally!! :0)) You've been a big encouragement.
    June 8, 2019 at 3:32PM

Ross E Silke: Poetry is a great way to heal in writing from the heart, and then it is contagious when we share it to help others. When we're facing life challenges and circumstances, poems can help overcome them and conquer our mountains. In a way, it is like a weapon that fights to heal our soul and gives us more control over life's ordeals.
May 9, 2019 at 7:23AM
    LG Wolfe: Very well said Ross. I completely agree.
    May 9, 2019 at 7:58AM
    mrsmajor: From my own life experiences, and my poetry, I most certainly do agree with you..
    May 9, 2019 at 5:14PM
    Ms. Snyder: Well Mr. Silke that in itself was poetry... a nice free verse!
    May 9, 2019 at 11:23PM

FanStory wrote to Ross E Silke: Congratulations! Honorable mention in the reviewing contest!
May 1, 2019 at 8:10AM
    WryWriter: Congratulations!!
    May 1, 2019 at 8:47AM
    Irish Rain: Congratulations!!
    May 1, 2019 at 10:41AM
    giraffmang: Congrats,. Dude.
    May 1, 2019 at 11:42AM
    Ross E Silke: Thank you! :0)) I'm honoured, lol. :0))
    May 1, 2019 at 7:40PM
    moongirlwriter: Hooray, you received an honorable mention!!! Congratulations Ross!
    May 1, 2019 at 10:37PM
    Ross E Silke: Thanks, everyone! I'm very honoured and thrilled by this being my first honourable mention. Maybe someday soon I'll win something. :0))
    May 3, 2019 at 7:34PM

Ross E Silke: "God bless us, everyone!"--Charles Dickens, 'Tiny Tim', in "A Christmas Carol." :0))
April 27, 2019 at 10:21AM
    WryWriter: He does, though some may not notice they are alive and can always turn to Him. God loves us, everyone! ; )
    April 27, 2019 at 6:06PM

Ross E Silke: Happy Easter! Find time to celebrate with family, friends, and loved ones this precious season, and take time to remember its true meaning at the cross of Calvary. Spend time thanking God for every good thing and praying in the new season with your hearts desires, hopes, and dreams. Best to all and to yours as well,
April 17, 2019 at 9:24AM

Ross E Silke: Happy Palm Sunday, April 14. Today we celebrate, the weekend before Easter. :0))
April 13, 2019 at 8:47AM
    Irish Rain: Happy palm Sunday Mr. Ross, blessings to you!
    April 14, 2019 at 12:26AM

Ross E Silke: Happy Resurrection Holiday season (Easter) to everyone!! I don't think it's too early to post a special greeting! May you, your family, friends, and loved ones be blessed as we celebrate this season. Don't forget to put chocolate (preferably those in the shape of rabbits) on your list too, and try to get out to a Sunday service to remember why we celebrate. :0)) Best,
April 5, 2019 at 9:27AM
    Jannypan (Jan) : Thank you for sharing your AWESOME message!
    April 5, 2019 at 10:57AM
    Ross E Silke: Thanks, Jan! Happy Resurrection Holiday season to you and your family! God bless!
    April 6, 2019 at 2:49AM

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