About Réal Laplaine


Love coffee, reading, binge-watching Netflix and HBO - and of course writing.

I'm an activist for human rights and equality; I believe that nuclear weapons must be entirely banned and that we must advance our culture to relying on the one quality which humanity excels in - our intelligence; and where necessary, take on the bullies in the world like men and not cower behind weapons of mass destruction or war. Where I grew up, you met bullies in an alley or the school yard and it was all over in minutes. 

I know, through a lifetime of searching, that our potential as people far exceeds what we are generally taught to believe and that there is a lot of snake oil being sold as the road to "salvation".

I come from Canada, but I spent many years working in the United States, a great country and a wonderful people, but one plagued with a terribly dysfunctional system of politics which is dividing the nation and eroding the principles that made it great. 

Today, I live in Sweden with my wife and two cats, where I write and publish, as well as providing management consultation and recruiting to companies - which I specialized in while living in America for over thirty years.

I also created and oversee two forums, International Writers Inspiring Change, to help promote my fellow authors, and Equality: It's our Right! to promote human rights and to spotlight the issue of human trafficking in our world. Two of my books, See Me Not and Quantum Assault, are thematically based on sex trafficking rings and while fictionalized scenarios, are based on fact, not fiction.

So, with that lengthy diatribe - enjoy the visit.


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The Out-Step novels are thrillers, each of them their own story but with a common thread - they take contemporary topics and stretch the bounds of mediocrity, inviting the reader to look at the world from another perspective. Not only entertaining, the Out-Step Series might change how you see things.

The Endling, which means the "last survivor of a species", is the next book in this series, releases in the summer of 2019.

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Canada doesn't have a suave crime fighter like 007, James Bond. It doesn't have action heroes jumping tall buildings, bending metal, or shape-shifting, but they do have one crime fighter, and he bleeds like you and I. Keeno McCole probably never intended to fight crime, but at the age of four, he witnessed a man strangling the life out of his mother and a young boy who picked up a pair of scissors and stabbed her attacker, set himself on a road to become the criminal's worst nightmare. The Keeno Crime Thrillers follow Keeno McCole and his RCMP team as they take on the big sharks in the sea of crime, taking them across Canada and around the world in pursuit of their man. You will come to love Keeno; he's tough, unrelenting, loyal to a fault, and completely dedicated to just one goal - putting criminals in the ground.

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