Hawley is a writer. His books are
highly eclectic. He has written about 16th-century East Asian history,
19th-century Korean-American relations, Olympic sprinting and land
speed racing and a circus elephant named Topsy who was electrocuted in 1903. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.
I have just completed my first novel and hope to see it published in 2013. The title is BAD ELEPHANT FAR STREAM. It is a different kind of story in that it attempts to
convey the firsthand experience of a circus elephant, Far Stream, as
she journeys through life. The story is loosely based on the life of
a real elephant known as
Topsy who performed in the circus from the 1870s until her execution in
Watch the trailer for BAD ELEPHANT FAR STREAM
(If you have trouble viewing this embedded video, try watching it on Youtube here.)
I also have a nonfiction book in the works that encompasses sports,
the birth of the movies, and the Wild West. It's entitled THE FIGHT THAT STARTED THE MOVIES: The World Heavyweight Championship, the Birth of the Movies and the First Feature Film.