Carl Purdon


Carl Purdon lives in Pontotoc, Mississippi with his wife and two of their four children. Born in 1964, he knew by age five he would write novels someday. He prepared himself by reading a wide variety of books, and by falling down a few times. His passion is observing people. His goal is to create characters so real his readers will feel they know them by the end of the book. In February of 2012, he released his debut novel, The Night Train, then followed it up with his second novel, Norton Road in 2013. Blinders is his third novel.

Smashwords Interview

How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Word of mouth or browsing online.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I started out writing poems as a child. Mostly they were rhyming stories. I still have them all in a scrapbook. The first story I remember writing was in ninth grade English class. I got an 'A', and, yes, I still have it, too. Recently I was invited to speak to a group of retired teachers in my hometown and I was introduced by the teacher who graded that ninth grade assignment. I think she got a kick out of seeing it.
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 113,690. Language: American English. Published: March 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
At age eighteen, Dale Criss entered the gates of Parchman Prison, convicted of killing his high school sweetheart. Twenty-five years later, he returns home, hated, feared, and determined to set the record straight. Standing in his way is Sheriff Trap Malone, a no-nonsense lawman who thinks the line between right and wrong is clearly drawn … until he takes off his blinders.
Norton Road
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 121,900. Language: American English. Published: June 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
When Pap decides to drive the furniture factory next door out of business by any means necessary, he never imagines his nighttime raids will trigger a series of events that will plunge him into the fight of his life.
The Night Train
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 85,890. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
The Night Train exposes the abuse of 10-year-old Jayrod Nash, as seen through his eyes and the eyes of his father, the abuser.

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