James Stubbs


Hello and thanks for visiting my profile. I am new to the "Indie" author scene and Reggie is the title of my first book. I was inspired to write it because my amazing wife to be bought me a nook device for Christmas 2013. I had enjoyed writing short stories during my years of college and university but in recent times I had fallen out of it and let a passion fall by the wayside. Writing Reggie has re-ignited that flame and the platform of e-readers means I can share that passion with interested readers. It is about a zombie apocalypse but the novel is very character driven. I try to delve into the philosophy of the zombie and what makes us so fascinated by them. And by "us" I largely mean myself. I guess it's an obsession of sorts.

After Reggie, and one night at work, I thought of the idea to write my second self published book. This one is a short story called "The First Zombie". I try to further assess the zombie phenomenon and I think there is a little home grown social commentary in there too.

I am currently working on my second larger title, under the working title of "The Kraken Class", which is a space epic with a twist. I hope to have it finished, working around my other commitments, in a few months. It's something, a genre, that I have never dabbled in before and it's proving itself somewhat challenging. i want to do it justice and juggle the themes in it with some sort of intelligence. So the project is becoming very much a labor of love.

I'm trying to set something up soon so that my books will be available in print for anyone who might be interested. I hope to have some sort of free give away of them as soon as I sort it out so watch this space.

If you have any comments, or if you enjoyed any of the books, please get in touch via my website. I'd love to hear from you.

Smashwords Interview

What do you do for pleasure?
I climb mostly. I love the sport and find it keeps me fit and strong. It teaches me the importance of balance, in sport and in life, and keeps my mind refreshed and focused. I also enjoy long distance driving holidays for a good challenge, but also kicking back with my e-reader or playing an X-Box game when I have the time.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Nook 2
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Where to find James Stubbs online


Kraken Orbital
You set the price! Words: 79,870. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
I don’t even remember hitting the ground. I remember the hyper drive cutting out and I remember the jet engines failing as I tried to land this old crate. But I don’t remember the damn thing hitting the surface of the planet. I suppose that’s what I get for stealing it in the first place. But I just couldn’t work for those jerks for another second.
The First Zombie
Price: Free! Words: 9,660. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
A short story about the first zombie, who had not realized his own death. Join Dave on his journey from life and into death.
Price: Free! Words: 76,500. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
James Logan wants to save the world but can't. General John Cygan wants to burn it and can. Two friends are thrown onto the opposite sides of a war until brilliant scientist Abe Priest finds a way to end the zombie outbreak once and for all.

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