Juliet Boyd

Biography

Juliet Boyd lives in Somerset in the south west of England. After working in office administration for more years than she cares to remember, she is now concentrating on building a career in writing.

Her main interests are flash fiction, weird fiction, science fiction and horror, although she'll try her hand at anything that takes her interest.

She has had work published in print, online, on mobile phone app and on audio CD, full details of which can be found on her website.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I'm British and I was born in London, but grew up in a town called Basingstoke in Hampshire. At the time, it was a designated overspill town for London (expanded, not custom built) and many of the new residents still commuted back to the city for work. It was what I would call a functional town, ie it served its purpose, but there wasn't very much to do. It's a lot different now.

I'm not sure where I grew up has influenced my writing any more than any other part of my life. It's all a mish-mash of growing up, education, work and personal life experiences.
When did you first start writing?
I didn't start writing until about ten years ago (that's a lot of years between leaving school and starting to write). I began with trying to write scripts - looking back, I'm not really sure why. After two or three years, I moved onto short stories and, now, I'm combining short stories and novels.
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Where to find Juliet Boyd online


Books

Rag & Bones: Conflict
Series: The Rag & Bones Vampire Books. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,040. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
There are times when dreams are just as unsettling as nightmares. Ellie needs to find her way in her new world, as she learns to live as a vampire. Pursued by her friends, who desperately want her home, she searches for a way to change her fortune. Sometimes, it’s better to accept things as they are.
Rag & Bones: Allies
Series: The Rag & Bones Vampire Books. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,220. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Sometimes, the line between enemy and friend can become blurred. When a pack of vampires arrive in Midbury, at a time when defences are not at full strength, Carrie and Jean find they need to work together to try to solve the problem. Can vampire and slayer manage to get over their differences? With Ellie, Rag and Bones out of the picture, they have no choice.
Rag & Bones: Trapped & Concealed Box Set
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 98,030. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
Get books One (Trapped) and Two (Concealed) in the Rag & Bones Vampire Series in a single eBook deal and find out how the town of Midbury is no ordinary place to live.
Rag & Bones: Death
Series: The Rag & Bones Vampire Books. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,800. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Some people believe that death is not the end. Ellie is dying. That might be an easy problem to solve when your best friends are vampires and you have a witch you can call on to help. But what if you don't want to live forever? Rag and Bones struggle with that concept. Both are torn about what to do. Could their past hold the answers?
Rag & Bones: Kindred
Series: The Rag & Bones Vampire Books, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,470. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Family is everything ... except when you don’t have one.Flynn hasn’t seen her birth mother for ten years. At least, that’s what she believes. The evidence says different. Trying to find her proves to be almost impossible. And she discovers that she’s not the only one looking. Danger is becoming a part of her life, but this turns out to be her biggest challenge yet.
Rag & Bones Shorts: 1901
Series: Rag & Bones Shorts, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,550. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
This short story is part of The Rag & Bones Vampire Series world. Being mysterious and having fun are two things that Rag cannot resist, especially when Bones isn’t around to tell him what to do. Pretending to be a ghost, he uncovers a secret that’s been hidden for a long time. Lives change when Rag’s around, and not always for the better.
Rag & Bones: Secrets
Series: The Rag & Bones Vampire Books, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,140. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Truth is a difficult concept for vampires ... telling it, that is. It seems that Flynn’s life is just one big, dangerous secret piled onto another. Unbelievably, that’s the least of his worries. It seems an old acquaintance of his is in town, and not someone he cares to become reacquainted with, especially when, at the moment they meet, threats are thrown around like confetti.
Rag & Bones Shorts: 1985
Series: Rag & Bones Shorts, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
This short story is part of The Rag & Bones Vampire Series world. It's New Year's Eve and Rag has to make a big decision, or as humans call it, a resolution. If he wants to remain friends with Bones and his mortal girlfriend, Ellie, he has to change the way he acts. Can he really give up feeding on any human who takes his fancy, or is the lure of fresh blood too strong?
Rag & Bones Shorts: 1941
Series: Rag & Bones Shorts, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,190. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
This short story is part of The Rag & Bones Vampire Series world. World War II and Rag and Bones are in the thick of it, hiding underground in the London sewers while bombs explode above them. Bones doesn’t want to hide any more. He wants to help. Not your typical vampire behaviour, but then, he’s not a typical vampire.
Rag & Bones Shorts: 1983
Series: Rag & Bones Shorts, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,280. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This short story is part of The Rag & Bones Vampire Series world. Rag’s on a big night out, but it doesn’t go quite as planned. For a start, the bouncer won’t let him into the nightclub and when he does eventually get to the dance floor, not everyone is pleased by the way he acts – they’re not keen on his feeding habits. The evening ends in one big fight. Nothing new, then.
Rag & Bones: Concealed
Series: The Rag & Bones Vampire Books, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,400. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Change is unsettling ... but with it comes growth. School is always tough, but when you’ve been shut away from normal society for most of your life, it’s more than difficult. Add to that the fact that your new ‘uncle’ is a vampire, which you obviously have to keep secret, and that you’re not allowed to use your magical abilities to help you get by, and life can become a little overwhelming.
The Show Must Go On: A Christmas Tale of Zombies and Pantomime
Price: Free! Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The cast are about to go on stage to perform their Christmas pantomime when zombies invade their dressing room, but they don't give up. They are professionals and the show must go on.
Rag & Bones: Trapped
Series: The Rag & Bones Vampire Books, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 44,860. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Imagination can be dangerous ... but it can also be the key. When Rag comes across a young woman being hounded by a group of young vampires, he finds himself compelled to intervene. However, he soon comes to regret his decision when his world starts to turn in mysterious ways. Can he work out what’s going on before it’s too late?
A Little Bit Horror, Volume 6: A collection of three short stories
Series: A Little Bit Horror. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,400. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
A Little Bit Horror, Volume 6 is a collection of three short horror stories with a touch of Easter thrown in. The Daffodil Field - What is buried beneath the field of daffodils? A Gift From a Stranger - It's always nice to be given an Easter egg, isn't it? Spelling it Out - When Daniel sneaks out of the house after a one night stand, he gets more than he bargained for.
A Little Bit Horror, Volumes 1-4: A Collection Of Fourteen Short Stories
Series: A Little Bit Horror. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,480. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
This book is a compilation of the first four volumes of A Little Bit Horror. The fourteen stories cover everything from fairy tales to zombies, life after death to the monsters hidden in the shadows and many other things in between. A collection for the person who likes their horror stories varied and told with a touch of humour.
A Little Bit Horror, Volume 4: A collection of four short stories
Series: A Little Bit Horror. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,720. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
A collection of four new short stories in the quiet horror genre.
Crescendo: A Collection Of Very Short Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Crescendo is a collection of ten very short stories encompassing romance, horror, science fiction and the just plain weird.
A Little Bit Horror, Volume 2: A Collection Of Three Short Stories
Series: A Little Bit Horror. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,930. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
This second book in the A Little Bit Horror series contains a further three stories in the quiet horror genre.
A Little Bit Horror: A Collection Of Three Short Stories
Series: A Little Bit Horror. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,990. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
A collection of three short stories in the quiet horror genre.
Grandma's Eyes: Childhood Beliefs In An Adult World
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,630. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you still believed the things that you thought to be true when you were a child? Or what kind of world it would be if those things were actually true? This collection of thirty very short stories and microfiction attempts to answer those questions.
The Perfect Colour: A collection of very short stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,780. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
A collection of very short stories and micro fiction with a touch of humour, horror, science fiction and the generally weird.
A Little Bit Horror, Volume 3: A collection of four short stories
Series: A Little Bit Horror. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,630. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A collection of four short horror stories with a touch of humour.

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