Per Holbo

Biography

When I was a kid, about 8 yrs. old or so, I would lend at least 25 books at the school library for my summer break. At first my teachers shook their heads in disbelief and they were probably thinking to themselves: he is never going to finish all of those books. But coming back after the summer break, I was always able to give them a detailed review of every single book. Some of those books were trilogies such as Isaac Asimovs "Foundation-" series and "Ringworld."

I simply love books and though I like watching a movie just as much as everyone else, reading a book really is something else. By reading a book you construct pictures in your own mind instead of being served by a director.

But what I love the most about books is the possibility of finding several layers in the book. Things that you cannot find in a movie can be put into a book, because words can be used in such a way that other kinds of meaning appear or disappear.

I write about almost everything and anything, but always with my own speciality of "wry and dry" humor, that is, the kind of humor that attacks a subject head on, but still leaves the reader to think about it.

I really hope you will enjoy my books...

Wishing you a good reading experience,
Per Holbo

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a rather rough neighbourhood in Horsens, Denmark. In the 80's the tension between two rivaling gangs had grown to a level of violence that made the Police decide to start a section dedicated to fight gang wars. My sister, two brothers and I managed to stay fairly out of trouble, but of course this environment has made an impact on my view on life. Even the harshest criminal is usually soft inside and every person can change their violent behaviour if they set their mind to it and if they get the support to do so.
When did you first start writing?
I don't remember exactly, but I wasn't very old, maybe 6 or 7 years old.
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Where to find Per Holbo online


Books

Making a Gilling
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Series: The Fyrkat Project, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Loki wants to be an officer in the Yetten fleet, but his family background makes it virtually impossible. He devices a plan to get his arch enemy, Gilling, to help him out. Will he suceed? This short story is a prequel to "Skrymers Glove" and aims at answering previously unanswered questions about Loki
Skrymers Glove
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Series: The Fyrkat Project, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,310. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
War in the Milky Way! During experimentation with the Fyrkat device on planet Earth, two human children, Tjalfe and Roeskva, are abducted by the Yetten and now it´s up to Thor, Loki, Balder, Freya and Sif to rescue them. Unfortunately there is a traitor among them. Who can they trust? And will they succeed in saving the children´s lives?
Asgard Saga - Thor's Hammer
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Series: Asgard Saga, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
Thor is well known for Mjolner, the war hammer that will always hit it's target and then return to the hand of it's owner. But how did Thor get hold of the weapon? This short story tells the tale on how Loki managed to trick the Dwarven smiths into giving the Aseir 6 gifts of which Mjolner was one of them.
Skrymers Handske
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,740. Language: Danish. Published: September 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Der er krig i Mælkevejen. Da Jætterne bortfører menneskebørnene Tjalfe og Røskva, må Thor og hans kampfæller tage til Skrymers Handske, en klynge af sorte huller, hvor en sindssyg redningsaktion sættes i værk. Kan Thor nå at redde Tjalfe og Røskva, inden Jætterne slår dem ihjel? Og hvem kan han stole på?
Drillefanten, Der Ikke Ville Drille
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,420. Language: Danish. Published: September 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Bullying
Lille Knud er ked af det. Det er Fastelavn og alle Drillefanterne går helt amok med drillerierne. Alle vil gerne være Årets Drillefant. Men ikke Lille Knud... Han VIL ikke drille, for så bliver andre kede af det. Og det er altså lidt svært at være en Drillefant, der ikke kan lide at drille. Heldigvis får hans gode ven, Kilderaffen Karl Smart, en god idé - en smart idé, faktisk...! Dansk Børnebog
Hvordan udgiver jeg min eBog?
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,990. Language: Danish. Published: June 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Vil du gerne udgive en bog? Har du ingen eller næsten ingen viden om, hvordan man gør? Så er her en letforståelig trinvis guide til udgivelse af eBøger på dansk og engelsk. Bogen indeholder hjælp til opsætning af eBøger, lette trin til udgivelse på Amazon, Smashwords samt på danske webshops. Og som en ekstra bonus får du hjælp til fritagelse for skat fra de amerikansk baserede portaler.
Embarrassing Moments Too
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,940. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
A funeral, a woman with peculiar ways of avoiding speeding tickets, a man almost having an affair and a woman showing her Paper Boy everything. Those are some of the characters in this collection of crazy, but untrue stories for your enjoyment... Content: The Mysterious Disappearance of McGrath Commercialized Adultery Dying Wishes Paper Boy The Sissy Eunuch Speeding (never before publishe
Paper Boy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Mikael really hates delivering weekly news papers on his tedious route up and down the stairs. But one day a beautiful woman grants him a sight for his eyes that suddenly makes the paper rounds more than bearable...
Fars Fødselsveer
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,770. Language: Danish. Published: April 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Fødselsmafiaen er overalt! Novelle om fars bestræbelser på at være en god mand for moren til hans barn... del af novellesamlingen 'Pinligt!'
Bier & Blomster
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Price: Free! Words: 1,590. Language: Danish. Published: April 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
"Far... Hvor kom lillesøster ud henne?" - hvad gør man lige, når ens søn stiller den slags spørgsmål, inden han er gammel nok til at gå i børnehave?
Dying Wishes
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Price: Free! Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(3.50)
A hit using a car crash? Not the original plan, but who cares? It worked, didn´t it?
Commercialized Adultery
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
A dating site for married people claims honesty in having an affair, because both know the other one is married. But why does the site have a PANIC! button?
Asgard Saga - Odin the Creator
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Series: Asgard Saga, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Does the names Thor, Odin or Loke mean anything to you? Maybe you´ve heard them mentioned in a TV-series or a movie? In Asgard Saga you get to know the Aseir gods a little better. This first part of the series is focused on Odin as the creator of the world.
Pinligt
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,920. Language: Danish. Published: March 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Mød Fødselsmafiaen, en rottefælde, en ukrudtsbrænder, en giraf, Jydske betjente, et Dankort på afveje, en slagfærdig ældre dame med stok og meget mere i denne samling af små historier, der nok skal give dig noget at grine af. "Pinligt" er nummer to i serien "Holbohistorier" af Per Holbo og handler om alle de mange pinlige ting, vi kommer ud for i hverdagen - nåja, måske ikke os alle sammen...?
Sheriff´s Car Heist
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,880. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Sheriff Styles´s car has disappeared and he knows who stole it - well, sort of... Sheriff´s Car Heist is a humorous story presenting one of the characters in the upcoming novel "Books on Feijer"
The Mysterious Disappearance of McGrath
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You set the price! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00)
McGrath isn´t the most Scottish Scotsman who ever lived but on one point he lives up to his name: he his quite reluctant to spend money. One day he comes up with the ultimate plan to save a LOT of money! He is successful and the plan even has a welcome side effect he hadn´t counted on. Only in the very end he finds out there a flip side...
Prinsesse Lila og Prinsen på Den Vrede Hest
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 2,000. Language: Danish. Published: January 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Prinsesse Lila har det svært. Hun vil gerne giftes med Prinsen, men Den Vrede Hest er der altid og skælder hende ud for alt, hvad hun gør. Heldigvis lærer hun dragen at kende og den hjælper hende med at bekæmpe de dårlige følelser, hun har med sig selv. Bogen er velegnet som højtlæsning for de 3-9årige, men der er også noget for de voksne.
Holbohistorier
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,990. Language: Danish. Published: December 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Holbohistorier er PendlerProsa til dig på farten. Seks ultrakorte noveller med humor og finurlighed. Denne første udgivelse i PendlerProsa-serien har det fælles tema: "Mænd og deres kvinder" Læserne skriver... "Uh det er lige så det synger i tandplumberne - sejt, stærkt og hylende sjovt!" - Susan "Gør livet spændende..få en affære! Jamen kan det blive mere idiotisk?" - Ingelise
Princess Lila and The Knight in Shouting Armour
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Princess Lila lives in a tower in her father´s castle and she is about to be married to a prince. She really likes the prince and he likes her, but a Knight in Shouting Armour shouts at her and takes away her self confidence. Then she meets the Dragon, who helps her defeat the Knight in Shouting Armour and eat away the bad feelings she has for herself.
Juleeventyr med Onkel Andreas
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,270. Language: Danish. Published: December 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
Der sker altid en masse underlige ting, hvor Onkel Andreas er og det er faktisk aldrig rigtig hans skyld. Han prøver ikke på at være sjov eller noget, men af en eller anden mærkelig grund kommer han ud for de særeste ting - til stor fornøjelse for sine børnebørn...
Nikolines sure tæ´r
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 770. Language: Danish. Published: December 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Nikoline er glad for sine vinterstøvler. Så glad, at hun vil sove med dem om natten. Men mor vil ikke have det, for så får hun sure tæ´r. Nikoline kan ikke rigtig forstå, hvordan det kan være, hendes tæ´r bliver sure på hende, men om natten drømmer hun om, at tæ´rne bliver virkelig sure og det får hende på andre tanker... Bare rolig: det ender godt!

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Smashwords book reviews by Per Holbo

  • I'm a Writer! (so where's the money?) on Jan. 10, 2012

    If you can´t handle the truth, this book is not for you! But, if you are prepared to open your mind to the important message - and if you can convert the punches to energy in writing - it´s a good start. Do the tips work? Honestly, I don´t know yet. But I am going to find out. Just one thing, though: giving away your work for free doesn´t have to be a bad idea as long as you keep it to a minimum...
  • All Jacked Up on Jan. 16, 2012

    Jack is a tad stupid and a bit naive. When yu read this story you cannot help beginning to like him. I´m looking forward to read more about Jack and spcifically to get to know a bit more about the fiendish sisters and the librarian.
  • The Whale Whisperers of Ensorclea on April 23, 2012

    Every now and then you stumble upon a book that appeals to both heart and mind. The Whale Whisperers is such a book. It has beauty, action, love, family, friendship, treason and thought provoking issues all in the same story. If you´re not a fan of Science Fiction, read it for its lovestory If you not a fan of Love Stories, read it for its action If you´re not a fan of Action, read it for its Cultural education In fact, just read it. There something in here for every taste (well, except for bad taste, I suppose) It is screaming for a sequel!
  • M-Corp 2020 on April 29, 2012

    If I hadn´t had this one for free, I probably wouldn´t have discovered it. I´m glad I did! M-corp is well written, thought provoking and action packed. In other words: there is no reason why this shouldn´t be turned into a full sized novel that I would be happy to buy for leisure time...
  • Miles of Daisyland on May 05, 2013

    One of the things I appreciate in a book is when the dialogue is authentic and moves on the story. If the dialogue doesn´t catch me, I´m most likely to stop reading after the first couple of lines. "Miles of Daisyland" doesn´t have good dialogue. In fact, it doesn´t have any kind of dialogue what so ever. But, as they say: rules are there to be broken. Sometimes braking a ground rule in writing can make the most impressive effects emerge and with "Miles of Daisyland" this is the case. The book actually gets better without dialogue, because the author seems to use this as a trick to get me as a reader, to consume the story in a very different way than I´m used to. Instead of reading the story as a book, his writing style refers me to sit in the chair beside my grandpa, who is going to tell me the story of when he and his friends from school tried to rewrite their own history. And for all purposes, it works like a charm. I really feel like I´m listening to someone telling me a story in which the storyteller has himself played a part. I was done reading reading the story in less than an hour and I both smiled, shook my head and wondered about the metha physics in time travel. Not many books can do that. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars...
  • The Blaze Ignites on May 21, 2013

    I´ve had some serious issues with this book. First and foremost, some of the characters seem unrealistic. The majority of the male characters practically juice themselves in emotional doubts that usually work better with female characters. Rabryn, Azrel´s younger brother, who is one of her main protectors and Ortheldo, who has been like a surrogate father to Azrel since her own father´s death, spend the major part of their inner dialogue on rantings about not being good enough and doubting their every move. Men do have feelings and doubts, but we´re not even close to being as complicated as women. (Slap me on the wrist, if you want...) Secondly, this book has roughly 123,000 words - to tell this story, 90,000 should suffice. Usually you would like the story to build up gradually, preparing you for what is coming, extending the excitement and then, BANG! the action gives you what you´ve been waiting for. In this book, the story is built up gradually, preparing you for what is coming, extending the excitement and then... the author seems to think you need a break and a kitkat - because those are the times when she decides to either give you a recap of previous events, a flash back to a characters history or maybe present you with yet another character´s inner dialogue filled with sobbing and crying and doubting themselves or their friends... And when the action finally starts, you´re just not into it anymore... However, the plot, the story and the inner life of the characters all have potential and even with these issues, the book is readable and the story makes sense. I give it two stars out of five.