Darrel Bird

Biography

Darrel Bird is the author of more than 35 short books. He burst onto the writing scene in 2009, and his mind is a veritable factory of yarns that span the genres.He discovered his love of writing when he accepted a challenge by friends to write a story, and he proceeded to write ‘The Biscuit Run’, completing the story in about four hours. “I kind of wrote it off the top my head.” Darrel says, with his slow southern drawl.From that story he quickly found his niche in the tightly wound format of the short book.An avid biker, he rides a 1700 CC motorcycle, and you will often find him on the back roads with his knees in the breeze.

Smashwords Interview

How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has contributed to my success by giving me a place in the book market, which was previously controlled by the big name publishers.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My greatest joy of writing is to share my talent with the world.
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Books

The Chicken Plucker
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Price: Free! Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Sage Kennedy was a 20 year old virgin in New York, until she meets Dylan Dubois, and falls madly in love with him. He takes her back home with him to Louisiana, and her life takes a vastly different turn. ***Please write a review of this short story*** Thanks The author
One Eye Open
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Price: Free! Words: 9,440. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
(3.00 from 1 review)
The government redacted the constitution until it was unrecognizable, and then the shooting started. The war quickly cut the food and fuel transportation, and ten years later people fought just to survive. Without a constitution the law was a gun if you were lucky enough to have one. ***Please leave a written review of the book*** Thank you The author
A Yoke Unequal
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Price: Free! Words: 9,200. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
A Christian woman marries a man who is not a Christian. He is in the CIA, and he gets an assignment to Siberia.
The Blue Light
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Price: Free! Words: 7,020. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
After his son is killed in an accident, a writer tries to pull it together. He flees to his mountain cabin to write. After he finishes a great novel he heads back to New York. Or did he?
Long Time Gone
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Price: Free! Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
Change comes to us all. Sometimes in a moment, sometimes it comes gradually. Cody Anson, and his neighbors wife, Denise Banks leave early one Saturday morning on a business trip while his neighbor, Dale Banks, leaves to take a group of boys including his son, to Big Bear California on a week end hiking trip. ***Please review the story*** Thanks The author
Apache Son
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Price: Free! Words: 6,480. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
(4.00 from 1 review)
A man has killed the only father Chaps has ever had. Fate takes him back to his Apache people, and there he prepares to meat out justice to the man who hired the killer. ***Please write a review*** Thanks The author
Between Bahama and the Deep Blue Sea
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Price: Free! Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
(5.00 from 1 review)
The is a sequel to Between Havana and The Deep Blues Sea. Jim Grady is off on another adventure, as he is hired to rescue a girl a girl that has been kidnapped off her fathers yacht. ***Please write a review of the story*** Thank you The author
Manhattan Mission
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Price: Free! Words: 9,620. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
(5.00 from 1 review)
Preacher was a drug runner who liked to pull the teeth of anyone who crossed him, but God has other plans for him, and he learns of a homeless mission who is about to lose their building. His life takes on meaning as he learns to trust in God. ***Please review the book**** Thanks
Shards
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Price: Free! Words: 13,170. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Craig Martin travels a dangerous land that demands survival of the fittest. He meets Lou Benton who is a tough woman, and together they set out to go west, hoping for a better life. He knows of a valley on the Colorado river if they can reach it, but that is thirteen hundred miles away into the unknown. ****Please give the book a written review**** Thanks. The author.
One Drop In Time
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Price: Free! Words: 9,740. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(1.00 from 1 review)
A genius savant heads out to Las Vegas only to get lost in the Nevada desert. He finds a space ship, and travels into space at well above the speed of light. When he returns things are not as he left them. ***Please review the book*** ***thank you***
The Greenbrier Resort
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Price: Free! Words: 12,430. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
The year is 2027 and the government has a place for Christian fundamentalists. The government says that Christian fundamentalists are mentally ill people, and must be helped. The week end is over, the family has attended an underground church home. The father warns the family to put their Bibles away in the nook under the stairs. ****Please review this book**** Your opinion matters. Thank you
Eternities Embers
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Price: Free! Words: 18,810. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
A family sets out to cross the mountains in hopes of finding a place to survive after an apocalypse destroys the nation. ***Please review my book***** Thank you so much. The author
The Scrimshaw Man
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Price: Free! Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Crime
Paul Jean Cramer, abused and neglected, has never known a day of happiness. A demon latches itself onto him as he leaves home, and hits the open road. Other human predators go after him, and his tortured mind does what it knows to do, and he strikes back before any more abuse can take place. ***Please leave a review for this book*** Thanks.
Wolf Lake
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Price: Free! Words: 13,510. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Tessa Parker is a plucky woman who is thrust into the cold Alaskan wilderness with a cold and bitter man. All she wants is to get back home to her husband and her life with the man she married. Her health fails her and delays her return home, and when she does return she finds another woman has taken her place. **************please review this book************** *****************Thank you****
Fire For Our Times, The Baptism in The Holy Spirit
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Price: Free! Words: 23,520. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
A commentary and study on the Baptism in the holy Spirit by Darrel Bird and Dr. Adrian Bury.
Solar Cycle 24
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Price: Free! Words: 15,600. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(3.00 from 1 review)
An Amateur radio operator discovers a signal coming from space where it ought not to be. He and his wife are carried off to a government facility; their every day life turned upside down. Soon they realize that they must get out at all costs as they learn more about Solar Cycle 24.
Harley Hogues Mountain
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Price: Free! Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Harley Hogue grows up in the backwoods of Kentucky, unable to read, his simple faith carries him through. Simple faith for some people is hard to come by, but not for Harley who has nothing but faith going for him. The story is, to the best of my knowledge, based on a true story, but that is where facts end. I take privileges with the premises of the story to build fiction.
Restitution Island
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Price: Free! Words: 6,800. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
Two people learn how to love as they are thrown together by fate on an Island in the South Pacific. Resentments take it's toll on their relationship when their boss decides to take action, but the plan backfires when his privately own Leer jet crashes in the sea. **Please review this book. Thanks**
The Seventh Stone
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Price: Free! Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
Darrel Bird and Barbara Yoder team up to bring you this powerful allegory. Two children find the way out of the dome they were made to live under by their ancestors. **Please review this book**
The Family
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Price: Free! Words: 18,450. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
The American economy has gone belly up and The Family now travels through a strange land. A father and son set out from Denver Colorado bound for the upper reaches of Western Washington State. In a land that yields little food the small band is doing their best to survive in the new wild west. **Please review this book**
The Underlings
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Price: Free! Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
A humorous glance into the macabre as Chet Wolford, Hobo extraordinaire, blows into Chicago’s east side looking for a free meal. Oh, he finds a free meal all right, but he runs up against something his worthless life has not prepared him for and he begins to hanker for the old familiar bridges to sleep under and even perhaps a dead rabbit to cook up.
Riding The Whirlwind
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Price: Free! Words: 6,670. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
A man who suffers from depression moves his family to Mist Oregon.As he fights depression and Desperate for work he finds a job in the timber industry.Life is not yet through dealing him blows as he tries to measure up to his new job. **Please review this book**
The Last Trip
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Price: Free! Words: 4,880. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
A fishing boat captain finds what is important in life when his boat sinks. He had promised his wife he would stop fishing when the fishing ran out, but the El Nino brought the tuna close to shore and he rigs out for one last trip. The waters of the cold Pacific hold him in a death grip as the coast guard searches for him. **Please review this book**
Preparation Day
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Price: Free! Words: 7,670. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
(3.00 from 1 review)
An Adventist teen who finds herself pregnant. She is soon faces the threat of an imposed abortion which she does not believe in, and which she swears will not take place, darkness envelopes her until she finds an unexpected friend in her aging next door neighbor. She flees to a home for girls and finds her life work as she encounters a beaten and bruised teen who is to be her roommate.
The Pride of Jesse
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Price: Free! Words: 4,020. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
A proud young man thinks he has the world by the tail until he is paralyzed from the waist down from a car crash on the San Diego freeway. His plans for the future he thought he had are turned up-side down, he resorts to alcohol to feed his bitter soul and finds an unexpected friend in a co-worker who struggles to pull him out of his darkest days. **Please review this book**
Dawg!
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Price: Free! Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
A boy and his dog named Dawg, accompanies his father to work in the woods, disaster strikes hard and fast as a mishap leaves them both injured in a dark animal filled forest. **Please review this book**
Kicking Against The Goads
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Price: Free! Words: 10,340. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
A down and out man takes his dog Boomer and goes on a road trip to Vegas to find work. Things go worse for him as he finds himself in an automobile accident on the blinding snow covered roads of Utah, the future for he and his family looks bleak as he lays injured in a hospital room of a nearby small town. **Please review this book**
Old Dogs, Children And Gil Bateman
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Price: Free! Words: 4,310. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
(4.00 from 1 review)
Two Children and their yellow Labrador ‘Scoot’ take up with an old farmer by the name of Gil Bateman who lives just down the road, When they go missing the sheriff suspects the farmer of taking them, but Gil Bateman has his own ideas as they frantically search for the two missing children. **Please review this book**
Forsaking All Others
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Price: Free! Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
A woman joins a cult and almost loses her husband over it as she learns what this marriage vow means. She is desperate and fearful as she attempts to reclaim her marriage to the man that she loves. **Please review this book**
Rider On The Storm
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Price: Free! Words: 5,020. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
A teen goes wild when his father is killed in a bar room brawl, he causes the death of the man responsible, then takes the life of another men, he embraces the biker gang until he attempts to steal the bike of an immoveable Vietnam vet. **Please review this book**
Strange Associations
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Price: Free! Words: 6,220. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
A business executive is transferred from his New York office to a southern town in Georgia, his life and his marriage are off track when he has breakfast with a prostitute who is destined to change his life. **please review this book**
Till Death Do Us Part
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Price: Free! Words: 7,900. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
A comfortably married man and woman who find themselves in a plane crash on the dry animal filled plains of Tanzania. The plane goes off course because of an inaccurate compass, and their lives go off course as they come upon the most powerful creature they ever encountered, human nature, and unexpected love between a man and a woman. **Please review this book**
The Biscuit Run
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Price: Free! Words: 9,530. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
(4.00 from 1 review)
15 year old Jacob Banning’s world suddenly crumbles as he is ruthlessly taken by cruel men to fight in the civil war. He ends up killing a boy about his own age, and flees the scene of blood, and smoke. He tries to get back home, but is only taken deeper into the south to fight in a battle over a hundred yard piece of ground. **Please review this book**
God Are You Up There?
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Price: Free! Words: 7,610. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Comics
(4.00 from 1 review)
His god is the bottle, until he meets the God of the Bible. His chases this God of the Bible until he finds the true meaning of peace.
Between Havana and The Deep Blue Sea
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Price: Free! Words: 11,530. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
A sailor sails to Cuba to rescue his missionary brother from a Cuban Prison, and he will stop at nothing to get it done, a storm at sea threatens the mission as he battles the elements and cruel men to return his God fearing brother back to his wife and home in St. Petersburg. **Please review this book**
Heart Of A Lawman
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Price: Free! Words: 10,270. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
(5.00 from 1 review)
Young John Shay leaves his home in Kentucky to go west. He runs into trouble as he makes the journey. He finds his calling as he observes the injustice of a lawless land, he joins with an old sheriff in Wyoming territory to bring murderers to justice six gun style. **Please review this book**
Fields Of Grain
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Price: Free! Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
A man gets high on crack and is instrumental in the cold blooded murder of old couple, he gets the death sentence, but even though he walks down the halls of death row, he has found life in an old and worn Bible, and unexpected gift from an old sick minister who himself is soon to walk toward death. **please review this book** Thank you so much.
Gone South
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Price: Free! Words: 7,210. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
A man is sent to Louisiana to teach in a small backwoods black community. He locks horns with the devils brigade in the form of the Klu Klux Clan, his school perish boss and an old voodoo woman with eyes black as midnight. God moves in unexpected ways as he doggedly brings the gospel and education to this poor black community which has virtually been abandoned in the swamps of Louisiana.
The Year Of Our Discontent
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Price: Free! Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
Two children run away from home because they feel they have been mistreated, they soon encounter bad men as they make camp in the cane breaks of the River bottom land, fear and uncertainty clamps it's cold hand on their hearts as they witness two murderous thieves plan to rob the bank of a nearby community. **Please review this book**
The Day Time Ran Out
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Price: Free! Words: 26,010. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
The time has come to believe as Hollywood couple find themselves living in a world filled with the dead. The society they have known quickly breaks down as plague sweeps the land and they encounter evil men bent on their destruction. They bind together with a few other survivors in an attempt to survive the last days on earth. **Please leave a review for this book** Thank you

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