P.D.R. Lindsay

Biography

writer, traveller, and lover of life.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I was reading before I went to school and so I cannot remember the first story I ever read because I was always reading. Reading allowed me to escape from the difficulties of being part of my family.

I do remember how the Grimms brothers fairy tales terrified and yet attracted me. I do remember how 'Black Beauty' made me cry when I was six and showed me how words written down could affect people. Every story I read affects me in some way.
How do you approach cover design?
Cover design I leave to my expert artist friend. She's great. When I have an idea for a cover and fiddle about it usually turns into a mess. I've learnt to let Dawn take my few disjointed ideas and produce something marvellous.

The important thing for a cover is that it looks good in the small display size you see on the website and also is as appealing full size. Paying for a good design from an artist who understands the limits and expectations of a book cover is well worth it.
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Books

Tizzie
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,900. Language: British English. Published: April 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
There's no slavery in the Yorkshire Dales, not in 1887, not ever. But loving families use artful schemes to enslave the innocent. Twenty nine year old Tizzie is such an innocent.
Christmas Spirits
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,350. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: January 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
'Christmas Spirits' is an SF short story. Set in the near future it is about a Maori Tohunga, (wiseman) head of his family's unusual business, who has to take on the task of ridding a deep space cruiser of some unwanted guests. It's Christmas Eve and he hates travelling into space. He just wants to go home, but do those unwelcome guests?
When I Come Again
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,060. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
Becan, returning home after four years of trading with the Romans, looks forward to meeting his sweetheart and to their marriage. He knows she will be waiting for him. He's sent her messages every year and is certain that she has kept her word and waited for him. But there have been other things happening he doesn't know about. So will Laila the Fair be there for Becan?
Jacob's Ladder
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 109,100. Language: British English. Published: March 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(5.00)
It’s 1642 and England is in an economic and political melt down, a situation similar to today’s economic and political mess. The King won’t bend, Parliament won’t break, it’s an explosive deadlock. During those few chaotic months before King Charles declared war on his subjects there was, for those who dared to take it, the opportunity to get away with murder, in return for impressive rewards.
'Women Waking Up'
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,580. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: November 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00)
Facing their problems with humour, courage, or cheerful ignorance, cunning, guile or sheer women's cheek, these women are determined to make changes in their lives. 'Women Waking Up' is an anthology of eight short stories about eight different women who have a chance to make a choice or make a decision which might affect their lives in a major way.
'Blokes Muddling Through'
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,230. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: October 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00)
Did Fred really see Romans? Who took the garden gnome? Do the French have any redeeming features? How far will you go to save your land? When you're not good with words how do you find ways to talk? Find the answers in these stories and be entertained by how these six men cope with their worlds.

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