Sam Smith


Editor of The Journal (once 'of Contemporary Anglo-Scandinavian Poetry')and publisher of Original Plus books, I was born Blackpool 1946, am now living in Maryport, Cumbria. Prior to picking up my state pension I almost made a living as a freelance writer/publisher/editor. My last day job was as an amusement arcade cashier, I have also been a psychiatric nurse, residential social worker, milkman, plumber, laboratory analyst, groundsman, sailor, computer operator, scaffolder, gardener, painter & decorator........ working at anything, in fact, which has paid the rent, enabled me to raise my three daughters and which hasn't got too much in the way of my writing. I now have several poetry collections and novels to my name.

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We Need Madmen
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 33,130. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Soper, another European tyrant, has been defeated by an armed United Nations, the Blues, who have become Europe's occupying army. Henry, a survivor the Camps, comes by the wherewithal to finance his revenge. Told alongside Henry's tale is the history of how Soper came to power and how he came to be defeated. (We Need Madmen won the Skrev Press 2007 Science Fiction prize.)
Eviction from Quarry Cottages
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 76,120. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
John Cox is killed. Wife Bridget hangs on in the tithe cottage. Farmer wants her out. Union offers help. Daughter Sarah watches. Adultery, betrayals, another fatal accident, a crippling, grief, care, clumsiness, canoeing, love... all follow. Oh and there's a rabbit, some hens, and a cat called Spud.
Two Bridgwater Days
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 75,440. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Using the third person overview narrator Paul describes the background to those 2 days of his Bridgwater life which included parenthood, bike rides, drinks, fights, a stabbing and a robbery. As the True Stories included attest, events of those two days were nothing unusual for Bridgwater then.
John John
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 93,770. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2009. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
John John's genesis lies in my having fallen off my bicycle and having briefly lost my memory. I am aware that amnesia is a well-used literary device as well as a physical affliction. But I wanted to use it to demonstrate what makes up an identity; and to build the history, upon which most self-identity is based, within the story. So does a man awake in a hospital bed....

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