Silas Flint

Biography

Silas Flint is an attorney in Utah. He has never met Santa Claus or run for governor.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Creating something new that was never there before, which can now (hopefully) be enjoyed forever.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything and nothing. I always hope others will read and enjoy what I write, since without an audience my writing would have little impact. But ultimately, I write for me and will continue to do so even if I have no fans.
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Books

The Government Took My Property! A Comparison of Acquisition Law in Australia and the United States
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,770. Language: Australian English. Published: November 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » City planning
Most people don't think much about acquisitions or "takings" of private property by the government--until they receive a letter that their land is about to be taken! This complex subject is made easy to understand in this volume. The author uses zany humor and bizarre examples to describe the history of acquisitions in Australia and the USA, and how they have come to be what they are today.
The First Auto Laws in the United States
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,550. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Stopping speeders by throwing logs in front of their car? Having a man walk in front of the car waving a red flag, to warn it is coming? Putting the initials of the driver on a piece of metal to act as his license plate? Giving a driver's license to anyone who has the use of both arms? These are but a few examples from this book of the first laws dealing with new-fangled automobiles.
Bizarre Takings Cases in the United States and Australia
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Real estate and property law
A dispute about who owns garbage? A court case over who gets to operate San Quentin Prison? A fight regarding use of a church pew? Bizarre as these examples sound, each was a real court case in either the United States or Australia, in which the government took private property. In clear, simple language this volume presents some of the quirkier "takings" cases in legal history.
Running for the Guv
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Price: Free! Words: 22,520. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Blake Guv is a starving young attorney fresh out of law school, desperately trying to get new clients. In a mad gamble to obtain some publicity he foolishly enters the race for Governor of his state as an independent candidate. But when a series of unexpected events shove him to the front of the race, Blake is appalled at the prospect he just might win--since he hates politics with a passion!
How to be Your Own Lawyer in a Non-Criminal Case in the United States of America
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,880. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Practical Guides
This handy guide is written by a lawyer, and tells how to handle legal claims on your own. Topics include how to think like a lawyer, how to identify legal claims, how to conduct legal research, how to file documents at court and how to handle court appearances. The book also contains helpful information on specific legal matters such as divorce, bankruptcy, foreclosures, contract disputes, etc
Santa v. Afton
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Price: Free! Words: 37,460. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Shortly before Christmas the tiny town of Afton is shocked when everyone is sued by a man claiming to be Santa Claus. His lawsuit is for wrongfully 'firing' him from his delivery job, since he can only come to people who believe. With less than two weeks until Christmas, will Santa's lawsuit convince them to change their minds?

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