Robert Smith

Biography

Publications

Novels:

The Kramer Project, Doubleday Canada, 1975.
The Fox Trap, Fawcett, 1978.
The Prey, Fawcett, 1977.
(paperback available at Amazon.com )
The Toymaker, Fawcett, 1984.
(paperback available Amazon.com)
The Keeper, Fawcett, 1986.
Deadly Admirer, Fawcett, 1987.
The Leopard, Fawcett, 1988.
Vampire Notes, Fawcett, 1990.
(paperback available at Amazon.com)
Silent Witness, Fawcett, 1991.
(paperback available at Amazon.com)
Fate, NovelBooks, Inc.,October 15, 2001, Fictionwise.

Books for Children

Ponty and the Storm Machine
Ponty Saves the Hippopotamuses
Ponty and the Lost Trucks


Internet Serials

The Ducks of Doom, humorous fantasy
available at: smashwords.com
Ponty and the Lost City of Atlantis, and Ponty's Quest for Camelot, humorous fantasies for children available at memoware.com

How I Got Here

I was born in Kidderminster, England, before the steam engines went away. I moved to Calgary when airliners still had propellers, and grew taller there.

Later, I acquired an assortment of degrees in English Literature at Queen's University, though I still haven't figured out what to do with them.

In Toronto, I researched computerized information systems, long before Bill Gates invented the Blue Screen of Death. I wrote my first three novels while serving as Editor of Educational Digest, and when this proved viable, I ran away from my editor's cubicle.

Now I spend most of my time drawing comics.

So here I am, still in Toronto, with my wife and son, a cat, various computers, tea pots, and a coffee maker. I work in the utility room, near the laundry monsters and the litter box.

Where to find Robert Smith online


Books

Ponty Green Bear and the Storm Machine
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,160. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
A mysterious stranger calls Ponty Green Bear to tell him he's lost and wants to be found. Ponty rushes off to help him before he finds out who the stranger is. Luckily for Ponty, he bumps into his friend, George the Spider, who is very good at making lists of things to do and things that can go wrong. Before they find the stranger, they find a mixed-up machine that makes big mud storms.
The Prey
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Price: $1.98 USD. Words: 146,020. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2010. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
In a remote castle in 18th century Austria, a mysterious stranger, known only by the single name 'Luther', corrupts the baron and his son, Morivania. The baron succumbs, forfeiting his life. Morivania, breaking free of the stranger's spell, vows revenge. But Luther is a formidable enemy, the leader of a pack of werewolves with unnatural strength.
The Ducks of Doom, Volume 7
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Price: Free! Words: 60,000. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2009. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Sweet Gas and Glazed Buns find themselves trapped in Arthur's carnival, which is being transported aboard a Zeppelin to the University of Strange Thoughts. Arthur's experiments with bakes beans accidentally launch a hippo into near space. The crater it makes upon landing reveals a mysterious object.
the Ducks of Doom, Volume 6
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Price: Free! Words: 18,900. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2009. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The Camels of the Negev struggle to free their fleet of mud-brick ships from a UFO, while the Egyptians launch their StarCows defense. Allura, in the grips of the Manchurian Canard Personality, shops for rutabagas and kumquats. Freddy Manichean Heresy blows up a haggis and destroys a neighborhood. An evil villain steals Toronto's weather while everyone is busy watching the hockey wars.
The Ducks of Doom, Volume 5
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Price: Free! Words: 72,820. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2009. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Hank and the Camels of the Negevs attempt to invade the Canaanite city of Bucket by hiding in a giant haggis. Allura is abducted by guardian aliens. Edwardian falls in love with a diesel air horn.
The Ducks of Doom, Volume 4
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Price: Free! Words: 77,970. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2009. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
While the Camels of the Negev, with the help of Red Tse and Princess Secrets of the Pyramids plot their escape from the Pharaoh, Merlin and his chums struggle to master the art of changing young Arthur's diapers, feeding him, and educating him so that he will be able to save the Underworld from the evil Dr. Wacker.
The Ducks of Doom, Volume 3
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Price: Free! Words: 62,140. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2009. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
While Fluffy and Clydette placate the god of hats, and while Demo and the Camels of the Negev battle the Philistines, a motley crew of Welsh coal miners, an academic, and an Edwardian poet fight off a savage haggis. The Rubber Duckie of Evil remains elusive, but menacing.
The Ducks of Doom, Volume 2
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Price: Free! Words: 46,430. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2009. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A desperate search for the Rubber Duckie of Evil takes Demo, Polydoor and Fluffy back in time to Hammurabi's empire.
The Ducks of Doom, Volume1
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Price: Free! Words: 37,110. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2009. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00)
Vlod Ironbeak's obsession with a long-dead Scottish beauty threatens all of Tockworld with the Power of Durable Evil.

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Smashwords book reviews by Robert Smith

  • A Story About You on April 29, 2012

    Interesting story with a touch of the old 'Twilight Zone' series about it, and a serious consideration of the decisions we make and the opportunities we miss.