Roger Harrison

Biography

I was thrown into this world before the internet or cell phones made this world much smaller. I became another part of a poor but somewhat loving family that lived in Brookhaven Mississippi. Times were hard so my dad moved us all over Mississippi from job to job to support us. After spending a chunk of my life in Mississippi I decided to move to Texas to seek my own life. While living there I met the woman who I thought was going to be the answer to my dream. But like most of my dreams that dream faded quickly away. Then one day in 2002 my Dad called and told me my Mom had had a stroke. So I gave up my good job and packed and moved back to a small town in Mississippi to help my Mom and my then 72 year old Dad. Then came Hurricane Katrina and destroyed our house. But we survived and "lived" in a FEMA camper for about six months until our house was rebuilt. We moved back in and thought things would be good now, but I guess I forgot how life is. In the first part of 2008 my Mom was diagnosed with uterine cancer. But fortunately she got a hysterectomy and that took care of that, or so we thought. In early 2011 she was diagnosed with bladder cancer. She had a tough time, after all by then she was 73 years old, but in September 2011 after a few hitches she had her bladder removed. After recovering from the surgery she then had twenty-five treatments of radiation. On July 7th 2012 she passed away. As for me, I take and make it day by day and help my Dad, who is now 82, as much as I am able to help him.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up?
I was born and grew up in Mississippi.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing when I was 14 years old.
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Where to find Roger Harrison online


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Books

Catfish Trailer Park - And Other Southern Tales
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 11,240. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
“Catfish Trailer Park - And Other Southern Tales” are the three Southern short stories “Catfish Trailer Park”, “The Dark Seam” and “Penelope”.
The Misunderstanding
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Price: Free! Words: 630. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
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A man and a woman meet and part with the same yet totally different impression of what happened.
Presumed Dead
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
A man is stuck between life and death trying to make his way back home and to his one and only true love.
The Sliver Of Light
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A man is beaten and locked in a dark room. Can he find his way out of his desperate situation or will he be stuck in the dark forever? Find out when you read this short story from Mississippi writer Roger Harrison.
The Sanitarium View
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 11,600. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
When a man wakes up in a Sanitarium he must try to figure out how he got there and why he is there. Join him on his journey and find out the disturbing discoveries he makes along the way. Also included is the short story “Lettuce Is Real”.
Flowers And Candy NOT Included
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
“Flowers And Candy Not Included” is a book of original romantic poems. This book of love poems will melt the heart of your lover. This book includes the poems “Flesh And Spirit”, “Soar”, The Perfect Night” “Sexy”, The Last Sunset”, “Love Works” and more. This book does not include flowers and candy. Those you must provide yourself :)
Heaven Bound
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
"Heaven Bound" is 9 original Spiritual poems and one short story I wrote that I hope will help uplift your soul. Some of the poems are entitled: "Heaven Bound", "I Believe", "The Answer", "The Shroud", "I Found The Way", "Unconstitutional God", "Everlasting Peace", and "The Last Homecoming".
Cut
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
This is a book of fifteen original poems about cutting. These poems may be disturbing to some readers but cutting is a silent epidemic. It is estimated that more than one million people in the United States cut their self or self abuse their self each day. Most are teens and some are adults. Almost all are silent about it. If a problem is not confronted and talked about how can it ever be solved?
Alien Midnight
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 11,000. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An Alien comes to earth to warn of its impending destruction and tries to get the daughter of a cowboy and a biker chick to help him. Can this unlikely duo save our world and everyone on it? Or will one mans prejudice doom our world?
The Book Of Blue
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 3,420. Language: American English. Published: July 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
“The Book Of Blue” is twenty-six original poems I wrote in the periods of my life when I was sad. If you have ever been sad I am sure you will be able to relate to these poems. The titles include: “Trapped In”, “Night Owl”, “A Silent Clown”, “The Hole Truth” and “Insecurity”.

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