R.P. McQuillan


Having rediscovered my childhood passion for reading whilst working and travelling in Europe in 1997, it wasn’t long before I felt the urge to begin writing.
Being an avid reader myself, it is ALL about the writing – the quality of the prose itself – and this is something I try to practice every day. Books shouldn’t just tell a story from start to finish, telling you what happened; a good book should make you feel a certain way too, as well as living with you a long time after you’ve finished reading it. I am passionate about good quality reading and writing.
I hope you enjoy my work. Please feel free to leave comments. Thank you!

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I am currently working on my first full length novel, which I hope to have complete during 2014. Watch this space!
Who are your favorite authors?
I absolute love reading and enjoy a wide variety of Authors. If I had to name five I would go for: Dostoyevsky, Henry Miller, Orwell, Mailer and Salinger
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Where to buy in print


Top of the World - A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Exhausted, jet-lagged, drunk – but massively high on life – Paul Tambert is awakened after less than an hour’s sleep by a loud knock on the door of his boiling hot Las Vegas Hotel room. A fellow Englishman he met only yesterday wants him to be the Best Man at his wedding…tonight! Based on a true story.
Las Vegas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,190. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mashups
An entertaining mix of fictional, factual and philosophical vignettes all set in or around the Gaming Tables of Las Vegas and the UK.
Big Man & Other Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,640. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
With an eclectic mix of 9 Original Stories this superb collection is a real treat!

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Smashwords book reviews by R.P. McQuillan

  • Creative Splash on Oct. 13, 2013

    I enjoyed this! Some good quality writing and thought-provoking passages. Good fun!
  • Coffee (a short story) on Oct. 16, 2013

    I think this author definitely has potential. Having said that I found the story fairly average. It was a promising idea and fairly well thought through but it didn't quite work for me. Having said that it has its moments and some of the prose is very good. I definitely think this author can do better which is why I've taken the time to write this review. Will look to read other work by this author in the future.