Ken Smith


I have been writing gay erotica for some years. I have had many short stories published both in the UK and US. My first published novel was Virgin Sailors but I wrote the Brad trilogy before that, which then became my Brad novel, and the biggest seller so far. These were published by Prowler Press along with Going Down, Riding the Big One, Run Naked Run Free and Skin.

I have a new publisher, Lethe Press, and have three novels with them.

Although my novels are highly erotic they will also make you laugh, cry, keep you in suspense and much more.

My new novel Cowboys Can Fly is now published. It is a YA coming out love story. It is to become a film very soon.

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If you have enjoyed my short stories then why not try one of my novels. I know you will be pleasantly surprised when you join Brad on a voyage of sexual discovery in Brad, or when you find out what Taddy gets up to when he joins a training base for young sailors in Skin. Or travel with Luke on his journey from Scotland to Dorset in Going Down, a journey full of surprise. Join Sandy in his quest to ride the big one - and I don’t mean waves - in Riding the Big One, then join him again on his second ship in Spunky Sailor. Meet up with Brad again and have fun with farmhand Liam and other tasty guys in Run Naked Run Free. Meet up with four young sailors at their reunion in Virgin Sailors and find out what secrets they each hold since they left training. Yes, join a whole bunch of sailors and young guys in a variety of tales. The lads will keep you up all night long.

Thank you for looking at my website, especially if you have read any of my books. Your comments are always welcome. I read them all.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in West Ham, London's East End. I am a true Cockney. I hate London. Thankfully, I'd left by the age of three and spent my boyhood in my beloved countryside - Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire. There was a town tossed in for a year, Southampton. I hated Southampton. Hence, you will often find yourself in a beautiful countryside setting in my novels.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy is to wonder what is going to happen. Just as the reader is waiting on every word as he reads, so too am I as I write. I rarely plan any scene. I might put Brad in a bar, knowing he's to meet Tom. But what's going to happen while he waits? Well, I just let the bar live its life. Sooner or later Brad will be drawn in. Hopefully it is exciting and brings surprise.

One of the truly great joys for me is when a reader has enjoyed my book so much they want to review it. I have had few reviews but all are genuine and special to me. Especially special are the Cowboys Can Fly reviews. It's a very special book.

It's good that we are able to update because the other little nuggets of gold that sometimes hide in the spam are pleasing mail from fans. They are few but the one today from 'F' reminded me that they exist. He told of the first of my books he bought, and then the second, the how he wanted them all. That is wonderful for a writer to hear, far more exciting than the cash in the next cheque. F goes on to say why he likes my books. But I have to dissapoint him by saying there is nothing new in the cupboard. The least I can do is send a signed copy of a book for his loyalty and kind words. So be assured, if you review my novels or mail me, it will be read and hopefully answered.
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Where to find Ken Smith online

Where to buy in print


My novels
Gay sailors

Cowboys Can Fly
YA, coming out, love story set in the UK countryside


Ganges Boy
Price: Free! Words: 6,270. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Entertainment
A true account of my first weeks in the Royal Navy.

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