Interview with Loren Smith

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I ever read was a Hardy Boys book. I was a big fan when I was a boy.
How do you approach cover design?
I rely on a professional to design my covers
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1. A Farewell to Arms by Hemingway. Love his descriptions of people and events in declarative sentences.
2. The Book of Dreams by Peter Reich. This is a book about his father, William Reich. Different than other books and will leave an impression. See the music video Cloudbursting by Kate Bush then read this book.
3. Birds of Prey by Wilbur Smith. Richly detailed adventure story. Love it.
4. Hans Christian Andersen: Fairy Tales and Stories English translation by H.P. Paul(1872). Read this recently. Wonderful.
5. Birds of Texas: Keith Arnold and Gregory Kennedy.(2007) My favorite birding book.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is a book of poetry. It is a lifetime collection.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has been very helpful. As a new author I didn't know which way to turn for help. I came across an interview with Mark Coker online.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Golfing, fishing, cooking, traveling
What is your e-reading device of choice?
home computer
Published 2013-09-17.
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Books by This Author

As If Behind a Waterfall: A Collection of poems
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,720. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
This is my second book of poetry. It is a collection of twenty two poems including Golfing Lemurs which is a long form story poem.
Cephalopod Yoga
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,620. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Professor Cuddlefish teaches yoga positions, breathing techniques and life lessons to young scientist cephalopods Sepio, Latimanus, Pfefferi, Papuensa and Little Gololi in this illustrated story. CEPHALOPOD YOGA is a fantasy about the benefits of healthy living and overcoming physical handicaps. If you are a cephalopod in search of auspiciousness, this is the book for you. Enjoy!
If You Can Read, You Can Cook
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,770. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Gourmet
This cookbooklet reflects my love of cooking and the memories associated with some favorite recipes. Also included are a few comments and quotes. Indeed, if you can read, you can cook. Enjoy!
George Smith Stories and Plays
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,860. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Spaceship to Mars is written from the perspective of an astronaut on a long journey to Mars. Alaskan Goodbye is a play about a mud engineer and his family in Alaska. At the Zoo with Billy is a political play set in the Houston Zoo. No More Ice, Ice, Baby is a play about global warming set in a bar at the Four Seasons Hotel. Squirrel 35 is a little story about the atavistic need to shoot squirrels.
Some Could Be Songs: The Poetry of Loren Smith
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Thirty years in the writing, this is my first book of poetry.
My Second Period
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,360. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Educational Satire written from the perspective of a Biology teacher. If you are a teacher, student, parent or someone who took Biology in high school, you will enjoy this book. Faculty meetings, academic team meetings, parent phone calls along with scientific method, ecology, genetics and evolution are brought to life in Mr. Smith’s second period biology class.
Professor Cuddlefish Saves the Lagoon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Professor Cuddlefish, professor of chemistry, biology, and the geography of coral reefs, has gathered his students for their class at Phylum Molluska University. Two of his students, Zostera and Sepia, are giving presentations on their wonderful ability to change color when graduate students Papuensa and Elegans burst into the classroom with alarming information on the breathable water.