Interview with Damon L. Wakes

Describe your desk.
My desk is pretty much completely covered in computer cables. In 2014 I started burning ebooks to CDs so I could hand them out to people in meatspace, and I've been steadily accumulating the hardware to do that more effectively. I've also got a lot of papers scattered about, but to be honest most of them are just sitting here until they're old enough to recycle.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I enjoy having complete control over my own work. Having edited a couple of anthologies while at university, and contributed to a couple more, I felt like I had a good handle on how to put together a book and figured I'd set up shop for myself. Also, most of my work is flash fiction: not a format that traditional publishers are terribly interested in.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is a really handy place for free ebooks because they supply so many different formats. No matter what type of e-reader you've got, you KNOW that you can get books at Smashwords. They also distribute to most major retailers, so there's a good chance you'll be able to find my work in your storefront of choice.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a Kindle Keyboard: a splendid little device. Its screen is easy on the eyes, and the battery lasts for absolutely ages. I also read on a cheap Android tablet, but mostly just when I want to be able to tap hyperlinks, read in colour, or not lug around a second device just for books.
Published 2015-04-07.
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Books by This Author

We All Saw It Coming
Series: Flash Fiction Month. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,410. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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Robocopout
Series: Flash Fiction Month. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,490. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
How much cyborg does six million dollars actually get you nowadays? Will anybody ever manage to use time travel to kill Hitler? And is that guy a wizard or just a man wearing a dress? Written one-a-day in July 2016, the stories in this book will answer all these questions and more!
Osiris Likes This
Series: Flash Fiction Month. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,960. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to wake up three thousand years late for work? Whether doomsday devices come with instructions? How reptilian alien impostors might really get on in politics? Find answers to these questions and twenty-eight more in the fourth flash fiction anthology from Damon L. Wakes.
Bionic Punchline
Series: Flash Fiction Month. Price: Free! Words: 20,390. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
What do a squeamish torturer, an intelligent zombie, a newspaper-phobic superhero and Genghis Khan have in common? They're all in this book, and their stories were all written for Flash Fiction Month 2014. With one story for each and every day of July--and a humourous analysis of the event--there's something for everyone here. "I have no problem with this, nor any useful comments!" ~Jasper Fforde
Red Herring
Series: Flash Fiction Month. Price: Free! Words: 24,210. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Written one-a-day in July 2013, these thirty-one more very short stories feature a wide (and often surprising) cast of characters: a drunken angel, a baby-themed supervillain, a man who spontaneously turns into two mildly annoyed horses. This book is for everyone who's ever wondered: "Just what would happen if Hydrogen quit its day job to become a country music star...?"
Face of Glass
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,550. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
On an ancient island paradise, an ambitious foreign merchant overturns tradition. But even as finely-crafted stone gives way before steel, an ancient power seems to offer a lowly slave one slim chance to change his fate, and restore his tribe to its former glory. This power, however, comes at a terrible price: it threatens everything he had hoped to gain.
OCR is Not the Only Font
Series: Flash Fiction Month. Price: Free! Words: 18,050. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Silly, surreal and sometimes serious, these thirty-one very short stories cover a vast range of subjects and themes. Written entirely during July 2012, these flash fiction pieces are accompanied by a deeply unscientific analysis of the challenge that spawned them: to write thirty-one stories in thirty-one days.