Interview with Patrick Harding

Published 2016-05-30.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The story was called "Duck Goes Quack" and it made me realize that animals can't talk
How do you approach cover design?
Carefully, so as not to startle it. More specifically I rely on a wonderful designer, Angie Scott at Zest Agency.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Describe your desk
That is way too personal a question to answer.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Canada and it influenced me to misspell words. But writing humour,in my arbour will always be a labour,of love.
When did you first start writing?
About grade three. But I still prefer printing.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My books are always on time.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I often ask myself this.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The jet setting life style that comes with being an author who isn't quite sure how to spell "jet-setting"?
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean that I don't have to run the air conditioning quite so much.
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Books by This Author

Self Help (For Other People)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,610. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The problem with self help books is that is very difficult for most of us to find areas of ourselves to improve. Face it, we are pretty much perfect the way we are. However we certainly can’t say the same of family members, work mates, and most of all, friends. This book is for them. And if laughter is the best medicine, it's for you, too!
Retirement Park Redo
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,460. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire » Form / essays
(5.00 from 1 review)
For some of us high school was the worst time in our life. Our shortcomings were exposed during gym showers, so we got shoved in our locker for the weekend, and had to experience the Senior Prom from there! For boomers of a certain age, Retirement Parks are giving us a chance at a do-over, whether we graduated high school or not. Here's thirty-six ways we can redo our Park while we're at it!
Tumultuous Part One:: A Teen's Further Adventures in Nazi America
Series: A Teen In Nazi America. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,200. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Alternative history
If you ever wondered what life could have been like in an America under Nazi control, the first part of this sequel continues to fill in the dots. You may be surprised at the differences to the America we know. And even more surprised at the similarities!
Series: A Teen In Nazi America. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 72,780. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Alternative history
Telly Walker, sixteen, lives in a ghetto in a Nazi America, where the slightest protest brings you a public lashing. His father disappeared ten years ago. Soon the Night Watch will implant a chip in the back of his neck and he'll do menial work for rich white folks only too happy with the status quo. Telly must find Dad and wake up America before a Drone destroys everything he loves!