Anthony Harwood

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Perth, Western Australia which is the most isolated city in the world. I think the people of Perth feel this in some way, it has certain effects on our way of life. But there is also a pride there. That isolation is something many of my characters feel as well, not simply because some of them live in Perth - or alternate versions of - but because of who they find themselves to be as individuals. I like the idea of helping my characters find a connection somehow.
When did you first start writing?
I used to be very creative as a child. Making up songs, stories. When it comes to serious writing, however, I started when I was fourteen. I would write poetry, as many teens are want to do. I was even asked by school friends to write poetry for them to give to their romantic partners. Strange, but I enjoyed it, the fact it might mean something to someone else was encouraging.
I used to have to sit in my mum's work office after school for hours on end and I would type away at a computer in the back. It started small, but by the time I was sixteen/seventeen, I had already started Hippy. While at university I started other stories, short plays and yet more poetry, mainly while I was supposed to be listening to the lectures.
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 101,590. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » LGBTQ+, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
It has been a few years since Scott was ripped from his own reality and became the unwitting saviour of another. Since then, he's moved countries and his life is possibly even more unsettled than it was back then. At least, that was what he thought until he finds his own reality ripped away and replaced by a world of darkness, despair and monsters hunting in the night.
Amazing Things: Book Two of the Dark Skies Series
Series: Dark Skies, Two. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 108,630. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
When he was six, they murdered his family. Now they're taking the only friends he has left. Time is running out. Owen must find who is responsible for these terrible crimes or his past will finally catch up to him. Amazing Things is the second book from the Dark Skies Series.
Cartoon Heroes: Book One of the Dark Skies Series
Series: Dark Skies, One. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,870. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
When Russell is caught in an explosion that gives him super powers, his life is changed forever. But when he becomes the target of a murderous, power hungry CEO's hostility, there really is no going back. Russell must find a way to come to terms with his new powers, keep the public safe and, hopefully, get the girl all while trying to stay alive. Cartoon Heroes is the first book in the Dark Skies
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 78,610. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » General
Scott is just trying to live his life, no matter how dull it seems. So when he finds himself the victim of an inexplicable kidnapping, he knows something isn't right. Sucked into a world where gravity doesn't always work, paintings come to life and everyone is out to kill him, Scott must find a way to protect not only this new reality, but his own.

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David Howells
Latest book: Switch Child 2.
Published July 19, 2013. (5.00 from 1 review)