L.R. Claude


As a single stay at home dad I am an avid novelist and active person. I take notice of many of the struggles in the world around me and try to help give voice to those that need it. I am an avid outdoors man in Michigan and I take many of the inspiring stories of others to better influence myself and my characters. I published 3 books in my first year of taking myself seriously and have seen wonderful results from my effort.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
My process is one of solitude, My office is set up in that my back is to my door and my walls are littered with layers of notes and scribblings. I frantically write most days while my child is in school and often for hours after bedtime as well. I often have purposeful distractions going to avoid getting caught up in goings on around me be it songs or movies that replay over and over to drown out other noises. I work out for half an hour in the gym before writing to level off my energy for the day but I often find that the day has gone by without any notice once I start writing. I absolutely love writing and am so overwhelmed with ideas and such that I am up most nights just scribbling notes and more ideas to come back to later.
How do you approach cover design?
Often times with my covers I lay out a theme to the overall book and then try and feel out a mental image of what would encompass everything I'm trying to accomplish with the novel and attempt to bring it from mind to reality.
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Where to find L.R. Claude online


Paper Paulie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,810. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
Paper Paulie begins his little life as a gift from a little boy to a fresh soldier, as life goes on Paper Paulie seems to watch over the Venney family for three generations and many close calls, you can't help to wonder if perhaps the paper doll really is lucky. The endearing tale is full of breath holding moments wondering how things will come about.
3rd Hand Ranch
You set the price! Words: 53,660. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
3rd Hand Ranch is a safe place for four young teens from different backgrounds to safely spend a school year far from being bullied in order to learn to trust and be young adults. With four girls and varying burdens a caring nurse, her writer husband and their troublesome pup open their homes and hearts to help girls in need.
Glass Screams
You set the price! Words: 73,510. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
A coming of age inner strength story about 14 year old Lorna Daniels and the struggle she faces while relearning to walk in order to face down her attacker in court, can she face the monster?
Dallas Shadows 3
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 72,270. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Dallas Griffin has been beat, abused, has cried and fought her way to Florida looking for answers that she didn't get. Dallas has come across some of the most vile people she could have ever imagined and done her best to interrupt the route that girls were shipped through before being sold. Now Dallas has woken up in Philly and is still looking for answers.
Love and Lust
You set the price! Words: 85,450. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult
Turning 40 can be a pressing time, Ally realizes that her husband of sixteen years hardly notices her and her life has become a mundane routine. After shifts condense at work there is a fresh, new, younger face that catches her eye. Every married woman has a crush now and then but something about this guy elicits her to find out what lust is really about.
Dallas Shadows Book 2
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 92,390. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Dallas Griffin isn't your typical young lady, she's a motorcycle riding, boot stomping product of some of America's best. Dallas barely missed her meeting with an unknown voice in Florida and is tasked with making it up the east coast to Philadelphia. En route to Philly Dallas' shadows don't stay out of sight, with two unknown men following her she only finds herself in more dark trouble. Dallas
Dallas Shadows
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 90,780. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Follow Dallas Griffin, a girl raised in a motorcycle club among military vet, as she winds her way from a prison in Mexico to meet with an unknown agent in Florida. Along the way Dallas finds herself putting aside her needs to risk her life for others. Dallas continues to push her body, as well as her luck in this strong girl novel.
Ojimbo and the Tembo
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 91,110. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel
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Ojimbo, a young man from a small tribe in southern Africa, lands a position as a guest speaker at an English university. Ojimbo's journey to become a man requires that he leave behind his homeland, his tribe, and everything he ever knew, to discover more of the world. Traveling on the strength of his spirit, the encouraging words of his mother, and his sense of honor, Ojimbo explores what the larg
Village Heights
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 122,630. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
This tale is about the Village Heights trailer park where two young teens names Jonny and Brittini struggle to navigate life. Each holiday is a reason to pour some drinks, enjoy recreational drug use and perhaps ignore the strains that life continues to dole out. Each resident has their own story, their own troubles and problems.
As The Rains Break
You set the price! Words: 142,450. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Follow a man and his family through the 1930's in Oklahoma, with the hope of a prosperous future ahead of them, the Withers set out to make a life for their family, until the winds blew in the dust and dirt, and the storms dried up everything from the lands, including their faith and resilience to outside forces. Doubt, fear, angst, and the will to survive, all clashes when there is also a family.