Brendon Meynell

Biography

Brendon Meynell was born in the small New Zealand city of Wanganui, before immigrating to Australia's number one tourist hot spot the Gold Coast in 1997 alongside his family.

Growing up as a sporting made child all Brendon did was think, eat, sleep sport and had a number of opportunities of breaking into representative teams both at home (New Zealand) and in his adopted country of Australia, however his sporting career was halted when in 2000 - just days before his 16th birthday - he dislocated his neck at the C1 on C2 vertebrae resulting in a long hospital stint and advice from medical experts to no longer play contact sport.

Despite attempting a return to some sport, a number of years later, Brendon's sporting career was effectively ended when he suffered a second massive injury to his spinal cord resulting in him hanging up his boots and retiring his sporting equipment once and for all.

In 2012, still wanting to be involved in sport Brendon Meynell completed a Diploma in Journalism - majoring in Sports Writing and Match Reporting, however it is a tough world out there in sports journalism where many of his articles have been taken and re-worked by others who already had roles within local newspapers.

Always a fan of writing, and having a dream of one day getting one of his stories published, Brendon turned his focus to the writing of short horror stories - with the loving support of his fiancee Carla and their four children Mohammad, Bailey, Laith and Christopher.

Brendon continues to write stories, and continues to release them on websites such as Smashwords, Amazon and other online outlets in the hope of one day securing enough purchases to fund spending more time on bigger projects.

Smashwords Interview

How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I usually search around the internet, attempt to find good books that interest me that has good reviews. There is nothing worse than thinking you have found a fabulous book only for it to be very ordinary and therefore making the reader disappointed.

I look for reviews, feedback and what the basic concept of the book is. I like to read something new and out there not just an idea that is continuously copied.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. It wasn't very good it was at Primary School in New Zealand I wrote a short story about being stuck on a deserted ship that was continuously drifting.

If I remember rightly the teacher actually gave us the first line: "It was a dark and stormy night when we were on the boat in the middle of the ocean when..." and it was our home work to write the rest of the book.

Our story writing homework was my favorite homework and probably the only piece I completed at the top of my capabilities.
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Where to find Brendon Meynell online


Where to buy in print


Books

The Last Resort
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,940. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Scott and Amanda are two love birds who after years of being together are finally heading on their first holiday together. However when they stumble amongst a small town deep in the middle of nowhere, the find themselves in a fight for life or death when the towns citizens get over run by a virus during the natural blood moon occurance.
Collection of Fear - A horrific short story collection
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,450. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This halloween why not sit back with Collection of Fear - A horrific short story collection. From ghosts, to time travel, an intergallactic battle for life and death, to a killer finding his groove again this book is sure to make the hairs on your neck stand up and pay attention. Ten stories have been written from scratch to keep you on the edge of your seat this Halloween.
Abigail
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,330. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Special Agent Catherine Macgregor must disobey direct orders as she teams up with Private Investigator Jonathan Blake to hunt down her nine-year-old daughters abductor, and the murderer of her baby sitter. With twists and turns leaving you wondering whether Abigail is alive, and who is responsible this book will keep you on the edge of your seat with an ending no one saw coming.
Stop, Revive, Survive: Terminus
Series: Stop, Revive, Survive:, FINAL. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,520. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.00)
The Stop, Revive, Survive trilogy comes to a surprising and unexpected ending when victims Stephanie Stevens and Darcy return to the scene that their families were brutally murdered by our serial killer in an attempt to prove their sanity and to bring their attacker to justice one way or another. The trilogy brings this Australian horror thriller to a shocking, and unexpected end.
Stop, Revive, Survive: The Pursuance
Series: Stop, Revive, Survive:, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,970. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime
(4.67)
The horror in the Australian wilderness continues, with our deranged psychopathic killer back on the hunt and this time with a new family to torture. Last time he made a mistake and one of his potential victims got away, will he make the same mistake again? Stop, Revive, Survive: The Pursuance is the second book in the Stop, Revive, Survive trilogy.
Stop, Revive, Survive?
Series: Stop, Revive, Survive:, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,320. Language: Australian English. Published: September 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Horror » General
(4.75)
A young family returning from a trip from the Gold Coast finds themselves in a life or death fight against a deranged maniac after stopping at a rest area. With the family of four attempting to out-wit, out-last, and out-smart their attacker will they make it out alive?

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Smashwords book reviews by Brendon Meynell

  • Chronicles of a Bare Naked Nudist on July 01, 2014

    Okay so in all honesty and fairness I'd like to point out that I was provided a review copy of this book in return for providing websites such as this with true and accurate reviews. There was no sort of agreement that I'd rate it highly, and only provide positive feedback in return for the review copy and so be assured that the following is a true, and accurate review of the story at hand. If you have come to the 'erotic' section for a quick read in the hope of 'getting off' this definately is not the book for you this is a well written, orchastrated and planned book. From the opening chapter, with the loss of the main characters beloved wife, through to exploring his nudist inhabitions, and finding love again this book has you gripped and covers everything from dealing with the death of someone beloved and close to you, to finding love with the added twist at the end. I found this book highly entertaining, easy to read, and although a VERY small number of spelling mistakes (mainly spaces between the wrong letters which leads to words having an extra letter on the end) it goes almost unnoticible as you become hooked from the first page to the last. This is a great story for all who are interested in love, romance, and romantic trysts that have you cheering on the main character with each page that you turn.