Don Hayward

Biography

Don Hayward was born in Sudbury Ontario in 1946. He grew up at a hydro-electric generating site on the Spanish River, surrounded by the natural world of the Canadian Shield hard rock country. During 1970 – 71 he backpacked and worked in Australia. Returning to Canada to study photography, Don met his wife Diane in Toronto and after ten years living in the city, they moved to Dufferin County Ontario. The family ran a small part-time farming operation as Don commuted to his job in the electrical industry. Don was active in founding a renewable energy co-operative, and that led him into the issues of peak oil, developing resource scarcity and the instability of the global financial system. Don retired in 2008 and drives a wheel-chair school bus. He is involved in community and family activities. Diane and Don have five children and fourteen grandchildren. They reside in Goderich Ontario

Smashwords Interview

What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Personal contacts and newspaper interviews, plus working with local libraries.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I use my desktop computer using Adobe Digital Editions. I have now purchased an android device and will try that for my "emergency" reading.
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Where to buy in print


Books

The Seventh Path
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,590. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history
A century and a half after the collapse of global industrialism a young girl is given the quest to keep humanity from repeating the disaster. She must find the light of wisdom that balances mysticism and science. To do so she is forced to choose between personal safety and success.
Legacy
Price: Free! Words: 7,610. Language: Canadian English. Published: June 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Essay » Literature
(5.00)
Legacy is based on a scenario in my major novel, After the Last Day. It is the story of the people who were left to guard nuclear waste buried in an abandoned mine near Sudbury Ontario. One thousand years later, when the knowledge of the purpose of the mine has been lost and the containment is failing, one person discovers the danger and vainly tries to warn his fellow villagers.
After the Last Day
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 432,340. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Alternative history
(4.50)
The world descends into murderous chaos after a global economic disaster. This is the story of progressive people in the Great Lakes basin banding together to survive. Resisting evil dictatorship and internal dissent, they struggle to create local territories that promise a livable future unencumbered by the shadows of the past.

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Smashwords book reviews by Don Hayward

  • Smashwords Style Guide on June 07, 2015

    The guide is priceless. I have published two works (one over 400k words) and the guide helped me to send them through the system with no problems.