John West

Biography

John West was born in Scotland. He spent most of his life in Africa, 30 years of it in the worlds of financial management and auditing.

John took second prize in the Scottish SPCA’s national writing competition, and was the first winner of the Waddington writing prize. Most recently, he was longlisted for the 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.

He now splits his time between managing client finances, writing novels and short stories, and growing old disgracefully.

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Books

Anthology of Snippets
You set the price! Words: 7,920. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Aspiring writers at weekly meetings are expected to be able to write stories on cue. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes writing prompts spawn a semi-decent idea, which can be tweaked and prodded into pretending it's a real story. These aren't those. These are the ones that were left bleeding on the floor of the operating theatre. Not full stories. Just bits of scenes. Snippets.
Hard Money - How To Build Wealth Without Winning The Lottery
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 12,350. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance / money management, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance / budgeting
Stop living from paycheck to paycheck. Learn how to save money every month, no matter how much you earn. Learn how to avoid the mistakes that lead to financial ruin. Discover how celebrities throw their money away. And learn why it’s better to build wealth slowly than to just have lots of money. Escape the rat race and live your dreams. If you have the right attitude. If you want it bad enough.
Burning Roses
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,330. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Enter a dark underworld where rock stars and ancient demons collide. Sex magick rituals in nightclubs. Ancient demons in the mosh pit. Combining music, mysticism and mayhem, this work of fiction is set against the real rock n roll underworld of 1980s Johannesburg. A humble tribute to the lost generation, to those of us who survived, and to the fallen heroes who live on in our hearts.

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