CJ Puccia


As I continue work on the great American novel, I enjoy crafting my smaller projects into short stories. Alternating my residence between Wisconsin and Illinois, I live with my husband and three (sometimes four) dogs.

Smashwords Interview

What is your e-reading device of choice?
I'm currently using my HP notebook.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I've only published free items on Smashwords.
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Farmer's Grove
Price: Free! Words: 6,480. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
When Katie and her husband move to a small farm town in Wisconsin, some strange coincidences reveal an unbelievable horror.
Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor
Price: Free! Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
(3.40 from 5 reviews)
Set in the 1890's, a poor European immigrant learns about the land of opportunity when he comes to work in the coalmines of Illinois.
Price: Free! Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Historical » USA
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
A young woman wonders if it is only a dream when she suddenly finds herself in 1942, and literally walks in her Great Grandmother's shoes.
Price: Free! Words: 930. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Some people possess an unusual gift - whether they want it or not.
Stuck in the Middle
Price: Free! Words: 950. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Essay » Literature
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
While on a thousand mile healing bike ride, Mary encounters a strange turn of events which dramatically changes her outlook.

CJ Puccia's favorite authors on Smashwords

James Gerard Small
Latest book: Darla's Song.
Published May 4, 2013. (5.00 from 2 reviews)
Michael Carter
Latest book: Oblivious.
Published January 9, 2014. (4.00 from 6 reviews)
Nathanael Green
Latest book: The Boyhood Adventures.
Published January 7, 2014.

Smashwords book reviews by CJ Puccia

  • True Stories Of The 50's Part Four on Nov. 26, 2013

    I enjoyed these fun little memoirs.
  • Fowl Taste on Nov. 26, 2013

    I'm not sure I know what a few of the sentences meant, but there was some humor here. Way too many adjectives, but a valiant attempt none the less.
  • Falling Apart on Nov. 26, 2013

    Not a bad story, but it needs some development. The tense is inconsistent, and the dialog a little confusing without more details.
  • I Certainly Don't Believe In Coincidence... on Dec. 16, 2013

    This is a well written piece in the writer's true voice.The only thing I disagree with is where he says he is not an author. He IS an author. And he has a great story to share!
  • Wendigo Dreams on Dec. 16, 2013

    WOW!!! Very well written, unpredictable PERFECT horror story. Can't wait to read more from this author.
  • Under the Hunter's Moon on Jan. 06, 2014

    Awesome read!! Well written, interesting and sexy.
  • Darla's Song on Jan. 10, 2014

    A must-read for dog lovers! I laughed and cried - which to me is the criteria for a great book. My three 'kids' are 9, 10 & 11 and all 'rescues' so this book really touched my heart.
  • A Small Measure of Anxious Grace on Jan. 11, 2014

    Awesome read!! Well written and interesting. LOVE it!
  • The confession on Jan. 11, 2014

    Interesting plot, but needs some serious editing. I like the "voice" that tells the story and the twist at the end. Worth working on to make it better
  • The Storm on Jan. 11, 2014

    I also defined my life to "before and after" my Mother's death. Well written and meaningful. Thanks for sharing.
  • Fly Fishin' - A Short Story on Jan. 12, 2014

    Well written and interesting. I enjoyed how this story unfolded.
  • A New Home: Book One in the Chasing Destiny Series on Jan. 13, 2014

    Well thought out, interesting plot. Looking forward to read the next in the series.
  • Christmas Eva on Feb. 01, 2014

    Thoroughly enjoyable, lighthearted story surrounding an important message. Love the title and the character development. Bravo!!
  • The Poison Fits your Skin on Feb. 01, 2014

    Wow - heavy stuff! Poetry with lots of layers and deep meaning.
  • Oblivious on Feb. 01, 2014

    Loved the twist!! Great writing, nice progression and description. Well done!
  • Jump on Feb. 01, 2014

    Excellent story! Interesting and well written. Can't wait to read more from this author.
  • The Footprint on Feb. 01, 2014

    Great read for all ages! Perfectly written, interesting and suspense-filled. I LOVE it and would give it more than 5 stars if I could.
  • Gideon's Fleece on Feb. 02, 2014

    Mr. Green is a polished writer and this is another example of his superb work. Interesting and colorful, the story is authentic wild west!
  • Résumé for Love on Feb. 02, 2014

    What a good sampling from a great writer! His characters epitimize romance. It was interesting and fun to read about the sensitive relationships. (I had to remind it was written by a man!)
  • Tom's Tiny Terror Tales on Feb. 02, 2014

    I liked these horror-filled little fantasies.
  • I Have Monkey Butt on Feb. 02, 2014

    I'll admit I was a little hesitant to read this because of the title, but it was also the title that piqued my curiosity. Well written story worth reading!