C. T. Raye


I was born in Beaumont, Texas and raised in the mountains of Vidor, Texas.That is a big joke, the closest thing that we have to a mountain is an highway overpass. I was able to attend a Private school which in turn I give most of my credit to as a writer. God has blessed me with a beautiful wife, and two kids. A little boy and a little girl.
I have been writing as far as I can remember, I have books that I wrote when I was ten years old or younger. I have wrote essays, reports, and poems. I guess loving to write does not seclude you to one area. I have thought about publishing some of the things that I have hid for years. I had never tried to publish anything for the reason of what people would think of me. I kept everything to myself, and would not even let anyone read what I was writing. Thanks to an author friend (Anthony O'Brian) of mine that told me about smashwords, and to give it a try. He also told me to keep at it. Now I can say that I made it. It was hard work, but I made it anyway.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I would say I was about ten years old when I wrote my first book. Although, it was very kiddish, my mom still has it, along with other books I wrote at the time. My family was amazed at the book and could not believe that I wrote it. Who knows I might edit it, and publish it!
What's the story behind your latest book?
It is based on a true story about a dog that I had growing up, the title of the book is 'Spud'. Growing up this dog was more than a friend to me and my brother. It is a very exciting write for me, because of the personal touch. That is not the only book I am working on at this time, as a writer you are constantly having ideas pop into your head, and you say, "that would make a great book."
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Spud - Tornado

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Spud - Tornado
Series: Spud, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 8,680. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A tornado, a tight cellar, and a outraged coon. What does all three of these have in common? Yep, Spud, a dog that can get himself into situations like no other. Find out how they manage to get through this one without getting into trouble.
Series: Spud, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 6,720. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Christian » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Tom was just a normal kid who had a dog that was normal.He could chase a bull into a chicken coop and make him bellow. He wasn't scared of anything and had a strong dislike for rabbits. Whoever thought this dog would lead him on a chase across a field running from a scene that was sure to get him in trouble.

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Anthony O'Brian
Latest book: The Pushup King. Published February 22, 2018.

Smashwords book reviews by C. T. Raye

  • The Last Nazi on June 14, 2014

    A great read, I really enjoyed it. I am ready to start on the next book.