G R Jordan

Biography

GR Jordan is a self-published author who finally decided at forty that in order to have an enjoyable lifestyle, his creative beast within would have to be unleashed. His books mirror that conflict in life where acts of decency contend with self-promotion, goodness stares in horror at evil and kindness blind-sides us when we are at our worst. Corrupting our world with his parade of wondrous and horrific characters, he highlights everyday tensions with fresh eyes whilst taking his methodical, intelligent mainstays on a roller-coaster ride of dilemmas, all the while suffering the banter of their provocative sidekicks.

A graduate of Loughborough University where he masqueraded as a chemical engineer but ultimately played American football, GR Jordan worked at changing the shape of cereal flakes and pulled a pallet truck for a living. Watching vegetables freeze at -40C was another career highlight and he was also one of the Scottish Highlands blind air traffic controllers. Having flirted with most places in the UK, he is now based in the Isle of Lewis in Scotland where his free time is spent between raising a young family with his wife, writing, figuring out how to work a loom and caring for a small flock of chickens. Luckily his writing is influenced by his varied work and life experience as the chickens have not been the poetical inspiration he had hoped for!

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I first wrote in my early teens. At the time it was almost always poetry or lyrics and was very much only for personal consumption. To be honest I didn't have much confidence in that which I had written. One of the interesting things looking back at the writings of that time is being able to appraise it in a better fashion and glean the truly good parts to include in my current works and publishing.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The drive and the urge to get my material out there to be read. This was certainly the initial motive. However I also have realised just how interested people are in reading indie material and how easy it is to get. Indeed it has become much more sophisticated than I ever imagined and I have to play catch-up with the technology.
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Where to find G R Jordan online


Where to buy in print


Books

Dagon's Revenge: An Austerley & Kirkgordon Adventure #3
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,230. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Adventure » Action
A shattered hero races to save his wife. A rescue team falling apart. Can Kirkgordon stand in the face of Dagon's return? Kirkgordon takes his team beyond our world in this third instalment in the Austerley & Kirkgordon urban fantasy series. Sometimes, there are no good choices!
The People in the Pool
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,580. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
He lost her, murdered a long time ago. But now she’s returned. If something isn’t real, does it matter? “The People in the Pool” is the 3rd origin story in the A&K origins series that expand G R Jordan's A&K universe. If you love rollicking action, imperfect heroes and weird villains and places, then you will love the Austerley & Kirkgordon series. Not every mother can warm a child’s heart.
Surface Tensions
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,140. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » General
There’s something in the water and Donald’s got to look after it. On a quiet Scottish Island, local man Donald must navigate the dangerous social waters as mermaids are spotted. Unable to reject his inherent decency, Donald helps a stricken mermaid and engages the assistance of Irish incomer Kiera. Against the maelstrom destroying the town they try to keep the new incomer safe!
Cally: Austerley & Kirkgordon Origins 2
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 14,460. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A village emptied of its children. A warrior finding her greatest desire. But a witch’s vengeance wrecks a curse that will devastate her forever.
The Darkness at Dillingham : An Austerley & Kirkgordon Adventure #2
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,800. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
An exhibitionist witch. A English seaside town literally descending to hell. And the only hope is a broken partnership that doesn’t want to heal! “The Darkness at Dillingham” is the second instalment in the A&K urban fantasy series. If you like breakneck action, sexy villains and cutting dialogue, then you’ll love this misfit set of heroes. Can the team bind together long enough to rescue a curse
Crescendo!
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 59,410. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
(5.00 from 1 review)
A shape-shifting dragon. A cult bringing forth a nightmare. Two broken men, separated by hatred, must bind together to save the world. Reluctant pals Austerley and Kirkgordon, take on the darkness to prevent a displaced people ending the world. If you like bizarre creatures, fast paced action and cataclysmic nightmares, you'll love Crescendo! It's the blasphemous fanfare for the end of the world
Footsteps: Austerley & Kirkgordon Origins 1
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 8,690. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
An insane professor. A journey into a New England grave. Will Kirkgordon return alive? Kirkgordon gets his first taste of dark creatures in this first origin story from the A&K universe. If like you like action and adventure, dark creatures from beyond and cutting dialogue from antagonistic heroes then you’ll love G R Jordan’s A&K urban fantasy series.
Four Life Emotions
You set the price! Words: 4,370. Language: British English. Published: May 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
(4.00 from 1 review)
A poetical journey through the emotions of Faith, Pain, Humour and Love is given by this Ulster poet, through investigations into flat-pack DIY trials, dark invocations, christian musings and chocolate as a cure for marital problems! Further probings include the complex interactions of cricket and gardening, floods in our towns, red wine as an aphrodisiac and the passing of good letter writing.

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