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

Surface Tensions
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,780. 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: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,600. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
"Cally" is the origin story of Calandra, ice cold warrior and possessor of freakish wings, the feminine hero of the "Crescendo!" novel, the first in the Austerley & Kirkgordon series. Discover where her sadness and sorrow come from and how she changed from a normal woman to the figure of Austerley's amazement in the blink of an eye.
The Darkness at Dillingham : An Austerley & Kirkgordon Adventure
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,760. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Sent to seaside Dillingham’s care home to rest before Austerley's prosthetic foot operation, Kirkgordon and the former Professor find a lingering presence trying to take back the town that destroyed it while a gorgeous woman sets her sights on a bodyguard of her own. Ghosts, witches, a redoubtable librarian, a bizarre priest and a descent into hell make it one vacation they'll never forget!
Crescendo!
Price: Free! Words: 59,230. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
(5.00)
A long forgotten manuscript of music. A genius professor hungering for the dark creatures which drove his studies. A Russian vamp with an icy touch. A government agent pulling everyone's strings. And a former bodyguard trying to hold onto his marriage amidst Elder creatures threatening the end of the world.
Footsteps: Austerley & Kirkgordon Origins 1
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,720. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
"I swear if I see Austerley again, I'll kill him myself. The man's a lunatic, and he wants putting down for the good of society - and his own good for that matter"" A retired protection operative, Kirkgordon's only mistake was to seek a little of the excitement his previous life had offered. Leaving his family behind, he joins Professor Austerley beneath a New England graveyard and fights horrors
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)
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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