Dorothy Piper


I've left it a bit late to become a writer but maybe the years I've spent reading will help me to create characters that you'd like to spend time with. I hope you will find them in my "Missions" stories. "The Gift" (which has been revised and updated) is the first in the series and is yours free, just for the asking. "Staying Alive" is the second book, also published here on Smashwords, as is the third book ("Pick Your Planet"). The final book in the series ("One Man's Plans") will - if all goes well - be published in 2017.

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Literary All-Sorts - A Selection of Stories, Essays and Poems to suit every taste.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,900. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
This collection of stories, essays, poems and memoires was created over a long period, from the 1970s to the current day. It will appeal to all - no matter your literary taste or genre. From humor to horror, gentle romance, thrills, fantasy, science fiction, and personal recollections : you will find them all here, plus a humorous novella, described by one reader as a fantastic story!
Pick Your Planet
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 76,830. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Young Lex Simms is half-alien. He brings his Martian relatives to Earth before a comet can destroy the atmosphere on the Red Planet. They would have died of thirst there anyway in a few years' time. But Fi, a super-being, claims Earth as his own and threatens to torture any non-Earthling he finds here. The Martians must decide where to live. Whichever planet they choose, their future looks grim.
The Gift
Price: Free! Words: 67,250. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Young Peter Jones's ambition is to be the first human to set foot on Mars. His oddball granddad claims to have visited places all over the world and beyond, using an unconventional mode of travel. He promises to share his secret when Peter is twelve. Two weeks before Peter's birthday, Granddad disappears and Peter is devastated. Then, in the early hours of his birthday, Peter has a weird visitor.
Staying Alive
Price: Free! Words: 91,390. Language: British English. Published: April 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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Lex Simms is an alien who lives near Leeds, while most of his folks live on Mars. They are amazing creatures but they can't produce the water they need to survive. Preemo, their leader, sends members of his family to Earth in 1965 to breed with humans and have children who will visit Mars and terraform it. As soon as he is twelve, Lex embarks upon his mission, but then a comet messes up his plans.

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Latest book: Good Girl, Bad Girl. Published October 15, 2015.