Daniel Forbes


Daniel is a desert rat living in a ghost town cause ghosts are better company. He collects crafts, preferably ones that a becoming rare. Writing and his various crafts are the way he deals with life. He is married to a wonderful woman who is both his illustrator and inspiration. A quote from Daniel "Peanut butter chocolate chips cookies rule."

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I could say something great about the desire to write. But come on for most of us the need to pee, the craving for a cup of coffee, and the always evil alarm clock is what gets us up in the morning.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
In elementary school I wrote two stories for the Young Authors Program. During high school I wrote a novel out by hand. In my book What the Crap is a story titled "Mericks First Solo Hunt" I know lame title, but that is the first thing story I have written that I was able to publish. Everything before then was thrown away, not by me.
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Killed By Obsession
Price: Free! Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » General
This story was inspired by myself. I live out in the country so mice are every where. I got a little obsessed with trapping them, and wondered what if it went too far.
God Rat
Price: Free! Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
There is a giant rat prowling the city of Port Royal. It is almost as big as a man, and the locals have begun calling it the God Rat. Rats has faced this foe before and barely escaped with his life. This time only one will walk away.
Build a Gary Workshop
Price: Free! Words: 18,240. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Gary is a genius mechanic and engineer, and stuck in dead end job. Candace is Marine, and in command of a carrier group. Everything gets turned upside down when they met, and fall wildly in love.
Fencepost Bandit
Price: Free! Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Someone, pulls a prank on the Yetti boys. Despite the massive creatures they can turn into a lowly human gets the best of them.
Price: Free! Words: 2,280. Language: American English. Published: May 18, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(3.00 from 1 review)
A hunchback street urchin with a pack of cyborg rats living on an asteroid city saves the day and the city from certain doom.
What the Crap?
Price: Free! Words: 39,760. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
With titles like How to Bacon Wrap a Vampire and Customers are Parasites how could you resist such an odd collection of stories. Some stories are biographical, and some come from the weird corners of my mind, good luck figuring out which ones are which. There are ghost stories from a small town, and from other places. Welcome to the wild ups and downs of my stories.
Yetti Boys
Price: Free! Words: 46,440. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
Two wild boys on a treasure hunt on a distant world, and they meet a creature that changes their life. A young woman rising above her family's legacy with her best friend, an Artificial Intelligence that is hundreds of years old. This book has everything from black powder muskets to laser guns and space ships. This story displays a great contrast between light and dark, hate and love.

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Smashwords book reviews by Daniel Forbes

  • Visitor's Blood (Book 1) on Oct. 23, 2020

    The did such an amazing job tying together so many points of view while still allowing to story to flow smoothy. Characters were very relatable, and very real. The story was engrossing, and enjoyable. Then the last part of the book hits you with some action, and it's a crazy ride. I love reading books by this author and will eventually have them all as paperbacks.
  • Hallucinatory Tribulation Volume 1 on Oct. 26, 2020

    I am loving this Book. It has been a crazy ride for my brain. The author paints a wondrous and imaginative picture of psychology in ways I had never imagined. I have to read a story or two each night and take the time to let each story settle in my mind. Stunning work with unparalleled imagination. I will be reading more work by Sahreth 'Baphy' Bowden.