Hayden Pearton


Hayden Pearton is an independent author, physiotherapist and all-round good guy.

He is humble beyond compare, and if you can believe that, you can believe anything.

He started writing when he was eighteen and hasn’t stopped since.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. I also spent copious amounts of time in St. Francis Bay, about an hour away, where our holiday house was located. Due to there not being much to do (especially in St. Francis Bay, which has a geriatric population and the feel of a retirement village for most young people) i spent a lot of time in my own head, creating stories and acting out fantasies. I would walk across the beach and pretend i was a character in a story, complete with dialogue and actions (leading to some of the neighbors commenting on my 'ballet'). When in Port Elizabeth, i would have these same daydreams while walking home from school, or while playing for hours with my LEGO. All in all, boredom led to creativity, and i am thankful for having such a blank canvas of a life on which i could paint so many stories.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing at the age of age seven, although the subject matter was understandably childish. I came up with a screenplay for a Rugrats movie (the TV show was insanely popular when i was a kid) and was determined to write it. Sadly, my attention drifted elsewhere before i got past page one, and the world was denied the story of the seven year old millionaire.
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Where to find Hayden Pearton online


Series: The Metrophobia Collection. Price: Free! Words: 5,230. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Arthur Reed is a painter, a father, a husband, and a friend. However, ever since a traumatic incident in his childhood, he has suffered from Autophobia, the fear of being alone. Follow his life story in 30 poems, from an rocky childhood to a difficult adulthood, as he experiences the full range of life; from lost loves and failing marriages to runaway children and soul-destroying nursing homes.
Sunrise Sapling
Series: The Chronicles of New Eden. Price: Free! Words: 143,880. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: March 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Humanity lies on the brink of extinction. Six months since humanity was prematurely unfrozen, food supplies are running out. If nothing is done, a hundred million people will die. Barsch La Tergan, humanity's champion, must leave the safety of Genesis Station 13 in search of a miracle. He will face madness, murderous re-mechs and more. But remember, no matter what happens, The Seed must be Saved.
Series: The Metrophobia Collection. Price: Free! Words: 12,500. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
Are you afraid of living an ordinary life? Are you tired of the same old boring poetry? Are you tired of generic and forgettable poems? Are you tired of being a passive reader? How about a poem written in Morse code? Or back to front? Or in invisible ink? Koinophobia is full of poems like these and more. Decode the mysteries within and discover the future of poetry. Try it. You won't regret it.
Series: The Chronicles of New Eden. Price: Free! Words: 316,560. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Awakening tells the story of Barsch, Alza, Kingston and Maloch, four incredible individuals brought together by unusual circumstances. They will cross deserts, escape exploding cities and face dangerous madmen in order to discover truth. Pasts will be revealed, personalities will be twisted and minds will be broken. Humanity might not survive their failure, or their success...

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