Horane Smith

Biography

Horane Smith is an award-winning author of eight published novels. He has been described as "prolific...a gripping writer...one of our best emerging writers."
His novels are: Lover's Leap: Based on the Jamaican Legend, Dawn at Lover's Leap (the sequel and finalist in the 206 USA Booknews Bestbook Awards for Historical Fiction) Port Royal, Underground to Freedom, The Lynching Stream, Reggae Silver, Seven Days in Jamaica and Marooned in Nova Scotia.
Lover's Leap has been selected as one of two novels to be used in a presentation on mix-fixed relations, at the 10th International Conference on the Social Sciences and the Humanities, in Montreal, Canada, in June.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes. I was in elementary school and I read a novel by the western author Louis L'Amour. I usually read a lot of comics because I like to see pictures when I am reading, so to read a novel without pictures, was a departure from what I expected as a reader. However, it opened up a new world of imagery for me, as I had to imagine based on the author's use of language, my own visuals. It brought excitement and at the same time, it also provided the impetus to write and develop stories on my own.
How do you approach cover design?
I normally indicate to the designer what I'd like to see highlighted on the cover, and in most cases, I ended up getting what I desired.
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Books

Reggae Silver
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,050. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Urban
From early, Reggie Gould discovers music is in his veins. The pulsating rhythms of reggae is music to his ears and he's branded with the name Reggae Silver. He wants to become the greatest reggae singer ever lived, but soon realizes it isn't going to be easy. When he's thrown in prison innocently, Reggae sees an endless struggle to be true to his name. It's a feat he's determined to achieve.
The Picker
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,120. Language: American English. Published: September 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Lincoln Barker, the fastest picker of cotton in the Deep South, escapes from his new master and vows never to work for free again. He begins a journey to Ohio, to seek freedom and a new life, leaving a trail his relentless owner is determined to follow. But the Picker faces formidable challenges when he ends up In Maryland and lands in the hands of his angry master. It's do or die!
Seven Days in Jamaica
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 63,710. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel
A young MBA graduate tries to begin life on his own, so he visits Jamaica for seven days to prove himself and his over-possessive parents that he can do it. But the land of reggae and Bob Marley holds many surprises - from solving past mysteries to discovering his new self. Daniel Paige has seven days to swim or sink!
Lover's Leap: Based on the Jamaican Legend
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 52,680. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Jerome Scott enters forbidden territory by falling in love secretly with another slave, and his master's daughter. As Jerome thirsts for freedom in 1830's Jamaica,when slavery was god, ruler and king, he must choose one of them, poverty or wealth, slavery or freedom. A breathtakingly beautiful 1700 foot cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea, their secret meeting place, holds deadly consequences.

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