Ian Buchanan


I have been writing still, for those who are still waiting for the next stage of The Jetty Journals. It's coming along, slower than it should, but nearly finished. I'm biased, but I think it will be as exciting as the first book.
I work as a technical manager for web projects, and write in bursts when I get some time.
Thanks for your feedback, and happy to hear from readers.
You can also contact me via the jetty journals website.

Where to find Ian Buchanan online


Lucky Thirteen!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,440. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Lucky? Lucky! Well, there are sixteen short stories, not thirteen, so you can’t call that “bad luck”. Some are funny, some are creepy, and my favourites are funny AND creepy. There's a fair bit of kitchen humor in there, plus some travelling stories. A couple are perhaps the start of something bigger....
So Lucky!
Price: Free! Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
A modern horror story, set in the Austrian Alps. It will make your skin crawl, in a hot, sticky way.....
Some days are Z-Days
Price: Free! Words: 2,210. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Ken has been waiting for this day for a long time.
The Secret to Everything
Price: Free! Words: 1,300. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Are you the sort of person who reads "how-to" books....how to be an instant millionaire, how successfully seduce, how to win?..... I have the secret to everything. Want to know what it is?
Close Shave
Price: Free! Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
(5.00 from 1 review)
Maybe I can be like those handsome men on the shaving ads.
The bulldozer ploughed on
Price: Free! Words: 1,930. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
(2.50 from 2 reviews)
Out on the edge of the desert, things get a bit feral.
Gothic Monster
Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
"Keep moving! If you stop moving, you die." The air conditioning system from hell. Humorous short story.
Oops, an argument
Price: Free! Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Things get pretty crazy with a broken tandoor oven a dodgy supplier and the pressure of a big opening day.
Look what you made me do!
Price: Free! Words: 1,560. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Ray and his mother work in the same kitchen together. But not very well.
The Food Boutique
Price: Free! Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Yukio was a demented old-school chef with an unhealthy obsession about food wastage.
Price: Free! Words: 1,500. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Educational, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The cast of Lost? A band of superheroes? What do a gifted Chinese musician, an African bad boy, a Pole with dubious papers, a dreamy Iranian and a tempestuous Brazilian have in common? What is the DeutschKurse?
Essence of Vienna
Price: Free! Words: 940. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Things are done differently in Vienna. A story about Viennese "half-and-halfness".
Travels with Andy
Price: Free! Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A short story about an annoying travel companion. On the backpacking road, you meet some "interesting" people. Meet Andy.
The Jetty Journals
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,460. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Horror » Undead
(4.00 from 1 review)
A group of Australian teenagers struggle to survive in a world devastated by a virus. If you enjoyed John Marsden's "Tomorrow When the War Began", "Day of the Triffids", or "28 Days Later" then you will enjoy this exciting read. A rattling-along adventure story!

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