John W Partington


I have been writing for most of my life: as a child, as a soldier, and now as an independent author. My favourite colour is purple. I have two cats, who choose to annoy me most when I am trying to write. I'm a middle aged white dude suffering from psychosis, but with medication am perfectly stable (except for singing to my cats).

Smashwords Interview

How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It has given me hope and an audience. I make enough in royalties to occasionally pay my Netflix bill, but the joy is in the writing, not the reward.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being surprised by what my characters do. I plan for them to go one way on an adventure, and they sometimes don't go there.
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Where to find John W Partington online

Twitter: @JohnWPartington
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Evolution: Stories From the Dawn of Creativity
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,270. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
These are among the first stories I ever wrote. Decades ago, before the advent of powerful personal computers like we have today, armed with a dot matrix printer and a dream, I wrote. Then I got better at what I did and life took me in other directions for a while. These are the primordial stories that started me on my route to creativity. This is the start point, not the destination.
Forever Infantry
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,880. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Blake Slate is a soldier, who dies and then wakes up in Hell as a private in Hell’s infantry. Thomas and John are soldiers who die in a plane crash, and wake up in another part of the afterlife. All three try to complete their new duties as soldiers in the hereafter. Blake: seize Heaven, Thomas: defend Heaven, and John: complete relentless amounts of paperwork.
An Elven Tale: Death of the Demon God
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 282,020. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
Leaf is the new Elven King. His enemies have uncovered ancient weapons from the bowels of the earth, and now Leaf must recover his own artefacts if he is to maintain a balance of power. With an army at his command he journeys to hose places where time has stopped and evil resides. Heroes rise, adventure awaits along with all the promise of epic fantasy.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,690. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
Redcale spent thirty years searching for the prophesized Chickens of Destiny, the only thing which could turn the tide of the final battle, but the prophecy was wrong. He was meant to find the Children of Destiny and train them to be warriors since the time they were babes. Now, they are grown men and women with mixed interest in a battle. Redcale would not abandon his quest so easily.
Jake & Chearice: Lightspeed
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,170. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
A new threat envelopes the omni-verse as Jake and Chearice tackle: enemies, first contact, and engagement. With difficulties between corbellian traditions and pay problems, a new evil is slowly spreading through the Department of Inter-Dimensional Affairs. This evil has a personal vendetta against Jake, and will stop at nothing until Jake Sloan is dead
Jake & Chearice: Cell Phone Conspiracy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,540. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Jake Sloan is the only human in the Department of Inter-Dimensional Affairs. While he has friends from a number of extra-dimensional species, he is lonely. Until he meets Chearice. She is everything that he ever wanted in a companion. Together they uncover a plot which could destroy the entire omni-verse, and every sentient species in creation.
Awaken the Cyborg
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 119,050. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Racer Magellan is a four-hundred-year-old cyborg mercenary, and one of the last true-humans in the galaxy. Triness is an alien princess who keeps a secret which could bring the galaxy to its knees. When Triness hired Racer as a bodyguard he expected an easy mission, and a large pay cheque. He never expected to fall in love, lose that love, and then fight to get her back.
A Call Girl in a Small Town
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,880. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Jessica Silver is a stay at home mom with a big problem: mounting repair bills. Living in a small town with limited job opportunities Jessica turns to desperate measures in order to ensure the livelihood of her house. The results are not what she expects.
Rangers In Danger
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,740. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
This is the story of Iceglacian Rangers, police officers from a fantasy realm, who find themselves on modern day Earth in pursuit of an evil wizard. They don’t understand the customs, the currency, or why magic doesn’t do what they expect it to do, but hey, there’s always time for a cheeseburger.

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