Daniel Hoover


My name is Daniel Hoover, and I am a writer of short fiction, though I plan to write full length novels in the future. In terms of my writing I tend to examine humanity, both its light, and dark aspects. I generally also like to allow the story to follow its own nature, and be unexpected.

I appreciate feedback, so if you check out one of my stories, and had any thoughts on it let me know.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I've always been a bit of a scribbler, but if I had to pin down a period of time, then I would have to say that my first short story happened when I was a very small child, but I started writing in earnest in my mid twenties.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
There are many good reasons for choosing indie, the rapid nature of both seeing your work out in the world for people to enjoy, more control over your own work, and artistic rights, and to be brutally honest, the return on investment for indies vs traditionally published authors heavily favors indies.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Daniel Hoover online


Outer Sky
Price: Free! Words: 4,600. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
The world is dying. The human race is dwindling. Its grandeur all but forgotten. A majority of the great strides made in philosophy, art, technology, and science lay buried in the rubble of the past. Forgotten. Still some cruel spark of humanity remained, undaunted, determined to survive. For the first time in generations, and in secret men and women will be hurled to the stars. To where...
Show & Tell
Price: Free! Words: 5,540. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult
(5.00 from 1 review)
A boy is pushed around at school, for his parents their son is a low priority,leaving him to be raised by hired help. All that changes however, when a seeming act of kindness offers him an opportunity to push back. ...But what will it cost him?
Bedlam in the Badlands
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,800. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Gun fire shatters the stillness of the badlands... Deep in the Montana wilderness a group of students are discovering that the ancient hills are the perfect place to find the rare fossils of long extinct beasts, but they also discover that the empty hills are the perfect place for those who wish to go unseen to hide. Being so far from civilization, can help arrive in time?
Song of Deerwoman
Price: Free! Words: 1,890. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
The new world is a strange, and wild place. The natives have told tall tales of the spirits that reside in the dark woods for generations. Many see the stories as nothing more than myths meant to scare the settlers. Still, if you should happen to find yourself walking alone in the woods be mindful of what thoughts you keep in mind. Should you hear some strange, and pleasing melody. Run, just run.
A Sure Thing
Price: Free! Words: 3,870. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
A pawn shop, a place for those who find themselves desperate, usually through their own merits. A little shop sitting in a dark city, at the nexus of all things. People come, people go finding the little pawn shop either taking, or leaving things behind. Just be careful which one you end up with, and please know the difference between need, and want.
A.M. Radio
Price: Free! Words: 1,980. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
An A.M. radio talk personality doing his show informing the fine people of the greater Bismark North Dakota area of any political happenings, or upheavals. The show itself has always been his way of connecting to the world at large...but the callers have stopped. Please feel free to leave a review if you enjoyed this story. Thanks.
Perry's Requiem.
Price: Free! Words: 1,500. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
A man is faced with a choice, he can either allow death to take him, or choose a life with new perils and, adventures. It is a life though which forces him to leave behind everything he knew. Will he give way to eternity, or join the undead? Please feel free to add a review of this story should you download, and read.

Daniel Hoover's tag cloud

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Smashwords book reviews by Daniel Hoover

  • Fugue on May 04, 2013

    This was a really good read, maybe just a bit more fine tuning, and you'd have something people would certainly pay for. Keep up the good work.