Len Berry


Len Berry studied biology before turning his imagination toward writing. In his spare time, Len enjoys drawing, watching anime, and playing an occasional video game. He is the author of the dystopian e-book Vitamin F, and several steampunk and fantasy short stories. Len's art can be found in the book Elegance.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy I feel as a writer is the sense of surprise I get from my characters. Sure, I know the plot, where it's going to end up and most of how I want to get there.

Then the characters look at what's in store, shake their heads, and say, "I'm not doing that." A to-do list I knew nothing about gets slapped in front of me. "This is what we're doing instead."

Usually, my intended plot ends up where the characters planned to go. The path they use to get there is so much different--and always better.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Mostly through recommendation. I found new titles and authors more often when I was working at Barnes & Noble.

Now, I have several independent writer friends who are always pointing out what they're enjoying. Also, my buddy Rocky reads so many books a week that he gives me a few good tips.
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Where to find Len Berry online


Scars Of Shadow: The Wall
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,720. Language: American English. Published: December 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Sarena and the others climb the wall. Above, a new battle awaits.
Scars Of Shadow: Sins Of The Past
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,430. Language: American English. Published: November 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
At the foot of the wall, a more personal horror emerges for Sarena and her companions.
Scars Of Shadow: Night's Edge
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,560. Language: American English. Published: October 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
As Sarena and her allies approach the bleeding wall, the witch begins to see patterns linking her past and present.
Scars Of Shadow: Blood On The Swamp
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,770. Language: American English. Published: September 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
The cursed party marches for the wall, but must first cross a swamp tainted by the blood of Siken.
Scars Of Shadow: Fleeing Into The Sun
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,990. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
The time for defense has passed. Now Sarena ventures forth to fight the defilers. It's dangerous to go alone...
Scars Of Shadow: Emissary
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,630. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
After the heat of battle, when hearts still beat fast, Sarena ponders her next move. Her plans may count for nothing as an emissary arrives from the bleeding wall to issue a dire warning.
Scars Of Shadow: A Routine Of Violence
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
With her flesh restored, Sarena is thrust into a familiar role--defending the populace against inhuman creatures. What Sarena doesn't know is what threat lies beyond the bleeding wall, nor what the creatures actually desire.
Scars Of Shadow: The Pit
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: American English. Published: May 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
In the pit, the cursed die again and again, crumbling to slurry and dust. But even the least bits of the unliving refuse to die. Night comes and Sarena is trapped with others who have been slain over and over.
Scars Of Shadow
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Sarena, a cursed witch, wanders into a valley and discovers a bleeding wall on one side. The opposite direction serves as home to a village of refugees who despise those marked by the curse. Each night, defiled creatures emerge from the wall and attack the villagers. The only hope Sarena has in curing her curse is to continue helping those in need, people like besieged refugees.

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