Len Calderone


After a long career in business management, len has retired to writing short stories. All of his stories end with a twist. He also writes articles for several technology emagazines in the fields of robotics, alternative energy, audio visual and home automation.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
The concept comes first. Many of my stories have a basis in nightmares that my wife had, but the essential element in all of my stories is that the ending be a surprise even when you think you solved the mystery. The ending is what drives the story. Then I write a general story line; go back and fill in scenes, and then look at every senteance to see if I can make it better.
How do you approach cover design?
I look at the story and try to make the cover fit the story line. I personnally never buy a book because of its cover. I need to read a synopsis to see if the story intrigues me.
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For the Trees
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
There was nothing scenic about tress that hid the sky, fallen stumps to climb over, vines that seemed to grow around Brian’s legs, even as he moved, and the silence, the deathly silence. He hadn’t heard a single car since he entered this . . . this, whatever it was. Brain couldn't see where he was For the Trees.
The Robots Among Us
Price: Free! Words: 17,110. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2018 . Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Robotics
Not long ago, robots were just in the realm of science fiction. Today, we find them everywhere in our daily lives. This book is a compilation of non-fiction articles that I have written for an emagazine, which delves into robotics. Beware, the robots are among us.
Juror #6
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,190. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
What if you were called to jury duty just to discover that you have been selected as a juror in a murder trial of a man that you knew was innocent because you committed the murder. Do you try to get him off or allow him to be convicted. The question is what happens after the trial.
From Theft to Murder
Price: Free! Words: 5,990. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Have you ever seen $10 million piled on a desk? What would you do for $10 million? What would you do if you thought that someone knew how you got the money? This is John Pierpont Ward’s dilemma. Greed drives John to "borrow" money from his firm's accounts without anyone knowing. Was his theft found out? Was he being blackmailed? Did he have to murder to cover it up? Was it all necessary?
Photograph Your Own Wedding and Save Money
Price: Free! Words: 12,250. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015 . Categories: Nonfiction » Weddings » Wedding planning & checklists
Save lots of money by having a friend photograph your wedding. This book takes a bride and groom step by step through the process of photographing their wedding with clear instructions on how to pose, light, and capture the memory of a wedding. Extensive details are given on every important photograph taken during a wedding.
The President's Agenda
Price: Free! Words: 4,770. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
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Stephen is an analyst for the CIA. He discovers a plot by the President of the United States, whose aspirations would take him to a higher world leadership position at the detriment of America. Can Stephen stop the President's Agenda?
I Die Everyday
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,980. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Jim is a civil war enthusiast. He finds an old box at a yard sale that takes him on a most unusual journey.
For 35 Years
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Sam and Mary were happily married for 35 years. She’s the love of his life and means everything to him. Then, Mary had a stroke and Sam had to cope with the outcome. How does he handle his best friend's inability to respond to him? And then . . . This story will touch your heart.
Portrait of the Lady in Black
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,800. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Accountant, Aiden Brayden, falls in love with the portrait of the Lady in Black, which was painted 147 years ago. He visits the Metropolitan Museum of Art daily, until he meets Emma, the living image of the Lady. Is he betraying the Lady in Black by seeing the stunning Emma?