Miles Rothwell

Biography

Miles impressed a primary school teacher with a poem titled 'Snow' and then in his late teens won a school poetry competition. When the band Talking Heads released 'Remain In Light', Miles became obsessed with writing lyrics. After reading Joyce's 'Ulysses', Miles knew he wanted to become an author. His first manuscript was written while living in Darlinghurst in the eighties.
Miles is the proud father of Alexandra and Tristan. Miles other interests are music, sport and going to the beach. He quite often pretends to know a lot about wine. Miles and the children like going on holidays, especially the South Coast of NSW. Miles ranks making Spike Milligan laugh at an ABC shop book signing as one of his greatest personal moments.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
James Joyce, Marcel Proust, Thomas Pynchon, Hermann Hesse, Joseph Heller, Patrick White, Peter Carey, Spike Milligan.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My children firstly, then the possibility of writing something new that adds to the summation of human experience and to hear Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Miles Rothwell online


Where to buy in print


Series

Musicscapes
A four part thematically linked musical journey including mythology, performance and spirituality

Embouchure

Price: $3.99 USD.

Jazz

Price: Free!

Gotte Spake Musica

Price: $3.99 USD.

East

Price: $7.99 USD.

Books

The Haute Fellowship
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,240. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A quasi-intellectual journal of a fictitious College where students are prepared to administrate the world's financial institutions and government agencies by way of a 'secret society' referred to as Avalon. It is written as a play with characters and scenes introduced with introductory sections. The style is a surreal black comedy with satirical undertones.
Opealeux
Price: Free! Words: 36,070. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Opealeux has three parts - the first is set in 1920's Paris. Two impoverished artists struggle to maintain an existence. The second part has a contemporary setting revolving around two bohemians sailing around Indonesia and the third section is set in 2162 .The stories are linked with clues and threads creating an allegorical and surrealistic commentary on the nature of existence
East
Series: Musicscapes. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 216,180. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
East is the story of Max Dewey, Australian musician and co-founder of the successful band - East. Max is a gifted musician with hedonistic tendencies which he is unapologetic about. The plot is chronological with a few flashback passages. The reader is introduced to Max's family, fellow band members and his journey, including the band's inception from early gigs to international success.
A Fleeting Glimpse
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 168,000. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
...a fleeting glimpse... depicts the inner most thoughts of a person deconstructing the way in which their mind perceives reality. The story involves a struggling writer disillusioned with life, who sets about recording his thoughts and dreams in a journal that is originally intended to be a parody of a self-help book.
Genius Remote
You set the price! Words: 47,240. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
What does God, the Devil, Angels, Movies, U2, and Jiro Ono all have in common? Genius Remote explains all. From Holland Park to the jungles of Vietnam and many stops in-between - it's all here. Genius Remote is a surreal comedy involving the Old Man upstairs who has been making movies with the help of Angels to promote the message of Enlightenment.
Night Watchers
Price: Free! Words: 43,100. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Night Watchers is set on an undisclosed island where the local inhabitants live an idyllic life rich in history and traditions. Over time their paradise has been discovered as a tourist destination. Thee tone of the novel is like a dream or fable with characters appearing and merging into the background.
Gotte Spake Musica
Series: Musicscapes. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,280. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Gotte Spake Musica has two sections - the first set in the fictional town of Tremka just after WWII. The second set in modern day Copenhagen. A gypsy boy is hospitalised and learns to play a traditional gypsy instrument. Years later his son forms a folk-metal band and between the two generations discovers a way to release traditional music and his heritage to modern audiences.
Embouchure
Series: Musicscapes. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,600. Language: Australian English. Published: June 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When famous musician, Aimee Hamsun, receives a late night phone call from her brother, her world is thrown into turmoil. The person she loves the most - her grandmother - has been seriously ill for some time and may not live to the next morning. Aimee decides to endure an overnight drive in her beloved car instead of waiting for an early morning flight. Will she get to the hospital in time?
Jazz
Series: Musicscapes. Price: Free! Words: 43,350. Language: Australian English. Published: May 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Jazz is a snapshot of the life of Ben ‘Freddie’ Thurman who lives a quiet solitary existence playing piano in a jazz band at a Seoul Nightclub. When one of Freddie's neighbours is murdered, Freddie enters the shady underworld of Nightclub owners. The style is film noir based with references to the purity of Jazz performance and the search and dedication to justice.

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