Susan E. Smith


Susan E. Smith is a writer, hiker, paddler, and champion of the Oxford comma. When she is not exploring the wilds of Canada's near north or time-traveling to distant galaxies with Dr. Who, she can usually be found in a coffee shop or repertory cinema somewhere in Kitchener.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
It began long, long, ago, in a galaxy far, far away... just kidding! Well, kidding about the faraway galaxy at least. It did begin quite awhile ago, about 5 years to be exact, with a challenge from a friend to a bunch of us writer-buddies, to write a novella that included a bunch of random items such as a crutch and I don't remember what else. I was the only one who kept at it until it turned into an actual book. I'm still not sure if the finished product, at 45,000 words, is a novella or a short novel... it depends what source you consult.
How did you come up with the title, "Guns, Fire, and Hoses"?
The credit for that goes to Daryl Martin, a friend of my partner's, who once spoke these words on Gaming night, and described them as (and I paraphrase here) "the three things a man likes best". I was struggling to find a title for the book and that just seemed to fit.
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Guns, Fire, and Hoses
You set the price! Words: 45,620. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In Boothville, Ontario, everything is falling apart. The mine has shut down, the workers are rioting, and people are getting hurt. What is really going on in that closed-down mine? It’s up to an RCMP Sergeant, a spunky, red-haired paramedic, a big-city real estate agent, and a hobbit-sized taxidermist to find out, or Boothville and all of its citizens are doomed.

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Latest book: Make Your Own Mystery Novel. Published November 5, 2017.

Smashwords book reviews by Susan E. Smith

  • Fire and Spark on Nov. 12, 2013

    I love canoe camping in northern Ontario and I love this book because that's where it takes place. Also the protagonist is an outdoorsy type of girl (like me). She doesn't have a lot of confidence in herself but she is tougher than she thinks. I'd love to have her as a bestie. Suitable for readers of any age.