Pat Muir


Pat Muir is a former nuclear engineer, motel operator and real estate agent. His first book, "Stories to Entertain You...If You get Bored on Your Wedding Night," was published in 1999. His second book, "The Numbers Man," published in 2010, is a romance in which he fictionalizes his experiences looking for a new (female) partner on the internet. His third book, "What Happened to Flynn," published in 2017, is a mystery novel. in which a black female detective encounters thieves, forgers, money launderers and assassins in solving a missing man case.

Smashwords Interview

What made you, a nuclear engineer, write fiction?
I was designing advanced nuclear power systems when the funding to do so declined precipitously subsequent to the Three-Mile Island plant accident, and so I had to leave that profession. I became involved in real estate including a motel I had purchased with partners. I often worked on the swing shift as the motel desk clerk and read short stories between checking in new guests. I thought I could write stories as good as some of those I was reading. I began to write and submit them to competitions. I complied twenty-nine of them into my first book.
What made you title your first book "Stories to Entertain You...If You Get Bored on Your Wedding Night?"
To get attention. I have found the title and book cover make people laugh. Curiously, I found a Cosmopolitan magazine study reported that thirty-two percent of married couples do not have sex on their wedding night.
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Where to buy in print


Stories To Entertain You...If You Get Bored On Your Wedding Night
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 79,790. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
This work contains twenty-nine diverse short stories--dramas, comedies, romances, parodies and mysteries, ideal for reading while waiting in your doctor's office or for a flight or a taxi.
What Happened To Flynn
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,630. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Shanisha (Shane) Notfarg, a detective in the San Diego Sheriff’s homicide department, investigates why Arthur Flynn disappeared from a fishing camp on the Russian River. Did he take off to avoid paying alimony? His abandoned car indicates his dead body had been inside. Was he murdered for the $10,000 he was carrying on him or because he had reported a money laundering operation to the DEA?
The Numbers Man
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,980. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Romance » General
63-year old Pat seeks romance on the internet and numbers each woman he meets since he remembers names poorly. When #57, goes out of town, so he takes up with #59. Meanwhile, his employee’s gorgeous young wife keeps hitting on him. Life becomes complicated when he meets #61, a TV chef, who considers him a womanizer. Is the advice he gets from Sonia, his book promoter, selfless or self-serving?

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