Frank C. Ray IV

Biography

I've been a blogger much longer than I think I have. It seems that only a year or so ago, I started the infernal hobby of writing, but in fact, I've been doing it for years. The thing is, I have this strange desire to actually write more than just blog posts. And it is in response to this self-imposed calling that I find myself here at Smashwords.

Smashwords Interview

How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Cheapskate that I am, I looked through what was free to start with. It's also a great way to discover new authors. I also look into the works of those whose blogs I follow.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Not exactly, but it was probably a creative writing exercise that I did back when I was in grade school. My mother might have it tucked away somewhere, but it probably doesn't need to see the light of day if it still exists.
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Where to find Frank C. Ray IV online


Books

More Coffee & Philosophy: Another Book of Poetry
Price: Free! Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
More Coffee & Philosophy is a collection of poems written for National Poetry Writing Month in April of 2018.
Coffee & Philosophy: A Book of Poetry
Price: Free! Words: 1,280. Language: American English. Published: July 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
Coffee & Philosophy is a book of poems inspired by classic Japanese poetry forms.

Frank C. Ray IV's tag cloud

choka    haiku    poetry    poetry general    sedoka    senryu    tanka   

Frank C. Ray IV's favorite authors on Smashwords

Mike White
Latest book: Newcomer: Chapter 11. Published December 13, 2017. (4.00 from 2 reviews)
Rik Johnston
Latest book: A Quest For Vengeance. Pre-release—available October 18, 2019.

Smashwords book reviews by Frank C. Ray IV

  • The Golden Lands, Volume 1 on Oct. 09, 2015

    This is a well-paced story with compelling main characters and plenty of action.
  • Adam The Office Ninja on July 19, 2016

    One of the funniest reads I've found in a long time. I found myself wishing there was more.
  • The Book of The Sphere: An Historical Companion to "The Chronicles of John Alkali" on Nov. 08, 2016

    The unfamiliar names and nature of the writing make it a bit cumbersome to read, though it is well worth it in the end, as the author clearly shows a knack for world-building and creating well-thought religious, political, and social structures. It shows great promise for the works coming after that are going to be based on the framework set forth by this book.
  • The Hidden Tribe on Nov. 09, 2016

    Short is an understatement. It took almost as long to download as it did to read, but it was well worth it. The story grabs you quickly and delivers just as quick. If this story has a flaw, it's that it's almost too short, making for very light reading. I found myself wanting more details and suspense than any story of such brevity can reasonably offer.