Paul Drye

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I messed about with amateur stuff since my early teens. My first professional sales were in 2000, role-playing games articles for the old Traveller RPG. The bulk of my work so far has been for that and related settings.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The very first one? God, no. I've been reading since I was small enough to pick up a book. Who knows what it was?

I'm probably going to get a bunch of counterexamples thrown in my face, but I'd question if there are many writers who read their first book when they were old enough to remember doing it -- exceptional situations like Frederick Douglass and Helen Keller notwithstanding.
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Books

False Steps: The Space Race as It Might Have Been
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 91,030. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / General, Fiction » Historical » General
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A popular history of the many spacecraft that might have taken us to space, but that fell short for one reason or another. Based on meticulous research from the best available sources, including those long kept secret in Russian archives. With more than two dozen images and diagrams of the space projects that never quite got off the ground.
Passing Strangeness
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,690. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Essays, Nonfiction » History » Modern / General
If you're an aficionado of weird history you know about the Voynich Manuscript, but how about the Rohonc Codex? Care for something a bit different, something that explores things no-one has heard about? Unrepentant Rebels once tried to kidnap Lincoln's body, for example, and there's a copy of the Eiffel Tower under the foundations of Wembley Stadium. Meticulously researched and 100% historical

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