R.D. Byron-Smith

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Retired as a crime reporter, R.D. Byron-Smith spent four decades covering murder and mayhem for daily newspapers. He now brings an insider's perspective to his crime novels. He is published by Pilar Publishing, and lives in Southern California.

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Starr Report on the Impeachment of President Clinton
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 49,350. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015 by R.D. Byron-Smith. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » White house
The report that rocked America. The Starr Report provides every lurid detail of the Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky sexual affair in the White House. As editor Franklin Alfred Kirby Edwards notes in his preface: "Even today, for historical perspective, it is the singularly most prurient report involving an investigation of a sitting president in the 238-year existence of the Republic."
The Water Board Jungle
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,960. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2015 by R.D. Byron-Smith. Categories: Essay » Political
In this provocative yet often strangely funny "narrative essay" political satirist Franklin Alfred Kirby Edwards, whose personal tastes include conversations in Latin with friends over an iced glass of chardonnay, writes with clear vision and logical breadth about the CIA's infamous enhanced interrogation program, 2002-06. His views are sure to upset lefties, even right-handed ones.

Books

YOUR STORY, MY WAY: A Memoir on Memoirs
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 85,400. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Novelist R.D. Byron-Smith's latest memoir on how to write a memoir is "a book for inexperienced writers who don't want to look like it." It is also a worthy follow up to his bestselling True Stories I Never Told My Kids. Packed with colorful anecdotes and a treasure trove of writing tips and tools from 40 years of journalism, it's a must for anyone wanting to write a memoir or family record.
7 Stories of Flash Fiction
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,130. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When you read novelist R.D. Byron-Smith's books you remember the climax because it's a shocker, an unsuspected twist, often ironic, sometimes paradoxical, but always both rewarding and unforgettable. In this compilation of flash fiction, with no story longer than 1,000 words, the author delivers big time. Each story marches apace towards an unexpected and intellectually stimulating conclusion.
Cracking Up The Weatherman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Social Science » Media studies
Behind the scenes look at practical jokes played on on-air broadcasters in radio and television, as told to the author by the pranksters and their victims.
Epitaphs
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,060. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Death & Dying
Ever wonder what's carved on Sonny Bono's tombstone? How about Al Capone's? Or take the Rhode Island dentist who left this funny and fitting epitaph etched on his headstone: "I'm filling my last cavity." From the Old West's Boothill to the cemetery on Main Street, the last words chiseled on hundreds of headstones in American come to life in this fascinating and well-researched book.
The Collector
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,460. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A mysterious box of old papers bought at an estate sale by a retired investigator is full of secrets about an infamous murder at one of Calfornia's most famous theme parks, and the case quickly becomes his obsession to solve -- forty years after the crime.

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