Ralph Bowden

Biography

People have called me shiftless, perhaps because my careers have included electrical engineer in the aerospace industry, history professor, home builder, solar designer, alternative energy consultant, and technical writer/instructional designer. My writing compulsion began about 20 years ago. Other men golf, fish, carouse, watch tv sports. I write. At last count, 20 novels, 4 short story collections, and a play lurk, mostly unread, on my hard drive. I've not tried to publish anything except the story collections, and those only locally as Christmas gifts. If all goes well, I hope to publish most of my collected writing on Smashwords in the next year or two.

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Hitch Hikers
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,990. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00)
The eight short stories in this collection feature different situations in which someone picks up someone else for a ride. Some of the stories are slightly weird, some are scary, some are surprising. Taken together, they provide a picture of the extreme range of humanity and of interaction between people.
The Fiona Letters
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 85,680. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
(5.00)
Sir William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, one of the first scientific celebrities, led a full, productive, and virtuous life, above reproach by Victorian standards. His only passion was for science in the service of nation and empire. But he must have had another life, another kind of passion. This novel imagines how it could have happened
PLACES; Eight Place Stories
Price: Free! Words: 32,530. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00)
These stories explore the relationship between physical places and the lives of people in them or affected by them. The places – an abandoned factory, a lonely beach in winter, an old water tank, a beer joint, a cemetery and others – elicit all kinds of responses from all kinds of characters. Different stories are funny, creepy, sad, heart-warming, subtly erotic. All are thought-provoking.

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  • Smooth Call on June 12, 2013

    Fabulous read! Page turning marvel.