Tom Kane

Biography

I was born in the corner of the living room, behind the TV. So said my father many times, and the family agreed whole heartedly. That seems to have set the tone for the rest of my life. In the corner or behind the TV, what is officially known about my birth is that it took place in England to working class parents.

My mother inspired me to write, Doctor Who and Isaac Asimov inspired my love of science fiction, Monty Python inspired me to be silly and I blame Billy Connelly for my infrequent bursts of bad language.

After an uninspiring bout of education at Grammar School, I failed my GCSEs miserably. I blamed it on too much revision and not enough coffee - yes I was addicted at an early age.
After a number of years working in an office and gaining the giddy heights of special director at the age of twenty-two I did what only a child of indeterminate birthplace could do, I resigned. Personal computers had just been developed, and I wanted to buy one to become a writer. So I got a job in a warehouse shifting boxes. It paid better than office work and I could use my brain to write stories in between tea-breaks. That was forty years ago. Now, after forty years as a computer programmer, I have finally come full circle and have started a career in writing.

I may pop my clogs tomorrow, but I have managed one thing on my list of things to do before I die, writing and publishing a book.

I currently reside in the Republic of Cyprus with my wife and two mad English Springer Spaniels.

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Books

Living in Cyprus: 2017
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,120. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
In September 2018 it will be the 10th anniversary of my wife and I moving to Cyprus from Britain, with our two trusty dogs, Harvey and Holly. In that time I started writing about what life is like as a Brit living in Cyprus. Today I publish my fifth book in the series, Living in Cyprus. In more than five years of writing about Cyprus I would never have believed how popular these books would be. Ev
Living in Cyprus: 2016
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,810. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Ever wondered what it's like to live as an expat in a foreign society? To live an experience that is essential so different to what you were brought up in, that sometimes life doesn't make a lot of sense. Tom Kane, an Englishman, has lived in Cyprus for ten years and been blogging about his experience of Living in Cyprus for many years. This is his 4th of five books dedicated to his musings.
Living in Cyprus: 2015
Price: Free! Words: 16,430. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
This is the third installment in Tom Kane's Living in Cyprus series, the musings of an ex-pat living in Cyprus. Living in Cyprus: 2013 has been available for a while and the 2nd volume in the series. The first volume was so successful, the musings from 2014 soon followed suit.
Living in Cyprus: 2014
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,790. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
This is the second installment in Tom Kane's Living in Cyprus series, the musings of an ex-pat living in Cyprus.
Living in Cyprus
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,690. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Tom Kane has been blogging about Cyprus for many years and in this book we go from pornographic beer adverts to the island going broke, from Spy planes to flying dogs and from snake charming to rescuing dogs from a raging bush fire. Irreverent and funny but always observant, Tom Kane takes you on a ride through the funny, sad and odd side of Cyprus.
An Indie Author Quick Guide to Blogging
Price: Free! Words: 8,610. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Blogging is the life blood for an Indie Author. The work you produce on your blog is a showcase to the world for your talent.
Hitler's Secret Atomic Bomb
Price: Free! Words: 5,120. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This book asks a simple question. Did Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party he led create an Atomic bomb during World War 2? If the answer is yes, could it have been used against the allies.
The Eternal Man
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 28,410. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A compilation of science fiction short stories and flash fiction.
Work From Home: Brother Embroidery
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 3,740. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Home-based businesses, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business and entrepreneurship
If you have ever wanted to be your own boss, then personalised embroidery is the way forward.
Diary of a Debt Collector
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,700. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Kim Darby needed a job. Her husband died suddenly and left her with huge debts, and she had herself and three young daughters to feed. Kim saw an ad in a newspaper and within 24 hours she had a job. But all was not what it seemed... Authors: Tom Kane & Kim Darby
Operation Werwolf
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 62,810. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
At the end of World War 2 Winston Churchill dispatches an SOE team into Austria to search for German military secrets. What they find leaves them with less than forty-eight hours to save London from becoming a nuclear wasteland. Using technology in its infancy, the SOE group must fight their way to the Nazi's Redoubt in order to stop Hitler's victory.

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Smashwords book reviews by Tom Kane

  • Light and Breezy Summer Shorts on Aug. 02, 2013

    Well written and beautifully observed, particularly the story about Harry the Springer Spaniel, reminded me so much of my Harvey.