Alain Miles


I've spent much of my career in the Mid-East, where I worked as an HR consultant and successfully self-published and marketed business software. These days, back in the UK, I'm interested in battling unemployment, and I set up small businesses to show others how they can do the same.

Smashwords is an important publishing platform for my creative writing - because it allows me to retain total control over what I publish and what I charge for my work. I'm not planning to release print versions of the work published here.

My latest commercial venture combines my business and creative interests. I'm publishing other people's poetry - specifically 'words of inspiration' - as wall-art. Find out more at

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The Lebanese Troubles
Price: Free! Words: 82,290. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2010 by Rapscallion. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Life in this beautiful old city offered everything. Mediterranean sun just two hours away from mountain snow. Exciting new friends - a madcap American journalist and his exotic Palestinian girlfriend. For newcomers to Beirut, Richard and Claire Devine, there was no telling where the world ended and heaven began. Until fighting broke out in the suburbs - but surely that was somebody else's war..
Waiting For Orders
Price: Free! Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2010 by Rapscallion. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It started as a routine training mission in the desert. How was old Gray to know that he would end up changing history? In this short sharp satire, author Alain Miles reveals the truth about everything - science, religion, terrorism, climate-change, consumerism, and Wordsworth. To enjoy this product at its best, read it aloud in the style of a young Jack Nicholson.

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