Henry Arthur


I have been a grease monkey and gas pumper in old time gas station; powder monkey: mine worker delivering dynamite to other miners; peach picker; radio location finding specialist in Air Force; radio tech for private industrial research; bookkeeper; CPA and Attorney. In real life I saw many interesting and some terrible things. This real life experience was enhanced by the "virtual reality" experiences gained with my imagination and novels. I have always loved novels, starting with comic books in the orphanage, lots of sci-fi in teens; plus Steinbeck, Twain, Dickens, Niven, Pohl, Faulkner, Dahl and a myriad of others. All of this experience was called upon and led me into writing this novel, which I hope is only the first. Reader comments, pro and con will help. Pro comments will help motivate me to continue while negative comments can show me where I can improve, also adding to my motivation.
Total silence may turn off whatever creative juices this old body has so please comment.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I think of some situation and how people who are in it might logically respond. Then I let events, including conversations, let me know how they would happen from what I wrote before that event. If I run into a snag. I had one that lasted 3 years, I let it simmer in the background until, viola, a solution comes. It may be emphasis in another area of possibilities for the characters or events.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Not the first. Steinbeck probably had the most impact with his Grapes of wrath. Heinlein with his Stranger in a Strange Land; Orson Welles "Time Machine" each had different effects, the first of hope for humanity in the long run, despair with our xenophobia, and the Time Machine with wonder at technological advances in general as I read it at an age where anything seemed possible.
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Greek Gods Return: Wealth Disparity Solution
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,720. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Archeologists signal Greek gods who return and are updated on status of humanity which they had feared would be extinct. Gods give three people super-powers; call dead people as witnesses in investigation of Yahweh. Meals fit for the gods are enjoyed. Battles between super-heros and soldiers and jets and destruction of all nuclear weapons by gods or "angels" is complete. Wealth disparity solved.
Words From Your Grandparents
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,780. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Economic policy, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Grandparenting
Comments and guidance on everything that matters from someone over 80. Read, enjoy what you like.

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  • Republican Manifesto on May 29, 2016
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    Well written, cover not the best - maybe. Very literate satire with the concepts very much the opposite of those following Trump. Title could possibly be "Trumpist party M..." or Tea Party Ma....as writer does not consider the Republican beliefs of our founders, Lincoln and President T.Roosevelt. see speech of latter made August 31,1910 avail. with a internet search. Also see quotes from it in Greek Gods Return:Wealth Disparity Solution. Maybe Mr. Kumar has given up the idea that voters will take their country back but I still hope. It is very stimulating almost Swiftean, satire.One of best reads that I have had in a while.