Croyus

Biography

I've been alive for as long as I can remember. Before that, I don't remember. I've got 3 kids, 5 llamas, 4 goats, 5 dogs, 6 cats and a wife.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
Way back in the early 70's (I'm oldish), I remember sitting at my babysitter's dining room table, papers strewn about. On the pages, a tome of epic proportions was written. I lost myself in the characters, the adventure, the big lined paper. I'm not really sure what the story was about, but I remember I liked the buzz of getting lost creating something, tweaking it a little, and changing its whole meaning. It was cool.

Then I began to program in Pascal (Turbo Pascal, but that isn't that cool). I wrote analytical software for the Mayo Clinic. Each variable was a character. Each procedure was a scene. The collective was a novel that if one part changed, the plot (program) would fall apart. The rush of getting lost in a program was cool, but then they changed the syntax of the programming language. It drove me from programming in Java, Perl, or C++ into using English. The syntax is harder, but I know it's not going to change. Besides, add enough periods at the end of a sentence, and everything looks right. Until....
What's the story behind your first book?
Dad's Library Volume One: 27 Crappy Poems and Other Things to Read on the Toilet grew out of boredom while I was sitting on the toilet. I had my iPhone with me and needed a topic to fill the time. Thus, out of necessity, I wrote crappy poems about my poopy experience. I'm thinking my book has a large mark on it about it being in the bathroom, because it was all written in the bathroom. My muse does smell.
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Books

To Become the Collector
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,670. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Buy "To Become the Collector", the second book of last year's hit, "To Find the Collector." In book two, Cyris meets new humans, all with special powers. But none are as mysterious, and gruff, as the one they call Boss. The Boss holds a power which Cyris has never dreamed of having. But the Boss has other plans. The request the Boss proposes to Cyris would cure him of all the pain he feels...
To Find The Collector - Romance that lives beyond death
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,340. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Buy the first book in the Collector series: To Find the Collector Cyris is alone. He has collected powers from thousands of people for centuries; the last one was from the woman he loved. And now she is dead. And he is alone. To fill the time, he makes water into wine and drinks himself into a stupor. A drunk with infinite powers can hide for only so long before he draws some unwanted attention...
Dad's Library Volume One: 27 Crappy Poems and Other Things to Read on the Toilet
Series: Dad's Library, Volume 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,120. Language: American English. Published: September 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Poetry
What if you sat on the toilet every day and contemplated your life? Shouldn't you be entertained? The first volume of Dad's Library, 27 Crappy Poems and Other Things to Read on the Toilet, is just the distraction you need. Long enough to squeeze out a small turd, and short enough to be amused. All the poetry is 99% crappy, GUARANTEED! Laugh! Cry! Bear down! Crappy poems to crap to! Life is good!

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