David Francis Jeffery


David Francis Jeffery is a writer living in Australia with his wife and daughter. He has a had a few things published here and there and has self-published two chapbooks and a literary magazine in the early '00's. He writes everyday but not everyday does he write something worthwhile.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I couldn't find anyone, either here in Australia, or overseas, who was interested in publishing my work. I had no other choice but to go independent.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It has allowed me to publish all my manuscripts and put them out there for others to assess, rather than letting them rust in a filing cabinet in the garage.
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A Numbing Wind
Price: Free! Words: 1,080. Language: Australian English. Published: July 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
A book of new, short poems, most of them barely stretching to three lines long.
The 12th Of April
Price: Free! Words: 1,820. Language: Australian English. Published: April 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
An exercise in collaboration, with my favourite Australian band.
The Man In The Floating House
Price: Free! Words: 21,120. Language: Australian English. Published: April 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history
Number 3 in the Particlism Novel series. A man leaves his family to live alone and contemplates why.
You're Going To Laugh At This
Price: Free! Words: 4,300. Language: Australian English. Published: November 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
(4.00 from 1 review)
A bunch of old stuff that's been rejected, combined with some new stuff from this year.
Minor Diversons
Price: Free! Words: 30,410. Language: Australian English. Published: May 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mashups
First book in my new experimental style that I am calling particlism. Inspired by Cubist artwork.
Letters to the Sunday Age
Price: Free! Words: 32,400. Language: Australian English. Published: January 4, 2016. Categories: Essay » Sociology
Letters to the editor of the Sunday Age from the period 2007 - 2015.
The Light Beside The Reading Chair Is Weeping
Price: Free! Words: 6,160. Language: Australian English. Published: June 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
An exercise in longform poetry. Some poems are longer than others but all of them I have attempted to go further than I usually do.
Falling Houses On A Tightrope Journey
Price: Free! Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
All new poems; the majority of which were written in 2014, between February and October.
Price: Free! Words: 5,920. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
A bunch of stuff that's been rejected; rescued and given another life.
The Cardboard Writings
Price: Free! Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
(4.00 from 1 review)
Short poems and prose written on the lids of take away containers, from the restaurant I used to work at.
Another 50 Haiku
Price: Free! Words: 640. Language: Australian English. Published: February 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
(5.00 from 1 review)
Not the traditional Japanese system, these are a system of my own devising.
The Host
Price: Free! Words: 20,120. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2014. Categories: Essay » Literature
An experiment in automatic writing, sleep deprivation and how much coffee one human can consume in one sitting. It turns out that the answer to that, is quite a lot. All mistakes left in. This is the complete, unedited manuscript.
Reporting From The Bombsite
Price: Free! Words: 3,870. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
Selected poems from 1999 up to and including 2013, though be warned, they are not in that order.
The Anti Book
Price: Free! Words: 8,800. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
A book of bits especially written to break all the rules of what a book should be.
Price: Free! Words: 8,770. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Categories: Essay » Sociology
Twenty explorations of hate and love, from the point of view of a man well versed in both.
The Unfulfilled
Price: Free! Words: 33,150. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Religious
Exploring the links between the Bible, alcoholism, friendship, love, hate, writing, guilt and redemption.
50 Haiku
Price: Free! Words: 790. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Not the traditional Japanese Haiku system, these are a system of my own devising.
There Is No Truth To The Rumour
Price: Free! Words: 8,010. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Modern Fables for a modern age. A timely reminder that not all fables will remain timeless.
Price: Free! Words: 17,600. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
The book to read when you don't have time to read a book. Flip open to any page and wile away those few minutes you have spare.

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  • Red Dragon on June 01, 2014

    A very good book of poetry. Obviously, English is your second, if not third language, and you still write better poetry than many native English speakers I've read. Please don't give up writing, keep going. I liked this very, very much.
  • Interpretations on Jan. 08, 2017

    At the risk of, not only sounding smug and self-satisfied, but also of shooting myself in the foot, I don't read much in the way of 'modern' poetry. And when I say 'modern,' I mean poetry written now. (As an aside, why then, would people read my poetry?) With this book, I really feel that I've been missing out on something. I tend not to read modern poetry, as it always comes across as very dry, extremely well written grammatically, but not actually saying anything. Not 'moving' me. This book does. It moves me in a way I haven't been moved since reading DH Lawrence. I had pictures in my mind at each poem; I had feelings from the writing; I had a smile on my face at each page. In other words, it spoke to me. This book is something I will remember. This author is one I will keep an eye on. 5 stars.
  • When Mahatma Gandhi Calls Blacks Lazy, Raw Kaffirs Was He Racist? Read Original Quotes from Gandhi on Race on July 30, 2018

    I downloaded this book quite a while ago and have only now, finally got around to reading it and I'm very glad I did. I will confess to not knowing much about Gandhi, except what propaganda has been fed to us but this short tome makes me want to explore a bit further. Written in an easy to read, spare style, the author explores her own feelings for Gandhi, before and after her own awakening to him. Offering quotes of the man's own writings and her own observations (after reading 49000 words of his own volumes!!) the writer makes a lucid case for her subject but also encourages you to come to your own conclusions, with your own reading. Highly recommended.