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.
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.
Published: February 19, 2014.
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.
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.
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.