Dean Sharples


Dean Sharples (Deano) has been writing and programming since the early 1990s. He has written numerous articles and tutorials for Atari ST diskzines such as Stosser, Power, ST+ and Atari Times. He has also written a number of fictional short stories. He is also a computer programmer who has written software for the BBC Micro, ZX Spectrum Atari ST, Amiga and PC. In 1993 he formed Silly Software and released a selection of titles for the Atari ST and Amiga. He is currently writing and programming on the PC and plans to release a number of works in the next few years.

Dean was born in Rochdale in England and now lives in Manchester in England. He lives with his wife Intan. He is a big fan of retro gaming and loves to play the games he was brought up with. He is also a practising Muslim.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I was very fond of the many books I read at school. The earliest ones I can remember were a set of books about pirates such as Rodrick the Red, Gregory the Green and Benjamin the Blue. I loved the idea of being able to escape into a different world where I could be anything I wanted to be.
How do you approach cover design?
I try to think of a catchy title and sub-title to capture the reader's attention. I also pay attention to finding a suitable picture that works with the book I write. I believe many people really do judge a book by its cover.
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Where to find Dean Sharples online


Home Business School
You set the price! Words: 8,260. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Home-based businesses
Basic information required for running a business from home using your computer and the Internet. This guide has no links to other websites but provides the foundations you need to know.
Spooky Tales
You set the price! Words: 11,110. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Six chilling ghost stories for your entertainment which include: THE WALLET: Jack Waite is a small time crook who attacks a man for his wallet. Taking the money he throws the wallet away thinking he can move on...but can he? THE PERFECT MURDER: A writer wants to get rid of his lazy co-writer who holds a secret over him. He plots the perfect murder but does it work for him?

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