Doug Shear


Doug Shear is a writer & performer who lives in Miami Florida in an old house surrounded by trees, plants, birds, lizards, squirrels & the occasional iguana.

His first book, Rhubarb Culture, was one of the first ever published in both paperback and Print on Demand. His first play, Saint Peter at the Gate, was produced in Toronto, Canada & Boca Raton, Florida.

His first wife still puts up with him.

Doug also wrote and performed, "A Loophole in Law of Karma" at the Life Out Loud event in Ybor City, Fl. and "Nitro and Glycerin" at the Actor's Playhouse in Coral Gables, Fl.

To blow off steam, he sometimes performs stand-up at seedy local clubs that he would never visit as a patron. Sometimes the audience loves him. Other times he bombs.

His work has also appeared in the Miami Herald, Miami New Times, and the Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine.

Smashwords Interview

What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Giving away free drugs with the purchase of my book The Marijuana Gods! seems to work.
Describe your desk
This antique desk belonged to my mother, who died at the age of 94. My wife and I stripped off the wallpaper she covered it with (sad but true), sanded the wood and stained it. Since it is so old, it's too small for today's chairs, so I can get under it with tips of my knees. Fortunately I have long arms.
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Where to find Doug Shear online

Where to buy in print


The Marijuana Gods
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,080. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Doug is a 17-year old hippie who sets off hitchhiking with Nixon, his closeted gay, openly black friend. They leave in search of a mythical, blissful commune, with no money and no map. Just a deep faith in the benevolence of the Marijuana Gods. Follow his quest for Utopia as he stumbles into the most notorious get-rich-quick scheme of the twentieth century.

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