Eddie Lay


I married my wife Sandy in 1969. We have three children and 9 grandchildren. I was a combat cinamatographer in the US Army. I wrote a weekly article in our local newspaper and was a professional photographer for 20 years closing my studio in 1988. I was one of two writers for a weekly childrens video titled Kidzcan, and in 2006 saw my Mystery of the Hats story published in paper back.I retired from Ford Motor Company in 2000. Now I am an ebook author.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
When our granddaughter was small she loved all kinds of hats, so when my wife or I saw an unusual one we would say "that's a Hannah Hat." I thought that would be a great title of a book.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
When my first book was published in in paperback in 2006 it sold for $12.95, and I received .48 for writing it. I didn't think this was quite fair, because it's not easy to write a book and it a long time. Now the price is much lower, but I get 70%.
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Where to find Eddie Lay online


Hannah's Hats
Series: Super Sleuths Inc. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,260. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Two teen girls and an elderly neighbor accidently uncover a murder, deceit, and an enormous secret. First book of a series.
Mooses' Don't Fly
Price: Free! Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
When Mortimer Moose tries to fly with Santa Claus on Christmas Eve he is met with prejudice. He has to overcome this, and is faced with a dilemma in which he has to make the correct decision in order to make his dream come true.
The Mulligan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,450. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Joe parish finds himslef in Heaven and panics because his eight year old daughter is now an orphan and is being raised by a less than desireable aunt. His request to return to her is refused until a mistake is discovered. He is granted a mulligan, and he discovers a secret his daughter is hiding, finds love, and a new friend.
Why Do Hummingbirds Humm?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Nature, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies
This is a guide to attracting hummingbirds to your yard. It gives advice not only on attracting them but also on caring for them. The author's advice is based on several years of experience working with hummingbirds.

Eddie Lay's tag cloud

after life    angel    animal    bird    christmas    christmas eve    dead    death    elf    flower    garden    golf    heaven    hobby    humming    love    mystery    mystery action teens    mystery amateur female sleuth    mystery amateur sleuths    nature    nectur    north pole    ornithology    pets    reindeer    romance    santa claus    sleigh barn    toy shop    wing    yard   

Smashwords book reviews by Eddie Lay

  • Bubble Trouble on May 18, 2011

    It is difficult to write in ryme and make it work but it does in this delightful book.