Edward Mullen


Edward Mullen is an author, blogger, and podcaster from Vancouver, Canada who is perhaps best known for his debut novel, THE ART OF THE HUSTLE and his techno-thriller series PRODIGY.

Born and raised in beautiful British Columbia, Edward developed a love for the wilderness. This love, combined with an innate curiosity about all things, eventually spawned a healthy imagination for storytelling. He continued to follow his natural passion all the way through to university. Despite spending a lot of his time indoors writing, Edward continues to enjoy the outdoors. He is an avid tennis player, mountain biker, snowboarder, runner, and traveller.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Like most people, I live to be happy, and one of the things that makes me happy is being creative. Whether it's through a blog, story, podcast, video, or whatever, each day presents an opportunity for me to create something. Life is like a board game, and board games are the most fun when it's your turn and you're winning. So each day I wake up, it feels like it's my turn, I get to roll the dice and move my token a step ahead.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book just came out in October 2013 and it's called Prodigy. It's set a hundred years in the future and focuses on a genius girl named Alex.

It came about in two ways:

First, I wanted to write a novel that was drastically different than my first book. Before sitting down to write it, I had already decided to pursue a career in writing. I had written one novel called The Art of the Hustle, which is a rags-to-riches tale based on my life. I figured if I wanted to pursue a career in writing and take myself seriously as a writer, I should be able to write about stuff I know nothing about. So I deliberately handicapped myself as a challenge just to see if I could do it. I made the protagonist female, gave her a form of autism called synesthesia, and set it 100 years in the future. The book was much more challenging to write, but I pulled it off. So far the reviews are even better than my first book.

The second story behind this book is that at the time, I just bought an iPhone and was so impressed with it. I loved the idea that you could carry around so much information in your pocket. I then asked myself, if this phone exists now, what will they have a 100 years from now? I came to the inevitable conclusion that information would be downloaded directly into a person's brain. And if that's true, I then asked what would that do to society? So that's the setting of Prodigy — brilliant people in a hyper-advanced society.
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Where to find Edward Mullen online


Price: Free! Words: 69,950. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
In a hyper-connected world where every move is tracked and even predicted, nine strangers must figure out how to stop a group of anonymous hackers who have taken over the world's government.
I am Rome
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,010. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Seventeen-year old pizza delivery boy Joe Smith lived a simple life. He had a bike, a job, and a crush on a girl, but that was about to change.
The Art of the Hustle 2
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,400. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Business
Equipped with a new perspective and lease on life, billionaire prodigy Trevor Morrison returns to his roots to take on the greatest challenge he has yet to face.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,280. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The king of sci-fi thrillers, Edward Mullen delivers with Eden — a story about a young couple who travel to Europe and discover they are the last two people on the planet.
The Set-Up
Price: Free! Words: 2,460. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(1.00 from 1 review)
This is a work of flash fiction specially commissioned by USA Network and was inspired by the upcoming TV series event DIG.
Oak Ridge
Price: Free! Words: 10,790. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(1.00 from 1 review)
An unexplained phenomenon baffles the small town of Oak Ridge as several townspeople who were previously thought to be dead have suddenly returned. When others go missing, the town becomes divided as people blame the returned for the mysterious disappearances.
Prodigy Returns (Book 3)
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 64,120. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The highly anticipated third book in the cult-classic Prodigy trilogy!
Prodigy Eternal (Book 2)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,280. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Sheathed in the undercurrent of Tokyo, Alexandra Gray has become close with a group of rogue hackers who offer her a chance to escape the burdens of fame as she struggles with being the symbol of hope for humanity.
The Secret Manuscript
Price: Free! Words: 65,440. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(1.00 from 1 review)
The Secret Manuscript is a riveting tale about a broken human spirit triumphing in the face of adversity, by any means necessary.
How to Write A Novel
Price: Free! Words: 25,490. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
A quick and easy guide outlining my writing process from planning to execution. It includes chapters on writing tips, advice, examples, and lots more.
Illicit Behaviour
Price: Free! Words: 8,430. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
An aspiring writer finds sudden inspiration for his latest project after watching a documentary on government corruption. After working tirelessly to complete the story, he becomes paranoid that his fiction tale may turn out to parallel his own life.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 62,460. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
(5.00 from 1 review)
The highly anticipated second novel from Edward Mullen - author of The Art of the Hustle, and Destiny and Free Will.
Destiny and Free Will
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,550. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Free will & determinism
DESTINY AND FREE WILL is about the choices we make, the people we interact with, and the events that unfold in our lives. It explores the simple belief that everything happens for a reason and attempts to unravel some of the universe's grandest mysteries like: What is the meaning of life? Is there a God? and Why do certain events happen in my life?
Price: Free! Words: 7,170. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
A young couple who are down on their luck, come across a large sum of money. Just when they think all their problems have been solved, a new set of problems present themselves.
The Drowning of Scott McGee
Price: Free! Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Three friends experience tragedy on a camping trip. For years, Kevin and his friends had an annual tradition to go camping during the May long weekend at Shuswap Lake. But one year everything changed.
Beginner's Guide to Trading Stocks
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,560. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Stock market investing
A clear and concise guide for any person wanting to gain an understanding into the world of online stock trading. You will learn the lingo, be shown examples, charts, strategies, commonly used websites, and more!
The Art of the Hustle
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 90,330. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Edward Mullen's debut novel, The Art of the Hustle, available in print and ebook. A true underdog tale is told in The Art of the Hustle. Self-made billionaire, Trevor Morrison, recounts his life from being a poor kid from a small town to creating one of the largest companies in the world, all before his 30th birthday.

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