Eric Jeitner


Eric Jeitner is a writer and librarian. His fiction is somewhat difficult to categorize. He lives in Philadelphia, PA with his wife and cat.

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Notes on a Screenplan
Price: Free! Words: 1,060. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short manifesto that proposes a new approach to the screenplay format.
The Dark Outside
Price: Free! Words: 43,500. Language: American English. Published: March 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Two refugees staying alive through mutual silence. A group of strangers on an enigmatic hunt through a dangerous wilderness. A world-weary police detective looking for the origins of violence. The Dark Outside presents fifteen forays into surreal places and weird landscapes. Ideal reading for the the obsessive, paranoid, and discerning individual.

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Eric Jeitner's favorite authors on Smashwords

Edward McLaughlin
Latest book: A Germ of Hope: Poems, 2001-2015. Published June 23, 2015. (5.00 from 3 reviews)
Mark Saxer
Latest book: The Big Mark. Published September 23, 2017.

Smashwords book reviews by Eric Jeitner

  • In A Season Of Dead Weather on June 26, 2013

    This was a very good collection of weird fiction tales. The style, themes, and sense of subdued horror remind me a little of Thomas Ligotti. Though all were well-written stories, I was particularly impressed by "Lamia Dance."
  • Revenge in a Clockwork Universe on Sep. 06, 2013

    This is an incredibly well-written and humorous short. The peacock would easily make my list of Top 100 Literary Characters, if I actually had a list of the top 100 literary characters. You: Download it now.
  • In Extremis on June 25, 2014

    This story makes for an interesting take on the zombie subgenre. It blends some classic elements with a novel twist on religiosity. If you're a fan of zombie fiction, try this one out.
  • An Apotheosis on June 30, 2014

    An entertaining, well-written story, with great use of character dissonance. Exceptionally funny, too; filled with wry humor. Download this one right now and enjoy it.
  • Exit Nothing on July 07, 2014

    An engaging read. I like the non-chronological drift of the narrative and the direct, sometimes terse voice of the narrator. A very flawed, very believable character.
  • Mixed Media on April 21, 2015

    A nicely executed story. I especially enjoyed the well-written dialogue; a good blend of wit and nuance. And the strange central concept played out well through the narrative. Worth reading.
  • A Germ of Hope: Poems, 2001-2015 on June 25, 2015

    These excellent poems are candid, genuine expressions of humanity. With clear and direct language, the poet explores the joyful nuances and deep fears that make up our everyday lives. These poems speak to the gut and to memory and to the feelings that make us human.
  • A Delusion Come True on Sep. 21, 2015

    A great collection of strange and surreal stories. The first story (my favorite of the collection) will quickly draw you into convoluted theories and perplexing, questionable characters that act as the dizzying struts and witty pillars in this house of shards. Well worth the light cost of entry.
  • In Search Of and Others on May 13, 2016

    An excellent collection of short fiction. Sharply written, these stories have a mature sophistication and an air of darkness, but simultaneously balance those qualities with some playful aspect of childhood that still bears a sense of wonder in the face of the inexplicable and unknown. It's especially nice that some stories are accompanied by the illustrations that inspired them. I was sold on this book after reading only the author's introduction, in which he cites some seeds of inspiration from childhood: library books on the paranormal, old Bigfoot documentaries, and the 1970's TV show In Search Of... If thoughts of these give rise to fond nostalgia, you'll definitely find a familiar kinship in this book.