Gene Hartley


Born in New Mexico. University of Texas degree

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
In 2014
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on the Texas/Mexico border. I believe in forces of good and evil and you will see it in my work. Reading books and watching movies with a dystopian view to me is a good reminder of how we DON'T want our future. But I haven't seen much stuff showing us how great our life CAN be. Read "The Road Not Taken." The Wiki page states "In 1961, Frost commented that “The Road Not Taken” is “a tricky poem, very tricky” implying that people generally misinterpret this poem as evidence of the benefit of free thinking and not following the crowd, while Frost’s intention was to comment about indecision and people finding meaning in inconsequential decisions" To me, both are important. We need to be free thinkers and not follow the mainstream media propaganda like mind numbed robots. And we should also get off our butts and take action, and forget about the small inconsequential things. The butterfly effect in chaos theory most of the time doesn't apply. Always keep your eye on the big stuff.
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The Big Change Vol 2
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 184,360. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
This is a fun adventure story full of surprises. And it has lots of science fiction. I get fairly technical in some parts which adds to the experience. And who knows, many of the predictions may actually come true. The story will make you laugh, cry, get angry, feel powerful, feel love, and believe there are invisible things out there that you really don't understand.
The Big Change
Price: Free! Words: 124,670. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
This entertaining story will forever change the way you look at your life. Frankly, I don't know why a book like this hasn't been written before. It's so obvious.

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