Crugi Smear is an independent London-based writer who strongly believes in the power of the internet, coffee, and long intermittent writing sessions. He is currently working on a second short story collection.
When did you first start writing?
In elementary school, like almost everybody else.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It is the product of PTSD caused by 10 years of living in Babylon, London that is. Since I keep writing, it may be that I'm not cured yet.
SMEAR! Vol I recounts some of the events in the life of Roger Prandelli, a compassionate multi-faceted individual who confronts his own defeats with zany, dark humour, but never despair. The insanity of the modern world is presented with a fast narrative pace that is every bit as deranged and hilarious as a work by Bukowski or Vonnegut.