Ian Kidd

Biography

I grew up in South Yorkshire, England, before emigrating to South Australia at the age of sixteen. My writing ambitions began as a child, when I became notorious in my class for writing short horror stories that would probably have them calling in the child psychologists nowadays! I have written everything from non-fiction ebooks to published short fiction, and served as script editor on two proposed horror feature film scripts for an LA based director. In terms of fiction I have written more than a hundred and twenty novellas, most of which will become available to purchase as e-books over the coming weeks and months.

I still live in Queensland, where I work as a freelance writer.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I have been writing since I was a little kid. It has always been something that I really wanted to do.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I decided to go the indie publishing route for a number of reasons. One of the main ones was because of how few publishing companies will even look at unsolicited manuscripts or unrepresented authors these days, it is also a fact that a lot of my writing is fairly quirky and different - my "Ian's Gang" series is a curious mix of genres and also plays out in a slightly odd format for a series - and rather than keep bashing against walls and trying to fit a square peg into a round hole it made sense to take charge and do it myself.
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Books

Ian's Gang - Sibling Rivalry
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,490. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Commander Fae Dupont arrives to take charge of Maltby Army Base, only to be immediately plunged into a shocking murder case that leads to a deadly final confrontation between Ian's Gang and one of their oldest enemies.
Ian's Gang - Warped
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,850. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Banix is flung into a parallel universe where vampires rule the Earth and, er, all manner of odd things go on.
Ian's Gang - Black Wednesday
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: Free! Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Rebecca keeps living the same morning over and over again – the morning she and the rest of Ian’s Gang are all brutally murdered.
Ian's Gang - Heaven's Gate
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: Free! Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Ian's Gang make a shock discovery about the true nature of the mysterious monks trying to kill young Kate Shaw - while the evil sorcerer Larry realises an even more surprising truth about the true nature of Heaven itself.
Ian's Gang - Homecoming
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,460. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Matthew Parker, Robert Stevens and Claire Braithwaite's return home to Zerroff is marred by a series of bizarre murders somehow linked to their childhood.
Ian's Gang - One Threw Up In The Cuckoo's Nest
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,550. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Disgraced former Ian's Gang member and recovering mental patient Robert Stevens begins to suspect that a sanity-sucking demon may be stalking the corridors of his psychiatric hospital.
Ian's Gang - House of Cards
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,620. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Ian's Gang prepare to make their move against the corrupt ruler of Matadon - unaware that time is running out. A conspiracy nearly a decade in the making is reaching its final apotheosis - and it may already be too late to prevent universal domination.
Ian's Gang - Doublecross
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: Free! Words: 7,000. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Ian's Gang are about to discover just who is trying to kill notorious fugitives Elin Moodysson and Rebecka Liedeberg, and why - and the answer could send shock waves throughout the entire universe.
Ian's Gang - The Official Story Guide
Price: Free! Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Want to get into the exciting sci-fi adventure series "Ian's Gang" but don't know where to start? This easy to read guide details each story season by season, story by story, providing you with the perfect chronological look at the thrilling series that is currently in its eleventh amazing season. Start from the beginning or jump in by character or story arc - it's up to you!
Ian's Gang - Identity
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,090. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Horror » General
In the small English village of Stoney Mead, something is turning ordinary people into monsters.
Ian's Gang - A Winter's Tale
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,200. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
For fugitives Elin Moodyson and Rebecka Liedeberg, the isolated country cottage that was supposed to be their perfect "safehouse" could be about to become their tomb.
Ian's Gang - With My Little Eye
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,230. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Notorious "intergalactic troublemaker" Rebecka Liedeberg arrives at Ian's Gang Base, desperate for help. Someone wants her and her equally notorious associate Elin Moodysson dead - and is willing to go to any lengths to achieve their goal.
Ian's Gang - The Flying Dutchman
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,030. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Romance » Gothic
An impossible plane arrives at Manchester Airport, carrying an even more impossible passenger.
Ian's Gang - On The Line
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,750. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Claire Braithwaite begins receiving threatening phone calls from a serial killer - a serial killer who's been dead for twenty years
Ian's Gang - Brotherly Love
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,590. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In order to prevent a potentially catastrophic terrorist attack, Ian Williams is forced into impersonating his own evil twin brother.
Ian's Gang - The End of the World
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,010. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
An evil billionaire businessman comes back from the dead. An innocent young girl brutally murders her boyfriend in cold blood - and then has no memory of the crime. A young woman has an incredible story to tell about death and time travel. Somehow all these events are connected - and Ian's Gang need to put the pieces together before it's too late to prevent the end of human life on Earth...
Ian's Gang - Loyalty
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,780. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
After seven years, startling new evidence sees the Carol Braithwaite murder case suddenly and unexpectedly reopened - and for Matthew Parker, the investigation is coming a little too close to home...
Ian's Gang - Damned
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,980. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A massacre in a small English village lands Ian's Gang right in the middle of a Biblical battlefield.
Ian's Gang - Lone Wolf
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,260. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
A series of fatal animal attacks send Ian's Gang back to ex-gang member Dean Jones' home town of Ismilton, where they unravel an army cover-up and a terrible secret.
Ian's Gang - Conspiracy Theory
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,470. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Earth is set to stage its second attempt at a Universal Conference - cue an assassination attempt on King William Inkamaya. The capture of the would-be assassin, Special Squadron agent Paul French, proves to be far from the end of the matter however. Paul has a story to tell - a story that, if true, could not only put Ian's Gang on the wrong side of the law but change their lives forever...
Ian's Gang - Pretty Grim
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,560. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A series of mysterious deaths in a small country town set Ian's Gang on a confrontation course with the Grim Reaper himself...
Ian's Gang - An Instinct For Murder
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,880. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Horror » Crime
Maltby is rocked by several series' of brutal murders apparently committed by completely unrelated serial killers. How and why has Maltby suddenly become the place to be for a variety of crazed psychopaths? Ian's Gang's attempts to investigate brings them into conflict with Maltby's antagonistic new Army Commander, John Hawkins, but the killings are about to strike very close to home..
Ian's Gang - Morton Clavell
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 43,380. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In the gripping premiere to Season 4 of "Ian's Gang", Matthew Parker is investigating disappearances and various other strange happenings at an isolated and extremely bizarre boarding school in deepest, darkest Australia - a place that was once home to a cannibalistic serial killer.
Ian's Gang - War Zone
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,680. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Maltby is set to host Earth's first Annual Universal Conference - cue an attack by anti-alien terrorists. Commander Wilburts find himself in the front line of a deadly conspiracy that may reach far higher than he could ever have guessed. Meanwhile Steve Botham begins his new life in the colony of Tru'fa, New Assessis - only to find conspiracies are as universal as murder.
Ian's Gang - Army
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,550. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Business executive Jonathan Chase has an unfortunate habit of having his enemies die very nasty deaths - via killer insects...
Ian's Gang - That Child Of Mine
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,920. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Philip Vasquez is assigned to protect a young woman from the rapist father of her child, a task he regards as a cinch. But neither the son or the father is entirely human...
Ian's Gang - Something Evil
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,900. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Innocent young lives are lost in a tragic accident in the small village of Stoney Mead. One of the victims is the sister of new Ian's Gang member Charlotte Smith - but upon returning home for her sister's funeral, she discovers the deaths may have been no accident and the entire town is in a grip of fear held by a group of sinister monks with unnatural powers...
Ian's Gang - Grip of the Spider
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,170. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Alien giant spider parasites attack the Earth, intent on devouring the entire population. This epic, apocalyptic horror tale is the 11th story in the Ian's Gang library.
Ian's Gang - Gang Warfare
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: Free! Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
There's a brutal gang war on the streets of Maltby, and Ian's Gang are about to get caught in the middle - with terrible consequences.
Ian's Gang - Sideways
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,460. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
When Ian Williams suddenly quits as leader of Ian's Gang, he hands the Gang over to the control of the enigmatic and sinister Rob Strather, while Robert Stevens finds himself literally in another world...
Ian's Gang - Witch's Brew
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: Free! Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
For the last few years three babies have been abducted in Maltby on Halloween, never to be seen again. Now it's Halloween once more...
Ian's Gang - The Wedding
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: Free! Words: 4,960. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Matthew Parker is somewhat surprised when his supposedly dead childhood sweetheart turns up alive and well. Needless to say, all is not as it seems - and the sound of wedding bells will be accompanied by the sound of gunfire.
Ian's Gang - The Orius Project
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,130. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
When all contact is lost with the base on the moon of Orius, Sarah Vasquez is among a scientific/military team sent to investigate.
Ian's Gang - On Satan's Bloody Claw
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,910. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult
Ian's Gang investigate a Satanic cult operating in Maltby - but are they getting into something much bigger than they could possibly imagine?
Ian's Gang - I, Spy
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,980. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Ian's Gang find themselves up against a pair of bewitching "intergalactic troublemakers" who delight in spying, espionage and double-crossing...
Ian's Gang - Now and Then
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,840. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Five years ago Ian's Gang investigated a series of brutal murders in Ackersville, USA. The killer was never caught and now he's back - with consequences that will change their lives forever...
Ian's Gang - Colony
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,480. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Ian's Gang take a trip to the colony of Tru'fa, New Assessis, where someone or something is preying on the unsuspecting populace.
Ian's Gang - The Harvest
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,810. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A cybernetic organism from space lands in Maltby - and begins converting the population.
Ian's Gang - Pike Dreams
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,120. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Rebecca Hall and Kathryn Thompson wake up one morning to find that the rest of the world has just... disappeared.
Ian's Gang - Vendetta
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,790. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
The psychopathic murderer known as Snyder is back from the dead, intent on vengeance, and Maltby will never be the same after this night...
Ian's Gang - The Dollhouse
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,490. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Philip Vasquez and Kathryn Thompson spend the night in a department store plagued by a series of bizarre thefts... and a murder.
Ian's Gang - Honour Thy Father
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,750. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
An expedition to the supposedly dead world of Assessis yields some surprising discoveries. The planet is now free of radiation and ripe for colonisation - and beneath the surface is a nuclear fall-out shelter come political prison, one of whom is still alive and whose existence will result in major ramifications for the entire universe... and Ian Williams in particular.
Ian's Gang - All Dead Now
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,770. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Philip Vasquez wakes up one morning to find the rest of Ian's Gang have all been brutally murdered - and he's prime suspect.
Ian's Gang - Hate and Fear
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,980. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
In the dramatic premiere of Season 3, an anti-alien group launches a series of terrorist attacks in Maltby, blowing up Ian's Gang Base and taking hostages in Maltby High School.
Ian's Gang - Hell On Earth
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,330. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Maia Boothey is out of the mental home, but she is far from back to normal. Black cats are on the increase in the village of Rosewood, as Chester Shaw's warnings of impending doom and revenge from beyond the grave begin to come true... Forces of Satanic evil are swirling, gaining strength, and an already fractured Ian's Gang are about to be put to the ultimate test ...
Ian's Gang - The Enemy Within
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,380. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
A bloodthirsty, shapeshifting "clone" is heading for Maltby, leaving a trail of death and destruction in its wake. Only the sinister General Barker knows the truth about the creature, and Commander Wilburts is determined to find it out - no matter what the cost. While an unexpected treachery from within Ian's Gang itself results in an unthinkable tragedy...
Ian's Gang - The Hob'Gon
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,730. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
A crazed old enemy is back on the streets as creatures from another dimension (Hell?) begin to enter our own. For the Boothey and Shaw families the past is coming back - to kill them...
Ian's Gang - Evil In The Night
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,330. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
A group of college girls, a cynical young private detective and Ian's Gang's Dean and Charlotte Jones are all heading to the small town of Morton Clavell - and into terrible danger. Because absolutely everyone in this unassuming little town has become homicidally insane - literally overnight...
Ian's Gang - Day of the Mosquitoes
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 14,810. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Ian's Gang have succeeded in their mission, and Earth has been accepted as part of the universal community. Now four years have passed and all is not well; Zakaria and Zerroff stand on the brink of war, Ian Williams apparently having gone insane, while on a remote moonbase, former Ian's Gang members Steve Botham and Philip Vasquez are about to discover a threat to the entire galaxy...
Ian's Gang - The Operation
Series: Ian's Gang. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The Assessis Occupation is at an end and the universe is free at last - or is it? Even as the celebrations begin, key members of Richtar's clone army are moving into position, ready to begin an operation to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. "The Operation" concludes the dramatic story arc that began in "The End" and continued through "Conflict of Interests'", "Slaughter" & "A New Hope".
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