Ian Wynne


Ian Wynne has worked as a journalist, magazine editor and publications manager. He was a news reporter in South Africa under anti-apartheid newspaper editor Donald Woods (who was featured in the movie Cry Freedom). He became a news editor then magazine deputy editor before emigrating to Australia, where he has worked in journalism, in public relations, as publications manager of a large university and later as publications manager at Amnesty International Australia. He was also editor of their Human Rights Defender magazine. Ian currently writes fiction and works part-time in media and communications. He has written four novels and a book of short stories. His first novel, The Pawn was set in South Africa during the apartheid era and won third prize in Australia's largest fiction competition. It was first published by Random House in 1989. Shadow by my side was published by Zeus Publishing in 2008, Gavel and The Seventh Vial have subsequently been published (along with his other works) online with Smashwords.

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The Seventh Vial
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 107,250. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Welcome to the world of genetic terrorism – a place where evil knows no boundaries.
Shadow by my side
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 47,180. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A hard-edged, contemporary look at friendship, love and overcoming adversity. Faith Trelawney is the glossy image of a successful graphic designer. But when Faith's carefully constructed world disintegrates it is time for her to revisit memories of the fishing village in which she grew up - memories of a time when there was only one constant, the love of Shadow, her wolf and protector.
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 39,730. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
From the warm shores of Australia's Moreton Bay to a storm-swept English pier and a barren South African hillside. Whatever the setting, nothing is quite as it seems in this collection of short fiction.
The Pawn
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 127,830. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The abduction of his daughter sends Paul Van Niekerk into a spiral of disintegration until a chance meeting gives him hope. His quest to find out what happened to his daughter drags him through the corrupt underbelly of South Africa's apartheid regime. The Pawn is about the passions, fear and greed that drive men to unspeakable acts. It is, equally, about the triumph of love and justice.
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 111,090. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Wildlife photographer Andrew Pringle stumbles into a world of corruption and violence as he tries to make sense of his brother's murder. Gavel is a story about forbidden passions, entrapment and a lust for power at the highest levels of Australian society.

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Smashwords book reviews by Ian Wynne

  • The Switch and the Soul on March 25, 2011

    Enjoyed it but the plot seemed to have a couple of minor glitches that broke my concentration. Much better than most I've sampled or read on online.
  • No Other Option on July 21, 2012

    A good read, thanks Marcus. As a fellow thriller writer with the surname Wynne I just had to give it a try. Like the way you got inside the bad guy's head! I will be reading more of your work! All the best Ian Wynne