Irene P. Smith


Irene Smith has been a writer who programs and a programmer who writes for most of her adult life. She is a former contributing editor to PC Techniques Magazine and has written programming articles for PC Techniques, PC Hands On, and CodeWorks. Irene's fiction has been published on various web-zines and in print.

As a Technical Writer, she has written programmer's documentation for Microsoft Corporation and, as a contractor, for Google, Inc. Among her programming credits, Irene includes the game collections: Casino Nights, Dice Games, and Solitaire. Appropriately for a story teller, Irene has a BS in Information Technology with a concentration in Software Development.

Irene lives in New York State, about 2.5 hours from New York City by train, with her husband and son.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I love the concept of DIY. I get a lot of pleasure out of creating things "from scratch" and computers and I have always gotten along, so it just seemed right that when I had close to 50 short stories, the next step would be to publish them myself. I only regret that I put it off so long.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
That's a tough question. I love telling stories. I love when my characters take on a life of their own. But I think the best part of writing, the most joyful, is when someone has read one of my stories and then describes it to me with the same enthusiasm that would usually be reserved for describing a best friend. I feel the same way about Oz and Middle Earth, and it's exactly why I began to write in the first place.
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Smashwords book reviews by Irene P. Smith

  • A Woman Alive: Fantasy on July 14, 2015

    Total and complete fantasy--and that is a good thing. Short enough to read in one sitting (and you will certainly want to!) the story is complete and yet makes you wan to know more about the characters. I look forward to the sequel.
  • A Zenless Ken on Feb. 17, 2019

    To say that A Zenless Ken is unusual is putting it mildly. I enjoyed the author's voice in telling this story and it certainly made me think about There's something about the story (or stories) in this book that makes me want to read faster so I can find out where it all leads. I am not going to give anything away though. You should read the book yourself. Just keep an open mind. I have not read the first book in the series so I can't place this story into any sort of context with the first, but I enjoyed reading it and look forward to reading the first and third books in the series.