Irene P. Smith

Biography

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 (a trip which provides her plenty of time to write) 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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Where to find Irene P. Smith online


Books

Dreams in Transit
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,070. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Dreams in Transit (Smashwords Edition) is an eclectic collection of very short stories. You will find Fantasy, Science Fiction, and even a ghost story or two. For example, you will find a story about hoarders in deep space, the magic of Christmas snow, and romance at the school play. None of the stories are over 2,000 words, the perfect length for reading when you have a few minutes to spare.

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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.