Jeff Gardiner


Jeff Gardiner is a UK author, living in West Sussex.

'IGBOLAND' is a tale of passion and conflict set in Nigeria, during the Biafran War; published by Crooked Cat Books.

His contemporary novel, 'MYOPIA' explores the effects of bullying. Jerry has to use his imagination if he's to outwit the bullies that make his life such a misery; also published by Crooked Cat Books.

'TREADING ON DREAMS' is a contemporary novel about twenty-somethings learning about love, rejection, obsession, sex, drugs and rock'n'roll.

Jeff's book of short-stories, 'A GLIMPSE OF THE NUMINOUS', published by Eibonvale Press, contains horror, slipstream, humour and romance.

He has many stories published in various anthologies, magazines and e-zines.

Jeff also works as an editor and as a part-time teacher.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Nigeria but moved as a child to Yorkshire, England. Since then I've lived in Bedford, West London and am now in West Sussex.

My formative teenage years were spent in West London, which is wonderfully multicultural; where I lived had a village-feel to it with lots of friendly neighbours. Whilst I have an innate love for nature and wildlife, I do like to spend time in towns and cities, because family and friends are the most important part of my life.

My childhood is full of happy memories playing cricket; catching frogspawn and minnows in jars; walking on the Downs or visiting the Lake District; exploring London with all its museums and second-hand bookshops; and swimming in the sea on the south coast of England.
When did you first start writing?
I started taking writing seriously about ten years ago. I had a non-fiction work published and found some succes with articles and short-stories. I've always had a passion for reading and a desire to create my own worlds and stories. Being creative has become an essential part of my life now. I believe we all need to find a way of expressing our thoughts and feelings through the use of our imaginations. For some obscure reason the western world seems to prioritise practical intellect above creativity. How strange.
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Smashwords book reviews by Jeff Gardiner

  • A Life Less Lost on March 03, 2013

    This is a moving and uplifting account of a mother retaining her hope and faith whilst her incredibly courageous son is diagnosed with cancer. If you have been through anything like this, then ‘A Life Less Lost’ will be a source of comfort and inspiration to you. K.B. Walker also communicates how her Christian faith has given her strength. She does this in a way which is profound and personal, without ever becoming judgemental, alienating or ‘preachy’ She gets the balance just right. Reading this sensitive and powerful book, I feel amazed by what some people have to go through – and how those seemingly insurmountable obstacles faced in life can often strengthen rather than crush individuals.