John Gardner

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Writing is a passion, as are photography and music, they have defined much of my life. And the longer I live the more I reaIise life is an holistic experience. Everything is connected. The plants, the animal kingdom, birds, insects, humans, the air, the water all of it. I spent many years in television and broadcasting and as a business mentor where I treated the primary resource of every business, the people, as the greatest asset. I have been writing for most of my life and it took over. I have now written fourteen books with subjects ranging from stress, a new look at history, black comedy and some spicy bedtime stories.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Brighton but moved at an early age to Scotland. Both my parents were Scottish and there was work for my engineering dad near Glasgow. Growing up in Scotland made me straightforward with a tough edge. It also helped develop my sense of humour.
When did you first start writing?
Aged about nine. At school I was fortunate enough to be encouraged by my teacher.
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Where to find John Gardner online

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The Flying Scotsmen's Road Trip
A road trip of 6000 kms, round 6 European countries which we hope will inspire others, who face an uncertain future, to see a horizon. A future. We hope they will copy us and take a drive for life.

Shorties
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 33,730. Language: British English. Published: August 13, 2019 by John Gardner. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Something for everyone to help pass those idle moments when trapped in a train, bus, tube, airport.
Bedtime Stories
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 43,400. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2019 by John Gardner. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies
A trilogy to titilate and maybe even make you think. The characters are all people who might be living next door to you!
The Lord the Manor and the Murders
You set the price! Words: 40,070. Language: British English. Published: October 27, 2017 by John Gardner. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Lord Chessingham Harvey-Highmind, the product of a long line of murdering English nobles, wants a son and heir to protect the very substantial family fortune and continue the family traditions. All he has managed so far is a shifty, illegitimate son and an ugly duckling of a daughter. However, events unfold that catapult the family in an entirely unexpected direction.
Pleasure Mounds
You set the price! Words: 39,240. Language: British English. Published: October 14, 2017 by John Gardner. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Gerald Rawlings is a respected art teacher in a good school then life deals him a joker. He is hurled into the maelstrom of unimaginable acts by the breathy utterance of his young lover. Blackmailers appear and suddenly his life is out of control forcing him to resort to desperate measures to survive. Despite the catalogue of disasters enveloping him true love finds Gerald – but can it save him?

Books

The Stress Belief Paradox
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 36,620. Language: British English. Published: April 30, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Alternative therapies, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Stress Management
I believed that stress was a thing of the head brought about by the pressures of life, work or relationships but when I started to examine that concept it just did not stand up. After more than eighteen years researching the subject and examining the evidence I have come to a completely different understanding of what stress is and what causes it. And it will surprise you.
The Bizznis
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 25,890. Language: English (Scottish dialect). Published: March 21, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction
A raw, at times funny, tale in the vein of Irvine Welsh spanning twenty-four tragic hours in the lives of five people involved in the Scottish drugs scene.
Why 64 Million Frenchmen Are Wrong!
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 81,620. Language: British English. Published: December 7, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides
Nowhere, during all our research before moving to France, did we find any of the information contained in these pages. Publishers only publish books that conform to the lovely ‘lavender’ tradition and there is no point in asking a French person for information, as you will discover. So, here it is, the stuff nobody else tells you - until now - exposed and naked to the public eye.
The Conversation
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 18,740. Language: British English. Published: November 20, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Is life really as it seems? Does our past catch up with us? Can we always tell reality from dreaming? It’s a muddle that gets two arthritic old spooks reminiscing and yet fearing what they might remember. Which side of the mirror are they on? Nothing is as it seems and rule number one, trust no one.
Geoffrey Bolting (Slaughter of the Innocents)
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 43,610. Language: British English. Published: July 30, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Geoffrey Bolting, a librarian in his fifties, has much to his surprise become a successful writer. Netflix loved his very unconventional view of history and bought his books. But he’s unhappy with the idea of fame and struggling to stay in the same dimension as everyone else while the lovely Hettie helps and supports him. But is it time to call a halt? Will his latest book, Slaughter of the Inn
Open Your Eyes
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 33,530. Language: British English. Published: April 24, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Democracy
The shocking truth of democracy. It is an illusion not a reality. Its purpose is to protect the wealthy. How do governments worldwide that have assumed power never given to them by the electorate get away with it? This book explores the how, where, why and when of it. Some of it will amaze, shock and infuriate you. However, you are not powerless.
The Lefirt Diaries One
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 116,160. Language: British English. Published: March 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
Detective Sergeant Charlie Lefirt is a rangy, no nonsense loner. A clever, intuitive puzzle solver who rocks too many boats. As a result he is shuffled from pillar to post until his superiors kick him into the revolving door facing out. But Commander Hugh Royal needs his talents to head up a new special unit that takes Charlie into the disturbing world of sexual violence and murder.
Stress - The Profit Killer
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 12,010. Language: British English. Published: October 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management
This book should be on the shelves of every English speaking company in the world.
Conspiracy of Fire
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 15,600. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Geoffrey is a struggling middle-aged writer, a man on the edge. His wife walked out with their two children telling him he was a waste of space. But he has a story that might just be what agent Sylvia Cummings is looking for. An outrageous challenge to written history but will she take him seriously? Life has surprises in store for Geoffrey – if he lives.

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