John Gardner

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Writing is a passion, as are photography and music, they have defined much of my life. After spending many years in Television and Broadcasting I needed to change direction and began a second career as a Business Mentor and Strategist. Throughout this part of my career I was constantly struck at how badly most people dealt with stress. Many didn’t even recognize they were constantly living under the destructive power of stress. That's what gave me the impetus to write my first book.

Since then I have written ten other 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 we moved at an early age to Scotland. Both my parents were Scottish and there was work for my engineering dad near Glasgow so we moved. They also believed that Scottish education was better than the Sassenach version! Growing up in Scotland made me straightforward with a tough edge. It also helped develop my sense of humour. The Scots love fun and banter.
When did you first start writing?
Aged about nine. At school I was fortunate enough to be encouraged by my teacher. We would get a one page composition to complete on a given subject but I always wrote two or three pages. Then I started to fill jotters!
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The Rutting Pig
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,690. 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
Price: $4.99 USD. 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?


The Lefirt Diaries One
Price: $9.95 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.
Gardner's World
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 28,440. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
The greed creed is driving humanity towards a very dangerous future. We need to stop and take a long hard look at what is happening and what we are being driven towards. Two and a half thousand years ago the great philosophers showed us a way to live based on love, respect and empathy. Maybe it’s time for humans to evolve and accept those principles as our best option for survival.
Be Happy.
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 35,640. Language: British English. Published: October 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Stress Management
This book should be in the library of every university, business, school and government office in the English speaking world. Would you like to wake up each morning feeling happy? A day without that horrible feeling of stress? Feeling like life was worth it? You can. Be Happy is your passport to happiness.
Stress - The Profit Killer
Price: $6.99 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: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,300. 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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