Jim Walker

Biography

Most of my writing centers around the West Coast of Canada, my love for the Rockies and travel. My books reflect the unusual and the exciting one can discover in the most mundane.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
For me writing is my bliss. Being able to share my thoughts, ideas and passions with a wider world without having to subscribe to whatever is currently trendy gives (me) a sense of tremendous freedom. If someone is willing to make the effort to download, read and, perhaps, pay a little for my work that pleases me. But more importantly, it is a way of bringing pleasure to a wider world.
I believe that it would be hypocritical for anyone to say that they would not like to be published in a 'traditional' fashion, however being an indie author does give one a measure of freedom. It is a scary thing to put one's self out there, which is part of the freedom. The reward is that people will actually try what you have to say.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Success can be defined as feeling your bliss. Smashwords provides a platform for that feeling by way of making an author's words available to a wider audience. My work does not necessarily fit into literary or genre publishing, especially in Canada. Here is a platform like the early days of Gutenberg that brings one around to a true marketplace. We put our work up there, hopefully it is the best we are able to produce, and readers will decide whether they wish to download it. Success, via Smashwords is the fact that I can look at the Dashboard and see that people are actually reading and hopefully enjoying my stories.
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Books

Wild Card
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,580. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The McLeod's simple life is all but destroyed after Art's accident. They discover a way out of their mess that takes them to Las Vegas only to become embroiled with gangsters, bomb plots and a man bent on any means to get into the White House. The couple truly become a 'Wild Card' as they struggle to free themselves, save their lives, their friends and possibly tens of thousands on the Strip.
Rover Mars
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,880. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A manned expedition to Mars nearing the end of its journey encounters a nuclear submarine that mysteriously appears on the planet. It is up to the crew of the Victoria Rover to undertake a rescue and avert both an international and interplanetary tragedy.
Rover Flight
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 144,160. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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When the World is closing in and all the villains are at your door, your only escape is the ultimate road trip to the stars. Peter Taylor, his wife Sandy and their companions, Christine and Mike take a beat-up motor home on a visit to the International Space Station. What was to be a publicity stunt turns into a rescue mission. A fable of adventure, romance and the Pacific Northwest.
Nordquist's Folly
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,190. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
In a world of hurt, you can find love in the most unexpected places. A short comedy of loss and redemption.

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