Lee Gunnell


English writer from London. Mixes animal welfare with philosophy and humour.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up as part of a large family in council housing and a broken home, in North-West London. Both my parents were unemployed, which left clothing and food at a minimum, and holidays of any form non-existent.

Primarily, this has influenced my writing in many ways. The main aspect however, is it has unintentionally made me realise how a persons wealth - while important in terms of financial stability, is less important in relation to their kindness, decency, and empathy towards fellow human beings. It has also made me appreciate the simple beauty of life, and perhaps allowed me to be a more original writer, as there was zero influence or interest in my attempts to become one.
When did you first start writing?
As a guitar player, I started writing songs for myself as a teenager. This slowly progressed over the years to sitcom scripts, feature length screenplays, short films, periodicals, and of course my book, Our Human Labyrinth. I am a firm believer in the progress which comes from hard work, so each different form of writing has helped me in many various ways.
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Where to find Lee Gunnell online

Where to buy in print


Moments in Perpetual Motion
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,020. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy, Nonfiction » New Age » Spiritualism
Moments in Perpetual Motion, is a collection of light and engaging philosophical tales; both fiction and non-fiction, designed to offer an alternate view toward varying aspects of existence on planet Earth.
All the Little Animals; an Inspirational Collection of True Pet Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,710. Language: British English. Published: April 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Animals, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
All the Little Animals is an inspirational collection of real-life accounts describing the spiritual, life affirming magic of the animal kingdom; and those whose care and concern keeps them warm and regarded on a daily basis. A book about those walking, living works of art; whose value we often take for granted.
31 Ways to Improve your Days
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,450. Language: British English. Published: September 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Mind & Body
31 Ways To Improve Your Days is a unique blend of raw, witty comedy, social psychology, and fresh philosophy; in the page turning form of a self-help guide. An intelligent book for curious souls who enjoy the gift of laughter, and can appreciate thoughtful ideas of a spiritual nature. Within the pages contains a month's worth of simple, cost-free and effective methods, for personal growth.
Our Human Labyrinth
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 94,390. Language: British English. Published: May 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy, Nonfiction » Psychology » Theory
Our Human Labyrinth is the story of survival versus social communication; lost within a self-contained maze, commonly known as civilization. A journey through history - as much as a journey within ourselves: the book explores concepts of how and why structures of accepted illusion are created by the few, and the distorted effect it has upon reality, for the many…

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