Elizabeth Bent

Biography

NOTE: I've realized not everyone can afford to buy fiction and also, that some of the converted file formats of stories I upload may look all right in PDF formats but look weird in other formats. I apologize, and so I've made all my books either free, or "reader pays price" (for stories with adult situations or naughty bits). If you enjoy my work please write to me via my website and let me know! Thanks!

Incidentally, the Agent Diamond and Charming Guy stories are not really published in order- they can be read in any sequence.

Elizabeth Bent has a PhD in soil microbiology and has worked as a postdoctoral researcher since 2001. Her writing reflects both her whimsical sense of humour and her interest in the human psyche. She has published one science fiction novel ("Perigee") and is currently working on several other novels. She also writes comedy, fantasy and science fiction short stories.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I wrote was called "The Magic Chess Set", and as one may surmise, it was about the adventures of magical, living chess pieces. I wrote it when I was about eight years old. My first award for fiction was obtained when I was twelve, for a story about a fuzzy green alien on a planet filled with malevolent foodstuffs: "Fizzgig in the Land of the Edibles". Sadly, that story has been lost.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am a molecular microbial ecologist, and I own and run a scientific consulting, research and development company in addition to my full-time job. When I am not working (doing research or writing), I try to stay healthy (going for long walks or to the gym), and part of that consists of allowing myself to relax (long bubble baths, playing with cats at the Humane Society, reading silly things online or in print). I find that the process of writing can transport me away from daily existence to fun or exciting places, and I hope my readers are similarly transported.
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Where to find Elizabeth Bent online


Where to buy in print


Books

In Which No One Drinks a Pumpkin Spice Latte
Price: Free! Words: 1,170. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00)
Sven goes into Lucy's flower shop to retrieve his entry in a floral competition, and Lucy has far too many pumpkin spice latte coupons to give away. Apologies to Fox Entertainment.
In Which Our Heroine and Her Laser Cannon End a Relationship
Price: Free! Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.33)
A jilted lover decides to try to take revenge, and winds up learning a valuable lesson in this short fictional comedy.
The Icicle Maiden and the Spider King: Less Explicit Version
You set the price! Words: 7,820. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(5.00)
“The Icicle Maiden and the Spider King” is a comical fantasy story written for adults, though graphic language is omitted. Intala, the Icicle Maiden, and Tule, the Spider King, are both lonely, and can't stand one another. They decide to go on separate quests for True Love, each directed by the enigmatic talking cat Felicia. Felicia's scheming to bring them together has some unexpected results.
The Icicle Maiden and the Spider King: Being a Tale of Two Unlikely Quests for True Love
You set the price! Words: 8,670. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(5.00)
“The Icicle Maiden and the Spider King” is a comical fantasy story written for adults, as it contains adult humour. Intala, the Icicle Maiden, and Tule, the Spider King, are both lonely, and can't stand one another. They decide to go on separate quests for True Love, each directed by the enigmatic talking cat Felicia. Felicia's scheming to bring them together has some unexpected results.

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