Elizabeth Bent

Biography

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 work as a consultant. When I am not working (doing research or writing), I try to stay healthy, and part of that consists of allowing myself to relax. 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

Books

In Which No One Drinks a Pumpkin Spice Latte
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,170. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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.
Fifty Shades of Easter
Series: The Adventures of Agent Diamond and Charming Guy. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,690. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Canadian superspies Agent Diamond and Charming Guy are back! This time they are present at an Easter egg decorating fundraiser when a crime is committed. It's up to our intrepid duo, with help from a few fetishists, to save the day. Despite the title, this is a very chaste story.
The Case of the Missing Sapphire
Series: The Adventures of Agent Diamond and Charming Guy. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
This is the fourth story in the comedy series featuring Canadian superspies Agent Diamond and Charming Guy. In this tale, Agent Diamond is pressed into catsitting an extremely difficult cat, and manages to solve a crime while doing so.
In Which Our Heroine and Her Laser Cannon End a Relationship
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A jilted lover decides to try to take revenge, and winds up learning a valuable lesson in this short fictional comedy.
The Case of the Holiday Clichés
Series: The Adventures of Agent Diamond and Charming Guy. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Canadian superspies Agent Diamond and Charming Guy are back, fighting against insipid literature in this new short story. No holiday cliché is safe! This book is a free download and it is intended as a 2014 holiday gift for one and all. Apologies in advance to those who knit.
The Mystery of the Missing Taxicabs
Series: The Adventures of Agent Diamond and Charming Guy. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,660. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Canadian super spies Agent Diamond and Charming Guy are back, this time to try to save New Year's Day. The evil genius Dr. Sinister has stolen the Psycho-Cab-O-Meter, a device for psychically summoning taxicabs, and has re-engineered it so the cabs will never come. It's up to Diamond, Guy, and their allies to put a stop to Dr. Sinister's nefarious plans while at a New Year's Eve cocktail party.
The October Pumpkin Spice Everything Phenomenon
Series: The Adventures of Agent Diamond and Charming Guy. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,610. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(2.00 from 1 review)
"The October Pumpkin Spice Everything Phenomenon" is a whimsical short story chronicling some of the adventures of Canadian super spies Agent Diamond and Charming Guy. If you've ever been tired of, or bemused by, the seemingly never-ending stream of pumpkin-themed products that enter stores every October, this story is for you.

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