Maud Harris

Biography

Retired nurse,travelled extensively in different countries including Cyprus,Malta,Singapore Germany and England and worked in most of these. Trained nurse and counsellor,with valuable experience in post trauma counselling during Falklands and the Gulf war.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
The latest book I have published is a young adult thriller about a damaged young man who collects dolls - human dolls. Set around a hospital in Manchester it plots his gradual decline and his compulsion to kidnap girls (usually nurses) .Follow the tension as he desperately tries to stay ahead of the law and his dilemma about what to do once he has collected his quota.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have always had the idea for a book, but it lay dormant until I received a Kindle for one Christmas. That was the starting point which led me to a drastically steep learning curve . Knowing practically nothing about formatting or the internet, I struggled for a year until finally I gave birth to my first book.'Three Years in Starch' It is the story of my nurse training in the late'50's to early 60's . That one took off, much to my surprise and I have since written three others and am now working on the sequel to 'Three Years' telling of my travels abroad and working in war ravaged countries.
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Where to find Maud Harris online


Where to buy in print


Books

Short Stories and Poems Volume 2
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 28,360. Language: British English. Published: November 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Short description Short Stories and Poems is an eclectic collection of flash fiction stories. Each story is self contained and ideal for bedtime reading. The tales cover many genres and locations.
Short Stories and Poems
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 27,970. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
An eclectic collection of Flash Fiction covering most genres from historical fiction to fantasy. Ideal for a quick read on the train or while travelling to work.
Following the Drum
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 50,950. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
'Following the Drum' is the story of the trials and tribulations of an armed forces wife.Told with humour, it details the problems of juggling children, a carreer, constant relocations and living amongst gun toting Cypriot soldiers, plus the threat of the Red Army at our door. Also supporting military familiies as their men were deployed in the Gulf, and later, the Falklands.
Sarah Sunshine and the Elves
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,850. Language: British English. Published: March 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
A children's bedtime story with short, readable chapters.It tells of Sarah Sunshine and her cat, Poppy and their search for elves.
The Quota
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 31,280. Language: British English. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A young adult story about a psychopath who collects Barbie dolls - human Barbie dolls. Set around a hospital in Manchester UK,his quota is four.Can he manage to kidnap all four before DI Livingstone catches up with him?. Read what happens when he collects his quota.
Three Years In Starch.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,850. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
An account of general nurse training in a large teaching hospital in the West of England from 1959 to 1962.Read about the haunted ward,the man on the hospital balcony with a gun, the day Sister's muslin cap fell in the bathwater, and much more.Sometimes sad, sometimes hilarious. fast paced and full of anecdotes.

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