Mark Goodwin


Hey Man .... I'm 63 Years old now with the body of one but the mind of a 22 year old. I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia. You will find me a bit off-the-wall.

Now that I am over 60, I am embarking on a new phase of my life and that is writing short stories. I also write on Squidoo as Zut Moon and my material there is mostly quizzes or poking fun at Americans

If you would like to be a member of my Facebook group Short Story Shack (which is for both readers and writers) contact me. The only restriction is no erotica or porn writers.

You are also invited to my FB Fan Page .... Moonfish

Smashwords Interview

Why are all our books free?
2 reasons:

(1) I am only a Hobby Author and therefore don't expect to make millions off my writings and

(2) I do it for fun and hopefully get a few good reviews.
Where can I find you besides here at Smashwords?
I can be found on Goodreads and Facebook.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Mark Goodwin online

Twitter: @Zut_Radio
Facebook: Facebook profile


The Rain Monsters
Price: Free! Words: 470. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Aliens of long ago have been watching our evolution. Their Judgement Day is upon us.
Homer Bolton: The Sheriff of Duncan Flats
Price: Free! Words: 11,100. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Western
(3.00 from 1 review)
Here is the first person narrative of Homer Bolton. Follow Homer as he starts out on his father's cattle ranch, then becomes a Deputy in Broken Hearts before becoming the first Sheriff of Duncan Flats. It is meant to be a light read and should take about 60 minutes.
My House of Life
Price: Free! Words: 1,450. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Self-realization
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
The way in which I see life from the journey I have made and am still making. Though I can only relate that which is personal to me, I feel whoever reads this can relate to it as well.
My Picks on Smashwords
Price: Free! Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011 . Categories: Essay » Literature, Fiction » Adventure » General
A small list of some of the gems that I found on Smashwords. These are ebooks I have either read or have on my "to read list". They are short stories or novels not to be overlooked.
The Diary of Moses Jenkins
Price: Free! Words: 4,860. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
(4.17 from 6 reviews)
The finding of a diary dramatically changes the life of someone else. A strange story with a surprise ending which most readers will not see coming. Book is about a 30 minute read. Reviews are always welcome.
Don't Cry If You Don't Try
Price: Free! Words: 1,050. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation & inspiration, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
(4.50 from 8 reviews)
This book is not meant to chastise you. On the contrary! It is meant to inspire you to do the things you have always dreamt of doing. I tell you of my personal experiences and how I have become a happier individual by following my inner voice. Reviews are always welcome.
Ziggy Two Step - Courier Extraordinaire
Price: Free! Words: 9,080. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
(3.86 from 14 reviews)
Follow Ziggy Two Step, courier extraordinaire, as he delivers urgent packages throughout Riverton. A short story of 32 pages which I hope will amuse you. Reading time should be about 45 minutes or so. Reviews here on Smashwords are welcome - Thanks.
Thoughts About Life and How To Improve It
Price: Free! Words: 3,780. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
(5.00 from 1 review)
Some personal thoughts on God, the meaning and purpose of life and what to do to achieve your own personal happiness. Reviews are welcome - Thanks.
Puzzles and Jokes by Zut Moon
Price: Free! Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles, & brain twisters
(1.00 from 1 review)
So you like to do fun stuff so I hear. I’m glad you found me. This is a collection of puzzles and jokes that I wrote as Zut Moon This is just a sample of the crazy antics you will find me up to now and again. I do hope you will get some entertainment value from this collection. To get this book free, e-mail me for the code. Please leave me a review if you would be so kind.
The Ultimate Guide to Distinguish a Canadian from an American
Price: Free! Words: 1,090. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.56 from 9 reviews)
If you are one of the many people who find it difficult to tell a Canadian from an American, then this Guide is what you have always been looking for. Never again will you make that mistake.

Smashwords book reviews by Mark Goodwin

  • Dirty Little Angels on June 05, 2011

    A dark novel told from the prespectve of a 16 year old female, confused by the twisted and dysfunctional part of society in which she finds herself. Characters are well developed and the book ends in an appropriate manner but don’t be looking for a fairy-tale ending. A worthile read.
  • Castle in the Clouds on Aug. 03, 2011

    A very entertaining book - one of the best I've read in a long time. The plot unfolds in a nice crisp forward pace and the characters are well-developed. It was easy to relate to each of them as their personalities unfolded and their own personal agendas became apparent. The suspense and intrigue will keep you glued until the final satisfying ending.
  • The U-Haul Trailer & Doolie Weencer's Hearse on Sep. 23, 2011
    (no rating)
    Hello: I just downloaded this book and will do a proper review soon. I invite you to promote your work in the Short Story Shack on Facebook at!/groups/118199108285976/
  • Tepee the Manatee on Sep. 24, 2011

    I really enjoyed this. Beautiful photos and one really gets into the mind of a manatee. The characters of the book are all manatees and each one clearly shows the dangers that they live with. Their biggest danger of course is man and what we do to their environment. This should be required reading in the schools. Really, it should be!
  • Dipping into a darkened soul on Oct. 10, 2011

    This essay is an important read for those who have demons haunting their inner spirit. It shows us how to work through our problems and one way is to express what is bothering us. It is well written and to the point.
  • A Night of Horrors on Oct. 21, 2011
    (no rating)
    A very enjoyable read - well written. I usually plod my way through most books but this one kept my interest the whole way. Thanks
  • A Night of Horrors on Oct. 21, 2011

    Forgot to give it stars ...
  • A Florida Bird Dog ~ Rex on Oct. 24, 2011

    A Very Good Read. Rex must have been quite the dog - mischevious without a doubt but lovable. Made me think of my dog whom I lost a few years ago - but the book wasn't sad. It was, rather, a recollection of the happy memories that the author had while with him more than 70 years.
  • Pain Below the Equator on Oct. 25, 2011

    This was very insightful. The author's experience in South America leave me wanting to go somewhere else. Apart from the good restaurants, I had the impression that there are other better places to visit. That's what makes it a good read - it warns us of the troubles we may experience along the way. It also showed my why I should stay with Holland America cruises and not go to Norweigan. Thank You.
  • Karma in Christianity on Jan. 18, 2014

    There was a great deal of work put into this book. I wish there were half stars because I would have preferred giving it 3.5. I didn't give it 4 stars (though perhaps it deserved it) because, for me, I found it too complex and also the fact that I am very much skeptical of what ancient relgious books tend to claim as much of it can no longer be confirmed. Suffise to say, that I think what the Author was saying was primarily that many of the different religions have a similar story/teachings. He also seems to say that resurrection can be interpreted as reincarnation and does not necessarily mean one resurrection (as today's Chrsitianity advocates) but many rebirths which I agree with. Also, I think he is saying that the ultimate answer lies within each of us and that I also believe. I also picked up images of the teachers/angels and prophets perhaps as intelligent forms from another galaxy here to teach us. That of course is another angle and not within the scope of this book - at least I don't think so. The author does not suggest any interplay from other sources but still I belive that could be one of the missing jigsaw pieces. If anything at all, the book will make you think.
  • Pain Below the Equator on April 06, 2015
    (no rating)
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