Raymond Crane

Biography

Raymond Crane is an Australian who has lived in Europe for twenty years. He has just moved from Spain to Portugal where he is recovering from an illness. He hopes to resume his favourite passtime of writing fiction and song lyrics in the near future..His friction is usually romantic, with themes of justice relating to politics and big business. There is a representation of science fiction and settings may be undefined or in Europe or Asia.

Raymond started writing song lyrics initially because of his love of music, and later turned to prose.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
My first writing effort was with song lyrics began about twenty years ago, and published on Amazon Kindle, titled - Lyrics Selection. My first work of fiction was a novella, titled - The Secret Journals of Alien X. This began as a whim and challenge and gave me confidence to continue. This is my only work of S/F.
How do you approach cover design?
I USUALLY SELECT AND COLLAGE IMAGES SUGGESTED BY THE STORY.
Read more of this interview.

Books

Breakaway
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,960. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A modern tale of modern Spain that describes the life of a young man who rebels against his tyrannical father. For those who know, this story is closer to the truth of modern Spain than you will see anywhere in the media of today.
The Secret Journals of Alien X
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,330. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Have you ever loved an alien? Have you ever been married to an alien? Find out what it’s like.
The Animal King of Nineveh
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,870. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The 1950's - imagine it, travelling from Iraq to Australia, and to most magnificently return - this is the fate of two brothers, and here is there story to read.
Reichstag Archipeligo
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,620. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A sexually charged lawyer fulfils his wildest dreams. He travels from Australia to India and there, beyond his wildest imaginings he is fulfilled. As well as all of this he solves an international humanitarian problem, and therefore he is the most just hero of this story.
Lady Sun
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,680. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
An historical novella about a Chinese princess in the second century AD. She travels to Greece.
Devils' Playground
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 42,830. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Coming of age
A contemporary adventure novel, that is, it is rather French New Roman in style, with some interior monologue.
Sara's Satellites
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,730. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Switzerland, an urban contemporary romance. What more needs to be said, everything and more!
The Beach
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,110. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
This is a highly amusing tale with a tragic end. Very romantic, happy but finally sad.
Lyrics Selection
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,550. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A collection of 115 song lyrics in a modern pop/rock style. If you are interested in love or the wider field of romance or perhaps just a little humanistic philosophy this heartfelt expression should be right up your alley, so take it at your pace, perhaps just one a day and sink into feelings that we all have felt or could feel. Another day , but oh what a day it will be, I would not want to pass
Last Words
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,420. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A biographical fiction in which a woman about to die outlines her career as a successful novelist.
Justice of the Heart
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,500. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Legal
A contemporary YA Romance showing the working life and the love life of an unusual young lawyer, who turns out also to be very lucky.
Palma de Mallorca Mystique
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 226,180. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A contemporary YA Romance in two volumes... In the first volume Franz the German and Sebastian meet Penny and Chloe on the Grande Paseo of Palma, what more needs to be told, everything and more. In the second volume out two male héroes meet Ingrid and Gretchen, two German sisters. This is the most exciting exposition of Post Modern Romance currently available. Take it in.
The Adventures of the Southern Warbler
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,200. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Birds, birds, and more birds. An epidemic of beautiful birds. What will Australia do? This story was inspired by a love for birds.
The Templar Mafia
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,690. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Modern Spanish Romance. A Spanish experience as only one who knows can tell.
Cupid's Reign
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,420. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Urban
Contemporary urban Romance - YA

Raymond Crane's favorite authors on Smashwords

Michael Reagan
Latest book: The Devil's Kingdom.
Published April 25, 2017.