Phillip Rhoades


I am as I have always been. I am always changing.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've never been one to go around begging people to publish my work. In junior-high and high school, I published several booklets of my poetry using the library copy machine and a stapler. I'd work to fit as much as possible on one or two sheets of paper (5 cents a copy), then fold, cut, and staple the work into books.

I have always been an "indie author" and probably always will be.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords offers a new set of customers that only offering work through Amazon completely misses.
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Where to find Phillip Rhoades online


Burgundy Wolf
He's the heart of Heartbeat City.


In The Dark
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Ashley wakes in a dark place, unable to reach anyone or anything other than a cold floor beneath her. She struggles against the deep nothingness that surrounds her, trying to get home.
Zombie Prom
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,110. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Horror » Undead
I've been locked in this closet for the last three days. Well, I like to think of it as I've locked them out of the closet, it makes it easier to accept living in a five-foot-by-nine-foot room. I'm just lucky the janitor liked to snack at work. The place had a decent stash of chips, soda, and beef jerky when I got here, although it's starting to run out. It's quiet most of the time...
Flesh & Blood
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » Undead
Held captive in the dark, he longs to eat but all that is offered is that which crawls in the shadows, beasts of filth and disease.
Impossible Memories: The Blue Light
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Nonfiction » New Age » The Paranormal
When I was a fairly young child, I encountered a light that woke me from my sleep. Deep, blue, and impossible. It was gas and liquid, solid and light all at once. It flooded my world and swept me away to a strange place. It even led me to the voice of a new friend who may not even be real. This is how I remember it. Take it as you will.
The Grey Voice
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,320. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(2.50 from 2 reviews)
The Grey Voice: Within the white-noise, he begins to hear a voice calling out. Is he imagining things? Is it real? Is he a madman or a mad AI? I Love You Daddy: A normal man is living a normal life, just struggling to provide for his daughter until...
D2 Gaming System - Version 3 (D2v3)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2017 . Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles, & brain twisters » Role Playing & Fantasy
Welcome to the D2v3 Gaming System Version 3, a tabletop gaming system designed for quick role playing games when you don’t have the time (or the will) for more complicated RPG systems, but you still want to do a little role playing. The focus behind the simple mechanics of the D2v3 system is to encourage more roleplay (actual character and story-based gaming) and less roll play (throwing dice).
Burgundy Wolf: The Case of the One Eyed Woman
Series: Burgundy Wolf. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,620. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Burgundy Wolf, a private detective working the streets, slums, and sky-rises of Heartbeat City, sits in his office with his trusty dog, waiting for the next case to arrive. A knock on the door. The corpse of a woman with a bullet through one eye. A phone call telling him that they have stolen his gun, used it to murder her, and stashed it where the cops will find it.

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