P.J. Lowry

Biography

Born in Hamilton, Ontario in October 28th 1975, P.J. Lowry has been creating fiction, non-fiction and of poetry for over twenty years. P.J.graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2002 with a Bachelor Of Arts, majoring with the department of English language and literature.

After traveling abroad for a while and then starting a family, P.J. settled down and finally started to compose novels and collections of poetry for formal publication. He currently resides in his hometown and is working on his next novel.

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Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I'm a storyteller. Whether I'm in a bar with friends or sitting around the camp fire with a bunch of kids roasting hot dogs and marsh mellows... I love to spin a good fable. I live to see the look in someone's eyes when I tell them what happened and when and where and why. It's the same rush I get when I finish a new novel or a fresh batch of poems. So when someone buys my work, I feel like you're my new friend and I've got a great story that I'd love to share with you...
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I honestly tried to do things the 'traditional' route but right now the old school route to publishing is broken. Right now agents will not represent anyone who isn't already published and publishers won't speak to any writers unless they are represented by an agent. For new, unpublished authors, that's one hell of a Catch 22. I literally sent out hundreds of letters looking for representation, and fell flat every time. All the time I use chasing agents could be and is better spent writing more books, which is why I chose to work with Smashwords.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find P.J. Lowry online


Where to buy in print


Books

The Official Douche Bag Travel Guide of Chad Barrington
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,110. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
After having a tantrum in court that lands him in contempt, Chad Barrington is forced to seek counseling and take two months off. Unable to work, this top notch lawyer decides to go on vacation and sooth his battered ego. He quickly learns that it's possible to be a total Douche in paradise as well...
Blood and Ink
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry
A new collection of poems, free of any restraint or organization. I hope you enjoy reading these new poems as much as I did writing them.
Lunar One
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,240. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Dr. Morgan Taylor is living out his childhood dream. He's going to become an astronaut and spend six months on Earth's first lunar base. He's excited about the mission until he learns that things are not what they seem on Lunar One.
Reverence of the Bat
Price: Free! Words: 36,540. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A small collection of fan fiction short stories about my favorite superhero. I hope you enjoy reading them.
Tales Of The Rocket Patrol 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,930. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Defenders of the colonies, lawmen and arbitrators who settle disputes. These are the continuing stories of the people who serve and protect the people. They are the Rocket Patrol!
Outrageous Proposal
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,490. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
When Craig Greene's cell phone is stolen while eating breakfast with his brother, he thought there was nothing worse that could happen to him. He would eventually find out how terribly wrong that assumption was.
Home for the Holidays
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,560. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
All Artie Jackson wanted was the whole family to be home for Christmas Dinner. The old man learned the hard way that you had better be careful what you wish for.
100 Sonnets
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,740. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry
Another collection of new poems, all written in a specific rhyming pattern. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did composing them.
The Summer Home
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,840. Language: Canadian English. Published: August 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Peter loves taking his family up to the cottage by the beach every summer but with stressing deadlines and an even bigger twist that forces him to take in his son from a previous marriage, things are off center and chaotic.
The Farmer's Daughter
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,020. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
An old school farmer is forced to come between two men who are under the impression they are in line to marry his daughter. He makes them perform numerous tasks in order to win his blessing, which allows him to get ahead of schedule at the same time.
Poèmes du coeur
Price: Free! Words: 1,500. Language: French. Published: July 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » French Poetry
Un nouveau livre de poésie, écrit entièrement en français.
Rock My World
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,680. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Usually when family comes to visit, it's a pretty normal occurrence. Yet Jenny's father isn't a normal person, he's Dick Mitchell. To millions of loyal fans he's 'Evel Dick'; lead guitarist of The Horsemen, one of the most popular metal bands on the planet. So when rock royalty invades her small rural town to visit his only daughter, things will never be the same for anyone.
An Unexpected Detour to Paris
Price: Free! Words: 2,860. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
While backpacking through Europe, Karen's only bag is stolen at a train station. That bag contained everything she needed to travel, including her passport. When a handsome gentlemen offers to assist her, Karen thinks it's good fortune but the man is also trying to help himself at the same time.
The Cure
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,460. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Adventure » General
Dr. Xavier Carter has been on the run for almost three years. He's wanted by police for crimes he didn't commit and hunted by private mercenaries. These killers want to eliminate him because Dr. Carter made the medical discovery of the century. He managed to create the one thing that everyone in his industry thinks will be bad for business: a cure.
Tales Of The Rocket Patrol
Price: Free! Words: 10,190. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(3.00)
Defenders of the colonies, lawmen and arbitrators who settle disputes in distant galaxies. Their sole function is to serve and protect the people. They are the Rocket Patrol!
Domestic Disturbance
Price: Free! Words: 3,030. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(4.00)
Max told Stephen that the next time he laid a finger on his sister, it would be the last. Turns out Max is a man of his word...
Completing The List
Price: Free! Words: 90,050. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
Lizzy Sheppard loses her husband too soon and one day finds something that helps the grieving process: his bucket list. 30 things he wanted to do before he died. Eager to do something for her departed beloved, Lizzy sets off to complete the list in the hopes that she will learn more about the man who was the love of her life. *2nd Round Selection, 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards!*
50 Sonnets
Price: Free! Words: 7,090. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry
Everyone can write a poem, but not everyone can compose a sonnet. This is my gift to you, my dear readers, a collection of new sonnets for you to enjoy.
No Deal
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Catching spies is hard work, so when a deal is struck before a question is even asked of their new prisoner... the director decides to take matters into his own hands.
Six Boxes
Price: Free! Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Five people are asked to play a game to compete for a promotion they've all applied for within the company they work for. All they have to do is pick a box.
Ethan's Dinosaur Tales 2
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,410. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
The continuing adventures of a curious young boy who has the chance to see living dinosaurs thanks to Professor Wiseman and his time machine. This time the two explorers travel to the Trassic period to visit the first armored lizard to roam the earth, the Desmatosuchus!
Outspoken: Confessions Of A Devout Atheist
Price: Free! Words: 44,250. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Atheism/Agnosticism
A collection of essays and rants, inspired and taken from a series that I have been writing for several years concerning this subject. A stirring account of how certain issues are poisoned by organized religions and why we as a society would be much better off without them.
Ethan's Dinosaur Tales
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 890. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / Prehistory
Written with his 9 year old son (who also drew all the pictures) this story is about a boy named Ethan who loves dinosaurs. With the help of Professor Wiseman and his time machine, Ethan gets a chance to go back and visit the large lizards up front and in person. The adventure of a lifetime for a young boy and his facination with the extinct creatures of our past.
Recurring Dream
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,100. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Biography
A small collection of poems, some of the best that I have created over the last 20 years. Enjoy!
Gerig and the Kingdom of Dwarfs
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,340. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A lonely peasent of the territory of Gosland runs into a dwarf that has fallen into one of his traps. Afraid the dwarf would be captured and turned into a sideshow freak, Gerig takes care of him and even brings him home to be with his family and people in his own kingdom. But traveling to the Kingdom of Dwarfs is not without its consequences.
The Manifest
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,100. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Years after a mysterious plane crash, a woman feared dead is spotted at an anti-war rally. A private investigator named Edgar Willis is hired onto the case, however, he must abandon his virtues after learning of the real destiny of the airplane. As Edgar realizes a conspiracy in the crash, life and the world as he knows it takes an unexpected turn.

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