G. Ernest Smith is a retired Space Shuttle launch team member who lives near Cape Canaveral, Florida with his wife, Mary Beth. He has a son, Brandon, and a daughter, Mona, a brother, Jeff, and a sister, Gwen, who all live in California.
He enjoys sailing, Harley Davidsons, fishing, writing, Miatas and eating (not necessarily in that order). He has been a contributing writer for Cycle World and Florida Touch and Go magazines.
He is a graduate of Rollins College and the Florida Institute of Technology and holds a Masters degree in Computer Science.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read G. Ernest Smith. He's brilliant! Did that sound too self-serving? Too shameless? No, really, I read a lot of stuff, history, science, but I read thrillers mostly. Names like David Baldacci, Tess Gerritsen, Lee Child, Jonathan Kellerman, Randy Wayne White, Tom Lowe, John Sandford. Once in a while, I take a break from thrillers and delve into some quality science fiction and fantasy with John Scalzi, Joe Haldeman, Elizabeth Moon, Lois McMaster Bujold.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I spill a bowl of alphabet soup over a snow globe. If I squint, I can make out words.
That sounded a lot funnier when it was still in my head.
Actually, I use a Kindle Paperwhite but I also have Kindle and Nook apps on my Android tablet phone.
Samira Task at fifteen had been unjustly sentenced to the Klein Juvenile Facility. She soon discovered evil men were using the facility to victimize young girls, and now she was going to pay the price. Three thugs had beaten her almost to death and had dragged her broken body out to the Mojave desert to finish the job. But what they didn't know was she had a fierce guardian angel.
A collection of stories from master story teller G. Ernest Smith:
Henry and Elam are two seniors who live together to save money. They live modestly and except for Henry's lust for a Lay-Z-Boy, they don't want for much. They decide to go out one Friday night to their favorite club for a good time but a madman with a gun has other ideas and soon they are caught up in a chaotic swirl of death.
In this third installment of the Black Sheena saga the Coalition has fallen and the new government of the Citizens Republic has been formed by the Blacks. Sheena and Kag decide to go on a secret mission to the Yamagoochee System to gather intel. But days into their trip something goes wrong and they crash land on an uncharted planet where they find people living in the stone age.
In her capacity as supreme commander of the new military guard, she and the Blacks are trying to create a new nation on Sandow — The Citizens Republic — and with the help of the Al Yo'osh and the Billé Sanmo monks, she establishes the City of Promise. But General Teeg makes a bold attempt to abduct Sheena and puts the Blacks on their guard.
Her name is Black Sheena and she is hunted by the Five Star Coalition. She raids their shipments and opposes the ruthless men at the top. Whenever they try to tighten their grip on a people, Black Sheena is there to defend them. Whenever they try to put down rebels, Black Sheena is there to be their champion.
The year is 1950 and Hank Corman has a job to do. Surveillance. He's watching a diner in Newark, New Jersey. But the lead is bogus. The target of the investigation never shows. He decides to call it a day, but then he catches sight of someone he hasn't seen since the war. But what he's seeing can't possibly be. He saw this man die six years ago! He died in the skies over Nazi Germany.
When mankind is threatened with oblivion, we must turn to a few good men, or maybe just one heroic sheep! This is the story of Levi, a fearsome quad ram, specially engineered genetically to do law enforcement.
Disturbingly mutilated dead animals are being found in the mountains of Alaska and hunting parties are disappearing. There is something evil at work here and law enforcement has put a name to it. Anubis.
Roy Bohannon is a man without a past. He finds himself fleeing through the Alaskan wilderness. Someone is trying to kill him. Why? He can't remember who's chasing him or what he's done.
It's an ancient artifact called the Horrible Hammer and it can kill with but a single thought. When it is stolen, Bone Ramsey is hired to retrieve it, and with the help of his colorful squad of club bouncers he runs afoul of the FBI, the Miami mob and barely escapes certain death.
Commander Donald Castillo is the commander of the Virginia class fast attack nuclear submarine Kansas. On a mission to test a ground-breaking countermeasure something goes horribly wrong and Kansas disappears off the western coast of Scotland. The American and British navies perform an exhautive search but find not a trace of Kansas.
Rebecca Wallace is a woman who enjoys doing volunteer work with seniors. One day she is tragically mauled by a Florida panther. Orlando detective Bone Ramsey is called in because he is one of the last people to see Rebecca Wallace alive. Another deadly attack happens and Ramsey sees a lethal pattern emerging. Someone or something is using the animals at the top of the food chain as hit men.
The year is 2079 and Commander Eric Nyland commands the pride of the U.S. Navy, the USS Macon, an orbital weapons platform capable of striking anywhere on the earth. Nyland believes he is making the world a better place until he sees first hand a recent strike site.
He was an Aztec assassin and an enforcer for the emperor Montezuma. His enemies erased him from their world, but after sleeping for 500 years, he awoke to become a nightmare in the modern world and someone else’s problem.