Ray Porter


Raymond A. Porter: born in New Zealand in 1960, he grew up living on farms.
Coming from a transient family, as a young boy he spent a lot of time on his own, exploring the farms and surrounding countryside. His time was spent climbing hills and tramping in lush native forests, which may account for his vivid imagination that has led to his writing career.
Up until recently, he divided his time teaching martial arts, writing a regular column in a local newspaper, and writing manuscripts and screenplays. Now, he focuses on writing books, film scripts, and producing and directing films.

Smashwords Interview

When did you start writing?
My first attempt at writing was in 1975, I was 15 and too young to be able to pull the story out of my head.
I revisited writing again when I was 36, entering a short story competition. I didn’t win, but enjoyed the process.
Experimenting with writing after that, I finally had my first complete book, Recon, out on paper.
Where does the inspiration for the heroes in your books come from?
Basically they are all a small part of me, 50% reality and 50% pure imagination, or embellishment.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Ray Porter online


Highway Justice
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 79,910. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
When John Eastman’s life as a lawyer is turned upside down, he returns to a life he thought he had left behind. Now, if you cross him, calling on all the training learnt as a military special forces operative, he dishes out a different kind of justice, his justice, highway justice.
Call of the Morepork
Price: Free! Words: 22,160. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
The poignant story of a diamond in the rough, and the blossoming of an unlikely friendship.
Wind Song
Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 85,250. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Wind Song: the story of James East The poignant story of a young, down on his luck 1880s lower working-class Englishman, risking it all to seek out a new life in America.
Greenstone Princess
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 53,740. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
When a Chief's daughter is taken for compensation for a wrongdoing against the son of another Chief, the warrior who loves her must go against traditions to save her from a lifetime of slavery.
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 53,880. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Drug dealers, dirty cops and the kidnapping of a chemist and his daughter. Enter A.J., an ex-special forces operative and martial arts expert. Caught in the middle of a drugs turf war, he is the only one who has a chance to save the kidnapped pair, and the city.
The Forgotten
Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 95,100. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
After the god-daughter of a governor is snatched from the streets of the U.S., she is sold by the Russian Mafia to a Chinese Triad organisation. What can the FBI and an ex-undercover cop do, to secure her safe return.
Himal Gold: Murder and Intrigue in the High Mountains
Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 103,940. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
In 1953, a British journalist who is in Nepal to cover the attempt on Mt Everest, writes an article about a WWII Nazi cargo plane that has been found crashed in a sacred valley. Upon reading the article, the Nazi officer who led an expedition into Tibet in 1938, seizes on the opportunity to reclaim the gold that was lost on that fateful flight.

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