Robert Eff

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
Wow, difficult to get it down to five. There are so many, Danny Champion of the World is a classic. The Fantastic Mr Fox is just that, fantastic. The Phantom Tollboth by Norton Juster is pure genius and I couldn't possibly miss out Robert Arthur's Three Investigators. More recently my kids introduced me to the wonderful work of Jonny Duddle.

Humour, wonderfully drawn characters blended with a fat dose of Tolkein''s erudition. People obsess on LOTR and forget he wasn't all 9 hour epics. Also Catch 22, Dune (or God Emperor), The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien. Err, is that five?
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I wouldn't be publishing without Smashwords. Before I found this site I looked at other e-book publishing platforms and I didn't even know where to start with them. Smashwords is 100% responsible for where I am today as an e-book writer! It's a really fantastic platform with a great range of features and I'm very happy with it. I'm just so amazed it;s free.
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The Golden Children
Follows the adventures of Susan and John Golden as they chase crooks and expose villains through the English countryside. Can Susan's cool head keep her impetuous younger brother out of trouble?

The Treasure Hunters

Price: Free!

The Ghost Train

Price: $0.99 USD.


The Ghost Train
Series: The Golden Children, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,190. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment, Fiction » Children’s books » Law & Crime
Is the old railway tunnel really haunted? Has Arthur really seen a ghosttrain? John and Susan have been warned to stay away but when Arthur disappears they have no choice but to try to find him. Reading age 3.8. Get this book for $0.99 while it is on pre-order!
Albert Climbs a Tree
You set the price! Words: 1,450. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment, Fiction » Children’s books » Nature & the Natural World / Environment
Albert loves the great old tree that grows in his family’s tiny city garden. When Mr Bates arrives with his chainsaw and Albert is horrified to find out what his Dad is planning. Reading grade 3.8.
The Last Trainspotter
Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment, Fiction » Children’s books » Trains
Michael and his granddad shared a passion for trainspotting that his parents can't understand. But now the railway and granddad are gone, and Michael struggles to come to adjust. Things come to a head when his parents clear out granddad’s old cottage. A haunting emotional journey. Reading grade 3.0.
The Treasure Hunters
Series: The Golden Children, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment, Fiction » Children’s books » Law & Crime
(4.00 from 1 review)
Susan loves holidays on Granny's farm with its woods and caves, and this year her younger brother is old enough to come too. But the children are horrified when they find nasty Mr. Mustard wants to buy the farm. Who is he and what does he really want? Soon the race is on to stop him.

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