R Archer


Writer and author of horror, and speculative fiction, creator of Gideon the Sorcerer, Dracula Prince of Darkness, the Death Dealer. R. Archer is happily married, and the father of the most wonderful daughter in the world.

Smashwords Interview

What inspired you to be a writer?
Many things, first would be to recall the words of a high school English teacher from my days of minority, many, many years ago, the only people possessing true immortality were writers, the instructor cited Plato, Homer, and other historical authors as examples. I would say this stuck with me growing up. The second thing that inspired me to be a writer was reading the works of great writers like Tolkien, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Robert E. Howard to name a few. The last reason, is because it is what I always wanted to do.
When did you first start writing?
I first starting writing back in high school, attempting to write the next great fantasy masterpiece, influenced by fantasy greats like Tolkien. I discovered that I did not have the will power to complete my work. It was not till recently after attending college, that I found that I could write, and stick with what I was writing.
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Where to find R Archer online


Mr. Nobody
Price: Free! Words: 3,790. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Meet, Harvey Valentine. A tough as nails, top-notch, Private Dick that doesn’t take sh#t! Based on the Harvey Valentine Novels. Each adventure is fast moving, hard-hitting, and punches you right in the chops with excitement!
Dead Reckoning: A Sam Hill Hard-Boiled Short # 13
Price: Free! Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
SAM HILL is a wise-cracking hard-boiled private investigator told in the first person by outstanding author of crime fiction, R. Archer. The author is a noted, best-selling author of Kindle Short Reads.
Gold Digger
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,210. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
From the pen of R. Archer. Outstanding author of crime fiction comes a tale of a Private Detective with a style and class of his own. Forget Sam Spade, Mike Hammer and Phillip Marlowe.
The Secret Cabal
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,360. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Ben Casey, a fired crime reporter, stumbles upon the story of a life time. A story that illuminates who is responsible for all the evil acts that take place in the world. He discovers a conspiracy that puts his life in jeopardy, but he is determined to see it to the end and write his story.
Father Time
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
R. Archer revives the long dead pulp character Farther Time in the Origin of Time. A must read for fans of character pulp fiction. In episode one we learn of the man who is to become Father Time, and what it means to stop time. Father Time comes to the aid of a woman facing death in this episode while learning about his new found abilities.

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