Stewart Martin

Biography

I am a university graduate with a major in political science (BBA). I was brought up in New York and Florida and have been living in Orient for the last 25 years. I have three children from a previous marriage, a daughter and two sons. I have a son now attending university here in the orient.

I have been writing since I was 15 and learning something new and exciting each and every day. I have five fiction stories that I have written between 2009 and 2017.

I believe my stories are interesting and keeping my fingers crossed that others will find them to their liking. Any comments or suggestions are always appreciated.

My thanks to SmashWords and to all readers.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
At 15, just after my father passed away. Wrote one or two books, long ago lost in storage or elsewhere, no copies that I know of still exist. They weren't very good, just my thoughts and about the world around me. I had to quit school and work to help my mother and I through some tough times. Took all four years of high school through the mail in about one year, passed exams and went to university, eventually receiving a BBA with a major in political science. From 15 to almost 21, spent my days with working adults, aged 25 to 65, not with people my own age. I found university freshmen to be immature and only interested in girls and cars, we had nothing in common. I've been writing seriously the last ten years and have finished five books and about to finish the 6th, with no one having read any of them without an agent or publisher willing to take a chance on my work.
What's the story behind your latest book?
'An Old Fart's Tale' is a bit about my life in Hong Kong during the last 20 years, it's realizing we all have a second or third life to live if we take chances. Adventures in Thailand, including an insane doctor who keeps his patients drugged, pot sales and distribution, U.S. stock market investing, greedy real estate companies, kidnapping and the unexpected....being lucky....In part, I am the 'Old Fart', but still a fictional story.
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Books

The Garmento
Price: Free! Words: 159,170. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Business
Short Summary of; ‘The Garmento’ Michael Rivers’ father told him to strike out against anyone who bullied him and not to worry about the consequences. Michael did as he was told. He lashed out when someone was in his way, threatened him or his family. Watch out if you step on his toes. Don’t make promises you can’t keep.
Just Call Me Bob
Price: Free! Words: 78,360. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
This book, ‘Just Call Me Bob’ is a fictional parody about President Barack H. Obama. Each chapter is wrapped around a different press conference or media event. In this comedy, the President has requested that he be called ‘BOB’ or President BOB, keeping an open informal air in and around his office.
The St. James Inquiry
Price: Free! Words: 151,900. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Detective James Harvey, kicks a hornet’s nest of international criminals beyond his wildest imagination. They will do anything to stop his investigation into the orphanage’s missing children. James is assisted by world class investigative agencies, UK Prime Minister, China’s Premier, the Church of England, an orphan and a former colleague from the Hong Kong Police force.
The Trump Tragedy
Price: Free! Words: 71,300. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
(5.00 from 1 review)
This story is about a professional liar, a conman, a guy lacking any business ethics, a changeling or if you prefer a chameleon, who is temporarily occupying the Oval Office in the White House. Devious Donald believes he is a monarch. His motto is simple, ‘Attack, counter-attack and never apologize’ to anyone about anything.
An Old Fart's Tale
Price: Free! Words: 56,760. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
This tale is about a U.S. retiree living in Hong Kong and Thailand where he becomes involved with a ‘madman doctor’, a family growing ‘Thai Sticks’(Pot), ‘wild investment s’ and ‘greedy real estate developers’ and a ‘new love’. This book is about the unexpected, unplanned, uncharted part of life, one that nightmares and dreams are made of.

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