Stanley Chapman


I have a BA and MA in English and was a teacher in high school and college for seven years, then went to work as a Training Manager for telecommunication companies. My hobbies are hiking in the Rocky Mountains, photography, gardening, and the care and feeding of bonsai trees (and two dogs). I love international travel and have visited 15 countries. When young and foolish, I wrote poetry and quickly discovered I was no T.S. Eliot, although I did have one poem published. During this same "Romantic Period" in my career, I also wrote short stories and had a similar realization as when being a "poet." That is, I wasn't very good at it (at least, once again, I had one short story published). As soon as I grew up and gathered some real-life experience (teacher and training manager), I started writing novels. I am currently on #3 and love the creativity and the hard work involved. If you wish to give me feedback on either of my novels published via Smashwords, my email is Thank you.

Smashwords Interview

How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Browsing by categories that interest me.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Hiking in the mountains or international travel.
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Young Mary Shelley: Struggling with Death while Bringing Life to Frankenstein
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,930. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Romance » Historical
This is an inspirational story of a young woman without formal education who received no encouragement from her parents, lived at a time repressive to women (even Jane Austen did not put her name on Sense and Sensibility or Pride and Prejudice in fear they would not be published). Yet, by age eighteen, Mary Shelley completed a novel featuring what would become the best-known monster of all time.
International Affairs: A Young Reporter is Lured into Investigating Tyrants
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,310. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Katarina has been down on her luck then in a chance meeting she lands a job as a reporter and is assigned to investigate how tyrants are taking over democracies world-wide. A tough undertaking, especially for her first assignment. Little does she know, the Editor-in-Chief has given her this “impossible” assignment so she will fail and, therefore, quickly resign.

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