H.J. Ted Gresham


I am a writer and home parent currently living in Lufkin, TX. I've been a home parent for 13 years. I'm somewhat disabled with limited mobility. I'm still perfectly able to write and travel when I have the opportunity.

My objectives are to write and publish more material, primarily fiction. I'm very good with dialog. I have a number of ideas and partial works I plan on finishing in the next few months.

Over many years, since the early 80's, I have been writing something or another. My writing skills were put to good use in several jobs I've had, especially as a caseworker for the Texas Department of Human Services.

After becoming a stay at home parent with several foster children I began to write and seek out publishing opportunities. I wrote for an online publication reporting on Texas Worker's Compensation rules when the legislature was reworking them. I wrote many articles published on TexasExplorer.com. And I've had assorted articles online around the web.

I have completed and self-published three books. I have several other manuscripts which I will be working on and publishing.

I am an excellent writer, very well at writing dialog. I have over twenty years experience at computers.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I have been writing for close to four decades. My writing would probably fill a library. There's no way I could remember the first one. I have stories scattered over computer hard drives going back to my old IBM Clone I have in storage. There's stories in files I wrote before the days of the PC. I have a few dozen old stories on this computer I'm hoping to polish off and publish.
What is your writing process?
I don't work with an outline or much of a plan most of the time. I just start typing and then let the story tell itself. Of course I've done research for the nonfiction I've written. I tend to keep most of my research. The key to a good finished story is ruthless editing.
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The Hurting Place
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,450. Language: American English. Published: April 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
George likes being dead. When he wakes up a bottle of Gin takes him back to being dead. But leave it to a kid. One day, without any warning, this half-grown kid named Pug walks into George's old bait stand and convenience store. For George, it's all over. Pug wakes George up and passes on the only thing the boy has of value: Hope. And all because of a patch of woods called The Hurting Place.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 112,700. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Richard Cleveland didn't believe UFOs, aliens, certainly not abductions... until a dark night under ominous skies on a farm road north of Dallas, Texas. Now, he doesn't just "believe," he knows. But how can he accept them? His co-worker, Laura Bright, has known about them, for a very long time. But who can she tell? Follow their story, discover what really goes on beyond our knowing.
The New Republic of Texas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 160,170. Language: American English. Published: April 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Hank Pennington was happy being a rancher until a mysterious man named Paul Anderson showed up one day with proof that the United States government had fallen under the control of a dangerous and mysterious cabal. There was only one way to save Texas: Secession. Hank took up the task and would not stop until the Republic of Texas once again stood free among the nations of the world.

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