Stephen Brown

Biography

Author, artist, Reiki healer and horse trainer, Stephen Brown is a lover of Creativity in all its guises. His writing is varied, from fantasy, sci-fi and other novels, to poetry and haiku. He likes to be both deep and thought-provoking as well as humorous and nonsensical at the same time - in no way does he see the two things as contradictory. He writes for the sheer pleasure of it, but admits that if he can make a buck or two... well, that's fine too!

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Primarily entertainment, and to unleash the power of the imagination! Sometimes (depending on the type of book) there may be something in particular I wish to express, an issue to hop up onto my soapbox about, but more often it is the sheer joy of creativity. The act of putting the imagery I have in my mind into words so that other people will be able to see and sense the same thing and be entertained by it. Brilliant.
What are you working on next?
Another fantasy novel based in the same world as The Greater Good, as well a couple of Sci-fi ideas, one of which is a space detective, across between James Bond and Judge Dredd! Not quite sure exactly how he's going to develop just yet. I might sneak out a few shorts with the main character to test the water as I crack on with the novel.
I do tend to have loads of projects on the go at any given time, until eventually I reach a critical point and have to dive into one of them exclusively until it is finished. But in between the major projects I find something completely different helps refresh my batteries - the two novellas 'Agilka' and 'The Night of the Fuath' are both good examples of this.
And then it's back to the grindstone...
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Books

Shaitan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,570. Language: British English. Published: March 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
After a terrorist attack on a busy airport, a repentant suicide bomber is interviewed by an MI5 handler. All author proceeds from this short story will be donated to the Rode Kruis charity in Belgium.
On The Road Again
Series: Moments in Rhyme, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,900. Language: British English. Published: March 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author, Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
The next installment in the poetic life of Stephen Brown, this sixth in the series contains the three short volumes: Moving Again, Four Floors Up and Two Cities. Roads contains the usual eclectic mix featuring titles such as: Flotsam, Empty House Blues, A Snail in Two Cities and Questions That Smells Bring to Mind. Who says poetry is dead?
Those Distant Shores
Series: Moments in Rhyme, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,920. Language: British English. Published: March 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author, Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
Three more collections from the author upon his return from Australia, capturing roughly the next year of his life in verse. From Australia to Brighton, Holland to Belgium, Shores is a wonderful mixture of the melancholy and the ridiculous. With such titles as A Lovecraftian Ballad, Sufi Skinny Dipping and I Wonder If Gandhi Had a Dog, dip your toe in and pick a favourite.
Outback Dreaming
Series: Moments in Rhyme, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,460. Language: British English. Published: March 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
The second period of the author’s time in Australia was spent mainly in the Rainforests and the Outback, away from the more established tourist haunts of the Queensland coast. From comedy to despair (and back again) with titles such as The Red Centre, Flip-flops in the Night, and Leopard Skin Sheets, Outback Dreaming is one man’s growth through his experiences on the road.
The Lizard of Oz
Series: Moments in Rhyme, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,010. Language: British English. Published: February 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author, Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
Chronicling the first half of the author’s trip round Australia, this collection captures the various frames of mind he found himself in, from upbeat and excitable (Maud, Fighting with Giants) to the more thoughtful and pensive (Dingo, Keep on Dancing). You might think there are no icebergs Down Under, but seen through the author’s eyes, you will realize that Lizard is merely the tip of one...
Mengeling
Series: Moments in Rhyme, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,690. Language: British English. Published: February 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Less a collection, more a disparate group of individual poems all drawn together into one bubbling pot. From the ridiculous Bilgeby Sprite to the deeply introspective Waking Up, the poems in Mengeling offer a slightly more personal glimpse into the writer’s psyche.
Songs From A Wooden House
Series: Moments in Rhyme, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,780. Language: British English. Published: February 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A collection of more than forty poems providing light-hearted amusement and thought-provoking distractions for people in all walks of life. Titles such as The Tribulations of a Hungry Buddhist Spider and Desert Island Vegetables can be read anywhere at any time, and whether you prefer the utterly absurd or something deeper, there will be something in Songs for all but the blackest of souls...
The Night of the Fuath
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,670. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Professor Jeremy Saddleworth is immediately intrigued by an enigmatic tooth he is given - a shark’s tooth in the middle of the New Forest? That’s not possible. As he tries to discover its origins though, his life is shattered as events spiral out of control threatening his reputation, his sanity and the very lives of all those around him. Celtic horror under the light of a cold full moon A novella
Stalking the Shadows
Price: Free! Words: 30,390. Language: British English. Published: July 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(5.00)
An assassination attempt is made on the Burghermeister of Werpenstad, leaving the city stunned and in shock. As the atrocities continue it is up to Vice-mayor Karl Kreigel to take the reins of the Stad, but can the rumours of inhuman monsters stalking the sewers be believed, or are they simply the fears of a frightened populace and the ravings of a madman? A fantasy novella.
The Greater Good
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 213,260. Language: British English. Published: July 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
An assassination attempt on the Burghermeister of Werpenstad sends Vice-mayor Karl Kreigel headlong into a desperate battle to save his Stad. Facing a heretical cult, an insidious, secretive race of rat-men and the violently deranged Jaegers of the Holy Order, he is beset from all sides in his attempts to stop the Stad from being torn apart. A dark and violent tale of murder, intrigue and betrayal
Agilka
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,380. Language: British English. Published: April 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » General
(4.00)
The definitive proof - we are not alone. In November 2014 the European Space Agency landed a scientific module on comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko to great acclaim. Barely two days later it was lost, due to power failure they said... Eighteen years on and the much criticized return mission is due to touch down, but just why did they go back? What secrets does comet 67P hold? A novella.
The Way of Ghee
Price: Free! Words: 9,390. Language: British English. Published: August 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Inspirational
(4.25)
One man’s spiritual quest leads him to a mysterious guru high up in the Himalayas, a man who is rumoured to be able to show the way to Enlightenment - but only to those who are ready to embrace it. A short story.
Corazon
Series: The Cripplesby Diaries, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 130,390. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Why would a gang of poachers rip the hearts out of one animal from every continent and take them all to Mexico? Geeza Vermies badly wants to find out and, teaming up with Elliot again, is right behind them! But stumbling into a plot to bring back the Aztec Gods wasn’t part of the plan – was it? And what on earth is Father Sadfael doing there? It’s all looking set to get messy, down Mexico way!
McRoots
Series: The Cripplesby Diaries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,260. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Somewhere in Africa an age-old demon is stirring, and if it is not stopped a wave of hate and destruction will engulf us all. Step forward Elliot and Geeza! In an epic plot, our heroes must contend with mystifying hieroglyphs, pumpkin-headed goons, hairy black caterpillars, aliens, sunburn and so much more! Can they save the World? And what’s all this about the pyramids being built by Scotsmen...?
Bread
Series: The Cripplesby Diaries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 84,690. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A man obsessed with Scotland, a Shamanic Detective and a monk displaced through time must all try to stop a madman from taking over the world. Chasing from London to Africa, Texas to Canada, can our heroes stop him in time to prevent a global financial meltdown? Stock market thugs, Kenyan car races, hallucinogenic trips, the SAS, and a talking moose all pull together to spin an amazing tale!

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Smashwords book reviews by Stephen Brown

  • Smashwords Style Guide on May 10, 2015

    Comprehensive and easy-to-follow guide - everything you need to know about publishing on Smashwords (but were afraid to ask). And for the fantastic price of... nothing, it's a must-have for any budding writer!