Travis West


Travis West is a writer, gamer and grammar enthusiast.

He studied English at Dalhousie University before moving to Toronto, Canada, where he currently resides with his wife, Sarah, and their cat, Novella.

When he isn’t penning novels and short stories, Travis is reading scary stories, watching old horror movies or hunting zombies.

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Eyes Like Marigolds
Price: Free! Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
A girl holds a gun to her head. She doesn't want to kill herself, but she knows she has to do it. It's for the greater good. It will keep what happened to her from happening to anyone else. It's how she will make a difference.
What Was Left
Price: Free! Words: 6,760. Language: Canadian English. Published: November 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror, Fiction » Horror » General
Valerie is on her own in a harsh and brutal future world, until she finally finds some allies she can trust. Now she'll do anything it takes to protect them, and to make sure she never ends up alone again.

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Smashwords book reviews by Travis West

  • Thunderlands on Dec. 09, 2014

    Stewart Bint's 'Thunderlands' is a study of human nature, even if all its characters aren’t, strictly speaking, human. The stories examine themes such as greed, lust, gluttony and plenty of other deadly sins, with a widely differing series of characters and settings. The book truly puts us, which is to say humanity, on trial for our offenses, in some cases literally. The book starts with the trial of Santa Clause and ends with the trial of a twitter bully (the two strongest stories in the collection). In both these examinations of societal evils the blame may be placed at the feet of an individual, but the stories show us that the issues are far more complex than the easy answers we’d like to assign them. In between are a series of enjoyable (and occasionally quite dark) stories that explore a wide variety of subjects. Many of them have an M.Night Shyamalan-style twist ending. Depending on your tolerance for ‘Gotcha!’ moments, your mileage may vary, but I found them to be fun and entertaining. This is a great collection of stories that explores a lot of important issues, without being too heavy-handed about its message.