Vincent Bernhardt


Vince Bernhardt is a futurist, app developer, humorist and writer. His apps are designed to make the digital world more accessible and humorous; his books try to do the same for the real world.

Some of his interests include economics, technology, life's surprises, and reading. He might believe in UFOs, except he isn't sure what they are. He does believe in unicorns.

In his free time, Vince creates other worlds, both by writing and by enjoying video games with his lovely wife and his collection of charming children. He lives in Texas and blogs at o-dark-thirty.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
Though I admire a lot of authors, David Gemmell remains my favorite. Druss the Legend is an awesome book, but all his books are outstanding. Tolkien, of course, is high on my list.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I play computer games. I backed a number of game developers on Kickstarter and I play through most of those. I am currently playing the new version of Leisure Suit Larry, and I anxiously await the release of Wastelands 2. Besides computer games, I do write some apps for iOS and Droid, but I'm usually pretty far behind on those. And there's our garden... We have lovely plants - really, our tomato plants are over five feet tall and no tomatoes! What's with that?
And I read, of course...
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Where to find Vincent Bernhardt online

Where to buy in print


Seductive Murder
Price: Free! Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A business trip cut short in an intimate moment. Heart attack? Well, yes, but... This is a short story, intended for mature audiences. Others need not apply.
Print Your Own Booklet Using Microsoft Word
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Office productivity applications, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Ever want to be an author? Turn your Word document into a booklet without any added expense. Take your Word document and turn it into a professional-looking booklet. This book covers all you need to know. If you ever wanted to publish your own work, this is a great way to start.
Psychic Toll Call
Price: Free! Words: 1,120. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
The call woke Frank in the early morning hours. The sultry voice offered him a better life, but at what cost?
Safari in the Mist: A Von Crapp Brothers Tale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,810. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
The von Crapp Brothers, Adventurers, embark on a Safari into the heart of the Congo, searching for the People of the Mist. Once they find them, will they be able to leave?
My Mother-in-law Misadventures
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,350. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire » Topic / relationships, Nonfiction » History » Social history
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
In his usual tongue-in-cheek style Vince writes about the years of living with his Mother-in-law. Some are poignant, some are outlandish and all of them will make you smile. His last chapter gives details of when his mother-in-law was a young woman, fleeing the Nazis in WWII.
Preparing for the Fiscal Cliff
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,130. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Reference
What is the Fiscal Cliff? What can you do, as an individual, to protect yourself from some of the effects of the Fiscal Cliff? We review what it is, and what you can do.

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Smashwords book reviews by Vincent Bernhardt

  • Smashwords Style Guide on May 24, 2013

    There is a lot to like about this book, and not just for Smashwords. Just the section on how to do links in Word was worth the price (well, it IS free). I did a page by page walkthrough on my first book and it worked flawlessly. For any writer out there, this is a must-have, even is you don't use Smashwords (and why is that, again?)
  • The Unsuspecting Mage: The Morcyth Saga Book One on May 24, 2013

    I'm a big science fiction and fantasy fan, and have been for over fifty years (yes, the sci-fi genre is that old). This book is not a bad book, but not outstanding in the fantasy genre. I did like the premise, though, as one reviewer said, there is a lack of tension in the book itself. The present tense style of writing didn't put me off from reading it, but didn't detract from the book, either. That's actually a positive note, since I think present tense is tough to pull off well. Overall, it's an okay book, and it's free, so you should at least give it a try. It might make you interested enough to get the next book, which is the author's thinking, I'm sure.
  • The Aurora City on May 29, 2013

    It's hard to write a good book. It's even harder to write one that is 112K words long and keep the reader happy until the end. That's exactly what E.R. Mason does. The pace of the book is superb; the very few times I felt things slowing down, felt myself losing a little interest, the author spiked the story and I was back in the middle of it. I plan to read the rest of Mr. Mason's book. I suspect I will enjoy them all immensely. Keep an eye open for further reviews...