Greetings and salutations, Readers and Writers! My name is Rob Smales, and this is my website; a place for stories to be told and talked about, and for me to occasionally pat myself on the back for getting something published.
Here's how my site works:
If you'd like to read a little of my writing (published and un-) then click on the "My Words" tab above.
If you'd like to see my monthly posts about the trials and tribulations of starting out as a writer (and to see just what the hell I'm doing) then check out the "News".
If you'd like to ask a question, offer some encouragement, or even just say 'hi', hit me up on the "Your Words" tab up there.
And if you like short Horror, check out the Friday Frights page. I write weekly directed flash fiction for the DarkMedia City website, but you'll find it all right there: story after story, only about 1,000 words each.
Almost finally there's a tab up there that says "Where to Find Me". There you'll get cover art and story descriptions for everything I've had published so far (at least, everything I want to talk about in public) and links to help you find them. Some are for sale on Amazon, some can be found free in Ezines -- you'll have to check out the page to see which is which.
Last but not least there are the "Ten Minute Tales", a series of short podcasts I put out for Coffin Hop 2012. If you'd rather listen to a story than read it yourself, then these are for you. Six of my Friday Fright stories are voiced on that page, plus a seventh, extra story... that just happens to be a Halloween story I wrote for my son last year.
Please, wander about and see what you think. And remember: if you have any comments or suggestions (maybe even something you'd like me to add, or something to try writing) click on that "Your Words" tab and give me your words!
Now... go check it out!
Now Available from Post Mortem Press!
The Ghost IS The Machine: An Anthology of Steampunk Inspired Short Fiction
Featuring a story by Bram Stoker winning author Joe Hill, as well as my own story, Photo Finish.
-A picture is worth a thousand words -- no matter where that picture comes from!
Can Santa learn a lesson from the Savior?
Can a foreign exchange student help you see Christmas a little more clearly?
Do things really look better from a distance?
And just how many holiday ornaments does one woman need?
Get in the Christmas Spirit with Volume 2 of award-winning stories from LDS Publisher's 2010 and 2011 Christmas Story Contests!
Available now at Amazon!
Check out my Blog, where I post occasionally humorous stories based on my life as a mailman in a small New England town, being a writer, and what happens when you're the father of a very funny little boy...