Biographies and memoirs from the authors and publishers at Smashwords.  Enjoy!

In Pursuit of Knowledge by Sher M. Khan In Pursuit of Knowledge by Jan. 24, 2017 $4.00 132016 words Sample 10%
Born a humble village boy in Pakistan's Swat Valley, Sher Khan had the curiosity, the intelligence and the determination to succeed in a career in medicine, becoming a senior registrar in a UK hospital. Sensitive, wide-ranging and often very funny, Sher's story portrays the life of a wise and kind man - a village boy who became a world traveller.
Mr. Germany, Mr. Europe, Mr. Universe And Mr. America Ben Huellen Raw, The Good, The Bad And Certainly The Ugly. by Ben Huellen Mr. Germany, Mr. Europe, Mr. Universe And Mr. America Ben Huellen Raw, The Good, The Bad And Certainly The Ugly. by Jan. 23, 2017 $4.99 89258 words Sample 10%
The wild life story of Ben Huellen the Person and Bodybuilder. If you like funny, drama, chaos, fist fights, danger, crazy sex stories and even more crazy Women and of course Bodybuilding then this book is a must read for you !
Murder and Menace: Riveting True Crime Tales (Vol. 3) by R. Barri Flowers Murder and Menace: Riveting True Crime Tales (Vol. 3) by Jan. 23, 2017 $3.99 47067 words Sample 20%
R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and bestselling author of Serial Killers & Prostitutes and The Sex Slave Murders, brings together six of his best previously published true crime stories in this captivating third volume of Murder and Menace: Riveting True Crime Tales.
Not By Might Nor By Power: The Great Commission by Roger Sachs Not By Might Nor By Power: The Great Commission by Jan. 23, 2017 $7.99 83695 words Sample 20%
Not by Might, Nor by Power is the authorized biographical series of Lonnie Frisbee, an evangelist, missionary, and the original “hippy preacher” of the early 1970s Jesus People Revival.
Kersfees op Wonderfontein. Sketse oor vergange se dae by Gerrit Olivier Kersfees op Wonderfontein. Sketse oor vergange se dae by Jan. 23, 2017 $3.99 36924 words Sample 15%
Dit teken ‘n landelike kontrei waar die skrywer sy gelukkige kindertyd deurgebring het, spesifiek by ‘n sendingstasie in die Noord-Transvaalse Bosveld. Daar ontmoet ons die mense, dikwels die karakters, in hulle uniekheid, beleef ons die avonture en waarnemings van ‘n optekenaar soos min.
Recollections from the 9 Mile Peg by David Alexander Recollections from the 9 Mile Peg by Jan. 22, 2017 $1.00 8819 words Sample 5%
The author has drawn on his experiences of life on a dairy farm in the Waikato province in New Zealand through the ages of 9 to 16. There are four short stories entitled: "The Championship, Mick, Haymaking and College." David Alexander has 2 other works on Smashwords: "Jonathon Golden Eagle and the Lieutenant" and a short story, "Checkpoint Charlie."
Who Will Kill the Spiders? by Margie Pezdirtz Who Will Kill the Spiders? by Jan. 22, 2017 $2.99 79098 words Sample 9%
Sometimes life, as we have known it, comes to a screeching halt through circumstances that we have no control over. Who Will Kill the Spiders is the story of a couple who are faced with overwhelming life changes due to a sudden health crisis. You will experience deep emotion as they move from being people running to catch airplanes into the throes of medical captivity. There is hope.
How God Prepared Us... And We Didn't Even Know It by Tony Beck How God Prepared Us... And We Didn't Even Know It by Jan. 22, 2017 $5.99 107914 words Sample 20%
How God Prepared Us...And We Didn't Even Know It is the story of one family's journey that will amuse you and inspire you, and maybe even bring back your own memories.
Café et chocolat by Michele Laframboise Café et chocolat by Jan. 21, 2017 $0.99 4163 words Sample 10%
Lors d'un voyage en train, une écrivaine observe deux chevaux bruns broutant dans une petit espace. Elle ignore tout de ces bêtes, mais elle s'y attache, les baptisant Café et Chocolat.
Coffee and Chocolate by Michele Laframboise Coffee and Chocolate by Jan. 21, 2017 $0.99 4008 words Sample 10%
A passenger on board a fast-moving train glimpses a couple of brown horses in an unkempt field. She wonders if they are neglected or loved by their owner. A short but haunting true story by Michèle Laframboise, Canadian multi-award winner author.
To Paris, Venice and Rome by Justene Musin To Paris, Venice and Rome by Jan. 21, 2017 $2.99 54269 words Sample 10%
I had to get out of New Zealand. I had to go somewhere far, far away. Paris was my first stop. Then Venice. Then Rome. I mostly travelled alone, meeting with old and new friends along the way. I encountered the magnificent sights, observed the French and Italian culture, lived through unexpected moments and tried to figure out my future.
The Barrel Murder April 17, 1903 The Mafia and Counterfeiting in New York City by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr The Barrel Murder April 17, 1903 The Mafia and Counterfeiting in New York City by Jan. 20, 2017 $2.99 2925 words Sample 5%
Benedetto Madonia was dispatched from Buffalo to Pittsburgh by the Morello gang in February 1903. He was sent there to assist three counterfeiters who had been arrested and convicted only weeks before. After Madonia was murdered New York City Police detectives discovered letters written between the slain man and Giuseppe Morello the head of a counterfeiting ring. The notes led to numerous arrests.
The Life and Times of the Great Danbury State Fair by John H. Stetson The Life and Times of the Great Danbury State Fair by Jan. 20, 2017 $14.99 94081 words Sample 15%
Western Connecticut consists of a rich mixture of culture, history, sport, ingenuity and agriculture and the Danbury Fair drank deeply from its roots. Under the unique influence of John W. Leahy, the last owner and general manager of the Fair, it grew into much more, while remaining true to its unique heritage. His story is captivating, as shared here by those who knew him best.
From Both Sides Now: One Woman's to Love and Living Life to Its Fullest by Alexus Sheppard From Both Sides Now: One Woman's to Love and Living Life to Its Fullest by Jan. 19, 2017 $7.95 70832 words Sample 20%
What do you do when you realize at middle age that your entire life has been a lie? Allen struggled deeply with this very question, but what he didn’t realize was that the answers were already inside him. The answers dwelled in his feminine self that had been repressed since childhood in the form of the woman he would become: Alexus Sheppard. This is her story.
My Life With Death by David J. VanBuskirk My Life With Death by Jan. 19, 2017 $9.99 96733 words Sample 15%
True life memories of an accidental undertaker's journey of thirty two years.
Lair by Billy Oxkidd Lair by Jan. 19, 2017 $2.49 17550 words Sample 28%
Youthful Hugh Lorry, psychologically wounded, ten years societal isolated from full societal membership, no path back existing, Hugh Lorry endlessly searching Bright Light Venues for that which cannot exist for him, superficial comradely, waiting upon fate's gifting of "My Girl" into Hugh Lorry's broken beaten life.
The Mountain: A Journey in Time, Truth, and Love by James Sherman The Mountain: A Journey in Time, Truth, and Love by Jan. 18, 2017 $2.99 50945 words Sample 9%
This period of time called life, whether experienced with or without truth, is difficult. Dealing with time can be taxing, especially in the absence of truth. Dealing with others, while living in a fog, is even more stressful. James S. Sherman awoke with the mind of an 8 year old living in the body of a 70 year old. Encephalitis, simply put, is inflammation of the brain.
Principles Hepatic Cirrhosis by Billy Oxkidd Principles Hepatic Cirrhosis by Jan. 18, 2017 $3.49 23308 words Sample 25%
Hugh Lorry's personally developed effective Control Protocol understandings of Alcohol Induced Hepatic Cirrhosis for control of Hugh Lorry own four decades tenure liver cirrhosis manifestation, Cirrhosis knowledge never otherwise available to Hugh Lorry.
Pigeon Man by Jim Emerton Pigeon Man by Jan. 18, 2017 $4.00 127873 words Sample 10%
Jim Emerton bred and raced birds for 40 years and had birds return to the loft from as far as 879 miles away. Now in retirement from active racing, he devotes his time and energies to sharing his experiences and his expertise with the rest of the fancy. Here in one volume is a collection of his thoughts about pigeons and pigeon racing.
George Michael - Celebrity Biographies by Matt Green George Michael - Celebrity Biographies by Jan. 18, 2017 $3.99 6888 words Sample 20%
Ever wondered how George Michael rose to stardom? George Michael is an icon of popular music in the modern world since he first appeared on MTV in torn jeans and a leather jacket. He is considered a singer, songwriter and producer of the highest caliber. He is best known for his work in the 1980’s and 90’s which started with the pop duo Wham! and eventually moved towards superstardom.
Voices From Subsistence Marketplaces by Madhu Viswanathan Voices From Subsistence Marketplaces by Jan. 17, 2017 $4.95 37491 words Sample 20%
Within these pages you will find the stories of others. Specifically, those brought up in India's subsistence marketplaces. Places of poverty, struggle, brilliance, ingenuity, and bold character. Explore the minds of the 13 individuals as we bring them to life through the dictation of their stories. Discover another life and understand the beauty and challenges it holds.
Inglewood Skate Rats by Gayton Hagglund Inglewood Skate Rats by Jan. 16, 2017 $3.99 59529 words Sample 15%
Inglewood Skate Rats is a book of skateboarding inspired memoirs depicting life in the ghetto when skateboarding was young.
ngo by R.C. Bradbury ngo by Jan. 16, 2017 $3.99 86032 words Sample 20%
The story, the narrative written in this book is based on a life and experience living in the Sudan closely working alongside these ngo organisations. scf, oxfam, msf, unhcr, concern, goal, wfp. fao, un. band aid
A Tribute to My Guru by Hiranya Borah A Tribute to My Guru by Jan. 16, 2017 Free! 3073 words Sample 20%
He was one of the sincerest sir I had come across in my life. For sir, students are the members of his extended family. Mrs. Dutta madam was a perfect folly of our Dutta sir reminding the students of Guru and Gurumata saga of Indian mythology.
Murder and Menace: Riveting True Crime Tales (Vol. 2) by R. Barri Flowers Murder and Menace: Riveting True Crime Tales (Vol. 2) by Jan. 15, 2017 $3.99 48353 words Sample 20%
R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and the bestselling author of Serial Killers & Prostitutes and The Sex Slave Murders, brings together seven of his best previously published true crime stories in this captivating second volume of Murder and Menace: Riveting True Crime Tales.
Alexander Hamilton – A Short Biography by Doug West Alexander Hamilton – A Short Biography by Jan. 15, 2017 $2.99 8651 words Sample 20%
Alexander Hamilton, born in the British West Indies, was an outsider from the very beginning. From his humble beginning he became one of the founding fathers of America.
Pearland Houses:  My Opinion by Richard Lighthouse Pearland Houses: My Opinion by Jan. 14, 2017 Free! 759 words Sample 20%
Rev. 2A - In the same manner that reviews of products and books are presented on amazon and other web sites, everyone in our country may express an opinion on something. In this short ebook, I am expressing my opinion on houses. There are 56 real estate property listings on County Road 831 in Pearland, and of these, there are a small number of houses that I do not like. This is my opinion.
Third Party Voices by Travis Breeding Third Party Voices by Jan. 14, 2017 $0.99 10964 words Sample 15%
Travis describes a life torn from reality where third party voices control you. They try to influence your ever decision and action. Auditory and visual hallucinations complicate his daily life and cause simple tasks like waking up and showering to be a hundred times more challenging for him than the average person. Travis shares his journey with schizophrenia and defeating the third-party voices.
Two Sides by Angela Hope Two Sides by Jan. 14, 2017 $2.99 7079 words
Sometimes it helps to write things down, when I've done that I feel vindicated. But the pain comes back and makes me feel sick. Not physical pain more mental anguish.
Tales of Titans: From the Renaissance to the Electro/Atomic Age, Vol. 2 by Rich DiSilvio Tales of Titans: From the Renaissance to the Electro/Atomic Age, Vol. 2 by Jan. 14, 2017 $2.99 41942 words Sample 20%
Tales of Titans, by award-winning author Rich DiSilvio, brings great historical figures to life with concise yet compelling essays, coupled with engaging narratives that enlighten readers to the miraculous deeds, or deplorable actions, of numerous titans who have shaped our world in various ways.
ME! Anecdotal Evidence That I Existed by Dan Reed ME! Anecdotal Evidence That I Existed by Jan. 14, 2017 $9.99 131108 words Sample 15%
Memoirs: You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll understand what wetting the bed until age 27 does to a man. Dan Reed takes you on his personal life journey of over 70 years and three marriages––over 50 jobs––over 50 residential moves in five states. Stuff you never thought you would want to hear about. Homemade songs and some old jokes tossed in for good measure. It's different; but then so is Dan. Pete
My Best Stories in Smashwords by Mario V. Farina My Best Stories in Smashwords by Jan. 13, 2017 Free! 1173 words Sample 20%
The author of this book has authored about 250 stories and articles that have been published in Smashwords. A prospective reader might not know where to begin. This book may serve as a guide to them. The author believes his best stories have been Wife For A Day, Who's Shirley, Remembering the Anniversary, You Need to be Watched, What Do We Do Now, and seven more as detailed in this e-book.
Third Party Voices by Travis Breeding Third Party Voices by Jan. 13, 2017 $0.99 10964 words Sample 15%
Travis describes a life torn from reality where third party voices control you. They try to influence your ever decision and action. Auditory and visual hallucinations complicate his daily life and cause simple tasks like waking up and showering to be a hundred times more challenging for him than the average person. Travis shares his journey with schizophrenia and defeating the third party voices.
Stories from Lake Como by Paul Wright Stories from Lake Como by Jan. 13, 2017 Free! 17972 words Sample 20%
A fascinating glimpse into the stories by English artist Paul Wright, written about his life and work in his adopted home by Italy's beautiful Lake Como
El Gobierno de Horacio Vasquez by Eduardo J Tejera El Gobierno de Horacio Vasquez by Jan. 13, 2017 $3.99 80188 words Sample 10%
Este libro aspira a describir y analizar el Gobierno del General Horacio Vásquez del período de 1924 al 1930. Horacio Vásquez fue tres veces presidente de la República Dominicana.
I Really Don't Have A Title For This by Josh B. I Really Don't Have A Title For This by Jan. 13, 2017 You set the price! 625 words Sample 20%
This is just a short story about a select few things I have learned over a few months
A Dog to Give Away by Dr. David Perrin A Dog to Give Away by Jan. 13, 2017 $3.99 23191 words Sample 15%
Dr. Dave returns once again with his (mostly true) story of Lug, the stray German Shepherd who was to become his trusted and loyal companion. Fans of the Countr Vet Series will know Lug as a character, but no one has heard Lug’s full story — until now. Note: This is a stand alone book. Though it contains characters from the Country Vet Series, new readers are more than welcome.
Six Car Lengths Behind an Elephant: Undercover & Overwhelmed as a CIA Wife and Mother by Lillian McCloy Six Car Lengths Behind an Elephant: Undercover & Overwhelmed as a CIA Wife and Mother by Jan. 13, 2017 $6.99 77038 words Sample 5%
"Six Car Lengths Behind an Elephant by Lillian McCloy is an engrossing, decades-long memoir of foreign life under deep cover for the CIA. McCloy reveals the intrigue, danger, and humor of clandestine life in her thoroughly entertaining account of a CIA family's nomadic lifestyle."- Alan B. Trabue, CIA (Ret.), author of A Life of Lies and Spies
Albert Anastasia Puts Tough Joe Amberg On The Spot Brooklyn, New York September 30, 1935 by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Albert Anastasia Puts Tough Joe Amberg On The Spot Brooklyn, New York September 30, 1935 by Jan. 12, 2017 $2.99 2550 words Sample 5%
Restaurateur Louis Capone was electrocuted on March 4, 1944, the same evening that garment industry racketeer Louis Lepke Buchalter was put do death at Sing Sing Prison. The two men went to the electric chair for murdering Brooklyn teamster and confectioner Joe Rosen. Some time later Capone was held for the murder of Joseph Amberg a Brooklyn Mafioso. He claimed to have been at the race track.
Anguished by Ronny Herman de Jong Anguished by Jan. 12, 2017 $2.99 5935 words Sample 20%
In this haunting story of conspiracies and lies a daughter is being accused of planning to kill her defenseless old mother in a nursing home during her next visit.
Rich, Thin and Happy by Sharon Mitchell Rich, Thin and Happy by Jan. 12, 2017 $3.99 86734 words Sample 10%
“Rich, Thin and Happy” tells the story of Sharon Mitchell’s global journey of self-discovery, through which the secrets of health, wealth and wisdom unfolded before her. The answers for every woman are woven through this amazing story that takes place in some of the world’s most intriguing and exotic locations.
Four Decades through Thick & Thin – Musings of a Diplomat Part 4 – A Lone Tree in Gujarat by N Sreenivasan Four Decades through Thick & Thin – Musings of a Diplomat Part 4 – A Lone Tree in Gujarat by Jan. 12, 2017 Free! 7148 words Sample 40%
In this fourth volume of the series that is an autobiography based on the author's forty years with the Indian Foreign Service and its predecessor, the British Indian Foreign Service, his sole India posting in the Region Passport Office, Gujarat during the years 1984-85 takes on a special significance, with fighting against corruption and thoughts on being selfless and committed in public service.
Murder and Menace: Riveting True Crime Tales (Vol. 1) by R. Barri Flowers Murder and Menace: Riveting True Crime Tales (Vol. 1) by Jan. 11, 2017 $3.99 48913 words Sample 20%
R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and the bestselling author of Serial Killers & Prostitutes and The Sex Slave Murders, brings together some of his best previously published true crime stories in a single volume for the first time in this gripping collection.
Battlefront Cook in Egypt and Italy by Alet Gardner Battlefront Cook in Egypt and Italy by Jan. 11, 2017 $5.99 58152 words Sample 15%
The Second World War experiences of Danie de Jager, including his resourceful and innovative menus.
In the Hands of a Loving Father: Memoirs of faith, strength and victory by Hellen Pawlik In the Hands of a Loving Father: Memoirs of faith, strength and victory by Jan. 10, 2017 $9.99 42363 words Sample 5%
This book is about my journey to recovery during a painful period in my life and how God cured me of the 'incurable' disease called cancer.
Elon Musk: A Biography of Business, Success and Entrepreneurship (Tesla, SpaceX, Billionaire) by My Ebook Publishing House Elon Musk: A Biography of Business, Success and Entrepreneurship (Tesla, SpaceX, Billionaire) by Jan. 10, 2017 $2.99 7174 words Sample 20%
“If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.” (Elon Musk) Do you want to know what made Elon Musk so successful? Learn About The Billionaire Visionary Behind Tesla Motors and Paypal This book will offer you the most extensive introduction to Elon Musk. You are going to learn what made Elon Musk such a successful figure.
Michele by Mandy Boreskie Michele by Jan. 09, 2017 $16.97 24415 words Sample 30%
Your flaws make you who you are; don’t deny your imperfections, embrace them. This is the root of Mandy Boreskie's biographical tale which recounts her mother’s life and struggles with a very rare and deadly syndrome called “Sturge-Webbers”, as seen through multiple perspectives and the eyes of the one man who knew her best.
War of the Wills by Catherine McLeod War of the Wills by Jan. 08, 2017 $3.99 85911 words Sample 20%
"I've made a will giving you half of everything that I own and the other half to my daughter, Beryl" my dying partner Allen told me. Beryl was infuriated. "I want the Lot!" She stated. Both subtle and blatant intimidation tactics, delaying court action and suspected fraud were utilised to deny me my share of his estate. If you are a second or subsequent wife/partner this could happen to you!
If the Poor are on the Moon... The Work of Mother Teresa. by Richard Lung If the Poor are on the Moon... The Work of Mother Teresa. by Jan. 08, 2017 Free! 11734 words Sample 20%
The Work of Mother Teresa, to fulfill her mission of love, this play follows. Only the strongest devotion could endure such sustained hardships and manage such achievements for the care of the poor and neglected.
'Dear Wednesday…' Love Notes to the Days of the Week, Volume Three by Kevin J. O'Conner 'Dear Wednesday…' Love Notes to the Days of the Week, Volume Three by Jan. 07, 2017 $4.99 6640 words Sample 20%
The third year of Kevin J. O'Conner's love notes to the days of the week, a unique slant on the act of 'journaling'…