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Lost and Escape

Posted by l_smith21 on March 12, 2016 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

I'm really bad at keeping this updated - sorry. 

But news just in and news from a while ago - I have a newish short film and a new story available on the intenet for you all!
So, first the old news:

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My short film lost is up and even managed to get an influx of views before the new year! You can also view the bloopers and the trailer at 

In more recent news, I uploaded my next novel, Escape, you can download a free e-version from the my books tab at the top of the page, its not as great as I'd like it to be, but its free, so..!

The Infinity Path

Posted by l_smith21 on June 7, 2015 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (0)

I've had writer's block for a really long time now, but I in that time where words haven't been particularly forthcoming, I haven't been sat idle, all the things that I've learned (admittedly, not many) about film making from the short courses and the many painfully terrible youtube videos I've been uploading and made a short film! 

It's called the Inifinity Path and it isn't brilliant, it isn't perfect, but it does exist and that is good enough for me right now! I'm now planning my next production, which I am hoping is going to be bigger and better!

Even so, check it out below!

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Body Posi Talk - episode one

Posted by l_smith21 on June 7, 2015 at 12:15 PM Comments comments (0)

So... You might have noticed that I YouTube now, well, like the ultimate youtuber that I am, I appeared in a collaboration with my friend Sophie, who has a very cool project going on at the moment to promote body positivity, the outcome was the first episode of Body Posi Talk, in which I hope I was vaguely intelligent sounding! 
The video that Sophie and I then made for my channel will be appearing at some point in the future... 

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Funky Jack Bonkins Nocturnal Detective Agency

Posted by l_smith21 on November 6, 2014 at 5:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Many moons ago, myself and my good friend Chris Loveder decided to sit down and write a novel together, the result is Funky Jack Bonkins Nocturnal Detective Agency, a silly, paranormal, supernatural, detective novel with many bizarre twists and turns!
It's available now!
Just head to the My Books page to find out more!

New Covers!

Posted by l_smith21 on August 25, 2014 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

As it's the bank holiday and all, it seems as good a time as any to unleash some new covers on you!

Lucy in Love has a brand new cover and now looks like this! 

As much as I liked the old one, I am super happy with this one as I think it gives more of an idea of what the story is about! 

There is also a new cover for Book of Secrets. 
The original cover was the one I made years ago when I first had the idea for the story using Microsoft Paint (I know) so, it was about time it got an upgrade!

News done! Now, as you were! 

Losing Kit

Posted by l_smith21 on August 12, 2014 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

My new book, Losing Kit, is now out!
After much deliberation, many thanks to the people of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr who helped me pick a cover for this! It was closely fought between the three options. 
This story is the product of seeing Kit Harrington's face, Matt Bomer and Mark Ruffalo being incredible in Normal Heart, the way Jensen Ackles says Misha in the French Mistake and listening to the Smiths greatest hits on repeat.
I hope you enjoy it! 

Happy 1st Anniversary to Harley's Angels!

Posted by l_smith21 on July 6, 2014 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

It's been a year since Harley's Angels was released in paperback and on kindle!

The Death of Indigo Rose!

Posted by l_smith21 on May 3, 2014 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The Death of Indigo Rose is now out as a free download!
It's my first attempt at writing a WhoDunIt and it's something I am a little nervous about, so if you fancy a free book, why not download it and let me know how to improve for next time!
Just click the my books tab at the top of the page to download!

Goodbye 2013!

Posted by l_smith21 on January 11, 2014 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

2013 was certainly an interesting year, I released a book and I ended up having two short stories in the top fifty downloads of the year with etherbooks! 

On Reviews and collaborations

Posted by l_smith21 on November 3, 2013 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)


It's been a while, I am very sorry about that but you know, life is sort of busy at the moment!
I've been working on a couple of collaborations of late, the first is for a children's series which includes myself, an artist and a producer and the second, a story about a detective agency with my writer pal, Chris Loveder, the second of which is this year's NaNoWrimo entry. 
Collaborating is a funny business, it's not something I've ever done before and it's been a real learning curve. 
I'm used to working alone, I think it's because I'm rather antisocial, like Tony Stark, I don't play well with others. However, unlike Tony Stark, my ventures into working with people didn't end with a huge alien attack on New York. 
The children's stories were particularly hard, especially when you're given a brief and you have to stick to it, trying to be creative while you're telling someone elses story was probably the most difficult thing I've ever done, it was so restrictive. I felt like I couldn't possibly add anything to the characters or come up with any canon of my own, just in case I upset the people who's stories I was putting words to. I found it to be really restrictive and it's not something that I think I can do again, or at least if I do, I'd want a bit more input into the whole, coming up with ideas thing. 
The detective collab with Chris is much easier, because we're working together. We both have full control of the story and we're writing it together with lots of communication and I think that's the way that collabs are supposed to go, with an equal amount of input.
It's certainly going much faster than the writing of the kids series did! 

So, that's where I've been lately, 
It's meant that I haven't had chance to write about all the awesome reviews I've been getting about Harley's Angels and Lucy in Love recently! I never really know how to accept praise, it feels weird but in a good way to read all these lovely things that are being said about things that I've written. So, I just wanted to make a quick note to say thank you and to ramble about the things I've been up to. Look out for Funky Jack Bonkins' Nocturnal Detective Agency coming soon.