BAD HARE BOOKS
I run my own publishing house for my work called Bad Hare Books. Initially, all titles are available as softbacks and digitally for the kindle. Sometimes there are even limited edition hardbacks but they tend to disappear the day they turn up. As time streaks its merry way across the universe, things sell out too so umm... sorry about that.
If you order any book/s directly from me here, they will arrive lovingly packaged (by me) in brown paper on a Saturday morning simply because there's nothing better than books arriving in the mail at the weekend.
Everything you need is on this page, links and all. You can also find all of my books, available or otherwise, on my page at amazon.
I don't think I left anything out:
FORTHCOMING RELEASES: MAY/JUNE 2018
SCENES FROM THE COFFEE HOUSE
[SOFTBACK • kindle]
Scenes From The Coffee House is a new format idea for me and it's taken far too long to figure out how to do it considering it's so simple.
Inside you'll find short stories (not all of them about coffee), travel writing, poetry and essays... you get the picture. In a nutshell, Coffee House is a collection of pieces I've written in notebooks, on my phone, in big hardback journals right across the board to things I found in the car written on the back of a receipt and boarding passes.
This little monster should be available sometime in June and marks my first substantial book for quite some time. Check back - there will be plenty of blogging about it when it's time to hit the production button, but as always, you could always just sign up to this newsletter here to get a notification.
Page count is still in that awkward TBC stage but it's not small and damn, I love this cover even if I say so myself.
THE MAN WHO LIVED AGAIN
The Man Who Lived Again is a short novel (based on the very short Iron Giant being called a 'novel') that tells the story of what might happen if everybody you had ever met was waiting for you 'somewhere else'.
Not 'you' in particular of course but in this instance a man known as James Barker. Here's the first paragraph for a little sneak at it:
"James Barker stumbled down the sandbank, arms windmilling like he was seven years old again but Barker was not seven. Barker had recently clipped eighty one. This was something he wanted to do one last time before his skeleton and whatever muscles he had left abandoned him forever. He hadn’t felt so alive in what? Thirty or forty years? He hardly even flinched when gravity proved itself the stronger force and pitched him face-first - mouth-first in fact - into the sand..."
I'm hoping this will be ready for release late May. Sign up to a newsletter type thing here to get a notification.
Cities Of The Dead
[KINDLE ONLY AT THE MOMENT]
The back cover reads like this:
In Cities Of The Dead, Siôn Smith, embraces what remains of the spirit of Jack Kerouac as he wanders with only what he can fit in his pockets through eight landmark cities in search of coffee, cigarettes and culture.
From Florence to New York, Paris to Warsaw, he digs up the road less travelled and finds – amongst many other curios – a mermaid who has been assaulted more times than she deserves, a rock star with a stolen head and a corporate accountant on a desperate quest to forget his wife. The result is a collection of lucid essays of a world distracted by the noise of its own making where few take the time to see what is actually happening beneath their nose.
Cities of the Dead is hard boiled travel writing for anybody who never wanted to read a guide book in the first place.
It's available for the kindle only right now as the damn thing sold out in its first run. You can find that kindle page right here.
The Day The Sky Fell Down
[SOFTBACK • KINDLE • IBOOKS]
Here's the back cover blurb:
The Day The Sky Fell Down is a collection of short stories in which Siôn Smith tackles the world with piercing observation and dark humour as he shares a collection of over forty short stories based on relationships, travelling and the folly of simply being alive.
Although I thought such a collection of stories might go down 'quite well' in the world, this has been my best-selling title so far and that warms my heart. If readers have considered it to be junk, they have been kind enough to lie to me, but I don't think that's the case.
When you get a review that runs thus: "It's not quite like anything I've ever read before", you know you're doing something right.
It's available worldwide through amazon in its original softback format and also for the kindle. If you're an iBooks user, you can find it in the iBookStore here. If you want a signed copy, that can be arranged too - scroll down for the email button at the bottom and drop me a note.
SOLD OUT FOREVER AND EVER:
BLACK DYE WHITE NOISE
Black Dye White Noise consists of all the interviews I ever did with rock musicians for a magazine I ran back in the mid 2000's called BURN, which morphed into a magazine called ZERO for a while, before it morphed back into BURN again, whereby it promptly burst into flames.
It's currently unavailable in any format at all but once I'm settled in here, I'll make some tweaks to make it worth being published again and get it out into the world digitally.
If you're curious about what's inside, there are interviews with Alice Cooper, Paul Stanley, Slash, Geoff Tate, Rob Zombie, Dee Snider, Claudio Sanchez and a few random people I bumped into along the way like Dave McKean, Grant Morrison and Neil Gaiman... just because I could.
If you're insanely desperate for such a thing on your shelf, drop me an email because I might have two lonely copies left in a old wooden trunk. There are even pictures inside.
A SHORT, BUT NOT TOO SHORT,
SLICE OF E-FICTION
THE ETERNITY RING
The Eternity Ring is a short novel... and I based this fact on The Iron Giant being called a 'novel' too despite clocking in at less than 10,000 words.
What's it about? I believe the tag-line calls it "A story about forever".
It's a digital only e-book and you can download it here for your kindle.